Online Resources

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Business Source Premier

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.

Corfacts Online

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 offers investment information and advice about mutual funds, stocks, and ETFs. Features include a screener, research reports, and portfolio creation and organization.

Reference USA (Available through JerseyClicks)

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. This page will take you to a site called JerseyClicks. From there please click on Reference USA.

Regional Business News

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.

Small Business Reference Center

This database offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

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

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.


Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Ferguson's Career Guidance is a multifaceted resource for those considering a new career. By industry, Ferguson’s offers occupational outlook, credentials, and salaries. Ferguson's gives advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and self-assessments.

Gale Career Transitions

The Gale Career Transitions page offers you a free, Step-by-Step approach to choosing a career, finding a job, and more. Create a focused profile based on your interests, education, and preferences.

Job and Career Accelerator

With this new resource New Jerseyans can search over five million up-to-the-minute local and national job postings, create professional resumes and cover letters, practice and master interviewing skills, and finally, conveniently organize and track your job-search progress all in one place.

New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator

offers extensive New Jersey information on over 550 occupations and 194 NJ occupational licenses, registrations and certifications.

New Jersey Next Stop

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 Catalogs (CollegeSource Online)

34,309 college catalogs in full cover-to-cover, original page format with 2-year, 4-year, graduate, professional and international schools.


Encyclopedia Americana

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

Encyclopædia Britannica Online Academic Edition brings together the world-renowned content of the encyclopedia, with the speed and convenience of the Internet.

Encyclopedia Judaica

Provides and 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

Offered by EBSCO, this encyclopedia provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries on a tremendous variety of subject areas.

Grolier Multi-Media

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

The leading source of accurate, accessible and fun-to-read information written especially for children.

New Book of Popular Science

Grolier's New Book of Popular Science is a multifaceted science and technology resource for middle and high school students.


Referencia Latina

Referencia Latina, a comprehensive Spanish-language database, offers content from a variety of sources including 49,000 encyclopedia entries.


Ancestry Library (available in library only)

Family history is one of the most popular pursuits in the United States. is the world's largest online family history resource.

HeritageQuest (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.


Academic Search Premier

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.

Jersey Clicks

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

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

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.


Lands and Peoples

From Grolier, this is 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

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 Reference Center

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

This resource provides over 500 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry and many more.

Consumer health information for healthy living in New Jersey from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. English/Spanish.


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.


African American History Online

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

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

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.

"This database is now a part of American History Online"

American History Online

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. This database includes American Women's History and U.S. Government .

Ancient and Medieval History

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.

Inventors and Inventions

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

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.

Oxford African-American Studies Center

The Oxford African American Studies Center combines the authority of carefully edited reference works with sophisticated technology to create the most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African American history and culture.


Rocket Languages

Use Rocket Languages' audio course to learn a language on your own terms on your own time with Rocket Languages!


Legal Information Reference Center

Providing exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis.


Bloom's Literary Reference Center

Bloom’s Literary Reference, from Facts on File, offers articles on authors and books from antiquity to the present.

Contemporary Literary Criticism - Select

Contemporary Literary Criticism--Select 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

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

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

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. CREATE LINK


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.

Online Book Club

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.


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.

Local History Archive

Westfield History Archive

The Westfield History Archive consists of full-text, easily searchable versions of the Westfield Leader, the Union County Standard, the Westfield Record Press, and now the Weather Vane, Westfield High School's school yearbook.


America's News Magazines

This database offers access to thirty diverse American magazines.

MasterFile Premier

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.


Zinio offers access to thirty-eight current and popular magazines in their original formats - text, illustrations, captions, graphs and all.


Music and Art

Oxford Art Online

Formerly the Grove Art Encyclopedia, this is a resournce on every aspect of the visual arts from prehistory to the present day. Over 45,000 articles on fine arts, decorative arts, and architecture.


EBSCO Newspaper Source

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

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. Our access to the NYTimes comes from ProQuest. You may search the NYTimes and WSJ simultaneously.

New York Times Historical

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 Westfield Record Press, also known as the Westfield Record, was a weekly newspaper covering local Westfield and Union County issues from 1990 to 2007.

The Star Ledger

New Jersey's leading newspaper. NewsBank's access to the Star-Ledger goes from January 1st, 1990 to the present.

Union County Standard

The Union County Standard was published from 1891-1915 and covered Westfield and the whole County of Union.

The Wall Street Journal

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.

Westfield Leader

The Westfield Leader is Westfield's local newspaper. We have coverage from 1907 to 2008.



GreenFILE is a database of books, journals, essays, and magazines covering consumer health, ecology, general science, and nature.

Science Online

This Facts on File databases offers 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 and Education

Curriculum Resource Center

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

This Facts on File database has lesson plans and activities for elementary students.


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

Elementary School Magazines

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.

Great Websites for Kids

Great Websites for Kids is a compilation of exemplary websites geared to children from birth to age 14. Suggested sites are evaluated by the Great Websites for Kids Committee using established selection criteria. The committee is made up of members of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.


KidsSearch is an EBSCO database designed for elementary and middle school school students. Subjects covered are everything, from science to social studies to sports to current events.

Middle School Magazines

Middle Search Plus provides full text for nearly 140 popular magazines for middle and jr. high school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).


Searchasaurus has resources on virtually every topic, from children's literature to science to foreign cultures. Articles are from encyclopedias and periodicals. Searchasaurus offers a very child-friendly method of finding articles through illustrated topic categories.

Student Research Center

This EBSCO database offers information on every subject, but it tailored to the needs of high school students.

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Saturday 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: Closed for the Summer.