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Databases


  • Academic Search Premier

    Academic Search Premier contains indexing for 8,025 publications, with full text for more than 4,500 of those titles.

  • Ancestry.com

    *Access available on library premises only!

    Answers await everyone—whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist or historian—inside the more than 7,000 available databases. Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

    Popular and recently added collections include:

    U.S. collections deliver hundreds of millions of names from sources such as federal and U.S. censuses; birth, death, and marriage records including the Social Security Death Index; and U.S. border crossing and trans-ocean ship records.

    Canadian collections provide nearly 60 million records from the Census of Canada, and key vital records, such as the Drouin Collection (1621-1967), which includes nearly 30 million baptism, marriage, and burial records from Quebec.

    U.K. collections offer censuses for England, Wales, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, and Scotland, with nearly 200 million records: Births and Baptisms (1834-1906), Marriage Licenses (1521-1869), Deaths and Burials (1834-1934), and Poor Law Records (1840-1938) in London, and more.

    Other international collections continue to grow with more than 46 million records from German censuses, vital records, emigration indexes, ship lists, phone directories, and more; Chinese surnames in the large and growing Jiapu Collection of Chinese lineage books; Jewish family history records from Eastern Europe and Russia; and more.

    Military collections deliver over 150 million records containing information often not found elsewhere and includes records from the colonial to the Vietnam era.

    Multimedia collections deliver millions of files ranging from family and gravestone photos to postcards and newsreels.

  • Brainfuse HelpNow

    Get free online homework help from one-on-one tutors, daily from 2pm–11pm.  Help is available for early elementary through high school grades, in core subject areas. Video content and other resources are also available 24 hours a day.

    Get live, virtual expert help with these subject areas:

    • Mathematics (including Basic Skills through Calculus II)
    • Science (including general through specialized topics like Organic Chemistry,
    • Physics, Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology)
    • Reading/Writing assignments
    • Social Studies (including Economics and Statistics)
    • Foreign Language Lab: Spanish
    • English as a Second Language
    • Writing and essay feedback and assistance
    • Academic Skills building

    More Resources available 24/7

    • Explore video content and other interactive tools for support with core concepts.
    • Online Writing Lab: Submit essays and other forms of writing for constructive feedback.
    • Homework Question Center: Submit homework questions for expert guidance.
  • Brainfuse JobNow

    Live, daily job assistance from 2pm-11pm, including up-to-date nation-wide and local job search engines, professional resume critique and proven interview techniques. Experience personalized career center seamlessly integrated with advanced virtual technology to help job seekers of diverse backgrounds and needs.

    • Resume Assistance: Prepare your resume with help from JobNow resources including resume templates; receive expert feedback via live interaction or the resume lab.
    • Prepare for Your Interview: Review interview tips and resources; connect with a job coach to practice interviewing.
    • Live Assistance Interact: with live tutors in math, science, reading, writing, history, GED, college placement tests and more!
    • Career Resources: Begin your job hunt with JobNow’s powerful tools.
    • Skills-Building: Choose your topic to receive real-time help.
    • Adult Learning Center: Access a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more!
  • Brainfuse Vetnow

    VetNow supports our community’s veterans and their families with navigating the VA bureaucracy, providing academic tutoring, and employment transition assistance. Live assistance is available daily from 2pm-11pm. 

    • Live Benefits Navigator: Answer questions related to benefits eligibility; and refer patrons to applicable community resources for housing, healthcare and education benefits.
    • Veteran’s Resources: A bank of websites which relate to veteran’s issues.
    • Live Job Coaching: Help to transition your resume from military to civilian careers including translating military skills, key words, and more.
    • Resume Building: Help to transition your resume from military to civilian careers including formatting, key words, transferable skills, and more from Brainfuse experts.
  • Business Source Elite

    This business database provides full text for over 1,000 business publications. The rich collection of titles in Business Source Elite provides information dating back to 1985. More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.

  • Consumer Reports

    Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit member organization that works side by side with consumers for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace. In addition to their rigorous research, investigative journalism, and consumer advocacy, they work with other organizations, including media, consumer groups, research and testing consortiums, and philanthropic partners to inform purchase decisions, improve the products and services that businesses deliver, and drive regulatory and fair competitive practices. 

  • ERIC

    ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, is a national information system supported by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Library of Education, and the Office of Educational Research and Improvement. It provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

  • GreenFILE

    GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects.

  • Heritage Quest

    MyHeritage Quest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical resources that will help New Jersey residents find their ancestors.

  • Hoopla

    Hoopla provides immediate access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, comics, and music albums all available for mobile and/or desktop use.

      

  • Image Collection

    The Image Collection database consists of more than 1 million total images in these categories, broken down as follows:

    • Photographs
    • Images from Canadian Press, Getty Images, and UPI
    • Maps from Antenna Audio
    • Photographs from public domain sources

    The images consist of a wide array of photos and maps, with an emphasis on world news and events. Other areas of coverage include contemporary and historical photos of people, places, and the natural kingdom.

  • Job and Career Accelerator

    Create resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques, and prepare for related exams. Access millions of job listings.

  • Legal Information Reference Center

    Providing exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center contains more than 225 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.

  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

    LISTA indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

  • LinkedIn Learning

    LinkedIn Learning is a premier continuing education resource respected by employers worldwide. There are over 14,000 courses in subjects ranging from Adobe Photoshop to UX Design. Brush up or dive deep into Microsoft Excel, AutoCAD, InDesign, and more. Learn Ruby on Rails, C++, WordPress, and even how to build apps for Android and iOS. It’s not just technical skills either! There are courses on public speaking, time management, managing people, leadership, online marketing, leadership.

    LinkedIn Learning's library is extensive and can help you improve your resume dramatically (there are resume courses too!). Whether you want to plug a hole in your resume or switch careers altogether, LinkedIn Learning will help you get there. Even better, when you finish a course you can export a certificate of completion directly to your LinkedIn profile!

    LinkedIn Learning is accessible from any web browser, anywhere, anytime. 

  • Literary Reference Center

    Literary Reference Center is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

  • MasterFILE Elite

    Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 1,050 general reference publications with coverage dating as far back as 1984. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Elite also includes 52 full text reference books and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps and flags.

  • Middle Search Plus

    Middle Search Plus contains full text for more than 150 popular, middle school magazines. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 200 magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies, historical essays and student pamphlets.

  • Military & Government Collection

    Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.

  • NoveList

    NoveList is a comprehensive readers’ advisory solution for fiction lovers. With an intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList answers the question: What should I read next?

  • NoveList K-8

    NoveList K-8 is your solution for integrating fiction across the curriculum. With a fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 will be the resource you and your young readers turn to when looking for the next book to read.

  • Peterson's Test and Career Prep

    Search thousands of college and graduate schools, identify scholarships, take practice tests, create resumes, and explore careers.

  • Points of View Reference Center

    Points of View Reference Center is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides 200 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument).

  • PressReader

    Get access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines as soon as they’re available on shelves.

    No limits on downloads. 

     

  • Primary Search

    Primary Search, designed specifically for elementary school libraries and public library children’s rooms, contains full text for more than 60 popular, elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles)

  • Reference Solutions (formerly Reference USA)

    Provides detailed, current directory information on more than 12 million U.S. Businesses, 102 million U.S. residents, 683,000 U.S. healthcare providers, 1 million Canadian businesses and 11 million Canadian residents.

    This link takes you to the NJ State Library JerseyClicks database page. Scroll to the bottom for Reference Solutions. 

  • Referencia Latina

    Referencia Latina, a comprehensive Spanish-language database, offers content from a variety of sources including 49,000 encyclopedia entries.

  • Regional Business News

    This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

  • Small Business Reference Center

    The Small Business Reference Center is a comprehensive resource for small business owners and those interested in starting a business, offering full-text periodicals and reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos and reference books. It supports small business owners in all relevant areas from planning, financing and managing a business to exit strategies. Users also have the ability to search within specific ‘Business Topics’ and ‘Business Types’ relevant to their needs.

  • Teacher Reference Center

    Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for hundreds of periodicals. In addition, 96% of journals indexed in TRC are peer-reviewed.

    Topics include: Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, and Teacher Education.

  • TumbleBooks

    This collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books), Tumble Puzzles, and Tumble Games may be viewed online. TumbleBooks collection includes fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), eBooks and audiobooks.

    • Brainfuse JobNow

      Live, daily job assistance from 2pm-11pm, including up-to-date nation-wide and local job search engines, professional resume critique and proven interview techniques. Experience personalized career center seamlessly integrated with advanced virtual technology to help job seekers of diverse backgrounds and needs.

      • Resume Assistance: Prepare your resume with help from JobNow resources including resume templates; receive expert feedback via live interaction or the resume lab.
      • Prepare for Your Interview: Review interview tips and resources; connect with a job coach to practice interviewing.
      • Live Assistance Interact: with live tutors in math, science, reading, writing, history, GED, college placement tests and more!
      • Career Resources: Begin your job hunt with JobNow’s powerful tools.
      • Skills-Building: Choose your topic to receive real-time help.
      • Adult Learning Center: Access a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more!
    • Brainfuse Vetnow

      VetNow supports our community’s veterans and their families with navigating the VA bureaucracy, providing academic tutoring, and employment transition assistance. Live assistance is available daily from 2pm-11pm. 

      • Live Benefits Navigator: Answer questions related to benefits eligibility; and refer patrons to applicable community resources for housing, healthcare and education benefits.
      • Veteran’s Resources: A bank of websites which relate to veteran’s issues.
      • Live Job Coaching: Help to transition your resume from military to civilian careers including translating military skills, key words, and more.
      • Resume Building: Help to transition your resume from military to civilian careers including formatting, key words, transferable skills, and more from Brainfuse experts.
    • Business Source Elite

      This business database provides full text for over 1,000 business publications. The rich collection of titles in Business Source Elite provides information dating back to 1985. More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.

    • Reference Solutions (formerly Reference USA)

      Provides detailed, current directory information on more than 12 million U.S. Businesses, 102 million U.S. residents, 683,000 U.S. healthcare providers, 1 million Canadian businesses and 11 million Canadian residents.

      This link takes you to the NJ State Library JerseyClicks database page. Scroll to the bottom for Reference Solutions. 

    • Regional Business News

      This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

    • Small Business Reference Center

      The Small Business Reference Center is a comprehensive resource for small business owners and those interested in starting a business, offering full-text periodicals and reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos and reference books. It supports small business owners in all relevant areas from planning, financing and managing a business to exit strategies. Users also have the ability to search within specific ‘Business Topics’ and ‘Business Types’ relevant to their needs.

    • Brainfuse JobNow

      Live, daily job assistance from 2pm-11pm, including up-to-date nation-wide and local job search engines, professional resume critique and proven interview techniques. Experience personalized career center seamlessly integrated with advanced virtual technology to help job seekers of diverse backgrounds and needs.

      • Resume Assistance: Prepare your resume with help from JobNow resources including resume templates; receive expert feedback via live interaction or the resume lab.
      • Prepare for Your Interview: Review interview tips and resources; connect with a job coach to practice interviewing.
      • Live Assistance Interact: with live tutors in math, science, reading, writing, history, GED, college placement tests and more!
      • Career Resources: Begin your job hunt with JobNow’s powerful tools.
      • Skills-Building: Choose your topic to receive real-time help.
      • Adult Learning Center: Access a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more!
    • Brainfuse Vetnow

      VetNow supports our community’s veterans and their families with navigating the VA bureaucracy, providing academic tutoring, and employment transition assistance. Live assistance is available daily from 2pm-11pm. 

      • Live Benefits Navigator: Answer questions related to benefits eligibility; and refer patrons to applicable community resources for housing, healthcare and education benefits.
      • Veteran’s Resources: A bank of websites which relate to veteran’s issues.
      • Live Job Coaching: Help to transition your resume from military to civilian careers including translating military skills, key words, and more.
      • Resume Building: Help to transition your resume from military to civilian careers including formatting, key words, transferable skills, and more from Brainfuse experts.
    • Job and Career Accelerator

      Create resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques, and prepare for related exams. Access millions of job listings.

    • LinkedIn Learning

      LinkedIn Learning is a premier continuing education resource respected by employers worldwide. There are over 14,000 courses in subjects ranging from Adobe Photoshop to UX Design. Brush up or dive deep into Microsoft Excel, AutoCAD, InDesign, and more. Learn Ruby on Rails, C++, WordPress, and even how to build apps for Android and iOS. It’s not just technical skills either! There are courses on public speaking, time management, managing people, leadership, online marketing, leadership.

      LinkedIn Learning's library is extensive and can help you improve your resume dramatically (there are resume courses too!). Whether you want to plug a hole in your resume or switch careers altogether, LinkedIn Learning will help you get there. Even better, when you finish a course you can export a certificate of completion directly to your LinkedIn profile!

      LinkedIn Learning is accessible from any web browser, anywhere, anytime. 

    • Peterson's Test and Career Prep

      Search thousands of college and graduate schools, identify scholarships, take practice tests, create resumes, and explore careers.

    • Points of View Reference Center

      Points of View Reference Center is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides 200 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument).

    • Brainfuse HelpNow

      Get free online homework help from one-on-one tutors, daily from 2pm–11pm.  Help is available for early elementary through high school grades, in core subject areas. Video content and other resources are also available 24 hours a day.

      Get live, virtual expert help with these subject areas:

      • Mathematics (including Basic Skills through Calculus II)
      • Science (including general through specialized topics like Organic Chemistry,
      • Physics, Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology)
      • Reading/Writing assignments
      • Social Studies (including Economics and Statistics)
      • Foreign Language Lab: Spanish
      • English as a Second Language
      • Writing and essay feedback and assistance
      • Academic Skills building

      More Resources available 24/7

      • Explore video content and other interactive tools for support with core concepts.
      • Online Writing Lab: Submit essays and other forms of writing for constructive feedback.
      • Homework Question Center: Submit homework questions for expert guidance.
    • ERIC

      ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, is a national information system supported by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Library of Education, and the Office of Educational Research and Improvement. It provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

    • Peterson's Test and Career Prep

      Search thousands of college and graduate schools, identify scholarships, take practice tests, create resumes, and explore careers.

    • Teacher Reference Center

      Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for hundreds of periodicals. In addition, 96% of journals indexed in TRC are peer-reviewed.

      Topics include: Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, and Teacher Education.

    • Referencia Latina

      Referencia Latina, a comprehensive Spanish-language database, offers content from a variety of sources including 49,000 encyclopedia entries.

    • Hoopla

      Hoopla provides immediate access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, comics, and music albums all available for mobile and/or desktop use.

        

    • Ancestry.com

      *Access available on library premises only!

      Answers await everyone—whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist or historian—inside the more than 7,000 available databases. Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

      Popular and recently added collections include:

      U.S. collections deliver hundreds of millions of names from sources such as federal and U.S. censuses; birth, death, and marriage records including the Social Security Death Index; and U.S. border crossing and trans-ocean ship records.

      Canadian collections provide nearly 60 million records from the Census of Canada, and key vital records, such as the Drouin Collection (1621-1967), which includes nearly 30 million baptism, marriage, and burial records from Quebec.

      U.K. collections offer censuses for England, Wales, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, and Scotland, with nearly 200 million records: Births and Baptisms (1834-1906), Marriage Licenses (1521-1869), Deaths and Burials (1834-1934), and Poor Law Records (1840-1938) in London, and more.

      Other international collections continue to grow with more than 46 million records from German censuses, vital records, emigration indexes, ship lists, phone directories, and more; Chinese surnames in the large and growing Jiapu Collection of Chinese lineage books; Jewish family history records from Eastern Europe and Russia; and more.

      Military collections deliver over 150 million records containing information often not found elsewhere and includes records from the colonial to the Vietnam era.

      Multimedia collections deliver millions of files ranging from family and gravestone photos to postcards and newsreels.

    • Heritage Quest

      MyHeritage Quest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical resources that will help New Jersey residents find their ancestors.

    • Academic Search Premier

      Academic Search Premier contains indexing for 8,025 publications, with full text for more than 4,500 of those titles.

    • Consumer Reports

      Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit member organization that works side by side with consumers for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace. In addition to their rigorous research, investigative journalism, and consumer advocacy, they work with other organizations, including media, consumer groups, research and testing consortiums, and philanthropic partners to inform purchase decisions, improve the products and services that businesses deliver, and drive regulatory and fair competitive practices. 

    • Image Collection

      The Image Collection database consists of more than 1 million total images in these categories, broken down as follows:

      • Photographs
      • Images from Canadian Press, Getty Images, and UPI
      • Maps from Antenna Audio
      • Photographs from public domain sources

      The images consist of a wide array of photos and maps, with an emphasis on world news and events. Other areas of coverage include contemporary and historical photos of people, places, and the natural kingdom.

    • MasterFILE Elite

      Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 1,050 general reference publications with coverage dating as far back as 1984. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Elite also includes 52 full text reference books and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps and flags.

    • Middle Search Plus

      Middle Search Plus contains full text for more than 150 popular, middle school magazines. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 200 magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies, historical essays and student pamphlets.

    • Military & Government Collection

      Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.

    • Primary Search

      Primary Search, designed specifically for elementary school libraries and public library children’s rooms, contains full text for more than 60 popular, elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles)

    • Legal Information Reference Center

      Providing exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center contains more than 225 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.

    • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

      LISTA indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

    • Hoopla

      Hoopla provides immediate access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, comics, and music albums all available for mobile and/or desktop use.

        

    • Literary Reference Center

      Literary Reference Center is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

    • NoveList

      NoveList is a comprehensive readers’ advisory solution for fiction lovers. With an intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList answers the question: What should I read next?

    • NoveList K-8

      NoveList K-8 is your solution for integrating fiction across the curriculum. With a fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 will be the resource you and your young readers turn to when looking for the next book to read.

    • TumbleBooks

      This collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books), Tumble Puzzles, and Tumble Games may be viewed online. TumbleBooks collection includes fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), eBooks and audiobooks.

    • PressReader

      Get access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines as soon as they’re available on shelves.

      No limits on downloads. 

       

    • Regional Business News

      This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

    • Hoopla

      Hoopla provides immediate access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, comics, and music albums all available for mobile and/or desktop use.

        

    • GreenFILE

      GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects.