Databases

WHAT? 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: yes

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

Academic OneFile

A premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources. Provides extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

Academic Search Complete

Supports scholarly research in key areas of academic study, providing nearly 9,100 full text periodicals, over 7,900 peer-reviewed journals, as well as reports and books.  Subjects include anthropology, engineering, law, science and technology, social sciences, humanities, medical sciences, ethnic studies and much more.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection

Find professional and academic journal articles and news stories covering the trends and history influencing accounting, tax, banking, and financial issues.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: state employees

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: yes

AGRIS

Indexes and abstracts world literature covering all aspects of agricultural sciences and technology, including grey literature. Updated continuously.  Coverage from 1975 to date.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: yes

AHFS Consumer Medication Information

AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers.  Content is updated monthly.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

Alt-HealthWatch

Full text articles from over 170 peer-reviewed and professional journals and consumer newsletters, focusing on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

America: History and Life  

Historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. The database comprises over 450,000 bibliographic entries. The database covers over 2,000 journals published worldwide. In addition to covering all key English-language historical journals, it also includes selected historical journals from major countries, state and local history journals, and a targeted selection of hundreds of journals in the social sciences and humanities.

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: available to authorized users for a limited time

Arts & Humanities Database

Features hundreds of titles covering art, architecture, design, history, philosophy, music, literature, theater and cultural studies.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: state employees

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: yes

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: yes

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: yes

Biography and Genealogy Master Index

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: authorized users

Biography Reference Bank

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

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

The Council of State Governments continues a long tradition of “sharing capitol ideas” with the annual publication of the The Book of the States. Since 1933, CSG has served as a resource for state leaders and a catalyst for innovation and excellence in state governance. The Book of the States has been the reference tool of choice since 1935, providing relevant, accurate and timely information, answers and comparisons for all states, commonwealths and territories of the United States.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: yes

Business Source Premier

Provides full text for over 2300 journals, including more than 1100 peer-reviewed titles. Covers business, marketing, accounting, management, economics, finance, banking and more.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

Career & Technical Education Database

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

ChemIDplus Advanced

A database of 350,000 chemical records, including over 100,000 with structures.  Locator links allow immediate searching of other databases for information about a given chemical.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: yes

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

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

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: yes

Computing Database

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: yes

Congressional Directory

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

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: yes

Contemporary Authors Online

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

County Histories-New Jersey

Contains over 10,000 pages of searchable text, plates and maps, from all 21 New Jersey counties. Most of these histories were published by Everts & Peck between 1870 and 1900 and have long formed the cornerstone of local historical and genealogical research. They are encyclopedic in scope, including chapters which cover: local history, geology, geography, weather, transportation, lists of all local participants in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, government, medical and legal professions, churches and ministers, industry and manufacturing, banking and insurance, schools and teachers, noted celebrations, fire departments and associations, cemeteries, family history, health and vital statistics, roads and bridges, public officials and legislators, and many others.

Once in the database, select publication title American County Histories. Your search will then be run across all New Jersey counties, or you can select specific counties first.

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

A weekly source of legislative news and analysis.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users

CQ Press Electronic Library

Provides an interface for searching across all of our CQ Press electronic collections simultaneously. Also allows the searcher to select specific resources.

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

Criminal Justice Database

Indexes over 460 U.S. and international criminal justice journals and includes full text for over 185 titles. Coverage back to 1981.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: state employees

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: yes

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: yes

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: yes