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Library: Online Resources

Reference Databases

With your library card, you have free access from home to high-quality reference database subscriptions paid for by the Randolph Township Free Public Library, the M.A.I.N. consortium, the Highlands Regional Library Cooperative, or the New Jersey State Library.


Randolph Library Databases

The library subscribes to a collection of full-text newspaper and magazine databases and to several online encyclopedias. Click on a database name to view it. At the login screen, enter your Randolph Library card barcode number.

EBSCOhost MasterFILE Elite

MasterFILE Elite indexes 3,000 magazines, of which 1,700 are full text; Newspaper Source Plus offers full text for 700 regional, national, and international newspapers; EBSCOhost also includes health, business and children’s databases.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is the largest, most trusted independent product testing organization in the world. They accept no advertising, pay for all the products they test, and, as a not for profit organization, they have no shareholders. Full text, 1991 to present. From home, login with your library card number.

HeritageQuest Online

One of the most valuable services available today for anyone researching ancestry in the United States. Search, view and print U.S. federal census records from 1790 through 1930, over 25,000 family and local history books and more.

EBSCO MyHeritage Library Edition

MyHeritage Library Edition features billions of primary historical records from the United States, Europe and other regions, with coverage spanning the past five centuries. Often accompanied by true document images, these records illuminate historical realities across a wide variety of regions.

Salem History

Includes complete content of The Decades - Salem’s critically acclaimed American history series; Great Events from History - The complete resource for worldwide events; Great Lives from History - The definitive, worldwide biographical resource; and Milestone Documents - A new, primary source series.

Salem Literature

Access Critical Insights: Authors with articles about Ernest Hemingway, Barbara Kingsolver, and Mark Twain, and Critical Insights: Works, including articles about Death of a Salesman, Dracula, The Grapes of Wrath, The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice, To Kill a Mockingbird and many more!

Salem Health

Provides access to award-winning health reference works, including Magill’s Medical Guide, that helps bridge the gap between professional medical encyclopedias and popular self-help guides. It is an up-to-date and easy-to-use source of medical information for students, as well as general readers, including patients and caregivers.

Encyclopedia Britannica Library Online

Britannica Library is actually an amalgamation of three reference resources, offering research materials through three levels of access: Children, Young Adults, and Reference Center (for adults). Content includes three encyclopedias (one of which is the Encyclopædia Britannica), new and continually updated journal articles, primary-source material, multimedia (90,000 images, videos, and audio clips), links to 129,000 expert websites, and ebooks. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary in English/Spanish is omnipresent here (double-click any word for the definition to pop up) and audio pronunciations are also available.


Online Databases at the Morris County Library

Additional databases provided by the Morris County Library and available to Randolph patrons with a valid library card number. View the available databases


M.A.I.N. Databases…Your Library@Home

All residents of the Morris County area can find reliable information on a wide variety of topics in the databases funded by M.A.I.N. and the state of New Jersey. View the available databases


New Jersey Statewide Full-Text Databases

The JerseyClicks portal features federated searching of the group of databases paid for by the New Jersey State Library. You can search most databases simultaneously, or you can choose one or a smaller group to search separately.