History & Reference

History & Reference

What you need to know…

Find thousands of scholarly articles in full-text on a broad range of topics.

A popular resource found in many academic settings worldwide, Academic Search Premier was designed for the foremost researcher, rich with the most valuable, comprehensive multidisciplinary content available. As a leading scholarly database, it provides access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources.

Academic Search Premier offers access to video content from the Associated Press, the world’s leading news agency. Videos relevant to the search terms appear in a carousel in the result list. With footage from 1930 to the present and updated monthly, this collection of more than 60,000 videos covers a wide variety of topics.

Academic Search Premier
Category: Homework, Research, Students & Teachers
Access Available: Remote
Provided by: New Jersey State Library
Recommended Audience: Adults, Teens

How to access…

If your IP address is within New Jersey, you should be able to log in to this database automatically.

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What you need to know…

The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media. 

  • Comprehensive coverage of the African American experience from the early 18th century to the present day
  • Sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications
  • An easy-to-use online resource—updated daily—for every institution working toward social justice and racial equity
Black Life in America
Category: Research
Access Available: Remote
Provided by: Livingston Public Library
Recommended Audience: Adults, Teens

How to access…

A Livingston Library card is required.

What you need to know…

Specifically developed for public libraries, Britannica Library contains comprehensive information for all ages. With its junior, student and adult interfaces, this award winning online learning resource lets library users of all abilities access comprehensive and interactive e-learning information.

Brittanica Library Adults
Category: Online Learning, Research, Students & Teachers
Access Available: Remote
Provided by: Livingston Public Library
Recommended Audience: Adults

How to access…

A Livingston Library card is required.

What you need to know…

Specifically developed for public libraries, Britannica Library contains comprehensive information for all ages. With its junior, student and adult interfaces, this award winning online learning resource lets library users of all abilities access comprehensive and interactive e-learning information.

Brittanica Library Kids
Category: Online Learning, Research, Students & Teachers
Access Available: Remote
Provided by: Livingston Public Library
Recommended Audience: Kids

How to access…

A Livingston Library card is required.

What you need to know…

Specifically developed for public libraries, Britannica Library contains comprehensive information for all ages. With its junior, student and adult interfaces, this award winning online learning resource lets library users of all abilities access comprehensive and interactive e-learning information.

Brittanica Library Teens
Category: Online Learning, Research, Students & Teachers
Access Available: Remote
Provided by: Livingston Public Library
Recommended Audience: Teens

How to access…

A Livingston Library card is required.

What you need to know…

ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, is a national information system supported by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Library of Education, and the Office of Educational Research and Improvement. It provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

ERIC
Category: Research, Students & Teachers
Access Available: Remote
Provided by: New Jersey State Library
Recommended Audience: Adults

How to access…

If your IP address is within New Jersey, you should be able to log in to this database automatically.

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What you need to know…

Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia
Category: Research, Students & Teachers
Access Available: Remote
Provided by: New Jersey State Library
Recommended Audience: Kids

How to access…

If your IP address is within New Jersey, you should be able to log in to this database automatically.

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What you need to know…

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides researchers, allied health professionals, nurses and medical educators with access to full-text scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Content includes 140 active full-text, non-open access journals, 120 peer-reviewed, active full-text, non-open access journals, and 930 indexed and abstracted journals.

Health Source_ Academic_Nursing Edition
Category: Health, Research, Students & Teachers
Access Available: Remote
Provided by: New Jersey State Library
Recommended Audience: Adults

How to access…

If your IP address is within New Jersey, you should be able to log in to this database automatically.

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What you need to know…

Health Source: Consumer Edition is a rich collection of consumer health information covering a wide variety of subjects, including information on specific diseases as well as overall health topics. Subjects include fitness, nutrition, diabetes, aging, women's health, children's health and more.

Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 30 full-text, non-open access consumer health magazines and 100 full-text reference books. It also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets.

Additionally, with Health Source: Consumer Edition, users have access to Clinical Reference Systems reports, in both English and Spanish, and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.

*Information provided in this database should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Health Source_ Consumer Edition
Category: Health, Research
Access Available: Remote
Provided by: New Jersey State Library
Recommended Audience: Adults

How to access…

If your IP address is within New Jersey, you should be able to log in to this database automatically.

Perform a basic search or an advanced search. Limit your results to certain publication types, years, etc. Limit to PDF full text.

What you need to know…

The Image Collection database consists of more than 1 million total images in these categories, broken down as follows:

  • Photographs
  • Images from Canadian Press, Getty Images, and UPI
  • Maps from Antenna Audio
  • Photographs from public domain sources

The images consist of a wide array of photos and maps, with an emphasis on world news and events. Other areas of coverage include contemporary and historical photos of people, places, and the natural kingdom.

Image Collection
Category: Research, Students & Teachers
Access Available: Remote
Provided by: New Jersey State Library
Recommended Audience: Adults

How to access…

If your IP address is within New Jersey, you should be able to log in to this database automatically.

Perform a basic search or an advanced search. Search specifically for

  • black and white photographs
  • color photographs
  • graphs
  • maps
  • charts
  • photos of people or places
  • natural scenic photos
  • etc.

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