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BUSINESS, FINANCE & LAW

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.

L2B: Libraries to Business

L2B seeks to connect job seekers, businesses, and nonprofits of New Jersey with organizations and experts who are actively engaging in business and workforce development webinars.

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 Investment Research Center

Fund and stock information for in-depth research and smart portfolio construction. Comprehensive, up-to-date information on both mutual funds and stocks. Tutorials and training programs for users.  Click here for instructions on how to access the resource from home.

Please click on "End Session" button in the top right corner at the end of your session.  

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

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports

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

Visit ConsumerReports.org for FREE by clicking here.

To look up digitized copies of Consumer Reports Magazine, 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.

GENEALOGY

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.

ALE IS AVAILABLE IN THE LIBRARY ONLY.

Fold3®

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 & WELLNESS

Health Resources

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

HOMEWORK HELPERS

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.

HelpNow from Brainfuse

HelpNow has FREE online tutoring for all ages. You can...

  • get help with homework
  • submit a question
  • interact with a live tutor
  • form online study groups
  • practice standardized tests online
  • send your paper to the writing lab
  • access free lessons and resources
  • create your own flashcards

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.

JOBS & CAREERS

Job & Career Accelerator

Whether you’re looking to find a new job in your current field or pursue a career in an exciting new industry, Job & Career Accelerator™ has the powerful tools and expert guidance to help you through every step of the process.

Resources for Job Hunters

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

LANGUAGE LEARNING

Rosetta Stone Language Learning

Improve your English or learn one of thirty other languages with Rosetta Stone Library Solution. This is an effective, easy-to-use program that allows you to learn a new language on your own time.

Use this resource on your computer or mobile device.  For instructions on using Rosetta Stone on your laptop or desktop, click here and follow instructions or start by watching this video.  Click here for instructions on using Rosetta Stone on your mobile device.

LITERATURE

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!

Novelist

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.

NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES

Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source gives you cover-to-cover access to hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers. This resource also includes television and radio news transcripts from major networks. 

PressReader Digital Newspapers and Magazines

Access more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines as soon as they’re available on shelves.  No limits on downloads.  They are yours to keep forever!  Click here to download the app.

The Bernardsville News Archive

Full, searchable issues of The Bernardsville News, with copies from 1897 and 1903-2017. 

THE BERNARDSVILLE NEWS ARCHIVE IS AVAILABLE IN THE LIBRARY ONLY.

ONLINE LEARNING & TEST PREP

Computer Skills Center from LearningExpress Library

Brush up on your computer skills with these tutorials, with sections on Computer Basics, Internet Basics, Windows Operating Systems, as well as various Microsoft and Adobe software programs.  Many courses offer multiple levels of instruction.

HelpNow Tutoring and Test Prep

Visit HelpNow to access live tutoring, test prep, flash cards and more!

NJ Motor Vehicle Permit Practice Test

Driving-Tests.org 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.

REFERENCE & RESEARCH

EBSCOhost

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.

JerseyClicks

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 suite of online research tools which includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites.