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Available Online Databases

List of databases the Mercer County Library gives access to.
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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.

African-American History

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

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.

American History

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 National Biography

Discover biographies of more than 19,000 men and women — from all eras and walks of life — whose lives have shaped American history and culture. In-Library Use Only.

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.

AncestryLibrary

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. In-Library Use Only.

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.

Bloom's Literature

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.

Business Searching Interface

Company Profiles; Country Reports; Industry Profiles; Market Research Reports

Business 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 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 Center

Prepare for a career exam, explore occupations, and improve your workplace skills here. Includes Civil Service exams

Contemporary 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.

Corfacts

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.

Directory of Business Information Resources

With comprehensive coverage of 101 industries, Business Information Resources provides ways for users to find new customers, increase customer loyalty, and improve the bottom line.

 

Directory of Venture Capital and Private Equity Firms

This resource brings together both venture capital and private equity organizations into one comprehensive guide. This new edition has been extensively updated, offering valuable, current, and detailed information to individuals, entrepreneurs, and businesses worldwide.

EBSCOhost

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

eLibraryNJ

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

Encyclopaedia Britannica for Children

This is a version of the Britannica specifically for children.

Encyclopaedia Britannica for Young Adults

This is a version of the Britannica specifically geared toward the needs of Young Adults.

Encyclopaedia 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.

ERIC

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.

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 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.

Flipster

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.

FolioMed NJ Physicians Directory

FOLIOMED provides online interaction with the Folio Census Database of Physicians and Healthcare Facilities for the New England states, New York, New Jersey and Ohio. With 150,000 physicians and 20,000 healthcare facilities, you can be confident that the physician or facility of important to you will be located with all the relevant contact and identifier information. In-Library Use Only.

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Freegal Music

This is a downloadable music service featuring 8 million songs in a wide variety of genres, ranging from classical to today’s hot hits

Gale 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 Library

Comprised of:
Novels for Students
Poetry for Students
Short Stories for Students
Drama for Students

Gale 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 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

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.

Heritage Quest

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.

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.

hoopla

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!

Learning Express Library

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 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.

Literature 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 PARCC Test Preparation

PARCC Test Rehearsal and Practice Resources: Innovative Supplemental Programs to Increase Student Achievement

Mango Languages
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.
MasterFILE Elite

Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE Elite provides full-text magazines, periodicals and reference books covering a wide-range of subject areas. It also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps and flags.

MasterFILE 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 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

Morningstar

Investment Research Database

Novelist

NoveList 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

NoveList K-8 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 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

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.

Pillbox

The Pillbox website was developed to aid in the identification of unknown pills. It combines images of pills with appearance and other information to enable users to visually search for and identify oral solid dosage for medications. From the National Library of Medicine

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.

Primary Search

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

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.

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. (Get the ReferenceUSA app for iPad.)

Referencia Latina

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

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.

Science Online

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.

TOPICsearch

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 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.