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Research Databases

Biography Collection Complete A comprehensive collection of biographies supporting history, science, the arts, music, literature, multicultural studies, gender studies, business, government & politics, sports, entertainment and many other areas.
MasterFile Premier Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for nearly 2,000 general reference publications with full text information. MasterFILE Premier also includes 314 full text reference books, nearly 100,000 biographies, 76,000 primary source documents, and an image collection of 116,000 photos, maps and flags.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
History Reference Center History Reference Center is designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research.  The database includes reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books,  periodicals including America's Civil War, American Heritage, American Historical Review, American History, Archaeology, British Heritage, Foreign Affairs, German History, History, History Review, History Today , History: Review of New Books, Journal of American History, Military History, Naval History, Wild West, World War II and more. Further, the database contains historical documents;  biographies of historical figures; historical photos and maps; and historical video.
Literature Resource Center The Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline.
Literary Reference Center Provides  information on authors and their works across disciplines and timeframes. The collection contains plot summaries, synopses and work overviews,  articles/essays of literary criticism,  author biographies, 350 literary journals, book reviews, 54,000 classic & contemporary poems, 14,500 classic and contemporary short stories, 4,000 author interviews and much more.
Newspaper Source Plus Newspaper Source Plus includes the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, The Times (UK), USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times , etc. There are also television and radio news transcripts, including: ABC News, CBC , CBS News, CNBC, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, MSNBC, National Public Radio, PBS, and more.
Science Reference Center Science Reference Center is designed to meet every student's science research needs with hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, essays, animations, images and videos. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Science Reference Center also satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.
GreenFile GreenFILE offers covers all aspects of human impact to the environment.  Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more
Middle Search Plus Designed for middle school students, Middle Search Plus provides popular magazines, school magazines, biographies and historical essays, primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.
MAS Ultra Designed for high school students, with popular magazines, high school magazines, as well as biographies, primary source documents, reference books (including the CIA World Fact Book and World Almanac & Book of Facts), an Image Collection, and color PDFs.
Points of View Reference Center Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.


Reference Tools

A& E’s Biography.com

BJ Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper


High School Ace -   trusted web guide to free quality educational resources for teens


Virtual Reference Desk

Style Guides

Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab)

APA Style
University of Wisconsin--Madison

Capital Community College
Purdue OWL

Examples of  MLA style
Springfield Township HS – Virtual Library  - MLA Bibliographic Styles
Purdue OWL

Bibliography Composer Aides
Bib Me
Citation Machine
Easy Bib Bibliography Composer

Social Sciences

Currency Calculator for Exchange Rates
CIA – World Factbook
United States Department of State
Links to websites of most foreign countries

United States
White House
POTUS – Presidents of the United States – The Internet Public Library
Thomas - Legislative information from the Library of Congress
United States Government Made Easy
Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Teens
Links to Federal websites- executive, legislative & judicial

New Jersey State Official Website
Links to New Jersey government websites

Sussex County
Links to Sussex County government websites

History Channel

Olympic Movement
Beijing 2008 Olympics

Maps & Geography
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection- University of Texas
United Nations Cartographic Section


High School Ace
Manipula Math with Java: Middle school-college

Health information
Human Anatomy Online
Human Genome Project

Chemical Elements – Periodic Table
Los Alamos National Laboratory –Periodic Table
The Sterling Mining Museum's Amazing Guide to the Periodic Table!

Physics 4  Teens