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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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