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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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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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American History Online (Facts on File Online)  

Hereís an electronic library of 500 years of American history thatís 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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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, farmerís 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 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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Bloomís 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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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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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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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; itís 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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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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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, GEDģ 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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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 Libraryówith criticisms, information about novels, short stories, drama, Shakespeare and moreóavailable free at home or in the library. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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MasterFile Premiere (EBSCOhost)  

If you donít 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? Hereís a great place to find some answers. This database has magazine articles, biographies and primary source documents for all your assignments and reports. Thereís also a collection of photos, maps and flags. 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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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. Hereís a collection of over 70 popular magazines for elementary school students. Itís 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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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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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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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  

Todayís 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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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 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 Reference Center  

Donít 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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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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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  

CultureGramsô 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 countryís 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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Global Road Warrior  

Donít 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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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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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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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 Ė all through one simple interface. Searches can be limited to a particular studentís reading level. Provided by the New Jersey State 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 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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