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

ABI/INFORM Collection

Search national and international business sources from ProQuest, including

  • Full text of the Wall Street Journal, Sloan Management Review, The Economist, Financial Times, and Australian Financial Review
  • 45,000+ business-related dissertations, 10,000+ business cases and case studies, 50 million+ U.S. company records
  • 450,000+ working papers from The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Research Papers in Economics (RePEc), INSEAD, and The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Expert analyses of industries, countries, economies, and markets
  • Downloadable variables and key indicators of actual and forecasted economic data from the Economist Intelligence Unit
On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: state employees

New Jersey Public Legal Notices 2002-Present

Find New Jersey local, county, and statewide public notices placed by governments and ordered by courts. Public notices are legally required to be published and include foreclosures, hearings, procurement of bids, financial reports, ordinances and other government activities. Published by the New Jersey Press Association.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: yes

New York Times – Historical (1851-2014)

Find articles from the New York Times, 1851-2014. You can search the full text or read the newspaper as it appeared in print, including all photographs, advertisements, and obituaries.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: state employees

New York Times, The (1980-)

Find articles from the New York Times, 1980-present. You can search the full text, but images are not included.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: state employees

NewsBank

Find articles from 1000+ U.S. news sources, including the New York Post (1999-current), The Philadelphia Inquirer (1981-current), and the Philadelphia Daily News (1978-current). You can search the full text, but images are not included. Includes 50 New Jersey publications, including weeklies and the following daily newspapers:

  • Burlington County Times (6/24/2002-current)
  • Gloucester County Times (12/22/2004-11/5/2012)
  • Jersey Journal (1/16/1999-current)
  • News of Cumberland County (7/31/2004-11/3/2012)
  • Press of Atlantic City (1988-current)
  • The Record (1985-current)
  • South Jersey Times (11/5/2012-current)
  • The Star-Ledger (5/10/1989-current)
  • The Trenton Times (3/16/1993-current)
  • Today’s Sunbeam (12/19/2004-11/8/2012)
  • The Trentonian (4/5/2000-current)
On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

Newspaper Source Plus

Find articles from 1400 national and international newspapers. You can search the full text, but images are not included.

Coverage includes the Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The Times (UK), Toronto Star, USA Today, The Washington Post, and The Washington Times (DC). Also includes television and radio news transcripts, including: ABC News (American), ABC (Australian), CBC (Canadian), CBS News, CNBC, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, MSNBC, National Public Radio and PBS.

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 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

Regional Business News

Full-text coverage of U.S. and Canadian regional business news publications, including NJBIZ (2002-current).

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present

A directory of historic newspapers published in the United States since 1690. Search by title, town, county, state, and date. Includes links to digitized newspapers as well as holdings information for microfilm. Published by the Library of Congress.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: yes

US Newsstream

Find articles from 1,000+ U.S. regional newspapers (some in Spanish). You can search the full text, but images are not included. Available papers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The following NJ newspapers are available in US Newsstream:

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: state employees

Wall Street Journal

Find articles from the Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition (1984-current). You can search the full text, but images are not included.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: state employees