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:


990 Finder

A database of private foundation tax returns (Form 990-PF).  Search by foundation name, location, or employer identification number.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: free

ABI/INFORM Collection (ProQuest)

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

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)

Find articles from 6,5000+ full-text scholarly journals and magazines. Includes peer-reviewed STEM, social sciences, humanities, law, sciences, and video content from the Associated Press, 1930-present.

Academic Search is also available to New Jersey residents via JerseyClicks.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

Accessible Archives

Search or browse the full text of select histories, magazines, and newspapers. Works are in the public domain, but unlike free copies, all text is correct and searchable.

American County Histories includes county histories of new Jersey and other states, useful for researching local history, genealogy, public officials, data, and roadworks. Also available: African American Newspapers (1827-1919), Abolitionist newspapers, Women’s Suffrage newspapers, World War I: American Military Camp Newspapers (1916-1923), Frank Leslie’s Weekly (1855-1922), American Inventor (1878-1887), Godey’s Lady’s Book (1830-1898), The Pennsylvania Gazette (1728–1800), The Virginia Gazette (1736-1780), South Carolina Newspapers (1732-1780). Topics: Anatomy of Protest in America (1701-1928), The Civil War Collection (1855-1869), and Quarantine and Disease Control in America (1736-1928).

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

AGRICOLA

A bibliographic database of citations to the agricultural literature. Created by the National Agricultural Library, the database covers materials in all formats, including printed works from the 15th century.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: free

AGRIS

Indexes and abstracts world literature covering all aspects of agricultural sciences and technology, including grey literature. Many with links to full-text articles. Coverage from 1975 to date. Published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: free

Alt HealthWatch (EBSCO)

Full text articles from peer-reviewed and professional journals, focusing on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

America: History and Life (EBSCO)

Use America: History and Life with Full Text to find journal articles on the history, society, and culture of the United States and Canada, selected from over 1,200 peer-reviewed national and international journals.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition offers a wide range of materials for those interested in genealogy and history. Categories include the census; vital and church records; military records; court, land and probate records; passenger lists and much more.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: no

ASSIST Online

The official source for specifications and standards used by the Department of Defense. Many documents are available in full text.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: free

Association of Religion Data Archives

Association of Religion Data Archives compiles quantitative data on religion from U.S. and international research institutions and scholars. The ARDA collection includes statistics on churches and church membership, religious professionals, and religious groups (individuals, congregations and denominations). ARDA is based in the Department of Sociology at Penn State.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: free

Benefits.gov

Indexes current, readily available reference sources, as well as the most important retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world. Biography and Genealogy Master Index will enable you to quickly determine which publication to consult for biographical information. The total number of biographical sketches indexed by BGMI is now more than 13.6 million

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: free

Biography Reference Bank (EBSCO)

Provides in-depth, original profiles from the Current Biography, World Authors and Junior Authors & Illustrators series, plus biographical full text articles, page images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals—providing the most current coverage of an individual’s life and work.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

Biology Database (ProQuest)

Provides access to a wide range of biology topics for users in academic, government and public research environments. Coverage: 1998-current.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: state employees

BioOne Complete

Provides full text of high-impact bioscience research journals focused on the biological, ecological and environmental sciences. Most of BioOne’s titles are published by small societies and non-commercial publishers. Mobile access is available. See Mobile Resources for more information.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

Book of the States

Reference work detailing useful comparative statistical information on all states, commonwealths and territories of the United States. Covers demographics, elections, finance, policy, branches of government, administration, and the texts of state constitutions. Includes downloadable statistics and charts. Published by the Council of State Governments.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: free

Boundless eBooks

New Jersey’s statewide eBook database contains 900 fiction titles for children, YA and adults.

Remote access is available to State employees and Thomas Edison State University staff and students using this link. New Jersey library card holders can access Boundless (formerly Axis360) with their local public library card.

On-site Access: authorized users
Remote Access: authorized users

Business Source Premier (EBSCO)

Find full text and citations for journals covering a variety of business disciplines, including accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, management information systems, and operations management. Includes Regional Business News and Associated Press video content.

Business Source is also available to New Jersey residents via JerseyClicks.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

Career & Technical Education Database (ProQuest)

ProQuest Career & Technical Education is the definitive source for vocational information. The database includes nearly 600 titles, with more than 500 available in full text for quick access to research on virtually any technical topic.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: state employees

CCH AnswerConnect

Provides current federal and state tax law information, as well as news on emerging tax issues.

After login, click the blue, upper right “Subscribers: Log In Here” button to complete sign in process.

See Wolters Kluwer Legal Research (VitalLaw) for other practice areas.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: state employees

CINAHL Complete – Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature

One of the worlds most comprehensive sources of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing indexing for more than 5,400 journals and full text for over 1,300 journals.  It also includes evidence-based care sheets, continuing education modules, research instrument records and quick lessons with overviews of diseases and conditions.  CINAHL Complete is a definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.  For an introduction to using CINAHL, view an archived webinar or a short tutorial.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

Code of Federal Regulations

The codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: free

Computing Database (ProQuest)

This database provides access to comprehensive coverage of computer topics, most of them in full text. Coverage: 1998-current.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: state employees

Congress.gov

Congress.gov is the official source for federal legislative information and includes bills, laws, committee information, committee reports, the Congressional Record, roll call votes and profiles of members of Congress.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: free

Congressional Directory

A directory of congressmen, congressional committees, and congressional agencies, also includes executive agencies.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: free

Contemporary Authors Online (Gale)

Provides biographic and bibliographic details on 120,000 novelists, playwrights, poets, journalists, nonfiction writers and scriptwriters. Coverage of 20th and 21st century authors.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

Corfacts Online

New Jersey’s premier business to business directory, Corfacts offers unlimited downloads of company data.  Locate company records using a number of different criteria, including location, revenue, number of employees, BJB and SIC codes, and description keywords.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

CQ Congress Collection

Provides historical analysis of members of Congress, their voting behavior, interest groups, and public policy. Includes information on institutional and organizational history, the legislative process, and public policy decision-making.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

CQ Magazine

Non-partisan legislative news and analysis from the largest news organization on Capitol Hill, publishing comprehensive coverage of Congress. New issues published weekly.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

CQ Press Electronic Library

Search across all four CQ Press subscriptions: Congress Collection, CQ Researcher Plus Archive, CQ Magazine, and Voting and Elections Collection.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

CQ Researcher

Provides in-depth analysis of the most current and controversial issues of the day.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

CQ Voting and Elections Collection

Provides authoritative analyses, concise explanations, and historical material to provide a powerful research tool on the American voter, major and minor political parties, campaigns and elections, and historical and modern races for Congress, the presidency, and governorships.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

CRS Reports

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) provides accurate, non-partisan policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: free

Data.Census.Gov

Find population, economic, housing, and geographic information and data about the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island areas. Includes data from the American Community Survey, the Economic Census, and the decennial censuses. Published by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Former name: American FactFinder

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: free

Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs

Produced by the U.S. Department of Educations Office of Postsecondary Education, this database contains programs that are, or were, “accredited by an accrediting agency or state approval agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a ‘reliable authority as to the quality of postsecondary education.’

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: free

Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database (ProQuest)

Search full-text scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications on all aspects of earth, atmospheric, and aquatic sciences, including atmosphere dynamics, aquaculture, forecasting, conservation, climatology, geophysics, meteorology, paleontology, seismology. Encompasses major environmental science indexes such as Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA), and Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) which provides extensive coverage of global scholarship on marine, brackish water, and freshwater fisheries and environments. Part of ProQuest Central.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: State employees

EBSCO eBooks

NJSL’s collection of over 15,000 eBooks on a range of mostly non-fiction topics. All works are full-text searchable. Read online or download PDF and ePub formats to your device.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

EBSCOhost

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.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users