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Research Center: General Reference

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Auto Repair Reference Center

The Auto Repair Reference Center™ database includes automotive repair information on most manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. It includes service bulletin and recalls, wiring diagrams, and maintenance schedules more than 31,660 vehicles, from 1945 to present.
At-home accessIn-Library access


Current Biography

Current Biography contains biographies and obituaries from all of the volumes of Current Biography Yearbook from 1940 to the present. The biographies are searchable by name, profession, title, place of origin, gender, race/ethnicity, date of birth, date of death, and keyword.
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Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Complete access to all 32 Encylopedia Britannica volumes. Includes encyclopedia articles, a world atlas, online dictionary and related articles from newspapers and magazines.
At-home accessIn-Library access

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
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Available to all New Jersey library patrons and offers keyword and custom searching of 15 databases simultaneously. These databases cover subjects such as health, history, business, education, science, current events, literature, home improvement, and popular fiction.
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Points of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides 200 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). Available from EBSCOhost.
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Rocket Languages

The site features interactive audio language and culture lessons for 11 foreign languages, as well as games and tests to track your progress. There are also language specific community areas so that you can connect with other students. Free registration is required.
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Seachasaurus has a friendly, colorful, graphical search interface that makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results.
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Student Research Center

Designed specifically for high school students, the Student Research Center lets students easily determine which content sources (e.g., Magazines, Newspapers, Biographies, Country Reports, Film and Video) will be included with their search. They can also search their databases by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia, and explore the top searches of the day.
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Free General Reference Reference Site

Includes links to the following online resources: the World Factbook, Roget's Thesaurus, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, and more.


ipl2 is the result of a merger of the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII). ipl2 is a searchable, annotated subject directory of internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness and includes basic research tools such as almanacs, dictionaries and encyclopedias.