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"A Wealth of Information at your Fingertips"

Everyone knows that the Edison Public Library offers books to its patrons for free, but did you know that the library also subscribes to electronic databases? Join us to learn more about the electronic databases we have to offer, including what they contain and how to access them to satisfy your information needs. If you are interested in attending these presentations, you can either sign up online by clicking on EVENTS and looking for the specific date or by calling the library at 732-287-2298 to speak to a librarian

Featured Database:

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Do you have an assignment coming up and need some sources to cite in your paper? Are you unable to visit the library and not sure what to do? If this has happened to you, the Edison Public Library is subscribed to an electronic database that will solve your information needs. Gale Virtual Reference Library is your single source of eReference aimed at the needs of students, researchers, professionals, and general readers within a wide array of subject areas. Edison Library cardholders will have access to this resource at the library or remotely from home 24/7. Gale Virtual Reference Library allows the library to create its own virtual reference collection out of all resources they offer. Currently, Edison Public Library cardholders will have access to these virtual reference resources through the Gale Virtual Reference Library database:

  • Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film
  • Encyclopedia of World Biography
  • CaseBase: Case Studies in Global Business
  • Encyclopedia of Education
  • Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans
  • Alternative Energy
  • American Decades
  • History Behind the Headlines
  • New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
  • American Law Yearbook
  • Novels for Students
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine
  • UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations
  • Encyclopedia of Religion

Featured Database:
ProQuest: New York Times Historical Database

Are you looking for a New York Times article you may have missed last week? Perhaps you are a student looking for newspaper articles from the 1920's? Maybe you are just curious to see what the news looked like in the 1800's? If you happened to have any of these questions, the Edison Public Library has the database for you. The Edison Public Library is subscribed to the database ProQuest New York Times which is free for all Edison library cardholders. ProQuest New York Times is the definitive newspaper digital archive offering full-text and full-image articles of the newspapers as far back as 1851 to present time. ProQuest New York Times consists of two databases: New York Times (1980- current) and the ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-2012). These two databases will give easy access to users to search over 20 different article types including: news, editorials, letters to the editor, obituaries, birth and marriage announcements, stock photos, advertisements, and more. For more questions about this database, please call the library and ask to speak to a reference librarian today!