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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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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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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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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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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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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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Today's Science  

Today’s 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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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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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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