Library Resources

OPALS – A cooperatively developed, Web-based, open source program providing Internet access to information databases and library collections.

Please contact your Media Specialist to get usernames and passwords for databases, or if you need assistance using any of the following resources.


Gale in Context – Is a current, authoritative, media-rich informational student database that offers nonfiction materials in all digital formats. Users can read or watch to get the facts with articles, videos, charts, images and infographics. The content within these collections is designed to support visual and auditory learning in addition to national and state curriculum standards.


ABC – CLIO eBooks Collection– The present collection consists of 13 reference eBooks covering the general subject areas of Film and TV, Popular Culture and Business

Cavendish Square Digital
– Cavendish Square Digital databases provide students with rich, comprehensive curriculum-related content on topics from the sciences and social studies to humanities and geography. Articles are citable and highly engaging with photos, charts, diagrams, and timelines to enhance and extend learning. Users are invited to explore databases through visual browsing and text and media search.

Driver Education– free driver education program

EBSCOhost Web – contains 40 different databases, each with a different research focus and with access to full-text articles, synopses, and images: there are 10 on the homepage and 18 inside EBSCOhost Web.

EPoint Plus – With over 3,500 eBooks to choose from, epointbooks provides powerful search and access for your reading and research.

Facts On File Online – is a core-curricular database, covering all subject areas determined by experts to be essential to high school curricula nationwide.

Forensic Science, 2nd Edition – Forensic Science online database is a three-volume reference work that addresses the growing academic and public interest in the application of the sciences to criminal investigation.

Google Scholar – on the world wide web, links to the world of scholarly research and “across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.” (Google Scholar).

JerseyClicks – “is New Jersey’s statewide portal for searching full-text databases cover[ing] health, history, business, education, science, current events, literature, and popular fiction.” JerseyClicks is offered free by the NJ State Library through funding under the Library Services and Technology Act (JC). This resource is available on the internet 24/7/365; however, access to it from outside our District network requires a local, public library card number.

Lerner Books – “Since 1959 Lerner Publishing Group has published exceptional, award-winning books” (Lerner Publishing). The general subjects covered in the present digital collection are: Popular Culture, Science, Nature, and How It Works.

RefSeek – is a search engine for students and researchers making easily accessible academic information in over one billion documents, including web pages, books, encyclopedias, journals, and newspapers. refSeek’s offers comprehensive subject coverage without the information overload.

Solving Crimes with Science eBook collection – Weaving science procedures with true crime-cases, eBook collection is a non-fiction resource for science as well as CTE contents of Law & Public Safety and Security, and Information Technology.

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