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    BUSINESS
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    Adult Learners

    Lifelong Learners from Helpnow   (click here to learn more)
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    HelpNow's tools for adult learners include preparation for High School equivalency exams, the US Citizenship test, Microsoft Office.

    Business

    Business Source Elite   (click here to learn more)
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    This business database provides full text for over 1,000 business publications. The rich collection of titles in Business Source Elite provides information dating back to 1985. More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.
    Business Source Premier   (click here to learn more)
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    Consolidation of over twenty databases from EBSCO.
    Corfacts   (click here to learn more)
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    Corfacts is New Jersey's premier business to business information site.  Corfacts includes NJ Directory of Human Resources Executives, the NJ Directory of Small Businesses, and the NJ Business-to-Business Directory.
    Morningstar (watch a short demo on how to use this resource or click here to learn more )
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    Morningstar offers investment information and advice about mutual funds, stocks, and ETFs. Features include a screener, research reports, and portfolio creation and organization.
    Reference USA   (watch a short demo on how to use this resource or click here to learn more )
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    Reference USA is a powerful database for finding information on doctors, businesses, and residences.  The business section is a particularly useful way to find out about a business' ownership, sales volume, and number of employees. 

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    Regional Business News   (click here to learn more)
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    This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
    Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage   (click here to learn more)
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    Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage is a comprehensive source of business and investment information, offering on-line access to Standard & Poor’s independent research, data and commentary on stocks, bonds, funds, and industries.
    The Wall Street Journal   (click here to learn more)
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    The Wall Street Journal covers international and national news, with a focus on business and business personalities.  Our access to the WSJ comes from ProQuest.  You may search the NYTimes and WSJ simultaneously.  1984 to the present. 

    Careers

    Brainfuse: JobNow   (click here to learn more)
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    This resource will help you land the job you need with live people who can help edit a resume, a cover letter, offer advice, and interview practice, plus many links to resources to help you enhance your resume.
    New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator   (click here to learn more)
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    NJ career assistance offers extensive New Jersey information on over 550 occupations and 194 NJ occupational licenses, registrations and certifications.
    New Jersey Next Stop   (click here to learn more)
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    This a state site sponsored by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, State Employment and Training Commission, to help NJ teens, parents, and counselors learn more about career interests, career options, and the world of work. 

    College

    Brainfuse: Help Now

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    Brainfuse: HelpNow offers live tutoring on every subject, editing assistance, and other learning duels to help children master topics and excel in school.
    College Catalogs (CollegeSource Online)   (click here to learn more)

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    Over 34,300 college catalogs in full cover-to-cover, original page format with 2-year, 4-year, graduate, professional and international schools.

    Encyclopedias

    Encyclopedia Americana (now Scholastic Go!)   (click here to learn more)
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    Blends the depth and accuracy of the print edition with the currency expected of an online reference work. Its 45,000 articles and 25 million words, contributed by 6,500 specialists are updated quarterly
    Encyclopedia Britannica   (click here to learn more)
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    Encyclopedia Britannica Online Academic Edition brings together the world-renowned content of the encyclopedia, with the speed and convenience of the Internet.
    Encyclopedia Judaica   (click here to learn more)
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    Provides an exhaustive overview of Jewish cultural and religious life from the Second Temple period until the present.  The Second Edition of this classic tome is invaluable for scholars, students, and general readers alike.
    Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia   (click here to learn more)
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    Offered by EBSCO, this encyclopedia provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries on a tremendous variety of subject areas.
    Grolier Multi-Media (now Scholastic Go!)   (click here to learn more)
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    Based on the Academic American Encyclopedia, it has 38,000 articles, 11 million words which are expanded by authoritative links to other sources of information on the web
    New Book of Knowledge (now Scholastic Go!)   (click here to learn more)
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    The leading source of accurate, accessible and fun-to-read information written especially for children.
    New Book of Popular Science (now Scholastic Go!)   (click here to learn more)
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    Grolier's New Book of Popular Science is a multifaceted science and technology resource for middle and high school students.

    Espanol

    Referencia Latina   (click here to learn more)
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    Referencia Latina, a comprehensive Spanish-language database, offers content from a variety of sources including 49,000 encyclopedia entries.

    Genealogy

    Ancestry Library (available in library only)   (watch a short demo on how to use this resource or click here to learn more )
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    Family history is one of the most popular pursuits in the United States. Ancestry.com is the world's largest online family history resource.
    HeritageQuest   (click here to learn more)
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    (Sponsored by the Genealogical Society of the West Fields.) HeritageQuest Online is an essential collection of unique material for both genealogical hobbyists and professionals, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s. 

    General

    Academic Search Premier   (click here to learn more)
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    Academic Search Premier is one of the best databases for high school and college research papers.  This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,500 journals, of which more than 3,700 are peer-reviewed. PDF backfiles to 1975 or farther are available for well over one hundred journals. 
    American Doctoral Dissertations   (click here to learn more)
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    Doctoral disserations from hundreds of institutions.
    EBSCO (Research) DATABASES   (click here to learn more)
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    Consolidation of over twenty databases from EBSCO.
    Grolier Multi-Media   (click here to learn more)
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    GBased on the Academic American Encyclopedia, it has 38,000 articles, 11 million words which are expanded by authoritative links to other sources of information on the web.
    Jersey Clicks   (click here to learn more)
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    JerseyClicks searches the full text of thousands of magazines, newspapers, reference books and biographies as well as indexed images including photographs, maps and flags - all from authorative databases so you know the information provided is as accurate.  Use Jersey Clicks to access Reference USA, one of our most useful business databases.
    Points of View Reference Center   (click here to learn more)
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    This site from EBSCO is intended for people who have to research a contentious issue. If you are going to be writing a persuasive speech or participating in a debate this database would be an excellent resource for you.
    Gale Power Search   (click here to learn more)
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    Gale's PowerSearch is a tool to let you search multiple databases at once and customize your search experience. Other Gale databases are subject specific, but this one casts a wide net in its effort to find information for you, all while still giving you the ability to customize your results by general interest, full-text, and peer-reviewed.

    Geography

    Lands and Peoples (now Scholastic Go!)   (click here to learn more)
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    The leading encyclopedia of countries, cultures and current events that is geared to students. Each article is links to its own Facts and Figures. The site also has an electronic, interactive atlas.
    World Geography and Culture (Facts on File) (click here to learn more)
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    The Facts on File World Geography and Culture allows one to access a wealth of geographic information, from statistical tables of comparative information, to maps, to articles. Topics are American and international. 

    Health

    Health Reference Center   (click here to learn more)
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    Easy to navigate - provides information on research, medical terms and treatments, and nutrition and wellness.  This database features educational videos, searchable color illustrations, health news articles, a BMI calculator, a food pyramid, and a list of various hotlines.  ***

    Health Source: : Nursing/Academic Edition (click here to learn more)
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    This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
    HealthyNJ.com   (click here to learn more)
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    Consumer health information for healthy living in New Jersey from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  English/Spanish.
    PubMed   (click here to learn more)
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    Access to Medline, the National Library of Medicine's database of bibliographic citations and abstracts for the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care systems and preclinical sciences.

    History

    African American History Online   (click here to learn more)
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    Facts on File's African-American History Online is a comprehensive database on African-American history from the slave trade to the Civil Rights movement to the present day. Thousands of extensively hyperlinked and informative entries include topical entries, biographies, primary source documents, images, timelines, and maps and charts. 
    American Indian History Online   (click here to learn more)
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    Facts on File’s American Indian History Online is an authoritative database that provides in-depth coverage of more than 5,000 years of culture, legends, and leaders. Hundreds of Indians groups are covered in hyperlinked entries, including topical entries, primary sources, biographies, maps, images, and timelines. The content is searchable by tribe and culture area.
    American Women's History Online   (click here to learn more)
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    Facts on File’s American Women's History Online offers thousands of extensively hyperlinked entries—biographies, topical entries, maps, timelines, tables and charts, primary sources, and images—that are essential to understanding the experiences of women throughout U.S. history. **
    American History Online, Facts on File   (click here to learn more)
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    Facts on File’s American History Online is a comprehensive reference of the most important individuals, events, and topics in U.S. history. The thousands of entries—topical entries, biographies, maps, timeline entries, primary source documents, and images—are hyperlinked and allow users a path to related entries. Extensive overview essays provide detail on each time period.
    Ancient and Medieval History Online   (click here to learn more)
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    Facts on File’s Ancient and Medieval History Online focuses on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Asia, Ancient and Medieval History Online gives a balanced, global view of the world in ancient and medieval times. Thousands of entries on events, people, and primary source documents are hyperlinked and allow users a comprehensive and comparative view of the pre-modern world.
    European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750   (click here to learn more)
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    This bibliographic database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. This authoritative bibliography is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750
    Inventors and Inventions   (click here to learn more)
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    This database is based on Salem History's "Great Lives from History." Use it to find information on inventors and their inventions.
    Modern World History Online   (click here to learn more)
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    Facts on File’s Modern World History Online covers the important people and events of world history from the age of exploration in the mid-15th century today. Topical entries, biographies, maps, primary source documents, and timeline entries provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, and events that have defined world history.

    Languages

    Rosetta Stone (Must have a Library card to access)   (watch a short demo on how to use this resource or click here to learn more )
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    Rosetta Stone is a leading language-acquisition program. Our library-specific program provides access to dozens of language courses to help you brush up on a language or learn something completely new!

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    Law and Government

    Legal Information Reference Center   (click here to learn more)
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    Legal Information Reference Center legal articles, brought to you by EBSCO.

    Literature

    Bloom's Literary Reference Center   (click here to learn more)
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    Bloom’s Literary Reference, from Facts on File, offers articles on authors and books from antiquity to the present.
    Contemporary Literary Criticism - Select   (click here to learn more)
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    Contemporary Literary Criticism is an extensive collection of critical essays on contemporary authors. Each CLC--Select entry contains a biographical/critical introduction, listing of principal works and sources for further study.
    EBSCO eBooks   (click here to learn more)
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    Formerly NetLibrary, this contains full-text eBooks, electronic journals, a variety of online reference databases, and eAudiobooks and Recorded Books.  Note: Please click the link to "eBook Collection" at the bottom of the page.
    Literature Resource Center   (click here to learn more)
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    Accessed through Gale, Literature Resource Center offers full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews on over 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
    Literary Reference Center   (click here to learn more)
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    EBSCO's LRC is a comprehensive literary reference database, which provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to today. LRC combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else.
    LitFinder   (click here to learn more)
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    Gale's LitFinder has 100,000+ full-text poems including over 10,000 copyrighted poems, 800,000 poem citations and excerpts, thousands of full-text short stories, and full-text essays, speeches and plays.
    Novelist   (watch a short demo on how to use this resource or click here to learn more )
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    NoveList is an on-line readers' advisory tool that helps you find new books based on books you have already read or topics that interest you.
    Online Book Club   (click here to learn more)
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    The Online Book Club consists of a number of book clubs each dedicated to a specific genre: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Business, Romance, Teen, and Audio.  If you sign up for one or more of the book clubs every day you will receive a few pages of a book. During a week you can read 2-3 chapters and decide if you want to check the book out of the library. Every Monday the OBC starts a new book.

    Local History Archive

    Westfield History Archive   (click here to learn more)
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    The Westfield History Archive consists of full-text, easily searchable versions of the Westfield Leader, the Union County Standard, the Westfield Record Press, the Weather Vane, Westfield High School's school yearbook, and oral history projects.

    Magazines

    America's News Magazines   (click here to learn more)
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    This database offers access to nearly 30 diverse American magazines.
    Flipster   (click here to learn more)
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    This database, which requires an app, offers access to dozens of best-selling magazines.
    MasterFile Premier   (click here to learn more)
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    Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,950 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975.

    Music Art

    Hoopla   (watch a short demo on how to use this resource or click here to learn more )
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    Hoopla gives you access to thousands of pieces of music for you to enjoy!

    Newspapers

    EBSCO Newspaper Source Plus   (click here to learn more)
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    Newspaper Source provides selected full text for nearly 30 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text television radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers.
    New York Times Current   (click here to learn more)
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    The NYT Current has articles from the New York Times from 1980 until the present.  Articles are in HTML form, so you will not be seeing the articles as they originally appeared in the printed newspaper. 
    New York Times Historical   (click here to learn more)
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    The NYT Historical has articles from the inception of the New York Times in the 1850s all the way to 2003.  The database is full-text searchable and articles have been scanned to easily readable PDFs.
    The Star Ledger   (click here to learn more)
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    New Jersey's leading newspaper.
    The Wall Street Journal   (click here to learn more)
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    The Wall Street Journal covers international and national news, with a focus on business and business personalities.  Our access to the WSJ comes from ProQuest.  You may search the NYTimes and WSJ simultaneously.  1984 to the present.

    Science

    GreenFILE   (click here to learn more)
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    GreenFILE is a database of books, journals, essays, and magazines covering consumer health, ecology, general science, and nature.
    Science Online   (click here to learn more)
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    Research topics in biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, environmental science, forensic science, math, physics, astronomy, and weather and climate.  There are diagrams, experiments, biographies, timelines, videos, animations and news articles.

    Teaching

    Curriculum Resource Center   (click here to learn more)
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    This Facts on File database claims to be the premier source for lesson plans and printable handouts on the web. 
    Curriculum Resource Center Junior Edition   (click here to learn more)
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    This Facts on File database has lesson plans and activities for elementary students.
    ERIC   (click here to learn more)
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    Eric, the Educational Resource Information Center, contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.

    Young Student

    BookFlix   (click here to learn more)
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    BookFlix is a database from Scholastic that provides easy-to-follow videos on popular books in order to help children follow the books' plots.
    Brainfuse: HelpNow   (click here to learn more)
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    Brainfuse: HelpNow offers live tutoring on every subject, editing assistance, and other learning duels to help children master topics and excel in school.
    Elementary School Magazines (Primary Search)   (click here to learn more)
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    Also called Primary Search, Elementary School Magazines provides full text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary schoolers. Each full text article is assigned a reading level indicator (a Lexile) to allow researchers to hone in on the most age-appropriate material.

    Explora Educator's Edition   (click here to learn more)
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    Find more than 2100 full text scholarly journals and over 1,700 peer-reviewed, full-text journals. Collection provides focus on education by provide full text for over 500 high-quality education journals. Explora provides access to lesson plans, students tools, curriculum standards and links to sites valuable for teachers
    Explora Primary Schools   (click here to learn more)
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    This interface is designed specifically for elementary school students according to their needs and search abilities. This interface is graphically rich and provides access to age-appropriate materials. Now includes topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research and 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press.
    Great Websites for Kids   (click here to learn more)
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    Great Websites for Kids is a compendium of high-quality websites for parents, caregivers, teachers, and others, sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children.
    NoveList K-8   (click here to learn more)
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    This interface is designed specifically for elementary school students according to their needs and search abilities. This interface is graphically rich and provides access to age-appropriate materials. Now includes topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research and 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press.
    PebbleGo Biographies   (click here to learn more)
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    Pebble Go is a colorful biography database for kids!
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    This EBSCO database offers information on every subject, but it tailored to the needs of high school students.


    If you encounter a problem accessing one of our databases, please contact Jeffrey Bennett at jbennett@wmlnj.org.