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Online Databases for History and Genealogy

  1. Access World News

    Search current and archived state, national and international full-text articles on issues, events, business, obituaries, education, government, arts, entertainment, sports and more with over 3,000 newspapers, newswires, news videos, web-only content and other news sources including The Record (1985-Current), Star-Ledger (5/10/89-Current), and USA Today (7/1/87-Current).
  2. Ancestry Library

    Available only inside the library.
    Genealogy, family trees, and family records. Included are U.S. Federal Census Records, U.S. immigration records, and vital records, including the Social Security Death Index.
  3. Ebscohost

    Full text access to over 1800 magazines and newspapers on many topics.
  4. Gale Virtual Reference Library

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  5. Google Referene Library

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  6. Jerseyclicks

    New Jersey’s statewide portal for searching the full-text databases offered by the State Library. The databases cover subjects such as health, history, business, education, science, current events, literature, and popular fiction.
  7. Proquest

    Full text coverage of the New York Times from 1851 to the present.