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Unless otherwise noted all resources can be accessed from home with a Princeton Public Library card.
Academic Search Premier (EBSCO): Abstracts and full text articles from thousands of academic and peer-reviewed publications.
African-American History Online: Provides expansive and in-depth information on the people, events, and topics important to the study of African-American history. (In Library Use Only)
Alt HealthWatch™(EBSCO): Focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness, offering full-text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports.
American History Online: Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting the important people and events of the American experience.
American Indian History Online: Offers thorough access to more than 15,000 years of Native American people, culture, history, and heritage.
American Women's History Online: Covers the important people, events, legislation, and issues relevant to the study of women's history in the United States.
Ancestry Library: Genealogical and historical information from census, military, church, vital, court, land and probate records, passenger lists and more. (In Library Use Only)
Ancient and Medieval History Online: Explores the pre-modern world with in-depth focus on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
Biography Reference Center (EBSCO): A comprehensive collection of more than 436,000 full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies.
Bloom's Literature: Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.
Brainfuse: LIVE one-on-one academic coaching, practice test center, and online resources to help you achieve your learning and career goals. Includes resources for GED, US citizenship test prep, resume writing, help with Microsoft Office, Excel, Powerpoint, and more.
Business Source Premier (EBSCO): Business Source Premier is the industry's most popular business research database, featuring the full text for more than 2,200 journals. Full text is provided back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998.
Career Transitions (Gale): Search jobs, internships, and more in this one-stop career resource center. Get tips on writing a resume, cover letter; and explore different careers.
Consumer Reports (via MasterFILE Premier): Access full text articles from this perennially popular consumer review publication. Find ratings on hundreds of products, from dishwashers to automobiles. Type "Consumer Reports" in the publication field under "Limit your results." Then enter the name of the product for which you are searching in the search field at the top of the page.
Curriculum Resource Center: Provides a library of printable teacher-handout material for the middle school, high school, and junior college curriculum.
EBSCO eBooks (EBSCO): Try out our starter collection of reference and textbooks. EBSCO eBooks offers the ability to read on the screen and search within the eBook's text. The collection is primarily non-fiction eBooks on topics including Arts and Architecture, Business and Economics, Computer Science, Engineering and Technology, Health and Medicine, History, Law, Literature and Criticism, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Self-help and Family, Study Aids and Language Learning.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online: (For access from home, click here.) The entire encyclopedia plus a dictionary, thesaurus, atlas, timelines, video clips and rated and reviewed subject related web sites. For access from the library, click on the home icon or the database title.
ERIC (EBSCO): The acronym for the Educational Resource Information Center which provides access to education literature and resources.
Facts on File: Reference database in science, history, literature, geography, health and career guidance, plus a curriculum resource center for grades K-5 and 6-12. Also includes a database of personal and business forms.
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center: Provides detailed profiles of more than 3,300 jobs and 94 industries, invaluable advice on career skills, more than 48,000 resource entries, and much more.
Films On Demand: A web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos from Films Media Group anytime, anywhere, 24/7. Choose from more than 6,500 educational titles in many subject areas relating to the humanities and social sciences. These videos can be viewed in the library, a classroom or at home. Funding made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Financial Ratings Series: Weiss and The Street Ratings - Medigap: Financial strength ratings and financial planning tools covering Medigap Supplemental Insurance Plans.
GreenFILE: Provides information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment in a collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles. Some titles are full text, the rest are abstracts only.
Grove Dictionary of American Music: Search the largest, most comprehensive reference publication on American music, with over 9000 entries.
Grove Encyclopedia of American Art: Search this comprehensive and current reference resource for information about all aspects of American art and architecture from Native American art to Colonial art to Contemporary American art. It includes articles on all subject areas including: biographies of major artists, architects and patrons, architecture, painting, new media, photography, sculpture, installation art, art education, and more.
Health Reference Center: Provides clear and comprehensive information on conditions and diseases, health and wellness, mental health, and the human body.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO): Provides over 500 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong.
HeritageQuest (for access inside the library, click here): A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids, with coverage dating back to the 1700s.
Hoopla: Access thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and desktop use. Digital content from Hollywood studios, major-label record companies and publishers can be borrowed for instant streaming to smartphones, tablets, and computers, or for temporary downloading to smartphones and tablets. Note: Streaming requires continuous access to an Internet connection via wireless, ethernet, or cellular data plan. Visit www.hoopladigital.com to sign up for an account with your valid Princeton Public Library card number, or visit your device's app store to download the free hoopla mobile app. Check out a maximum of 10 items per month (borrow audiobooks for 21 days, music albums for 7 days, and movies/television shows for 2 to 3 days). No overdue fees; items are automatically returned to the library at the end of the lending period. View our Hoopla Guide to find customized downloading instructions for your device.
Issues and Controversies (Facts on File): A database providing in-depth investigations of today's top issues. Updated weekly, more than 800 hot-topics in business, politics, education, and pop culture are covered.
Job and Career Accelerator: Create resumes and cover letters; learn interviewing techniques, and prepare for related exams; access millions of job listings.
Jobs4Jersey OnRamp: Create resumes, enhance existing resumes; gain tools that can increase your visibility to employers; access real-time job openings; do active or automatic job searches.
JSTOR: Full text coverage of core scholarly journals in various subjects, many from the first issue up to 3 to 5 years ago. (In Library Use Only)
Legal Information Reference Center (EBSCO): Provides exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books (including the popular NOLO series), hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (EBSCO): An index to more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings on librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.
Literary Index: An index only to the major literature series published by Gale - Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Contemporary Literature Criticism, etc.
Literary Reference Center (EBSCO): Full text from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources. Includes all MagillOnLiterature Plus content.
Literature Resource Center: Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline.
Local Newspaper Index: An index of the "Princeton Packet" and "Town Topics." Articles of general interest to the Princeton Community are indexed from 1983 to and including 2006, with obituaries indexed back to 1975. In addition, obituaries from the "Princeton Packet" are indexed from 1892 to 1950. A searchable, full-text version of the Town Topics is available in Papers of Princeton, an ongoing project to digitize local papers. It also features historical collections of The Daily Princetonian, Princeton University Weekly Bulletin, and Local Express.
Lynda.com: Develop new skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Watch high-quality, engaging video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts on thousands of courses. Topics include: business, design, coding, technology, marketing, film, photography, education, and more. To sign in, click here and enter your library barcode number and PIN (the last 4 digits of the phone number on your library account). If you are signing in for the first time, select “No, I’ve Never Had An Account,” and enter your name and email address. The library’s subscription to Lynda.com allows for 20 cardholders to be logged in concurrently at any given time.
Mango Languages: An online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective. The system is completely web-based and remotely accessible, so you can learn anywhere you have an internet connection. As you listen to and repeat after native speakers, you'll learn more than just words and phrases. In addition to lessons, Mango also offers language learning through a selection of streaming, full-length films with interactive content. Languages include Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more. English courses are available for non-English speakers. On the go? Set up a free account through our Mango database or download the free Mango Mobile Library Edition app, and start learning!
MAS Ultra - School Edition (EBSCO): Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines, more than 350 full text reference books, 84,774 biographies, 100,554 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 235,186 photos, maps and flags.
MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO): MasterFILE Premier provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. This database also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags.
Medigap Buyer's Guide & Premium Calculator: From Weiss Financial Ratings Series, comes this comprehensive tool, providing users step-by-step guidance to learn how to select a Medigap insurance plan, which plans are right for them and which insurance company has the lowest rates. By simply entering their name, age, gender and zip code, users get immediate access to their own 80+ page, information-packed Buyer’s Guide & Premium Calculator, customized just for them.
MedlinePlus: MedlinePlus, produced by the National Library of Medicine, offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free. Learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations, get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.
Middle Search (EBSCO): Full text of popular magazines and reference books with middle school reading levels.
Muzzy Language Learning: MUZZY is an award winning BBC Online Language Program for children from beginners to early intermediate language learners. Learn to speak Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese Mandarin, Portuguese and English. Surrounding learners with visual, aural and contextual language, MUZZY employs a natural immersion approach, modeled on the way we all learn our first language.
New York Times: Visit nytimes.com/register while connected to the library’s Wi-Fi to get complete access within the library. Note you will need to register or log in with a personal account, using your email address and a password of your own creation. For remote access, please call (609-924-9529, x1218) or visit the Welcome Desk on the first floor to get a code for 72-hour-access to the paper with any device. To activate your remote subscription, you’ll also need to log in or register first, again by using an email address and password. At the conclusion of the 72-hour period, you may re-use the access code to get another 72-hour all-access pass.
New York Times Archive (1851-2011): Full-text, including advertising, charts and photos, of the entire paper from 1851 (the beginning of the publication) through 2011. (In Library Use Only)
Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO): Selected full text for about 30 national and international newspapers including Washington Post, Boston Globe and New York Daily News, plus radio and TV news transcripts.
News for You Online: A news source designed for people who are learning to read, write, or speak English, seven new stories are posted weekly for 48 weeks a year. These engaging articles, based on world and national news events, are written at reading levels 3-6 and ESL levels high-beginning and low-intermediate. Includes audio for news stories and captions so students can listen and read along with the whole story or practice pronunciation sentence by sentence; interactive online exercises with immediate feedback; key vocabulary that is highlighted and defined at the point of use; and interactive crossword puzzles and word searches. All users must enter the following password in order to access the news articles: FFAED5.
NoveList (EBSCO): A reader's advisory database that provides subject heading access, reviews and annotations for both fiction titles and nonfiction titles; and custom created articles and lists, including readalikes and book discussion questions.
NoveList K-8 (EBSCO): Provides subject heading access, reviews and annotations for fiction titles that are popular with young readers as well as titles that are appropriate for classroom use.
OneClickDigital: Enjoy this downloadable audiobook collection on your computer (PC or Mac) or on selected mobile devices (including MP3, iPod) and also download directly to your smartphone or tablet. Check out a maximum of 3 books at time for up to 7 days. No overdue fees; books are automatically returned to the library at the end of lending period. You will need a valid Princeton Public Library card to check out books. Visit OneClickDigital's 'Getting Started' Tutorial to find customized downloading instructions for your device.
Oxford English Dictionary: The OED is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words - past and present - from across the English-speaking world.
Oxford Reference Premium: Provides the best Oxford content for both quick fact-checking and deeper research with 200+ in-depth, specialized titles across 25 core subject areas from Oxford’s award-winning Encyclopedias and Companions, and access to Grove Dictionary of American Music and Grove Encyclopedia of American Art.
Papers of Princeton: This site contains a digitized collection of historical periodicals from the town of Princeton and Princeton University. Titles include: "Town Topics" (available online: March 17, 1946 to December 25, 2013); "Local Express" (available online: February 13, 1935 to March 9, 1939); "The Daily Princetonian" (available online: September 22, 1876 to January 20, 2003); and "Princeton University Weekly Bulletin (September 23, 1911 to June 14, 2010).
Points of View (EBSCO): A database designed to assist students and researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. It includes essays, questions, and thousands of supporting articles.
Primary Search (EBSCO): Full text of about 70 popular elementary school magazines.
Princeton OverDrive: Read and listen to great eBooks and audiobooks! To sign in to Princeton OverDrive, enter your library card barcode and PIN. (Your PIN is the last 4 digits of the phone number on your library account. Can't recall? Ask Us!) This collection is hand-selected and built from the ground up with a focus on quality selections that meet the diverse reading and listening preferences of the Princeton community. New titles will be added on an ongoing basis, and OverDrive's popular library of more than 11,000 public domain eBook titles will be available, too. Also, visit the Princeton Overdrive Kids & Teens eReading Room to access titles for children and young adults. Our collection can be enjoyed on your computer (PC or Mac) or on a compatible eReader or tablet (including iPad, iPhone, Android devices, Kindle, Nook, and Sony). Check out a maximum of 5 books at a time for up to 21 days. No overdue fees; books are automatically returned to the library at the end of the lending period.
Referencia Latina (EBSCO): A Spanish language database including encyclopedia entries, images, reports, a Spanish-English dictionary, reference books and general interest magazines.
Reference USA: Directory information on millions of U.S. and Canadian businesses and residences. Search for businesses by category, size and geographic location. Search residences by name, location and phone number.
Regional Business News (EBSCO): Full text articles from 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the U.S.
Science Online: Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.
Searchasaurus (EBSCO): General database for elementary students with a general encyclopedia, an animal encyclopedia, a dictionary, Primary and Middle School Search, and lots of pictures.
Small Business Reference Center (EBSCO): Features a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.
Teacher Reference Center (EBSCO): Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 270 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.
Today's Science (Facts on File): Science news written especially for students that links what is learned in the classroom with today's real world science discoveries.
Town Topics Archive: Through Papers of Princeton, access a digitized collection of historical periodicals from the town of Princeton and Princeton University, including a searchable version of "Town Topics" (available online: March 17, 1946 to February 24, 2010).
U.S. Consumer/Lifestyles: Use this database of over 203 million U.S. consumers to conduct market research. (Please note this is available within the list of resources within Reference USA.)
Value Line InvestmentSurvey Online: Now, there’s no need to make a special trip to the library to take a look at Value Line. Equivalent to the Standard and Small & Mid Cap Print Editions combined, Value Line Institutional Investment Survey covers approximately 3,500 Large through Small & Mid Cap Equities vs. the approximately 1,700 Stocks Covered in the Standard Print Edition alone.
World Book Online Reference Center: Online encyclopedia of articles, selected web links, animations, and interactive maps, plus Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos - an intermediate Spanish language encyclopedia.
World Geography and Culture: This comprehensive resource makes it easy to study all aspects of a country—from its geography and physical features to its government, people, and society—providing both facts at a glance and in-depth coverage through country entries, maps, flags, images, statistics, news articles, a gazetteer, and more.
World News Digest (Facts on File): This archival record of domestic and international news is updated weekly and covers all major political, social, and economic events since November 1940.
World Almanac for Kids Online: Provides resources for homework, reports, and projects in a fun format while encouraging online research skills. Contains biographical, career, history, science, and readers' advisory resources.
Zinio: Enjoy full-color digital copies of over 70 magazine titles, including popular selections such as "Bloomberg Businessweek," "The New Yorker" "Dwell," "The Economist," "Glamour" "GQ," "Forbes," "Food Network Magazine," "Vogue," "Martha Stewart Living," "Newsweek," "Oprah," and "Shape." Available for the Mac, PC, Apple & Android mobile devices. View our Zinio guide to find downloading instructions for your device.