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Here you can find eyewitness accounts of historical events, descriptions of daily life during the Civil War, fashion plates from Godey's Ladies Book (1830-1898), and editorials from William Lloyd Garrison's abolitionist newspaper "The Liberator" (1831-1865). The primary source material in this database brings history alive for both the casual student and the serious researcher.

World Almanac for Kids

The World Almanac comes alive! A delightful way to find quick information, or simply to surf along the facts for the fun of it! Enjoy a classic, now online!

America's Newspapers

Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.

America's News Magazines

Find information on topics of current interest including business, education, the environment, history, homeschooling, science & technology. Features Newsweek, Popular Science, Field & Stream, Mother Earth News, Science Illustrated, Smithsonian & more for homework help & research assignments.

Business Source Elite

Ideal if you are seeking information on a specific company. Industry profiles contain a full description of products and/or services; and financial information on public companies. 

Consumer Reports 

In the market for a laptop? A new car? A dishwasher? You name it. Consumer Reports has it covered. Consult this database for the results of scientific tests and ratings of thousands of products every year. More than 100 experts evaluate appliances; cars; products for infants and children; electronics; foods; health-related items; and recreation and home improvement products. This database will enable you to make the best purchasing decision possible!

Contemporary Authors 

Search for books by the author's name, as well as by the book's subject and title. Complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,00 authors from the United States and around the world.

Corfacts Online 

New Jersey Business Directory specialists bring you unlimited exporting of pre-formatted mailing labels and company profiles. Search by city, county, zipcode, employee size, revenue, SIC code or BJBC codes. Great for job hunters and business networking.


A top notch, one-stop database which covers over 4,600 journals and newspapers with expansive search capabilities. Full text for 1/3 of citations. Web-based interface, updated daily. Courtesy of the New Jersey State Library.


Conduct research over the Internet, using a deep database of reliable sources including magazines, books, newspapers, pictures, maps and TV & radio Transcripts. 100% Full text. Updated daily via satellite.

Your source for ebooks and audiobooks on your devices.  Instructions:

iPhone,iPad, iPod Touch

Ebscohost Explora provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework with easy to browse categories by popular topic overviews with content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Full text articles and encyclopedia entries for children--geared towards elementary level.

Facts on File

A rich and practical resource for everything from maps, to science reports, to employment forms and landmark court decisions.

Global Road Warrior

Country facts, maps and details all collected in one place! Designed for international trade and business folks, the database now offers students and general travelers a wealth of up-to-date information: climate, currency, history, demographics, embassies, electronics, maps, photo galleries, recipes, sports and much, much more. Hit the road and enjoy!


Over 500 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing,  and more.

HEALTH: Magill's Medical Guide. E-Book 

Magill’s Medical Guide. E-book. Designed for laymen and written for health care consumers, this book offers a perfect mix of accessibility and depth, providing general readers with an authoritative reference source.


This user-friendly database includes more than 585 educational videos, 1,100 searchable and browsable color illustrations, and a “Helath in the News” section with regularly updated health news articles. Well organized and easy to navigate.


This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.


JerseyClicks is New Jersey's statewide portal for searching the statewide full-text databases offered by the New Jersey State Library, the New Jersey Library Network, and funds from the Library Services and Technology Act.


References to over 63,000 Spanish-language magazine articles are contained in this Many of the articles are available in full text. Contents are searchable by subjects, People, products, locations and organizations. Courtesy of the New Jersey State Library.

Full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis.


LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.

Literary Reference Center 

A comprehensive literary reference database,providing a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. LRC combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else.


This collection offers hundred’s of Bloom’s essays examining the lives and works of great writers throughout history and the world. There are thousands of critical articles and an archive of more than 46,000 characters. Entries can be browsed by time period, author, literary genre, nationality, A-Z listing, and by subject for images and videos. Includes timeline and dictionary.

MedlinePlus is an online information service produced by the United States National Library of Medicine. The service provides curated consumer health information in English and Spanish. The site brings together information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), other U.S. government agencies, and health-related organizations.


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Morningstar Investment Reseach Center is an all-inclusive investment research database. It features data and analysis on over 15,000 international and domestic stocks, 25,000 mutual funds, and more than 1,500 echnage traded funds. Plus the database boasts a comprehensive Help and Education Center, Portfolio X-Ray and robust screening tools.

Newark Star Ledger
1/1/1996 - present

Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of Newark Star Ledger. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements and other sections.

Historical Newspapers 

The New York Times offers full page and article images with searchable text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue dating from September 18, 1851 to December 31, 2007.


Ebscohost offers over 700 full text newspapers, providing more than 33 million full text articles and more than 757,000 television and radio transcripts.

New York Times (1984-2015)
Daily news reports international, national, and local news of NYC.


This reader’s advisory database will help fiction readers find the next great read. Or Identify a long lost favorite. It is web-based and offers links to various author related sites. Courtesy of the New Jersey State Library.

NoveList K-8 

Whether you’re looking for the latest best-selling author, science-fiction, spy story, mystery, fantasy, graphic novel, or a classic like Mark Twain, this kid-friendly database has all the information you need. Includes author bios, information on award-winning fiction, recommendations, reviews. Information for teachers too.


Perfect for researching a school report or preparing a debate presentation. Whatever your subject -- pacifism, abortion, political action, organic food, drilling for Arctic oil, flu vaccine, or anything else -- you can always find arguments pro and con here, as well as a guide to critical analysis.

Rosetta Stone offers libraries and their users the proven language immersion method that more than 20,000 schools and 9,000 businesses have trusted for over the last 20+ years. The award-winning interactive approach includes 30 languages to meet a range of cultural interests, 50 + hours of foundational instruction in each language, and core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.


Database covering the leading social issues, current events, and news that most students study and debate.


Brows by article content or sunject for a variety of health issues such as aging, food, mental health, substabnce abuse, and more.

This database offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.


Eleven, comprehensive, easy to use databases with tools for investment research on stocks, bonds, corporations, dividend records, earnings, industry surveys, mutual fund reports security dealers of North America and much, much more. From the premier provider of independent financial information.
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Trenton Times
Trenton Times
3/16/1993 to present

Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of Trenton Times. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements and other sections.

Search through over 100 years of the Trenton Times. Full issues and articles are searchable all the way back to 1883, or just brows through by date.

4/5/2000 to present

Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of the Trentonian. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements and other sections.

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With a growing catalog of over 500 courses, Universal Class is committed to providing only the highest quality online training.

Universal Class offers courses in Exercise and Fitness, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Music, Home and Garden Care, Cooking, Computers and Technology, Health and Medicine, Homeschooling, Job Assistance, Law and Legal, Parenting and Family, Pet and Animal Care…plus 100’s more.

The Wall Street Journal (1984-2015) Covers national and international news with emphasis on global business and finance. Includes daily listings of worldwide stock market transactions.

Free digital magazines. Instructions on how to read and download our digital magazines.