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Online Resources

ABC Mouse                                                                                                                                      Access to a comprehensive online learning resource that includes language and literacy, math, social studies, arts, and music for children ages 2 through 6 (and up).  Winner of numerous awards from national education, parent, and media organizations, ABCmouse.com offers a highly engaging, expert-designed curriculum for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and beyond with more than 3,500 individual learning activities and 450 lessons.

Academic Search Premier                                                                                                                     A selection of 4,500 full-text articles from journals, magazines and papers with indexing for another 4,000 on a wide variety of topics.   

Ancestry Library Edition                                                                                                                                                                       Facsimile copies of the US Federal Census from 1790 to 1930 including the Social Security Death Index, draft registration records, passenger lists, directories, narratives, probate and land title records with some Canadian and UK census records. Available only in the library.

BookBrowse                                                                                                                                    Sample pages, discussion questions, author interviews, world puzzles, blogs, polls, quizzes, book club resources and way more.

Business Source Elite                                                                                                                         Offers full text for over 1,000 business publications dating back to 1985. Includes over 10,100 company profiles from Datamonitor.  Updated daily.

elibraryNJ                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           A downloadable digital media collection consisting of ebooks and eaudiobooks provided to you by the consortium of Central NJ libraries. 

ERIC                                                                                                                                                  Provides access to journals from the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

Gale Virtual Reference                                                                                                                       Over 800,000 documents including encyclopedias and reference volumes on a variety of topics from history and culture to law, business, science, religion and health, literature, sports and biography.

Greenfile                                                                                                                                               A 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.

hoopla                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                An online streaming service offering feature films, documentaries, music albums, ebooks and eaudiobooks.

Image Collection                                                                                                                                More than 1 million images including photographs, images from Canadian Press/Getty Images/UPI, maps from Antenna Audio and photos from public domain sources on a wide array of topics including news, events, people and places and animals.

JerseyCat - ILL                                                                                                                                           If you can't find what you are looking for at NPML, try this link to search other libraries.  Loans are subject to restrictions.  Check with the Reference Librarian for details.

JerseyClicks                                                                                                                                      Over 22 databases provide info on nearly any topic.  With content geared to elementary, middle and high school students as well as adults.  Resources on biography, business, health, career, legal, literary, military and environmental topics.  Includes Reference USA.

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

Legal Information Reference Center                                                                                                  Offers full text on over 225 consumer legal reference books and thousands of legal forms.  Many of the reference books are provided through Nolo.

Literary Reference Center                                                                                                               Combines reference works, books & literary journals and offers plot summaries, synopses, overviews, lit crit, biographies, journals, book reviews, poems, short stories, classic texts and author interviews.

Lynda                                                                                                                                       Lynda.com offers a library of more than 3,000 online learning courses in a wide variety of topics including advanced software, accounting, art, creativity, education, video production, music, screenwriting, presentations and photography.  These are only a few of the topics available with excellent video and audio quality available.   

MasterFILE Elite                                                                                                                                  Provides full text on more than 1,050 general reference publications with coverage back to 1984 and also includes an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps and flags.

MiddleSearch Plus                                                                                                                           Offers full text on over 150 popular, middle school magazines, thousands of biographies, historical essays and student pamphlets.  Includes indexing and abstracts for nearly 200 magazines.  Full text articles have a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

Military & Government Collection                                                                                                         Offers current news on all branches of the military and government including a collection of 300 periodicals and academic journals.

Novelist                                                                                                                                              Read-alikes, book discussion questions, searches by plot/author and reading suggestions for adult/teen/children titles. 

NoveList K-8                                                                                                                                       Read-alikes, book discussion questions, searches by plot/author and coverage of award winners along with recommended reading lists and curriculum connection.

Points of View                                                                                                                                  Offers a full-text database that provides students with essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. There are over 200 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument).

Primary Search                                                                                                                               Designed specifically for elementary school libraries and public library children’s rooms and containing full text for more than 60 popular, elementary school magazines with assigned reading level indicators (Lexiles)

Reference USA                                                                                                                                  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.

Referencia Latina                                                                                                                                Una coleccion de revistas hispanicas con textos completes.  Abarca negocios, salud, tecnologia, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

Regional Business News                                                                                                                    Offers full text coverage for  75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Updated daily.

Rosetta Stone                                                                                                                                  Innovative, personalized language learning and reading programs in 31 languages from Arabic to Vietnamese.

Small Business Reference Center                                                                                                          Offers a comprehensive resource for small business owners and those  starting a business.  With full-text periodicals, reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos and reference books on topics ranging from planning, financing and managing a business to exit strategies.

Teacher Reference Center                                                                                                                  Offers indexing and abstracts for hundreds of periodicals, 96% of which are peer-reviewed.  Topics include: Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, and Teacher Education.

Travel Tool - Global Road Warrior                                                                                                                                     Comprehensive country info for travelers or homework assignments including maps, customs, political situation, history, census stats, hotels and restaurants and more.

TumbleBooks                                                                                                                                         Kids can read and listen to books online with puzzles and games, too.

Zinio                                                                                                                                                 Mobile access to a selection of 50 magazines from phone, tablet or laptop.  Read anytime, anywhere and access to 12 months of back issues, too.  Download the free app to enable you to read mags offline.