Research Databases and Other Resources

Types of Databases

All Things E : eBooks, Audiobooks, Magazines, Movies & Music

Business and Careers

Children and Students

Genealogy and History

Language Learning

Legal Forms

Local Info for Seniors


Newspapers and Magazines

Online Courses

Science and Health

Travel Guides


Databases by Name

ABCMouse: Learn to read with phonics and games (in-library use only)
Academic Search Premier: Academic journals (also contained in EBSCO)
Acorn TV – Streaming video service of world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond. Sign in with existing RBdigital username & password or register for a new account.
Ancestry: Genealogy (in-library use only)
Ancestry home access – Click on this link and then enter password (first 5 digits of your BHPL library card #) – available through 12/31/20
AtoZ the USA: State facts, maps, photos and more
AtoZ World Food: Recipes and food culture for hundreds of countries
AtoZ World Travel: World city travel guides (mobile-friendly)
Biography Reference Center: Biographical resources
Bloom’s Literature: Literary criticism and analysis
BookFlix: Animated children’s books and read-alongs
Business Source Premier: Business magazines including Harvard Business Review
Consumer Reports: Product reviews. Click “Search within this publication”
Creativebug: Online art & craft video classes
Coronavirus Research Database (Proquest) – contains openly available articles & research related to coronaviruses
EBSCO: Journals, magazines, newspapers & reference books
eLibraryNJ: Downloadable audiobooks and ebooks from OverDrive
Family Search: Free online access to genealogical and historical records
Ferguson’s Career Center: Career profiles and advice
Flipster: Borrow Consumer Reports and People Magazine online
freegal: Stream music (currently unlimited) and download up to 3 songs/week. Listen in the Freegal Music app, or on your computer.
Glassdoor: An inside look at jobs and companies
GreenFile: Environmental journal articles
Health Reference Center: Articles, illustrations, videos on diseases and health topics
HealthSource Consumer Edition: Consumer health reference sources
HealthSource Nursing/Academic Edition: Nursing and allied health sources
HeritageQuest: U.S. Census records from 1790-1940
History Reference Center: History journal articles
hoopla: Download audiobooks, comics, ebooks, movies, music, and TV programs
Independent Press/Ledger Local: Local newspaper. IP: Aug. 2006 – May 2015, LL: June 2015- current
Infobase Learning: History, careers, literary criticism
JerseyClicks: Magazine and journal articles
Job & Career Accelerator: Training for job seekers
kanopy: Streaming video service for films, documentaries and instructional courses.
Legal Information Reference Center: Legal forms and Nolo handbooks & guides
Literary Reference Center: Literary criticism Online courses in software, business & creative skills. PIN = last 4 digits of your phone #
MasterFile Premier: General magazines and reference books (also in EBSCO)
Military and Government Collection: Military and government periodicals
New York Times: Receive free access to for 24 hours
New York Times Historical: New York Times articles, 1857-2014
Newspaper Source: Regional newspapers (also contained in EBSCO)
Novelist: Book info, reading lists, & discussion questions
Novelist K-8: Reading lists for kindergarten through grades 8
Points of View: Opposing viewpoints on current issues
Pronunciator: Online language learning for 163 languages
RBDigital: (formerly OneClickDigital) Audiobooks and classic ebooks
RBDigital Magazines: (formerly Zinio) Popular magazines in digital format
ReferenceUSA: Directory of public & private businesses
Referencia Latina: Articles in Spanish/ En español
Regional Business News: Regional business publications (also in EBSCO)
Rosetta Stone: Online language immersion courses for 30 languages
Salem Press:  Masterplots (literary synopses), Great Events & Lives in History, Encyclopedia of Global Warming, & medical reference books
Scholastic Go: Encyclopedias; Grolier Multimedia and New Book of Knowledge
Science Online: Topics from wide range of sciences; experiments; diagrams and videos.
Science Reference Center: Science journals
Small Business Reference Center: Business forms and guides
Star-Ledger: Articles from the Newark newspaper from 1989 to today
Teacher Reference Center: Education journals
Tumblebooks: Animated storybooks, read-alongs, eBooks that also work on iPads
US Newsstream: (formerly National Newspapers) Wall Street Journal, NY Times
World Almanac for Kids: Resources for reports and science projects
Wowbrary: New books, CDs & DVDs at the library this week

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