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Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)  

Get smart! Thousands of scholarly journal articles are at your fingertips! Whether you’re doing research for school, work or your own pleasure, you’ll find top–notch current information on a variety of topics. For teens and adults. Provided by the New Jersey State Library.
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Access Video on Demand  

Watch documentaries, educational films or helpful how-to videos from home on your computer or mobile device. Access Video offers streaming video on demand covering a wide-range of subjects available anywhere or anytime you have an internet connection. From arts & humanities to science, mathematics, and technology, you will find your favorites from top-quality producers such as BBC, the History Channel, and NOVA all with easy search and browse options. Teachers, these videos come with public performance rights and can be shown into easy to use clips for classroom use. Please note: these are streaming videos not downloadable and the service does not include any feature films. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Accessible Archives – American County Histories .  

Learn more about local history and genealogy with full text 19th century histories from New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York and more. Includes A History Of Monmouth And Ocean Counties: Embracing A Genealogical Record Of Earliest Settlers In Monmouth and Ocean Counties And Their Descendants, The Indians: Their Language, Manners And Customs by Edwin Salter, published in 1890 and History Of Monmouth County, New Jersey by Franklin Ellis published in 1885. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Accessible Archives – 18th and 19th Century Newspapers and Magazines  

Full text access to a collection of 18th and 19th century newspapers including The Liberator (1831-1865), Godey`s Lady`s Book (1830-1885), The Pennsylvania Gazette (1728-1800), and The New York Herald (1860 – 1865) Explore primary newspaper sources covering the American Revolution, the Civil War and more. The Civil War collection includes eyewitness accounts, official battle reports and general coverage of America during the Civil War from arts and leisure, sports and social life. The African American newspaper collection includes major African-American newspapers published in the United States during the 19th century. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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African-American History Online (Facts on File Online)  

Explore more than 500 years of the African-American experience. Browse by topic or timeline. Contains articles, essays, biographies, images, primary sources and timelines. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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America's News Magazines  

Save money on magazine subscriptions with online access to familiar news and entertainment magazines such as Newsweek, Money, Sports Illustrated, Parenting, Real Simple, Entertainment Weekly, Essence, Popular Science, and more. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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America's Newspapers  

Trying to find an article you read or heard about a while ago? Find back issues of thousands of national and local newspapers including the The Star Ledger, The Record, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Press of Atlantic City. For a shortcut directly to just the NJ Newspapers in this resource, click here! Online access to back issues of the Asbury Park Press is available in a different database. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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America's Obituaries  

Find obituaries and death notices from over 600 U.S. newspapers (coverage varies depending on the newspaper). This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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American Board of Medical Specialists Directory Online (ABMS)  

Is your doctor board certified? Is there a board certified doctor in a particular specialty in your area? These questions can be answered by searching the American Board of Medical Specialists (ABMS) online. At the moment, this database can only be accessed inside library locations, but call us and library staff will be happy to search doctor names and locations for you. You can also check NJ State directory of doctors, physicians and podiatrists for information on your doctor. Officially called the NJ Health Care Profile, it is available everywhere by clicking here. ABMS Online is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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American History Online (Facts on File Online)  

Here’s an electronic library of 500 years of American history that’s open 24/7. Contains essays, articles, biographies, timelines, graphs, images, primary sources and charts. Locate copies of the Stamp Act, the Declaration of Independence, the Roe v. Wade decision and the Patriot Act. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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American Indian History Online (Facts on File Online)  

Imagine—15,000 years of American Indian history are crammed into one resource! Search by tribe, by cultural area, or by time period. Includes biographies, timelines, images, maps, charts, primary sources and traditional stories and legends. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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American Women’s History Online (Facts on File Online)  

Ever wonder where Rosie the Riveter got her name? Need a biography on eBay CEO Meg Whitman? Want to browse through a timeline on reproductive rights? This interactive resource provides a comprehensive overview on the history of women in America. Contains biographies, timelines, articles, speeches and images. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Ancestry Library Edition  Only available inside any library branch.

Discover your family roots! This genealogical database contains records galore-- census, U.S. military, immigration, passenger lists, newspapers, court & land records, maps & forms, as well as birth, marriage & death records.This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Ancient and Medieval History Online (Facts on File Online)  

Explore eight of the world’s greatest civilizations! Get a biography of Alexander the Great or a copy of the Coffin Text from Ancient Egypt. Includes biographies, articles, timelines, myths, and maps. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Asbury Park Press & Gannett Newstand  

Search the articles published in the Asbury Park Press from January 1999 to date. Articles are fulltext. For access at home be sure to click on the link to the right. Now includes over 80 other newspapers published by the Gannett Company like the Home News Tribune and the Courier News. This database is provided through funding from the Ocean County Library.
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AtoZ Maps Online  

Finding good quality maps on the Internet can be difficult. AtoZ Maps gives you high quality political maps, physical maps, all of the USGS topographic maps, thematic maps, climate change maps, environment maps, historic maps, hurricane maps, earthquake maps, volcano maps, fire maps, animal and plant species distribution maps, current event maps, GIS data, geology maps, topographic maps, and outline maps. These maps are easily saved or printed. This database also includes 2,700 flag images, 300 geography crossword puzzles, 267 geography lesson plans, 30 interactive geography games quizzes and other learning tools for teachers and homeschoolers. For remote access use the library barcode box on their homepage to log in not the username or password boxes. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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AtoZ the USA  

What students need to know about U.S States and territories for state reports but adults will enjoy the information about places to visit, history, recipes, museums, statistics, schools, business, politics, historic photos, antique and new maps, postcards, farmer’s markets and so much more. For access outside the library, enter your library card number in the box labeled library card on their homepage. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Biography Collection Complete (EBSCOhost)  

A comprehensive collection of biographies featuring prominent people from all walks of life including history, science, the arts, music, literature, multicultural and gender studies, business, government and politics, sports, and entertainment. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Biography In Context  

Looking for the facts on someone famous? From William Shakespeare to William Shatner, Marie Antoinette to Marie Curie to the latest person in the news, Biography In Context is your one-stop source for information about people throughout history and today. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Black Americans Reference Library  

Learn about the Black American experience. Gale’s collection of reference books covers everything from the daily life of the slave, to literature to the pioneers who have broken the color barrier. It’s all here on your online library. This database is provided through funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Bloom’s Literature (Facts on File Online)  

Read all about literary movements, authors and their characters in this well-respected literary database featuring the noted Harold Bloom Just added: 100 full length performance videos of classic plays including Much Ado about Nothing, The Glass Menagerie, Antigone, and Cyrano de Bergerac This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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BookPage  

Discover your next great book! This is the online edition of the monthly newspaper distributed throughout the Ocean County Library system. Each issue includes book reviews, author interviews, feature articles and more.
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Business Source Premiere (EBSCOhost)  

Business Source Premiere provides full text for over 2,200 business publications. More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost. Provided by the New Jersey State Library with additional funding from Ocean County Library.
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Career Transitions  

A guided, step by step approach to planning and making your next career move. Take a career interest assessment for free, use a step by step resume builder, search job listings at multiple websites at once and more. Good for career changers, those new to the work force and those looking to find a new job in their existing field. New to Ocean County Library cardholders in January 2011. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Chilton Library  

Does your car need some TLC? Chilton's database provides detailed information for do-it-yourselfers and auto mechanics. You'll find wiring diagrams, recall notices, bulletins, maintenance and repair specs and more. Provided by the New Jersey State Library.
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Contemporary Authors  

Information on modern writers needed? Start here with biographical information, lists of their works, and short summaries of their major writings. Novelists, non-fiction writers, poets, playwrights, journalists, and screenwriters are covered. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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CultureGrams  

CultureGrams™ has something for students and travelers alike. Find statistics and descriptions of countries and U.S. states. Check out the photo gallery, maps, flags, national anthems, recipe collections and mini-biographies of a country’s famous people. To access from home, enter the term ocl for both the user-id and the password. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Curriculum Resource Center (Facts on File Online)  

Great resource for middle school, high school and junior college teachers. Contains printable handout material on various curriculum subject areas. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online  

Biographical and critical essays on the lives, works and careers of more than 143,000 past and present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers, and playwrights are now available 24/7. From A (Afro- American Poets) to Y (Yiddish Writers), this is a collection of reference books that have been scanned page by page for electronic access. Everything is keyword searchable. This database is provided through funding from the Ocean County Library.
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eBooks by EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary)  

7000+ nonfiction free eBooks that are completely searchable, viewable and downloadable can now be found in this database. Creating a free My Ebscohost account is required before you can access these eBooks offline. You no longer need to be in the library to create your account the first time. Adobe® Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher is required for offline viewing. Download this free software here. Provided by the New Jersey State Library.

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EBSCOhost  

If you want to search more than one EBSCHOhost database at once, click on this link to see the entire group of databases. They cover a broad spectrum of topics. Some are designed specifically for children, teens, students or professionals. Search multiple databases by selecting the box next to each listing. Provided by the New Jersey State Library.
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EBSCOhost: en Español  

EBSCOhost es una colección de bases de datos, la cual contiene una variedad amplia de artículos de revistas y diarios en información general, negocios, y asuntos de la salud. También tiene productos diseñado específicamente para los niños y los adolescentes. Esta base de datos es proporcionada con financiación de la Biblioteca de Nueva Jersey.
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eLibraryNJ (formerly ListenNJ)  

Even when the library is closed, you can still borrow & enjoy your favorite books. Free downloads of audio books & eBooks to your favorite devices including the Kindle are now available 24/7. Use this link to see if your eBook reader is compatible with eLibraryNJ eBooks. Log in to eLibraryNJ with your library card before browsing. You'll see more titles and more copies of popular titles reserved exclusively for Ocean County Library cardholders. This database is provided through funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Enciclopedia Estudiantil: World Book Online en Español  

Enciclopedia en Español.Gratis! De World Book Online Έsta base de datos le puede asistir en las tareas y reportes! Haga clic en el titulo para acceder datos en ciencias sociales, reportes biográficos y otros proyectos escolares. Ademas, contiene un diccionario. Para niños y jovenes de grados 4 – 12.Esta base de datos es proporcionada con financiación de la Biblioteca de Ocean County.
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ERIC (EBSCOhost)  

Great resource for teachers and those interested in education. The Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC) contains scholarly articles, citations and abstracts from thousands of journals related to this exciting field. Provided by the New Jersey State Library.
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Facts on File Online  

Search across multiple history databases within Facts on File Online in an instant. Subject choices include: American History, American Indian History, American Women's History, Modern World History, Ancient and Medieval History and African-American History. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center (Facts on File Online)  

Not sure what to do with your life? You can now explore thousands of careers, browse scholarships, get advice about applying for jobs, learn how to write the perfect resume and get tips on how to ace an interview, all in one place! This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Foundation Directory Online - Professional  Available at the Toms River, Brick, Lacey, Lakewood, Jackson, Point Pleasant Boro, and Stafford branches.

Does your organization need funding? Research corporate donors, grant making institutions, foundations and public charities. It also provides access to Philanthropy News Digest, new requests for proposals (RFPs), and job listings in the philanthropic field. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Foundation Grants to Individuals Online   Available at all library locations

This resource is designed for individuals not affiliated with nonprofit organizations, such as artists and researchers and students. It is intended to be both a grantseeker's guide and a reference tool for those interested in foundation giving to individuals. Students interested in financial aid for undergraduate and graduate education are advised to try Scholarships, Fellowships & Loans in Gale Virtual Reference Library as a source of information on scholarships first. Gale Virtual Reference Library is available remotely while Foundation Directory Online for Individuals is only available at library locations.
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Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCOhost)  

Have a general question? "Look that up in your Funk and Wagnalls!" This encyclopedia provides extensive coverage on a variety of subjects, including images and biographies. Provided by the New Jersey State Library.
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Gale Business Plans  

A collection of volumes containing hundreds of actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses in North America. Plans are from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries, with company names and addresses changed. Also includes a business plan template, two fictional business plans, a listing of organizations, agencies, and consultants; a glossary; and an updated bibliography. This database is provided through funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Gale Directory Library  

Find a trade group, a college scholarship, a consultant, a wholesaler, and more. Information is available 24/7 at your home or work. Individual entries can be printed, emailed and downloaded and mailing lists created. Titles in OCL's GDL collection are American Wholesalers & Distributors Directory, Awards, Honors and Prizes, Brands & Their Companies, Consultants & Consulting Organizations Directory, Scholarships, Fellowships & Loans, Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations, Encyclopedia of Associations: Regional, State and Local Organizations, Encyclopedia of Associations: International Organizations, Tradeshows Worldwide and Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies This database is provided through funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Gale Virtual Reference Library  

Imagine a comprehensive reference library right at your fingertips; it’s all here- encyclopedias, almanacs and reference books on a wide variety of topics including movie reviews, college scholarships, the Vietnam War, Catholicism, endangered species and small business information. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Gale Virtual Reference Library: en Español  

Gale Virtual Reference Library es una base de datos de enciclopedias, almanaques y recursos de referencia especiales para investigaciones multidisciplinarias. Instrucciones Especiales Para Obtener Materiales en Español: Seleccioné "preferences" > seleccioné "Spanish" >haga clic en "apply preferences" > haga clic en "OK" > haga clic en "basic" para una busquea básica o "advanced search" para una busquea mas avanzada. Esta base de datos es proporcionada con financiación de la Biblioteca de Ocean County.
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Galves Auto Price List  

Be a smart shopper! Use the same price guide many local auto dealers use. All you need to know is the year, make, model and mileage of the vehicle to use Galves. Founded in 1957, Galves Auto Price List focuses on providing the most accurate trade-in values for used automobiles. Galves values are more realistic than the than the free online Kelly Blue Book or NADA values. Galves can only be used inside the library. If you are not able to visit the library, our staff would be happy to provide a Galves used car value price over the phone or by email. This database is provided through funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Global Road Warrior  

Don’t plan a trip abroad without using this! Business travelers, students and tourists need this information on customs, money, etiquette, visas, immunizations, airports, electronics, holidays, maps, climate, holidays and more on 175 countries. The newest added category is country specific information on food including recipes. For remote access use the library barcode box on their homepage to log in not the username or password boxes. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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GreenFile (EBSCOhost)  

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records. Provided by the New Jersey State Library
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Health Reference Center (Facts on File Online)  

Do you need clear, reliable and comprehensive information on conditions, diseases, mental health and wellness issues? The Health Reference Center is your premier source for all health related matters. It also describes a number of testing procedures and has an extensive further reading list on numerous subjects. This database is provided through funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCOhost)  

Turn here for information on a variety of health topics, including specific diseases, conditions and lifestyle issues. You’ll find pamphlets, excerpts from health reference books, and articles from popular magazines such as Fit Pregnancy, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, and Vegetarian Times. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition  

Updated biweekly this resource is geared towards nurses and medical professionals. Contains citations and articles from over 500 nursing and related journals. Provided by the New Jersey State Library.
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HeritageQuest  

Shake up that family tree and delve into the past! HeritageQuest is an extensive collection of resource materials for tracing family history. It includes federal census records, PERSI -an index to genealogy and local history periodical articles, a local history book collection, Freedman’s Bank records and Revolutionary War records. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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History Reference Center  

From Mayan civilization to the dawn of the new millennium, this resource covers all aspects of history. Includes books, magazines, historical documents, biographies, maps, videos and photos. This database is funded by the Ocean County Library.
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Informe  

Informe es una base de datos electrónica en español que se puede usar a todas horas de cualquier computadora con acceso al Internet. Contiene una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias. Esta base de datos es proporcionada con financiación de la Biblioteca del Condado de Ocean.
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Job & Career Accelerator  

Here is your easy-to-use online resource for finding the job that's perfect for you! It guides you through every step to find a job. Access current detailed job listings from over 5 million job postings which are collected from all major job boards. Create professional resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, and more! First-time users click on "Register" and fill out the information to create a free account. Returning users login with their username and password, if you have a Learning Express Library account you can use that username and password instead of creating a new account. A tutorial on how to use the database is available or you can click on the ‘Get Started’ tab. Provided by the New Jersey State Library.
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Jobs For Jersey  

New Jersey's most powerful job search tools where talent meets opportunity. Create an account to: -Build or upload a resume. -Search for jobs from over 2,400 sources. -Receive automatic email notices of new jobs matching your skills and experience.
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Kids Search (EBSCOhost)  

Kids Search 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. Provided by the New Jersey State Library.
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LearningExpress Library 3.0  

LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 free online tutorials, practice tests (GED, SAT, ASVAB, NCLEX-RN and more) 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. Access from outside the library with your library card number, then register for a free account. This database is provided through funding from the Ocean County Library.
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LearningExpress Library en Español  

Base de datos Learning Express 3.0 en Español ofrece tutoriales en gramática inglesa, matemáticas basica e exámenes para practicár. Esta base de datos es proporcionada con financiación de la Biblioteca de Ocean County.
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Legal Forms by Gale Cengage  

Gale Legal Forms includes a wide selection of New Jersey business, personal and litigation forms and selected federal forms. Some popular legal forms in this database include: real estate contracts, wills, power of attorney, landlord/tenant, divorce, automobile bill of sale and bankruptcy. The forms can be downloaded in Word or saved in several other formats. They can be modified with your specific information, saved or emailed. USLegal.com charges for the same forms but with your library card you have free access through this database! This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Legal Information Reference Center (Ebscohost)  

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 published by Nolo, a leading provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. For a larger collection of NJ Legal Forms go to Legal Forms by Gale. Provided by the New Jersey State Library.
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Library Catalog  

Search the library catalog by selecting your desired index, enter the start of your search term and select the 'go' button.
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Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (EBSCOhost)  

Think it only takes the ability to “shush” to be a librarian? Well, think again. This resource covers all aspects related to librarianship. It indexes periodicals, books, research reports and proceedings as far back as the mid-1960s. Provided by the New Jersey State Library.
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ListenNJ: en Español  

Aun cuando la biblioteca esta serrada, puedes buscar y disfrutar tus libros favoritos. Audio libros descargable y gratis están disponible para usarlos en tu computadora o reproductor de audio 24 horas los siete días de la semana. Use este vínculo para comprobar si su aparato es compatible y para descargar el programa necesario.

Instrucciones Especiales Para Obtener Materiales en Español: Seleccioné "advance search" que está en la parte derecha de la pagina. En el menú, seleccione el lenguaje (language) "Spanish". Haga clic en "Search" - se abrirá una lista de libros en Español. Esta base de datos es proporcionada con financiación de la Biblioteca de Ocean County.
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Literary Reference Center (EBSCOhost)  

Need a criticism of Pride and Prejudice? Or an article on Harper Lee? And what exactly was Mrs. Warren’s Profession? Find info about authors and their work with this comprehensive literary database. Includes a far-reaching collection of literary journals, major literary encyclopedias, books, monographs, and sources not available anywhere else. Provided by the New Jersey State Library.
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Literature Criticism Online  

Over 1200 volumes of literary criticism from the famous reference sets Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, and Shakespearean Criticism are now available 24/7. These are the reference books that teachers have recommended and required for years for literature research papers. Now scanned page by page and available electronically, everything is keyword searchable so very specific themes and topics can be located quickly. This database is provided through funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Literature Resource Center  

Extremely useful and easy to navigate, LRC is your one-stop source for all things related to authors and their works. It provides criticisms, work overviews, articles, bibliographies, author timelines, biographies, topical essays and literary term definitions. This database is provided through funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Literature Resources for Students  

Reference works written specifically for high school students, Literature for Students is a compilation of digitized books from Gale Virtual Reference Library—with criticisms, information about novels, short stories, drama, Shakespeare and more—available free at home or in the library. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Mango Languages  

Mango Complete offers in-depth courses and short basic courses in Arabic (Levantine), Brazilian Portuguese, Cantonese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, French, French (Canadian), German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Mandarin Chinese, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Pashto,Pirate, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Slovak, Spanish (Latin America), Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese. English (ESL) for speakers of Spanish, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Russian, Korean, Arabic, Greek, Turkish, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese & Japanese. For Mango Mobile, click here!. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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MAS Ultra - School Edition (EBSCOhost)  

For high school students, this is a great place to begin your research. Find articles from popular magazines, encyclopedias, primary sources, books, as well as biographies. There’s even an image collection of thousands of photos, maps and flags. Provided by the New Jersey State Library.
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MasterFile Premiere (EBSCOhost)  

If you don’t know where to go to begin your research, try this resource. It contains articles from thousands of magazines and covers a broad range of topics. You can also find issues of popular magazines like Consumer Reports, People, Martha Stewart Living or Sports Illustrated. Provided by the New Jersey State Library with additional funding from Ocean County Library.
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Middle Search Plus (EBSCOhost)  

Attention middle and junior high school students. Need some help with that homework? Here’s a great place to find some answers. This database has magazine articles, biographies and primary source documents for all your assignments and reports. There’s also a collection of photos, maps and flags. Provided by the New Jersey State Library.
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Modern World History Online (Facts on File Online)  

Get the real story on Che and Castro, Mozart and Mao, plagues and peace treaties. The people, places, and events from the mid-15th century to the present are all covered here. Biographies, timelines, maps and charts, pictures and primary sources will allow you to research a particular occurrence or individual in greater depth than you ever thought possible. This database is provided through funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Morningstar Investment Research Center  

The online Morningstar service has information on thousands of mutual funds, including the Morningstar star rating. Also includes information on stocks on New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ stocks. Find information on exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with up-to-date information on returns, reports and Morningstar ratings. If you've been using Morningstar in paper at the library, please ask staff to help you get started with the online version. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCOhost)  

Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 700 full-text newspapers from all over the United States and some international papers, providing more than 31 million full-text articles. Includes the text (no pictures or illustrations) of the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Associated Press daily regional report on New Jersey news. This database is updated daily. Try America's Newspapers first. Provided by the New Jersey State Library.
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NoveList Plus  

Find a new favorite author or series with recommendations based on your preferences, using features such as Author Read-Alikes, Book Discussion Guides, Book Lists, Describe a Plot, Explore Fiction, and Find Similar Books. Includes nonfiction titles. Provided by the New Jersey State Library with additional funding from Ocean County Library.
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NoveList K-8 Plus  

Connect kids with books they'll love! NoveList K-8 Plus allows you to discover the fiction and nonfiction titles that are popular with young readers as well as titles perfect for classroom use. Includes reading levels and Common Core connections.Provided by the New Jersey State Library with additional funding from Ocean County Library.
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Nursing and Allied Health Collection  

Information on nearly every kind of nursing application from more than 1,000 journals with an emphasis on full text titles indexed in CINAHL. Provided by the New Jersey State Library.
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OneSource - available through ReferenceUSA Link  

Investors and business professionals: OneSource has detailed profiles of all publicly-traded US and virtually all private and public international companies. Includes in-depth data for more than 100 major industries with international scope. There’s a wealth of information on public US companies including stock analyst reports, news sources, SWOT analysis, competitors analysis and latest news. Until a direct link is available, access OneSource through the menu at ReferenceUSA. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Online Book Clubs - Dear Reader  

Like to sample before you commit to a book? This service emails a 5-minute portion of a book each day. Read 2-3 chapters during the week and decide if you want to check the book out of the library. Every Monday we start new books. You choose which club to join from Fiction, Non-Fiction, Teen, Business, Romance, Good News, Science Fiction, Mystery, Horror, Audio, and Pre-Publication. This database is provided through funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Points of View Reference Center  

An excellent resource for students writing position papers and anyone looking to see all sides of an argument. In depth coverage of controversial topics includes an overview, point (affirmative argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). Hone your debating and critical thinking skills as you explore topics including the separation of church and state, standardized testing and stem cell research.Provided by the New Jersey State Library.
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Primary Search (EBSCOhost)  

Hey kids, this database was created just for you. Here’s a collection of over 70 popular magazines for elementary school students. It’s a great place to research your reports and find answers to those hard homework questions. Provided by the New Jersey State Library.
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Professional Development Collection  

Designed specifically for the professional educator, this database has over 500 full text education journals.. Funding provided by Ocean County Library.
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Pronunciator : Learn a new language!  

Learn any of 80 foreign languages for free! Pronunciator has an easy option to learn basic phrases & vocabulary but it also offers hours of instruction, interactive drills, quizzes, speech recognition for better pronunciation, downloadable audio lessons and phrasebooks. With the ability to learn 80 different languages in 50 languages, you can be a native speaker of Italian who wants to learn Danish or Japanese as well as an English speaker who wants to learn Italian, Spanish, Arabic or 77 other languages. Learn English (ESL) in 50 different languages, too. For complete list of languages offered click here. Free apps available for all Android and Apple devices. Library card required to register. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Pronunciator en Español: Aprenda un Nuevo idioma  

¡Aprenda cualquiera de los 80 idiomas gratis! Pronunciator tiene una opción fácil para aprender conversaciones, frases y vocabulario y también ofrece la oportunidad para llegar más cerca hacia fluidez en el idioma con horas de instrucción, ejercicios interactivos, cuestionarios, el reconocimiento de voz para mejorar la pronunciación y lecciones y libros de frases de audio descargables. Con la capacidad de aprender 80 diferente idiomas en 50 diferente idiomas, por ejemplo usted puede aprender japonés con las instrucciones en español, igualmente usted puede aprender Inglés (ESL) con las instrucciones en español o en 50 diferente idiomas. Aplicaciones gratuitas disponibles para todos los dispositivos Android y Apple. Necesita la tarjeta de biblioteca para registrarse. Esta base de datos es proporcionada con financiación de la Biblioteca del Condado de Ocean.
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RealQuest  Only available in the Toms River branch. It may be searched only by library staff.

Information on Ocean County properties. The library staff can help you find the assessed values, recent and prior sales of homes in your neighborhood, as well as property characteristics, street and tax maps. RealQuest is available only in the Toms River branch. See library staff members who can search on your behalf. This database is provided through funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Reference USA  

Need a phone number or address for a long lost friend in Arizona, a doctor in Alaska or a list of shoe manufacturers in Kansas? Reference USA can help. It is a collection of residential, business, and health directories for the U.S. and Canada that can be searched in a variety of ways. Provided by the New Jersey State Library, except for the Consumer/Lifestyle module which is provided by the Ocean County Library.
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Regional Business News (EBSCOhost)  

From Moscow to Montana, find out what the regional papers are saying about local businesses and industry trends. Includes some NJ regional business papers. Provided by the New Jersey State Library.
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Salud en Español  

Salud en Español provee reportes completos basados en evidencias y fichas de datos relacionados a todos los aspectos de la salud y el bienestar. Reportes específicos por tema que cubren todos los aspectos de la salud, dan información general importante en relación a enfermedades, afecciones y procedimientos de diversos tratamientos. Esta base de datos es proporcionada con financiación de la Biblioteca del Condado de Ocean.
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Science Online (Facts on File Online)  

Do you have a chemistry assignment that seems incomprehensible? Or a science fair project deadline looming? Science Online can help! It presents a broad range of scientific disciplines, from forensics to astronomy, through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies and experiments. Suffer no more, use Science Online to help you make sense of the natural world. This database is provided through funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Science Reference Center  

Need to know the lifespan of an amoeba or the definition of dark matter? This database covers a broad range of scientific topics from bacteria to the Big Bang. Contains full text articles from scientific journals, periodicals, encyclopedias, and reference books. Provided with funding from Ocean County Library.
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Small Business Reference Center (Ebsco)  

Small Business Reference Center is a 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. Provided by the New Jersey State Library.
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Small Engine Repair Reference Center  

This is the place for information on marine engines and much more. Imagine having access to small engine repair manuals 24/7 that never have missing pages! Besides marine engines, Small Engine Repair Reference Center includes: ATVs, lawnmowers, generators, motorcycles, outdoor power equipment like chainsaws and leaf blowers, personal watercraft/jet skis, snowblowers, snowmobiles, tillers, and more. This comprehensive resource contains more than 400 reference books in full text with original photos and illustrations that guide the user through every job. It covers routine maintenance, such as tune-ups and brake service, as well as extensive repairs involving engine and transmission disassembly. For some makes and models like Evinrude /Johnson, there is information on engines more than 40 years old! This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.

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Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage  

Navigate the business and financial world with Standard and Poor’s. Find independent research, data and commentary on stocks, bonds, funds and industries. Regular features and commentary include Today’s Market, Market News, Bonds, Economy, Investment Ideas, Industries, and Funds. To access from home, enter 'ocean' in lower case in the user name field, and use your library barcode for the password. This database is provided through funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Student Research Center (EBSCOhost)  

Need homework help? This research tool is designed especially for students in grades 6-12. Students can search for magazine, newspaper and encyclopedia articles, biographies, country and state information, photographs, videos and more – all through one simple interface. Searches can be limited to a particular student’s reading level. Provided by the New Jersey State Library.
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Teen Health and Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers  

Information and Advice about Teen Health from the experts. Quizzes, Polls, Links, Stories and national 24-hour hotlines for teens in crisis. For the Teen Health & Wellness mobile app with Teen Hotlines, click here!. This database is provided through funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Today's Science  

Today’s Science explains important developments in biology, chemistry, the environment, space, physics, and technology putting the latest science news in context. Includes multiple tools for students including a Science Fair Guide, Science Encyclopedia and guide to research topics. Great tools for teachers include National Science Education Standards, Curriculum based activities and assignments, and other supplements for classroom use. A Facts on File news service. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Topic Search  

Current Events research: Immigration. Global Warming and dozens of other topics. Delve into controversial contemporary issues with this comprehensive resource. Easy-to-use drop down menus make this a great database for students. Contains articles from thousands of diverse sources, and covers political, scientific, economic, and social topics. Funding provided by Ocean County Library.
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Trenton Times Historical Archive  

Explore more than a century of valuable reporting on people, places and events from a major New Jersey newspaper that includes many major Ocean County news stories. Genealogists with any interest in New Jersey or eastern Pennsylvania families, history teachers, journalists or anyone with an interest in NJ history will find information here they’ll find nowhere else. There is easy to use full text searching in this digital resource. Dates included are May 05, 1883 to March 15, 1993. This database is provided through funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Tuckerton Beacon Digital Archive 1917-1987  

Within any Ocean County Library location, search the digitized issues of the Tuckerton Beacon from 1917-1987. Because of copyright restrictions, remote users may only access issues from 1917 to 1922. This digital archive would not have been possible without the partnership between the Great John Mathis Foundation/Bass River Historical Society, the Asbury Park Press – Gannett Co. and the Ocean County Library.
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Tumblebooks - animated picturebooks and more!  

TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books). There are also puzzles and games, children's classics in read-along format, and some titles in Spanish and French. The picture books are perfect for preschoolers and their parents but some materials are for ages up to 12. E-books for e-kids! This database is provided through funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Universal Class for Libraries  

Learn something new today! Continuing education courses free with an Ocean County Library card. Offers remote, 24/7 access via the Internet, real instructors, connecting with other students and continuing education units on selected courses. Classes offered include medical billing, computer skills, office skills including Microsoft Word and Excel, self-help, GED training, psychology, parenting, arts and crafts including photography, math, test preparation, computer basics, web development, small business, teacher resources, basic finance, writing, cooking, performing arts, alternative medicine, career training and more. If you are already registered, click here to start your lessons. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Value Line Investment Survey Online  

Value Line Investment Survey Online gives you free access in the library and at home to the weekly Investment Survey and Investment Survey-Small & Midcap Editions. The online edition is updated every Monday morning at 8am and is exactly the same as the paper sent through the mail. 1700 public companies are given Timeliness™ rankings for their future price performance. Please use the access at home link if you are not in a library location. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Westlaw  Available at the Toms River and Brick branches ONLY.

Westlaw provides access to the New Jersey Statutes Annotated, New Jersey court cases from 1790 to present, the New Jersey Administrative Code and New Jersey Register. It also includes text of federal laws including the United States Code Annotated, as well as U.S. Supreme Court, federal district and 3rd Circuit Court case decisions. If you are looking for a legal form you can use New Jersey Practice, New Jersey Pleading and Practice, and New Jersey Forms Legal and Business. Available at the Toms River and Brick branches through designated Legal Research computers. This database is provided through funding from the Ocean County Library.
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Who's Who by Marquis  

Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in American Art and Who was Who in America 1607-1985 are only a few of the biographical sets you can now access for free at home using this resource. Over 1.4 biographies with daily updates are included. Marquis has been the first source for information on the famous and prominent since 1899. To access from home, click on link that says: To access from home click here not the title link above. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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World Almanac for Kids Online  

Find Taylor Swift’s birthday, or the nickname of South Dakota, or watch a video of the top ten cleverest animals (including the skateboarding bulldog) here. Also find information from from history to science, reading, and famous people. Easy to use and filled with fun facts. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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World Book Discover  

Reference resources for students reading below grade level, visual learners, English language learners and adult literacy students are here in World Book Discover. This includes encyclopedia articles, a text-to-speech feature, life skills information, multimedia, tools for educators, special World Book explains videos and more This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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World Book Online for Kids  

World Book Online for Kids is a great online encyclopedia for elementary school students with easy-to-read articles, lots of pictures, and fun activities. Great teacher resources, too. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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World Book Online Info Finder  

Have a homework and research project? In intermediate school or an upper elementary grade? Start here. Online Info Finder has science projects, multimedia, encyclopedia articles, How to guides, an atlas, outline maps and more. Tools for Teachers and Homeschoolers, too. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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World Book Online Package  

Not sure which of the different World Book online products is right for you? This is your gateway to all of them including World Book Online for Kids, Online Info Finder, Online Reference Center, World Book Discover and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.
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World Book Online Reference Center  

Don’t have an encyclopedia set at home? You do now! World Book Online Reference Center provides all the content in the print edition of World Book Encyclopedia, plus many more articles, pictures, multimedia, primary source documents, tutorials, custom links for NJ residents and more. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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World Geography & Culture Online (Facts on File Online)  

See the earth differently through World Geography & Culture Online. It combines detailed, printable, full-color maps of countries, provinces, and states with up-to-date statistical and local information, which allows you to rank and compare states and countries in a variety of categories including population and income. This database is provided through funding from the Ocean County Library.
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WorldCat  

Can't find what you're looking for in our Library Catalog? Search the catalogs of libraries all around the country and the world.
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Writing and Grammar Skills - Adult Learning Center  

Sharpen your writing skills with these writing tutorials. Click on "Register" to get started. A free registration for this program also registers you for all the LearningExpress Learning Centers This database is provided through funding from the Ocean County Library.



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