Available Online Databases
Below you will find many resources that are accessible for free with your library card. These have either been purchased by us, are available for all New Jersey residents through JerseyClicks, or accessible through one of our partners.Need help getting started? Check out our "Tech Tip" blog posts and our YouTube channel:
|ABC Mouse Early Learning Academy||
ABCmouse.com is a global education initiative of Age of Learning, Inc. Our goal is to help children build a strong foundation for future academic success by providing a comprehensive and engaging online curriculum to greatly assist early learners to succeed in pre-k, kindergarten, and early elementary school programs. In-Library Use Only.
|Academic 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.
|Adult Core Skills||Achieve your personal education and career goals.|
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.
ALLDATA LLC is an online source for automotive OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) information. ALLDATA provides vehicle manufacturers' diagnostic and repair information. In-Library Use Only. Lawrence Branch Only.
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||
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||
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.
Ancestry® Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.
|Ancient and Medieval History||
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 Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson)||This comprehensive biographical database offers the in-depth, original profiles from the Current Biography and World Authors series, the thorough periodical coverage of Biography Index and the specialist biographical content of Junior Authors & Illustrators. It provides biographical full-text articles, page images and abstracts from today's leading magazines and journals, and a searchable collection of more than 35,000 images. This collection of original content is continuously supplemented with new biographies and updated versions of preexisting articles, giving users up-to-date information on featured subjects.|
|Biography Reference Center||Biography Reference Center provides thousands of reliable full-text biographies, including the complete full text of Biography Today and Biography, plus narrative biographies not available in other databases. In addition to keyword search, users can locate biographies by subject occupation, nationality, activity, gender, lifespan and more.|
Bloom’s Literature is rich with relevant content on the core authors and works most studied in the high school curriculum. Students will find exactly what they need without having to wade through an uncurated search. Educators will appreciate the thoughtful organization and important curriculum tools to help with lesson plans, assignments, and independent study.
|BrainFuse||Brainfuse is one of the nation’s leading online tutoring providers, serving a diversified client base of libraries, school districts and colleges/universities for over 18 years. With Brainfuse, users receive real-time tutoring from instructors via our proprietary online classroom.|
|Business 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.
|Career Preparation||Make your work goals a reality — start a new career or advance in your current field.|
|College Admissions Test Preparation||Prepare for important exams like the ACT®, SAT®, AP® Tests, and more.|
|College Students||Achieve your undergrad goals and prepare for future success.|
|Computer Skills Center||Video courses to learn popular software and computer basics.|
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.
New Jersey’s Premier Online Business to Business Directory.
|Curriculum 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.
|Ebsco eBook Collection||
EBSCO eBooks are online versions of print books that your library has either purchased with a perpetual license or via an annual subscription.
Locate magazine articles on a wide range of topics including general reference, business, financial and health related magazines.
A downloadable digital media collection provided by libraries in central New Jersey (formerly ListenNJ).
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.
|European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750||European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 is a free archive of indexed publications related to the Americas and written in Europe before 1750. It includes thousands of valuable primary source records covering the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples.|
|Explora Educator’s Edition||
Focuses on the needs of teachers and librarians offering professional development resources, lesson plans, research guides, and curriculum standards.
|Explora Primary Schools||
Designed for elementary school students, students can look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects, or homework from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.
|Explora Public Library||
Access high-quality articles and facts for research papers, class projects and homework.
|Explora Secondary Schools||
Middle and junior high school students can find historical essays, biographies, maps, images and more to help with school projects and research.
|Ferguson's Career Guidance Center||
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.
|Financial Ratings Series Online||
Important Financial Literacy Tools from Weiss Ratings & Grey House Publishing
Features a collection of popular magazines that are available as full issues, in full color on your computer or portable device. For more information on using Flipster, see the Getting Started With Flipster PDF, available from Ebsco, creators of Flipster.
This is a downloadable music service featuring 8 million songs in a wide variety of genres, ranging from classical to today’s hot hits
|Full Text Finder||The magazine and journal holdings (paper copies; microfilm; electronic versions) of the Mercer County Library System.|
|Gale Directory Library||
|Gale Literature Reference Library||
|Gale Virtual Reference Library||
Gale is committed to helping students and researchers discover insights to advance learning and research and to support students in progressing from tech-savvy users to digitally literate learners.
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 Life||
[To connect from home: Click on PUBLIC LIBRARY barcode login link.] 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.
|Health Reference Center||
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 Reference Series Online||
Choose Login by Library Card and use the first 5 digits of your Library Card number to access Omnigraphics Health Reference Series, an invaluable medical resource that will give you access to numerous health reference resources.
|Health Source - Consumer Edition||
This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide.
A comprehensive suite of online academic services designed to support many learning needs and styles. Our Adult Learning Center provides comprehensive academic support from trained adult education specialists in areas such as US Citizenship testing, resume and cover letter assistance, and core skills building.
Heritage Quest is a new electronic resource licensed by the State Library in 2019 that will be available to public, school and academic libraries. Heritage Quest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical resources that will help New Jersey residents find their ancestors.
|High School Equivalency Center||Guided support and preparation to help you earn a high school equivalency credential.|
|Hightstown Digital Newspaper Archive||This Archive is provided with the combined resources of the Hightstown Library Association and the Hightstown—East Windsor Historical Society, both 501c3 non‐profit groups. The Library Association supports the Hightstown Memorial Branch of the Mercer County Library System, located at 114 Franklin Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520. Link. The Historical Society, located at 164 North Main Street, Hightstown, NJ.|
|History 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.
Download audiovisual material including music, comic books, and video productions.
|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.
|Issues & Controversies||
In-depth investigations of today's top issues.
|Job 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!
JobNow™ provides live online assistance, powerful tools, and other resources for job-seekers. It features the following services:
|Learning Express Library||
Improve your academic skills. Prepare for high-stakes tests. Become career-ready. LearningExpress Library offers targeted learning centers — each with a collection of practice tests, tutorials, e-books, articles and flashcards — to help you achieve your goals.
|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.
|Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts||
Provides indexing and abstracting for key library and information science journals, books, research reports and more.
|Literary 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.
|Lumos Learning PARCC Test Preparation||
PARCC Test Rehearsal and Practice Resources: Innovative Supplemental Programs to Increase Student Achievement
Mango is the award-winning language learning resource for individuals and organizations around the world. The only single solution that combines quality content, intelligent technology, and an adaptive algorithm that delivers practical phrases from real situations. This is language learning centered around you.
|MAS Ultra - School Edition||Designed specifically for high school libraries, MAS Ultra – School Edition is a full-text database of popular magazines, reference books and primary sources covering many subjects, including history, science and health. It also includes and over a million photos, maps and flags.|
Provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. This database also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags.
|Middle Search Plus||
Designed for middle school libraries, Middle Search Plus is a full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such as history, current events, science and sports, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million 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
|Modern World History||
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
Investment Research Database
|Newspaper Source||Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers. In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks.|
|NoveList 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 works.
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.
|Open Dissertations||EBSCO Open Dissertations now includes the content from American Doctoral Dissertations. It is a free database with records for more than 1.2 million electronic theses and dissertations from around the world.|
|Points of View Reference Center||
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.
Designed for elementary school libraries, Primary Search is a full-text database providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Students can learn about a variety of topics, including endangered species, famous musicians, fitness and space exploration.
|Professional Development Collection||
Professional Development Collection includes full text for more than 500 high-quality education journals.
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.
|ProQuest Digitized Newspapers: The New York Times Recent||
The full-page images of this digitized newspaper provide genealogists, researchers and scholars with cover-to-cover access to recent newspaper content. Every page is full-text searchable. Coverage: 2008 - recent (3-month embargo). In-Library Use Only.
|Recursos Para Hispanohablantes||Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadanía en español|
Previously called ReferenceUSA. 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.
This comprehensive database offers content from a variety of sources, including an inclusive collection of images, health reports, and full text for reference books and general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas. Additionally, the resource covers a full spectrum of Spanish-language scholarships inside and outside academia.
|Regional 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.
Rosetta Stone Inc. is dedicated to changing people's lives through the power of language and literacy education. The company's innovative, personalized language and reading programs drive positive learning outcomes in thousands of schools, businesses, government organizations and for millions of individual learners around the world.
|Salem Press at MCL Database||
Interface including all of the Salem Literature, History, Science and Health databases that MCL offers.
|Salud en Espanol||This source provides topic-specific reports covering all aspects of health and wellness, including overviews of diseases, conditions, procedures and various treatments. Salud en Español is the one-stop resource for evidence-based reports and fact sheets in the Spanish language.|
|School Center||Skill-building resources for classroom and homework success.|
Offers a comprehensive, curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines in a variety of useful formats. Organized by subject area and type of resource, as well as by national and state science education standards. High-quality print, email, reduce-and-enlarge-text, and save-to-folder capabilities, plus a help page, are also available.
|Science 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.
|Small Business Reference Center||
This database offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as the necessary tools and instructions to address a wide-range of small business topics. In addition, it provides business videos, a help and advice section, and information on how to create business plans.
|Teacher Reference Center||
A research database for teachers, Teacher Reference Center (TRC) provides indexing and abstracts for more than 200 peer-reviewed journals.
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.
|Trenton Times Digital Archive||
The Times is a daily newspaper owned by Advance Publications that serves Trenton and the Mercer County, New Jersey area, with a strong focus on the government of New Jersey. The paper had a daily circulation of 77,405, with Sunday circulation of 88,336.
|World Almanac for Kids||
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 Online||
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.