Research Databases

The library’s Research Databases are available at home to Maplewood Library card holders.  Just click on the link, and enter your library card and password where required.

All BCCLS Research Databases

Academic Search Premier
Indexing or full-text of top academic journals

Ancestry Library Edition
One of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom.  For use in the library only.

Ap News Monitor Collection
Near real-time access to full-text news articles from the Associated Press

Business Source Elite
Full text for over 1,100 business publications, with information dating back to 1985

Career Cruising
Career exploration and job hunting tools.  Search job postings and financial aid/scholarship resources, get help building a resume, use career assessment tools, and more!

Consumer Reports (Call the Library reference desk if you require a login and password)
Trusted product ratings and buying advice

Ebsco MasterFile Elite
Full text database of magazine articles on all topics

Ebsco Primary Search
Magazines for elementary school research

Ebsco Middle Search Plus
Magazines for middle school research

ERIC
ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, is the premier source of information for educators

Facts on File Online
Reference databases on science, literature, history, multicultural issues, health, careers, and curriculum

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
An easy-to-read encyclopedia specifically designed for kids.  Over 25,000 entries are available on a wide range of topics

Gale Custom Newspapers
Includes the full text of many newspapers around the world, including the New York Post, the Record, the Times (UK), and more.

Gale Literature Resource Center
Literary resources including author biographies, interviews, and images, as well as full-text articles, essays, reviews, poems, short stories, plays, and more.

GreenFILE
Information about the environment

Grolier Online ( To login to Grolier from home, click here )
Reference sets including New Book of Knowledge, Amazing Animals, Grolier Encyclopedia, Popular Science, America the Beautiful, and Lands and Peoples

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Full-text access to scholarly journal articles that cover a wide range of medical disciplines with a particular focus on nursing and allied health.

Image Collection
A million images including photos and maps from Getty Images, UPI, and Canadian Press.

Infobase Learning (Facts on File)
Reference databases on science, literature, history, multicultural issues, health, careers, and curriculum

Job and Career Accelerator
Create resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques, and prepare for related exams. Access millions of job listings

Legal Information Reference Center
Hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. Covers a wide range of topics, including business and corporations, family affairs and divorce, immigration and travel, financial planning, copyrights, property and real estate, rights and disputes, wills and estate planning, and more.

LISTA
Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts

Literary Reference Center
Detailed information on the most studied authors and their works

Mango Languages
Online language learning for adults and kids

MAS Ultra
Magazine article summaries for high school students

News Record Digital Archive
Maplewood’s local weekly newspaper from 1915 to the present. This archive may be searched within the library buildings only.

Medline Plus
Trusted health information from the National Library of Medicine

Newspaper Source Plus
More than 700 full-text newspapers, plus radio and television transcripts

NoveList
A guide to fiction and non-fiction reading

NoveList K-8
A guide to fiction and non-fiction reading for kids

Points of View Reference Center
Provides students with a series of controversial essays that present multiple sides of a current issue, accompanied by supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications

Proquest Historical New York Times 1850-2010 (for access from home use login ID “maplewoodml” and password “welcome”)
Full coverage of the historical New York Times–see Proquest National Newspapers for current articles.

Proquest National Newspapers  Expanded
Full-text access to newspapers, including the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, the Christian Science Monitor, the New York Times (1980 – present), the Wall Street Journal, and more.

Reference USA
Premier source of business and residential directory information.  Offered through the New Jersey State Library’s “Jersey Clicks”

Referencia Latina
Reference database in Spanish

Science Online
Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive essays, videos, diagrams, definitions, biographies, and experiments.

Small Business Reference Center
Offers 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.

Student Research Center
For students in grades 6-12.  Provides appropriate research tools students can use to find magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, and more.

Teacher Reference Center
Magazine articles for teachers and administrators.