Databases Available from Home or Office

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EBSCO A-to-Z is a list of the magazines available to the Mercer County Library System. While some titles are available in our Branches as paper copies, the majority are provided through electronic access. Please call or see the reference staff at any branch for assistance with this list or any of our electronic resources.

Alphabetical List of All Databases Available From Home

Biography

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Biography Collection CompleteBiography Collection Complete
Offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies supporting history, science, the arts, music, literature, multicultural studies, gender studies, business, government & politics, sports, entertainment and many other areas.

Encyclopaedia 
Britannica Reference CenterEncyclopaedia Britannica Reference Center
Regarded as one of the most scholarly of English language encyclopedias, the Encyclopaedia Britannica is a general knowledge English-language encyclopedia. It is written and continuously updated by about 100 full-time editors and more than 4,400 contributors.

Encyclopaedia Britannica for ChildrenEncyclopaedia Britannica for Children
This is a version of the Britannica specifically for children.

Encyclopaedia BritannicaEncyclopaedia Britannica for Young Adults
Thi is a version of the Britannica specifically geared toward the needs of Young Adults.

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryGale Virtual Reference Library
Comprised of:
Biography
Contemporary Black Biography
Contemporary Musicians
Newsmakers 2010 Cumulation, 2010
Business
Business Plans Handbook
Education
College Bluebook, 2011 & 2012
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans: A Guide to Education-Related Financial Aid Programs for Students and Professionals, 2011 & 2012 eds.
Environment

American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America: Eastern region, 2011
General Reference
Digital Photography Essentials, 2011
Essential World Atlas, 2011

Literature
Novels for Students
Poetry for Students
Short Stories for Students
Drama for Students
Multicultural Studies
Contemporary Black Biography
Travel
Alaska, 2010
Boston, 2011
California, 2010
Chicago, 2010
Florida, 2010

Business

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Business Searching InterfaceBusiness Searching Interface
Company Profiles; Country Reports; Industry Profiles; Market Research Reports

Business Source EliteBusiness Source Elite
Business Source Elite provides full-text coverage of scholarly business, management and economics journals. It includes publications covering topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales, etc. Business Source Elite offers full text for nearly 1,000 business publications and contains expanded PDF backfiles for more than 150 titles (back to 1985 or the first issue published for that journal). More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included.

Business Source PremierBusiness Source Premier
A popular business research database, featuring the full text for more than 2,200 journals. Full text is provided back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998.

CorfactsCorfacts
New Jersey’s Premier Online Business to Business Directory.

Reference USAReferenceUSA
Provides detailed, current directory information on more than 12 million U.S. Businesses, 102 million U.S. residents, 683,000 U.S. healthcare providers, 1 million Canadian businesses and 11 million Canadian residents.

Regional Business NewsRegional Business News
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

Careers

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Ferguson's Career Guidance CenterFerguson's Career Guidance Center (Facts on File)
The critically acclaimed Ferguson's Career Guidance Center features exclusive, wide-ranging content that is accessible and intuitively organized. Known for its unprecedented depth of coverage and variety of user-friendly content formats, this comprehensive career research database is broken down into three main sections: Job and Industry Profiles, Job-Hunting and Workplace Skills, and Career and Industry Resources. The material is drawn from a range of authoritative sources and is extensively indexed.

InfobaseFacts on File/Infobase Learning Available Titles
Interdisciplinary, interactive databases on a wide range of  subjects, such as Science, History, Geography, Curriculum Resources, Health Reference Center, and Ferguson's Career Guidance Center.

Job & Career AcceleratorJob and Career Accelerator
Get detailed information on occupations that suit your interests. Access current job listings from over 5 million job postings, which are collected from all major job boards. Create professional resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, and more. Job & Career Accelerator is your guide to getting hired!

Learning Express LibraryLearningExpressLibrary.com
Provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.

Directories

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Gale Directory LibraryGale Directory Library
Includes:
American Wholesalers and Distributors Directory
Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media
National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations;
Business Rankings Annual
.

Education

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Academic Search PremierAcademic Search Premier
Scholarly Resource Providing Full-Text, Academic Journals Covering the Major Areas of Academic Research This resource was designed for the premier researcher, rich with the most valuable, comprehensive multidisciplinary content available. As a leading scholarly database, it provides access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources.

Curriculum Resource CenterCurriculum Resource Center
Curriculum Resource Center gives teachers fast access to thousands of easily reproduced handouts to supplement text and lesson plans used in middle school, high school, and junior college classrooms. This expansive collection of maps, full-color diagrams, images, experiments, timelines, and other visual educational resources is conveniently arranged. Each handout can be saved, emailed, printed, or distributed for educational purposes. “How to Cite” guidance includes examples of full citations in MLA, 7th Edition; Chicago Manual of Style; and APA styles.

ERICERIC
The Education Resource Information Center provides access to educational literature and resources. This database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

Mango LanguagesMango Languages
Mango is a fun, easy to use online language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for 6 different languages including English as a second language for Spanish speakers. It's so easy to use, you'll see incredible results after just one lesson!

Professional Development CollectionProfessional Development Collection
Professional Development Collection includes full text for more than 500 high-quality education journals.

Encyclopedias

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Encyclopaedia 
Britannica Reference CenterEncyclopaedia Britannica Reference Center
Regarded as one of the most scholarly of English language encyclopedias, the Encyclopaedia Britannica is a general knowledge English-language encyclopedia. It is written and continuously updated by about 100 full-time editors and more than 4,400 contributors.

Encyclopaedia Britannica for ChildrenEncyclopaedia Britannica for Children
This is a version of the Britannica specifically for children.

Encyclopaedia BritannicaEncyclopaedia Britannica for Young Adults
Thi is a version of the Britannica specifically geared toward the needs of Young Adults.

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryGale Virtual Reference Library
Comprised of:
Biography
Contemporary Black Biography
Contemporary Musicians
Newsmakers 2010 Cumulation, 2010
Business
Business Plans Handbook
Education
College Bluebook, 2011 & 2012
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans: A Guide to Education-Related Financial Aid Programs for Students and Professionals, 2011 & 2012 eds.
Environment

American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America: Eastern region, 2011
General Reference
Digital Photography Essentials, 2011
Essential World Atlas, 2011

Literature
Novels for Students
Poetry for Students
Short Stories for Students
Drama for Students
Multicultural Studies
Contemporary Black Biography
Travel
Alaska, 2010
Boston, 2011
California, 2010
Chicago, 2010
Florida, 2010

Health and Medicine

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Health Reference CenterHealth Reference Center (Facts on File)
Includes more than 585 educational videos on a wide range of health topics, more than 1,100 searchable and browsable color illustrations, and a “Health in the News” section with regularly updated health news articles.

Health Source Consumer EditionHealth Source - Consumer Edition
This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic EditionHealth Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
This resource provides 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, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry and many more.

Infobase LearningFacts on File/Infobase Learning Available Titles
Interdisciplinary, interactive databases on a wide range of  subjects, such as Science, History, Geography, Curriculum Resources, Health Reference Center, and Ferguson's Career Guidance Center.

Salem HealthSalem Health
Comprised of: Magill's Medical Guide; Genetics and Inherited Conditions; Infectious Diseases & Conditions
To access this database from home:
Click on the second tab for Remote Access Login
Enter the password: mercercols (the password is not case sensitive)

Salud en EspanolSalud en Espanol (CHC Spanish Version)
Salud en Español provides comprehensive evidence-based reports and fact sheets in Spanish on all aspects of consumer health and wellness. Topic specific reports covering all aspects of health offer valuable overviews on diseases, conditions, procedures and various treatments.

History

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African-American History OnlineAfrican-American History Online (Facts on File)
Exploring more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History Online offers many exciting features, including more than 85 historical videos that bring history to life. The extensively hyperlinked entries in this comprehensive database include subject entries, primary sources, images and videos, general and topic-specific timelines, biographies, maps and charts, and more. Users can search for entries by keyword or phrase or browse by topic and by time period—from eight historical periods relevant specifically to African-American history. In addition, biographies can be browsed by occupation and primary sources by type.

American History OnlineAmerican History Online (Facts on File)
A comprehensive database covering the most important individuals, events, and topics in US history. The thousands of entries include biographies, maps, timelines, primary source documents, and images. Extensive overview essays provide detail on each time period.

American Indian History OnlineAmerican Indian History Online (Facts on File)
American Indian History Online offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history through event and topic entries, biographies, images and videos, maps and charts, legends, primary sources, and timeline entries. The "Tribes and Culture Areas" section is easy to browse with a helpful tabbed list of tribes, representing more than 600 Native American groups, and a browse-by-culture-area feature. This award-winning database allows for an interactive, multifaceted look at the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

American Women's History OnlineAmerican Women's History Online (Facts on File)
American Women's History Online is an authoritative reference database containing biographies, historical and topical subject entries, primary sources, maps and charts, images and videos, and general and subject-specific timelines encompassing more than 500 years of American women's history. More than 60 historical videos cover such topics as working women, women in politics, and changing women's fashions. Users can search for entries by keyword or phrase, or they can browse by topic and by time period—from nine historical periods relevant specifically to women's history.

Ancient & Medieval History OnlineAncient & Medieval History Online (Facts on File)
Ancient and Medieval History Online provides thorough coverage of nine civilizations—ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient and medieval Africa, medieval Europe, the Americas, ancient and medieval Asia, and Islamic Empire. Covering prehistory through the 1500s, this authoritative online database features a user-friendly interface. Users can research each civilization in depth or use the browse feature to conduct comparative studies of events and developments across civilizations.

Encyclopaedia 
Britannica Reference CenterEncyclopaedia Britannica Reference Center
Regarded as one of the most scholarly of English language encyclopedias, the Encyclopaedia Britannica is a general knowledge English-language encyclopedia. It is written and continuously updated by about 100 full-time editors and more than 4,400 contributors.

Encyclopaedia Britannica for ChildrenEncyclopaedia Britannica for Children
This is a version of the Britannica specifically for children.

Encyclopaedia BritannicaEncyclopaedia Britannica for Young Adults
Thi is a version of the Britannica specifically geared toward the needs of Young Adults.

InfobaseFacts on File/Infobase Learning Available Titles
Interdisciplinary, interactive databases on a wide range of  subjects, such as Science, History, Geography, Curriculum Resources, Health Reference Center, and Ferguson's Career Guidance Center.

Greenwood Daily LifeGreenwood Daily Life
What did people eat, wear, use? What did they hope, invent, sing? We spend most of our lives preoccupied with mundane but essential things. Our activities rarely rise to the level of greatness, and that was true in the past as well. If we are to understand history, we must look at people's everyday lives. Greenwood Daily Life Online brings history up close by providing award-winning content in an authoritative and accessible database.

History Reference CenterHistory Reference Center
Designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research, this database features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.

Modern World History OnlineModern World History Online (Facts on File)
Modern World History Online covers the full scope of world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of fully hyperlinked subject entries, biographies, images and videos, maps and charts, primary sources, and timeline entries combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history. Unique Topic Centers pull forward interesting entries handpicked by our editors to help users find a starting point for their research. Users can search content by keyword or phrase or browse by topic, region, or era, corresponding to the National Standards for World History depending on their needs.

Salem HistorySalem History
Comprised of:
Milestone Documents in American History;
Milestone Documents of American Leaders;
The Seventies in America;
The Eighties in America;
The Nineties in America; Great Lives from History:
The Renaissance & Early Modern Era;
The 17th Century;
The 18th Century;
Notorious Lives;
Inventors and Inventions;
Great Events from History: The Renaissance & Early Modern Era;
Encyclopedia of American Immigration.
To access this database from home:
Click on the second tab for Remote Access Login
Enter the password: mercercols (the password is not case sensitive)

Languages

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Mango LanguagesMango Languages
Mango is a fun, easy to use online language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for 6 different languages including English as a second language for Spanish speakers. It's so easy to use, you'll see incredible results after just one lesson!

PronunciatorPronunciator
Pronunciator is the world's largest language-learning service. It has 75 languages, and 50 languages in which to learn them — for a total of 3,750 possible course combinations. [iT] offer[s] a way to learn a new language for over 95% of the world's population. Pronunciator [offers] the full range of language skills -- reading, writing, listening, and speaking -- in a structured, building-block approach. Within each language, Pronunciator offers up to 10,000 phrases; 354 hours of audio lessons; 8 types of interactive drills; and 6 types of scored quizzes.

Legal

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Legal information Reference Center Legal Information Reference Center
Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. This database offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed "how-to" instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues.

Literature & Reading

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Bloom's LiteratureBloom's Literature (Facts on File)
Bloom's Literature features content from Facts On File's extensive print literature collection, hundreds of Harold Bloom's essays examining the lives and works of great writers throughout history and the world, and thousands of critical articles published by noted scholars under the Bloom's Literary Criticism imprint. This accessible database also contains an archive of more than 46,000 characters; extensive entries on literary topics, themes, movements, genres, and authors; almost 200 video segments; and more. Handy browse and search features include in-text links, record links, and numerous options for further research. Entries can be browsed by time period within American, British, and world literature; by author type; by literary genre; by nationality; by an A-to-Z list; and by subject for images and videos. Author biographies link to a list of major works, and works are linked to a list of principal characters.

Contemporary AuthorsContemporary Authors
Provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors. Database provided by the New Jersey State Library.

Gale Directory LibraryGale Directory Library
Includes:
American Wholesalers and Distributors Directory
Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media
National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations;
Business Rankings Annual
.

Gale Literature Reference LibraryGale Literature Reference Library
Comprised of:
Novels for Students
Poetry for Students
Short Stories for Students
Drama for Students

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryGale Virtual Reference Library
Comprised of:
Biography
Contemporary Black Biography
Contemporary Musicians
Newsmakers 2010 Cumulation, 2010
Business
Business Plans Handbook
Education
College Bluebook, 2011 & 2012
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans: A Guide to Education-Related Financial Aid Programs for Students and Professionals, 2011 & 2012 eds.
Environment

American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America: Eastern region, 2011
General Reference
Digital Photography Essentials, 2011
Essential World Atlas, 2011

Literature
Novels for Students
Poetry for Students
Short Stories for Students
Drama for Students
Multicultural Studies
Contemporary Black Biography
Travel
Alaska, 2010
Boston, 2011
California, 2010
Chicago, 2010
Florida, 2010

eLibraryNJeLibraryNJ
A downloadable digital media collection provided by libraries in central New Jersey (formerly ListenNJ).

hooplahoopla
Download audiovisual material including audiobooks, music, and video productions.

Literary Reference CenterLiterary Reference Center
A comprehensive literary reference database, which provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. LRC is a completely full-text database that 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.

Literature Resource CenterLiterature Resource Center
Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. It covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers.

NextReadsNextReads
Receive electronic newsletters notifying you of when library materials, in a range of categories including the latest book and movie releases, are available for requests.

NoveList PlusNoveList Plus
NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

...or let us do the work for you! Sign up for NextReads and receive electronic newsletters notifying you of when library materials, in a range of categories including the latest book and movie releases, are available for requests.

NoveList K-8 PlusNoveList K-8 Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus is a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers. Includes nonfiction

Salem LiteratureSalem Literature
Comprised of:
Critical Insights: James Baldwin
Critical Insights: Toni Morrison
Critical Insights: John Steinbeck
Critical Insights: Tennessee Williams
Masterplots
To access this database from home: Click on the second tab for Remote Access Login Enter the password: mercercols (the password is not case sensitive)

Magazines & Journals

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Academic Search PremierAcademic Search Premier
Scholarly Resource Providing Full-Text, Academic Journals Covering the Major Areas of Academic Research This resource was designed for the premier researcher, rich with the most valuable, comprehensive multidisciplinary content available. As a leading scholarly database, it provides access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources.

EBSCOhostEBSCOhost
Locate magazine articles on a wide range of topics including general reference, business, financial and health related magazines.

ERICERIC
The Education Resource Information Center provides access to educational literature and resources. This database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

MasterFILE EliteMasterFILE Elite
Provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. Also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags.

MasterFILE PremierMasterFILE Premier
Provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. This database also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags.

Newspapers

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EBSCOhostEBSCOhost
Locate magazine articles on a wide range of topics including general reference, business, financial and health related magazines.

Newspaper Source PlusNewspaper Source Plus
Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 700 full-text newspapers, and provides more than 31 million full-text articles. In addition, the database includes nearly 700,000 television and radio transcripts.

Science

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Encyclopaedia 
Britannica Reference CenterEncyclopaedia Britannica Reference Center
Regarded as one of the most scholarly of English language encyclopedias, the Encyclopaedia Britannica is a general knowledge English-language encyclopedia. It is written and continuously updated by about 100 full-time editors and more than 4,400 contributors.

Encyclopaedia Britannica for ChildrenEncyclopaedia Britannica for Children
This is a version of the Britannica specifically for children.

Encyclopaedia BritannicaEncyclopaedia Britannica for Young Adults
Thi is a version of the Britannica specifically geared toward the needs of Young Adults.

GreenFILEGreenFILE
GreenFILE 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 the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. (Via JerseyClicks.)

InfobaseFacts on File/Infobase Learning Available Titles
Interdisciplinary, interactive databases on a wide range of  subjects, such as Science, History, Geography, Curriculum Resources, Health Reference Center, and Ferguson's Career Guidance Center.

Salem ScienceSalem Science
Comprised of:
Earth Science: Earth Materials and Resources
Earth Science: Earth’s Weather, Water, and Atmosphere
Encyclopedia of Energy
Encyclopedia of Global Warming
To access this database from home: Click on the second tab for Remote Access Login Enter the password: mercercols (the password is not case sensitive)

Science OnlineScience Online (Facts on File)
Offers a comprehensive, curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines in a variety of useful formats. The accessible content is organized by subject area and type of resource, as well as by national and state science education standards. Users can follow an extensive network of hyperlinks and suggested searches to related topics. Tabbed search results and Boolean search capabilities help users easily find their desired results. High-quality print, email, reduce-and-enlarge-text, and save-to-folder capabilities, plus a help page, are also available.

Science Reference CenterScience Reference Center
A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc.

Student Research

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Academic Search PremierAcademic Search Premier
Scholarly Resource Providing Full-Text, Academic Journals Covering the Major Areas of Academic Research This resource was designed for the premier researcher, rich with the most valuable, comprehensive multidisciplinary content available. As a leading scholarly database, it provides access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources.

Curriculum Resource CenterCurriculum Resource Center
Curriculum Resource Center gives teachers fast access to thousands of easily reproduced handouts to supplement text and lesson plans used in middle school, high school, and junior college classrooms. This expansive collection of maps, full-color diagrams, images, experiments, timelines, and other visual educational resources is conveniently arranged. Each handout can be saved, emailed, printed, or distributed for educational purposes. “How to Cite” guidance includes examples of full citations in MLA, 7th Edition; Chicago Manual of Style; and APA styles.

Encyclopaedia 
Britannica Reference CenterEncyclopaedia Britannica Reference Center
Regarded as one of the most scholarly of English language encyclopedias, the Encyclopaedia Britannica is a general knowledge English-language encyclopedia. It is written and continuously updated by about 100 full-time editors and more than 4,400 contributors.

Encyclopaedia Britannica for ChildrenEncyclopaedia Britannica for Children
This is a version of the Britannica specifically for children.

Encyclopaedia BritannicaEncyclopaedia Britannica for Young Adults
Thi is a version of the Britannica specifically geared toward the needs of Young Adults.

Facts on File Issues & ControversiesFacts on File Issues & Controversies
In-depth investigations of today's top issues.

InfobaseFacts on File/Infobase Learning Available Titles
Interdisciplinary, interactive databases on a wide range of  subjects, such as Science, History, Geography, Curriculum Resources, Health Reference Center, and Ferguson's Career Guidance Center.

Gale Directory LibraryGale Directory Library
Includes:
American Wholesalers and Distributors Directory
Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media
National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations;
Business Rankings Annual
.

Gale Literature Reference LibraryGale Literature Reference Library
Comprised of:
Novels for Students
Poetry for Students
Short Stories for Students
Drama for Students

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryGale Virtual Reference Library
Comprised of:
Biography
Contemporary Black Biography
Contemporary Musicians
Newsmakers 2010 Cumulation, 2010
Business
Business Plans Handbook
Education
College Bluebook, 2011 & 2012
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans: A Guide to Education-Related Financial Aid Programs for Students and Professionals, 2011 & 2012 eds.
Environment

American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America: Eastern region, 2011
General Reference
Digital Photography Essentials, 2011
Essential World Atlas, 2011

Literature
Novels for Students
Poetry for Students
Short Stories for Students
Drama for Students
Multicultural Studies
Contemporary Black Biography
Travel
Alaska, 2010
Boston, 2011
California, 2010
Chicago, 2010
Florida, 2010

Lumos Learning NJ ASK Test PrepLumos Learning NJ ASK Test Preparation
Developed by expert teachers who know the New Jersey standardized tests and student needs. It includes hundreds of practice questions, full-length practice tests that are similar to the actual test, and expert advice for the NJ ASK. In addition to helping with the standardized test preparation, Lumos Learning Online Study Program helps reinforce classroom learning experience for children in grades 3-8.

Middle Search PlusMiddle Search Plus
Popular middle school database

NoveList PlusNoveList Plus
NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

Points of ViewPoints of View
A full text database designed to provide students and schools with a series of controversial essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Essays provide questions and materials for further thought and study and are accompanied by thousands of supporting articles.

Primary SearchPrimary Search
Popular elementary school database.

SearchasaurusSearchasaurus
Two popular elementary and middle school databases (Primary Search and Middle Search Plus) can be accessed via Searchasaurus. It is an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that encourages students to enhance and develop basic search methodologies. (Click on Searchasaurus.)

TOPICsearchTOPICsearch
This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints. TOPICsearch™ contains full text for over 140,000 articles from nearly 260 diverse sources including international newspapers, EBSCO's unparalleled collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

World Almanac for KidsWorld Almanac® for Kids Online (Facts on File)
The World Almanac® for Kids Online expands on the contents of The World Almanac® for Kids print edition, along with other award-winning reference books from World Almanac®, Chelsea House, and Facts On File. A natural complement to the curriculum, the online site provides resources for homework, reports, and projects. Kids can explore grade-appropriate topics in a fun format while developing online research skills with a trusted source

World Geography and Culture OnlineWorld Geography and Culture Online (Facts on File)
World Geography and Culture Online enhances the study of countries, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills. This comprehensive reference site makes it easy to study all aspects of a country, with facts at a glance and in-depth coverage through country entries, maps, flags, images, statistics, news articles, a gazetteer, and more. In addition, comprehensive entries about the U.S. states are also available. Ideal for history and geography classrooms and projects as well as for general country and U.S. state research, this online resource features an easy-to-navigate interface, search and browse tools, and tabbed search results.

Test Practice

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Learning Express LibraryLearningExpressLibrary.com
Provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.

Lumos Learning NJ ASK Test PrepLumos Learning NJ ASK Test Preparation
Developed by expert teachers who know the New Jersey standardized tests and student needs. It includes hundreds of practice questions, full-length practice tests that are similar to the actual test, and expert advice for the NJ ASK. In addition to helping with the standardized test preparation, Lumos Learning Online Study Program helps reinforce classroom learning experience for children in grades 3-8.

Travel

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Gale Travel eBooksGale Travel eBooks
Find travel books from the Rough Guide Series and the DK Eyewitness Travel Series to help you plan your vacations.

Alphabetical Listing of Databases

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Academic Search PremierAcademic Search Premier
Scholarly Resource Providing Full-Text, Academic Journals Covering the Major Areas of Academic Research This resource was designed for the premier researcher, rich with the most valuable, comprehensive multidisciplinary content available. As a leading scholarly database, it provides access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources.

African-American History OnlineAfrican-American History Online (Facts on File)
Exploring more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History Online offers many exciting features, including more than 85 historical videos that bring history to life. The extensively hyperlinked entries in this comprehensive database include subject entries, primary sources, images and videos, general and topic-specific timelines, biographies, maps and charts, and more. Users can search for entries by keyword or phrase or browse by topic and by time period—from eight historical periods relevant specifically to African-American history. In addition, biographies can be browsed by occupation and primary sources by type.

American History OnlineAmerican History Online (Facts on File)
A comprehensive database covering the most important individuals, events, and topics in US history. The thousands of entries include biographies, maps, timelines, primary source documents, and images. Extensive overview essays provide detail on each time period.

American Indian History OnlineAmerican Indian History Online (Facts on File)
American Indian History Online offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history through event and topic entries, biographies, images and videos, maps and charts, legends, primary sources, and timeline entries. The "Tribes and Culture Areas" section is easy to browse with a helpful tabbed list of tribes, representing more than 600 Native American groups, and a browse-by-culture-area feature. This award-winning database allows for an interactive, multifaceted look at the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

American Women's History OnlineAmerican Women's History Online (Facts on File)
American Women's History Online is an authoritative reference database containing biographies, historical and topical subject entries, primary sources, maps and charts, images and videos, and general and subject-specific timelines encompassing more than 500 years of American women's history. More than 60 historical videos cover such topics as working women, women in politics, and changing women's fashions. Users can search for entries by keyword or phrase, or they can browse by topic and by time period—from nine historical periods relevant specifically to women's history.

Ancient & Medieval Historty OnlineAncient & Medieval History Online (Facts on File)
Ancient and Medieval History Online provides thorough coverage of nine civilizations—ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient and medieval Africa, medieval Europe, the Americas, ancient and medieval Asia, and Islamic Empire. Covering prehistory through the 1500s, this authoritative online database features a user-friendly interface. Users can research each civilization in depth or use the browse feature to conduct comparative studies of events and developments across civilizations.

Biography Collection CompleteBiography Collection Complete
Offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies supporting history, science, the arts, music, literature, multicultural studies, gender studies, business, government & politics, sports, entertainment and many other areas.

Bloom's LiteratureBloom's Literature (Facts on File)
Bloom's Literature features content from Facts On File's extensive print literature collection, hundreds of Harold Bloom's essays examining the lives and works of great writers throughout history and the world, and thousands of critical articles published by noted scholars under the Bloom's Literary Criticism imprint. This accessible database also contains an archive of more than 46,000 characters; extensive entries on literary topics, themes, movements, genres, and authors; almost 200 video segments; and more. Handy browse and search features include in-text links, record links, and numerous options for further research. Entries can be browsed by time period within American, British, and world literature; by author type; by literary genre; by nationality; by an A-to-Z list; and by subject for images and videos. Author biographies link to a list of major works, and works are linked to a list of principal characters.

Business Searching InterfaceBusiness Searching Interface
Company Profiles; Country Reports; Industry Profiles; Market Research Reports

Business Source EliteBusiness Source Elite
Business Source Elite provides full-text coverage of scholarly business, management and economics journals. It includes publications covering topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales, etc. Business Source Elite offers full text for nearly 1,000 business publications and contains expanded PDF backfiles for more than 150 titles (back to 1985 or the first issue published for that journal). More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included.

Business Source PremierBusiness Source Premier
A popular business research database, featuring the full text for more than 2,200 journals. Full text is provided back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998.

Contemporary AuthorsContemporary Authors
Provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors. Database provided by the New Jersey State Library.

CorfactsCorfacts
New Jersey’s Premier Online Business to Business Directory.

Curriculum Resource CenterCurriculum Resource Center
Curriculum Resource Center gives teachers fast access to thousands of easily reproduced handouts to supplement text and lesson plans used in middle school, high school, and junior college classrooms. This expansive collection of maps, full-color diagrams, images, experiments, timelines, and other visual educational resources is conveniently arranged. Each handout can be saved, emailed, printed, or distributed for educational purposes. “How to Cite” guidance includes examples of full citations in MLA, 7th Edition; Chicago Manual of Style; and APA styles.

EBSCOhostEBSCOhost
Locate magazine articles on a wide range of topics including general reference, business, financial and health related magazines.

eLibraryNJeLibraryNJ
Download eBooks and audiobooks.

ERICERIC
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. ERIC contains more than 1.4 million records and links to more than 337,000 full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966.

Encyclopaedia 
Britannica Reference CenterEncyclopaedia Britannica Reference Center
Regarded as one of the most scholarly of English language encyclopedias, the Encyclopaedia Britannica is a general knowledge English-language encyclopedia. It is written and continuously updated by about 100 full-time editors and more than 4,400 contributors.

Encyclopaedia Britannica for ChildrenEncyclopaedia Britannica for Children
This is a version of the Britannica specifically for children.

Encyclopaedia BritannicaEncyclopaedia Britannica for Young Adults
Thi is a version of the Britannica specifically geared toward the needs of Young Adults.

Facts on File Issues & ControversiesFacts on File Issues & Controversies
In-depth investigations of today's top issues

Ferguson's Career Guidance CenterFerguson's Career Guidance Center (Facts on File)
The critically acclaimed Ferguson's Career Guidance Center features exclusive, wide-ranging content that is accessible and intuitively organized. Known for its unprecedented depth of coverage and variety of user-friendly content formats, this comprehensive career research database is broken down into three main sections: Job and Industry Profiles, Job-Hunting and Workplace Skills, and Career and Industry Resources. The material is drawn from a range of authoritative sources and is extensively indexed.

Gale Directory LibraryGale Directory Library
Includes:
American Wholesalers and Distributors Directory
Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media
National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations
Business Rankings Annual.

Gale Literature Reference LibraryGale Literature Reference Library
Comprised of:
Novels for Students
Poetry for Students
Short Stories for Students
Drama for Students

Gale Travel eBooksGale Travel eBooks
Find travel books from the Rough Guide Series and the DK Eyewitness Travel Series to help you plan your vacations.

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryGale Virtual Reference Library
Comprised of:
Biography
Contemporary Black Biography
Contemporary Musicians
Newsmakers 2010 Cumulation, 2010
Business
Business Plans Handbook
Education
College Bluebook, 2011 & 2012
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans: A Guide to Education-Related Financial Aid Programs for Students and Professionals, 2011 & 2012 eds.
Environment

American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America: Eastern region, 2011
General Reference
Digital Photography Essentials, 2011
Essential World Atlas, 2011

Literature
Novels for Students
Poetry for Students
Short Stories for Students
Drama for Students
Multicultural Studies
Contemporary Black Biography
Travel
Alaska, 2010
Boston, 2011
California, 2010
Chicago, 2010
Florida, 2010

GreenFILEGreenFILE
GreenFILE 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 the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. (Via JerseyClicks.)

Greenwood Daily LifeGreenwood Daily Life
What did people eat, wear, use? What did they hope, invent, sing? We spend most of our lives preoccupied with mundane but essential things. Our activities rarely rise to the level of greatness, and that was true in the past as well. If we are to understand history, we must look at people's everyday lives. Greenwood Daily Life Online brings history up close by providing award-winning content in an authoritative and accessible database.

Facts on File Health Reference CenterHealth Reference Center (Facts on File)
Includes more than 585 educational videos on a wide range of health topics, more than 1,100 searchable and browsable color illustrations, and a “Health in the News” section with regularly updated health news articles.

Health Source - Consumer EditionHealth Source - Consumer Edition
This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic EditionHealth Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
This resource provides 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, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry and many more.

History Reference CenterHistory Reference Center
Designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research, this database features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.

hooplahoopla
Download audiovisual material including audiobooks, music, and video productions.

Facts on File/ Infobase Learning Available TitlesFacts on File/Infobase Learning Available Titles
Interdisciplinary, interactive databases on a wide range of  subjects, such as Science, History, Geography, Curriculum Resources, Health Reference Center, and Ferguson's Career Guidance Center.

Job abd Career AcceleratorJob and Career Accelerator
Get detailed information on occupations that suit your interests. Access current job listings from over 5 million job postings, which are collected from all major job boards. Create professional resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, and more. Job & Career Accelerator is your guide to getting hired!

Learning Express LibraryLearningExpressLibrary.com
Provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.

Legal Information Reference CenterLegal Information Reference Center
Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. This database offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed "how-to" instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues.

Literary Reference CenterLiterary Reference Center
A comprehensive literary reference database, which provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. LRC is a completely full-text database that 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.

Literature Resource CenterLiterature Resource Center
Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. It covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers.

Lumos Learning NJ ASK Test PreparationLumos Learning NJ ASK Test Preparation
Developed by expert teachers who know the New Jersey standardized tests and student needs. It includes hundreds of practice questions, full-length practice tests that are similar to the actual test, and expert advice for the NJ ASK. In addition to helping with the standardized test preparation, Lumos Learning Online Study Program helps reinforce classroom learning experience for children in grades 3-8.

Mango LanguagesMango Languages
Mango is a fun, easy to use online language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for 6 different languages including English as a second language for Spanish speakers. It's so easy to use, you'll see incredible results after just one lesson!

MasterFILE EliteMasterFILE Elite
Provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. Also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags.

MasterFILE PremierMasterFILE Premier
Provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. This database also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags.

Middle Search PlusMiddle Search Plus 
Popular middle school database.

Modern World History OnlineModern World History Online (Facts on File)
Modern World History Online covers the full scope of world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of fully hyperlinked subject entries, biographies, images and videos, maps and charts, primary sources, and timeline entries combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history. Unique Topic Centers pull forward interesting entries handpicked by our editors to help users find a starting point for their research. Users can search content by keyword or phrase or browse by topic, region, or era, corresponding to the National Standards for World History depending on their needs.

Newspaper Source PlusNewspaper Source Plus
Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 700 full-text newspapers, and provides more than 31 million full-text articles. In addition, the database includes nearly 700,000 television and radio transcripts.

NextReadsNextReads
receive electronic newsletters notifying you of when library materials, in a range of categories including the latest book and movie releases, are available for requests.

NoveList PlusNoveList Plus
NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

NoveList K-8 PlusNoveList K-8 Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus is a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers. Includes nonfiction

Points of ViewPoints of View
A full text database designed to provide students and schools with a series of controversial essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Essays provide questions and materials for further thought and study and are accompanied by thousands of supporting articles.

Primary SearchPrimary Search
Popular elementary school database.

Professional Development CollectionProfessional Development Collection
Professional Development Collection includes full text for more than 500 high-quality education journals.

PronunciatorPronunciator
Pronunciator is the world's largest language-learning service. It has 75 languages, and 50 languages in which to learn them — for a total of 3,750 possible course combinations. [iT] offer[s] a way to learn a new language for over 95% of the world's population. Pronunciator [offers] the full range of language skills -- reading, writing, listening, and speaking -- in a structured, building-block approach. Within each language, Pronunciator offers up to 10,000 phrases; 354 hours of audio lessons; 8 types of interactive drills; and 6 types of scored quizzes.

ReferenceUSAReferenceUSA
Provides detailed, current directory information on more than 12 million U.S. Businesses, 102 million U.S. residents, 683,000 U.S. healthcare providers, 1 million Canadian businesses and 11 million Canadian residents.

Regional Business NewsRegional Business News
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

Salem HealthSalem Health
Comprised of: Magill's Medical Guide; Genetics and Inherited Conditions; Infectious Diseases & Conditions
To access this database from home: Click on the second tab for Remote Access Login Enter the password: mercercols (the password is not case sensitive)

Salem HistorySalem History
Comprised of:
Milestone Documents in American History;
Milestone Documents of American Leaders;
The Seventies in America;
The Eighties in America;
The Nineties in America;
Great Lives from History:
The Renaissance & Early Modern Era;
The 17th Century;
The 18th Century;
Notorious Lives;
Inventors and Inventions;
Great Events from History: The Renaissance & Early Modern Era;
Encyclopedia of American Immigration.
To access this database from home: Click on the second tab for Remote Access Login Enter the password: mercercols (the password is not case sensitive)

Salem LiteratureSalem Literature
Comprised of:
Critical Insights: James Baldwin
Critical Insights: Toni Morrison
Critical Insights: John Steinbeck
Critical Insights: Tennessee Williams
Masterplots
To access this database from home: Click on the second tab for Remote Access Login Enter the password: mercercols (the password is not case sensitive)

Salem ScienceSalem Science
Comprised of:
Earth Science: Earth Materials and Resources
Earth Science: Earth’s Weather, Water, and Atmosphere
Encyclopedia of Energy
Encyclopedia of Global Warming
To access this database from home: Click on the second tab for Remote Access Login Enter the password: mercercols (the password is not case sensitive)

Salud en EspanolSalud en Espanñol (CHC Spanish Version)
Salud en Español provides comprehensive evidence-based reports and fact sheets in Spanish on all aspects of consumer health and wellness. Topic specific reports covering all aspects of health offer valuable overviews on diseases, conditions, procedures and various treatments.

Science OnlineScience Online (Facts on File)
Offers a comprehensive, curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines in a variety of useful formats. The accessible content is organized by subject area and type of resource, as well as by national and state science education standards. Users can follow an extensive network of hyperlinks and suggested searches to related topics. Tabbed search results and Boolean search capabilities help users easily find their desired results. High-quality print, email, reduce-and-enlarge-text, and save-to-folder capabilities, plus a help page, are also available.

Science Reference CenterScience Reference Center
A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc.

SearchasaurusSearchasaurus
Two popular elementary and middle school databases (Primary Search and Middle Search Plus) can be accessed via Searchasaurus. It is an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that encourages students to enhance and develop basic search methodologies. (Click on Searchasaurus.)

TOPICsearchTOPICsearch
This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints. TOPICsearch contains full text for over 140,000 articles from nearly 260 diverse sources including international newspapers, EBSCO's unparalleled collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

World Almanac for KidsWorld Almanac® for Kids Online (Facts on File)
The World Almanac® for Kids Online expands on the contents of The World Almanac® for Kids print edition, along with other award-winning reference books from World Almanac®, Chelsea House, and Facts On File. A natural complement to the curriculum, the online site provides resources for homework, reports, and projects. Kids can explore grade-appropriate topics in a fun format while developing online research skills with a trusted source

World Geography and Culture OnlineWorld Geography and Culture Online (Facts on File)
World Geography and Culture Online enhances the study of countries, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills. This comprehensive reference site makes it easy to study all aspects of a country, with facts at a glance and in-depth coverage through country entries, maps, flags, images, statistics, news articles, a gazetteer, and more. In addition, comprehensive entries about the U.S. states are also available. Ideal for history and geography classrooms and projects as well as for general country and U.S. state research, this online resource features an easy-to-navigate interface, search and browse tools, and tabbed search results.

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