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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 pick up a list of user names and passwords from the library for remote use.


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


Enciclopedia Universal en Espaňol - 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 (1849-1998)
Christian Science Monitor (1908-2008)
New York Times (1851-2018)
Los Angeles Times (1881-1997)
Wall Street Journal (1889-2004)
Washington Post (1877-2005)

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.


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

Gale Databases - Click on Help section on any of the listed databases.
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Google is often the go-to source for research, but the results aren’t always accurate. Gale OneFile collections connect you to credible articles from leading magazines, newspapers, and journals.

Custom Newspapers 

This newspaper collection is provided by the New Jersey State Library and includes: New Jersey newspapers, the New York Times (full-text from

Gale Literary Index

Gale Literary Index

Search this digital master index to find coverage of authors and works in products published by Gale.

Gale eBooks

Gale eBooks

Explore this database of encyclopedias and reference sources within the Gale eBooks platform. For multidisciplinary research.

Gale In Context: Global Issues

Analyze important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia conten

Gale In Context: High School

Gale In Context: High School

Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.

Gale Literature Resource Center

Gale Literature Resource Center

Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues

Gale In Context: Science

Gale In Context: Science

Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.

Gale In Context: U.S. History

Gale In Context: U.S. History

Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history from a variety of sources.

Gale In Context: World History

Gale In Context: World History

Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources

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Downloading Gale Content to your Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive Folders

NJ Elite 500 Journals


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.

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

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