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)
EBSCOhost


EBSCO MasterFILE Premier

Newspaper Source Plus

TOPICsearch - EBSCO #

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

Custom Newspapers #


Custom Newspapers #

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

Google Scholar


Google Scholar 

"... a simple way to search for scholarly literature." + Many books are not available for free access.

MagPortal


MagPortal

Full-text articles from 150 magazines and journals.



Scholarly Articles
JSTOR


JSTOR

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

 



Encyclopedias
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 #



Dictionaries
Oxford English Dictionary


Oxford English Dictionary

Miriam Webster Dictionary


Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary


Biographies
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. 


Biography
eBooks
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

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