37 E. Springtown Rd. Long Valley, NJ 07853 (Morris County) | Phone 908.876.3596
37 E. Springtown Rd. Long Valley, NJ 07853 (Morris County) | Phone 908.876.3596


How is a database different from a web search?  Although databases are accessed through your Internet browser, they are very different from searching the web. Anyone can create a website and put information up online, which makes the accuracy of many websites questionable. In contrast, a database is a resource that the library purchases, and the information that you find there is published through reliable sources. The content is written, reviewed, edited and selected by field experts.

Academic Search Premier

This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

African-American History Online

Provides expansive and in-depth information on the people, events, and topics important to the study of African-American history.

American History Online

Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting the important people and events of the American experience.

American Indian History Online

Offers thorough access to more than 15,000 years of Native American culture, history, and heritage.

American Women’s History Online

Covers the important people, events, legislation, and issues relevant to the study of women’s history in the United States.

Ancestry Library Online


This extensive collection of genealogical information includes the U.S. and U.K. censuses, passenger lists, and much more.  It can only be accessed through the computers at the Library.

Ancient and Medieval History Online

Explores the pre-modern world with in-depth focus on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Asia.

Bloom’s Literary Reference Online

This extensive literature collection includes hundreds of essays by renowned literary critic Harold Bloom, which examine the lives and works of great writers throughout history and the world.  The database also contains an archive of more than 38,000 characters and extensive entries on literary topics, themes, movements, and genres.

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.

Computer Skills Center


From LearningExpress Library. Whether you need to strengthen your computer skills for work or just want to learn how to take advantage of all your computer has to offer, you’ll find the tools you need right here. Learn at your own pace with interactive tutorial courses on today’s most popular software and operating systems.

Access instructions: Go to Job & Career Accelerator™ . In the top blue navigation bar, click on Other Centers, and then choose Computer Skills Center.  You can then browse the list of courses, or you can use the search box below these boxes to search for a specific software tutorial. Once you have registered, which allows the database to save your course information, you will only need to go to Job and Career Accelerator and log in to access your courses.

Curriculum Resource Center

Provides resources for homework, reports, and projects from a trusted source. Subjects include History, Geography, Government/Politics, Multicultural Studies, Health and Fitness, Women’s Studies, Religion, Maps: Geographic, Historical and Statistical, Science: Diagrams and Experiments, and Math Activities. Also includes an image gallery.


Full-text databases. Includes: General reference, magazine and newspapers, business, history, politics, current events, health, science, litarature, student resources, education, HealthSource, MagillOnLiterature (literary criticism), NoveList (literature recommendations), Searchasaurus for grades K-8, and more.


Full-text databases. Subjects include: general reference, magazine and newspapers, business, education, history, politics, current events, health, science, litarature, student resources, education, and more.

  • ERIC
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
  • MasterFILE Elite
  • Middle Search Plus
  • Primary Search
  • Regional Business News

EBSCOhost Deutsch
EBSCOhost Espanol
EBSCOhost Francais
Referencia Latina


ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.

Facts On File

Science, history, curriculum resources, geography, health, career, and forms.

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

Provides detailed profiles of more than 3,300 jobs and 94 industries, invaluable advice on career skills, more than 55,000 resource entries, and much more!

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Always Available Reference eBooks)

Reference eBooks in all subject areas available 24/7. No need to wait or place holds! Instantly access thousands of trusted, authoritative reference eBooks on virtually any subject. Visit the desktop/mobile page or download the FREE Android or iOS (iPad, iPod, iPhone) app.


Great Websites for Kids

Great Websites for Kids is a compilation of exemplary websites geared to children from birth to age 14. Suggested sites are evaluated by the Great Websites for Kids Committee using established selection criteria. The committee is made up of members of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.


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 global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

Health Reference Center

Provides clear and comprehensive information on conditions and diseases, health and wellness, mental health, and the human body.


New Jersey’s statewide portal for searching the full-text databases offered by the New Jersey State Library, the New Jersey Library Network, and the Library Services and Technology Act. These high-quality databases cover subjects such as health, history, business, education, science, current events, literature, and popular fiction. If you have Internet access, you can search for high- quality information 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Job & Career Accelerator™

Combines everything you need for a successful job search into one easy-to-use online application.Explore detailed information on over 1,000 different occupations. Match your interests and skills with the career that’s best for you. Search over five million up-to-the-minute local and national job postings. Create professional resumes and cover letters. Practice and master interviewing skills. Get invaluable tips and advice every step of the way—from your initial search to accepting an offer. Conveniently organize and track your job-search progress all in one place. Also, provides career guides, study aides, and test-preparation books to help people prepare for high-stakes tests; to pass licensing, certification, or competitive entry-level exams; or to advance in school or professionally.

Legal Information Reference Center

Providing exclusive online 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.

Library Catalog

Search our catalog for books, periodicals, DVDs, CDs as well as other publications and media. The catalog also compiles professional book reviews for many titles. If you need an item from another library you can put in a request and it will be sent here for you.

The catalog lets you make and save lists of items. There are also several new catalog features.

Search | Tips & Catalog Features | Holds

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

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. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

Literary Reference Center

A full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. Contains full text for more than 31,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism, more than 159,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), 450 literary journals, more than 632,000 book reviews, more than 69,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 18,000 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 5,600 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more.

MasterFILE Premier

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.

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free. You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.

Middle Search Plus — Grades 6-9

Provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines with reading level indicators (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags

Modern World History Online

Covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history from mid-15th century to the present.


MyHeritage Library Edition features billions of primary historical records from the United States, Europe and other regions, with coverage spanning the past five centuries. Often accompanied by true document images, these records illuminate historical realities across a wide variety of regions. This resource includes:

  • More than 6 billion historical ?records from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and other regions
  • The full USA federal census (1790-1940) with images
  • Census of England and Wales (1841-1901) with images?
  • 2 billion exclusive family tree profiles from MyHeritage and Geni
  • 816 million US public records
  • Hundreds of millions of European records
  • More than 100 million gravestone photos
  • More than 80 million historical photographs
  • Military records, immigration records and passenger lists
  • Citizenship & naturalization records
  • Directories, guides, references, biographies and yearbooks
  • Government, land and court records
  • Wills and probate records
  • Exclusive databases
  • Additional content under license including Tributes obituaries, WikiTree, BillionGraves, Canadian Headstones and many others
  • New collections containing millions of records added monthly


EBSCO’s Newswires provides near real-time access to top world-wide news on a continuous basis. This collection includes AP Top News, WorldStream, Financial News, AP Online, U.S. Politics & Government and 50 State Reports. The index to the full text content in Newswiresis held for a rolling 30-day archive by EBSCO, so users can enjoy the previous 30 days of news relating to their search interests.


A reader’s advisory resource for fiction. Besides locating books to read, users can learn more about books and authors through Author Read-alikes, Feature Articles, Book Discussion Guides, and BookTalks.

NoveList K-8

Focuses on nonfiction reading materials that support the school curriculum, as well as the recreational reading interests of children and students from preschool through middle school.

Points of View Reference Center

High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. Each Points of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications.

Primary Search (K- Grade 5)

Provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.


Pronunciator allows you to learn any language, in virtually any other language. It also provides ESL for speakers of 50 non-English languages. Each language course has a minimum of 1,500 phrases to learn, and most have 10,000 phrases. Available on your computer, iPad, iPod/iPhone, Android tablet, Android phone.


Click on the link, and then scroll down and choose ReferenceUSA from the JerseyClicks databases.)
Funded by the New Jersey State Library.
Includes: Business Database — 12 million U.S. businesses, Residential Database — 120 million U.S. households, Health Care Database — 650,000 physicians and dentists, Canadian Business Database — 1.3 million Canadian businesses, Canadian Residential Database — 12 million Canadian households.

Regional Business News

Provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Rosetta Stone Library Solutions Plus

The New Jersey State Library has made Rosetta Stone available to patrons of N.J. libraries. In order to access it, click here. From home you will be asked to enter your library card barcode — 13 numbers, no spaces or dashes.

On the next page enter your email address and a password that contains at least 6 letters plus 1 number, and then choose the language you want to learn. On the new page click on “Launch Rosetta Stone Language Lessons.” Now choose the same language as you did earlier and the level you want to start with, and click Continue. Note that Rosetta Stone requires Adobe Flash Player to run. If you don’t have it on your computer, you can download it for free at adobe.com. It also requires a headset with a microphone, since most of the tutorials use voice recognition.

Science Online

Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.

Small Business Reference Center

Small Business Reference Center offers readers a collection of state-specific resources supported with demographic data and other local information. Completing the database are business videos that provide critical information for business owners including interviews, ‘lessons learned’ features, lectures and ‘how to’ videos to help foster success in all aspects of managing a business.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.

Teacher Reference Center

Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

The World Almanac® for Kids Online

Provides resources for homework, reports, and projects in a fun format while encouraging online research skills from a trusted source. Subjects include animals, American history, career ideas, countries of the world, environment, famous people, readers’ corner, science corner, space & the solar system, the 50 states, U.S. history, and world history.

Web News

EBSCO’s News Harvester provides near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe. These feeds are monitored by EBSCO and relevant results are provided when users enter searches in EBSCOhost. This collection includes over 5,000 feeds across a range of business and general news topics.

World Geography and Culture Online

A global approach to facilitate the study of countries, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills

Find local information about Washington Township (Long Valley) located in Morris County, NJ.

Local History Links & Information

WTPL's Digital History Project

Government Links

Family Roots & Shoots: Genealogy Interest Group
Roots & Shoots is a genealogy interest group that meets monthly at the library. Visit our library calendar to find the next meeting day and time.

Books on Genealogy
The Library has a large collection of books that can provide guidance and information on all aspects of genealogical research. Come to the library and browse the 929.1 sections in our circulating and reference collections, or go online to the Library Catalog and search on the subject genealogy. If you need any help, be sure to ask for a Reference Librarian (in person or by phone).

Genealogy Databases
Ancestry Library Online
This extensive collection of genealogical information includes the U.S. and U.K. censuses, passenger lists, and much more. It can only be accessed through the computers AT the Library.

MyHeritage Library Edition
The MyHeritage Library Edition features over 8 billion primary historical records from the United States, Europe, and other regions, with coverage starting from the 16th century. Often accompanied by true document images, these records illuminate historical realities across a wide variety of regions. This database can be used at the library or at home.

A Guide to Genealogical Resources on the Internet

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