Not hammers or saws, just some cool tools to help you get a better grasp of your subject and get the "A" you want.
Browse these links to websites collected by the Union Public Library and organized by subject.
In addition to the print versions available for you to check out at our library, this online version of Cliff's Notes has over 300 Literature Notes available for free.
No Fear Shakespeare
No Fear Shakespeare puts Shakespeare's language side-by-side with a facing-page translation into modern English—the kind of English people actually speak today.
The OWL at Purdue University
Theat Purdue University offers a multitude of free writing resources for students, teachers, researchers and users worldwide. Find Research and Citation help, Job Search writing, Grammar and ESL resources. Great help when formatting bibliographies or references!
Strunk's Elements of Style
An indispensable classic for writers at any level, The Elements of Style offers valuable insight on elementary Rules of Usage and Principles of Composition. This online version is published by Bartleby.com.
Fact Monster is your one stop shop for quizzes, almanacs, flashcards, and more!
View more for a great resource on every subject for all grade levels.
Khan Academy is a not-for-profit, free, global classroom with an extensive library of content, including interactive challenges, assessments, videos, and resources on a variety of subjects.
The Learning Network
The Learning Network provides great resources for teaching and learning with the New York Times.
WebMath helps you find the answers to the math questions that have you stumped. They'll show you the answer and how to get there.
View more for formulas and tables, calculators and converters and information on ratios, factoring, square roots and more.
Wolfram Alpha is a powerful computational search engine which accepts natural language input. Enter any value and see how many mathematical expressions of that number exist.
Databases indicated by * are funded by the New Jersey State Library, The New Jersey Library Network, and the Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA). The New Jersey State Library is affiliated with Thomas Edison State College
Academic Search Premier * Multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals.
Full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further for over 100 titles.
Searchable cited references for more than 1,000 titles
Thousands of cross-referenced entries. Covers 500 years of African-American history.
500 year coverage.Military, political, social, and cultural history.
15,000 years of Native American culture, history and heritage.
Important people in U.S. women's history,events, legislation and issues.
(Available only on Union Public Library computers) Billions of records, census data, vital records, directories, photos and more.
Covers prehistory through the 1500's. Emphasis on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Islamic Empire, Europe, Asia and the Americas
Covers most major domestic and international auto manufacturers.
Do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information.
Index to print source & biographical material.
Covers all time periods, geographic locations and fields of endeavor
Examines great writers, important works and memorable characters, influential movements and events in world literature
Full-text coverage for over 1,000 business publications
Information dating back to 1985
Over 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor
Multi-faceted job searching
Hands-on guidance for creating resumes and cover letters
Information on applying and preparing for interviews
Discovering career interests, identifying opportunities based on work or military experience
Explore growing career paths, including green and new economy jobs
Contemporary Authors Information on literary figures of the early 20th century and international authors. Biographical details on approximately 115,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters.
Comprehensive geopolitical and socioeconomic information
International data and news Curriculum Resource Center
Printable teacher-handout material
Content for middle, high school and junior college curriculum
Access to information from titles included in the Current
Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index
Profiles of over 3,400 jobs and 94 industries
Advice on career skills
Supports high school curricula and university coursework
Authoritative information for assignments and projects
Subjects include earth and life science, space, technology, mathematics, science history and biography
Web-like interface and intuitive functionality
Comprehensive coverage of most-studies topics
From Vikings in America 100 years ago to Vietnam, Watergate and wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
Coverage of 5,000 years of world history
Rise and fall of cultures across all continents and eras
Rare primary sources General One File
Ultimate periodical resource with over 11,500 titles, many in full-text
Reference, newspapers, magazines and audio content
Sponsored by the Association of Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association
Collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles
Content includes global warming, green building, sustainable agriculture, pollution, renewable energy and more
Focuses on the high school health curriculum. Visually appealing interface that is clearly organized and easy to navigate. Includes more than 585 educational videos on a wide range of health topics, over 1,100 searchable and browsable color illustrations, and a "Health in the News" section with regularly updated health news articles.
Nearly 550 scholarly full text journals on many medical disciplines
Features AHFS Consumer Medication Information
Covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names
New Jersey's statewide portal for searching the statewide full-text databases offered by the New Jersey State Library, the New Jersey Library Network, and funds from the Library Services and Technology Act.
Job and Career Accelerator* Create resumes and cover letters and learn interviewing techniques
Prepare for job-related exams
Access millions of job listings
Web-based learning solution for elementary through adult students
High school equivalency and college prep
Computer and Internet basics, popular software tutorials
Recursos para hispanohablantes
Over 1,000 online practice tests, career resources
More that 225 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms
Top consumer legal reference books, many provided through Nolo, provider of legal information for consumers and small business
Librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics
Periodical, books, research reports, proceedings
Coverage dating back to 1960's
Full-Text plot summaries, literary criticism, reviews, author biographies, classic text, literary journals
Information on authors and their works in all genres and disciplines Current, comprehensive materials supporting interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy and critical thinking skills
MAS Ultra - School Edition * Searchable full-text of articles Over 200 magazines and special issues for high school students
Over 1,050 general reference publications with coverage back to 1984.
Also includes 52 full text reference books and image collection
of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags
Medline Plus is the National Institutes of Health's website for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. Medline Plus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
Full-text, popular middle school magazines Biographies and historical essays
Primary source documents Image collection
A Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, Guard and reserve service members and their families.
Middle 15th Century to present, people, places, events
More than 700 full-text newspapers and 31 million full-text articles
Approximately 700,000 television and radio transcripts
Easy to use reader's advisory resource for fiction
Search by author, title, genre, series, topic
Discover your next book to read through author read-alikes
and book talks Feature articles on books and authors and book discussionguides
Reader's advisory for young readers from preschool through middle school
Focus on nonfiction reading materials that support school curriculum.
Search by author, title, series, theme or topic
Points of View Reference Center * Full-text of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue
200 topics, objective overview, point and counterpoint
Full-text for more than 60 elementary school magazines
Assigned reading level indicators
Reference USA * Provides detailed, current directory information on more than 12 million U.S. Businesses, 102 million U.S. residents, 683,000 U.S. Healthcare providers, 1 million Canadian Businesses and 11 million Canadian residents. Available via Alphabetical or Business list on Jerseyclicks. Provided through the State Library and the New Jersey Knowledge Initiative.
Comprehensive Spanish-language database
Content from a variety of sources
49,000 encyclopedia entries, all in Spanish language
Learn a language online
12 languages each with up to three levels of learning
Complete content of print reference sets
Great Lives from History, Encyclopedia of Immigration, Great Athletes
Complete content of print reference sets
Critical Surveys, Masterplots
Complete content of print reference sets; The Solar System
Broad-range of scientific disciplines
Extensive essays, videos, diagrams, biographies and experiments
Small Business Reference Center*Full-text periodicals and reports
Planning, financing and managing a business, exit strategies
Sample business plans, U.S. Tax Forms, videos and reference books
Teacher Reference Center*Indexing and abstracts for hundreds of periodicals
96% of journals indexed are peer-reviewed
Resources from trusted sources for homework, reports and projects in a fun format
Encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, study aids and curriculum guides
Facilitates the study of countries, U.S. States, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills through a global approach.