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Visitors to the library have access to a wide variety of electronic databases; however, remote access to subscription databases is restricted to State Library authorized users: state employees and, unless otherwise noted, Thomas Edison staff and students. Authorized users needing a State Library access card, should complete the appropriate online registration form.

New Jersey residents should use JerseyClicks to access databases licensed  for statewide use.

Transmission or reproduction of items beyond that permitted by fair use requires the permission of the copyright owners. It is the user's responsibility to determine and comply with all restrictions based upon the intended use of the materials.  All users are expected to respect the intellectual property rights of licensed material. Failure to do so will result in loss of access.

You can browse through our databases below, or use the following menus to narrow your search:


Database Search Results

SafetyLit

SafetyLit provides abstracts of reports from researchers who work in over 30 distinct professional disciplines relevant to preventing and researching unintentional injuries, violence, and self-harm. Among these are agriculture, anthropology, architecture, economics, education, engineering specialties, ergonomics and human factors, health and medicine, law and law enforcement, psychology, social work, sociology, and other fields.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: yes

Salem Press Online

Salem Press Online provides access to the complete content of selected printed reference sets in Salem’s health, history and science fields.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

Salud en Español

Provides evidence-based reports and fact sheets in Spanish on all aspects of consumer health and wellness.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

Sanborn Maps – New Jersey

This digital collection of Sanborn maps charts the growth and development of New Jersey’s towns and cities during the period 1867-1970. They are large-scale plans drawn at a scale of 50 feet to an inch.  The maps list street blocks and numbers.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

Sanborn Maps – New Jersey, pre-1923 in color

A collection of pre-1923 New Jersey Sanborn maps digitized in color by Princeton University. Opens to a spreadsheet arranged by county and then municipality. Access maps by clicking on the hyperlinked years available for the municipality.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: yes

Science Database

A definitive resource for students studying both the applied and general sciences. The database features over 1030 titles, with more than 760 available in full text. Coverage: 1986-current.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: state employees

Science Reference Center

A research database that contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books and periodicals. 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.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

Serials Directory

Provides up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information and pricing for over 155,000 U.S. and international periodicals.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

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.  It offers a collection of state-specific resources supported with demographic data and other local information. Also includes business videos that provide critical information for business owners including interviews, ‘lessons learned’ features, lectures and ‘how to’ videos to help foster success in all aspects of managing a business.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

Social Science Database

This database offers indexing and full text for hundreds of academic journals, providing extensive coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work and sociology.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: state employees

SocINDEX with Full Text

A comprehensive sociology research database containing abstracts for over 620 core coverage journals dating back to 1895, data from over 500 priority coverage journals and over 1,390 selective coverage journals. Full text is available for over 300 journals. Extensive indexing for books, monographs and conference papers is also included.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

Sociology Database

This database covers the international literature of sociology and social work, including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction and more. Coverage: 1985-current.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: state employees

Statistical Abstract of the U.S.

An authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users