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Books & Reading
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Bloom’s Literature Online 

Bloom’s Literature offers a comprehensive resource for the study of literature. Edited and curated by Yale University professor Harold Bloom, this database includes thousands of critical essays and discussion questions, plus author biographies and character analyses, full-length poems, the full text of hundreds of reference books, full-length videos of classic plays and films, and more. View tutorial.

 

Gale Virtual Reference Library 

Contains several encyclopedias and offers access to essays, journals, and scholarly articles online for a variety of topics. View tutorial.


Literary Reference Center 

Literary Reference Center is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. View tutorial.

 

NoveList Plus 

A reader's advisory site to help users find fiction and non-fiction books. Includes read alikes and "best of" lists. View tutorial.

Children's Resources
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Explora Primary Schools 

Offers thousands of articles, videos, primary sources, and images with Google Classroom integration and reading levels. Designed for primary school students. View tutorial.


Explora Secondary Schools 

Offers thousands of articles, videos, primary sources, and images with Google Classroom integration and reading levels. Designed for middle and high school students. View tutorial.


Middle Search Plus 

Includes magazines, biographies, images, maps, and more, all geared toward middle-grade users.


Novelist K-8 Plus 

A reader's advisory site to help users find fiction and non-fiction books. Includes read alikes and "best of" lists. Features books for young readers. View tutorial.


Primary Search 

Provides access to children's magazines and encyclopedias.


World Almanac for Kids Online 

Includes easy to read articles, videos, activities, trivia, and maps. Offers read-aloud option and state standards. View tutorial.

 

World Book 

Provides games, maps, science projects, articles, research help, and more. View tutorial.

Encyclopedias & Almanacs
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Funk and Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia

This comprehensive encyclopedia has over 25,000 up-to-date entries.


Gale Virtual Reference Library 

Contains multiple encyclopedias and almanacs. Also offers access to essays, journals, and scholarly articles online for a variety of topics.

 

World Almanac for Kids Online 

This easy-to-read almanac provides articles, fun facts, interactive quizzes, and videos. Includes citations and a glossary. View tutorial.


World Book Encyclopedia 

Includes games, images, maps, science projects, a dictionary, and more.


World Geography and Culture Online 

Contains news, maps, country profiles, geography concepts, and a conversion calculator.

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African-American History 

Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History offers a fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture, with tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines.


American History Online 

American History is an indispensable resource for student research. Spanning our nation’s history—from prehistory to the present day—American History was developed and curated by leading editors and scholars in the study of American history. It is composed of a variety of learning assets, including articles, images, primary source documents, timelines, videos, and slideshows.


American Indian History 

American Indian History offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups, through tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines. This comprehensive database allows for an interactive, multifaceted look at the indigenous peoples of the Americas.


Ancient and Medieval History 

Ancient and Medieval History provides thorough coverage of world history from prehistory through the mid-1500s, with special Topic Centers on key civilizations and regions, including the ancient Near East, ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient and medieval Africa, ancient and medieval Asia, the Americas, medieval Europe, and the Islamic World. Each civilization’s history is brought to life through articles, videos and slideshows, primary sources, and more.

 

Gale Virtual Reference Library 

Database that contains several encyclopedias and offers access to essays, journals, and scholarly articles online for a variety of topics. View tutorial.


History Reference Center 

The world’s most comprehensive full-text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. View tutorial.


Issues and Controversies 

Explores hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. View tutorial.


Modern World History Online 

Covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history—from the mid-15th century to the present.


Points of View Reference Center 

Points of View Reference Center is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides 200 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), and counterpoint (opposing argument). View tutorial.


World News Digest 

Authoritative news coverage from 1940 to today, with event summaries and background information. View tutorial.

Business & Finance
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NewsBank 

Search local, state, regional, and national articles including printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts, and videos. Explore a specific issue or event or compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics. Also includes Current Events and Special Reports for homework and research assignments. View tutorial.


Business Source Elite 

Includes company profiles from MarketLine Report with links to related academic and trade journal articles.


Business Source Corporate 

This database is designed to meet the diverse information needs of today's companies, contains full text from more than 2,700 quality magazines and journals. Information in this database dates as far back as 1965. Additional sources include more than 1,400 country economic reports from EIU, Global Insight, ICON Group International, CountryWatch, etc.; 10,150 substantial company profiles; and over 5,200 full-text industry reports.


Legal Information Reference Center 

Includes thousands of legal forms, searchable by state, and many popular legal reference books. View tutorial.


Reference Solutions 

Includes information on over 44 million US businesses with information on expenditures, management, stocks, and history. Also includes job openings and news. View tutorial.  For use at home, click here and scroll down to Reference Solutions.


Regional Business News 

Comprehensive articles from US and Canadian business publications. Updated daily.


Small Business Reference Center 

Offers information for small businesses and start-ups from trade journals and popular business books.

DIY
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Creativebug 

Creativebug.com has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. View tutorial.

 

Hoopla 

Watch Craftsy originals on Hoopla.

Genealogy
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America's Obituaries and Death Notices 

Easily search a collection of over 22 million recent records from hundreds of U.S. newspapers. Updated daily, it incorporates over 75 million records from the Social Security Death Index (1937-present), organized by state.


Ancestry Library Edition 

Ancestry Library Edition online collection of more than 7,000 available databases with individuals from North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, and more. Access census sources, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. Only available on library computers. View tutorial.


Heritage Quest Online 

Features an incredible storehouse of American genealogical information from primary sources, local and family histories. Click here for the in-library link.

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library and information science
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Library, Information Science, & Technology Abstracts 

LISTA indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports, and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

Careers & Education
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Brainfuse 

Brainfuse offers a comprehensive suite of online academic services designed to support many learning needs and styles. View tutorial.

 

Curriculum Resource Center 

Provides lesson plan resources including maps, timelines, images, and activities.


ERIC 

An education research database with over 1.6 million articles from scholarly and professional journals. Updated monthly.


Explora Educator's Edition 

Provides lesson plans, professional development resources, student tools, and curriculum standards.


Explora Primary Schools 

Offers thousands of articles, videos, primary sources, and images with Google Classroom integration and reading levels. Designed for primary school students. View tutorial.


Explora Secondary Schools 

Offers thousands of articles, videos, primary sources, and images with Google Classroom integration and reading levels. Designed for middle and high school students. View tutorial.


Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center 

Contains information on choosing and paying for college, selecting a major, starting a career, and more. Also includes professional outlooks and job postings. View tutorial.


Learning Express Library 

Includes video guides and learning centers to help users study for standardized tests, learn computer skills, create resumes, and boost grades. View tutorial.

 

LinkedIn Learning 

Previously Lynda.com, access over 16,900 courses and Learning Paths to develop technology skills and professional development. Add completed skill certificates to your LinkedIn profile. View tutorial.


Professional Development Collection 

Offers access to professional magazines and peer-reviewed journals including School Library Journal, Education Digest, and Phi Delta Kappan.


Reference Solutions 

Includes information on over 44 million US businesses with information on expenditures, management, stocks, and history. Also includes job openings and news. View tutorial.


Teacher Reference Center 

Provides over 200 peer-reviewed journals with information for researchers, teachers, and administrators.

health
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NewsBank 

Find information related to diseases and conditions, fitness and wellness, elder care, mental health, and nutrition.

 

Health Reference Center 

Gives clear and comprehensive information on conditions and diseases, health and wellness, mental health, and the human body. View tutorial.


Health Source 

Includes magazines, books, reports, and health pamphlets. Clinical Reference Systems, Merriam Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary, Harvard Health Letter, and Prevention.


Salud en Espanol (Consumer Health Spanish Version)

Provides comprehensive evidence-based reports and fact sheets in Spanish on all aspects of consumer health and wellness. Topic-specific reports cover all aspects of health, offering valuable overviews on diseases, conditions, procedures, and various treatments.

Language Learning
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Rosetta Stone 

Learn a new language with this popular education platform. Includes access to 30 different language choices. View tutorial 

law
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Legal Information Reference Center Contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. This database offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide range of legal issues. View tutorial 

Science
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America's News - Find A Topic 

Find information related to climate change, engineering, green living, science, technology, and more.

 

GreenFILE 

Extensive coverage of environmental issues including climate change, sustainable agriculture, and renewable energy.

 

Science Online 

Provides videos, experiments, activities, and articles for STEM learning. View tutorial.


Science Reference Center 

Includes images, biographies, articles, videos, and books related to the sciences. View tutorial.


Today’s Science 

Offers research topics, curriculum tools, science fair guides, articles, and more to study the sciences.

Spanish Language Resources
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Referencia Latina 

A comprehensive Spanish-language database offering content from a variety of sources including 49,000 encyclopedia entries.


Salud en Espanol 

Provides comprehensive evidence-based reports and fact sheets in Spanish on all aspects of consumer health and wellness. Topic-specific reports covering all aspects of health offer valuable overviews on diseases, conditions, procedures, and various treatments.

Magazines & Newspapers
Magazines

TOPICsearch 

Includes magazines, government pamphlets, polls, newspapers, and book reviews to explore current events.

 

NewsBank 

Search local, state, regional, and national articles including printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts, and videos. Explore a specific issue or event or compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics. Also includes Current Events and Special Reports for homework and research assignments. View tutorial.


America’s Obituaries & Death Notices 

Easily search a collection of over 22 million recent records from hundreds of U.S. newspapers. Updated daily, it incorporates over 75 million records from the Social Security Death Index (1937-present), organized by state.

 

Haddonfield Archives 

Digitized editions of The Haddon Gazette, The Haddon Gazette Suburban, and The Suburban.


The New York Times 

Includes The New York Times 1857 to current issue, New York Times Book Review 1986- , New York Times Magazine 1986-, and The New York Daily News 1851-1857


The Philadelphia Inquirer 

Includes 1981- present day.


What’s On: Haddonfield 

Selected back issues of the local newspaper.


World News Digest 

Authoritative news coverage from 1940 to today, with event summaries and background information. View tutorial.