Free Public Library of Monroe Township


General Reference

Audience: General
EBSCOhost is the world's most-used reference resource.  It is a customizable, intuitive search experience designed to cater to user needs and preferences at every level of research, with over 350 full text and secondary databases available.


Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Audience: Students/Adults

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia Indexes over 25,000 general information records on various topics. This database contains images, brief bibliographies, and is updated annually.


Image Collection
Audience: General

The Image Collection provides photograph and digital collection from user selected topic areas and databases. Select the database and topic for your desired imges and then Continue to produce results.

Library, Information, Science & Technology Abstracts
Audience: Student; Graduate Level

The Library, Information, Science & Technology Abstracts indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals; and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings.” Topics of concentration include librarianship, classification, cataloging, online information retrieval, author profiles, etc.


Legal Information Reference Center
Audience: General

Intended for the everyday user, this database addresses a wide-range of legal issues. It contains hundreds of full text publications and thousands of legal forms. The full text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses in the nation. Users can search over 12,800 state-specific legal forms by subject areas including adoption, bankruptcy, divorce, name changes, wills and more.


MasterFILE Elite
Audience: General Adults
MasterFile Elite contains full text access for nearly 1,700 general reference materials covering various topics such as business, health, and education. Access is provided for more than 500 reference books, 107,000 primary sources, and 592,000 photos, maps, and flags.


Referencia Latina
Audience: General; Spanish speaking
Referencia Latina, a comprehensive Spanish-language database, offers content from a variety of sources including 49,000 encyclopedia entries, more than 100,000 images, 2,500 health reports, a Spanish-English dictionary and full text for over 100 reference books and dozens of general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas. This database is updated daily.


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Business Source Elite

Audience: Professional

Business Source Elite provides full-text coverage of scholarly business, management and economics journals. This rich collection also includes publications covering topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales, etc. Business Source Elite offers full text for nearly 1,000 business publications and contains expanded PDF back-files for more than 150 titles (back to 1985 or the first issue published for that journal). More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included.


Reference USA

Audience: General

Reference USA is the premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. It provides searches for jobs, location, and industry; opportunities to find new business ventures, research executives & companies worldwide, news articles for research, and address and phone directories as well as neighborhood profiles.


Regional Business News

Audience: Professional
Is a supplement for Business Source Premier that provides full text access for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications.


Small Business Reference Center

Audience: Professional

Provides entrepreneurs and small business owners with information on such key topics as creating a business plan, business basics, sales strategy, tax planning and more. Includes current topics, overviews, and tips and strategies from a combination of content, including full text periodicals and news sources, reference books, and links to websites that focus exclusively on small business topics. You can also link to state and federal forms and professionally created legal forms in a variety of subject areas.


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Testing and Education Reference Center
Audience: General
The Testing and Education Reference Center is provides dependable guidance and research tools on careers and education such as undergraduate and graduate school programs, finding tuition assistance providers, or using the many career exploration tools.


Job & Career Accelerator

Audience: General
Job & Career Accelerator integrates everything patrons need to conduct a successful job search. Interactive wizards guide patrons through each step of the process, from exploring occupations and finding jobs to preparing resumes, completing job applications, and improving job search skills. The personalized job search portfolio allows job seekers to plan, tailor, and track multiple job searches while providing easy access to all of their saved information.



Audience: General
The GCF website contains FREE tutorials and online courses for the active job seeker. It features YouTube videos, plain text tutorials, and skill tests for all versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Outlook and Publisher. It also features a tutorials on writing a resume and cover letter, interviewing skills, and various social media. There is also an opportunity to receive a certificate of completion at the end of certain online courses. Click the link above to begin learning your new work skills.


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Audience: Students; Elementary

The award winning ABC curriculum is designed to help young chidlren (ages 2-6+)build a strong foundationi for future academic success. ABC Mouse is 100% educationas, with 3,500 learning activities across all major subject areas- reading, math, science, social studies, art and music. Best of all Kids love it. Free to use in the library.

Kids Search

Audience: Student, Teacher; Elementary
The Kids Search interface offers kindergarten through grade school students an age-appropriate, easy-to-use interface, with an emphasis on searching by topic, such as geography, arts and music health and sports. This interactive database offers numerous source types such as magazines, newspapers, Books & encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, primary sources documents, photos, maps, flags, videos, and film. Additionally this resource can be used for teachers and other education professionals. The Teacher Resources features include access to other related EBSCOHost databases (Academic Search Premier, ERIC, Professional Development Collection), links to U.S. and Canadian curriculum standards, and other education web sites.


NoveList K-8 Plus

Audience: Student, Teacher; Elementary, High School

Love Diary of a Wimpy Kid and want to know what to read next? NoveList K-8 Plus helps parents, teachers, and librarians improve literacy, connect reading across curricular areas, teach reading and writing concepts, and engage young readers. Use NoveList K-8 Plus to find expert reading recommendations from librarians and school media specialists, connections to curriculum requirements for reading, listening, and writing, and read-alikes for every title, author, and series. This database also includes specialized resources for parents, teachers and librarians including BookTalks, Curricular Connection articles, Premade lists for young readers (Recommended Reads) and for teachers (Grab and Go Book Lists).


Primary Search
Audience: Student; Elementary
Is a full text database that provides access to over 80 popular elementary school magazines assigned by reading level. There is also access to various children’s encyclopedias and dictionaries with relevant photos, maps, and flags.



Audience: Students; Elementary

Searchasaurus is an exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching. It is an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that encourages students to enhance and develop basic search methodologies. This search engine interface catered toward children and offers Lexile limiters (reading level), making it easy for students to read and research only appropriately challenging materials.


Student Research Center

Audience: Students

Provides full text for nearly 110 magazines covering general topics appropriate for middle and jr. high school students.


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Computer Skills

Computer Skills Center

Audience: General

Guides for Getting Started with Your Computer, Getting Started with the Internet, Popular Software Tools, Learning Computer Graphics and Illustration, and Understanding the Operating System.


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High School & College


Academic Search Premier

Audience: Student; High School to Higher education
Academic Search Premier is a scholarly resource containing “indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals and full text for more than 4,600 title,” over 100 PDF back files for 1975 and older, and 1,000 plus titles of searchable cited references materials. Topics covered by this database are biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, plus more.



Audience: Student; High School to Higher Education
The Education Resource Information Center is the world’s largest digital library of education literature. It provides unlimited access to more than 1.4 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education materials in both abstracts and full text if available.


MAS Ultra - School Edition

Audience: Academic Libraries; High School
This database is considered comprehensive containing full text access for nearly 500 popular high school magazines like America’s Civil War, American Heritage, and American History. Additional full text access is available for 85,670 biographies, 107,000 primary sources, and 360 reference books; Contains reading level indicator.


Middle Search Plus

Audience: Student; Middle School
Middle Search Plus contains full text for more than 150 popular middle school magazines which indicate the level of reading ability for over a thousand biographies and historical essays. Additionally this database contains primary source documents including those from Essential Documents in American History.


Points of View Reference Center

Audience: Student; Middle and High School

Points of View Reference Center  is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 290 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. This database includes more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents, and reference books. Each of the main essays includes links to related full-text articles. Additionally his database has guides for debate, developing arguments, and writing position papers.


Student Research Center

Audience: Students: Secondary school
The Student Research Center provides students in secondary education with the most appropriate research tools for easily obtaining the information they seek from their EBSCO databases.

Through the Student Research Center, users can easily pre-determine which content sources (e.g., Magazines, Newspapers, Biographies, etc.) will be included with their search. They can also search their databases by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia, explore the top searches of the day, and even limit their search according to appropriate Lexile reading levels.


Testing and Education Reference Center
Audience: K-12 to Higher Education
The Testing and Education Reference Center is provides online courses, practice tests and other dependable guidance and research tools to prepare users for Advanced Placement exams, the SATs, and other important school exams. It also provides guidance on school programs and finding tuition assistance providers.


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Professional Development Collection
Audience: Professional
Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive and valuable educational database containing a collection of 520 full-text education journals throughout the world and about 230 educational reports from publications like Booklist, Education Digest, and Education Week.


Teacher Reference Center
Audience: Instructor; K-12 to Higher Education
The Teacher Reference Center contains both indexing and abstracts for 280 periodicals 96% of which are peer-reviewed. Some topics covered are assessments, best practices, curriculum development, literacy standards, etc.


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Health Source - Consumer Edition
Audience: Professional
Health Source: Consumer Edition is a rich collection of consumer health information. The resource provides access to over 80 full text consumer health magazine including American Fitness. Additionally the database contains health-related pamphlets and nearly 130 health reference books, 9,900 Clinical Reference System reports, the Merriam-Webster’s Medical Desk Dictionary.


Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition
Audience: Medical Students
Health Source-Nursing/Academic Edition is updated daily and provides nearly 550 full text scholarly journals, 450 peer-reviewed journals focusing on various disciplines. This database contains both abstracts and indexing of approximately 850 journals and Clinical Pharmacology or information on all U.S. prescription drugs, hard-to-find herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products and new drugs.


MedlinePlus The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has put together resources in response to an increase in requests for information on the Zika Virus and now includes a health topic page on Zika Virus in English and Spanish.



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Ancestry Library - accessible on Library desktops only

Audience: General
The Ancestry Library can be accessed only in the Library as a web based resource. It allow the researcher to look up and map additional family history from resources found within the data base and from other sources. U.S. Federal Census information is available to 1940. Information provided in conjuction with the National Archives and Records Administration.


HeritageQuest Online

Audience: General
HeritageQuest from Home is a web based resource that provides information on various aspects of United States history. For example U.S. Federal Census images from 1790-1930, books with information on people and places described in over 28,000 family and local histories, and information from 2.3 million genealogy and local history articles. You will need your library card number to access this database.


Military & Government Collection

Audience: General
A comprehensive and valuable database containing a collection of 520 full-text journals, articles, and books.


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Audience: General
NoveList Plus is a tool that can answer the following questions: What is the next book in my favorite series? Are there other authors that write books like my favorite author? This database includes expert reading recommendations from professional librarians, and read-alikes for every title, author, and series. It also contains resources such as book discussion guides, thematic book lists and reading and book-oriented articles.


Freegal Music

Audience: General

Freegal offers free music downloads of the Sony music catalogue to your PC, CD, or mobile device. Freegal allows 3 music downloads/songs per week. The collection covers all genres and is always expanding with new titles from your favorite artists. Check out our website weekly for new titles or to complete your album.



Audience: General

Hear, repeat, write with a fluency calculator. Easy to learn, combining proven theories of learning, DuoLingo has developed an effective way for you to speak and understand languages, and retain it forever. Great for travelers. Over a dozen languages are included eg. Spanish, French, ItalianGerman, Portugese, Russian, Polish, Turkish, Ukranian, Swedish, Welsh and more.


Rosetta Stone


Most popular language learning provided by the State of New Jersey through EBSCO. Best used at home or office with your personal headphones and microphone.



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Contemporary Authors

Audience: student; High School to Graduate

Contemporary Authors helps researchers discover biographical details on approximately 116,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. The most-studied literary figures of the early 20th century, and authors from around the world are featured in this award-winning reference resource.


Literary Reference Center
Audience: student; High School to Graduate
“Literary Reference Center is a full text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books and literary journals, as well as original content from EBSCO publishing. . . . more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews,[and] nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism.”

Master Plots

Audience: student/instructor; High School to Graduate
Master Plots provides summaries and critiques of notable works of literature from classics to current important works. Master Plots is an excellent starting point for critical thinking and literary research.


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New Jersey State News
Audience: General
Search local and state issues and events, business, education, government, health, politics, sports and more from the Gloucester County Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, the Plain Dealer, & the Press of Atlantic City. Also includes Special Reports and Current Events for national and international content and student research and homework assignments.


Courier Post Newspaper
Audience: General
01/01/1999 - Current
The Courier Post website is a local and national news and entertainment outlet. The Courier Post also features information about shopping discounts, obituaries, job postings, and other classifieds. Use the account name MONROELIBR and the password "welcome" to access.

Audience: General is one of the world’s premier information providers. It offers Web-based access to comprehensive resources for research. This media outlet provides “access to current and archived content from more than 2,000 newspaper titles, newswires, transcripts, business journals, periodicals, government documents, and tens of millions articles, obituaries, announcements, etc.

    Newspapers included:
  • Gloucester County Times: 12/22/2004 - Current
  • Philadelphia Inquirer: 01/01/1981 - Current
  • Plain Dealer: 4/12/2000 - 1/22/2009
  • The Press of Atlantic City: 01/01/1988 - Current

Newspaper Source Plus
Audience: Student/Instructor; High School to Graduate
Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 1,000 full text newspapers, providing more than 38 million full text articles. The database also features nearly 913,000 television and radio news transcripts.


Audience: student/general; college to graduate
TOPICSearch contains full text for over 151,000 articles from nearly 470 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets and government information.

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Science Reference Center
Audience: Students
Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.


Audience: General/ Student; Undergraduate to Graduate
GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. It’s a collection of scholarly government and general-interest titles include content on environmental effects of individuals, corporations, and local/national governments.


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Geolocation Databases

Audience: Students
Educational Reference Information Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text topics, reference books, periodicals and other sources.


Explora Educator?s Edition
Audience: Teachers, Educators and Parents
Provides resources for grade school student, lesson plan ideas and teacher resource finders.


Explora Primary Schools
Audience: Audience: Primary School to grade 8
Provides resources for the primary school student and resource reference materials.


Explora Secondary Schools
Audience: Audience: High School
Provides resources for the high school student and resource reference materials.


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    Health Guides include:
  • Library Guide - Atlantic City
  • Library Guide - Gloucester County
  •  Affordable Health Care Act - Full text
  • Government - US Dept of Health & Human Services
  • For Seniors - AARP Health Law Summary
  • Family Guide - Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Business Guide - For Small Businesses


Affordable Health Care Act Guides

Affordable Healthcare Guide (ACFPL).
Audience: General
An Affordable Health Care Guide with links and basic information courtesty of the Atlantic City Free Public Library.


Gloucester County Health Care Guide
Audience: General
An Affordable Healthcare overview prepared by the Gloucester County Library System with links to the law, and FAQ's in English and Spanish.


Affordable Healthcare Law
Audience: General
Certified full text versions of the the Affordable Healthcare Act and full text of the Reconciliation Act.


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services fact sheet
Audience: General
Quick reference and Fact Sheets from the U.S. Departmentment of Health and Human Services.


AARP Health Law Fact Sheets
Audience: General
Educational fact sheets from AARP's department of Education & Outreach. Many of these resources are also available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Tagalog.


Kaiser Family Foundation
Audience: General
Fact Sheet plus subsidy Calculator


Small Business Health Options Program
Audience: General
The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) is a new program that simplifies the process of buying health insurance for your small business.


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