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Academic Search Premier
The world’s largest academic multi-subject database, offering magazine, newspaper and academic journal articles.

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
Genealogical and historical information from census, military, church, vital, court, land and probate records, passenger lists and more. Beginning January 1, 2022, you will need to visit the Library to access Ancestry.  

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.

ASL Deafined
Learn American Sign Language through online video lessons.

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Bloom’s Literary Reference Online
Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.

Business Source Premier
Full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics.

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Computer Skills Center
Video courses to learn Word, Excel, and other popular software programs; introductory videos for new computer users covering the internet, email, and social media.

Curriculum Resource Center
Provides a library of printable teacher-handout materials for middle school, high school, and junior college curriculum.

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Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) A multi-subject online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

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ERIC (Education Resource Information Center) provides access to educational journals, reports and other documents.

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Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center
Provides detailed profiles of more than 3,300 jobs and 94 industries, invaluable advice on career skills, more than 48,000 resource entries, and much more.

Fold3™ Library Edition by Ancestry provides convenient access to military records, containing millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

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Covers environmental topics such as global warming, alternate fuel sources and more. Scholarly and general interest sources, as well as government documents and reports.

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

Health Source: Consumer Edition
Provides access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books. It also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
A full-text database covering nursing and allied health topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and more.

HeritageQuest is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids, with coverage dating back to the 1700s.

Historical Newspapers – New Jersey Collection
Search these NJ newspapers:

  • Asbury Park Press (Asbury Park, NJ)—1905-2009
  • Courier News (Bridgewater, NJ)—1891-2010 (1961-2010 available now)
  • Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, NJ)—1949-2009
  • The Daily Journal (Vineland, NJ)—1925-2011
  • Daily Record (Morristown, NJ)—1974-2012
  • Home News Tribune (East Brunswick, NJ)—1903-2009
  • Plainfield Courier (Plainfield, NJ) -1891-1961

History Research Center
Search all Infobase History databases for biographical information.

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Job & Career Accelerator
Create resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques, prepare for related exams and access millions of job listings

Joint Digital Archives of Scotch Plains and Fanwood
Access newspapers, ephemera, and more from Scotch Plains and Fanwood history. Yearbooks are here.

JSTOR Free and Open Content
Access freely available scholarly journal articles and art images from this academic database.

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LearningExpress Library
Online learning resource for academic and career development. Work on basic skills improvement in reading, writing, math, and basic sciences and test preparation for academic and career testing.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Covers subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, information retrieval, information management and more.

Literary Reference Center
Provides author biographies and information on literary works, including book reviews, literary criticism, and plot summaries.  Sources include journals, books, and encyclopedias.  Also includes full text of many poems and short stories.

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Mango Languages
An online language learning program that offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language.

MasterFILE Premier
A multi-subject database providing full text sources including magazines, primary source documents, reference books, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags.

MiddleSearch Plus
Provides full text for popular, middle school-level magazines, as well as biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags.

Military & Government Collection
Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.

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

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Newspaper Source Plus
Provides a full-text digital collection of the world’s major news content. It includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires and news magazines. In addition, it offers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources.

NoveList Plus
A reader’s advisory database that provides subject heading access, reviews and annotations for both fiction titles and nonfiction titles; and custom created articles and lists, including readalikes and book discussion questions.

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Peterson’s Test and Career Center
Helps students and adults be better prepared for both college and career, with comprehensive test prep and career solutions.

Points of View
Provides background, timelines, and pros and cons about a wide range of timely and sometimes controversial issues.

Primary Search
Full text for popular magazines for elementary school research.

PubMed Central® PMC is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM)

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Reference Solutions (formerly Reference U.S.A.)
Directory information on millions of U.S. and Canadian businesses and residences. Search for businesses by category, size and geographic location. Search residences by name, location and phone number.

Referencia Latina
Referencia Latina, a comprehensive Spanish-language database, offers access to magazines; encyclopedias; images; health reports; and a Spanish-English dictionary.

Regional Business News
Full text coverage for regional business publications for the US and Canada. Coverage include franchise restaurants, the retail industry, and business planning.

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ScienceDirect Open Access Journals Access freely available journal articles in science, chemistry, biology, mathematics, engineering and technology, physics, medicine and more.

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

Scholastic’s BookFlix
Pairs classic fictional video storybooks from Weston Woods with nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic.

Scholastic’s ScienceFlix
ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9.

Scholastic’s TrueFlix
TrueFlix is an online resource that helps students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process.

Scotch Plains Township
Official website of the Township of Scotch Plains.

Scotch Plains Township Codes & Ordinances
Codes and ordinances of Scotch Plains.

The Star Ledger
Read a full-color digital image of the daily paper; also search the text files of articles dating back to 1989.

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Taylor & Francis Open Journals Articles that are freely available in this multi-subject database will appear with the green “Open access” indicator in the list of search results.

Teacher Reference Center
Provides indexing and abstracts of journals and magazines for professional educators.

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U.S. Major Dailies

Search and read the full text of these major newspapers, including their blogs, magazines, book reviews, and online content, with most offering archives back to 1980:

  • The New York Times
  • Washington Post
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Wall Street Journal


Web News
Provides near real-time access to thousands of business and general news feeds from around the globe.

Wiley Open Access Access freely available journal articles in the biological, chemical and health sciences.

World Almanac for Kids Online
Provides resources for homework, reports, and projects in a fun format while encouraging online research skills. Contains biographical, career, history, science, and readers’ advisory resources.

World Book
Online encyclopedia of articles, selected web links, animations, and interactive maps

World Geography & Culture Online
Combines detailed, printable, full-color maps of countries, provinces, and states with up-to-date statistical and local information.