The State Library’s collection contains over 15,000 full text, searchable electronic books. Most may be downloaded to your computer, or ereaders compatible with Adobe Digital Editions. Apple devices and Android devices are also supported.
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:
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A collection of databases including: Academic Search Premier, Masterfile Premier, Health Source, Business Source Premier, Newspaper Source and many others. Provides indexing, abstracting and many full text articles. Also available in three foreign language interfaces: French, German and Spanish.
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s EDGAR database provides free public access to corporate information, allowing you to quickly research a company’s financial information and operations by reviewing registration statements, prospectuses and periodic reports filed on Forms 10-K and 10-Q. You also can find information about recent corporate events reported on Form 8-K.
Provides access to over 900 top educational publications, including more than 600 in full text. The coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education. Many titles are indexed in the ERIC database. Coverage: 1988-current.
A searchable archive of over 22 million passengers and crew that passed through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924.
Search articles within the Encyclopdia Britannica, as well as thousands of primary sources, and a daily news archive offering current events coverage. Includes links to web sites selected, rated, and reviewed by Britannica editors, timelines, notable quotations, a video collection, world atlas, World Data Analyst Online, Gateway to the Classics, plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus
This EPA database provides integrated compliance and enforcement information for approximately 800,000 regulated facilities nationwide. The site allows users to find inspection, violation, enforcement action, informal enforcement action, and penalty information about facilities for the past three years. Facilities regulated under the following environmental statutes are included: Clean Air Act (CAA) Stationary Source Program, Clean Water Act (CWA) National Pollutant Elimination Discharge System (NPDES), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).
Provides citation and abstract information from over 750 educational journals and related documents from the Educational Resource Information Center and educational report literature dating back to 1967. Includes full text of ED documents from 1996 on.
The new ERIC online system, released September 2004, includes over 1.1 million citations going back to 1966. More than 107,000 full-text non-journal documents issued from 1993 on are available for free.
This bibliographic database is based on the authoritative bibliography European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750. It contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery.
This website provides public access to Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports which are written to provide accurate, non-partisan analysis of important policy issues. The site includes 8,255 reports, with more added regularly.
A comprehensive database covering all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers – many with full text and images. Coverage: 1980 to the present.