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Biography

Contemporary Authors offers current biographical and bibliographical data on more than 120,000 modern authors. Each entry contains the most complete and up-to-date entry, accessible through an easy-to-use interface with a variety of search paths to help you locate the information you need quickly and efficiently. You can easily search for an author by name, title of work, subject/genre, nationality, date and place of birth, honors, awards and much more


Gale Virtual Reference Library: A full-text searchable database of e-books from a variety of different subjects. An online reference library.


Literary Reference Center provides a broad spectrum of research information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Literary Reference Center contains plot summaries, articles/essays, author biographies, book reviews, author interviews, and more.


The Oxford African American Studies Center provides students, scholars and librarians with more than 20,000 articles by top scholars in the field Over 2,500 images, more than 700 primary sources with specially written commentaries, and nearly 200 maps have been collected to enhance this reference content 


Books & Reading

Contemporary Authors offers current biographical and bibliographical data on more than 120,000 modern authors. Each entry contains the most complete and up-to-date entry, accessible through an easy-to-use interface with a variety of search paths to help you locate the information you need quickly and efficiently. You can easily search for an author by name, title of work, subject/genre, nationality, date and place of birth, honors, awards and much more


Literary Reference Center provides a broad spectrum of research information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Literary Reference Center contains plot summaries, articles/essays, author biographies, book reviews, author interviews, and more.


NovelList: Novelist is an ideal way to discover new authors or find an author whose style matches your own personal taste. Special search features give the reader the ability to find a book by describing the plot, locating a series name, or reviewing suggested reading lists. Lists of titles are grouped by content and age group in order to find the best fit for your reading preference and level.


NovelList K-8: Like Novelist but directed towards readers from Kindergarten through the 8th grade.


Salem Press Online is a full-text searchable versions of reference texts on history, science, literature, and medicine from Salem Press, Grey House Publishing, and Reference Shelf. Salem Press Online includes access to Magill’s Medical Guide, the Defining Documents series, the Critical Insights series, and more.


Business & Investing

Business Source Elite: This business database provides full text for over 1,000 business publications. The rich collection of titles in Business Source Elite 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.


Corfacts: New Jersey Business to Business Directory Includes information on over 64,000 New Jersey businesses. Can be used to create mailing labels and contact lists.


Morningstar Investment Research Center: Comprehensive information on stocks, mutual funds, and industries.
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Reference Solutions: is a power collection of databases that can let individuals, entrepreneurs, and small business search for information consumer lifestyles, local business, healthcare businesses, white pages, and national job postings. Provided by the New Jersey State Library.


Small Business Reference Center: This database offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.


Value Line covers 3,500 stocks, across 100 industries, representing 95% of the daily U.S. trading volume. Backed by 80 years of powerful thinking Value Line is a powerful tool for investment and market research.


Children & Teens

Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books. Available on library computers and from mobile devices. Explora includes magazine and journal articles, primary source documents, newspaper articles, and Associated Press videos all searchable and available in easy-to-browse categories.


Middle Search: Middle Search Plus contains full text for more than 150 popular, middle school magazines. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 200 magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies, historical essays and student pamphlets.


NovelList K-8: Like Novelist but directed towards readers from Kindergarten through the 8th grade.


Points of View Reference Center contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue and reflect perspectives across the philosophical and political spectrum, Points of View Reference Center provides rich content to help students realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills.


Primary Search: Primary Search, designed specifically for elementary school libraries and public library children’s rooms, contains full text for more than 60 popular, elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles)


Scholastic Go!: Providing credible, accurate, reliable content on almost every core-curricula subject, Scholastic GO!®offers endless resources for research in a multitude of media. Explore nonfiction texts, world newspapers, videos and more with this easy-to-navigate digital resource designed to strengthen content knowledge, vocabulary, and core proficiency skills.


Education & Careers

Get homework help from live online tutors (2 PM – 11 PM EST) , test you knowledge with some brain games, submit essays for constructive criticism, and more. Adult learners can take advantage of materials for the GED, citizenship test, and career skills.


ERIC: ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.


Job and Career Accelerator:

Are you a college student, recent graduate, career-changer, experienced professional looking to advance, or military service member transitioning to civilian life? LearningExpress® Job & Career Accelerator gives you the tools you need to explore careers, find open positions, apply for jobs and get hired.


Learning Express Library features online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.


Teacher Reference Center: Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.


Gale Presents: Udemy

With Gale Presents: Udemy, users can explore more than 4,000 continuously updated, on-demand video courses across 75 categories in business, technology, design, and more to learn anytime, anywhere. All courses are taught by world-class instructors and, best of all, you can feel good knowing that the content is fresh. Courses are updated or replaced monthly with new material on emerging topics, so learners develop skills in the most relevant, in-demand areas. Requires a Microsoft or Google account for access.


Encyclopedias, Almanacs, & More

Britannica Library: Developed specifically for libraries, the new Britannica Library provides your patrons with access to three sites in one, with age appropriate material from the child-friendly collection through to the adult general reference collection. Now students of all ages will find it easy to conduct research, complete homework assignments and work on special projects.


Gale Directory Library: Online access to the Gale Encyclopedia of Associations and the Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media.


Gale Virtual Reference Library: A full-text searchable database of e-books from a variety of different subjects. An online reference library.


Infobase Publishing: Full-text versions of books published by Facts on File.


Scholastic Go!: Providing credible, accurate, reliable content on almost every core-curricula subject, Scholastic GO!®offers endless resources for research in a multitude of media. Explore nonfiction texts, world newspapers, videos and more with this easy-to-navigate digital resource designed to strengthen content knowledge, vocabulary, and core proficiency skills.


Genealogy

Ancestry.com Library Edition, the largest online family history resource available, provides unprecedented access to family history via documents that record the lineage of individuals from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. Available exclusively in the library.

Health & Medicine

Gale Virtual Reference Library: A full-text searchable database of e-books from a variety of different subjects. An online reference library.


Salem Press Online is a full-text searchable versions of reference texts on history, science, literature, and medicine from Salem Press, Grey House Publishing, and Reference Shelf. Salem Press Online includes access to Magill’s Medical Guide, the Defining Documents series, the Critical Insights series, and more.


History & Social Science

Franklin Township Newspaper Archive: Digital versions of several local newspapers are available from computers at the library as well as from home. At Home and in the library: Record (1948-1958) Franklin News (1954-1958) Franklin News-Record (1958-1998) On site only: Franklin Focus (1989-1997) Spectator (1992-1998) Strictly Somerset (1994-1997)


Gale Virtual Reference Library: A full-text searchable database of e-books from a variety of different subjects. An online reference library.


Military & Government Collection: Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.


The New York Times: Onsite Access: Login or Register at NYTimes.com while on a Library PC or Library Wi-fi for free access! Off-site: Contact us to obtain a 72-hour access code.


The Oxford African American Studies Center provides students, scholars and librarians with more than 20,000 articles by top scholars in the field Over 2,500 images, more than 700 primary sources with specially written commentaries, and nearly 200 maps have been collected to enhance this reference content 

Points of View Reference Center contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue and reflect perspectives across the philosophical and political spectrum, Points of View Reference Center provides rich content to help students realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills.


Salem Press Online is a full-text searchable versions of reference texts on history, science, literature, and medicine from Salem Press, Grey House Publishing, and Reference Shelf. Salem Press Online includes access to Magill’s Medical Guide, the Defining Documents series, the Critical Insights series, and more.


Images

Franklin Township Photo Archive: Historical images from the FTPL local history collection.


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 Photographs from public domain sources. The images consist of a wide array of photos 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.


Language Learning

Little Pim: Little Pim (from Mango Languages) offers video based language learning specifically designed for children.


Mango Languages Online: Online language learning site includes: Spanish, French, Italian, Russian and others. Also includes a limited selection of ESL programs including English for Spanish speakers and English for Polish speakers.


Legal Information Resource Center: Providing exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis.


Magazines & Journals

Academic Search Premier: Academic Search Premier contains indexing for 8,025 publications, with full text for more than 4,500 of those titles. Provided by the New Jersey State Library.


Masterfile Elite: Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost. Provided by the New Jersey State Library


Newspapers

Franklin Township Newspaper Archive: Digital versions of several local newspapers are available from computers at the library as well as from home. At Home and in the library: Record (1948-1958) Franklin News (1954-1958) Franklin News-Record (1958-1998) On site only: Franklin Focus (1989-1997) Spectator (1992-1998) Strictly Somerset (1994-1997)


The New York Times: Onsite Access: Login or Register at NYTimes.com while on a Library PC or Library Wi-fi for free access! Off-site: Contact us to obtain a 72-hour access code.


Science

Gale Virtual Reference Library: A full-text searchable database of e-books from a variety of different subjects. An online reference library.


GreenFILE: GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects.


Library Information Science and Technology Abstracts: LISTA indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.


Salem Press Online is a full-text searchable versions of reference texts on history, science, literature, and medicine from Salem Press, Grey House Publishing, and Reference Shelf. Salem Press Online includes access to Magill’s Medical Guide, the Defining Documents series, the Critical Insights series, and more.


Spanish Language

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