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Animals

eBooks

Magazine Articles

Biographies

Education

Maps

Books/Literature/Literary Criticism

Encyclopedias

Math

Business/Company Info

ESL

Military

Cars

Experiments

Newspaper Articles

Census

Foreign Language Resources

Poems

Child/Teen Databases

Fun Facts

Presidents of the US

Citizenship

Government Issues

Primary Source Documents

College Preparation

Health /Medicine

Science

Computers/Technology

History

Social Issues

Consumer Info

Homework

Supreme Court Decisions

Country Info/Travel

Home Improvement and Repair

Test Preparation

Current Events

Images

Timelines

Demographics

Investments

TV/Radio Transcripts

Diagrams

Jobs/Careers

 
Dummies Series

Legal Forms

 

Animals

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

ELibrary

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.

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!

 Kids Search

Searchasaurus

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.

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Biographies

Biography in Context

Multiple sources of biographical information, including full-text articles from hundreds of Periodicals, biographical dictionaries, books and internet sites. Searches my by based on personal facts, such as birth and death dates, nationality, ethnicity, occupation, gender or a combination of criteria. Photos of many of the subjects are available.

Facts on File

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

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.

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!

Searchasaurus
MAS Ultra, Middle Search Plus
Biography Collection Complete

Kids Search

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.

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Books/Literature/Literary Criticism

NoveList 

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.

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.

LITERATURE RESOURCE CENTER by Gale

A complete literature reference database, including information on more than 115,000 literary figures throughout history—from classical and medieval writers to the latest bestselling author. The site includes biographies, critical analyses and bibliographies. There is even information about contemporary author appearances in the area. Links to more than 250 prominent literary journals.

LITERARY REFERENCE ONLINE (BLOOM’S) by Facts on File

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.

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.

Searchasaurus

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.

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!

SAFARI SELECT TECHNOLOGY BOOKS ONLINE 

Safari Books Online provides leading IT and business reference information. IT topics include certification, enterprise computing, Java, Linux/Unix, Web development, Windows, XML, and more. No need to download. Just plug in and read!

SAT Prep 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.

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Business/Company Info

STANDARD AND POOR'S NET ADVANTAGE 

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.
The user id for Plainsboro Library remote users is plainsdk and the password is the first 5 digits of your Plainsboro library card barcode, followed by ppl (no spaces, lower case). For example: 12345ppl.

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.

Reference USA
and
Small Business Resource Center

 

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.

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.

Business Source Elite

MasterFILE Elite

Regional Business News

EBSCOHOST

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.

MORNINGSTAR INVESTMENT RESEARCH CENTER 

When prompted enter Plainsboro in the "library" field and your card number in the field below that.

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.

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

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.

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Cars

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!

MasterFILE Elite

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.

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Census

SIRS GOVERNMENT REPORTER 

You’ll find historic and government documents, directories and almanacs with up to date information.

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

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Child/Teen Databases

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!

Searchasaurus

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.

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.

 

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.

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Citizenship

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.

LEARNING EXPRESS

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.

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.

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College Preparation

SAT Prep For elementary students up through adults, this database includes interactive practice exams, popular software tutorials, and Ebooks for test preparation, skill-building, and career development.

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

Got homework? Got homework? We can connect you to a tutor to help you out. 

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.

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Computers/Technology

SAFARI SELECT TECHNOLOGY BOOKS ONLINE

Safari Books Online provides leading IT and business reference information. IT topics include certification, enterprise computing, Java, Linux/Unix, Web development, Windows, XML, and more. No need to download. Just plug in and read!

LEARNING EXPRESS

For elementary students up through adults, this database includes interactive practice exams, popular software tutorials, and Ebooks for test preparation, skill-building, and career development.

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Consumer Info

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!

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.

ELibrary 

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.

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.

MasterFILE Elite

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.

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Country Info/Travel

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!

SIRS GOVERNMENT REPORTER 

You’ll find historic and government documents, directories and almanacs with up to date information.

Just what the name implies. This database includes not only 400 world maps and 175 country maps, nine regional maps, and 50 state maps, but variations of each, i.e.,. political, precipitation, population and temperature maps. There are also antique maps, 761 historic city maps, fishing maps, earthquake maps, volcano and hurricane maps, geology and weather maps, NASA maps and images of the world’s flags.

AtoZ the USA is the "go-to" resource for US state and territory information. No other product combines so many cultural, historical, and social topic reports with so many modern and vintage maps, photos, and other images.

150 world city travel guides with essential, practical information and beautiful photos. Think travel guide book on your computer! Info is print friendly and e-mailable. Discover restaurants, neighborhoods, embassies and more! Be an armchair traveller, or get up and go! A fresh, new approach to travel info.

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

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!

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.

Searchasaurus

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.

Your source for ebooks and audiobooks on your devices. Instructions
iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
Nook
Kindle

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Current Events

EBSCOHOST

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.

SIRS ISSUES RESEARCHER 

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

ELibrary 

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.

POINTS OF VIEW

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.

Hot Topics
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.

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Demographics

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!

A to Z WORLD TRAVEL

150 world city travel guides with essential, practical information and beautiful photos. Think travel guide book on your computer! Info is print friendly and e-mailable. Discover restaurants, neighborhoods, embassies and more! Be an armchair traveller, or get up and go! A fresh, new approach to travel info.

SIRS ISSUES RESEARCHER 

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

SIRS GOVERNMENT REPORTER 

You’ll find historic and government documents, directories and almanacs with up to date information.

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Diagrams



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

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!

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Dummies Series

SAFARI SELECT TECHNOLOGY BOOKS ONLINE 

Safari Books Online provides leading IT and business reference information. IT topics include certification, enterprise computing, Java, Linux/Unix, Web development, Windows, XML, and more. No need to download. Just plug in and read!

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eBooks

Instructions
General help
Checking out ebooks
Using the OneClick digital app

NOTE:
You'll need to create a OneClick Digital account to log in, but your library card will link you directly to our digital collection.

Your source for ebooks and audiobooks on your devices.

Instructions
iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
Nook
Kindle

Free digital magazines.

Instructions on how to read and download our digital magazines.

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Education





Kids Search

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.

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

SIRS ISSUES RESEARCHER 

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

SAT Prep For elementary students up through adults, this database includes interactive practice exams, popular software tutorials, and Ebooks for test preparation, skill-building, and career development.

Got homework? Got homework? We can connect you to a tutor to help you out. 

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.

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Encyclopedias

Funk and Wagnalls New Encyclopedia, Columbia Encyclopedia
and
Searchasaurus
 

EBSCOHOST

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.

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!

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ESL

LEARNING EXPRESS

For elementary students up through adults, this database includes interactive practice exams, popular software tutorials, and Ebooks for test preparation, skill-building, and career development. 

Directory of ESL Courses at Plainsboro Library and in the area.

Join us for a free weekly conversation class every Monday 7—8:30pm in the Library's Community Room on the 1st floor.

Perfect for those who know the grammar but just want to USE it!!

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.

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.

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Experiments




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

Science Reference Center
EBSCOHOST

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.

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Foreign Language Resources

EBSCOHOST

Informe
Salud en Espanol
Referencia Latina
Ebscohost Espanol/Deutsch/Francais

LEARNING EXPRESS For elementary students up through adults, this database includes interactive practice exams, popular software tutorials, and Ebooks for test preparation, skill-building, and career development.

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.

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Fun Facts

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!

Searchasaurus

EBSCOHOST

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.

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Government Issues

SIRS GOVERNMENT REPORTER 

You’ll find historic and government documents, directories and almanacs with up to date information.

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Health /Medicine

 

The FolioMed reference online database includes all Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants and Healthcare Facilities in your state and region. Unlike other internet advertiser-based listings the FolioMed database is an objective census of all Providers with accurate information about locations, medical specialties, phone and faxes, medical schools and hospital affiliations.

The FolioMed database is updated daily by a dedicated group of research professionals and that combined with a sophisticated search tool allows precise searches for the right Healthcare Provider.

Health and Wellness 

Use this database to find articles in magazines, journals and newspapers, on medical conditions, fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, public health, occupational Safety and Health, prescription drugs and other health-related subjects. Database also includes a medical dictionary, health news, a health organization directory, and links to diet, cancer and health assessment sites, as well as government databases.

 

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 and Wellness Resource Center
and
AHFS Consumer Medication Information



EBSCOHOST

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.

 

Good information is the best medicine for older adults.NIHSeniorHealth can help seniors find answers to their medical questions from the comfort of their own homes thanks to this new and innovative online resource and the Internet. 

The Office on Women's Health provides national leadership and coordination to improve the health of women and girls through policy, education and model programs.

Goals
● Inform and advance policies
● Educate the public
● Educate professionals
● Support model programs 

 

The mission of girlshealth.gov is to promote healthy, positive behaviors in girls between the ages of 10 and 16. Girlshealth.gov gives girls reliable, useful information on the health issues they will face as they become young women, and tips on handling relationships with family and friends, at school and at home. 

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

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.

Medline Plus
and
Nursing Resource Center

 

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.


HEALTH 

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

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.

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History

Daily Life Through History 

Find the extraordinary and ordinary throughout history. See history up close with more than 1,200 color and black-and-white images; understand historical context with chronologies and timelines; link to museums, galleries, and primary source repositories via hundreds of vetted weblinks.















History Reference Center
and
Searchasaurus


EBSCOHOST

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.

SIRS GOVERNMENT REPORTER 

You’ll find historic and government documents, directories and almanacs with up to date information.

Accessible Archives

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!

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.

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Homework

Got homework? Got homework? We can connect you to a tutor to help you out. 

LEARNING EXPRESS

For elementary students up through adults, this database includes interactive practice exams, popular software tutorials, and Ebooks for test preparation, skill-building, and career development. 

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Home Improvement and Repair

Home Improvement Reference Center
EBSCOHOST

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.

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Images

Daily Life Through History 

Find the extraordinary and ordinary throughout history. See history up close with more than 1,200 color and black-and-white images; understand historical context with chronologies and timelines; link to museums, galleries, and primary source repositories via hundreds of vetted weblinks.

Facts on File

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

Sort by “image quick view”
and
Searchasaurus

EBSCOHOST

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.

SIRS GOVERNMENT REPORTER 

You’ll find historic and government documents, directories and almanacs with up to date information.

Image Gallery
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!

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Investments

MORNINGSTAR INVESTMENT RESEARCH CENTER 

When prompted enter Plainsboro in the "library" field and your card number in the field below that.

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.

STANDARD AND POOR'S NET ADVANTAGE 

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.
The user id for Plainsboro Library remote users is plainsdk and the password is the first 5 digits of your Plainsboro library card barcode, followed by ppl (no spaces, lower case). For example: 12345ppl.

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Jobs/Careers

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

LEARNING EXPRESS

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.

SAFARI SELECT TECHNOLOGY BOOKS ONLINE

Safari Books Online provides leading IT and business reference information. IT topics include certification, enterprise computing, Java, Linux/Unix, Web development, Windows, XML, and more. No need to download. Just plug in and read!

Got homework? Got homework? We can connect you to a tutor to help you out. 

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!

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Legal Forms

Legal Forms

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.

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.

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Magazine Articles







MasterFILE Elite








EBSCOHOST
MAS Ultra School Edition
Primary Search
Middle Search Plus

ELibrary 

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.

SIRS ISSUES RESEARCHER 

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

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.

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

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Maps

Just what the name implies. This database includes not only 400 world maps and 175 country maps, nine regional maps, and 50 state maps, but variations of each, i.e.,. political, precipitation, population and temperature maps. There are also antique maps, 761 historic city maps, fishing maps, earthquake maps, volcano and hurricane maps, geology and weather maps, NASA maps and images of the world’s flags.

AtoZ the USA is the "go-to" resource for US state and territory information. No other product combines so many cultural, historical, and social topic reports with so many modern and vintage maps, photos, and other images.

150 world city travel guides with essential, practical information and beautiful photos. Think travel guide book on your computer! Info is print friendly and e-mailable. Discover restaurants, neighborhoods, embassies and more! Be an armchair traveller, or get up and go! A fresh, new approach to travel info.

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!



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

SIRS GOVERNMENT REPORTER 

You’ll find historic and government documents, directories and almanacs with up to date information.

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!

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Math

LEARNING EXPRESS For elementary students up through adults, this database includes interactive practice exams, popular software tutorials, and Ebooks for test preparation, skill-building, and career development.



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

Got homework? Got homework? We can connect you to a tutor to help you out. 

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.

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Military

Military OneSource
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.

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Newspaper Articles

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.

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

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.

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.

NEWSPAPER SOURCE PLUS

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

SIRS ISSUES RESEARCHER 

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



EBSCOHOST

Newspaper Source Plus
Regional Business News
Newswires
WebNews
Student Research Center

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Poems

LITERATURE RESOURCE CENTER by Gale

A complete literature reference database, including information on more than 115,000 literary figures throughout history—from classical and medieval writers to the latest bestselling author. The site includes biographies, critical analyses and bibliographies. There is even information about contemporary author appearances in the area. Links to more than 250 prominent literary journals.

Literary Reference Center
and
Searchasaurus
 

EBSCOHOST

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.

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Presidents of the US

Biography in Context

Multiple sources of biographical information, including full-text articles from hundreds of Periodicals, biographical dictionaries, books and internet sites. Searches my by based on personal facts, such as birth and death dates, nationality, ethnicity, occupation, gender or a combination of criteria. Photos of many of the subjects are available.

Biography Collection Complete

Searchasaurus

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.

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

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!

SIRS GOVERNMENT REPORTER 

You’ll find historic and government documents, directories and almanacs with up to date information.

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Primary Source Documents

Facts on File

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

Sort "source type"
as
"primary source"

EBSCOHOST

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.

Accessible Archives

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.

SIRS ISSUES RESEARCHER 

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

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.

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.

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Science



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


Searchasaurus

Science Reference Center
GreenFile

Health and Wellness 

Use this database to find articles in magazines, journals and newspapers, on medical conditions, fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, public health, occupational Safety and Health, prescription drugs and other health-related subjects. Database also includes a medical dictionary, health news, a health organization directory, and links to diet, cancer and health assessment sites, as well as government databases.

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.

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.

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Social Issues

SIRS ISSUES RESEARCHER 

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

Points of View
EBSCOHOST

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.

Daily Life Through History 

Find the extraordinary and ordinary throughout history. See history up close with more than 1,200 color and black-and-white images; understand historical context with chronologies and timelines; link to museums, galleries, and primary source repositories via hundreds of vetted weblinks.

Facts on File

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

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Supreme Court Decisions

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

SIRS GOVERNMENT REPORTER 

You’ll find historic and government documents, directories and almanacs with up to date information.

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.

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Timelines

Facts on File

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

Under database feature “curriculum pathfinder"
for social studies

SIRS ISSUES RESEARCHER 

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

Under
“advanced search”
Daily Life Through History 

Find the extraordinary and ordinary throughout history. See history up close with more than 1,200 color and black-and-white images; understand historical context with chronologies and timelines; link to museums, galleries, and primary source repositories via hundreds of vetted weblinks.

Literary Reference Center
EBSCOHOST

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.

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TV/Radio Transcripts

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.

NEWSPAPER SOURCE PLUS

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

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