PLEASE NOTE: You need a South Plainfield library card to use the resources listed below (except South Plainfield Public Library Web Directories). If prompted to login with your library card number, be sure to enter the full 14-digit number. For some resources, you may also have to set up a personal account, providing your name and email address, and creating a password
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Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition: Ancestry Library Edition provides library patrons instant access to a wide range of resources for genealogical and historical research, including records from the U.S. Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more! PLEASE NOTE: ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION IS AVAILABLE ONLY INSIDE THE LIBRARY BUILDING! Outside the library, please use Heritage Quest Online.
Tap or click here to see our video on How to Access Ancestry Library Edition, which will lead you step-by-step through setting up an account and starting your research.
Brainfuse HelpNow : On demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning for all ages and levels! Brainfuse HelpNow offers live online tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests. Other features include Personalized eLearning Tools, 24-Hour Writing Lab for constructive feedback, expert guidance on homework questions, Adult Learning Center, and Foreign Language Lab/Spanish-Speaking Support. Apps for Android or Apple mobile devices are available from the Apple App Store and Google Play. Sponsored by the NJ State Library. Enter your full 14-digit library card barcode number to access the site, then click on the Login button to sign up for your personal account.
Facts on File Reference Databases from Infobase
Facts on File Reference Databases: Login to Facts on File to access a diverse collection of reference databases covering history, geography, literature, health, careers, science, and more. The History Research Center provides access to all the Facts on File history databases with a single search.
Tap or click here to see our video on How to Access Facts on File (Infobase) Databases, which will lead you step-by-step through signing in and conducting your search.
Heritage Quest Online Genealogy: A genealogy research tool you can use at home or in the library. Heritage Quest offers access to over 20,000 family and local histories, U.S. Federal Census records, 1790-1930, thousands of genealogy and local history periodicals, bank records, and more.
Proquest Newspapers: Full-text searchable database for the Home News Tribune, Courier-News, Asbury Park Press, Daily Record (Morristown), Courier Post (Cherry Hill), and Daily Journal (Vineland); most from 1999 to the present. Also provides full-text access to over 200 U.S. newspapers and other publications, from 1985 to the present. DOES NOT INCLUDE THE NEW YORK TIMES. To search only the NJ papers, click on US Northeast Newsstream Search. To search all publications, use the search box under Current News. NOTE: The current ProQuest platform has been designed to be fully compatible with all mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Data Axle Reference Solutions
Reference USA Business Database is now Data Axle Reference Solutions NOTE: To access Data Axle Reference Solutions outside the library, go to JerseyClicks, and scroll down the page to Reference Solutions. You'll need to enter your library card barcode number to begin. - 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.
Salem History: Searchable content from the printed history reference sets of Salem Press. Covers the history of the last five decades of 20th century America, from the 1950s through the 1990s. Also offers selected essays from Salem Press to help explore current events; topics include Civil Disobedience, Social Justice, Nationalism & Populism, Violent Demonstrations, Race Relations, and Treaties in the News.
Testing & Education Reference Center
Testing & Education Reference Center: Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding scholarships? Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries, identify scholarships, take practice tests, and use test prep eBooks. From Gale.
Tap or click here to see our video on How to Access Petersons Test Prep, which will lead you step-by-step through signing in and using the tutorials and other information on the site.
EBSCOHost Web databases
EBSCOHost Web: A collection of searchable databases offering full-text magazine & newspaper articles, in English, Spanish, German, & French, plus business, health, current events, and academic databases, homework resources for elementary and middle school research, and more. Many of the EBSCOHost databases are updated daily. EBSCOhost is compatible with mobile devices. You can log on to the main EBSCOHost Web page for access to all the databases, or logon to any of the individual databases listed below:
- General Resources
- Academic / Student Resources
- Business Resources
- Educators & Librarians (Professional Resources)
- Health Resources (Consumer & Professional)
- Legal Resources
- Science Resources (Student & Business)
Tap or click here to see our video on How to Access EBSCO Databases, which will lead you step-by-step through signing in and conducting your search.
EXPLORA for High Schools & Public Libraries - Articles from journals, magazines, newspapers, books, encyclopedias and other sources on a wide range of topics, including Arts & Literature, Biography, Business & Careers, Current Events, Geography & Culture, Health, History & Social Science, and Science & Math. Browse by category or search by keyword. Suitable for high school students and adults. See also EXPLORA for Primary Schools, below.
MasterFILE Elite - Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier provides full text for nearly 1,750 general reference publications dating as far back as 1975. Also includes nearly 500 full text reference books, full text from over 80,000 biographies, more than 100,000 full text primary source documents, and an Image Collection of more than 400,000 photos, maps and flags. Updated daily.
Includes CONSUMER REPORTS!
NoveList and NoveList K-8: Online readers' advisory tool that helps you find new books based on books you've read or topics in which you are interested. Part of EBSCOHost. Tap or click here to see our video on How to Access NoveList for Book Recommendations, which will lead you step-by-step through signing in and getting your personalized book recommendations.
Referencia Latina: Buscar en Español - Buscar una variedad de fuentes, incluyendo 49,000 entradas enciclopédicas, 50,000 imágenes, 2,500 informes de salud, un diccionario Español-Inglés y el texto completo de más de 100 libros de consulta y decenas de revistas de interés general. (A comprehensive, user-friendly Spanish-language database. Referencia Latina offers content from a variety of sources including 49,000 encyclopedia entries; 50,000 images; 2,500 health reports; a Spanish-English dictionary and full text for over 100 reference books and dozens of general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas.)
EXPLORA for High Schools & Public Libraries - Articles from journals, magazines, newspapers, books, encyclopedias and other sources on a wide range of topics, including Arts & Literature, Biography, Business & Careers, Current Events, Geography & Culture, Health, History & Social Science, and Science & Math. Browse by category or search by keyword. Suitable for high school students and adults.
EXPLORA for Primary Schools - Rich, reliable content (including articles, essays, videos, and primary source documents), simple & effective searching, easy-to-browse categories arranged by popular subjects, topic overviews that provide a starting point for research, colorful, mobile-friendly design, and more! Suitable for elementary school students.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia - Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
Primary Search (Elementary School) - Full text for nearly 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research.
Middle Search Plus (Middle & Jr. High School) - Full text for 140 popular magazines for middle and jr. high school research, plus biographies, primary source documents, and an Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.
Academic Search Premier (College) - This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
Literary Reference Center - Information on the most studied authors and their works from antiquity to the present day. Full-text from from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources. Now includes Masterplots!
Points of View Reference Center - The Points of View Reference Center is designed to help in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. Each Points of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world's top political and societal publications.
American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933 - 1955 - Provides electronic access to the only comprehensive record of dissertations accepted by American universities during that time period, the print index Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities. Containing twenty-two years of dissertation research and amounting to nearly 100,000 citations, it was created with the generous support of the H. W. Wilson Foundation and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston.
European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 - This new bibliographic database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750, the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.
Military & Government Collection - Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.
Small Business Reference Center - A wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, business basics, industry info by small business type, and start-up kit & business plans. Includes a user-friendly interface, hundreds of full-text periodicals, Nolo Guide reference books, business videos, state-specific resources (demographic data, fastest growing cities, licenses & permits, organizations, etc.) and more. Helpful for non-profits, too!
Business Source Elite - Full-text coverage for nearly 1,100 business periodicals, ranging from general magazines to trade publications and top management journals. This resource contains expanded PDF backfiles for more than 150 titles (back to 1985 or the first issue published for that journal).
Regional Business News - A supplemental database for Business Source Elite. With daily updates, Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text for regional U.S. and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications). Regional Business News has full text for nearly 100 sources.
ERIC (The Educational Resource Information Center) - This professional resource for educators contains more than 1 million records and links to more than 300,000 full-text documents from ERIC.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstract (LISTA) - Indexes more than 500 core journals, more than 50 priority journals, and 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.
Teacher Reference Center - Indexing and abstracts for 280 education-related periodicals. 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.
Legal Information Reference Center - With a user-friendly interface, Legal Information Reference Center provides access to thousands of state-specific legal forms and more than 250 full-text publications, with more content being added on a regular basis. Includes Nolo Guides!
GreenFILE - A collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.