Research A to Z

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 Edition

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. TEMPORARILY ACCESSIBLE FROM HOME WITH PASSWORD! Email for the password.

Ancient and Medieval History Online

Explores the pre-modern world with an 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.

Consumer Library Information Prescription

The Consumer Library Information Prescription (CLIP) provides current, reliable health information to patients and the public. Provided by the Morristown Medical Center’s Shinn-Lathrope Health Science Library, this service combines the consumer health and medical collections of the Atlantic Health System libraries with the wealth of materials available online through the National Library of Medicine. Requests can also be made directly via email at or via phone at (908) 522-2699.

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.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports offers consumer protection and product reviews and includes articles on health, public safety, marketplace economics, and the judicial and regulatory actions that effect consumers. Available issues from 1985 to present.

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 providing reliable information on thousands of topics including geography, math, biographies, science, social studies and more. Other subjects covered in EBSCOhost include general reference, magazine and newspapers, literature, genealogy, languages, legal information, business, education, health, student resources, and more.  You may also search in any of these language interfaces:


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 of File

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


As a FamilySearch Affiliate Library, library users have access to over 2 billion digitized records, including 400 million images that are currently not available to the public outside of an affiliate library or a FamilySearch family history center. Access is limited to library computers and mobile devices connected to the library’s WiFi network.

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!


Fold3 is a genealogy database of original military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.  Many of the records come from the U.S. National archives, The National Archives of the U.K., and other international records.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

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

Gale Business: Plan Builder

Gale Business: Plan Builder is a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit. The program’s intuitive dashboard walks users through five areas of exploration in order to develop a business plan focused on long-term success. This database requires you to set up an account to keep track of your individual needs and progress.  Click on Get Started on the page that opens from the link.

Offers self-paced tutorials online that are available when you are, on your schedule. You can view one lesson or an entire tutorial. And you don’t have to create an account or sign in; you can start learning immediately. They also offer mobile apps to take your learning on the go with apps available for iPhone/iPad, Android, and Kindle.


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.


HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

The Image Collection

Consists of more than 1 million total images in these categories, broken down as follows:

  • Photographs
  • Images from Canadian Press, Getty Images, and UPI
  • Maps from Antenna Audio
  • Photographs from public domain sources

The images consist of a wide array of photos and maps, with an emphasis on world news and events. Other areas of coverage include contemporary and historical photos of people, places, and the natural kingdom.


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 aids, 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, 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 Elite

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.


The National Institutes of Health’s website 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

Military & Government Collection

Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.

Modern World History Online

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


An online test preparation database with study guides, practice questions, and flashcards for over 1,800 different standardized exams.

NJ Career Connections

The New Jersey State Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s NJ Career Connections offers a variety of resources for jobseekers to Plan (by exploring options and establishing goals), Prepare (by gathering tools and polishing skills), and Succeed. NJ Career Connections also offers links to Jersey Job Clubs, job fairs, and opportunities for occupational training.


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-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.


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. Funded by the New Jersey State Library.

Referencia Latina

This full-text Spanish-language database covers a broad array of subjects inside and outside academia. It offers content from a variety of sources, including reference books, general interest magazines, and health reports.

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 NJ 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 It also requires a headset with a microphone, since most of the tutorials use voice recognition.

There is also a Rosetta Stone app available from the App Store or Google Play. Read these instructions before installing the app.

Science Online

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

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.

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.

World Geography and Culture Online

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