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Academic Search Premier
A multidisciplinary research database with articles from over 3,000 full-text journals and magazines.
Ancestry Library Edition
A special version of Ancestry.com available only in the library. Access it with library computers or via library wifi. Search censuses from around the world, birth, marriage and death records, military records, immigration and travel records. Ancestry is more comprehensive than HeritageQuest, which can be searched from home.
Book group resources, book reviews, book news, editor's choices, read-alikes, author interviews and biographies, games and more. BookBrowse covers only fiction and non-fiction titles that BookBrowse editors find to be exceptional.
Business Source Elite
Full-text coverage of top business, management, and economics journals and periodicals. Covers topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales and more.
Product reviews and articles on consumer protection issues. Click "Search within this publication" or browse by issue date.
E-books and digital audiobooks by Overdrive. Popular items have waiting lists. For best results, sign in with your library card barcode number and PIN (last 4 digits of library barcode) before you search for a title. Read/listen in your browser or the Libby by Overdrive app, or send e-books to a Kindle.
A database of education literature and resources (some results are full-text articles, some results are citations only).
Explora Primary Schools
Look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects and homework with a visual, easy to browse interface. For grades K-5.
Explora Secondary Schools
Look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects and homework with a visual, easy to browse interface. For grades 6-12.
Read 40 popular magazines online or on your tablet with the Flipster app.
Search journals, magazines and government resources on the environment, environmental hazards, and minimizing negative impacts.
Search Census records, family histories, wills & probate records, city directories, military records, immigration records, the Social Security Death Index, cemeteries and more. HeritageQuest is less comprehensive than Ancestry Library Edition, which can only be used at the library. However, HeritageQuest can be accessed from home and contains the same US & Canadian Census records as Ancestry Library Edition.
Check out up to 5 feature films, documentaries, music albums, comics, e-books and digital audiobooks per month. All titles are always available; no waiting lists. Available online or through the hoopla app. Your PIN is the last four digits of your library card barcode number.
More than 1 million images, mostly photographs and maps, with an emphasis on world news and events. Other areas of coverage include contemporary and historical photos of people, places, and the natural kingdom.
Electronic resources provided to New Jersey’s libraries by the New Jersey State Library and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
Job and Career Accelerator
Explore careers; create resumes and cover letters; learn interview techniques; search job listings.
A video streaming service with more than 30,000 films, with a focus on independent, classic, foreign or documentary films. The Kids section features adaptations of picture books, movies and TV shows for children.
Legal Information Reference Center
Thousands of legal forms and the full text of many top consumer legal reference books.
Literary Reference Center
Literary journals, reference books and other publications provide literary criticism, plot summaries, author biographies and interviews, and more. Literary Reference Center also contains the full text of selected poems, short stories and classic texts.
More than 3,000 online courses: 3D and animation courses, audio and music courses, business courses, CAD courses, design courses, developer courses, education and e-learning courses, IT courses, marketing courses, photography courses, video and web courses, and more.
Full-text magazines, periodicals and reference books on a wide range of subject areas, and an extensive collection of photos, maps and flags.
Popular middle school magazines and reference books, as well as biographies and primary source documents.
Military & Government Collection
Offers current news on all branches of the military and government, including a collection of 300 periodicals and academic journals.
Book descriptions, reviews, and discussion guides; award and series information. Look up a favorite book to see read-alike recommendations, or browse books by genre or appeal (pace/character/writing style).
For children and teens. Recommended reading lists by genre (for example: humor), age (0-8, 9-12, teen), award name, and appeal (pace/character/writing style). Look up a favorite book to see read-alike recommendations.
Points of View
Essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Over 200 topics, each with an overview, argument and opposing argument
Popular elementary school magazines in full-text. Articles have Lexile levels.
Flip through a magazine on your phone, tablet or computer with RBdigital, which is funded by the Friends of the New Providence Memorial Library. Over 50 popular magazine titles are available (both current and back issues). Read online or in the RBDigital app. Formerly called Zinio.
Directory of millions of U.S. businesses, residents, and health care providers, Canadian businesses and residents, and job listings. Click "Agree to Terms & Conditions" to gain access.
Revistas y libros de texto completo. General interest magazines and reference books in Spanish.
Regional Business News
Regional business journals, newspapers and newswires in the United States and Canada, in full text.
Language learning programs for 30 languages, from Arabic to Vietnamese. Use your internet browser or the Rosetta Stone app. (You must create a login using the above link before you download the app.)
Small Business Reference Center
Offers a comprehensive resource for small business owners and those starting a business. Full text of top consumer small business reference books, as well as business videos, a help and advice section, and details on how to create business plans.
Teacher Reference Center
Offers indexing and abstracts for more than 220 peer-reviewed journals for teachers.
Travel Tool - Global Road Warrior
Comprehensive country info for travelers or homework assignments. Includes maps, customs, political situation, history, census statistics, hotels and restaurants and more.
Animated, talking picture books for children plus read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, graphic novels and math stories.