Databases and Electronic Resources

Business and Marketing

Business Source Elite (EBSCOhost) provides full text for over 1,000 business publications.  The rich collection of titles provides information dating back to 1985.  More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included.  This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.

Data Axle, formerly Reference USA, helps users of all kinds search for jobs, research U.S. businesses, create marketing and small business plans, locate specific people, and more.

Regional Business News (EBSCOhost) provides comprehensive full text coverage for more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the  United States. 

Small Business Reference Center (EBSCOhost) offers exclusive full text of many top consumer small business reference books, as well as the necessary tools and instructions to address a wide range of small business topics.

Digital Media

EBSCO eBook Collection is online versions of print books that your library has either purchased with a perpetual license or via an annual subscription. eBooks that are owned will be available to the library in perpetuity, with provisions being made for long term access and preservation.

eLibrary let’s you download eBooks and audiobooks directly to your computer, tablet or mobile device. Piscataway Library cardholders should select the library “Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium” when signing in.

Health Source: Consumer Edition has a rich collection of consumer health information that provides access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books.  Also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets.

Hoopla allows you to borrow and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV, magazines, or music everywhere you have a screen-your computer, your phone, your car, even your TV. 

Kanopy allows you to stream thousands of films and series that can be enjoyed on your TV, mobile phone, tablet, and online.

Middle Search Reference eBook Collection includes The Encyclopedia of Animals and reference e-books from top educational publishers. 

Primary Search Reference eBook Collection includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, providing students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. The database also provides the American Heritage® Children’s Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.

Educator Resources

ERIC (EBSCOhost) is a digital library of education research and information sponsored by the institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.  ERIC provides access to bibliographic records of journal and non-journal literature from 1966 to the present.

Learning Express Library provides support to students and professionals for academic skill-building, standardized test prep, career certification test prep, interactive computer skills course, and more.

Teacher Reference Center (EBSCOhost) has indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators. 

ESL and Citizenship

Learning Express Library provides support to students and professionals for academic skill-building, standardized test prep, career certification test prep, interactive computer skills course, and more.

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services provides information about the important rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship, the naturalization process, how to prepare for the test, green cards, and working in the United States.

Government and Military

ASSIST Online is the official source for specifications and standards used by the Department of Defense.  Many documents are available in full text.

Book of the States provides relevant, accurate and timely information, answers and comparisons for all 56 states, commonwealths and territories of the United States.

Brainfuse provides online homework help, writing lab assistance, test prep, video lessons, and study tools. Support for job-seekers and individuals changing careers through live resume building, career coaching, and extensive interview preparation. Live expert assistance for veterans and their families to navigate the bureaucracy of the VA, transition to civilian employment, and excel in academics.

Catalog of Nonprofit Literature let’s you find citations for articles on philanthropy, foundations, and non-profit sector, volunteering, government policies and funding, as well as theory and philosophy.  Published by Candid.

Child Welfare Information Gateway is an extensive collection of documents related to protecting children and strengthening families.  Searchable by author, title, and keyword.

Code of Federal Regulations is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government.  

GreenFILE provides scholarly, government, and general-interest sources covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations, and governments and information about what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts.

Military & Government Collection offers full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles pertaining to all branches of the military and government.

Piscataway, NJ is the official website of Piscataway Township, NJ.

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services provides information about the important rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship, the naturalization process, how to prepare for the test, green cards, and working in the United States.

United Way of Central Jersey brings together resources for local disadvantaged families to ensure that all young children in our community attain better educational outcomes and a healthier, brighter and more successful future.

Jobs and Career Building

Data Axle, formerly Reference USA, helps users of all kinds search for jobs, research U.S. businesses, create marketing and small business plans, locate specific people, and more.

Brainfuse has online homework help, writing lab assistance, test prep, video lessons, and study tools. Support for job-seekers and individuals changing careers through live resume building, career coaching, and extensive interview preparation. Live expert assistance for veterans and their families to navigate the bureaucracy of the VA, transition to civilian employment, and excel in academics.

Job and Career Accelerator gives detailed information on more than 1,100 occupations.  Find careers that match your skills and interests.  Access millions of current job and internship postings.  Create professional resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, and more.

Learning Express Library provides support to students and professionals for academic skill-building, standardized test prep, career certification test prep, interactive computer skills course, and more.

SkillUp let’s you enhance skills and obtain industry recognized credentials by taking online courses free of charge.

Legal

Health Source: Academic/Nursing Edition is a full-text database covering nursing and allied health topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law, and more.

Legal Information Reference Center (EBSCOhost) has more than 225 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms.

Literature and Reading

Catalog of Nonprofit Literature lets you find citations for articles on philanthropy, foundations, and non-profit sector, volunteering, government policies and funding, as well as theory and philosophy.  Published by Candid.

Literary Reference Center (EBSCOhost) has full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses, and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticisms, more than 253,000 author biographies, more than 460 literary journals.

NoveList Plus (EBSCOhost) is a database of book recommendations.  In addition to title and author, books are searchable by appeal, genre, and theme.

NoveList Plus K-8 (EBSCOhost) is a database of book recommendations specifically for grades K-8.  In addition to title and author, books are searchable by appeal, genre, and theme.

Recursos en Español

Referencia Latina (EBSCOhost) es un recurso en español.  Full-text Spanish-language database that covers a broad array of subjects inside and outside academia.  Offers content from a variety of sources including reference books, general interest magazines, and health reports.

Research and General Interest

Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost) is a multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.  PDF backfiles to 1975 are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

GreenFILE (EBSCOhost) provides scholarly, government, and general-interest sources covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations, and governments and information about what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts.

MasterFILE Elite (EBSCOhost) is a multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 1,050 general reference publications with coverage dating as far back as 1984.  Also includes 52 full-text reference books and an image collection of over 502,000 photos, maps, and flags.

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCOhost) 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.

OpenDissertations (EBSCOhost) is an open-access database built to assist researchers in locating both historic and contemporary dissertations and theses. 

Rosetta Stone (EBSCOhost) uses cloud-based solutions to help all types of learners read, write, and speak more than 30 languages. 

Science

Agricola is a bibliographic database of citations to the agricultural literature.  Created by the National Agricultural Library, the database covers materials in all formats, including printed works from the 15th century.

Agris has indexes and abstracts on world literature covering all aspects of agricultural sciences and technology, including grey literature.  Many with links to full-text articles.  Coverage from 1975 to date.  Published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

ChemIDplus Advanced is a database of 350,000 chemical records, including over 100,000 structures.  Locator links allow immediate searching of other databases for information about a given chemical.

CINAHL Completethe Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, is one of the worlds most comprehensive sources of full text for nursing and allied health journals, providing indexing for more than 5,400 journals and full text for over 1,300 journals.

Civil Engineering Database is an index to all of the American Society of Civil Engineers publications from 1973 to the present.

HeritageQuest is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources – rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

Health Source: Academic/Nursing Edition is a full-text database covering nursing and allied health topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law, and more.

Health Source: Consumer Edition has a rich collection of consumer health information that provides access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books.  Also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets.

LISTA (EBSCOhost) stands for Library Information Science and Technology Abstracts and provides indexing and abstracting for key library and information science journals, books, research reports, and more.

PubMed Central is a free digital repository that archives publicly accessible full-text scholarly articles that have been published within the biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

Skills and Test Prep

Brainfuse has online homework help, writing lab assistance, test prep, video lessons, and study tools. Support for job-seekers and individuals changing careers through live resume building, career coaching, and extensive interview preparation. Live expert assistance for veterans and their families to navigate the bureaucracy of the VA, transition to civilian employment, and excel in academics.

Job and Career Accelerator gives detailed information on more than 1,100 occupations.  Find careers that match your skills and interests.  Access millions of current job and internship postings.  Create professional resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, and more.

Learning Express Library provides support to students and professionals for academic skill-building, standardized test prep, career certification test prep, interactive computer skills course, and more.

Peterson’s Test and Career Prep (GALE) let’s you search thousands of college and graduate schools, identify scholarships, take practice tests, create resumes, and explore careers.

SkillUp let’s you enhance skills and obtain industry recognized credentials by taking online courses free of charge.

Students (K-5)

Brainfuse has online homework help, writing lab assistance, test prep, video lessons, and study tools. Support for job-seekers and individuals changing careers through live resume building, career coaching, and extensive interview preparation. Live expert assistance for veterans and their families to navigate the bureaucracy of the VA, transition to civilian employment, and excel in academics.

EBSCO eBook Collection has online versions of print books that your library has either purchased with a perpetual license or via an annual subscription. eBooks that are owned will be available to the library in perpetuity, with provisions being made for long term access and preservation.

Learning Express Library provides support to students and professionals for academic skill-building, standardized test prep, career certification test prep, interactive computer skills course, and more.

NoveList Plus K-8 is a database of book recommendations specifically for grades K-8.  In addition to title and author, books are searchable by appeal, genre, and theme.

Primary Search (EBSCOhost) provides full text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research.  All full-text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full-text information dates as far back as 1990.

Primary Search Reference eBook Collection includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, providing students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. The database also provides the American Heritage® Children’s Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags. 

Students (6-12)

Brainfuse has online homework help, writing lab assistance, test prep, video lessons, and study tools. Support for job-seekers and individuals changing careers through live resume building, career coaching, and extensive interview preparation. Live expert assistance for veterans and their families to navigate the bureaucracy of the VA, transition to civilian employment, and excel in academics.

EBSCO eBook Collection has online versions of print books that your library has either purchased with a perpetual license or via an annual subscription. eBooks that are owned will be available to the library in perpetuity, with provisions being made for long term access and preservation.

Intelligent.com helps students in their pre-college journey by ranking colleges and programs across the country using aggregated publicly available data.

Learning Express Library provides support to students and professionals for academic skill-building, standardized test prep, career certification test prep, interactive computer skills course, and more.

Middle Search Plus (EBSCOhost) has full-text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines.  All full-text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).  Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.  

Middle Search Reference eBook Collection provides additional content in Middle Search Plus that includes The Encyclopedia of Animals and reference e-books from top educational publishers. 

NoveList Plus (EBSCOhost) is a database of book recommendations.  In addition to title and author, books are searchable by appeal, genre, and theme.

Points of View Reference Center (EBSCOhost) contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue, providing rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills. 

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Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost) is a multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.  PDF backfiles to 1975 are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.***

Agricola is a bibliographic database of citations to the agricultural literature.  Created by the National Agricultural Library, the database covers materials in all formats, including printed works from the 15th century.***

Agris has indexes and abstracts on world literature covering all aspects of agricultural sciences and technology, including grey literature.  Many with links to full-text articles.  Coverage from 1975 to date.  Published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.***

ASSIST Online is the official source for specifications and standards used by the Department of Defense.  Many documents are available in full text.**

B

 

Book of the States provides relevant, accurate, and timely information, answers and comparisons for all 56 states, commonwealths and territories of the United States.***

Brainfuse has online homework help, writing lab assistance, test prep, video lessons, and study tools. Support for job-seekers and individuals changing careers through live resume building, career coaching, and extensive interview preparation. Live expert assistance for veterans and their families to navigate the bureaucracy of the VA, transition to civilian employment, and excel in academics.*

Business Source Elite (EBSCOhost) provides full text for over 1,000 business publications.  The rich collection of titles provides information dating back to 1985.  More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included.  This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.***

C

 

Catalog of Nonprofit Literature lets you find citations for articles on philanthropy, foundations, and non-profit sector, volunteering, government policies and funding, as well as theory and philosophy.  Published by Candid.***

ChemIDplus Advanced is a database of 350,000 chemical records, including over 100,000 structures.  Locator links allow immediate searching of other databases for information about a given chemical.***

Child Welfare Information Gateway is an extensive collection of documents related to protecting children and strengthening families.***

CINAHL Completethe Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, is one of the worlds most comprehensive sources of full text for nursing and allied health journals, providing indexing for more than 5,400 journals and full text for over 1,300 journals.***

Civil Engineering Database is an index to all of the American Society of Civil Engineers publications from 1973 to the present.***

Code of Federal Regulations is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Registry by the departments and agencies of the Federal Governments.***

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Data Axle, formerly Reference USA, helps users of all kinds search for jobs, research U.S. businesses, create marketing and small business plans, locate specific people, and more.***

E

EBSCO eBook Collection is online versions of print books that your library has either purchased with a perpetual license or via an annual subscription. eBooks that are owned will be available to the library in perpetuity, with provisions being made for long term access and preservation.*

eLibrary let’s you download eBooks and audiobooks directly to your computer, tablet or mobile device. Piscataway Library cardholders should select the library “Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium” when signing in.**

ERIC (EBSCOhost) is a digital library of education research and information sponsored by the institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.  ERIC provides access to bibliographic records of journal and non-journal literature from 1966 to the present.***

G

GreenFILE (EBSCOhost) provides scholarly, government, and general-interest sources covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations, and governments and information about what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts.***

H

Health Source: Academic/Nursing Edition is a full-text database covering nursing and allied health topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law, and more.***

Health Source: Consumer Edition has a rich collection of consumer health information that provides access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books.  Also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets.***

HeritageQuest is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources – rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.***

Hoopla allows you to borrow and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV, magazines, or music everywhere you have a screen-your computer, your phone, your car, even your TV.** 

I

Intelligent.com helps students in their pre-college journey by ranking colleges and programs across the country using aggregated publicly available data.

J

Job and Career Accelerator gives detailed information on more than 1,100 occupations.  Find careers that match your skills and interests.  Access millions of current job and internship postings.  Create professional resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, and more.*

K

Kanopy allows you to stream thousands of films and series that can be enjoyed on your TV, mobile phone, tablet, and online.*

L

Learning Express Library provides support to students and professionals for academic skill-building, standardized test prep, career certification test prep, interactive computer skills course, and more.*

Legal Information Reference Center (EBSCOhost) has more than 225 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms.***

LISTA (EBSCOhost) stands for Library Information Science and Technology Abstracts and provides indexing and abstracting for key library and information science journals, books, research reports, and more.***

Literary Reference Center (EBSCOhost) has full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses, and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticisms, more than 253,000 author biographies, more than 460 literary journals.***

M

MasterFILE Elite (EBSCOhost) is a multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 1,050 general reference publications with coverage dating as far back as 1984.  Also includes 52 full-text reference books and an image collection of over 502,000 photos, maps, and flags.***

Middle Search Plus (EBSCOhost) has full-text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines.  All full-text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).  Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.*** 

Middle Search Reference eBook Collection provides additional content in Middle Search Plus that includes The Encyclopedia of Animals and reference e-books from top educational publishers.***

Military and Government Collection (EBSCOhost) offers full text for nearly 300 journals, periodicals, indexing, and abstracts for more than 400 titles pertaining to all branches of the military and government.***

N

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCOhost) 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.***

NoveList Plus (EBSCOhost) is a database of book recommendations.  In addition to title and author, books are searchable by appeal, genre, and theme.***

NoveList Plus K-8 (EBSCOhost) is a database of book recommendations specifically for grades K-8.  In addition to title and author, books are searchable by appeal, genre, and theme.***

O

OpenDissertations (EBSCOhost) is an open-access database built to assist researchers in locating both historic and contemporary dissertations and theses.

P

Peterson’s Test and Career Prep (GALE) let’s you search thousands of college and graduate schools, identify scholarships, take practice tests, create resumes, and explore careers.***

Piscataway, NJ is the official website of Piscataway Township, NJ.

Points of View Reference Center (EBSCOhost) contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue, providing rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills.*** 

Primary Search (EBSCOhost) provides full text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research.  All full-text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full-text information dates as far back as 1990.***

Primary Search Reference eBook Collection includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, providing students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. The database also provides the American Heritage® Children’s Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.***

PubMed Central is a free digital repository that archives publicly accessible full-text scholarly articles that have been published within the biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

R

Referencia Latina (EBSCOhost) es un recurso en español.  Full-text Spanish-language database that covers a broad array of subjects inside and outside academia.  Offers content from a variety of sources including reference books, general interest magazines, and health reports.***

Regional Business News (EBSCOhost) provides comprehensive full text coverage for more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the  United States.**

Rosetta Stone (EBSCOhost) uses cloud-based solutions to help all types of learners read, write, and speak more than 30 languages.*

S

SkillUp let’s you enhance skills and obtain industry recognized credentials by taking online courses free of charge.

Small Business Reference Center (EBSCOhost) offers exclusive full text of many top consumer small business reference books, as well as the necessary tools and instructions to address a wide range of small business topics.*

T

Teacher Reference Center (EBSCOhost) has indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.*** 

U

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services provides information about the important rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship, the naturalization process, how to prepare for the test, green cards, and working in the United States.

United Way of Central Jersey brings together resources for local disadvantaged families to ensure that all young children in our community attain better educational outcomes and a healthier, brighter and more successful future.

 

*Provided by the Piscataway Public Library
**Provided by the Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium
***Provided by the NJ State Library

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