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ArtistWorks provides world-class instruction for the most popular string and band instruments through self-paced video lessons from professional musicians. Find it in the Libby app. Download the free app, add our library, and look for “Extras” to get started! On a computer use the ArtistWorks desktop version (This link opens in a new tab).


Over 1,000 award-winning arts and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists, including sewing, quilting, paper crafting, knitting, crochet, art, design, jewelry making, and more.

LearningExpress Library

Designed to help students and professionals at all levels of learning achieve their educational and career-related goals, with a comprehensive selection of interactive online tutorials, practice tests, articles, e-books, and test preparation tools modeled after official tests.

LinkedIn Learning

Previously Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals with LinkedIn Learning’s 16,000 + online video courses. App Information

Mango Languages

Learn a new language or brush up current skills with more than 50 language courses, as well as 17 English courses for speakers new to English.

Northstar Digital Literacy defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in three main areas: Essential Computer Skills, Internet Basics, and Essential Software Skills. Creating an account is optional, please visit your branch adult reference desk for assistance.

Gale Presents Udemy

Find thousands of video-based courses in 75 categories of business, technology, software, and personal development.

SEE ALSO: Children and Teens

  • Brainfuse HelpNow

SEE ALSO: Job and Career

  • Peterson’s Test and Career Prep
EBSCO eBooks

Search the EBSCO eBook collection.

Comics Plus Read All The Comics

Comics Plus offers unlimited, simultaneous access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from your favorite publishers: Dark Horse, IDW, Tokyopop and more.

Naxos Music Library

Stream the world’s largest online classical music library plus jazz, world, and pop/rock music from any computer, anywhere, anytime. With the iPhone/iPod and Android mobile apps, subscribers can also access the service on the go.

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus is your one-stop guide to great reading, with recommendations for what to read next, read-alikes, book lists, and information on authors, series and award-winning books.

Overdrive e-materials

The Overdrive digital collection has thousands of e-books and e-audiobooks for children, teens, and adults.

SEE ALSO: Adult Learning and Professional Development

  • ArtistWorks
Business Source Complete

Full text articles from publications covering business topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, management, finance, and sales. Also featuring market research results from Datamonitor.

data axle reference solutions

[Formerly ReferenceUSA] Create effective marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, search career opportunities, and research potential business areas with continuously updated, accurate, and complete business and consumer data.

Visit SCLSNJ branches for full on-site access to Candid databases, directories, fundraising and philanthropy publications, and training resources, including Foundation Directory Professional Level, Grants to Individuals Online and GuideStar.

Gale Business Demographics Now

Access to demographic information including: income, housing, race, age, education, retail spending, consumer expenditures, and businesses available at a local level.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Comprehensive stock database that includes financial data on companies traded on the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ®, and the American Stock Exchange; in-depth research reports on companies; data on mutual, closed-end, and exchange-traded funds; analysts’ reports on funds; and educational features such as interactive training on basic and advanced stock, fund, and portfolio techniques.

ReferenceUSA (see above, Data Axle Reference Solutions)

Regional Business News

Provides full-text coverage of trade publications, magazines, television and radio transcripts, newspapers and newswires published in the United States and Canada.

Small Business Source

Provides up to date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business, with nearly 400 full-text periodicals and over 450 full-text reference books.

Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage

NetAdvantage is a comprehensive source of business and investment information that offers online access to Standard & Poor’s research-related products such as industry surveys, stock reports, corporation records, The Outlook, mutual fund reports and more. The S&P Capital IQ platform delivers the highest quality financial intelligence covering both public and private capital markets.

Value Line

Find investment information and analysis on stocks, mutual funds, options and convertibles, and no-load mutual funds; plus access investment education including how-to guides, articles, and videos.


Find financial strength ratings and financial planning tools covering insurance, banks, mutual funds, and stocks. The Medicare Supplement Insurance Planner provides step-by-step guidance on selecting and comparing prices for Medigap insurance plans.

SEE ALSO: News and Magazines

  • Wall Street Journal

Digital workbooks, practice questions, video explanations, and progress tracking for math, language arts, science, and social studies, for grades K-8. (First time users register here, password must be a minimum of 6 characters.)

BrainFuse HelpNow

Free one-on-one online tutoring for K-12 students available in English and Spanish from 2 p.m. – 11 p.m. — with homework help for core subjects, including mathematics, science, and English language arts; plus writing lab; college prep; adult learning center; and more.

Comics Plus Children's Library

Recommended for Ages 5 to 14. Comics Plus offers unlimited, simultaneous access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from your favorite publishers: Dark Horse, IDW, Tokyopop and more.

Research current and historical events and subjects like arts and literature, biographies, geography and culture, health, science and math, plus more with EBSCO’s Explora interface.


Research interface for children in grades K-5, with access to articles from dozens of elementary school magazines plus easy-to-read encyclopedia entries.

Novelist K-8 Plus

Discover reading recommendations for kids and teens with booklists, read-alikes, and author and series information. Search for books by reading level, genre, content, time period, and more.

MAS Ultra School Edition

Find full-text high-school magazines plus biographies, primary source documents, reference books, and over a million photos, maps and flags.

Middle Search Plus

Find more than 180 popular middle school magazines, plus full-text biographies, primary source documents and an image collection of more than 1.8 million photos, maps and flags.

Tumble Book Library

Animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, and graphic novels.


A comprehensive collection of math picture books, in the TumbleBook format with animation and narration. Searchable by math concept or standard, the collection also includes supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes.

The World Almanac for Kids

Find homework help, ideas for reports or projects, puzzles, maps, videos, diagrams, fun facts, and more.

SEE ALSO: Adult Learning and Professional Development

  • LearningExpress Library
  • Peterson’s Test and Career Prep
Curriculum Resource Center

Access thousands of easily reproduced handouts to supplement text and lesson plans used in middle school, high school, and junior college classrooms, including fact sheets, timelines, an image gallery, printable maps, full-color science diagrams and experiments, and math activities.


The Educational Resource Information Center is a national information system providing access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. It contains more than 1.6 million records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents including journal articles (most of which are scholarly), books, conference papers, curriculum guides, policy papers, and more.

Picture Book Database

Search for picture books using categories such as standard bibliographic data, artistic media and style, character education theme, literary device, literacy tie-in, genres and format, series and character, original publisher, title, and language; country of origin, and age range.

Teacher Reference Center

Provides indexing and abstracts for topics such as best practices, curriculum development, literacy standards, pedagogical research, instructional media, language arts, science and mathematics, and school administration.

SEE ALSO: Children and Teens

  • Argo Prep
  • Brainfuse HelpNow

SEE ALSO: Scholarly Research and Academic

  • Bloom’s Literature
News for You

Easy-to-read news stories posted weekly that can help you learn to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. Use password AE8822 to access the stories.

Referencia Latina

Esta base de datos EBSCO ofrece contenido de una variedad de fuentes, incluyendo una colección inclusive de imágenes, informes de salud y el texto completo de libros y revistas de interés general en una amplia gama de temas actualizados diariamente. Referencia Latina, a comprehensive Spanish-language database, offers content from a variety of sources including 49,000 encyclopedia entries.

Salud en Español

Salud en Espanol provee reportes completos basados en evidencias y fichas de datos relacionados a todos los aspectos de la salud y el bienestar. Reportes específicos por tema que cubren todos los aspectos de la salud, dan información general importante en relación a enfermedades, afecciones y procedimientos de diversos tratamientos. Spanish-language database which provides comprehensive evidence-based reports and data sheets related to all aspects of health and wellness. Specific reports by topic that cover all aspects of health, give important general information regarding diseases, conditions and procedures of various treatments.

SEE ALSO: Adult Learning and Professional Development

  • LearningExpress Library: Recursos para hispanohablantes
  • Mango Languages
  • Udemy (Gale Presents)

SEE ALSO: Children and Teens

  • Brainfuse HelpNow

HeritageHub (Formerly America’s Obituaries)

U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images.

ProQuest Ancestry Library Edition

Access billions of names in thousands of genealogical databases including Census and Vital Records, birth, marriage and death notices, the Social Security Death Index, Passenger lists and naturalizations, Military and Holocaust Records, City Directories, New York Emigrant Savings Bank records, and African American and Native American Records. Research aids may be found under the “Learning Center” drop-down. Available in library branches only.

ProQuest Fold3 Library Edition

Discover your family’s military past. With content from the Revolutionary War onward, Fold3 Library Edition is an invaluable research resource for historians, genealogists, researchers, military enthusiasts, veterans and their families, teachers, and battle reenactors.

ProQuest HeritageQuest

Find unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, and interactive census maps.

Messenger Gazette Obituary Index 1986 – 2012

Fully searchable index to obituaries from 1986-2012 from the Messenger Gazette.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information (EBSCO)

Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs in plain language for use by consumers. This content is updated monthly.


A collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles with authoritative information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.

Health Reference Center

Comprehensive, in-depth coverage of body systems, current health issues, major diseases and conditions, treatments, and procedures, as well as health and nutrition information specific to men, women, children, teens, and seniors. The up-to-date information comes from hundreds of authoritative sources, including PubMed Central and MedlinePlus.

Health Source Consumer Edition

Information on health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health, with full text access to nearly 80 consumer health magazines.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO)

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.

Salem Press

Find full text health books including “Magill’s Medical Guide,” plus other Salem titles on addictions and substance abuse, cancer, psychology, and women’s health.


MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and much more. It contains over 30 million references to journal articles in life sciences and contains citations from over 5,200 worldwide journals with coverage dating back to 1809.

Science Online

Find expansive reference coverage of the full range of scientific disciplines, with topic centers and science e-learning modules covering core topics with teacher support.

Science Reference Source

Access full text science oriented content including science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals.

African-American History

Explore the full spectrum of 500 years of African American history and cultures.

American History

Search historical U.S. events of the last 500 years by era, subject, or alphabetically.

American Indian History

Access more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups.

American Women’s History Topic Center (Infobase)

Biographies on key women in politics, influential writers, leading suffragists, modern feminists, and notable scientists plus descriptions of women through different periods of American history with links to many primary sources.

Ancient and Medieval History

Coverage of world history from prehistory through the mid-1500s, with special topic centers on key civilizations and regions.

Biography Reference Bank (ESBCO)

Wilson’s largest biography database combines the in-depth, original profiles of Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated, plus the thorough periodicals coverage of biography index, full-text articles, page images, and abstracts from the complete range of Wilson databases. It covers over 500,000 people and includes over 36,000 images.

History Reference Source

History Reference Source contains thousands of reliable resources — including primary source documents, biographies, photos, maps and videos — to help you complete your research.

Modern World History

A comprehensive look at world history from the mid-15th century to the present.

Salem Press

Salem History full-text e-books.

SEE ALSO: News and Magazines

  • Black Life in America
  • Hispanic Life in America

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Find detailed profiles of more than 3,300 jobs and 94 industries, invaluable advice on career and job seeking skills, and resources for education planning, including school finder, career exploration, and college planning timeline.

Job and Career Accelerator

Resources and guidance for career exploration and job searching, including current job and internship listings, tips for job interviews and guides for creating professional resumes and cover letters. Tools for school and scholarship searches.

Discover comprehensive test prep and career solutions from Peterson’s, a world-leading educational provider.

SEE ALSO: Adult Learning and Professional Development

  • LearningExpress Library
  • LinkedIn Learning (previously
  • Mango Languages
  • Udemy (Gale Presents)

SEE ALSO: Children and Teens

  • Brainfuse HelpNow

Legal Information Source

Navigate legal matters of all kinds with reliable “how-to” information, Nolo legal guides, and thousands of federal and state-specific legal forms.

Nexis Uni

Nexis Uni™ (previously known as Lexis Nexis Library Express) features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis® and also U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790. The intuitive interface offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as alerts and saved searches, and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents. Note: Legal Information may now be accessed outside of the Library branches.

Explore comprehensive news coverage of the African American experience, from 1704 to today.

Consumer Reports features ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services in categories including appliances, cars, electronics and computers, home and garden, health and fitness, babies and kids, food, personal finance, and travel.


Full-text of the the “Courier News” (Bridgewater NJ) is available from 1999 – present.

Courier-News Digital Image Edition

Digital image edition of the “Courier News” (Bridgewater NJ) is available from 1961 – present, with approximately 1 week embargo.


Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine solution that makes it easy for you to read your favorite magazines–for free.

Global Newsstream

Global Newsstream enables users to search the most recent global news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full- text format. Includes U.S. News, Canadian, International, and Global Breaking News.

The experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today. La Vida Hispana en América: La experiencia e impacto de los Hispano Américanos como ha sido escrita por los medios de comunicación del 1704 al presente.

Historical New York Times with Index (ProQuest)

Full-text coverage of New York Times publications from the first issue in 1851 up to three years prior to the current year. Every issue of each title includes the complete paper, cover-to-cover, with full-page and article images in easily downloadable PDF format.

National Geographic Virtual Library

National Geographic Virtual Library gives you access to the complete archive of the “National Geographic Magazine.” It includes every page of every issue. There is also a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images, and videos.

New York Times Digital 

Access the New York Times digital version in the library, or access remotely with your library card. First time users will need to register for an account by entering their email address and creating a password, and will receive access for 72 hours. This step must be repeated each time the pass expires.


Search America’s News: Current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers, including the “Star Ledger” collection (with Image edition), “Jersey Journal,” plus more.

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO)

Access cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) and 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.

Newswires (EBSCO)

Newswires provides near real-time access of the last 30 days of top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis.


Color full-page and article reproductions of 7000-plus U.S. and international newspapers and magazines. Now featuring The Economist.

The Star-Ledger Collection

Search the Star Ledger newspaper collection for text printed from 1989-present, images used from 2017-present, and web-only text from 2007-present. Select the second option: Image format for digital image editions.

Wall Street Journal

Available in the Library on a Library computer or using the Library WiFi network, and through remote access with the creation of an account. See instructions for remote access. (This link opens PDF file.)

SEE ALSO: Reference and Research Starters

  • MasterFILE Premier

Use this online research platform to access and search multiple databases provided by EBSCO.


Connect to Infobase Facts On File research databases, e-books, and other online reference materials in subject areas such as history, science, literature, geography, health, and more.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO)

General encyclopedia containing over 25,000 entries.


Gale Virtual Reference Library is an e-book collection offering unlimited simultaneous access to encyclopedias, biographies, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Image Collection

The Image Collection database consists of more than 1 million total images in these categories, broken down as follows: photographs; images from Canadian Press, Getty Images and UPI; maps from Antenna Audio; and photographs from public domain sources


Full text general reference magazines and publications covering a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, and multicultural issues.


Access more than 270 full-text journals and periodicals, plus indexing and abstracts for 440 additional sources relevant to all branches of the military and government.

Points of View Reference

Find balanced perspectives on hundreds of current events and controversial issues.


TOPICsearch contains full text for over 150,000 articles from 475 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.


Provides facts at a glance and in-depth coverage through country entries, maps, flags, images, videos, statistics, news articles, and a gazetteer (geographical index/dictionary). Comprehensive entries about the U.S. states are also available.

Academic Search Premier

Find select full-text information or citations and abstracts in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.

Bloom's Literature

A comprehensive resource for the study of literature with critical essays and discussion questions, author biographies and character analyses, full-length poems, the full text of hundreds of reference books, full-length videos of classic plays and films, and more.


Indexes 700-plus journals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, and more.

Literary Reference Source

Reliable information on thousands of authors and their works across all literary genres and time periods.

Literature Criticism Online (Gale)

Literature Criticism Online covers a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres, offering tens of thousands of hard-to-find critical essays.

OpenDissertations (EBSCO)

Open-access database built to assist researchers in locating both historic and contemporary dissertations and theses.