Databases available for Bayonne Public Library Cardholders
All of the following databases can be used at the library, or from any computer with an internet connection. When using these databases outside of the library, you will be prompted to enter your library card number. Enter all the numbers on the back of your library card, with no spaces.
Rosetta Stone Language Learning Software
Learn 30 different languages with Rosetta Stone,
including Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Arabic, Chinese,
Dutch, Hebrew and Greek. You will need to install the Rosetta Stone app
on your device to use this software. If you have difficulty, please call
the Library at 201-858-6980 or visit the Library's Reference Desk, with
your device if possible.
Job and Career Accelerator & Computer Tutorials
Create a resume and search for jobs using the Job and Career
Accelerator. This link also accesses computer tutorials, where you can
learn computer and internet essentials, as well as learn to use popular
applications such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe
Legal Information Reference Center
Providing exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center contains more than 225 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.
Small Business Reference Center
Business information on many topics such as starting a
business, creating a business plan, expanding or closing a business,
legal issues, etc.
Includes the full text of many Nolo business titles , including Women’s
Small Business Start-Up Kit, the Complete Guide to Buying a Business,
The Employer’s Legal Handbook and many others.
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.
Newspapers, Magazines and Journals
Ancestry® Library Edition
Ancestry® Library Edition,
distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com,
delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories,
photos, and more.
Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online
genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online
collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom,
Europe, Australia, and more.
Answers await everyone—whether professional or hobbyist, expert or
novice, genealogist or historian—inside the more than 7,000 available
databases. Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like
censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military
records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.
Choose from 20 databases (search one, as many as you want at the same time) covering magazine, newspaper and journal articles, many in full-text, as well as business, health, current events and other subjects. Very comprehensive.
Referencia Latina, a comprehensive
Spanish-language database, offers content from a variety of sources
including 49,000 encyclopedia entries.
Just For Kids
The American Heritage Children's Dictionary, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, image search, magazine and newspaper articles, biographies and more!
Student Research Center
The American Heritage(R) Dictionary, magazine and newspaper articles, photos, maps, state and country reports, flags and much more!
The American Heritage Children’s Dictionary, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, pictures, magazine and newspaper articles and more! Great for younger kids.
Need suggestions on what to read next? Need a biography of a particular author? Try Novelist K-8 Plus! Also great for teachers or parents who are supporting young readers.
to search any of the databases below:
Center - LRC
Find up-to-date biographical information,
overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly
130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from
around the world. The optional MLA International Bibliography module
adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and
dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where
Gale Biography in Context
Gale Biography in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual
information on the world's most influential people. The new solution
merges Gale's authoritative reference content (including Lives &
Perspectives) with periodicals and multimedia organized into a
user-friendly portal experience while also allowing users to search for
people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death
dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.
Reference Books from Salem Press
Complete contents of the following printed reference sets (printed
sets are available in the library's Reference Room) :
Great Events from History : The Ancient World, Prehistory - 476 c.e.
Great Lives from History : The Ancient World, Prehistory - 476 c.e.
Great Events from History : The Middle Ages, 477 - 1453
Great Lives from History : The Middle Ages, 477 - 1453
Great Events from History : Renaissance & Early Modern Era, 1454 -
Great Lives from History : Renaissance & Early Modern Era, 1454 -
Great Events from History : The Seventeenth Century, 1601 - 1700
Great Lives from History : The Seventeenth Century, 1601 - 1700
Great Events from History : The Eighteenth Century,
Great Lives from History : The Eighteenth Century
Great Events from History : The Nineteenth Century
Great Lives from History : The Nineteenth Century
Great Events from History : The Twentieth Century, 1901 - 1940
Great Events from History : The Twentieth Century, 1941 - 1970
Great Events from History : The Twentieth Century, 1971 - 2000
Great Lives from History : The Twentieth Century
Great Lives from History : Notorious Lives
Historical Encyclopedia of American Business
Computer Technology Innovators
Milestone Documents in American History
Weapons and Warfare
Critical Insights : Dystopia
Critical Insights : Good and Evil
Encyclopedia of Energy
The Solar System
If you are accessing this database from outside of the library, click the tab at the top of the page marked "Remote Access Login". Then enter your library card number.
Points of View Reference Center
Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. Use
Points of View
as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills.
Great for learning about different sides of an issue, pros and cons, etc.
A reader’s advisory resource for fiction. Besides locating books to
read, users can learn more about books and authors through Author Read-alikes,
Feature Articles, Book Discussion Guides, and BookTalks.
Literary Reference Center
Helpful for high school and undergraduate students doing homework assignments or research on topics of a literary nature.
JerseyClicks is 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. The portal can be found at
These high quality databases cover subjects such as health, history, business, education,
science, current events, literature, and popular fiction. If you have Internet access you can search for high quality Internet age information
24 hours a day, 365 days a year.