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

A comprehensive online source for the top GED, civil, military and educational tests, including AP exams

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

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

Ebsco Primary Search
Magazines for elementary school research

Ebsco Middle Search Plus
Magazines for middle school research

Online test preparation for SAT, ACT, PSAT, SSAT, SAT Subject Exams and PLAN.

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

Explora Educators Edition
Lesson plans, student tools, curriculum standards, full-text articles from high-quality educational journals, and more

Explora Primary Schools
Full text of popular elementary school magazines, children’s encyclopedia entries, and more. All complete articles are assigned reading-level indicators (Lexiles). Also includes more than a million images, including photos, maps, and flags

Explora Public Libraries
An extensive collection of full-text articles from leading magazines and reference books, designed for teens and adults

Explora Secondary Schools
This search tool is designed for students in grades 6-12. It offers magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, and more

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 Biography in Context
A comprehensive collection of biographies on more than 525,000 people from around the world, throughout history, and across all subjects. Includes audiovisual materials and over 2.5 million full-text articles.

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.

Information about the environment

Health Reference Center
Clear and comprehensive information on conditions and diseases, health and wellness, mental health, and the human body

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.

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

Maplewood Library Digital Archive
Local history resources including the News-Record, real estate file, yearbooks and city directories

Medline Plus
Trusted health information from the National Library of Medicine

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 1850-2012 (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.

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

Rosetta Stone
Learn a new language! 30 languages available

Scholastic Go (outside of the library use this link and enter your library card number)
A great database for elementary school kids.  This kid-friendly database gives you expert information on a variety of topics.  Includes:  Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, America the Beautiful, New Book of Knowledge

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.

Teacher Reference Center
Magazine articles for teachers and administrators.

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