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The 900s found on shelves in the library’s loft.

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Our on premise collection of over 20,000 titles include a wide selection of books, DVDs and other materials available for you to borrow.  All materials are checked out to you at the circulation desk.  If you have a recommendation for us to purchase, visit this page.

 


Safari Montage – Video Library (use your TPS user name and password)Produced by premier educational video publishers, titles in this package were hand-picked for their direct application to a 9–12 curriculum. Subjects include Social Studies, Science, English Language Arts, Math, Health, World Language Instruction, the Arts and more.  See more about this resource here.


DAILY DIGITAL NEWSPAPERS

NorthJersey.com (follow sign up directions for universal access via school email)

The New York Times   (Set up universal access)

Wall Street Journal (open campus access) (home access)

USA Today (Set up universal access via school email)

Bergen Record (Set up universal access via school email)


DIGITAL RESEARCH DATABASES

GENERAL RESEARCH

World Book OnlineWORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA Reference source containing every article from the 22-volume print set plus thousands more, plus state-of the art multimedia content and editor curated websites.

 

E LibraryE-LIBRARYMassive collection of periodical and digital media content, including magazines, newspapers, books, television/radio transcripts, maps, pictures, and audio/video clips. Editorially created pages for common and unusual research topics.  (Proquest)

Google ScholarGOOGLE SCHOLAR – Journal Articles, books and dissertations not necessarily peer reviewed.

EXPLORA SECONDARY SCHOOLS  Easy to search and browse topics; resources include articles, essays and primary source documents, plus over 60,000 videos from Associated Press. Click here for video description. 
(Ebsco)

 

jstor_logo_mediumJ-STOR Access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.  The collections include top peer-reviewed scholarly journals as well as respected literary journals, academic monographs, research reports from trusted institutes, and diverse primary sources.  Particularly useful for higher level research.

EBSCO HostEBSCO HOST Access to the entire suite of EBSCO databases.  EBSCOhost is an intuitive online research platform used by thousands of institutions and millions of users worldwide. With quality databases and search features, EBSCOhost helps researchers of all kinds find the information they need fast.

Facts on FileFACTS ON FILE (Open with THS Google to obtain access credentials)  Facts On File is an award-winning publisher of reference materials for schools and libraries specializing history, science, literature, geography, health, and more.

https://www.proquest.com/?accountid=35790ProQuest (all databases) ProQuest is a collection of many databases that provide access to thousands of journals, magazines, newspapers, dissertations, and other publications.


 LANGUAGE ARTS / ENGLISH

 

Bloom's LiteratureBLOOM’S LITERATURE (Open with THS Google to obtain home access credentials) Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.

 

LITERARY REFERENCE CENTER  (Open with THS Google to obtain access credentials) (EBSCO) This rich full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time-frames. It gives students, professors and researchers a foundation of literary reference works.

CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS Biographical details on modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. Includes current writers, as well as the most-studied literary figures of the early 20th century, and authors from around the world whose works have been translated into English or published in the United States.

Novelist K-8NOVELIST K-8 (EBSCO) A trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.


SOCIAL STUDIES / HISTORY / GEOGRAPHY

American History AMERICAN HISTORY (Facts on File) Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history to cover the American experience.

 

 

 

African-American HistoryAFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY (Facts on File) Features thousands of cross-referenced entries, covering the entire spectrum of African-American history over the past 500 years.

 

American Indian HistoryAMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY (Facts on File) Offers fast access to more than 600 Native American groups and over 15,000 years of American Indian culture and history.

 

Ancient and Medieval History

ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL HISTORY (Facts on File) Presents the full scope of world history from prehistory through the 1500s, with special topic centers on key civilizations and regions

 

Modern World HistoryMODERN WORLD HISTORY (Facts on File) Covers the broad expanse of world history from the mid-15th century to the present, featuring thousands of documents, articles, timelines, images, videos, and maps.

 

World Geography and Culture OnlineWORLD GEOGRAPHY AND CULTURE (Facts on File) Facilitates the study of countries, U.S. states, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills through a global approach.

 

Issues & ControversiesISSUES AND CONTROVERSIES (Facts on File) Assists researchers with understanding today’s crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture.

 

HeritageQuest Online Search your family’s history


HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

The Atlanta Constitution  –  Coverage 1868 – 1984

 

Chicago Tribune  –  Coverage 1849 – 1998

 

 

New York TimesThe New York Times  Coverage  1851 – 2018

 

 

Washington PostThe Washington Post  Coverage 1877 – 2006

 

 


Proquest Publicly Available Content Database –  Content includes journal articles, pre-prints, books, conference papers and reports.

AMERICAN HERITAGE MAGAZINE Search all of American heritage magazine archives from magazine inception to present.

CIA: THE WORLD FACTBOOK Provides basic intelligence on the history, government, economy, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.

POINTS OF VIEW REFERENCE CENTER (EBSCO) Provides rich content from multiple viewpoints that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

LEGAL INFORMATION REFERENCE CENTER (EBSCO) Designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds; includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, as well as thousands of legal forms.


SCIENCE

 

Science OnlineSCIENCE ONLINE (Facts on File) Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive essays, videos, diagrams, definitions, biographies, and experiments.

 

 

Science DirectELSEVIER SCIENCE DIRECT  Peer reviewed full text articles; access to more than 16 million articles and 39,000 ebooks across all scientific disciplines.


Health Reference CenterHEALTH REFERENCE CENTER (Facts on File) (Open with THS Google to obtain access credentials)Gives clear and comprehensive information on conditions and diseases, health and wellness, mental health, and the human body.


CAREER GUIDANCE


Ferguson's Career Guidance CenterFurguson’s Career Guidance Center (Facts on FIle) (Open with THS Google to obtain access credentials) Provides profiles of nearly 3,400 jobs and 140 industries, invaluable advice on career skills, thousands of resource entries, and more!


FOR EDUCATORS

Curriculum Resource Center(Facts on File) (Open with THS Google to obtain access credentials) Provides a library of printable teacher-handout material for the middle, high school, and junior college curriculum.

 

EXPLORA EDUCATOR’S EDITION (EBSCO) The Educator’s Edition of Explora highlights content relevant to teachers, including lesson plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources.


DATABASES IN SPANISH

REFERENCIA LATINA (EBSCO)


ADDITIONAL FREE RESOURCES

DOWNLOAD OVER 300,000 FREE BOOKS FROM THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

THE INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM

DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

FREE NIGHTLY OPERA STREAM FROM THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

MONTEREY AQUARIUM LIVE WEBCAMS

NASA TV

JET PROPULSION LABORATORY

PARIS MUSEUMS’ 100,000 IMAGES FOR UNRESTRICTED PUBLIC USE

BERLIN PHILHARMONIKER DIGITAL CONCERT HALL (FREE UNTIL MARCH 31, 2021)

GOOGLE ARTS AND CULTURE

 

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