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Business Source Premier

This interface is created especially for the business searcher. It provides an easy way to both browse and search for country economic data, company profiles, industry information and market research. Contains

  • More than 2,200 full-text journals
  • More than 7,800 case studies
  • More than 12,000 company profiles
  • 100+ regional U.S. and Canadian business publications
  • Access to thousands of newsfeeds

Data Axle (formerly ReferenceUSA)

Formerly called ReferenceUSA, this is the premier source of business and residential information for reference and research.  It includes information on tens of millions of businesses and hundreds of millions of consumers in an easy-to-search format.

Click here to learn more about Data Axle features from The Learning Center.

Legal Information Reference 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 businesses.

Morningstar Investing Center

Morningstar Investing Center provides comprehensive, up-to-date information on both mutual funds and stocks with investment tutorials and training programs.

Regional Business News

Full text coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States (updated daily).

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.


Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports

Access Consumer Reports Articles for FREE in the library or from home, with a library card. 

Visit for FREE by clicking here.

To look up digitized copies of Consumer Reports Magazine, click here.  To look up digitized copies of the Consumer Reports Buying Guide, click here. To look up articles, follow instructions below.


  • Type in your library card number
  • Click on a year to browse through the articles in a particular issue, or click on Search within this publication to look for articles on a topic such as Dishwashers.

Consumer Resources

Information and resources to help you become a more savvy consumer.

Tax Assistance

Find links to Federal and state income tax sites here.


Ancestry® Library Edition (ALE)

ALE has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world.  It provides access to thousands of databases and billions of indexed names.



This resource provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
The records at Fold3® help you discover and share stories about these everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. You can combine records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served.

HeritageQuest® Online

A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources, it is rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.  The database provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.  Includes complete U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1940 and much more.

MyHeritage Library Edition

This resource includes billions of historical documents from more than 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and additional resources. Available in 42 languages, MyHeritage Library Edition is the industry’s most multilingual family history research database.


Health Resources

Discover some high quality sites on a variety of health topics.

Health Source: Academic/ Nursing Edition

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition is a trusted full-text database covering nursing and allied health topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and more.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

This rich collection of consumer health information provides access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books. It also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets.


Explora for Primary Schools

Explora for Primary Schools is a valuable resource for children and their parents.  With it, you can search thousands of articles, an online general encyclopedia and information about animals from around the world. Full text articles and images are available for printing.

Explora for Secondary Schools

Explora for Secondary Schools is designed especially for youth in grades 4-8. The Explora interface makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type - -magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.

World Book Kids

This site offers easy-to-read articles and a wealth of engaging multimedia, games, science projects, outline maps and flags, interactive tools and activities for younger children.


Resources for Job Hunters

Find job listings and tools to help you with your search.


Mango Languages

Mango is an adaptive language-learning experience that provides the tools and guidance you need to expand your language skills wherever and however you learn best.
More than 70 languages to choose from.  Use on your computer, tablet or phone.

  • Real-world conversations
  • Voice Comparison for matching your pronunciation with native-speaker audio
  • Listening & Reading Activities 
  • Personalized Review System
  • Culture Notes for unique insights into different cultures 
  • Mango Movies for learning through engaging, authentic content


Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center is a comprehensive database that provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. LRC includes plot summaries, literary criticism, full text of literary journals and selective classical poems and short stories, author biographies, book reviews, and much more!


Suggestions for fiction books you’ll enjoy.  Find plot summaries, background on authors, reviews and questions for book groups, series titles, and match to similar books.  NoveList includes lists of recommended mysteries, horror, romance, adventure and more.

Novelist K-8

Designed especially for elementary and middle school students, NoveList K-8 is an online database with fiction titles chosen specifically to support the school curriculum as well as the pleasure reading needs of students.



Access current and back issues of Real Simple, Newsmax and National Review.  For a better viewing experience on your mobile device, visit your app store to download the Flipster app.


Over 3,500 magazines.  You can borrow the latest one and up to 3 years of back issues.  Includes favorites such as: The New Yorker, The Economist, New Scientist, Bon Appétit, HGTV Magazine and many more.  World languages include: Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Russian & more.

Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Source Plus provides a full-text digital collection of the world’s major news content. It includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires and news magazines. In addition, it offers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources.

The Bernardsville News Archive

Full, searchable issues of The Bernardsville News, with copies from 1897 and 1903-2021. 


The Wall Street Journal

Free Access to The Wall Street Journal is here!  Create your account once, then visit for full access to articles, newsletters, videos, podcasts and alerts.  You will also have access to articles from the last four years.  Just login again using the same account every three days to maintain access.

To create your account, click here.  Login to your Aspen account using your library barcode number and password.  Contact the library for assistance if you have questions.  908-204-3031, ext. 4 or email

To continue using your account, visit the link above every three days to login again using the same email and password information.


NJ Motor Vehicle Permit Practice Test offers free DMV practice tests for car, motorcycle and CDL licenses, with links to current NJ Driver Manuals.  Their service includes free tests, written specifically based on the NJ DMV materials, and is the only one of its kind to include accessibility tools, page translation, and text magnification for greater visibility on driving practice tests.

Peterson's Test & Career Prep

Prepare for standardized tests with eBooks, online courses, and full-length practice tests for GED, SAT, ACT, AP, PSAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, TOEFL, U.S. citizenship, and more. Research undergraduate and graduate programs, find tuition assistance, and explore & prepare for a career, whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time or searching for new opportunities. Find personalized career recommendations based on knowledge, skills, and ability. Search for jobs and use templates to create visually interesting résumés, cover letters, and websites that can be shared with prospective employers.



Full text magazine and journal titles (current and back issues) covering virtually every subject, including business, science and health. Special database collections for children and students.


New Jersey's one stop gateway to quality information.  This statewide portal offers all NJ library card holders access to over 20 full-text databases funded through the New Jersey State Library, the New Jersey Library Network and funds from the Library Services and Technology Act.

Virtual Reference Library

Online access 24/7 to a generous collection of encyclopedias, almanacs and specialized reference sources in eBook format for multidisciplinary research. View and search a single title or search by topic, name, etc. across the whole collection. Includes the ability to print and email articles.

Topics included are Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, General reference, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation & World, Religion, Science and Social Science.

World Book Online

World Book Online is a research tool, which includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator materials, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites.