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Art

Art Index Retrospective With 75 years of art journalism, users can research leading English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Dutch sources. Includes important yearbooks and select museum bulletins.
To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)
 
Artprice.com Auction prices for some 309,000 artistsí works, as well as biographical information, signatures, monograms, and symbols. Use in the Main Library's Reference Center only.
AskArt Biographical, auction listings, and image databases. This source is helpful when researching North American artists. Use in the Main Library's Reference Center only.
Davenport's Art Reference and Price Guide
 
Lists auction dates and prices, and biographical data. Searchable by a librarian in the Main Library's Reference Center only.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
 
Database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
Gordon's Print Price Annual The pre-eminent source to check for sales of artwork on paper. Use in the Main Library's Reference Center only.

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Biography

Biography and Genealogy Master Index Citations to over 13.6 million biographical sketches of people (living and deceased). Cites both current reference sources and important retrospective works, most of which are available at the Newark Public Library. Covers every field of activity and all areas of the world.
Biography in Context Biographies plus full-text magazine people by name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, gender, or by keyword and full text.
Biography Reference Bank Features more than 177,000 entries about the lives of people prominent in history, science, the arts, music, literature, multicultural studies, gender studies, business, government and politics, sports, entertainment, and many other areas. To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)
Contemporary Authors Provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors.To use from home or work, you must enter your library barcode number.
Discovering Collection This database provides in-depth reference content for the areas of literature, history, biographies, science, and social studies.
Gale Virtual Reference Library Database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
Literary Reference Center Provides author biographies and interviews, plot summaries, book reviews, literary analysis, a glossary of literary terms, and a timeline. Also included are the texts of some 32,000 poems, 13,500 short stories, and many classics in other genres, too. To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)
Marquis Who's Who Comprehensive profiles on over 1,444,914 million of the most accomplished individuals from all fields of endeavor including: government, business, science and technology, the arts, entertainment, and sports.
Use in the Main Library's Reference Center and branches.
MasterFILE Elite Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Elite also includes 84,011 biographies. To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)
New York Times Historical
(1851-2010)
Helpful for locating obituaries and biographical information on notable individuals.
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Business

Business Insights: Essentials Industry rankings, profiles, market share data, company histories, and more.
Business Source Elite Provides full text for nearly 1,100 business publications, including nearly 500 peer-reviewed sources. Business Source Elite provides information dating back to 1985, and is updated daily.
To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)
Ciao Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) covers theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward, including working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.
Use in the library only.
Gale Virtual Reference Library Database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
Hoovers Hoovers contains comprehensive information about public, private, and international companies, people, various industries, and business news.
Use in the library only.
New York Times Historical
(1851-2010)
Find articles, photographs, maps, news reports, reviews, stock quotes, marriage announcements, obituaries, advertisements, and other information from every page of every available issue of our nationís newspaper of record.
Use in the library only.
Newspaper Source Plus Newspaper Source Plus provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided. To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)
ProQuest Digital Microfilm™ Provides digital access to Barronís, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
ReferenceUSA With information on over 13 million U.S. businesses, this database is searchable by company name, business size, location, NAICS and SIC codes, and more. There is also a residential directory, Canadian business and residential information, and physician and dental directories.
Regional Business News Provides full-text coverage for regional business publications, with coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers, and newswires across the United States. To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)
Small Business Reference Center A comprehensive resource for small business owners and those interested in starting a business, offering full-text periodicals and reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos and reference books.
Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage A comprehensive, professional source of proprietary financial and investment analysis. Use in the Main Library's Reference Center and branches.

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Careers and Jobs

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center Contains career information, with job and industry profiles, career forecasting, and a monthly newsletter. Available from the Facts on File database group. To use from home or work click here.
Job & Career Accelerator Create resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques, and prepare for related exams. Access millions of job listings.
 
LearningExpress Library Offers interactive practice exams, including ASVAB, GED, GMAT, PRAXIS, SAT, police and firefighter tests, and more. To use from home or work click here.
ReferenceUSA With information on over 13 million U.S. businesses, this database is searchable by company name, business size, location, NAICS and SIC codes, and more. There is also a residential directory, Canadian business and residential information, and physician and dental directories.

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Education and Teaching

CQ Researcher
 
Contains original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on the latest issues in the news, with in-depth coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Published online 44 times a year. Searchable in the Main Library's Reference Center only.
Curriculum Resource Center Provides a library of printable teacher-handout material for the middle school, high school, and junior college curriculum. Available from the Facts on File database group. To use from home or work click here.
ERIC ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals. To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
 
Database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
 
Kids Search For students in grades K-8, this database has information from dictionaries, encyclopedias, and images. Contains teacher resources. To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)
Student Research Center For students in grades 6-12, this database provides information on a variety of subjects, from a wide range of reference materials. Contains teacher resources. To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)
Teacher Reference Center This index of over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books provides coverage on key education topics such as assessment, continuing education, current pedagogical research, curriculum development, instructional media, language arts, literacy standards, science and mathematics, and more for K-12 teachers and librarians.

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Encyclopedias and Facts

Discovering Collection This database provides in-depth reference content for the areas of literature, history, biographies, science, and social studies.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas. To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
 
Database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
 
MasterFILE Elite Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Elite also includes 84,011 biographies. To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)
World Almanac for Kids Available from the Facts on File database group. To use from home or work click here.
World Geography and Culture Online Combines more than 500 clear, printable, full-color maps with superb statistical information. Available from the Facts on File database group. To use from home or work click here.

Forms

Gale Legal Forms Use this collection of several thousand New Jersey state and multi-state legal forms to address the most common areas of law, including bankruptcy, bill of sale, contracts, divorce, landlord/tenant, living wills, power of attorney, real estate, last will and testament, and more. Please note: This database is for informational purposes; always consult an attorney before proceeding with any transaction involving laws.

Genealogy

Ancestry
(Library Edition)
Research census (1790-1930), birth, marriage, death records, plus news stories, photos historical maps, and more. Also includes U.K. census records from 1841 to 1901. Use in the library only.

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Health and Medicine

Academic Search Premier An academic multi-disciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 4,650 serials, and full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed (scholarly) titles.
To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)
Gale Virtual Reference Library Database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
Health and Wellness Resource Center Find magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, videos, and reference information on: medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, prescription drugs, and more.
Health Reference Center Provides information on key research, medical terms, and treatments in various health-related fields. Available from the Facts on File database group. To use from home or work click here.
Health Source: Consumer Edition Provides information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Contains searchable full text for nearly 150 journals. To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names. To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)
MasterFILE Elite Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Elite also includes 84,011 biographies. To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)
Salem Health This resource brings full-text accessibility to Magill's Medical Guide and Salem Health: Cancer. It will be of great interest to students, patients, caregivers, and others. To use from home or work click here.

History and Social Sciences

African American History Online Provides information on more than 500 years of African-American history. Available from the Facts on File database group. To use from home or work click here.
American History Online Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting the American experience. Available from the Facts on File database group. To use from home or work click here.
American Indian History Online Offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of Native American culture, history, and biographies. Available from the Facts on File database group. To use from home or work click here.
American Women's History Covers a wide range of topics such as abortion, affirmative action, civil rights activism, and gender discrimination. Available from the Facts on File database group. To use from home or work click here.
Ancient & Medieval History Online Encompasses six ancient centers of civilizationĖAfrica, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Mesoamerica, and Mesopotamia. Available from the Facts on File database group. To use from home or work click here.
Ciao Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) covers theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward, including working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.
Use in the library only.
CQ Researcher
 
Contains original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on the latest issues in the news, with in-depth coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Published online 44 times a year. Searchable in the Main Library's Reference Center only.
Discovering Collection This database provides in-depth reference content for the areas of literature, history, biographies, science, and social studies.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
Modern World History Online Covers the broad expanse of world history from pre-historic times through the modern era. Available from the Facts on File database group. To use from home or work click here.
Newark Archives Project The Newark (N.J.) Archives Project is a comprehensive online source of information about primary materials for all periods and all aspects of Newark history. Co–sponsored by the Newark History Society and Rutgers University–Newark
New York Times Historical (1851-2010) Find articles, photographs, maps, news reports, reviews, stock quotes, marriage announcements, obituaries, advertisements, and other information from every page of every available issue of our nationís newspaper of record.
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Points of View Reference Center Offers materials to assist in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. It can be useful as a guide in planning to debate, to develop arguments, or to write position papers. To use from home or work click here.
Salem History Database offers full-text access to history titles: The Fifties and Seventies in America and Great Lives from History: The 18th Century and Notorious Lives. To use from home or work click here.

Images

Biography Resource Center Biographies plus full-text magazine articles, images, and website links. Search for current or historic people by name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, gender, or by keyword and full text.
Discovering Collection This database provides in-depth reference content for the areas of literature, history, biographies, science, and social studies.
Gale Virtual Reference Library Database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
MasterFILE Elite Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Elite also includes 84,011 biographies. To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)

Legal

Legal Information Reference Center Contains more than 225 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis.

Literature

Academic Search Premier An academic multi-disciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 4,650 serials, and full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed (scholarly) titles.
To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)
Bloom's Literary Reference Online Contains information and criticism on specific literary works, plus information on great writers throughout history. Available from the Facts on File database group. To use from home or work click here.
Contemporary Authors Provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors.To use from home or work, you must enter your library barcode number.
Discovering Collection This database provides in-depth reference content for the areas of literature, history, biographies, science, and social studies.
Gale Literary Index Helpful for literary criticism, search this database to find out which Gale reference sources contain information and criticism about a particular author or work.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
Literary Reference Center Provides author biographies and interviews, plot summaries, book reviews, literary analysis, a glossary of literary terms, and a timeline. Also included are the texts of some 32,000 poems, 13,500 short stories, and many classics in other genres, too. To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)
Literary Reference Online (Bloom's) Contains information and criticism on specific literary works, plus information on great writers throughout history. Available from the Facts on File database group. To use from home or work click here.
Literature Criticism Online This scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books, and periodicals is delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.
NoveList This readersí advisory resource assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles.
To use from home or from work click here.
Salem Literature Database offers full-text access to literature titles: I know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Tales of Poe.To use from home or work click here.
What Do I Read Next? Use this readers' advisory database to search for books by title, author, genre, story line, character, award winners, plus more.

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Magazine, Journal, and Newspaper Articles

Academic Search Premier An academic multi-disciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 4,650 serials, and full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed (scholarly) titles.
To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)
Business Insights: Essentials Industry rankings, profiles, market share data, company histories, and more.
Business Source Elite Provides full text for nearly 1,100 business publications, including nearly 500 peer-reviewed sources. Business Source Elite provides information dating back to 1985, and is updated daily. To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)
Ciao Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) covers theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward, including working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.
Use in the library only.
CQ Researcher
 
Contains original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on the latest issues in the news, with in-depth coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Published online 44 times a year. Searchable in the Main Library's Reference Center only.
GreenFILE Find topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology.
Health and Wellness Resource Center Find magazines, journals, and newspapers with information on medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, prescription drugs, and more.
Health Source: Consumer Edition Provides information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Contains searchable full text for nearly 150 journals. To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)
JSTOR Early Journal Content Journal content in JSTOR published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere freely available. It includes nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts Indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Covers librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)
Literary Reference Center Provides author biographies and interviews, plot summaries, book reviews, literary analysis, a glossary of literary terms, and a timeline. Also included are the texts of some 32,000 poems, 13,500 short stories, and many classics in other genres, too. To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)
Literature Criticism Online This scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books, and periodicals is delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.
MAS Ultra
School Edition
Provides abstracts for nearly 230 general interest and current events magazines, with full text for more than 150. Also includes nearly 400 full-text pamphlets and nearly 10 full-text reference books. To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)
MasterFILE Elite Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Elite also includes 84,011 biographies. To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)
New York Times Historical (1851-2010) Find articles, photographs, maps, news reports, reviews, stock quotes, marriage announcements, obituaries, advertisements, and other information from every page of every available issue of our nationís newspaper of record.
Use in the library only.
Newspaper Source Plus Newspaper Source Plus provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided. To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)
ProQuest Digital Microfilm™ Provides digital access to Barronís, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
Regional Business News Provides full-text coverage for regional business publications, with coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers, and newswires across the United States. To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)
Star-Ledger Archive Online access to the Star-Ledger's articles back to 1989. Searchable in the Main Library's New Jersey Room.

Music


Christian Music Finder An index to hard-to-find Christian music.
Searchable by a librarian in the Reference Center only.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
The Newark Public Library's Song Index This online index lists songs (popular and classical) from the sheet music owned by The Newark Public Library. Especially helpful for finding whether an particular song may be in a songbook that the library owns. Includes approximately 80,000 entries.

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NJ Information

Newspaper Source Plus Newspaper Source Plus provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided. To use from home or work click here. (Show me how)
Star-Ledger Archive Online access to the Star-Ledger's articles back to 1989. Searchable in the Main Library's New Jersey Room.
 

Phone Numbers and Addresses


ReferenceUSA With information on over 13 million U.S. businesses, this database is searchable by company name, business size, location, NAICS and SIC codes, and more. There is also a residential directory, Canadian business and residential information, and physician and dental directories.

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Readers' Advisory


NoveList This readersí advisory resource assists readers in finding new authors and titles.
To use from home or work click here.
NoveList K-8 Helps parents, teachers, and readers through the eighth grade find books suited to individual tastes.
To use from home or work click here.
What Do I Read Next? Use this readers' advisory database to search for books by title, author, genre, story line, character, award winners, plus more.

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Recursos Electrónicos en Español

Referencia Latina Referencia Latina, a comprehensive Spanish–language database, offers content from a variety of sources including 49,000 encyclopedia entries.

Science and Technology

columbia earthscape Provides resources on environmental sciences, with books, articles, papers, case studies, and more, from researchers, publishers, and educators worldwide.
Use in the library only.
CQ Researcher
 
Contains original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on the latest issues in the news, with in-depth coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Published online 44 times a year. Searchable in the Main Library's Reference Center only.
Discovering Collection This database provides in-depth reference content for the various areas, including science.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
GreenFILE Find topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology.
New York Times Historical (1851-2010) Find articles, photographs, maps, news reports, reviews, stock quotes, marriage announcements, obituaries, advertisements, and other information from every page of every available issue of our nationís newspaper of record.
Use in the library only.
Science Online Contains extensive information on a broad range of scientific disciplines. Available from the Facts on File database group. To use from home or work click here.

Test Preparation


Ferguson's Career Guidance Center Contains career information, with job and industry profiles, career forecasting, and a monthly newsletter. Available from the Facts on File database group. To use from home or work click here.
LearningExpress Library Offers interactive practice exams, including ASVAB, GED, GMAT, PRAXIS, SAT, police and firefighter tests, and more. To use from home or work click here.

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