Of course, I am partial to prowling around this library, but did you know that your local Public Library offers free, yes FREE access to databases and eBooks?
The databases range from business to art to music to current newspapers. Libraries lend many popular eBooks for free (although you sometimes still have to wait for the popular ones due to licensing restrictions). All you need is a library card. You may need to go to the library to set up your account, but once you do, you never have to leave your couch or windowsill.
Check out a listing of links to Nassau County libraries or just Google your local library.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat
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