Article Index

Online Reference Center for Students and Staff.

The Online Reference Center has been customized for the students and staff of Bergen County Academies. The Online Reference Center enables you to retrieve information from paid database resources on the web. Search in these resources for magazine, newspaper and journal articles, as well as articles in encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc. Look here before going to general websites. When you are in school facilities, you may access these resources from any computer. Unless otherwise noted, all databases are available from home. Click Here to log in and pick up a list of user names and passwords from the library for remote use.


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AccessScience - Online encyclopedia of science and technology.

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Britannica Online - This complete encyclopedia includes related Internet sites and more.

Britanica Online Tutorial


Enciclopedia Universal en Espa┼łol - This resource is considered to be the most detailed Spanish-language encyclopedia available online


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Oxford English Dictionary - This dictionary is the recognized authority on the etymology of English language


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Webster's 3rd New International Dictionary, Unabridged Online



Periodicals and Journals


Ebsco (Periodicals) - provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications with full-text information dating as far back as 1975..






This database serves as an archive of important scholarly journals and offers both multidisciplinary and discipline-specific collections. The articles are presented in high-resolution format, being archived as scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. Because of JSTOR's archival mission, there is a gap -- typically from 1 to 5 years -- between the most recently published journal issue and the back issues available in JSTOR.

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This comprehensive database offers full-page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions, providing access to every page from every available issue.

Chicago Tribune (1849-1986)
Christian Science Monitor (1908-1995)
New York Times (1851-2005)
Los Angeles Times (1881-1986)
Wall Street Journal (1889-1991)
Washington Post (1877-1992)

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This resource contains 25% of the worlds science technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information.

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To advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.

Other Databases

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Annals of American History Online - Over 2,000 primary source documents and 700 multimedia items provide excellent sources for understanding the history and culture of the United States.

Americas Historical Newspapers



Archive of Americana - This digital archive is considered to be the definitive resource for every aspect of life in 17th through 19th century America, from agriculture and auctions through foreign affairs, diplomacy, literature, music, religion, the Revolutionary War, temperance, witchcraft, and just about any other topic imaginable.



Questia - Questia School is an online research library with over 25,000 full-length books, a complete reference set with dictionary, thesaurus and encyclopedia allowing you to put books on a personal bookshelf, bookmark, highlight, take notes and automatically create your citations and bibliographies. You can research when and where you want, day or night, according to your schedule



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World News Digest - 1980 to Present - news summaries
World News Digest - 1940 to 1979 - news summaries
Issues and Controversies - articles highlighting important issues in today's news
Issues Controversies in American History - clear, concise and balanced explanations of the most contentious issues in American history
Today's Science - authoritative information about the latest developments in science
World Almanac - full text of World Almanac and Book of Facts
World Almanac Encyclopedia - 26,000 articles from Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia


Gale Databases - Click on Help section on any of the listed databases.

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NoveList - This fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 120,000 fiction titles.
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SIRS Knowledge Source - This database provides combined information, full-text databases on social issues, government, arts and humanities and serves as an excellent resource for pros/cons of issues and debate topics information.

Tutorial - SIRS Knowledge Source

Wilson WebThis resource contains 95,000 full text biographies with more than 20,000 photographs.


nettracker - educational search engine connecting students to hand-selected, educator-approved sites providing resources for every student's needs.

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LexisNexis - is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions to professionals in law firms, corporations, government. law enforcement, tax, accounting, academic institutions and risk and compliance assessment.

Teen Health- is a comprehensive database that allows teens to research health-related issues important to their well-being. It's both a research and report tool and a self-help resource.

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