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ABC Mouse - Library Edition  

Especially for preschoolers from Age of Learning, Inc., read books, play games and engage in award winning educational activities with your child for FREE inside any Ocean County Library location. With 3500+ interactive puzzles, books and games, children can learn phonics, math, social studies, art, music and more!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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