Click on any link below to explore databases by subject offered through the New Jersey State Library, the Morris County Library, and through the Morris County Automated Information Network (M.A.I.N.). Databases can be accessed by using your library card and some may require you to create an account using an email address, if you have any questions please call the library at 973-402-0900. Interested researchers may also visit the Morris County Library website or call 973-285-6930 to learn how to access additional resources provided by the County Library. You may also visit the New Jersey State Library's Jersey Clicks page which features additional information on state-wide resources.

Business & Entrepreneurship

Databases for entrepreneurs, business owners, and market data research:
  • Business Source EliteFeatures 10,000+ full text publications dating back to 1985. 
  • Gale Business: Plan Builder. An online planning tool for starting, managing, and optimizing a business or nonprofit.
  • Mergent Online. US and international public company data and reports. All SEC (EDGAR) filings are included.
  • Data Axle (formerly ReferenceUSA). Features detailed and current information on US/Canadian business, consumers, residents and US health providers. (*Note: requires access to geolocation data, click here for more information.)
  • Regional Business News. Updated daily and features coverage from 75 business journals and newspapers from metropolitan and rural areas across the US. 
  • Small Business Reference Center.comprehensive resource for small business owners and those interested in starting a business, offering full-text periodicals and reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos and reference books.

Careers & Jobs

Databases for jobseekers:
  • Job & Career Accelerator. Learn about various careers, view job postings, and access resources on resume, cover letter, and interview help. 
  • Ferguson's Career Guidance Center.  Learn about 3,000+ careers in 90 industries and their required skills. Contact the Morris County Library (973-285-6930) for information on how to access this resource.  

For Students

Databases & resources for K-12 students:

For Teachers

Databases & resources for teachers:


Databases for genealogy research:


Databases for general research:


Database for health research & information: 
  • Health Reference Center. Includes educational videos, illustrations, and information on a wide range of health topics.

History & Geography

Databases on history & geography:

Legal Information


Literature & Reading

Databases on literature and resources for reading: 
  • Blooms Literature. Information about authors, works of literature, and literary characters.
  • Contemporary Authors. Features author biographies and criticisms of contemporary authors. 
  • Gale Literary Index. An index of 130,000+ authors and their variant names or pseudonyms and 140,000+ titles.
  • Literary Reference Center. Features information on thousands of authors and their works. 
  • Novelist. A resource to help adults find the next novel they would like to read.  
  • Novelist K-8. A resource for integrating books into a curriculum & helping young readers finding the next book to read.


Databases for scientific research: