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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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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 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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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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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.Provided by the New Jersey State 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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