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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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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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Provides access to the U.S. Statutes at Large from 1789 to 2007, the official source for the laws and resolutions passed by Congress; and the U.S. Federal Legislative History Library which includes comprehensive histories for major laws, with bills, reports, hearings and other full text documents.  It also includes the U.S. Code; Code of Federal Regulations; Federal Register; state session laws and state statutes archives for all 50 states; treaties and international agreements; U.S. Reports; Canadian Supreme Court Reports; English Reports Full Reprint (1220 – 1867); a collection of treatises considered legal classics; full text of 1600 law journals and much more.

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A collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Includes indexes and original page images of U.S. Federal Census records form 1790-1930, and over 25,000 family and local histories.
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Provides access to data on social, behavioral, humanistic, and natural sciences including history, economics, government, finance, sociology, demography, education, law, natural resources, climate, religion, international migration and trade.

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Includes full text from over 2,000 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, and full text coverage for more than 120 history periodicals, over 59,600 historical documents, 49,600 biographies of historical figures, more than 110,200 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

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A full text database to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects. Includes step-by-step instructions as well as videos, articles and reference books that provide tips and information  on electrical, plumbing, woodworking, decorating and outdoor projects.

State employees only

The nation's premier collection of homeland security policy and strategy documents, including presidential directives, theses and reports from universities, organizations and state and local agencies. State employees with standard state email addresses can register for remote access to this database by clicking on the "Request an individual HSDL account" on the database home page.

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Provides in depth company information, business search tools, and real-time company information.

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This database provides the full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. It includes all data from Humanities International Index (over 2,000 titles and 2 million records) plus unique full text content for more than 770 journals, much of which is not found in other databases.