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Databases

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.

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:

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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.

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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. 

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Provides full text for over 4,600 publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language, arts, literature, medical sciences and ethnic studies.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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Search the cancer subset and your results will be automatically limited to cancer-related citations in PubMed.

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The Carcinogenic Potency Database, developed at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, provides standardized analyses of the results of 6540 chronic, long-term animal cancer tests that have been conducted since the 1950's and reported in the general published literature or by the National Cancer Institute and the National Toxicology Program.
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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.

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An extensive collection of documents related to protecting children and strengthening families.   Searchable by author, title and keyword.

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One of the world’s 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.

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A searchable database of book and journal articles on alcoholism and substance abuse.
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This subset is designed to limit search results to citations from a broad spectrum of dietary supplement literature including vitamin, mineral, phytochemical, ergogenic, botanical, and herbal supplements in human nutrition and animal models.

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A searchable index of published material from conferences, congresses, meetings and symposia from 1965 to the present.

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The State Library's collection contains over 15,000 full text, searchable electronic books. Most may be downloaded to your computer, or ereaders compatible with Adobe Digital Editions. Apple devices and Android devices are also supported.

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An archival database of alcohol-related research information containing over 130,000 records on alcohol abuse and alcoholism.  Coverage from 1972-2003, with some older historical literature included.
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A collection of over 95 reference books covering business, education, the environment, history, medicine, religion, science and social science. The titles can be searched individually or all at once. Titles include: Business Plans Handbooks, Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education, Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Everyday Finance: Economics, Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health, Personal Money Management and Entrepreneurship and West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, 2nd edition.

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An occupational toxicology database that links jobs to hazardous job tasks that may be associated with occupational diseases and their symptoms.  Provides information on hazardous agents, occupational diseases and high risk jobs.

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HSDB focuses on the toxicology of potentially hazardous chemicals. It is enhanced with information on human exposure, industrial hygiene, emergency handling procedures, environmental fate, regulatory requirements, and related areas. All data are referenced and derived from a core set of books, government documents, technical reports and selected primary journal literature. HSDB is peer-reviewed by the Scientific Review Panel (SRP), a committee of experts in the major subject areas within the data bank's scope. HSDB is organized into over 5000 individual chemical records.

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Provides searchable full text for nearly 80 consumer health magazines, as well as for current, health-related pamphlets and more than 130 health reference books.  It also contains more than 5,100 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish) and Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
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Full text for over 520 scholarly journals focusing on medical disciplines, and abstracts for over 560 journals.
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Indexes and abstracts scientific literature relating to alcohol and substance abuse prevention and sociological issues.

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MEDLINE Complete provides authoritative medical information for the health professional on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, behavioral sciences, bioengineering, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. It includes citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals and is the most comprehensive source of full text for medical journals, providing full text for over 2,100 journals indexed in MEDLINE. With coverage dating back to 1857 and full text back to 1865, MEDLINE Complete is a definitive research tool for medical literature.

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Authoritative and current health information for the professional and the consumer. Includes information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on about 500 diseases and conditions, hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs and links to thousands of clinical trials.
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Health information in over 40 languages.