ONLINE RESOURCES AVAILABLE FROM THE CRANFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY

Biography & Genealogy - Business - Careers, Jobs & Training

Children's Resources - Digital Content - Español/Foreign Languages

General Reference - Health - History/Social Studies - Language Acquisition

Library Services - Local History - Newspapers - Science


Biography & Genealogy
America’s Obituaries and Death Notices – Easily search a collection of over 22 million recent records from hundreds of U.S. newspapers, some dating as far back as 1860. Updated daily, it incorporates over 75 million records from the Social Security Death Index (1937-present), organized by state.

HeritageQuest – a collection of material for both genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s. Researchers can use this resource to find their ancestors and trace their paths across America. Includes all of the images–and extensive indexing–from the 1790 to 1930U.S. federal censuses. Offers more than 20,000 book titles, including nearly 8,000 family histories and more than 12,000 local histories. Additionally, there are more than 250 primary-source documents, such as tax lists, city directories, and probate records.

Business
Corfacts Online – New Jersey’s premiere business-to-business database.

EBSCOhost – A suite of online reference resources, including Business Searching Interface and Small Business Reference Center. Use your library card number when prompted for “Patron ID.”

Gale Virtual Reference Library – Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is an online library of reference titles for multi-disciplinary research, including business. Titles are available for downloading in PDF, HTML, and MP3 formats.

JerseyClicks – A suite of databases provided by the New Jersey State Library. It includes: Business Source Elite, ReferenceUSA, and Regional Business News.

ReferenceUSA - Provided by the New Jersey State Library, 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. The database offers library patrons accurate data on 45 million businesses and 271 million consumers.

Careers, Jobs & Training
LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator – provides personalized, step-by-step assistance for job seekers at all experience and education levels–from exploring and matching suitable occupations from over 1,000 detailed occupation profiles to finding available jobs in their area from a database of over 5 million up-to-date job postings. With Job & Career Accelerator, users can easily create professional resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, improve work related skills, and prepare for occupation related exams.

ReferenceUSA - Provided by the New Jersey State Library, 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. The database offers library patrons accurate data on 45 million businesses and 271 million consumers.

Children's Resources
Capstone Interactive Kids Library – Capstone capitalizes on the use of multimedia, providing a great interactive resource to be used by teachers, parents, and students to enhance reading and reading comprehension levels.

Dinosaurs – A detailed resource from Marshall Cavendish that features plenty of maps, drawings, and diagrams. Articles include 41 general topics and a breakout by Saurischian versus Ornithischian. Special mention to the Research Tools section and its Tree of Life, timeline, Dinosaur Hunters, Where the Fossils Are, and more.

Elements – A detailed resource from Marshall Cavendish that discusses the origin, discovery, special characteristics, and importance of the 117 known elements, from aluminum to zirconium.

Explorers and Exploration – A detailed resource from Marshall Cavendish that profiles many explorers who have broken new paths and offers historical, geographical and motivational perspectives on their accomplishments.

International Wildlife – A detailed resource from Marshall Cavendish that focuses on the physical features and lifestyles of species in the animal kingdom.

Inventors and Inventions – Marshall Cavendish makes this very easy to search by name and category of device. Searchable images include drawings, diagrams, maps, timelines, and photos.

PebbleGo is a children’s discovery database. Suited for pre-K through 3rd or 4th grades. Choices are Animals, Earth and Space, Biographies, and Social Sciences. To access PebbleGo, call the library at 908-709-7272 and ask for the Children’s Room.

PebbleGo Next is meant for grades 3-6. The main page is a map of North America, where you can narrow down your search by location to view either American Indians or the 50 states. You can also select List View in the lower right hand corner to see a list of all the tribes and states. To access PebbleGo Next, call the library at 908-709-7272 and ask for the Children’s Room.

TumbleBookLibrary – TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of talking picture books. Tumblebooks are created by adding animation, sound, music, and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book that children can read or have read to them. To access TumbleBookLibrary just enter your Cranford library card number.

World Book Online – Contains every article from the 22-volume print version of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus state-of-the art multimedia and editor-reviewed Web sites.

Digital Content
eLibraryNJ – free downloadable ebooks and audiobooks. Please note: if your library card is expired, or if you owe the library money or have overdue items, you will not be able to use this service.

hoopla - Hoopla contains nearly half a million titles from six different formats: movies, TV, music albums, e-audiobooks, e-books, and comics/graphic novels. On a mobile device, borrowed content may be temporarily downloaded and accessed offline or, in either the app or on a computer, all borrowed content may be used while connected to the Internet by streaming. Access is instant to any item. There are no waiting lists. As a library cardholder, you may borrow up to 5 titles per month. To register for hoopla digital for free with your library card, please download the hoopla digital app from your Apple or Google Play store on your mobile device. If you are using a computer, go to hoopladigital.comPlease note: To register, you will need to know your library card number and PIN (Personal Identification Number). If you don't have a PIN, please contact the library at 908-709-7272. Also, if your library card is expired, or if you owe the library money or have overdue items, you will not be able to use this service.

Español/Foreign Languages
EBSCOhost – A suite of online reference resources, including Novelist, Novelist Plus, Business Source Corporate, Coin Career Library, EBSCO Animals, EBSCOhost Deutsch, Espanol and Francais, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, Kids Search, MAS Ultra – School Edition, McClatchy-Tribune Collection, Searchasaurus, and Student Research Center. Use your library card number when prompted for “Patron ID.”

General Reference
EBSCOhost – A suite of online reference resources, including Novelist, Novelist Plus, Business Source Corporate, Coin Career Library, EBSCO Animals, EBSCOhost Deutsch, Espanol and Francais, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, Kids Search, MAS Ultra – School Edition, McClatchy-Tribune Collection, Searchasaurus, and Student Research Center. Use your library card number when prompted for “Patron ID.”

Facts On File – Includes extensive history databases, as well as Science Online, Health Reference Center, and Bloom’s Literary Reference Online.

Gale Virtual Reference Library – Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is an online library of reference titles for multi-disciplinary research, including texts related to American and world history, biography, health, arts, business, travel, religion, and multicultural studies. Titles are available for downloading in PDF, HTML, and MP3 formats.

JerseyClicks – A suite of databases provided by the New Jersey State Library. It includes: Academic Search Premier, Business Source Elite, ERIC, GreenFILE, Image Collection, Job and Career Accelerator, Legal Information Reference Center Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA), Literary Reference Center, MasterFILE Elite, MiddleSearch Plus, NoveList K-8, NoveList, Points of View Reference Center, Primary Search, Reference USA, Referencia Latina, Regional Business News, Rosetta Stone, Small Business Reference Center, and Teacher Reference Center.

New Jersey Union List of Serials – a statewide database that shows the journal and magazine holdings of hundreds of New Jersey libraries.

World Book Online – Contains every article from the 22-volume print version of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus state-of-the art multimedia and editor-reviewed Web sites.

Health
Salem Health – Magill’s Medical Guide (4th ed., 2007), Cancer (4 vols., 2008), Genetics and Inherited Conditions (3 vols., 2010), and Psychology and Mental Health (4 vols., 2010) Encyclopedias. Click on the Remote Access Login tab.

History/Social Studies
Salem History – The Thirties, Forties, Fifties, Sixties, Seventies, Eighties, and Nineties in America, Milestone Documents in American History, Great Lives from History, Great Events from History and the Historical Encyclopedia of American Business. Click on the Remote Access Login tab.

Sex and Society – Marshall Cavendish assembled this collection of over 250 articles on relationships, parenting, health and cultural issues.

Language Acquisition
JerseyClicks - A suite of resources provided by the New Jersey State Library, it includes Rosetta Stone, a very popular language acquisiton platform.

Pronunciator is online language instruction in sixty languages. An ideal fit for tourists and business travelers, it’s even better for students of languages. Three million lessons in over three thousand courses.

Library Services
BookNews – subscribe to an email newsletter about the latest in fiction and non-fiction books. Choose from among more than 20 different categories by genre and area of interest.

Constant Contact – Receive weekly email updates on what’s happening in the library. Click here to subscribe.

Cranford Public Library Online Catalog – Search the catalog for thousands of books, recorded books, and audio-visual items. Set up your own account and see what items you have out and when they are due. With a personal account, you can also renew and reserve items online. To access your account, you will need your library card number, plus a password. If you need a password, please ask at the library’s main desk.

Interlibrary Loan – If you can’t find what you’re looking for in the library catalog, click here to submit an interlibrary loan request. This service is available only to Cranford Public Library card holders. Click here to see the library’s Interlibrary Loan Policy in full.

JerseyCat – Search the catalogs of hundreds of New Jersey public and academic libraries simultaneously. JerseyCat can also be used to initiate interlibrary loan requests for books and other items the Cranford Public Library does not own.

Mobile PAC – use this service to access the library’s online catalog from smart devices.

Mobile Printing – print to one of the library’s printers from your home or office PC, laptop, or mobile device and pick the job up at the library Reference Desk. Printing costs $.10 per page for black and white and $.20 per page for color. Click here to print from a PC or laptop. To print from a mobile device, go to your device’s app store, search for the free PrinterOn app. You can also email print jobs to cpl-walnutavenue-bw@printspots.com  for black and white printing or cpl-walnutavenue-color@printspots.com for color printing.

MURAL – Cranford Library card holders have borrowing privileges at more than 40 area libraries through the MURAL reciprocal borrowing system. Materials may be borrowed and returned at any participating library. Each library has its own lending policies, so please call ahead to see what is available for borrowing. Click here for a list of MURAL libraries.

Online Book Clubs – Every day, Monday through Friday, you will receive in your email a five-minute selection from a chapter of a book. By the end of the week, you'll have read 2-3 chapters. Every Monday a new book is started. Sign up and start reading. Join one or more of 12 different clubs.

Wowbrary – Free weekly alerts listing the library's newest books, movies, music and audio books. Click here to sign up.

Local History
Burditt Newspaper Index – An index to articles in the Cranford Chronicle(November 29, 1893 to February 10, 1921), the Cranford Citizen (March 5, 1898 to February 10, 1921), and the Cranford Citizen and Chronicle (February 17, 1921 to May 26, 1949—name changed to Citizen and Chronicle after May 13, 1937). The Index was created by Arthur and Hazel Burditt.

Cranford Archive – Full-text, keyword searchable files in PDF format, including Cranford newspapers (1894-2005), Cranford city directories (1901-1982),Cranford High School yearbooks (1922-2008), the Cranford, New Jersey, Name Index, compiled by Robert J. Fridlington, and Cranford Rotary Club Biographies by Arthur K. Burditt (members of the Club between 1923 and 1969). For full-text coverage of the Cranford Chronicle from June 2005 to the present, see America’s News above.

Newspapers
America’s News – Full text coverage of the Cranford Chronicle (6/2005- current) and the Star-Ledger (5/1989- current), two of 101 N.J. newspapers out of 1470 U.S. newspapers. Also includes Newsweek (1991- 2012) and U.S. News & World Report (1993- 2010).

Cranford Archive – Full-text, keyword searchable files in PDF format, including Cranford newspapers (1894-2005), Cranford city directories (1901-1982),Cranford High School yearbooks (1922-2008), the Cranford, New Jersey, Name Index, compiled by Robert J. Fridlington, and Cranford Rotary Club Biographies by Arthur K. Burditt (members of the Club between 1923 and 1969). For full-text coverage of the Cranford Chronicle from June 2005 to the present, see America’s News above.

Historical New York Times with Index. Full text articles in PDF format from the New York Times from 1851 to 2009.

Science
Salem Science – The Solar System (3 volumes, 2010). Click on the Remote Access Login tab.




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