Kimberly Paone, Library Director

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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.

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Gale Biography in Context Gale Biography in Context
Gale Biography in Context 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.


Morningstar Investment Research Center  In the Library | At Home
Morningstar is one of the leading independent sources for stock analysis and data in the world - helping investors everywhere meet their financial goals. Morningstar ensures that your users receive the timeliest data on 14,500 U.S. and foreign companies, current expert analyst reports, and Morningstar proprietary measures (Note: Only one user can be logged in at a time).
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 Reference Center
The Small Business Reference Center is a comprehensive resource for small business owners and those interested in starting a business, offering full-text periodicals and reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos and reference books. It supports small business owners in all relevant areas from planning, financing and managing a business to exit strategies. Users also have the ability to search within specific ‘Business Topics’ and ‘Business Types’ relevant to their needs
Business Source Elite
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.

Career and Education

LearningExpress Library
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
Learn technology, creative and business skills you can use today. Courses for all levels are offered and are taught by experts who are passionate about teaching. Learn what you want with
At, 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.
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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.
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
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Job and Career Accelerator
Create resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques, and prepare for related exams. Access millions of job listings.
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!


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.

How to download eBooks and audiobooks using...
Use Overdrive Media Console on your smartphone or tablet to manage and download audio books and eBooks from eLibraryNJ
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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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Grolier Online
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.
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.
EBSCOHost Español
EBSCO databases and research tools can now be accessed in spanish


IndieFlix offers over 3800 award-winning shorts, features, and documentaries from more than 50 countries. Unlimited streaming on your computer, phone, tablet, or home entertainment system.


World Geography and Culture Online
A global approach to facilitate the study of countries, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills.


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 Source: Nursing Edition
This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. It also features the AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
Health Reference Center
Health Reference Center provides clear and comprehensive information on conditions and diseases, health and wellness, mental health and the human body.


Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of multidisciplinary eBooks including encyclopedias, educational study guides, reference materials, and travel guides.
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.
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 and Medieval History
Explores the pre-modern world with in-depth focus on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
Modern World History
Covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history from mid-15th century to the present.


Legal Information Resource Center
Providing exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center contains more than 225 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small business.


Bloom's Literary Reference
Bloom's Literary Reference examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.
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 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 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.

Magazines and Journals

Zinio, the world's largest newsstand, offers full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Browse from your library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.

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America's News Magazines
Magazines such as National Review, Smithsonian, Science Illustrated, Baby Talk, and more.

MasterFile Elite
MasterFILE Elite, designed specifically for public libraries, provides full text for more than 1,950 general periodicals covering a broad range of disciplines including general reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and much more.


Freegal Music
Freegal Music is no longer be available to the Matawan Aberdeen Public Library patrons as of Sunday, July 18. Instead, we will soon be offering music through Hoopla Digital. Check back soon for more information.

News and Newspapers

New Jersey News
Electronic editions of New Jersey newspapers including the Star Ledger (1996 – current) and the Record (1985 – current). Also includes Special Reports coverage of U.S. and international news, business, lifestyle, entertainment, sports, and science and technology.
The Star-Ledger
The Star-Ledger, a leading newspaper in New Jersey, has a history dating back to The Newark Daily Advertiser, founded in 1832. The paper is based in Newark, considered to be the Gateway to New Jersey. It is the financial, commercial, transportation, and cultural hub of the Garden State. Newark offers a mixture of entertainment, dining, culture and sports. With the development of the Train-to-Plane, Newark also boasts one of the most efficient transportation systems in the world. The Star-Ledger is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for its news reporting. Sections of the Star-Ledger include News, Sports, Travel, Perspective and Business.
New York Times from ProQuest
ProQuest offers this search tool to find articles from the New York Times' archives.
Matawan Journal
The Matawan Journal offers online access to its back issues printed from 1870 through 1973
The Independent offers online access to its back issues printed from 1972 through 2000


Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier is one of the best databases for high school and college research papers. This database provides full text for more than 4,500 publications.
Chilton Library 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. gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of multidisciplinary eBooks including encyclopedias, educational study guides, reference materials, and travel guides.
Gale Opposing Viewpoints
Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to violent video games.
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).
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
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.
Since 1995, RefDesk is a free and family-friendly web site that indexes and reviews quality, credible and current web-based resources.


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.


LMxPRESS App for iPhone and Android
The LMxPress free mobile app is your one stop resource for accessing the library's online services and resources.  
  • *Search our online catalog of books, CDs, and DVDs
  • *Request items for pick up at your local library, manage your requests, and renew checked out items all without leaving the app.
  • *Browse and download eBooks and digital audio books from the library's Digital Downloads collection.
  • *Stay up to date with quick access to library news, reading recommendations, and upcoming events.

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    Kid's Edition from Proquest
    Get a kid's-eye view of daily life in countries around the world
    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.
    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.