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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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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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Contains Federal domestic assistance programs available to: state and local governments, domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions, specialized groups and individuals.
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A searchable bibliographic database of the literature of philanthropy.
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This GPO catalog indexes print and electronic government information products created by Federal agencies since 1994.

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Provides access to a wide array of CCH services in the areas of taxation, labor, health care and business and finance. Includes statutes, regulations, cases and administrative rulings, with CCH editorial content.

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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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An index to all of the American Society of Civil Engineers publications from 1973 to the present.

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A codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

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Over 65,000 college catalogs in complete cover-to-cover, original page format.

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A directory of congressmen, congressional committees, and congressional agencies, also includes executive agencies.

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Provides biographic and bibliographic details on 120,000 novelists, playwrights, poets, journalists, nonfiction writers and scriptwriters. Coverage of 20th and 21st century authors.
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A searchable database of book and journal articles on alcoholism and substance abuse.
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Contains over 10,000 pages of searchable text, plates and maps, from all 21 New Jersey counties. Most of these histories were published by Everts & Peck between 1870 and 1900 and have long formed the cornerstone of local historical and genealogical research. They are encyclopedic in scope, including chapters which cover: local history, geology, geography, weather, transportation, lists of all local participants in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, government, medical and legal professions, churches and ministers, industry and manufacturing, banking and insurance, schools and teachers, noted celebrations, fire departments and associations, cemeteries, family history, health and vital statistics, roads and bridges, public officials and legislators, and many others.

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Provides historical analysis of members of Congress, their voting behavior, interest groups, and public policy. Includes information on institutional and organizational history, the legislative process, and public policy decision-making.

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Provides an interface for searching across all of our CQ Press electronic collections simultaneously. Also allows the searcher to select specific resources.

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Provides in-depth analysis of the most current and controversial issues of the day.

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Provides authoritative analyses, concise explanations, and historical material to provide a powerful research tool on the American voter, major and minor political parties, campaigns and elections, and historical and modern races for Congress, the presidency, and governorships.

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A weekly source of legislative news and analysis.

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Produced by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education, this database contains programs that are, or were, "accredited by an accrediting agency or state approval agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a 'reliable authority as to the quality of postsecondary education.'”

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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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Provides quick and easy access to select current demographic and economic statistics from the American Community Survey, down to the local level.

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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.