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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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U.S. Patent and Trademark databases covering patents from January 1, 1976 to the most recent weekly issue. Searchable by key word, patent number, and classification.
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PDQ contains the latest information about cancer treatment, screening, diagnosis and clinical trials. Information is categorized according to type of cancer and audience (patient or health care professional). The database is updated monthly.
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Philanthropy In/Sight is an interactive mapping tool that tells the story of philanthropy around the world.  The database uses Google maps and a variety of customization options to map patterns of giving with overlays of over 150 demographic, socio-economic, and other data sets to create compelling visual portraits showing where philanthropy has made an impact and where opportunities exist to fill critical needs.

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PILOTS is a cross-disciplinary, multi-lingual index to worldwide literature on post-traumatic stress disorder.

Authorized users

Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments and writing position papers.

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Provides worldwide coverage of population, family planning, and related health issues. Coverage: 1970 to the present with selected citations dating back to 1886.

Authorized users

Provides full text for over 70 children's magazines and over 300 children's pamphlets, designed for the elementary school student.

State employees only

PrivCo focuses on tracking private company financial data, private market deals and private investor profiles.  Over 225,000 companies worldwide are covered, along with over 40,000 M&A deals, over 35,000 funding rounds and over 12,000 investor profiles (angel investors, VC firms, PE firms). The database contains private company financials and revenues to private M&A deals and deal multiples, private firm valuations, venture capital funding, private equity deals, private and family ownership breakdowns, bankruptcies, restructurings, and company research.  View the PrivCo User Guide, or a training video, for an introduction to using the database.

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Links to the boards and committees licensing professions and occupations in New Jersey.
Authorized users
The most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world. It provides a highly specialized collection of 520 education journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles and more than 200 educational reports.
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A language learning program that covers 80 languages that can be learned in any of 50 languages.  Each language course has a minimum of 1,500 phrases to learn, and most have 10,000 phrases.  It includes 10 types of drills, quizzes, audio lessons, pronunciation analysis and phrase books in PDF format. Learners can flexibly move through the courses based on their skill level and learning goals. ESL courses are included for 50 non-English languages.  Apps are available for use on iPads, iPods, iPhones and Android phones and tablets. 

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One-stop access to the full text of information created by and about the U.S. Congress. Reports, hearings, bills, laws, member directories and information, and related publications are available from 1970 on. Includes Historical Indexes 1789-1980, an index to historic materials including many departmental reports as well as unpublished hearings. Also includes the Congressional Record, Code of Federal Regulations and the Federal Register.

Authorized users

Indexes over 460 U.S. and international criminal justice journals and includes full text for over 185 titles. Coverage back to 1969.

Authorized users

The following seven newspapers are viewable in a digitized, page by page format, as they appear on microfilm: Asbury Park Press (2010- ), Camden Courier-Post (2010- ), National Law Journal (2009- ), New York Law Journal (2009- ), New York Times-Late edition, East Coast (2008- ), Philadelphia Inquirer (2010- ) and the Wall Street Journal-Eastern edition (2008- ).  Word searches can be done within one daily paper at a time.

Authorized users

Provides fast and easy access to statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, states, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations. It includes tables selected from hundreds of U.S. government and business reports (1999 to present), U.S. Federal statistical publications (1973 to present); international statistical publications from the UN, EU, OECD, etc. (coverage from 1983), and U.S. state government, business, and research institute statistical publications (coverage from 1980, with full text from 2007).

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Produced by the American Psychological Association, the database is the preeminent source for the literature of psychology. Indexing and abstracting is provided for literature published in over 45 countries and in more than 30 languages. Publications include journal articles, dissertations, books, book chapters, reports and other document types. Coverage: 1887 to present.

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PubChem includes substance information, compound structures, and BioActivity data in three primary databases, PCsubstance, PCcompound and PCBioAssay.

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Contains over 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to fulltext content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.  Coverage from 1946 to present.  Also available: PubMed Mobile.