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newsbankamericasnewsmagazines Find information on topics of current interest including business, education, the environment, history, homeschooling, science & technology. Features Newsweek, Popular Science, Field & Stream, Mother Earth News, Science Illustrated, Smithsonian & more for homework help & research assignments.
americasnewspapers  Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.
business-source-elite Ideal if you are seeking information on a specific company. Industry profiles contain a full description of products and/or services; and financial information on public companies.
conrep In the market for a laptop? A new car? A dishwasher? You name it. Consumer Reports has it covered. Consult this database for the results of scientific tests and ratings of thousands of products every year. More than 100 experts evaluate appliances; cars; products for infants and children; electronics; foods; health-related items; and recreation and home improvement products. This database will enable you to make the best purchasing decision possible!
contemporary_authors_lg Search for books by the author’s name, as well as by the book’s subject and title. Complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,00 authors from the United States and around the world.
ebscohost A top notch, one-stop database which covers over 4,600 journals and newspapers with expansive search capabilities. Full text for 1/3 of citations. Web-based interface, updated daily. Courtesy of the New Jersey State Library.
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explora_web_button Ebscohost Explora provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework with easy to browse categories by popular topic overviews with content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.
explora_school Full text articles and encyclopedia entries for children–geared towards elementary level.
facts-on-file-200x100 A rich and practical resource for everything from maps, to science reports, to employment forms and landmark court decisions.
ferguson A rich and practical resource for everything from maps, to science reports, to employment forms and landmark court decisions.

  • Links to Internships and Jobs
  • Industries and Careers: Reliable content for 140 industries and thousands of professions and other workplace skills.
Find and Compare Cars from 1984 to the Present. The Find-a-Car feature provides up-to-date fuel economy information, as well as environmental and safety data, for many model years. Information is updated weekly with new vehicles and fuel cost estimates.
health_icon This user-friendly database includes more than 585 educational videos, 1,100 searchable and browsable color illustrations, and a “Health in the News” section with regularly updated health news articles. Well organized and easy to navigate.
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If you are a Plainsboro Library card holder, select “Plainsboro Public Library” as your public library in the registration.

jerseyclicks JerseyClicks is New Jersey’s statewide portal for searching the statewide full-text databases offered by the New Jersey State Library, the New Jersey Library Network, and funds from the Library Services and Technology Act.
ifme_logo References to over 63,000 Spanish-language magazine articles are contained in this Many of the articles are available in full text. Contents are searchable by subjects, People, products, locations and organizations. Courtesy of the New Jersey State Library.
lirc_button_200x100 Full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis.
Print LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.
logolrc_iclg A comprehensive literary reference database,providing a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. LRC combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else.
literary%20ref This collection offers hundred’s of Bloom’s essays examining the lives and works of great writers throughout history and the world. There are thousands of critical articles and an archive of more than 46,000 characters. Entries can be browsed by time period, author, literary genre, nationality, A-Z listing, and by subject for images and videos. Includes timeline and dictionary. provides unlimited access to a library of high-quality, self-paced instructional videos. Learn new skills for personal and career growth. Access videos and downloadable exercise files on Mac, Windows, Linux, and mobile devices. Just some of the topics available are:

  • 3D + Animation
  • Audio + Music
  • Business skills and software
  • Graphic and Visual Design
  • Software Development
  • Education
  • IT
  • Marketing
  • Photography + Video
  • Web Design
Compendium of medical information in treatment, psychology, diseases, procedures, specialties,as well as, urgent health concerns and healthcare issues and so much more.
medlineplusl MedlinePlus is an online information service produced by the United States National Library of Medicine. The service provides curated consumer health information in English and Spanish. The site brings together information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), other U.S. government agencies, and health-related organizations.
morningstar When prompted enter Plainsboro in the “library” field and your card number in the field below that.

Morningstar Investment Reseach Center is an all-inclusive investment research database. It features data and analysis on over 15,000 international and domestic stocks, 25,000 mutual funds, and more than 1,500 echnage traded funds. Plus the database boasts a comprehensive Help and Education Center, Portfolio X-Ray and robust screening tools.