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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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