Research Databases

Types of Databases

Business and Careers

Children and Students

Genealogy and History

Language Learning

Legal Forms

Local Info for Seniors

Literature

Newspapers and Magazines

Online Courses

Science and Health

Travel Guides

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Databases by Name

ABCMouse: Learn to read with phonics and games (in-library use only)
Academic Search Premier: Academic journals (also contained in EBSCO)
Ancestry: Genealogy (in-library use only)
*Ancestry Library Edition remote access: If you would like to use Ancestry at home, please email reference@bhplnj.org for more information (available through 12/31/21 to current BHPL cardholders)
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
BookFlix: Animated children’s books and read-alongs
Brainfuse HelpNow: job and career resources, test prep, live tutoring (provided by the NJ State Library and available through June 30, 2022)
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: Articles and essays for students. Browse for topic ideas
Family Search: Free online access to genealogical and historical records
Ferguson’s Career Center: Career profiles and advice
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 1790-1940
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
Job & Career Accelerator: Training for job seekers
kanopy: Streaming video service for films, documentaries and instructional courses.
Legal Information Reference Center: Legal forms and Nolo handbooks & guides
LinkedIn Learning: (formerly Lynda.com) 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 nytimes.com for 24 hours
New York Times Historical: New York Times articles, 1857-2017
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
Points of View: Opposing viewpoints on current issues
Pronunciator: Online language learning for 80 languages
Reference Solutions: (formerly ReferenceUSA) Directory of public & private businesses
Referencia Latina: Articles in Spanish/ En español
Regional Business News: Regional business publications (also in EBSCO)
Rosetta Stone: Online language immersion courses for 30 languages
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
World Almanac for Kids: Resources for reports and science projects