Databases for Teens

Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier

The world's largest scholarly, multidiscipline database with critical research designed specifically for academic institutions. Contains unmatched, full-text coverage in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, computer sciences, medical sciences, social sciences, psychology, and humanities.
African-American History Online

African-American History Online

Provides expansive and in-depth information on the people, events, and topics important to the study of African-American history.
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American History Online

American History Online

Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting the important people and events of the American experience.
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American Indian History Online

American Indian History Online

Offers thorough access to more than 15,000 years of Native American culture, history, and heritage.
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American Women's History Online

American Women's History Online

Covers the important people, events, legislation, and issues relevant to the study of women's history in the United States.
From Facts on File
Ancient and Medieval History Online

Ancient and Medieval History Online

Explores the pre-modern world with in-depth focus on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
From Facts on File
Bloom's Literary Reference Online

Bloom's Literary Reference Online

Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.
From Facts on File
Curriculum Resource Center

Curriculum Resource Center

Provides a library of printable teacher-handout material for the middle school, high school, and junior college curriculum.
From Facts on File
eBooks -- Gale Virtual Reference Collection

eBooks -- Gale Virtual Reference Collection

Welcome to the library’s virtual reference collection, a place for conducting research that searches hundreds of full-scanned e-books. Watch as the computer instantly searches through books and delivers the best articles right to your desktop. Covers all topics, including history, literature, art, biography, business, science, social science, medicine, politics, and more.
eBooks on EBSCOHOST

eBooks on EBSCOHOST

Access The Library’s eContent collection for digital books on all topics. You will first need to create a free account by visiting the library’s Information Desk in person or phoning the Information Desk at 732-390-6767.
EbscoHOST MasterFILE Elite

EbscoHOST MasterFILE Elite

This is a great place to find magazine articles about business, health, history, education, general science, current events and lots more. Find colorful photographs, maps, and flags for school reports. Also contains reference books and Consumer Reports.
Facts on File

Facts on File

Find articles about history, including modern, ancient, medieval, American Indian, African-American, and women; science; careers; teacher curriculum materials, and there’s even an atlas.
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Provides detailed profiles of more than 3,300 jobs and 94 industries, invaluable advice on career skills, more than 48,000 resource entries, and much more!
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Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia

Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia

Here you will find thousands of simple-to-understand encyclopedia articles covering just about any topic imaginable.
Gale Drama for Students eBooks

Gale Drama for Students eBooks

Analysis of major plays, including an introduction, author biography, plot summary, characters, themes, style, and criticism.
Gale Literature Resource Center

Gale Literature Resource Center

Learn about the lives, works, and styles of authors, poets, essayists, journalists, and playwrights. There is also a historical timeline. Recommended 9th grade and up.
Gale Novels for Students eBooks

Gale Novels for Students eBooks

Analysis of major novels, including an introduction, author biography, plot summary, characters, themes, style, and criticism.
Gale Poetry for Students eBooks

Gale Poetry for Students eBooks

Analysis of major poems, including an introduction, author biography, poem text, poem summary, themes, style, and criticism.
Gale Shakespeare for Students eBooks

Gale Shakespeare for Students eBooks

Analysis of Shakespeare’s most-popularly-studied plays and poetry in secondary schools and undergraduate curricula, including an introduction, plot summary, characters, themes, style, and criticism.
Gale Short Stories for Students eBooks

Gale Short Stories for Students eBooks

Analysis of major short stories, including an introduction,author biography, plot summary, characters, themes, style, and criticism.
Gale Virtual Reference Collection

Gale Virtual Reference Collection

Welcome to the library’s virtual reference collection, a place for conducting research that searches hundreds of full-scanned e-books. Browse along our virtual stacks and click on the subject category that matches your subject. Watch as the computer instantly searches through books and delivers the best information right to your desktop
Health Reference Center

Health Reference Center

Provides clear and comprehensive information on conditions and diseases, health and wellness, mental health, and the human body.
From Facts on File
History Reference Center

History Reference Center

Find full-text articles, historical documents, photos or biographies from periodicals, reference books, encyclopedias, and non-fiction books.

Home News Tribune

Connect to the web version of the Home News Tribune to read today’s top headlines. The library also purchases digital access to the Home News Tribune that includes front-to-back scans of the complete newspaper dating back to 2003. This digital access is only available within the library and searching must be conducted by a librarian. Please stop by the Information Desk if you need assistance.
Issues & Controversies

Issues & Controversies

Explore both sides of controversial issues in politics, government, business, education, and popular culture. Each article lays out the pros and cons of hot topics and is written to inspire thought-provoking debates and research reports.
Issues & Controversies in American History

Issues & Controversies in American History

Builds a deeper understanding of how historical events have shaped our nation by exploring the key players and the battles they fought.
Job and Career Accelerator

Job and Career Accelerator

Combines everything you need for a successful job search in one easy-to-use site. Explore over 1,000 different occupations; match your interests and skills with the career that's best for you; search over 5 million up-to-the-minute local and national job postings; create professional resumes and cover letters; practice and master interviewing skills; and organize and track your job search progress all in one place.
Kids INFOBITS

Kids INFOBITS

Kids & Teens will find this database easy to use for school reports or just learning about your favorite topic.Explore animals, arts & entertainment, geography, health, history & social studies, inventions & technology, plants, people, science & math, sports, stories & literature and transportation. Find awesome pictures and there’s even the Merriam-Webster®’s Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags & seals and over 1,700 colorful charts and graphs.

MedlinePlus

Research health matters of interest to teens. You’ll even find drug information and a medical encyclopedia. Published by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. No library card number is required
Middle Search Plus

Middle Search Plus

Designed just for middle school kids, this database is not too easy, but not overly difficult – just right for you! Find articles on almost any topic in more than 150 great magazines
Modern World History Online

Modern World History Online

Covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history—from mid-15th century to the present.
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NoveList

NoveList

Find fiction books recommendations on your favorite topic or by your favorite author. Includes fiction for adults, teens and children.
NYTimes.com

NYTimes.com

The library now provides free access to the entire New York Times for our library card holders. Easy access from any device. Patrons just need to click on the NYTimes.com image and create an account.
  • Full NYT articles 1981 – Current day
  • Historical articles published between 1851-1922
  • Real-time market data covering 11,000 + public & private companies
  • Video, photography, interactive research tools – even virtual reality.
  • Full access to International, Chinese, and Spanish editions of the NYT
  • Custom alert feature
PARCC Assessment

PARCC Assessment

Here is a database to help students in grades 3 to 8 prepare for the PARCC Assessment . Hundreds of practice questions and diagnostic tests are available through this service. Access it using your East Brunswick Public Library card from our website anywhere you have Internet access. Students receive immediate feedback on their answers and can work at their own pace. This program adheres to the New Jersey core curriculum content standards.
Points of View

Points of View

This database is easy to read and covers both sides of controversial subjects facing society today. Find full articles to help you develop an argument, write a paper, or debate your point of view. Also includes thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications.
Primary Sources

Primary Sources

Primary sources are documents, reports, photographs, letters, drawings, and memoirs created by those who have participated in or witnessed events of the past. From primary sources we are able to touch the lives of people from the past.

Qikan Library

Chinese language database that offers 100 full-scanned magazines from mainland China You’ll find articles about literature, education, health & fitness, travel, business, computers & electronics, fashion & women, and science.
Reference USA

Reference USA

A one-stop database for targeting companies based on geography, line of business, size, and sales volume. Contains detailed information on nearly 12 million U.S. businesses with addresses, key executives, and websites. Build your own custom list of companies for mailing out resumes. Also offers information on companies that have just recently opened or are planning on opening. Data is compiled from telephone directories, annual reports, government data, trade magazines, newspapers, and phone calls by a staff of researchers.
Science Online

Science Online

Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.
From Facts on File
Student Research Center

Student Research Center

This is the perfect homework helper that makes searching a breeze. You can pinpoint your topic easily by simply clicking under the picture for the type of information you want to receive (Magazines, Biographies, Primary Source Documents, etc.) Covers a wide range of topics, including history, math, sports, science, and lots more.
The Library’s Online Catalog

The Library’s Online Catalog

Use the Library Catalog to search the library's holdings to find a great read, for information for your research, a music CD or a DVD, and more...

The World Almanac for Kids

Handouts for your projects and more...with brand New Sections!
U.S. Government Online

U.S. Government Online

Provides expansive and in-depth information about:
  • The three branches of the U.S. government
  • Elections and political parties,
  • The Consitution and the foundation of the U.S. government,
  • Citizenship and civic responsibilities

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Universal Class

Universal Class

Universal Class is over 500 Continuing Education, video-based courses for anyone interested in personal or professional growth. Over 30 subjects are taught by professional instructors with lessons, exams, assignments, and discussion boards, or you can simply enjoy a course for fun without doing any homework. Anyone from teens through seniors will find an interesting class learn, grow, and enjoy. Here is just a sampling of courses:

• Computer Training
• Personal Finance
• How to/Do It Yourself
• General Education
• Business
• Pet & Animal Care
• Career Training
• Health & Medicine
• Arts, Crafts & Hobbies
• And Much More !!!
World Geography and Culture Online

World Geography and Culture Online

Combines detailed, printable, full-color maps of countries, provinces, and states with up-to-date statistical and local information.
From Facts on File