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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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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, farmer’s 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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Enciclopedia Estudiantil: World Book Online en Español  

Enciclopedia en Español.Gratis! De World Book Online Έsta base de datos le puede asistir en las tareas y reportes! Haga clic en el titulo para acceder datos en ciencias sociales, reportes biográficos y otros proyectos escolares. Ademas, contiene un diccionario. Para niños y jovenes de grados 4 – 12.Esta base de datos es proporcionada con financiación de la Biblioteca de Ocean County.
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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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Global Road Warrior  

Don’t 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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LearningExpress Library 3.0  

LearningExpress Library has free practice tests for popular tests including the GED, SAT, ASVAB, NCLEX-RN, and career practice tests including Nursing, Teaching and Law Enforcement. Features instant online scoring and review analysis. Click on "Register" and enter all the *required fields. Access from outside the library requires your library card number. Returning users login with their email address and password. An email address is recommended but not required. Please Note: if you had an account prior to the 3.0 launch in April 2014 you will need to re-register. Any tests taken, tutorials, and eBooks accessed in Learning Express 2.0 will not transfer to the new version and access to the old version will end on June 30, 2014. 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 Library—with criticisms, information about novels, short stories, drama, Shakespeare and more—available free at home or in the library. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
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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 through funding from the Ocean County 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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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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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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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  

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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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  

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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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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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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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  

CultureGrams™ 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 country’s 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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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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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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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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