Research Resources


Click here for Research Databases provided by the Four County Library System and New York State. Databases includes magazines, journals, practice tests and more!


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CIA World Factbook Check here for detailed country reports.

Best Places
Sperling’s Best Places  Compare quality of life statistics for 3,000 U.S. cities.  Statistics include economy, housing, health, crime, education, climate, and transportation.

Universial Currency Converter

HESC New York State Higher Education Services Corporation
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Online New York Colleges

Internet Movie Database
TV Tome

How Far Is It?  Calculates the distance between any two places using U.S. and world cities. Maps show location of selected places and latitude and longitude.

MapQuest  View maps and driving directions in in Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

United Nations Maps

Historical Newspapers
Online Newspapers

World Clock
U.S. Time
Daylight Saving Time

Weights and Measures

New York State Government
FindLaw: State Resources: New York  Links to New York State Constitution, court opinions, bills, State Assembly and Senate, agencies, and resources

New York State Unified Court System Website of the New York State Court System.  Search for cases in all levels of the New York State Court System

New York Consolidated Laws  The full text of New York State’s laws!  Search by keyword or choose a title and search the chapter’s table of contents.

New York State Attorney General  Check here for consumer issues, doing business in New York, and family and child care.

New York State Homepage

Federal Government
Congressional Directory  The complete version of the Congressional Directory online.  A handbook of the United States government listing all members of the U.S. congress, committees, branches, departments, officials, and other information pertinent to the U.S. congress.  Also includes historical information.

FindLaw  One stop shopping for all of your government questions!  Search by state and find government resources for each state, including state constitutions, laws, and government officials.  In addition, search all federal cases, codes, and regulations, including up to date Supreme Court decisions, the U.S. constitution, and the federal register.

FirstGov The U.S. government’s official web portal!  Search government agencies by branch or the A-Z index.  Provides links to all departments and agencies of the federal government.   Looking for a government agency – stop here!

Thomas  Legislative information available to the public.  Check here for current congressional legislation, the Constitution and its amendments, and the legislative process.  Search by bill number or keyword to find legislation of interest.  Congressional records and committee reports are easily accessible.

United States Code

The Weather Channel
Better Business Bureau
Consumer Reports
Polk City Directory