Research Databases (NEW)


Research Databases

Use our subscription databases to get homework help, research articles, discover your family history, find your next great read...and much more! To get started, just click on the database that you would like to search. If you're outside the Library, you may need to enter your library card number and PIN in order to access the database.

Digital Microfilm

ProQuest Digital Microfilm

ProQuest Digital Microfilm solution features recent microfilmed editions of Courier-Post—cover-to-cover and in full-image. There is a three month period after publications where full-image will not be available as the Courier-Post works on archiving the materials.


Biography Homework Help
Books and Reading Languages
Business ​Literature
Children's Databases Local Databases
Drivers License Practice Magazines & Journals
Education & Careers Maps & Pictures
Encyclopedias & Almanacs Multi-Subject
Health & Medicine Newspapers
History, Genealogy, & Social Sciences Science & Nature

  • African-American History Online
    Find 21,400 online primary sources, images, maps and charts, slide shows, timelines and videos concentrated on the history of African-Americans.
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  • American History Online
    Discover 130,300 online primary sources, images, maps and charts, slide shows, timelines and videos concentrated on American history. 
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  • American Indian History Online
    Find 22,200 online primary sources, images, maps and charts, slide shows, timelines and videos concentrated on the history of American Indians.
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  • American Women's History Online
    Find 130,300 online primary sources, images, maps and charts, slide shows, timelines and videos concentrated on the history of women in America. 
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  • Ancient and Medieval History Online
    Find 49,000 online primary sources, images, maps and charts, slide shows, timelines and videos concentrated on the history of ancient world civilization. 
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  • Contemporary Authors
    Find resources on 149,000 novelist, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists from out modern times. Includes, personal information, contact information, career history, writings, bibliographical and critical sources, authors comments and informative essays about their lives and work. 
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  • Literary Reference Center
    Explore the rich full-text literary database covering all genres and timeframes. It includes thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems. 
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  • MasterFILE Elite
    Provides full-text magazines, periodicals and reference books covering a wide-range of subject areas. It also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps and flags.
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  • Modern World History Online
    Discover 69,800 online primary sources, images, maps and charts, slide shows, timelines and videos concentrated on the history of world-wide civilization. 
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Books and Reading

  • Bloom's Literature
    Explore relevant content on the core authors and works most studied in the high school curriculum.
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  • Contemporary Authors
    Find resources on 149,000 novelist, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists from out modern times. Includes, personal information, contact information, career history, writings, bibliographical and critical sources, authors comments and informative essays about their lives and work.
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  • Literary Reference Center
    Explore the rich full-text literary database covering all genres and timeframes. It includes thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems.
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  • Novelist
    Look through reader advisory database housing over two decades worth of assessing experience to help connect readers to whatever book they are looking for.
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  • Novelist K-8
    Look through reader advisory database garnered to a youth crowd, housing over two decades worth of assessing experience to help connect readers to whatever book they are looking for. 
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  • Novelist Plus
    Look through reader advisory database housing over two decades worth of assessing experience to help connect readers to whatever book they are looking for, with more titles to choose.
     
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Business

  • Business Source Elite
    Utilize the database that provides a coverage of top business, management and economic journals and periodicals, the valuable publications cover topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international, business, marketing, sales and more. 
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  • GreenFILE
  • Explore the research database covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy recycling and more. 
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  • Legal Information Reference Center
    Use the database designed to assist the general public in legal matters of various kinds. It includes exclusive full text for many top customers’ legal reference book, as well as thousands of legal forms. 
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  • Reference Solutions
    Explore this business and consumer research tool with up to 44 million up-to-date businesses in the United States for market research and sales, business and residential listings and tools for searching employers, executives, conducting competitive analysis, fundraising and sales, and a plethora of historical and new businesses for keeping up with trends, leading business, and consumer data.  
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  • Regional Business News
    Find regional business publications for the United States and Canadian provinces. Users can search newspapers, magazines, and other resources from trusted news sources. 
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  • Small Business Reference Center
    Search through the database for housing the top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans. 

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Children's Databases

  • A to Z Food America
  • Explore this food databases exclusively targeted towards food culture and recipes from the United States. Browse by cultural background, state, region, search with specificity of food, drinks, ingredients, herbs and spices; or look through references by food glossaries, timelines and video dictionaries.
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  • A to Z World Food
  • Explore this food database with over a thousands of recipes from cultures across the world, ranges from country, specificity of food, drinks, ingredients, herbs and spices; or look through references by food glossaries, timelines and video dictionaries.
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  • Just For Kids Video Database
    Explore 24,300 audio-visual materials of the children databases collection for youth-focused entertainment and educational videos. 
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  • Middle Search Plus
    Search through over 2,000,000 magazines, biographical texts, primary sources, photos, maps and flags garnered towards a middle grade audience. 
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  • Novelist K-8
    Look through reader advisory database garnered to a youth crowd, housing over two decades worth of assessing experience to help connect readers to whatever book they are looking for. 
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  • Points of View Reference Center
    Search through over 21,000,000 pieces of content devoted to presenting multiple sides of various topics and events. 
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  • Primary Search
    Explore the database providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection.
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  • World Almanac For Kids
    Explore a database with a wealth of elementary-level content—including engaging illustrated articles, videos, interactives, Fun Facts, and more—in a colorful, kid-friendly format perfect for helping young children develop online research skills.

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Drivers License Practice

  • Drivers License Practice
    Utilize the New Jersey driving resource for car, motorcycle and truck road training and practice tests for material found on the NJ MVC official exams.

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Education & Careers

  • Computer Skills Center
    Use this resource for enhancing basic computer and internet, software tools, graphic and illustrations and operating systems. 
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  • Curriculum Resource Center
    Use this resource for core curriculum information and materials such as maps, activities and fact sheets regarding broad subjects.
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  • ERIC
    Explore this database of education literature and resources, funded by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education.
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  • Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
    Utilize this database with a wealth of resources for career learning and planning.
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  • Job & Career Accelerator
    Search through this career database by giving job seekers the tools they need to explore careers, find open positions, apply for jobs and get hired.
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  • Teacher Reference Center
    Find more than 230 peer-reviewed journals for the teacher’s research database.

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Encyclopedias & Almanacs

  • World Almanac For Kids
    Explore a database with a wealth of elementary-level content—including engaging illustrated articles, videos, interactives, Fun Facts, and more—in a colorful, kid-friendly format perfect for helping young children develop online research skills.

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Health & Medicine

  • Health Reference Center
    Explore over 600,000 Books, journals, videos and clips of this health resource, holding a repertoire of health materials for children, teens, adults and seniors.
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  • MedlinePlus
    Use this medical resource serviced by both the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health. Find relevant health information from health topic, genetics, medical tests, medications, dietary supplants and healthy recipes all sourced from 1.600 organizations.

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History, Genealogy, & Social Sciences

  • African-American History Online
    Find 21,400 online primary sources, images, maps and charts, slide shows, timelines and videos concentrated on the history of African-Americans. 
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  • American History Online
    Discover 130,300 online primary sources, images, maps and charts, slide shows, timelines and videos concentrated on American history. 
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  • American Indian History Online
    Find 22,200 online primary sources, images, maps and charts, slide shows, timelines and videos concentrated on the history of American Indians.  
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  • American Women's History Online
    Find 130,300 online primary sources, images, maps and charts, slide shows, timelines and videos concentrated on the history of women in America. 
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  • Ancestry (Library Edition) * 
  • *Remote access: visit our Library Catalog and sign in with your library card. Click here for Ancestry video instructions.
    Explore the enormous family history database with over one hundred years of resources found through an extensive plethora of historical documents and photographs.
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  • Ancient and Medieval History Online
    Find 49,000 online primary sources, images, maps and charts, slide shows, timelines and videos concentrated on the history of ancient world civilization. 
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  • A to Z Food America
  • Explore this food databases exclusively targeted towards food culture and recipes from the United States. Browse by cultural background, state, region, search with specificity of food, drinks, ingredients, herbs and spices; or look through references by food glossaries, timelines and video dictionaries.
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  • A to Z World Food
    Explore this food database with over a thousands of recipes from cultures across the world, ranges from country, specificity of food, drinks, ingredients, herbs and spices; or look through references by food glossaries, timelines and video dictionaries.
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  • Black Freedom Struggles in the U.S.
    Explore this database created by Black history scholars and advisors with the mission of the educating users about the centuries Black struggles and triumphs in the US.
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  • EBSCOhost
    Search through the research database housing thousands of articles and abstracts from a hefty selection of magazines, journals and newspapers.
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  • Heritage Quest **
  • **Remote access: Contact chplref@chplnj.org for the Heritage Quest barcode
  • Explore the genealogical databases over a million historical sources of documents, records, maps and photographs spanning hundreds of years.
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  • Modern World History Online
  • Discover 69,800 online primary sources, images, maps and charts, slide shows, timelines and videos concentrated on the history of world-wide civilization.
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  • Points of View Reference Center
    Search through over 21,000,000 pieces of content devoted to presenting multiple sides of various topics and events. 
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Homework Help

  • African-American History Online
    Find 21,400 online primary sources, images, maps and charts, slide shows, timelines and videos concentrated on the history of African-Americans. 
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  • American History Online
    Discover 130,300 online primary sources, images, maps and charts, slide shows, timelines and videos concentrated on American history. 
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  • American Indian History Online
    Find 22,200 online primary sources, images, maps and charts, slide shows, timelines and videos concentrated on the history of American Indians.  
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  • American Women's History Online
    Find 130,300 online primary sources, images, maps and charts, slide shows, timelines and videos concentrated on the history of women in America. 
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  • Ancient and Medieval History Online
    Find 49,000 online primary sources, images, maps and charts, slide shows, timelines and videos concentrated on the history of ancient world civilization. 
  •  
  • Just For Kids Video Database
    Explore 24,300 audio-visual materials of the children databases collection for youth-focused entertainment and educational videos. 
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  • Points of View Reference Center
    Search through over 21,000,000 pieces of content devoted to presenting multiple sides of various topics and events. 
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  • Primary Search
    Explore the database providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. 
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  • Literary Reference Center
    Explore the rich full-text literary database covering all genres and timeframes. It includes thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems. 
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  • Middle Search Plus
    Search through over 2,000,000 magazines, biographical texts, primary sources, photos, maps and flags garnered towards a middle grade audience. 
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  • Modern World History Online
    Discover 69,800 online primary sources, images, maps and charts, slide shows, timelines and videos concentrated on the history of world-wide civilization. 
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  • Science Online
    Explore this resource focused on STEM research and learning with access to science modules targeted to a variety of topics and materials.
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Languages

  • Referencia Latina
    Explore this Spanish-language database that uses reference books, magazines and health reports to display a broad range of subjects both within and outside academia.
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  • Rosetta Stone (Instruction Guide)
    Utilize this language database for continued learning and training in a variety of multilingual settings. 

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​Literature

  • Bloom's Literary Reference Online
    Explore relevant content on the core authors and works most studied in the high school curriculum.  
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  • Contemporary Authors
    Find resources on 149,000 novelist, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists from out modern times. Includes, personal information, contact information, career history, writings, bibliographical and critical sources, authors comments and informative essays about their lives and work. 
  •  
  • Literary Reference Center
    Explore the rich full-text literary database covering all genres and timeframes. It includes thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems. 
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  • Novelist
    Look through reader advisory database housing over two decades worth of assessing experience to help connect readers to whatever book they are looking for. 
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  • Novelist K-8
    Look through reader advisory database garnered to a youth crowd, housing over two decades worth of assessing experience to help connect readers to whatever book they are looking for. 

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Local Databases

  • Cherry Hill High School Yearbooks
    Explore a comprised collection of yearbook photographs from our town ranging back to the 1960’s
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  • Cherry Hill Library Digital Archives
    Look through a complied collection of digital archives ranging back to the 1950s.
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  • Courier Post
    Through our digital database of the aforementioned periodical, explore a range of newspaper dating back the late 1990s.
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  • New Jersey Divorce Forms
    Use this folder to view and utilize a variety of forms regarding NJ divorces.
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  • Philadelphia Inquirer
    Explore over 4,000 scholarly journals, books, newspapers, magazines, trade journals and much more materials through this periodical database.
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  • Regional Business News
    Find regional business publications for the United States and Canadian provinces. Users can search newspapers, magazines, and other resources from trusted news sources. 

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Magazines & Journals

  • Popular Magazine Titles are available through the LIBBY APP
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  • Academic Search Premier
    Explore this multidisciplinary database which provides a myriad of journals, magazines and other materials for scholarly research.
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  • Business Source Elite
    Utilize the database that provides a coverage of top business, management and economic journals and periodicals, the valuable publications cover topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international, business, marketing, sales and more. 
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  • Consumer Reports
    Explore this excellent resource for consumer research, providing thorough public for consumer information and advocacy.
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  • EBSCOhost
    Search through the research database housing thousands of articles and abstracts from a hefty selection of magazines, journals and newspapers.
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  • ERIC
    Explore this database of education literature and resources, funded by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education.
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  • Library, Information Science, and Tech Abstracts
    Explore the hundreds of journals, books and research reports of the research database delegated to library and information science studies.
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  • Literary Reference Center
    Explore the rich full-text literary database covering all genres and timeframes. It includes thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems. 
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  • MasterFILE Elite
    Provides full-text magazines, periodicals and reference books covering a wide-range of subject areas. It also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps and flags.
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  • Middle Search Plus
    Search through over 2,000,000 magazines, biographical texts, primary sources, photos, maps and flags garnered towards a middle grade audience. 
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  • Northeast Newstream
    Search through the news database accessing full text from newspapers from the northeastern board.
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  • Points of View Reference Center
    Search through over 21,000,000 pieces of content devoted to presenting multiple sides of various topics and events. 
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  • Primary Search
    Explore the database providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection.
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  • Regional Business News
    Find regional business publications for the United States and Canadian provinces. Users can search newspapers, magazines, and other resources from trusted news sources. 
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Maps & Pictures

  • African-American History Online
    Find 21,400 online primary sources, images, maps and charts, slide shows, timelines and videos concentrated on the history of African-Americans. 
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  • American History Online
    Discover 130,300 online primary sources, images, maps and charts, slide shows, timelines and videos concentrated on American history. 
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  • American Indian History Online
    Find 22,200 online primary sources, images, maps and charts, slide shows, timelines and videos concentrated on the history of American Indians.
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  • American Women's History Online
    Find 130,300 online primary sources, images, maps and charts, slide shows, timelines and videos concentrated on the history of women in America. 
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  • Ancient and Medieval History Online
    Find 49,000 online primary sources, images, maps and charts, slide shows, timelines and videos concentrated on the history of ancient world civilization.
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  • MasterFILE Elite
    Provides full-text magazines, periodicals and reference books covering a wide-range of subject areas. It also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps and flags. 
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  • Modern World History Online
    Discover 69,800 online primary sources, images, maps and charts, slide shows, timelines and videos concentrated on the history of world-wide civilization. 
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  • World Geography and Culture Online
    Explore this database comprised of geographical, cultural and statistical information on over 300 countries, including in-depth focus on the United States.

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Multisubject

  • Academic Search Premier
  • Explore this multidisciplinary database which provides myriad journals, magazines and other materials for scholarly research.
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  • A to Z Food America
  • Explore this food databases exclusively targeted towards food culture and recipes from the United States. Browse by cultural background, state, region, search with specificity of food, drinks, ingredients, herbs and spices; or look through references by food glossaries, timelines and video dictionaries.
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  • A to Z World Food
  • Explore this food database with over a thousands of recipes from cultures across the world, ranges from country, specificity of food, drinks, ingredients, herbs and spices; or look through references by food glossaries, timelines and video dictionaries.
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  • Creative Bug
    Explore thousands of arts and crafts classes through the collection for crafters and creators.
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  • EBSCOhost
    Search through the research database housing thousands of articles and abstracts from a hefty selection of magazines, journals and newspapers.
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  • MasterFILE Elite
    Provides full-text magazines, periodicals and reference books covering a wide-range of subject areas. It also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps and flags. 
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  • Referencia Latina
    Explore this Spanish-language database that uses reference books, magazines and health reports to display a broad range of subjects both within and outside academia.

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Newspapers

  • Cherry Hill Library Digital Archives
    Look through a complied collection of digital archives ranging back to the 1950s.
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  • Courier-Post (text only)
    Look through the compilation of digital text articles of the renowned newspaper ranging back to 1999.
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  • Courier-Post (full-text & full-image digital microfilm, on a 3-month delay)
    Look through the compilation of digital text articles and digital images of the renowned newspaper ranging back to 2011.
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  • Northeast Newstream
    Search through the news database accessing full text from newspapers across the northeastern states.
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  • Philadelphia Inquirer
    Search through the research database of composed of full text entries from the popular periodical, dating back to 1980’s.
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  • The New York Times (On-site access: create an account/sign in with an existing account for unlimited access)
    Use our unlimited on-site access by registering with the aforementioned newspaper to explore various topics, interests and information.
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  • The New York Times (Remote access: redeem code provided and create an account/sign in with an existing account for 3 days access; process may be repeated)
    Use our remote access through a redeemable and repeatable three day code to received unlimited access to traverse the various topics, interests and information of the aforementioned newspaper.

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Science & Nature

  • GreenFILE
    Explore the research database covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy recycling and more. 
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  • Science Online
    Explore this resource focused on STEM research and learning with access to science modules targeted to a variety of topics and materials.
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  • World Geography and Culture Online
    Explore this database comprised of geographical, cultural and statistical information on over 300 countries, including in-depth focus on the United States.

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