Databases by Subject

Biography | Books and Literature |Business / Career | Children | Encyclopedia / Reference | Education | Foreign Language | General | Government and LawHealth | HistoryLibrary Science | Newspapers | Science |

Biography Collection Complete*
A comprehensive collection of full-text biographies.

Books and Literature

Provided by the New Jersey State Library, this union catalog allows for searching across most of New Jersey ‘s public library catalogs. It is the most comprehensive catalog for public library materials in the state

Libraries of Middlesex Consortium Public Access Catalog (LMxAC)
A union catalog for the libraries that participate in the LMxAC consortium, which includes many public libraries in both Middlesex and Union counties.

Literary Reference Center *
This database contains full text for plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, articles/essays of literary criticism as well as author biographies, literary journals, encyclopedias, book reviews, poems, short stories and classic books.

This resources allows you to subscribe to various e-newsletters with monthly and bi-monthly book and audiobooks reading suggestions in both fiction and non-ficiton. Also features in the library’s e-newsletter”@ your library” with information about programs, new resources, and the latest happenings at the Cranbury Public Library. Click HERE to access our NextReads Archive and see prior newsletters.

This reader’s advisory database is a powerful resource which allows you to search by favorite author, title, and series for similar titles. Additional features include searching by plot elements, explore various literary award lists, and author readalike lists.

Novelist K-8*
This reader’s advisory database is a powerful resource which allows you to search by favorite author, title, and series for similar titles. Additional features include searching by plot elements, explore various literary award lists, and author readalike lists.

OCLC WorldCat
Search from more than 10,000 libraries worldwide with this comprehensive union catalog. Searches can be limited by geographic region.


Business Source Elite*
Provides full text coverage for more than a thousand journals covering scholarly business, management and economics journals.

Glass Door
Career resource that helps job-seekers and students get a free inside look at over 70,000 companies — including company salaries, reviews, and interview questions posted anonymously by employees and job seekers.

Regional Business News*
Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.


This child friendly database provides a visually stimulating and appealing interface for children, combined strong search capability for a variety of age-appropriate resources. This database also includes a Teachers Resource search feature.

Middle Search Plus*
Provides full-text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines.

Points of View*
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 , point and counterpoint. Database can be browsed by broad and specific issues.

Primary Search*
Primary Search provides full text for nearly 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research.

A database portal specifically designed for elementary school students with a visual search interface, and age-appropriate content. Also includes a visual search feature.

Student Research Center*
This database is designed to provide students a focused research tool. They can search databases by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia, explore the top searches of the day, and even limit their search according to appropriate reading levels. Searches can also be done for teacher resources.

Encyclopedias and Reference

Funk and Wagnells New World Encyclopedia*

A comprehensive encyclopedia resource with more than 25,000 entries.

Perry Casteneda Map Library – Univ of Texas
This web resource provides extensive digital access to geographic, cartographic, economic, sociopolitical and historical maps of regions from all over the world.


This database, Educational Resource Information Center , provides access to education literature and resources.

Foriegn Language

EBSCOHost – Deutsch*
Access to EBSCOhost in German

EBSCOHost – Espanol*
Access to EBSCOhost in Spanish

EBSCOHost – Francais*
Access to EBSCOhost in French

InfoTrac Informe*
Provides Spanish language full-text access and search capability for many popular Spanish periodicals and magazines. NOTE: Need to enter a library card number when accessing at home or at the library

Salud en Espanol*
Consumer Health Complete (CHC) is the Spanish language version of the most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content

General / Multi-Displinary

EBSCOhost research database provides full text for over 1,900 periodicals covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health, and much more. This database also allows you to choose multiple EBSCO databases to search at once (federated search)

Internet Public Library
A web directory (operated by Drexel University ) with links to reliable and trustworthy Internet resources on a variety of topics across many disciplines. The Internet Public Library also provides a free email reference service.

Jersey Clicks*
Provided and funded by the New Jersey State Library, this resource provides access to more tha 25 different databases, most with full-text available. You will be prompted to login with your library card.

Librarians Internet Index
A web based directory and search engine of annotated web resources chosen by librarians for their usefulness, reliability and authority. Keyword and directory based searching is available with this resource.

Marshall Cavendish Digital
A suite of database resources covering the following topics: Inventors and Inventions, Technology & Applied Sciences, and Family Health. The resource is also cross references by biographical information, science, social studies, and health. Note: If you accessing this resource from home, you will need to enter the username (cranburypl) and password (database) to gain access.

MAS Ultra – School Collection*
This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for more than 500 popular, high school magazines.

Government and Law

Government Information Online
A virtual reference (chat or email) service through which government librarians can help answer questions about government resources at the local or national level.

Library of Congress – THOMAS
This web resource is a clearinghouse of information regarding national legislation, Congressional activities, committees and records. The site also provides a nice set of materials for teachers.


Health Source – Consumer Edition*
This resource provides access to nearly 80 full text consumer health magazines as well as health pamphlets, reference books, drug information and a medical dictionary.


Library of Congress – American Memory
American Memory provides free access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

NJ Digital Highway
This web portal provides is a digital repository for many items housed in museums and historical collections throughout the state of NJ. The collection contains a significant amount of primary resources related the history and culture of NJ.

Sanborn Maps of NJ
Access to more than 16,000 Sanborn fire insurance maps from across the state of NJ. This rich collection of maps can be used to explore, research and discover the historic development of NJ communities and provide important details about their structures and layouts. The maps are organized in a spreadsheet. Click on a town or city to find maps for that location organized by year. Clicking on the individual sheet will bring up a high-resolution digital map image.

Library Science

Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA)*
This database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

Magazines and Periodicals

MasterFILE Elite*
This multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 1,050 general reference publications and magazines with coverage dating as far back as 1984. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Elite also includes 52 full text reference books and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps and flags.


InfoTrac Custom Newspapers*
Provides full-text access to more than 850 newspapers. Searches can be performed by title, date, headline, and newspaper section. NOTE: Need to enter a library card number when accessing at home or at the library

Newspaper Source Plus*
Provides cover-to-cover full text for 35 national & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 375 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided


Directory of Open Access Journals
A searchable web portal indexing thousands of free open access scholarly and scientific journals.

Note: Many of the databases provided are funded by the NJ State Library for the benefit of all NJ library patrons. These databases are denoted with a (*).

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