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Databases are offered through the New Jersey State Library, the Morris County Library, and through the Morris County Automated Information Network (MAIN Library Alliance). 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, and the New Jersey State Library's Jersey Clicks page which features additional resources.

Business & Entrepreneurship

  • Business Source EliteFeatures 10,000+ full text publications dating back to 1985. 
  • Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA). Features detailed and current information on US/Canadian business, consumers, residents and US health providers. (*Note: requires access to geolocation data, go 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. A 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

  • Peterson's Test and Career Prep. 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

For Teachers


  • Biography & Genealogy Master Index (BGMI)Includes biographical dictionaries and current and retrospective reference sources that cover 13 million individuals, both living and deceased. Contact the Morris County Library (973-285-6930) for information on how to access this resource.  
  • Heritage Quest OnlineAccess to US and Canadian census records, obituaries, and more.


Legal Information

Literature & Reading

  • 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.


  • GreenFILE. Features information on the human impact on the environment and includes scholarly articles and general-interest titles as well as solutions for minimizing human impact on the environment. 
  • Science Online. Features a broad range of scientific information and 1,150 experiments sorted by grade level, type, subject, and time required.
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