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The Matawan Aberdeen Library has many resources available to our patrons. From this page, you have access to a wide variety of information. Some services require that you login using your library card, so make sure to have it handy.

Biography | Business | Career and Education | Computer | Ebooks | Español | Geology | Genealogy | Health | History | Legal | Literature | Music | News and Newspapers | Reference | Science | Other

Biography

Biography Resource Center Biography Resource Center from Gale
Biography Resource Center is the premier biography database, containing narrative biographies and full-text articles from respected periodicals. It is a powerful one-stop solution for those conducting research on any person of note from all over the world and throughout history.
Biography Collection Complete Biography Collection Complete
Biography Collection Complete offers a comprehensive collection of more than 177,000 full-text biographies supporting history, science, the arts, music, literature, multicultural studies, gender studies, business, government & politics, sports, entertainment and many other areas.

Business

Business Source Premier
The world’s definitive scholarly business database, providing indexing and abstracts for active, peer-reviewed, business related journals encompassing the 350 most important scholarly journals back to 1965 or the first published issue. This database includes searchable cited references for 1,205 journals.
Financial Rating Series Online
Combines the strength of Weiss Ratings and TheStreet Ratings to offer the library community with a single source for financial strength ratings and financial planning tools covering Insurance, Banks, Mutual Funds and Stocks.
Frost & Sullivan
This database provides comprehensive industry and market research articles to encourage growth and empowerment. Frost & Sullivan employs over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses, and the investment community from more than 31 offices on six continents.
Reference USA
Provides detailed, current directory information on more than 12 million U.S. Businesses, 102 million U.S. residents, 683,000 U.S. healthcare providers, 1 million Canadian businesses and 11 million Canadian residents.
Small Business Resource Center
This database offers users complete small business management resources via a combination of unparalleled periodicals and reference content. From conducting industry research to financial planning, to marketing a product and franchising a business, the Small Business Resource Center provides users with all the information they need to succeed.

Career and Education

Career Transitions
Career Transitions is a self-paced resource that walks the job-seeker through the entire process of landing a job. No matter where you are in life, Career Transitions helps you take the next step.
Curriculum Resource Center
Curriculum Resource Center provides a library of printable teacher-handout material for the middle school, high school, and junior college curriculum.
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center provides detailed profiles of more than 3,300 jobs and 94 industries, invaluable advice on career skills, more than 55,000 resource entries and much more!
Job and Career Accelerator
Create resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques, and prepare for related exams. Access millions of job listings.
Learning Express Library
Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information you need to achieve the results you want - at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to help you get the one that's right for you.
Mango Languages
Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more. Also offers English lessons tailored to a selection of native languages.
Mango Languages for Mobile
Mango's online language-learning system can also be used on you Apple iOS and Google Android mobile devies
Click here for Apple devices
Click here for Android devices
Tutor.com
At Tutor.com, you get a professional online tutor whenever you need help. You work one-to-one with your tutor in our online classroom on your specific homework problem until it's done. Tutor.com also offers an iOS app here (iTunes Link)
Universal Class
Knowledge is power. Why not learn something new today? UniversalClass™ offers hundreds of online classes taught by dedicated instructors sharing their knowledge on almost any imaginable topic.

Computer

Digital Literacy
This is the destination for digital literacy resources and collaboration. Use it to share and enhance the tools necessary to learn computer and Internet skills needed in today’s global work environment. Digital Literacy.gov is brought to you by the Nation Telecommunications and Information Administration.
EBSCO Mobile for iOS Devices
EBSCO databases and research tools can now be accessed from your iOS(iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) mobile device. You can click the piture or the link above for a link to the iTunes store to get the app. Then visit any EBSCO database (like Biography Collection Complete) from your computer and click the link for the iOS app at the bottom of the page. EBSCO will email you instrusctions on how to activate your app.
Generations Online
Generations Online offers first time computer users a place where they can become acquainted to the basic uses of the computer and the internet.

Ebooks

eLibrary NJ
eLibraryNJ offers access to eBook and audio book downloads to your portable device with your Matawan-Aberdeen Library Card. Select "Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium" as your library upon checkout.
Freading
Freading is a eBook rental service that enables you to download eBooks to your eReader device! All you need is a library card.
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Learning Express Library Searchable eBooks
Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information you need to achieve the results you want - at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to help you get the one that's right for you.

Español

EBSCOHost Español
EBSCO databases and research tools can now be accessed in spanish
Informe
Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.


Created exclusively for Spanish-speaking users, this full-text electronic reference tool is the first system to provide indexing, images and full text of popular Hispanic magazines -- not just translations.
La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre
La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre online, derived from La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, published by Caribe Grolier, Inc. is a 6-million-word repository of text and images maintained by the encyclopedia's editorial and technical staff.
Mango Languages ESL
Mango's online language-learning system also offers English lessons tailored to a selection of native languages.
Referencia Latina
Referencia Latina, a comprehensive Spanish-language database, offers content from a variety of sources including 49,000 encyclopedia entries.
Salud en Español
Salud en Español provides comprehensive evidence-based reports and fact sheets in Spanish on all aspects of consumer health and wellness. Topic specific reports covering all aspects of health offer valuable overviews on diseases, conditions, procedures and various treatments.

Geography

Provinces Edition from ProQuest
Tour all the Canadian provinces and territories in 13 image-filled reports.
States Edition from ProQuest
ProQuest States Edition provides fact sheets on all 50 states in the U.S.
World Edition from ProQuest
Experience the world through detailed cultural information on more than 200 countries.
World Geography and Culture Online
A global approach to facilitate the study of countries, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills.

Genealogy

America's Genealogy Bank
Quickly find your ancestors in over 300 years of historical newspapers, books, pamphlets and government reports. Search over 1,000 newspapers; the American State Papers; US Congressional Serial Set and more. Find obituaries, birth & marriage notices; pension records etc. Read every article on every page of the newspaper.
America's Obituaries and Death Notices
The largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. Extensive editorial review of all newspaper sections ensures thorough selection of obituaries for easy access. An easy-to-use interface allows searching by name, date range, or text such as institutional name, social affiliations, geographic locations, philanthropic activities, etc.
HeritageQuest® Online
HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive database of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. Start to discover the amazing “history of you” with this essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.
Kean University Library Research Guides
The New Jersey History Project team has updated the section of its New Jersey History research guide that provides information on digitized versions of New Jersey newspapers available at New Jersey libraries

Health

Health Reference Center
Health Reference Center provides clear and comprehensive information on conditions and diseases, health and wellness, mental health and the human body.
Health Source
This database is the richest collection of consumer health information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full-text, consumer health magazines.
Salem Health
Salem Health brings online access to Salem Press’ award-winning health reference works.

History

African-American History
Provides expansive and in-depth information on the people, events, and topics important to the study of African-American History
American History Online
Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting the important people and events of the American experience.
American Indian History
Offers thorough access to more than 15,000 years of Native American culture, history, and heritage.
American Women's History
Covers the important people, events, legislation, and issues relevant to the study of women's history in the United States.
Ancient Civilizations
This reference resource covering the period from approximately 6500 BCE to 500 CE brings to life a fascinating range of ancient civilizations for readers of all ages.
Ancient and Medieval History
Explores the pre-modern world with in-depth focus on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of multidisciplinary eBooks including encyclopedias, educational study guides, reference materials, and travel guides.
History Reference Center
History Reference Center is the world's most comprehensive full-text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research.
Modern World History
Covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history from mid-15th century to the present.
My Government
MyGovernment is an online resource which provides key information on how our government functions, representative contact info and where representatives stand on key issues. Unlike other Web/Internet sites which each provide just a portion of what citizens need to become informed and engaged in local and federal politics, MyGovernment is the only resource that teaches citizens how government processes work and provides that information in one place. In Library use only.
Salem History
Salem History is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets.

Legal

LegalForms
Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.
Legal Info Center
Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Allows searching of a wide variety of statutes and legal precedings in categories such as business, immigration, travel, financial, patents, property, and wills.

Literature

Bloom's Literary Reference
Bloom's Literary Reference examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.
Contemporary Authors
Contemporary Authors helps researchers discover biographical details on approximately 116,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. The most-studied literary figures of the early 20th century, and authors from around the world are featured in this award-winning reference resource.
EBSCOHost
EBSCOhost is an online system that provides access to several periodical indexes or databases. These databases contain citations, abstracts and many full-text articles from magazines, journals, and newspapers
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of multidisciplinary eBooks including encyclopedias, educational study guides, reference materials, and travel guides.
Gods, Godesses and Mythology
A unique, far-reaching resource that explores prehistoric and classical gods and goddesses as well as contemporary myths found in literature and popular culture.
Literary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.
Novelist Plus
NoveList Plus is a comprehensive online readers' advisory tool used to search hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and nonfiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more.
Novelist Plus K-8
Focuses on nonfiction reading materials that support the school curriculum, as well as the recreational reading interests of children and students from preschool through middle school.
Salem Literature
Salem provides access to a growing number of reference works in its renowned literary content both in traditional, printed form and online.

Music

Freegal Music
Freegal is a downloadable music service which provides access to the catalog of artists in Sony Music Entertainment. There are roughly 500,000 songs, from 27,000 different artists, and 50,000 albums. Over 120 genres of music are covered. Our cardholders are able to download up to three songs per week. Freegal works with any MP3 device, including iPods. Downloads use the MP3 format and are not restricted by digital rights management (DRM) which means the patron retains access to the music which becomes part of their personal collection.
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News and Newspapers

Access World News
Search current and archived local, state, national and international full-text articles on issues, events, business, government, sports and more with over 4,000 newspapers, newswires, news videos, transcripts and other news sources including the Record (1985-Current), Star-Ledger (5/10/89-Current), and USA Today (7/1/87-Current).
Independent
The Independent offers online access to its back issues printed from 1972 through 2000
Matawan Journal
The Matawan Journal offers online access to its back issues printed from 1870 through 1973
New York Times from ProQuest
ProQuest offers this search tool to find articles from the New York Times' archives.

Reference

Chilton Library
ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. ChiltonLibrary.com gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.
Encyclopedia Americana
Encyclopedia Americana is one of the largest general encyclopedias in the English language. The encyclopedia has more than 45,000 articles, most of them more than 500 words and many running to considerable length. The work's coverage of American and Canadian geography and history has been a traditional strength. Written by 6,500 contributors, the Encyclopedia Americana includes over 9,000 bibliographies, 150,000 cross-references, 1,000+ tables, 1,200 maps, and almost 4,500 black-and-white line art and color images. It also has 680 factboxes. Most articles are signed by their contributors.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of multidisciplinary eBooks including encyclopedias, educational study guides, reference materials, and travel guides.
Grolier
Grolier Online is published by Scholastic Library Publishing, a division of Scholastic Inc. It includes eight encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science.
Multimedia Encyclopedia
The Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia is published by Grolier Online, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc. The Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia is derived from the Academic American Encyclopedia database, an 11-million-word repository of text and images maintained by the encyclopedia's editorial and technical staff.
Points of View Reference Center
Points of View Reference Center is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides 200 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument).
RefDesk
Since 1995, RefDesk is a free and family-friendly web site that indexes and reviews quality, credible and current web-based resources.
Reference USA
Provides detailed, current directory information on more than 12 million U.S. Businesses, 102 million U.S. residents, 683,000 U.S. healthcare providers, 1 million Canadian businesses and 11 million Canadian residents.

Science

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of multidisciplinary eBooks including encyclopedias, educational study guides, reference materials, and travel guides.
New Book of Popular Science
The New Book of Popular Science is published by Scholastic Inc., from The New Book of Popular Science database, a 2.5-million-word repository of text and images maintained by the encyclopedia's editorial and technical staffs.
Science Online
Science Online presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.
Science Reference Center
Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content.
Salem Science
Salem Science is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets including the Encyclopedia of Global Resources, Encyclopedia of Global Warming, Forensic Science, and The Solar System

Other

Bookmyne
Use Bookmyne to manage your library card! From the Bookmyne app you can renew books, check due dates, place holds on books, and search the library's catalog.
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Kid's Edition from Proquest
Get a kid's-eye view of daily life in countries around the world
Home Improvement Reference Center
Home Improvement Reference Center provides detailed, user-friendly "how-to" information about home improvements and repairs. HIRC includes magazine articles as well as videos and images designed to help home owners tackle home repairs safely. Includes information on electrical, plumbing, woodworking, outdoor projects, maintenance, and decorating.
Marshall Cavendish
A customizable, Web-based, digital collection of reference works featuring remote access and the same high-quality, well-illustrated, authoritative, accurate, and in-depth content for which Marshall Cavendish is known.
Overdrive
Use Overdrive Media Console on your smartphone or tablet to manage and download audio books and eBooks from eLibraryNJ
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Professional Development Collection
This is the most comprehensive and most valuable collection of full-text education journals in the world. The Professional Development Collection includes full-text for nearly 520 high quality education and more than 200 educational reports.
World Almanac for Kids
A natural complement to the curriculum, this online site provides resources for homework, reports, and projects in a fun format while encouraging online research skills from a trusted source.