Research Databases & Online Resources

Types of Databases/Online Resources

Business and Careers

Children and Students

Genealogy and History

Language Learning

Legal Forms

Local Info for Seniors


Newspapers and Magazines

Online Courses

Science and Health

Travel Guides


Databases/Online Resources by Name

ABCMouse: Learn to read with phonics and games (in-library use only)
Academic Search Premier: Academic journals (also contained in EBSCO)
America’s News – Explore and stay informed on local & national topics, people & events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs & careers, political and social issues
Ancestry: Genealogy (in-library use only)
AtoZ Global Road Warrior: Country overviews & facts; useful for travelers and students
AtoZ Maps Online: World, country, US & special maps; flags of the world and more
AtoZ the USA: State facts, maps, photos and more
AtoZ World Food: Recipes and food culture for hundreds of countries
AtoZ World Travel: World city travel guides (mobile-friendly)
Biography Reference Center: Biographical resources
Bloom’s Literature: Literary criticism and analysis
BookBrowse for Libraries: Book reviews, reading suggestions and book club resources for adults and teens
BookFlix: Animated children’s books and read-alongs
Brainfuse HelpNow: Test prep, writing lab, live tutoring & college/career resources
Business Source Premier: Business magazines including Harvard Business Review
Consumer Reports: Product reviews. Click “Search within this publication”
Creativebug: Online art & craft video classes
EBSCO: Journals, magazines, newspapers & reference books
eLibraryNJ: Downloadable audiobooks & eBooks from OverDrive; use the Libby app on your phone or tablet
eLibraryNJ Magazines: Popular magazines in digital format; use the Libby app on your phone or tablet
Explora: Search for books, journal & encyclopedia articles for students. Also browse by subjects
Family Search: Free online access to genealogical and historical records
Ferguson’s Career Center: Career profiles and advice
Fiero Code: Students can learn to code by building websites, apps, video games, animations and more
Flipster: Borrow Consumer Reports and People Magazine online
freegal: Stream music and download songs
Glassdoor: An inside look at jobs and companies
Global Road Warrior: Country overviews & facts; useful for travelers and students
GreenFile: Environmental journal articles
Health Reference Center: Articles, illustrations, videos on diseases and health topics
HealthSource Consumer Edition: Consumer health reference sources
HealthSource Nursing/Academic Edition: Nursing and allied health sources
HeritageQuest: U.S. Census records from 1790-1950, Canada Census records 1861-1921, City Directories
History Reference Center: History journal articles
hoopla: Download audiobooks, comics, eBooks, movies, music, and TV programs
Independent Press/Ledger Local: Local newspaper. IP: Aug. 2006 – May 2015, LL: June 2015- current
Infobase Learning: History, careers, literary criticism
JerseyClicks: Magazine and journal articles
JobNow: Connects users with experienced career coaches and job search resources
kanopy: Streaming video service for films, documentaries and instructional courses.
Legal Information Reference Center: Legal forms and Nolo handbooks & guides
LinkedIn Learning: (formerly Online courses in software, business & creative skills. PIN = last 4 digits of phone #
Literary Reference Center: Literary criticism
MasterFile Premier: General magazines and reference books (also in EBSCO)
Military and Government Collection: Military and government periodicals
NJSBDC: New Jersey Small Business Development Center offers counseling, training and resources to small businesses in NJ and is funded in part by US Small Business Administration
New York Times: Receive free access to for 24 hours
New York Times Historical: New York Times articles, 1857-2020
Newspaper Source: Regional newspapers (also contained in EBSCO)
Novelist: Book info, reading lists, & discussion questions
Novelist K-8: Reading lists for kindergarten through grades 8
Peterson’s Test and Career Prep: Basic skills tutorials, college search & test prep, career tools and vocational test prep from Gale Presents
Points of View: Opposing viewpoints on current issues
Pronunciator: Online language learning for 80 languages
Reference Solutions: Directory of public & private businesses, US & Canada White Pages
Referencia Latina: Articles in Spanish/ En español
Regional Business News: Regional business publications (also in EBSCO)
Salem PressContact the library for login. Masterplots (literary synopses), Great Events & Lives in History, Encyclopedia of Global Warming, & medical reference books
Scholastic Go: Encyclopedias; Grolier Multimedia and New Book of Knowledge
Science Online: Topics from wide range of sciences; experiments; diagrams and videos.
Science Reference Center: Science journals
Small Business Reference Center: Business forms and guides
Star-LedgerArticles from the Newark newspaper from 1989 to today
Teacher Reference Center: Education journals
Tumblebooks: Animated storybooks that also work on iPads
US Newsstream: (formerly National Newspapers) Wall Street Journal, NY Times
VetNow: Online navigators to help veterans with VA benefits, and civilian job & career resources
Virtual Talks With Authors & Thought Leaders: provided by the Library Speakers Consortium
World Almanac for Kids: Resources for reports and science projects