Current Issues and General Topics Research

[ Current Issues Databases ]
[ Periodicals (Magazines & Newspapers) ]
[ Scholarly Article Databases ]
[ Encyclopedias ]
[ Dictionaries ]
[ Biographies ]
[ Power Searches & eBooks ]

Current Issues Databases
Issues: Understanding Controversies

Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society

Articles "with authoritative historical context, expert perspectives, and carefully selected primary and secondary sources ..." on controversial topics.+ 

Issues and Controversies

Issues & Controversies

Articles on ". . . more than 70 controversial topics . . . includ[ing] interviews with experts, statistics, editorial cartoons, primary documents, etc. . . ."+ 

Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints

"Pro" and "Con" documents vital for researching controversial topics. Arranged by type, such as viewpoint essays and newspaper articles.

Points of View

Points of View - EBSCO #

Articles on "hundreds of topics, each with an overview, point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). "+ 

             Periodicals (Magazines & Newspapers)

EBSCO MasterFILE Premier

Newspaper Source Plus

TOPICsearch - EBSCO #

. . . indexes, abstracts, and full-text articles from more than 2,000 magazines, journals and newspapers.

 New York Times
The New York Times Replica Edition

Ask in the LMC for the username and password.

Custom Newspapers #

Custom Newspapers #

Newspapers, including The Bergen Record from 1987 to yesterday, plus national and international newspapers. 



Full-text articles from 150 magazines and journals.

Scholarly Articles


Articles from journals, primary sources, and books. Each user sets an account for access. Visit the Library Media Center for details. 

Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier


Encyclopedia Britannica - High School   

Encyclopedia Britannica - High School

General encyclopedias provide overviews on all topics. 

Funk and Wagnall's Encyclopedia

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia - EBSCO #

Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary

Miriam Webster Dictionary

Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary

Biography Reference Bank

Biography Reference Bank - EBSCO #

Biography in Context 

Biography in Context - Gale-Cengage

" . . . nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography."+

Go to the BCCLS Website with your username and PIN to access this database. 

Encyclopedia of World Biography

Encyclopedia of World Biography

Notable people from every part of the world and all time periods who have made significant contributions to history.+

Power Searches
& eBooks
Gale Power Search

Power Search - Gale

Search through all of the Gale Cengage databases and eBooks simultaneously.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Virtual Reference Library - Gale 

This virtual collection contains hundreds of reference titles on all subjects. 

Jersey Clicks 

Jersey Clicks #

Search 15 full-text databases simultaneously, covering history, business, education, science, current events, literature, and popular fiction.

+ = Annotations provided by the publishers

# = Databases provided by the New Jersey State Library