Databases by Subject2018-12-04T16:49:27+00:00

Databases by Subject

literary%20ref  This collection offers hundred’s of Bloom’s essays examining the lives and works of great writers throughout history and the world. There are thousands of critical articles and an archive of more than 46,000 characters. Entries can be browsed by time period, author, literary genre, nationality, A-Z listing, and by subject for images and videos. Includes timeline and dictionary.
contemporary_authors_lg  Search for books by the author’s name, as well as by the book’s subject and title. Complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,00 authors from the United States and around the world.
logolrc_iclg  A comprehensive literary reference database,providing a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. LRC combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else.
novelist  This reader’s advisory database will help fiction readers find the next great read. Or Identify a long lost favorite. It is web-based and offers links to various author related sites. Courtesy of the New Jersey State Library.

Also see our local business resources page.

business-source-elite  Ideal if you are seeking information on a specific company. Industry profiles contain a full description of products and/or services; and financial information on public companies.
morningstar When prompted enter Plainsboro in the “library” field and your card number in the field below that.

Morningstar Investment Reseach Center is an all-inclusive investment research database. It features data and analysis on over 15,000 international and domestic stocks, 25,000 mutual funds, and more than 1,500 echnage traded funds. Plus the database boasts a comprehensive Help and Education Center, Portfolio X-Ray and robust screening tools.

referenceusa ReferenceUSA is the premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. ReferenceUSA offers the most up-to-date data available in the market.
sbrc_button_200x100  This database offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.
ValueLine gives you access to stocks (1,800 large and 1,700 small & mid-cap company reports), mutual funds, options and convertibles. There is also access to the investment research platform–one of the most highly-regarded independent research resources, and the following supplemental products – Value Line Fund Advisor Plus, The Value Line Special Situations Service, The Value Line Options Survey, and The Value Line Convertibles Survey.

 

conrep  In the market for a laptop? A new car? A dishwasher? You name it. Consumer Reports has it covered. Consult this database for the results of scientific tests and ratings of thousands of products every year. More than 100 experts evaluate appliances; cars; products for infants and children; electronics; foods; health-related items; and recreation and home improvement products. This database will enable you to make the best purchasing decision possible!
ebscohost  A top notch, one-stop database which covers over 4,600 journals and newspapers with expansive search capabilities. Full text for 1/3 of citations. Web-based interface, updated daily. Courtesy of the New Jersey State Library.
Find and Compare Cars from 1984 to the Present. The Find-a-Car feature provides up-to-date fuel economy information, as well as environmental and safety data, for many model years. Information is updated weekly with new vehicles and fuel cost estimates.

elibrarynj_banner_01  For more information, check out Libby by Overdrive.

If you are a Plainsboro Library card holder, select “Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium” as your public library in the registration.

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If you are a Plainsboro Library card holder, select “Plainsboro Public Library” as your public library in the registration.

 formerly OneClickDigitalYou’ll need to create an rbDigital account to log in, but your library card will link you directly to our digital collection.

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 formerly ZinioInstructions on how to read and download our digital magazines.
A list of all available magazines!

ESL programs offered at the Plainsboro Public Library

ifme_logo  References to over 63,000 Spanish-language magazine articles are contained in this Many of the articles are available in full text. Contents are searchable by subjects, People, products, locations and organizations. Courtesy of the New Jersey State Library.
procitizen  ProCitizen is an online course designed to prepare new Americans for the Civics, Reading, and Writing portions of the Naturalization Test administered by the USCIS.

The course is available in both English and Spanish, and is created using teaching materials provided by the USCIS.

pronunciator  Learn any language, in virtually any other language. Plus, we have ESL for speakers of 50 non-English languages! Plus citizenship prep.Each language course has on average 9,600 instructional phrases, and 2 years of guided instruction. Many languages also have live teachers!
rosetta  Rosetta Stone offers libraries and their users the proven language immersion method that more than 20,000 schools and 9,000 businesses have trusted for over the last 20+ years. The award-winning interactive approach includes 30 languages to meet a range of cultural interests, 50 + hours of foundational instruction in each language, and core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.
• In the Namespace field, enter cjrlc085 (that ends in zero-eight-five).Watch a video on how to get started.Click here to find out how to access the app for free.
universal

With a growing catalog of over 500 courses, Universal Class is committed to providing only the highest quality online training.

Universal Class offers courses in Exercise and Fitness, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Music, Home and Garden Care, Cooking, Computers and Technology, Health and Medicine, Homeschooling, Job Assistance, Law and Legal, Parenting and Family, Pet and Animal Care…plus 100’s more.

Also see our local health resources page.

health_icon  This user-friendly database includes more than 585 educational videos, 1,100 searchable and browsable color illustrations, and a “Health in the News” section with regularly updated health news articles. Well organized and easy to navigate.
Compendium of medical information in treatment, psychology, diseases, procedures, specialties,as well as, urgent health concerns and healthcare issues and so much more.
medlineplusl  MedlinePlus is an online information service produced by the United States National Library of Medicine. The service provides curated consumer health information in English and Spanish. The site brings together information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), other U.S. government agencies, and health-related organizations.

facts-on-file-200x100  A rich and practical resource for everything from maps, to science reports, to employment forms and landmark court decisions.
ebscopointsofviewlogo  Perfect for researching a school report or preparing a debate presentation. Whatever your subject — pacifism, abortion, political action, organic food, drilling for Arctic oil, flu vaccine, or anything else — you can always find arguments pro and con here, as well as a guide to critical analysis.


Also see our local jobs resources page.

 

ferguson A rich and practical resource for everything from maps, to science reports, to employment forms and landmark court decisions.

  • Links to Internships and Jobs
  • Industries and Careers: Reliable content for 140 industries and thousands of professions and other workplace skills.
Print LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.
Lynda.com provides unlimited access to a library of high-quality, self-paced instructional videos. Learn new skills for personal and career growth. Access videos and downloadable exercise files on Mac, Windows, Linux, and mobile devices. Just some of the topics available are:

  • 3D + Animation
  • Audio + Music
  • Business skills and software
  • Graphic and Visual Design
  • Software Development
  • Education
  • IT
  • Marketing
  • Photography + Video
  • Web Design
 
ReferenceUSA’s new U.S. Jobs and Internships Module provides access to millions of jobs powered by Indeed.com. Job postings for businesses in the database link directly to the detailed business record, providing patrons access to important company information. It’s simple and easy to use.
Included in the module are employment and education resources. Learn how to write a resume and refine interview skills.
The Jobs Resource Center includes helpful tools such as:
  • Resume writing
  • Job search tips
  • Interview tips
  • Salary estimates
  • Job related articles
  • Aptitude testing
  • Continuing education
  • Test tips for LCAT, MCAT, SAT and ACT

 lirc_button_200x100  Full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis.

facts-on-file-200x100  A rich and practical resource for everything from maps, to science reports, to employment forms and landmark court decisions.

Also see our local newspaper & media resources page.

americasnewspapers  Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.
newsbankamericasnewsmagazines  Find information on topics of current interest including business, education, the environment, history, homeschooling, science & technology. Features Newsweek, Popular Science, Field & Stream, Mother Earth News, Science Illustrated, Smithsonian & more for homework help & research assignments.
ebscohost  A top notch, one-stop database which covers over 4,600 journals and newspapers with expansive search capabilities. Full text for 1/3 of citations. Web-based interface, updated daily. Courtesy of the New Jersey State Library.
newspaper%20source%20plus  Ebscohost offers over 700 full text newspapers, providing more than 33 million full text articles and more than 757,000 television and radio transcripts.
the_star-ledger_logo1/1/1996 – present  Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of Newark Star Ledger. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements and other sections.
trenton-timesTrenton Times
3/16/1993 to present
 Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of Trenton Times. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements and other sections.
Search more than 25 years of Trenton history with The Times Collection. Coverage from 1993 through current. Explore current and archived issues of The Times with full-color newspaper pages and individual articles, as well as content only published online.
the_trentonian_logo4/5/2000 to present  Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of the Trentonian. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements and other sections.

Print  LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.
Lynda.com provides unlimited access to a library of high-quality, self-paced instructional videos. Learn new skills for personal and career growth. Access videos and downloadable exercise files on Mac, Windows, Linux, and mobile devices. Just some of the topics available are:

  • 3D + Animation
  • Audio + Music
  • Business skills and software
  • Graphic and Visual Design
  • Software Development
  • Education
  • IT
  • Marketing
  • Photography + Video
  • Web Design
universal

With a growing catalog of over 500 courses, Universal Class is committed to providing only the highest quality online training.

Universal Class offers courses in Exercise and Fitness, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Music, Home and Garden Care, Cooking, Computers and Technology, Health and Medicine, Homeschooling, Job Assistance, Law and Legal, Parenting and Family, Pet and Animal Care…plus 100’s more.