Databases

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

Patent Full-Text Databases

U.S. Patent and Trademark databases covering patents from January 1, 1976 to the most recent weekly issue. Searchable by key word, patent number, and classification.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: yes

PDQ: Physician Data Query

PDQ contains the latest information about cancer treatment, screening, diagnosis and clinical trials. Information is categorized according to type of cancer and audience (patient or health care professional). The database is updated monthly.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: yes

Points of View Reference Center

Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments and writing position papers.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

Policy Map

A user-friendly mapping tool with US data pertaining to demographics, real estate, health, jobs, education and more. Useful when conducting research or market studies, or developing business plans or grant applications, or determining site selection or impact analysis, and much more. Data is compiled from federal, educational, and institutional sources.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

Political Science Database

This database provides access to hundreds of leading political science and international relations journals, providing full text of many core titles indexed in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. Over a thousand recent full text doctoral dissertations on political science topics are included, along with working papers, conference proceedings, country profiles, political news and other sources. Coverage: 1985-current.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: state employees

POPLINE

Provides worldwide coverage of population, family planning, and related health issues. Coverage: 1970 to the present with selected citations dating back to 1886.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: yes

Primary Search

Provides full text for over 70 children’s magazines and over 300 children’s pamphlets, designed for the elementary school student.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

PrivCo

PrivCo focuses on tracking private company financial data, private market deals and private investor profiles.  There is coverage of over 940,000 privately-held companies worldwide, over 20,000 investor profiles and over 150,000 private transactions (VC funding, M&A and PE deals). The database contains private company financials and revenues to private M&A deals and deal multiples, private firm valuations, venture capital funding, private equity deals, private and family ownership breakdowns, bankruptcies, restructurings, and company research. 

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: state employees

Professional Development Collection

The most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world. It provides a highly specialized collection of 520 education journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles and more than 200 educational reports.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

Pronunciator

Pronunciator is a language learning program that covers 80 languages that can be learned in any other language. Each language has an average of 9,000 instructional phrases. It includes 10 types of drills, quizzes, audio lessons, pronunciation analysis and phrase books in PDF format. Learners can flexibly move through the courses based on their skill level and learning goals. ESL courses are included for 50 non-English languages. Additional features include hundreds of live, weekly conversation classes led by qualified native speakers; ProCitizen, a comprehensive citizenship prep course; and ProTour, with hundreds of cultural videos highlighting culture destinations in major world cities. Pronunciator is accessible to blind and low-vision users on its browser-based app and its custom apps for all Android, Apple and Kindle Fire devices.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

ProQuest Central

Search all our subscribed ProQuest databases. Find articles on business, health and medicine, language and literature, social sciences, education, science and technology, history, religion, and philosophy. Includes thousands of national and international newspapers.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: state employees

ProQuest Congressional

One-stop access to the full text of information created by and about the U.S. Congress. Reports, hearings, bills, laws, member directories and information, and related publications are available from 1970 on. Includes Historical Indexes 1789-1980, an index to historic materials including many departmental reports as well as unpublished hearings. Also includes the Congressional Record, Code of Federal Regulations and the Federal Register.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Find articles from select U.S. Northeast regional newspapers. You can search the full text or read the newspaper as it appeared in print, including all photographs, advertisements, and obituaries. Includes the following New Jersey newspapers.

  • Asbury Park Evening Press (1905-1974)
  • Asbury Park Press (1974-2011)
  • Courier-Post (1950-2010)
  • Courier-News (1961-2010)
  • Evening News [Plainfield] (1884-1885)
  • Plainfield Evening News (1885-1894)
  • Plainfield Courier (1891-1894)
  • Plainfield Courier-News (1894-1961)
On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: state employees

ProQuest News

Find articles from all subscribed ProQuest newspaper databases, which include: US Newsstream, Canadian, Global, New York Times (recent and historical), Wall Street Journal (recent and historical), Philadelphia Inquirer (recent), and ProQuest Regional Newspapers (recent).

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: state employees

ProQuest Research Library

A multidisciplinary database that provides one-stop access to thousands of full text periodicals from one of the broadest, most inclusive general reference databases ProQuest offers. It includes a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 subjects and topics.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: state employees

ProQuest Statistical Insight

Provides fast and easy access to statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, states, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations. It includes tables selected from hundreds of U.S. government and business reports (1999 to present), U.S. Federal statistical publications (1973 to present); international statistical publications from the UN, EU, OECD, etc. (coverage from 1983), and U.S. state government, business, and research institute statistical publications (coverage from 1980, with full text from 2007).

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

PsycARTICLES

A definitive source of full text, peer-reviewed articles from more than 100 scholarly and professional journals in psychology published by the American Psychological Association (APA), its imprint the Educational Publishing Foundation (EPF), and from allied organizations including the Canadian Psychological Association and the Hogrefe Publishing Group. It covers all subject areas relevant to psychological science including basic/experimental psychology, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, education and school psychology, health psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, social psychology and social processes. Coverage spans 1894 to the present.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

Psychology Database

This database provides abstracts and indexing for more than 640 titles, with over 540 titles available in full text. Many titles are indexed in PsycINFO. Coverage ranges from behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, industrial and social psychology, along with personality, psychobiology and psychometrics.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: state employees

PsycINFO

Produced by the American Psychological Association, the database is the preeminent source for the literature of psychology. Indexing and abstracting is provided for literature published in over 45 countries and in more than 30 languages. Publications include journal articles, dissertations, books, book chapters, reports and other document types. Coverage: 1887 to present.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

PTSDpubs

Free, comprehensive bibliographic index to research on post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health consequences of exposure to trauma in veterans and the general population. Published by the National Center for PTSD (Department of Veterans Affairs). Former name: PILOTS.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: yes

PubChem

PubChem includes substance information, compound structures, and BioActivity data in three primary databases, PCsubstance, PCcompound and PCBioAssay.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: yes

Public Health Database

This database covers the core literature in the field of public health, including journals articles, magazines, news, reports and dissertations.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: state employees

PubMed

Contains over 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to fulltext content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.  Coverage from 1946 to present.  Also available: PubMed Mobile.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: yes