How does it work?
R The Community Resource Database lists thousands of Long Island programs and services. All data has been provided by the organizations. Data is added and maintained by the CRD staff at Middle Country Public Library. Multiple index/subject terms are attached to each entry to aid the search effort using the
Info-Line Taxonomy of Human Services, the national standard for information and referral databases.
R You can select from the list of
Quick Search topics or you can go directly to the Advanced Search box. Quick Search topics are intended to give the user an idea of the kind of information included in the database. This is a new feature for the CRD and we will be adding more Quick Search topics on a regular basis.
R The Advanced Search gives you full search capability and allows you to search for a specific organization
(Agency Search), type of service (Subject
Search), or services within a specific community (Location
Search) but the most popular is the Keyword
You can enter one or more words in the Keyword search (start with one word and vary your searching by adding one or more words: cancer
g breast cancer g
breast cancer support groups). The CRD will search for those words within all the entries in the database. When you find something you are looking for, look at the subjects that have been listed for that entry and click on these subjects for similar services.
R Once you’ve got a list of programs and services, you can limit your search to a specific geographic area by clicking on “Limit Your Search” on the CRD toolbar.
“Where Agency is Located” .
A drop down box will permit you to select Suffolk or Nassau County, as well as any of the towns or villages within those counties. You can narrow your subject search to just those in the locations closest to you.
Similarly, you can search by
“Languages Spoken” to locate services where a specific language is spoken by the staff.