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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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Contains summaries of over 195,000 criminal justice reports, books, articles and unpublished research.

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NTIS serves as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today, providing timely access to approximately 3 million publications covering over 350 subject areas

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Search NTP test results, status and reports.
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A public access portal for free online access to the New Jersey Administrative Code.

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Provides access to the status and business address(es) of a registered business entity. Searchable by business name, principal name (officer/director, manager, etc.), registered agent or entity ID. Browsing is free, status reports incur a charge.
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Lists all charities currently registered in New Jersey.
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The Office of Administrative Law and LexisNexis have established a public access portal for free online access to the New Jersey Register.

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The New Jersey State Archives provides access to thirteen databases containing over one million entries (indexing names and other information) in nearly 500,000 documents and photographs in the State Archives' collections.  Includes index entries for many marriage records, death records and military records.

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Databases produced by state agencies, covering a wide range of topics.

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The most current official text of the permanent and general statutes of New Jersey.

State employees only

The New York Times (1851-2009) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. Coverage: Sept. 18, 1851-Dec. 31, 2009.

Authorized users
Full text coverage from 1980 on. Included as part of the ABI/INFORM Complete database.
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Complete full text content for over 1040 U.S. newspapers. Covers local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded. Includes 10 New Jersey daily newspapers:

  • Burlington County Times 12/11/2002+
  • Gloucester County Times 12/22/2004+
  • Jersey Journal 1/16/1999+
  • News of Cumberland County, The 7/31/2004+
  • Press of Atlantic City, The 1988+
  • Record, The 1985+
  • Star-Ledger, The 5/10/1989+
  • Times, The (Trenton) 3/16/1993+
  • Today’s Sunbeam 12/19/2004+
  • Trentonian, The 4/5/2000+

and assorted weeklies from around the state. Also includes:

  • New York Post, 11/21/99+
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer, 1981+
  • The Philadelphia Daily News, 1978+
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Includes more than 1400 full text newspapers, with comprehensive full text for major newspapers such as the Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The Times (UK), Toronto Star, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times (DC), and others. It also features more than a million television and radio news transcripts, including: ABC News (American), ABC (Australian), CBC (Canadian), CBS News, CNBC, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, MSNBC, National Public Radio and PBS.

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The NLM Gateway focuses on two databases: Meeting Abstracts and Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj). The Meeting Abstracts database contains selected abstracts from meetings and conferences in the subject areas of AIDS, Health Services Research, and Space Life Sciences. The last update to the Meeting Abstracts Database is anticipated to be the addition of the 2010 18th International AIDS Conference. After this addition, the Meeting Abstracts database will still be accessible, but no new data will be loaded. HSRProj contains descriptions of research funded by federal and private grants and contracts for use by policy makers, managers, clinicians and other decision makers. It provides access to information about health services research in progress before results are available in a published form.
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NoveList K-8 covers fiction and nonfiction titles that are popular with young readers as well as classroom teachers.

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A readers advisory guide which helps readers find new fiction and nonfiction to read. It also includes recommended reading lists and book discussion guides.

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Covers all aspects of the nursing profession from direct patient care to health care administration. This collection's current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.

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Supports college and vocational education high school nursing programs. Takes textbooks and curricula into account and presents students with information that mirrors the “nursing process” — a workflow that organizes how students diagnose, treat and care for patients — as it is taught in the classroom. Helps students preparing for clinical exams and NCLEX-RN tests

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Occupational database of skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with occupations. Covers almost a thousand occupations with titles and codes based on the Standard Occupational Classification system. Includes occupational snapshots and details as well as related occupations.
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A multidisciplinary database providing full text articles. Coverage includes agriculture, applied sciences, art, biology, business, education, humanities, law, library and information science, social sciences and technology. Coverage begins in 1994.
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Contains links to the membership directories of various licensed occupations and professions in New Jersey.
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A collection of 50 highly cited and highly ranked medical journals published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Access to issues published through February 2008 as part of a prior New Jersey Knowledge Initiative subscription.
Authorized users
Includes 45 premier full text journals from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) as well as citations and abstracts from the Nursing subset of MEDLINE which covers approximately 276 nursing journals.
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A historical dictionary covering the English language from the earliest times to the present. Entries include detailed etymologies.