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ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy
In-Library Use Only. ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy is the leading and most comprehensive digital learning resource for children ages 2–8.
Academic Search Premier
A multi-disciplinary database of more than 4,600 magazines and journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. In addition to the full-text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for 8,470 journals.
Adult Core Skills
The Adult Core Skills center helps adults achieve their personal, education and career goals by offering resources to help them improve their basic skills in reading, writing, and math, and prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam.
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.
In-Library Use Only. Lawrence Branch Only. ALLDATA LLC is an online source for automotive OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) information. ALLDATA provides vehicle manufacturers' diagnostic and repair information.
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
IN-BRANCH ACCESS ONLY: 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.
A comprehensive database covering the most important individuals, events, and topics in Arab-American history. The thousands of entries include biographies, maps, timelines, primary source documents, and images. Extensive overview essays provide detail on each time period.
A comprehensive database covering the most important individuals, events, and topics in Asian-American history. The thousands of entries include biographies, maps, timelines, primary source documents, and images. Extensive overview essays provide detail on each time period.
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.
Black Freedom Struggle
ProQuest’s openly available Black Freedom Struggle website features 2,000 expertly selected primary source documents – historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more – from pivotal eras in African American history. These reliable, easily discoverable materials are ideal for Black History Month projects, assignments and inspiration.
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.
Learn 163 languages with Bluebird, the largest audiobook library in the world. Features 12 million prerecorded lessons, personalized courses that match your personal interests and occupation, quizzes, daily lessons and more!
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 Center
Are you preparing for a professional exam? Are you curious about a particular occupation or looking to improve your workplace skills? Choose the Career Preparation Center and begin your path to a bright future.
College Admissions Test Preparation
Getting into college is an important step to building a strong future. First, you must do well on your college admission tests and write a personal essay that highlights your special talents. Use this center to get the resources you need to achieve your college preparation goals.
The College Center provides valuable resources that help college students strengthen their academic skills, prepare for placement tests, and get ready for graduate school entrance exams.
Consumer Health Complete
This rich collection of consumer health information provides access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books. It also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets.
New Jersey’s Premier Online Business to Business Directory.
Creativebug.com has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.
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.
Practice tests based on New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission materials, including 14 car practice tests, 9 motorcycle practice tests, 27 CDL (commercial driver’s license), 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), and a FAQ section with detailed answers to over 100 MVC-related questions.
EBSCO eBook Collection
Our library has e-books for adults and young adults from industry-leading publishers, all with a user-friendly search experience and simple chapter download process.
eLibraryNJ (OverDrive & Libby)
Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand. 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 High School
Middle and junior high school students can find historical essays, biographies, maps, images and more to help with school projects and research.
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.
Exploring Race in Society
To help you with research and writing assignments, this unique database provides background information on topics related to race, ethnicity, diversity and inclusiveness. It also includes a collection of points of view essays offering solutions to issues related to race.
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
"Important Financial Literacy Tools from Weiss Ratings & Grey House Publishing Independent, Unbiased Financial Strength Ratings of Banks, Credit Unions & Insurance Companies Conservative Buy-Hold-Sell Ratings of Thousands of Stocks, Mutual Funds & Exchange Traded Funds Create your own Personal Account to create a Watchlist, get Upgrade/Downgrade Notifications and Log In from Anywhere Medicare Supplement Insurance – Which Plan to Choose, How Much it will Cost, Compare Rates & Plan Benefits"
Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine distribution service which lets users access their favorite magazines from a variety of publishers through their local libraries. Accessible via a web browser or custom apps made specifically for Apple devices, Android devices, and the Kindle Fire tablet, with Flipster users can download magazines to read offline, anytime, anywhere.
Full Text Finder – Articles, Magazines, Newspapers, & Journals
Looking for a particular journal, eBook, magazine, or newspaper? The new Publication Finder application is a state-of-the-art knowledge-base search service for locating publications in your institution’s collection, regardless of publisher or provider. Below, you can view the various features of the new Publication Finder, which include both searching and browsing publications. Note that only selected and not hidden publications are retrieved, whether in search mode or in browse mode.
GALE Directory Library
Search, sort, and export a variety of information from multiple premier directories. Best for researchers and marketers.
GALE Literature For Students
This For Students series helps you understand, analyze, and appreciate complex literary works from William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Maya Angelou, and other great authors.
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.
Headspace makes meditation and mindfulness techniques available online so you can experience the benefits of meditation anytime, anywhere. Experience Headspace for free with your Mercer County Library card!
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 Source: Academic/Nursing Edition
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition is a trusted full-text database covering nursing and allied health topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and more.
Heritage Quest is a genealogical database with access to government records, census data and auxiliary resources to help find information regarding your family history. Can now be accessed from home.
High School Equivalency Center
Earning a high school equivalency credential can open the door to better income, a more fulfilling job, and a college education. If you are preparing for the GED® test, HiSET® or TASC exams, the High School Equivalency Center's practice tests, interactive tutorials, and e-books will help you reach your goal.
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.
hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow music, audiobooks, ebooks and comics to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone. With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.
A comprehensive database covering the most important individuals, events, and topics in Jewish-American history. The thousands of entries include biographies, maps, timelines, primary source documents, and images. Extensive overview essays provide detail on each time period.
Kanopy is a video-streaming platform dedicated to thoughtful and thought-provoking films. We are providing unlimited access to children’s titles and Kanopy Plus. Kanopy Plus includes British Cinema and TV, Episodic Titles, Kanopy Favorites, Easy Watching, Diversity, and World Cinema.
A comprehensive database covering the most important individuals, events, and topics in Latino-American history. The thousands of entries include biographies, maps, timelines, primary source documents, and images. Extensive overview essays provide detail on each time period.
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.
Unlimited access with your library card to LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com). Expert-led online courses covering current topics in business, software, human resources, wellness, lifelong learning, and much 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 NJSLA Test Preparation
Lumos Learning provides skill building and practice tests for New Jersey Student Learning Assessments. Students in grades 3 through 8 can reinforce classroom learning for the English Language Arts (ELA) and Math assessments through this innovative online portal.
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
Morningstar Investment Research Center is an interactive investment database with information on more than 30,000 stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds.
New Jersey Book of Lists
Every Tuesday, they publish a new list of the top companies in NJ. Each week is a different vertical market.
Newspaper Source Plus
Newspaper Source Plus provides a full-text digital collection of the world’s major news content. It includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires and news magazines. In addition, it offers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources.
Wondering what to read next? Sign up for NextReads email newsletters to receive recommendations for your favorite type of book for adults, teens and children, linked to the catalog to make it easy to find and request them.
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.
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.
Peterson’s Test and Career Prep (Gale Presents)
Peterson's Test and Career Prep helps students and adults be better prepared down the road for both college and their career. Discover comprehensive test prep and career solutions from Peterson's, a world-leading educational provider.
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.
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 offers 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).
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.
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.
Salem Press eBooks
Interface including all of the Salem Literature, History, Science and Health databases that MCL offers.
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.
The New York Times
The original, quality journalism of The New York Times helps you make sense of this moment — and make everyday life better.
The 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
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.
The Trentonian is a daily newspaper serving Trenton, New Jersey, USA, and the surrounding Mercer County community.
Tumble Book Library
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of e-books for children. They are a great way to encourage tech-savvy kids to enjoy reading There are over 250 animated, talking picture books!
Value Line Investment Research
Covering 3,500 stocks. Across 100 industries. Representing 90% of the market capitalization of all stocks traded in U.S. markets. Backed by more than 80 years of powerful thinking.
Wall Street Journal (Digital)
The Wall Street Journal was founded in July 1889. Ever since, the Journal has led the way in chronicling the rise of industries in America and around the world. In no other period of human history has the planet witnessed changes so dramatic or swift. The Journal has covered the births and deaths of tens of thousands of companies; the creation of new industries such as autos, aerospace, oil and entertainment; two world wars and numerous other conflicts; profound advances in science and technology; revolutionary social movements; the rise of consumer economies in the U.S. and abroad; and the fitful march of globalization.
World Geography and Culture
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.