Verona Public Library

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Research it online

Type in the barcode number from your Verona Public Library card for complete access to the following databases:

   General reference






Encyclopædia Britannica
Provided by the Friends of the Verona Public Library
This database provides the full content of the current Encyclopædia Britannica as well as the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, video clips, quotations, and links to more than 130,000 websites.


RefDesk is a free and family-friendly web site that indexes and reviews quality, credible, and current web-based resources.  This is a useful site for quick reference help on a wide variety of topics.

Great Lives from History:
Inventors and Inventions
Great Lives from History:  Inventors and Inventions
In-depth critical essays on important men and women inventors of all time, from around the world.


Morningstar is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Get comprehensive financial information on New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ stocks.

Medical Information


Magill's Medical Guide/Salem Health
This five-volume medical guide is now available as a searchable, online database (the Library also owns a print copy in the reference collection).  The Guide covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy and biology  in an A-Z format with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine. To have access from home, have your Verona library card handy and click "Profile" to register.

   Newspaper and magazine articles

Full-text articles from over 1,700 popular periodicals.  Also included are general reference information,  health, history & biography resources, photographs, maps, and more.  Updated daily.  Articles may be printed or e-mailed.
New Jersey's largest circulated newspaper.  Full-text articles from 1/1/1996 - present.
Verona-Cedar Grove Times
Available in library only
Searchable database (1948 - 1999); more current years on CD-Rom (2000 - present).  Articles and photos may be printed, saved and e-mailed.

Verona-Cedar Grove Times
Search full-text articles on local issues, community events, education, companies in the news, arts and entertainment, sports and more.  Includes remote access.  7/10/08-Present.

The electronic editions of local and national U.S. newspapers and magazines (see also below: America's Newspapers and America's News Magazines provide more direct access).
America's Genealogy Bank
America's GenealogyBank provides Web-based access to millions of the United States' core genealogical records from 1652 to the present day.
America's Newspapers
The electronic editions of local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers (including the Verona-Cedar Grove Times and the Star-Ledger)--all in one easy-to-search database.
America's News Magazines
10 different national magazines, including Parenting, Newsweek, and US News & World Report.

Custom Newspapers by Thompson-Gale.  Included are the New York Times and The Bergen Record.

Full-text Spanish language articles on many subjects: cultural and lifestyle issues, health, parenting, entertainment, and current events.
Historical New York Times
New York Daily Times (1851 - 1857)
New York Times (1857 - 3 yrs. before current year)


The world's largest language-learning service. With 72 languages, and 50 languages in which to learn them.  Pronunciator offers a way to learn a new language for over 95% of the world's population.

Within each language, Pronunciator offers up to 10,000 phrases; 354 hours of audio lessons; 8 types of interactive drills; and 6 types of scored quizzes. You can learn luxuriously with their guided "Postcards" courses, or roll up your sleeves and learn a language from the ground up — building your own conversations as you go!

     Literary criticism

Contemporary Authors
Complete biographical and bibliographical information on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors.
Contemporary Literary Criticism
Criticism on the works of novelists, poets, playwrights and other creative writers who are now living or who died after 1959. 
Additional book reviews and literary criticism can also be found in the periodical databases listed above (EBSCO, InfoTrac, and Informé).

   What to read next

Wondering what to read next?  Find book suggestions and reading lists based on your own preferences.  Search by author, genre, plot, characters, or "read-alikes" of your favorite authors.  

   Live Reference Assistance 

QandA NJ
Submit your question to a live reference librarian any time of the day or night.  Courtesy of the New Jersey State Library.  View their commercial on YouTube.

Many thanks to the New Jersey State Library for funding the EBSCO & InfoTrac databases.  To search all of these databases at once, visit JerseyClicks.

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