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Online Databases

As a service to the patrons of the Union Public Library, the following online databases can be accessed at no cost at the Main Library. Those that are marked with a can also be accessed remotely by entering your 14 digit Union Public Library card number. (To use the remote databases, click on the to the database you have selected. When prompted for your card number enter it without any spaces.)


Jersey Clicks Available from all library locations and from

JerseyClicks is a portal for searching the full-text databases subsidized by the NJ State Library.   You can search 15 databases simultaneously.  [Note: ReferenceUSA searches cannot be combined with any other search.]

Funded by the New Jersey State Library, Library Services & Technology ACT (LSTA) and Regional Library Cooperatives.


New York Times (1851-2003) (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
Available from all library locations and from home

This database offers full-text and full-image articles for The New York Times, 1851-2003. The collection consists of digital reproductions of every page from every issue--cover to cover--in downloadable PDF® files and includes news, illustrations, editorial matter, and advertising.  Provided by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders to all library users in Union County

Academic Search Premier    Available from all library locations and from

“By far the world’s most valuable and most numerous collection of active full text peer-reviewed journals, Academic Search Premier contains indexing for 8,183 publications, with full text for more than 4,650 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. Academic Search Premier contains unmatched full text coverage in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, etc.”  Statewide access is made possible by the New Jersey Knowledge Initiative

Business Source Premier  *Available from all library locations and from

“Business Source® Premier… contains more than 2,340 full text magazines and journals covering every area of business. The database includes full text sources ranging from general periodicals …to trade publicationsto top management journals…. Additional sources include over 1,400 country economic reports from the EIU, Global Insight, ICON Group, CountryWatch, etc; 10,000 substantial company profiles, 3,921 industry reports; and 528 market research reports. Business Source Premier contains expanded PDF backfiles for nearly 250 titles (back to 1965 or the      first issue published for that journal).”  Statewide access is made possible by the New Jersey Knowledge Initiative.

Ebsco MasterFILE™ Premier  Available from all library locations and from

Business Source Elite; Health Source: Consumer Edition; Newspaper Source; TOPICsearch; ERIC; MAS Online; Middle Search Plus & Primary Search

MasterFILE Premier™ indexes over 2510 periodicals. In addition it provides full text coverage for over 1,900 periodicals, 160 reference books, 88,000 biographies, 60,000 primary source documents and an Image Collection of 91,000 photos, maps and flags. It also includes newspaper, business, health and children's databases.
Jointly funded by the NJ Regional Library Cooperatives & the NJ State Library.

Custom Newspapers  Available from all library locations and from home

Online access to full-text articles from the following newspapers are provided: Bergen Record (Jan/96 to current), Newark Star-Ledger (Feb/01 to current), New York Times (365 rolling file), Times of London* (Jan/97 to current), Los Angeles Times (Jan/96 to current). (*Does not include Sunday Times of London.)
 Access to Custom Newspapers is supported by the New Jersey State Library.

Informe (Revistas in Espanol)  Available from all library locations and from

Informe is the Spanish language version of the popular Infotrac Database. Informe contains references to over 63,000 articles, many of which are available in full text.
Access to Informe® is supported by the New Jersey State Library.

NJULS (New Jersey Union List of Serials) Available from all library locations and from

Find out which New Jersey libraries own a particular magazine, newspaper or serial. (Note: Holdings of Rutgers and Princeton Universities are not included in the NJULS. Please check their catalogs for this information.)
Funded by the New Jersey State Library with the New Jersey Library Network. Funds also supported by VALE and Rutgers University Libraries.

Social Studies

Facts on File  Available from all library locations and from

Facts on File covers a wide range of subjects such as American history, science, multicultural studies, women's studies, geography, and careers. It includes Forms on File, Curriculum Resource Center, and Career Guidance On-Line. (Grades 4-12)
 Access provided through the FY 2003 Virtual Library Funding from the NJ Legislature.

CountryWatch    Available from all library locations and from .

CountryWatch provides up-to-date information and news on the countries of the world.  It presents a key set of political, economic, and business information, daily news and data in the form of Country ReviewsTM, the Country WireTM and CountryWatch Data, Map Gallery & CountryWatch@School.
Access provided to the INFOLINK Region through a regional license

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center *   
Available from all library locations and from

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is a library of current event topics — the facts as well as the arguments of each topic’s proponents and detractors.  OVRC also provides access to selections from the Information Plus reference