Databases by Subject

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.
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.
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.
novelist  This reader’s advisory database will help fiction readers find the next great read. Or Identify a long lost favorite. It is web-based and offers links to various author related sites. Courtesy of the New Jersey State Library.

Also see our local business resources page.

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.
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.

referenceusa ReferenceUSA is the premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. ReferenceUSA offers the most up-to-date data available in the market.
sbrc_button_200x100  This database offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.
ValueLine gives you access to stocks (1,800 large and 1,700 small & mid-cap company reports), mutual funds, options and convertibles. There is also access to the investment research platform–one of the most highly-regarded independent research resources, and the following supplemental products – Value Line Fund Advisor Plus, The Value Line Special Situations Service, The Value Line Options Survey, and The Value Line Convertibles Survey.

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!
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.
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.

elibrarynj_banner_01  For more information, check out Libby by Overdrive.

If you are a Plainsboro Library card holder, select “Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium” as your public library in the registration.

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If you are a Plainsboro Library card holder, select “Plainsboro Public Library” as your public library in the registration.

 formerly OneClickDigitalYou’ll need to create an rbDigital account to log in, but your library card will link you directly to our digital collection.


 formerly ZinioInstructions on how to read and download our digital magazines.
A list of all available magazines!

ESL programs offered at the Plainsboro Public Library

rosetta  Rosetta Stone offers libraries and their users the proven language immersion method that more than 20,000 schools and 9,000 businesses have trusted for over the last 20+ years. The award-winning interactive approach includes 30 languages to meet a range of cultural interests, 50 + hours of foundational instruction in each language, and core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.
• In the Namespace field, enter cjrlc085 (that ends in zero-eight-five).Watch a video on how to get started.Click here to find out how to access the app for free.

With a growing catalog of over 500 courses, Universal Class is committed to providing only the highest quality online training.

Universal Class offers courses in Exercise and Fitness, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Music, Home and Garden Care, Cooking, Computers and Technology, Health and Medicine, Homeschooling, Job Assistance, Law and Legal, Parenting and Family, Pet and Animal Care…plus 100’s more.

Discover your family history today.

Also see our local health resources page.

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.
Compendium of medical information in treatment, psychology, diseases, procedures, specialties,as well as, urgent health concerns and healthcare issues and so much more.