African American History Online
Browse information "drawn from many of Facts On File's print titles, and explore all aspects of the African-American experience. Combining a powerful search engine with high-quality and reliable content, this comprehensive database features informative and extensively hyperlinked entries, including photographs and maps, timelines, primary sources, and biographies." Available through Facts on File.
American History Online
Utilize this source for research on U.S. history. Its coverage "spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, thousands of biographies, subject entries, chronology entries, primary source documents, maps, and images to cover the entire spectrum of the American experience." Available through Facts on File.
American Indian History Online
Obtain information on "more than 5,000 years of culture, history, and biographies. This database presents more than 500 Native American groups through primary source documents, maps and charts, and images." Available through Facts on File.
American Women's History Online
Explore this unique reference database containing biographies, historical and topical subject entries, speeches and other documents, maps and charts, photographs, and timeline entries that cover more than 500 years of American women's history. Available through Facts on File.
Ancient and Medieval History
Investigate ancient history in this "comprehensive database that gives a balanced, global view of the ancient world as it explores six civilizations -- Africa, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, and Mesoamerica. Spanning the period from the early Hominids 3 to 5 million years ago to flourishing cultures in 600 CE, this database offers much information about their places in history." Available through Facts on File.
Annals of American History
Read primary sources from American History and find information on a variety of history topics through the words of reporters, famous figures, historical speeches, diaries, and other firsthand accounts. The annals include a useful timeline, speeches in full text, historical accounts with images, and other primary sources unavailable via traditional search engines. See Mrs. Perkins for Whippany Park's username and password.
Bloom's Literary Reference Online
This database contains literary criticism, biographical information and genre studies for many major authors and their works. It includes writings from famous literary critic Harold Bloom as well as the full text of many literature reference books, information on themes and timelines, and character analysis. Available through Facts on File.
View this online version of the popular encyclopedia, which is known for its comprehensive coverage of topics in the humanities, including Language Arts, Social Studies, Art and Music. These articles will contain more than a print encyclopedia, making it a recommended source for its images, periodical article links, and suggested "best" web sites on a variety of topics. See Mrs. Perkins for Whippany Park's username and password.
Business Source Elite
Obtain "full text for 1,125 scholarly business journals, including full text for nearly 500 peer-reviewed business publications. The rich collection of titles in Business Source Elite provides information dating back to 1985." Available through EBSCOHost.
Survey "up-to-date, concise and clinically-relevant drug monographs for US prescription drugs, hard-to-find herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products and new and investigational drugs." Available through EBSCOHost.
Gather information for Language Arts papers about authors and their works. Based on the multi-volume print set, this database contains extensive biographies and criticism on hundreds of famous authors of novels, short stories, poetry, and drama. Available through JerseyClicks.
Locate up-to-date information and news about all of the countries of the world. Here you will find extensive country information, including political, economic and daily news, as well as basic data and statistics for reports and projects. Available through Morris County Library.
Utilize this source to obtain country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture. In-depth reports covering 200+ countries, the United States and Canada.
Custom Newspapers from Infotrac
Search the full text of The New York Times, The (Newark) Star Ledger, The Bergen Record, The Los Angeles Times and The Times (London) plus many more national and international newspapers. Available through JerseyClicks.
Curriculum Resource Center
Find lesson ideas and handouts in this database as it "delivers a wealth of visual, clear, informative material that will enhance the middle and high school curriculum. Covering core subject areas including U.S. and world history, science, and geography, this database contains curriculum-related handouts that present visual information on key concepts, events, and people in a variety of formats, including maps, timelines, experiments and projects, diagrams, and images." Available through Facts on File.
EBSCOhost is a collection of online databases providing access to thousands of periodical articles and journal articles covering many subjects including general reference, business, health, social issues, and current topics. EBSCOHost is an entry gate into many of the databases listed here; choose your database from the main page or from the "Choose Databases" tab in EBSCOHost Web. Also allows you to search in Spanish and French. See Mrs. Perkins for Whippany Park's username and password if required.
View in-depth information on a variety of topics relating to animals. The database consists of indexing, abstracts, and full text records describing the nature and habitat of familiar animals." Available through EBSCOHost.
Search this comprehensive digital archive for business information, background information for term papers, current and historical events, classic books, television and radio show transcripts, maps, photographs, and major works of literature, art, and much more. See Mrs. Perkins for Whippany Park's username and password.
Encyclopedia Universal en Espanol
Experience this Spanish-language encyclopedia with over 47,000 articles and 8,000 images. This encyclopedia includes a dictionary, atlas, timelines, and excellent coverage of the history, culture, and events of Latin America. Great for World Language students and bilingual speakers, and provides all articles in Spanish. See Mrs. Perkins for Whippany Park's username and password.
Find teaching tips and resources in "ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center database, which contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 980 educational and education-related journals." Available through EBSCOHost.
Facts on File
Discover a wealth of information on science, history, multicultural issues, geography, and career guidance topics. It is a comprehensive information resource that also includes a database of subjects such as commonly used government forms, a curriculum resource center with lesson plans and handouts, topics in science and science experiments, detailed references on American women's history, and career guidance information, among many other topics See Mrs. Perkins for Whippany Park username and password.
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
Research these "comprehensive, up-to-date profiles of more than 2,000 of today's most popular jobs in more than 90 industries. Hundreds of new in-depth job descriptions, complete with current job-specific resource listings, including print and electronic sources as well as contact information, facts, figures, and useful insights, have been added along with plentiful detailed career industry descriptions." Available through Facts on File.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Check out this official encyclopedia, which "provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject matter." Similar to the print version of the Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia. Available through EBSCOHost.
Health Reference Center
Browse this "clear, comprehensive and up-to-date resource for understanding today's most pressing health and social issues. This database is an extensive reference that defines the causes, cures, key research, medical terms, symptoms, treatments and trends of each field of study, and it explores the social impact of various health-related subjects." Available through Facts on File.
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Survey "the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. This database features searchable full text for nearly 300 journals." Available through EBSCOHost.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Locate your choice of more than 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. This database also features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 nursing and medical journals. Available through EBSCOHost.
Informe! (Revistas en Espanol)
Investigue su asunto preferido en compartimientos y periodicos espanoles. Informe! cuenta con 135,000 articulos. A searchable database of newspapers and magazines written in Spanish from a variety of different countries. Available through JerseyClicks.
Issues and Controversies
This online database "helps researchers understand the crucial issues we face today, exploring more than 800 hot topics in buisness, politics, government, education and popular culture." It is an ideal database for reserach papers and debate prep. the database features in-depth and objective articles, pro and con statements, timelines, primary sources, statistical tables, editorial cartoons, issues from headlines, and Bill of Rights in Debate. Available through Facts on File database.
Jersey Clicks is a portal to a variety of databases and is provided to NJ library patrons by the New Jersey State Library. Through JerseyClicks you have access to the complete and authoritative text of thousands of magazines, journals, books and transcripts. These copyrighted resources are invisible to Google's eyes, and use a search engine that searches multiple databases at once. Click on Custom Search and then scroll down to see the list of databases available. Use your public library barcode to log on if required.
Literary Reference Center
"Literary Reference Center (LRC) is a comprehensive literary reference database, which provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day on the most studied authors and their works. It combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else." Available through Morris County Library; use your public library barcode to log on.
Search "nearly 230 general interest and current events magazines, including full text for more than 150. This database includes over 400 full text pamphlets and 10 nearly full text reference books." Available through EBSCOHost.
Search this "multidisciplinary database which provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, this database also includes nearly 450 full text references books, 84,000 biographies, 86,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,000 photos, maps and flags." Available through EBSCOHost.
Modern World History Online
Research world history in this database "designed to adhere to the school curriculum, and content is organized by the National Standards for World History. Users will find the attractive layout, logical organization, and authoritative information unsurpassed by any online reference source. Full citations accompany each entry." Available through Facts on File.
Explore these 2,500 diverse sources including local newspapers, international news agencies, periodicals, wire services, television and radio transcripts, science journals, United Nations documents, U. S. Historical documents and statistical publications. A prime feature of this database is the ability to search for articles on a topic as it was covered in major newspapers across the nation. See Mrs. Perkins for Whippany Park's username and password.
Examine the "selected full text for nearly 30 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text television & radio transcripts, and selected full text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers." Available through EBSCOHost.
Discover fiction titles based on your favorite themes, authors, titles or descriptions. Browse titles based on genre or awards, or search by keyword. Use Novelist to find similar books to those that you enjoy, or just to locate a book you can't remember the name of! In this database you can also read and print feature articles, book discussion guides, and summaries of a variety of novels. Available through EBSCOHost .
Personal & Business Forms
Check out this "resource that is organized by subject, and contains the forms most frequently used in all kinds of businesses. Included, for example, are forms from the Department of Labor, the Treasury, the Small Business Administration, and the General Services Administration." Available through Facts on File.
Proquest Historical New York Times
Experience the "digitized The New York Times from the 19th Century to the present. The historical archives has digitally reproduced every issue from cover to cover -- not just the news stories and editorials, but also the photos, graphics, and advertisements. Use the "Choose Database" option to limit to historical articles. Then enter terms (keywords, dates, author's name, article type, etc.) to search for the full text of any New York Times article from 1851 to the present. See Mrs. Perkins for Whippany Park's username and password.
ProQuest Research Library
Print out articles "from over 3,600 magazines and journals on a broad range of general reference subjects including the arts, children, education, health, humanities, international topics, law, multicultural topics, the military, psychology, science, social science and women." Available through Morris County Library; use your public library barcode to log on.
Regional Business News
View "comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States." Available through EBSCOHost.
Learn about science topics through this "curriculum-oriented database that offers a comprehensive, authoritative overview of the sciences. Diagrams, essays, definitions, and biographies are arranged by topic and contain thousands of hyperlinks that create thematic paths through the content. More than 600 experiments, covering all of the key principles of science, encourage hands-on learning. Each experiment is indexed by grade range and by subject category and contains links to definitions, essays, and diagrams." Available through Facts on File.
Student Research Center
Try out this "new, student-friendly EBSCO interface for secondary school students. The Student Research Center interface offers an easy-to-use, powerful alternative to the existing EBSCOhost interface that supports middle and high school-focused EBSCO databases." Here, you will search the same EBSCO database holdings, but view them through a more colorful, user-friendly screen. Available through EBSCOHost.
Find articles that are "detailed yet concise, written in language students can understand but without oversimplifying. All articles contain background information to give a full perspective on the story, as well as suggestions for further research. Using the links to Overview Articles allows instant access to coverage of the most exciting and important areas of current research, from initial discoveries to the latest findings." Available through the Facts on File.
"Explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms. TOPICsearch contains full text for over 78,000 articles from more than 3,000 diverse sources, including more than 1,550 full text periodicals." Available through EBSCOHost.
World Geography and Culture Online
View geography data "based on Facts On File's critically acclaimed Maps On File® and Geography On File. This comprehensive database combines more than 500 clear, reproducible, full-color maps with superb statistical information on more than 200 countries, all 50 U.S. states, the 13 Canadian provinces and territories, as well as the world's continents and major regions." Available through Facts on File.
World Data Analyst
Compare countries' statistics from today or throughout history by using this database. Create tables and charts and export your data comparisons to Excel, Word, or PowerPoint. Country snapshots include information and country rankings of population, economy, demographics, geography and many other measures. See Mrs. Perkins for Whippany Park's username and password.
World News Digest
This online database provides an archival record of domestic and international news that covers all major political, social and economic events since November 1940. Users will find primary source documents, timelines, editorial cartoons and suggested research topics. Available through Facts on File database.