Cranford Online

Online Resources Available Through the Cranford Public Library

America's News - Full text coverage of the Cranford Chronicle (6/2005- current) and the Star-Ledger (5/1989- current), two of 101 N.J. newspapers out of 1470 U.S. newspapers. Also includes Newsweek (1991- 2012) and U.S. News & World Report (1993- 2010).
America's Obituaries and Death Notices - Easily search a collection of over 22 million recent records from hundreds of U.S. newspapers. Updated daily, it incorporates over 75 million records from the Social Security Death Index (1937-present), organized by state.
Ancestry Library Edition - Ancestry Library Edition provides genealogical information.  It contains more than 5 billion names in 4,000+ collections.  It offers a wide variety of unique content to help users trace their family lineage, or to help historians access historical records previously not available online. Available only from within the library.
Auto Repair Reference Center - Contains do-it-youself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added on a regular basis. All of the content has been created by ASE certified technicians. Use your library card number when prompted for "Patron ID."
Axis 360 - more ebooks...Axis 360 is Baker & Taylor's digital media circulation platform for libraries. Discover and use the digital media you want on the devices you choose. Including Blio.
Book News
 - subscribe to an email newsletter about the latest in fiction and non-fiction books.  Choose from among more than 20 different categories by genre and area of interest.
Capstone Interactive Kids Library - Capstone capitalizes on the use of multimedia, providing a great interactive resource to be used by teachers, parents, and students to enhance reading and reading comprehension levels.
Contemporary Authors / Gale Virtual Reference Library - Contemporary Authors contains biographical and bibliographical information about 120,000+ American and international authors. The Virtual Reference Library contains multivolume literary reference sets, including Drama for Students, Literary Themes for Students, Novels for Students, Poetry for Students, Shakespeare for Students and Short Stories for Students.
Corfacts Online - New Jersey's premiere business-to-business database.
Cranford Archive - Full-text, keyword searchable files in PDF format, including Cranford newspapers (1894-2005), Cranford High School yearbooks (1922-2008) and Cranford city directories (1901-1982). For full-text coverage of the Cranford Chronicle from June 2005 to the present, see America's News above.
Cranford Public Library Online Catalog - Search the catalog for thousands of books, recorded books, and audio-visual items.  Set up your own account and see what items you have out and when they are due.  With a personal account, you can also renew and reserve items online.  To access your account, you will need your library card number, plus a password.  If you need a password, please ask at the library's main desk. The catalog is also available to smart devices via Mobile PAC.
Dinosaurs - Plenty of maps, drawings, and diagrams. Articles include 41 general topics and a breakout by Saurischian versus Ornithischian. Special mention to the Research Tools section and its Tree of Life, timeline, Dinosaur Hunters, Where the Fossils Are, and more.
eLibraryNJ - free downloadable ebooks and audiobooks.
EBSCOhost - A suite of online reference resources, including Novelist, Novelist Plus, Business Source Corporate, Coin Career Library, EBSCO Animals, EBSCOhost Deutsch, Espanol and Francais, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, Kids Search, MAS Ultra - School Edition, McClatchy-Tribune Collection, Searchasaurus, and Student Research Center. Use your library card number when prompted for "Patron ID."
Elements - A detailed resource from Marshall Cavendish that discusses the origin, discovery, special characteristics, and importance of the 117 known elements, from aluminum to zirconium.
Encyclopedia Britannica Online Reference Center - An online version of the classic encyclopedia.  Includes a world atlas, time-lines, the Year in Review and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus.
Explorers and Exploration - Profiles many explorers who have broken new paths and offers historical, geographical and motivational perspectives on their accomplishments.
Facts On File - Includes extensive history databases, as well as Science Online, Health Reference Center, and Bloom's LIterary Reference Online.
First Research Industry Intelligence - Mergent lets you search for industry and geographic profile, over 900 industry segments, and state profiles that monitor monthly employment, business and real estate trends.
HeritageQuest - a collection of material for both genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s.  Researchers can use this resource to find their ancestors and trace their paths across America.  Includes all of the images--and extensive indexing--from the 1790 to 1930 U.S. federal censuses.  Offers more than 20,000 book titles, including nearly 8,000 family histories and more than 12,000 local histories.  Additionally, there are more than 250 primary-source documents, such as tax lists, city directories, and probate records.
Historical New York Times with Index. Full text articles in PDF format from the New York Times from 1851 to 2009.
Hoover's Online - This Dun & Bradstreet product lets you search across 100 million people and 85 million companies. Searches can yield email addresses, direct phone numbers and information on corporate families, including branches, subsidiaries and headquarters.
Interlibrary Loan Service  - If you can't find what you're looking for in the library catalog, you can email the library with an interlibrary loan request.  Please give your name and phone number and tell us as much as you know about the item you are seeking, especially title and author.  This service is available only to Cranford Public Library card holders.  Click here to see the library's Interlibrary Loan Policy in full.
International Wildlife - Focuses on the physical features and lifestyles of species in the animal kingdom.
Inventors and Inventions - Marshall Cavendish makes this very easy to search by name and category of device. Searchable images include drawings, diagrams, maps, timelines, and photos.
JerseyCat - Search the catalogs of hundreds of New Jersey public and academic libraries simultaineously. JerseyCat can also be used to initiate interlibrary loan requests for books and other items the Cranford Public Library does not own.
JerseyClicks – A suite of databases provided by the New Jersey State Library.
LearningExpress Library - provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.  Also includes computer skills tutorials.
LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator - provides personalized, step-by-step assistance for job seekers at all experience and education levels--from exploring and matching suitable occupations from over 1,000 detailed occupation profiles to finding available jobs in their area from a database of over 5 million up-to-date job postings. With Job & Career Accelerator, users can easily create professional resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, improve work related skills, and prepare for occupation related exams.
Mobile PAC - use this service to access the library's online catalog from smart devices.
MURAL - Cranford Library card holders have borrowing privileges at more than 40 area libraries through the MURAL reciprocal borrowing system.  Materials may be borrowed and returned at any participating library.  Each library has its own lending policies, so please call ahead to see what is available for borrowing.  Click here for a list of MURAL libraries.
New Jersey Union List of Serials - a statewide database that shows the journal and magazine holdings of hundreds of New Jersey libraries.
Newsbank - See America's News above.
Online Book Clubs -  Every day, Monday through Friday, you will receive in your email a five-minute selection from a chapter of a book.  By the end of the week, you’ll have read 2-3 chapters. Every Monday a new book is started. Sign up and start reading.  Join one or more of 12 different clubs.
PebbleGo is a children's discovery database. Suited for preK through 3rd or 4th grades. Choices are Animals, Earth and Space, Biographies, and Social Sciences. To access PebbleGo, use cranford as your user name and learn as your password.
Price It! Antiques & Collectibles - Use Price It to identify, research and price art, antiques and collectibles.  Price It contains more than 23 million records, more than 10 million images, and is continuously updated.
Pronunciator is online language instruction in sixty languages. An ideal fit for tourists and business travelers, it's even better for students of languages. Three million lessons in over three thousand courses.
Salem Health - Magill's Medical Guide (4th ed., 2007), Cancer (4 vols., 2008), Genetics and Inherited Conditions (3 vols., 2010), and Psychology and Mental Health (4 vols., 2010) Encyclopedias. Click on the Remote Access Login tab.
Salem History - The Thirties, Forties, Fifties, Sixties, Seventies, Eighties, and Nineties in America, Milestone Documents in American History, Great Lives from History, Great Events from History and the Historical Encyclopedia of American Business. Click on the Remote Access Login tab.
Salem Science - The Solar System (3 volumes, 2010). Click on the Remote Access Login tab.
Sex and Society - Marshall Cavendish assembled this collection of over 250 articles on relationships, parenting, health and cultural issues.
Star-Ledger - part of the America's News database - full-text coverage from May 1989 to the present.
StarWalk Kids Media - A digital library with sixty percent non-fiction titles. Books can be searched by title, author, and subject, or they can browse the entire collection. "Read to Me" option. You'll need the username cpllibrarian and password cpllibrarian.
TumbleBookLibrary - TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of talking picture books. Tumblebooks are created by adding animation, sound, music, and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book that children can read or have read to them. To access TumbleBookLibrary, use cranfordpl as your user name and libra as your password.
World Book Online  - Contains every article from the 22-volume print version of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus state-of-the art multimedia and editor-reviewed Web sites.
Wowbrary - Free weekly alerts about the library's newest books, movies, music and audio books.

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Useful Sites and Search Engines

Burditt Index - an index to Cranford newspapers spanning the years 1893 to 1949.
Cranford History - a wonderful source of documents related to Cranford's history, including the Burditt Index to Cranford newspapers spanning the years 1893 to 1949.
Cranford Patch - features Cranford news, events, announcements, photos and other information of interest to the community.
Cranford.com - official Website of Cranford, New Jersey. Free Classified Section; find old friends in the People Section, add your events to the Events Calendar; hundreds of links to Township Departments and local businesses.
Cranford Downtown Management Corporation - a township entity charged with economic revitilization and marketing for the Special Improvement District (SID), an area comprised of almost 200 properties in 83 acres.
Cranford Historical Society - Founded in 1927, the Society's collection includes photographs, scrapbooks, glass negatives, furniture, tools, kitchen and farm implements, Indian artifacts, books, letters and numerous other artifacts related to Cranford and its citizens. It's costume collection continues to grow and flourish and is considered by many experts to be one of the finest collections in New Jersey.
Cranford Public Schools
Friends of the Cranford Public Library - join the Friends and support the Cranford Public Library!
Garden State Legacy - online magazine dedicated to New Jersey History.
Get Help is a Web site of social service Web links and tools created by the New Jersey State Library.
History of Cranford - maintained by Cranford.com, the site includes a narrated history, history highlights, information about the Cranford Historical Society's Crane-Phillips House, and information about the Cranford Historical Society itself.
Jersey Central Art Studios - a group of artists and citizens dedicated to raising awareness of the arts and the artistic process, as well as integrating the arts into the community through education, events and economic development.
Literacy Volunteers of Union County - Find an English language or adult literacy tutor, or volunteer to become a tutor.
My Green Cranford - designed to help residents of Cranford take a more active role in solving the environmental challenges facing the community, New Jersey, and the planet that sustains us.

New Jersey School Report Card - The annual New Jersey School Report Card is required under a 1995 state law. It presents numerous fields of information for each school in the following categories: school environment, students, student performance indicators, staff, and district finances.
New Jersey Small Business Develoment Centers -  The New Jersey Small Business Development Centers (NJSBDC) network helps small businesses expand operations, manage growth or launch new ventures.  With offices in every county of the state, NJSBDC consultants help small business owners finance, market and manage their ventures.
New Jersey Tax Forms
St. Michael's School - a Catholic K-8 school located in Cranford.
TV 35 - Cranford's local cable access channel.
Union County -  the official government site of the County of Union, New Jersey.


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Online Resources Available from the Cranford Public Library

 

Auto Repair – Biography & Genealogy – Business – Careers, Jobs & Training

Children’s Resources – Consumer Information Ebooks – Education

Español /Foreign Languages – General Reference – Health – History/Social Studies

Home Improvement – Language Acquisition – Law – Library Services

Literature – Local History – Newspapers – Science

The resources listed below are provided by the Cranford Public Library and the New Jersey State Library. In most cases, you will need your Cranford Library card number to access them, and, in some cases, a personal identification number (PIN). If you have a Cranford Library card but do not have a PIN, please call the library at 908-709-7272 or stop by the main desk. For help using these resources, call the library at 908-709-7272 and ask for the reference desk, or email library@cranfordnj.org.
 
Auto Repair

EBSCOhost Auto Repair Reference Center. Contains do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added on a regular basis. All of the content has been created by ASE certified technicians.

 

Biography & Genealogy

America’s Obituaries & Death Notices. Contains more than 22 million records from hundreds of U.S. newspapers. Updated daily, it incorporates more than 75 million records from the Social Security Death Index (1937-present).

Ancestry Library Edition. Ancestry Library Edition provides genealogical information, including more than 5 billion names in 4,000+ collections. It offers a wide variety of unique content to help users trace their family lineage, or to help historians access historical records previously not available online. New content is added every business day. Ancestry Library Edition can only be accessed from within the library.

Cranford Archive. Full-text, keyword searchable files in PDF format, including Cranford newspapers (1894-2005), Cranford High School yearbooks (1922-2008), and Cranford city directories (1901-1982). 
Gale Virtual Reference Library – Biography.
HeritageQuest.
A collection of material for both genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s. Researchers can use this resource to find their ancestors and trace their paths across America. Includes all of the images—and extensive indexing—from the 1790 to 1930 U.S. federal censuses. Offers more than 20,000 book titles, including nearly 8,000 family histories and more than 12,000 local histories. Additionally, there are more than 250 primary-source documents, such as tax lists, city directories, and probate records.

 

Business

Corfacts Online. Corfacts is New Jersey's premier online business to business directory. Reach nearly 65,000 New Jersey businesses, top officers, plant managers, HR contacts, and buyers. Create mailing lists, prospect lists, or update your contact database. Search by company name, city, ZIP code, county, SIC code, annual revenue and number of employees.

EBSCOhost Business Source Elite. Provides full text for over 1,000 business publications dating back to 1985. More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included. Updated daily.

EBSCOhost Regional Business News. Provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Gale Virtual Reference Library – BusinessA collection of reference books on a wide variety business topics.

ReferenceUSA. A comprehensive source of business and residence information. Includes 24 million U.S. businesses, 4 million new U.S. businesses, U.S. Jobs/Internships (2.5 million job postings), the U.S. Standard White Pages (80 million residents), the Canadian White Pages (12 million households),  1.5 million Canadian businesses, a U.S. health care directory (855,000 physicians and dentists), and 300,000 new movers/homeowners within the U.S. Part of JerseyClicks, a suite of databases provided by the New Jersey State Library.

 

Careers, Jobs & Training

Facts on File Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center. Provides profiles of nearly 3,400 jobs and 94 industries, advice on career skills, and thousands of resource entries.

LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator. Provides personalized, step-by-step assistance for job seekers at all experience and education levels—from exploring and matching suitable occupations from over 1,000 detailed occupation profiles, to finding available jobs in their area from a database of more than 5 million up-to-date job postings. With Job & Career Accelerator, users can create professional resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, improve work related skills, and prepare for occupation related exams.

LearningExpress Library. Provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. Also includes computer skills tutorials.

U.S. Jobs/Internships. Part of the ReferenceUSA database provided by the New Jersey State Library. Includes 2.5 million job listings.

 

Children’s Resources

Capstone Interactive Library. An interactive resource for use by teachers, parents, and students to enhance reading and raise reading comprehension levels.

EBSCOhost Kids Search. A research database designed for use by students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

EBSCOhost MAS Ultra – School Edition. Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. Also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, more than 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of more than 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs, and expanded full text back files (back to 1975) for key magazines.

EBSCOhost Middle Search Plus. Provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.

EBSCOhost Novelist K-8. Focuses on fiction reading materials that support the school curriculum, as well as the recreational reading interests of children and students from preschool through middle school. In addition, Novelist K-8 Plus features a section devoted to non-fiction reading materials.

EBSCOhost Primary Search. Provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

EBSCOhost Searchasaurus. Use Searchasaurus to access three popular primary education databases, Primary Search, Middle Search Plus, and Book Collection: Nonfiction.

EBSCOhost Student Research Center. Search by specific topic or browse subjects in magazines, newspapers, primary source documents, and images.

Encyclopedia Britannica for Kids.
Facts on File World Almanac for Kids Online.
Marshall Cavendish Digital. Extensive information on Dinosaurs, the Elements, Explorers and Exploration, International Wildlife, and Inventors and Inventions.

PebbleGo. A children's discovery database suitable for pre-K through 4th grade. Topics include Animals, Earth and Space, Biographies, and Social Sciences. To access PebbleGo, use cranford as the user name and learn as the password.
StarWalk Kids Media - A digital library designed with the Common Core State Standards in mind. Sixty percent non-fiction titles. Books can be searched by author, title, keywork, subject, Lexile, alphabetic reading level, or CCSS. "Read to Me" option can be on or off. You'll need the username cranford and the password cranford.

TumbleBookLibrary. - TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of talking picture books. Tumblebooks are created by adding animation, sound, music, and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book that children can read or have read to them. To access TumbleBookLibrary, use cranfordpl as your user name and libra as your password.
World Book Online.

 

Consumer Information

Price It! Antiques & Collectibles. Use Price It! to identify, research and price art, antiques and collectibles. Contains more than 23 million records, more than 10 million images, and is continuously updated.

 

Ebooks

Axis 360. Download popular ebooks for free from this site.

eLibraryNJ. Free downloadable ebooks and audiobooks provided by the New Jersey State Library.

 

Education

EBSCOhost ERIC. ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, is a national information system supported by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Library of Education, and the Office of Educational Research and Improvement. It provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

EBSCOhost Teacher Reference Center. Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines.

Facts on File Curriculum Resource Center. Provides printable teacher-handout material for middle, high school, and junior college curriculum.

 

Español /Foreign Languages

EBSCOhost Deutsch.

EBSCOhost Français.

EBSCOhost Español.

EBSCOhost Referencia Latina. Offers content from a variety of sources including thousands of encyclopedia entries, an inclusive collection of images, an atlas, health reports, a Spanish-English dictionary, and full text for reference books and general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas.

Informé Académico. Provides multidisciplinary Latin American scientific, academic, and general interest materials. It covers topics as varied as politics, history, economics, humanities, health sciences, philosophy, literature, science, technology and more. INFORME includes publications from 14 countries as well as their most important regional newspapers.

Pronunciator. With 60 of the world's most popular languages and esl courses in 50 languages, Pronunciator focuses on building conversational skills through online drills, scored quizzes, audio lessons, and phrasebooks. Pronunciator offers five instructional levels for each language (including one for children), covering vocabulary, verbs, simple sentences, and conversation.

 

General Reference

EBSCOhost. A suite of online reference resources. Includes Academic Search Premier, AHFS Consumer Medication Information, AP News, Biography Collection Complete, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier (Business Searching Interface), EBSCOhost Deutsch, EBSCOhost Español, EBSCOhost Français, ERIC, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, GreenFILE, Health Source – Consumer Edition, Health Source – Nursing/Academic Edition, History Reference Center, Home Improvement Reference Center, Kids Search, Legal Information Reference Center, Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, Literary Reference Center, MAS Ultra – School Edition, MasterFILE Elite, MasterFILE Premier, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source Plus, Novelist K-8 Plus, Novelist Plus, Points of View, Primary Search, Professional Development Collection, Referencia Latina, Regional Business News, Salud en Español, Science Reference Center, Searchasaurus, Student Research Center, Teacher Reference Center, TOPICsearch, and Web News.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online Reference Center.  

Facts on File. Includes history databases, as well as Science Online, Health Reference Center, and Bloom's Literary Reference Online.

Gale Virtual Reference Library. Intended for use by students, researchers, professionals, and general readers the Gale Virtual Reference Library offers more than 7,000 authoritative, full-text titles—from Gale and a host of premier publishing partners—within 18 subject areas researchers study most.

JerseyClicks. A suite of databases provided by the New Jersey State Library. Includes Career Transitions (through 9/30/13), Informé, New Jersey Legal Forms, Medline Plus, Nursing Resource Center, ReferenceUSA, and Small Business Center.

World Book Online.

 

Health

EBSCOhost AHFS Consumer Medication Information. AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers and has been a Top Ten Award Winner in the Department of Health and Human Services National Consumer Education Materials Contest. Content is updated monthly.

Facts on File Health Reference Center. Provides information on conditions and diseases, health and wellness, mental health, and the human body.

Gale Virtual Reference Library – Medicine. A collection or reference works on a wide variety of health and medicine issues, including encyclopedias Alternative Medicine, Cancer, Children's Health, Genetic Disorders, Mental Health, and Neurological Disorders.

Medline Plus. 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 provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in layman’s language. Part of JerseyClicks, a suite of databases provided by the New Jersey State Library.

Salem Health. A comprehensive guide to every aspect of health. Includes Magill's Medical Guide and sections on Anatomy and Physiology, Diagnosis and Testing, Diseases, Disorders and Symptoms, Mental Health, Prevention and Lifestyle, Social Issues, Specialties and Health Care Providers, and Treatment and Therapy. Click on the Remote Access Login tab.

 

History/Social Studies

Cranford Archive. Full-text, keyword searchable files in PDF format, including Cranford newspapers (1894-2005), Cranford High School yearbooks (1922-2008), and Cranford city directories (1901-1982). 

EBSCOhost Points of View Reference Center. A full-text database that provides students with essays that present multiple sides of current issues. The database provides 200 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument).

Facts on File African American History Online.
Facts on File American History Online.
Facts on File American Indian History Online.
Facts on File American Women’s History Online. 

Facts on File Ancient and Medieval History Online.
Facts on File Modern World History Online. Covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history—from the mid-15th century to the present.

Gale Virtual Reference Library – History.
Gale Virtual Reference Library – Multicultural Studies. Includes The African American Almanac, Contemporary Hispanic Biography, Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources, Notable Black American Men, UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, and Who’s Who Among African Americans.

Gale Virtual Reference Library – Nation and World. Includes Cities of the United States, Cultures of the World and Their Leaders, Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, Encyclopedia of Latin America, Terrorism Reference Library, and more.

Gale Virtual Reference Library – Religion. Includes Contemporary American Religion, Encyclopedia Judaica, Encyclopedia of American Religions, Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, Encyclopedia of Philosophy,  Encyclopedia of Religion, Encyclopedia of Science and Religion, New Catholic Encyclopedia, World Religions Reference Library, Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices, and more.

Gale Virtual Reference Library – Social Science.  More than 40 reference works on a wide variety of  social and legal issues, including abortion, capital punishment, crime and punishment, bioethics, racism, extremist groups, and more.

Historical New York Times. Full text articles in PDF format from 1851 to 2009.

Salem History. Includes sections on the Thirties, Forties, Fifties, Sixties, Seventies, Eighties, and Nineties in America, as well as Milestone Documents in American History, Great Lives from History, Great Events from History, and the Historical Encyclopedia of American Business. Click on the Remote Access Login tab.

 

Home Improvement

EBSCOhost Home Improvement Reference Center.

Language Acquisition

Pronunciator. With 60 of the world's most popular languages and esl courses in 50 languages, Pronunciator focuses on building conversational skills through online drills, scored quizzes, audio lessons, and phrasebooks. Pronunciator offers five instructional levels for each language (including one for children), covering vocabulary, verbs, simple sentences, and conversation.

 

Law

Gale Virtual Reference Library – Law.  Includes West's Encyclopedia of American Law, The Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, Constitutional Amendments, Crime and Punishment in America and a number of other works on various aspects of American and international law and government.

Legal Forms for New Jersey. Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions in layman's language. 


Library Services

Axis 360. Download popular ebooks for free from this site.
Book News. Subscribe to an email newsletter about the latest in fiction and non-fiction books. Choose from among more than 20 different categories by genre and area of interest.

Cranford Public Library Online Catalog. Search the library catalog for thousands of books, recorded books, ebooks, DVDs, CDs and other items. Set up your own account and see what items you have out and when they are due. With a personal account, you can also renew and reserve items online. To access your account, you will need your library card number, plus a password. If you need a password, please ask at the library's main desk. The catalog is also available to smart devices via Mobile PAC.

eLibraryNJ. Downloadable ebooks and audiobooks provided by the New Jersey State Library.

Interlibrary Loan Service. If you can't find what you're looking for in the library catalog, you can email the library with an interlibrary loan request. Please give your name and phone number and tell as much as you know about the item you are seeking, especially title and author.  This service is available only to Cranford Public Library card holders. To see the library's Interlibrary Loan Policy in full click here.

Mobile PAC. Use this service to access the library's online catalog from smart devices.

MURAL. Cranford Library card holders have borrowing privileges at more than 40 area libraries through the MURAL reciprocal borrowing system. Materials may be borrowed and returned at any participating library. Each library has its own lending policies, so please call ahead to see what is available for borrowing. Click here for a list of MURAL libraries.

Online Book Clubs. Every day, Monday through Friday, you will receive in your email a five-minute selection from a chapter of a book. By the end of the week, you’ll have read two to three chapters. Every Monday a new book is started. Sign up and start reading. Join one or more of 12 different clubs.

Wowbrary. Free weekly alerts about the library's newest books, movies, music, and audiobooks.

 

Literature

Contemporary Authors. Contemporary Authors contains biographical and bibliographical information about 120,000+ American and international authors. The Virtual Reference Library contains multivolume literary reference sets, including Drama for Students, Literary Themes for Students, Novels for Students, Poetry for Students, Shakespeare for Students, and Short Stories for Students.

EBSCOhost Literary Reference Center.
EBSCOhost Novelist. 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. In addition, Novelist Plus features a section devoted to non-fiction reading materials.
Facts on File Bloom’s Literature. Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.

Gale Virtual Reference Library – Literature.  A collection of reference books, including American Women Writers, Black Literature Criticism, Contemporary Novelists, Contemporary Poets, Drama for Students, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature, UXL Graphic Novelists (3 volumes), and more.

 

Local History

Cranford Archive. Full-text, keyword searchable files in PDF format, including Cranford newspapers (1894-2005), Cranford High School yearbooks (1922-2008), and Cranford city directories (1901-1982). 

 

Newspapers

America's News. Full text coverage of the Cranford Chronicle (June 2005 - current) and the Star-Ledger (May 1989 - current), 99 other New Jersey newspapers, and more than 1,400 U.S. newspapers. America’s News also includes Newsweek (1991-2012) and U.S. News & World Report (1993-2010).

Cranford Newspapers. Full-text, keyword searchable files in PDF format, including the Cranford Chronicle (1894-1918 & 1945-2005), the Cranford Citizen (1898-1921), and the Cranford Citizen & Chronicle (1921-1944). For full-text coverage of the Cranford Chronicle from June 2005 to the present, see America's News above.

EBSCOhost AP News. Provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press on a continuous basis. Includes AP Top News, WorldStream, Financial News, AP Online, U.S. Politics & Government and 50 State Reports.

EBSCOhost Newspaper Source Plus. Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.

Historical New York Times. Full text articles in PDF format from 1851 to 2009.

 

SCIENCe

EBSCOhost GreenFILE. Information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. This collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

Facts on File Science Online.
Gale Virtual Reference Library – Environment. A collection of reference books on various aspects of environmental science, such as geology, weather, endangered species, climate change, and animal life.

Gale Virtual Reference Library – Science. More than 30 reference works on various aspects of science and technology.
Salem Science - The Solar System. Click on the Remote Access Login tab.

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America's News

America’s Obituaries & Death Notices
Ancestry Library Edition. Ancestry Library Edition can only be accessed from within the library.
Axis 360
Book News
Capstone Interactive Library
Contemporary Authors
Corfacts Online
Cranford Archive
Cranford Newspapers

Cranford Public Library Online Catalog
EBSCOhost AHFS Consumer Medication Information
EBSCOhost AP News
EBSCOhost Auto Repair Reference Center
EBSCOhost Biography Collection Complete
EBSCOhost Business Source Elite
EBSCOhost Deutsch
EBSCOhost ERIC
EBSCOhost Español
EBSCOhost Français

EBSCOhost GreenFILE
EBSCOhost Health Source – Consumer Edition

EBSCOhost Home Improvement Reference Center
EBSCOhost Kids Search

EBSCOhost Literary Reference Center
EBSCOhost MAS Ultra – School Edition
EBSCOhost Middle Search Plus
EBSCOhost Newspaper Source Plus
EBSCOhost Novelist K-8
EBSCOhost Novelist
EBSCOhost Points of View Reference Center
EBSCOhost Primary Search

EBSCOhost Referencia Latina
EBSCOhost Regional Business News
EBSCOhost Salud en Español

EBSCOhost Searchasaurus
EBSCOhost Student Research Center
EBSCOhost Teacher Reference Center
eLibraryNJ
Encyclopedia Britannica for Kids
Encyclopedia Britannica Online Reference Center

HeritageQuest
Historical New York Times
Informé
Informé Académico
Interlibrary Loan Service
JerseyClicks
LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator
LearningExpress Library

Legal Forms for New Jersey
Marshall Cavendish Digital
Medline Plus
Mobile PAC
MURAL

Nursing Resource Center
Online Book Clubs
PebbleGo. Use cranford as the user name and learn as the password.

Price It! Antiques & Collectibles

Pronunciator
ReferenceUSA
Salem Health.  Click on the Remote Access Login tab.
Salem History. Click on the Remote Access Login tab.
Salem Science - The Solar System. Click on the Remote Access Login tab.
Small Business Resource Center
U.S. Jobs/Internships
TumbleBookLibrary
World Book Online

Wowbrary

Other Sites of Interest

 

Burditt Index - An index to Cranford newspapers spanning the years 1893 to 1949. 

Cranford History - A wonderful source of documents related to Cranford's history, including the Burditt Index to Cranford newspapers spanning the years 1893 to 1949. 

Cranford Patch - Features Cranford news, events, announcements, photos and other information of interest to the community.

Cranford.com - Free classified section; find old friends in the People section, add your events to the Events Calendar; hundreds of links to township departments and local businesses.

Cranford Downtown Management Corporation - A township entity charged with economic revitalization and marketing for the Special Improvement District (SID), an area comprised of almost 200 properties on 83 acres.

Cranford Historical Society - Founded in 1927, the Society's collection includes photographs, scrapbooks, glass negatives, furniture, tools, kitchen and farm implements, Indian artifacts, books, letters and numerous other artifacts related to Cranford and its citizens. Its costume collection continues to grow and flourish and is considered by many experts to be one of the finest collections in New Jersey.

Cranford Public Schools

History of Cranford - Maintained by Cranford.com, the site includes a narrated history, history highlights, information about the Cranford Historical Society's Crane-Phillips House, and information about the Cranford Historical Society itself.

Jersey Central Art Studios - A group of artists and citizens dedicated to raising awareness of the arts and the artistic process, as well as integrating the arts into the community through education, special events, and economic development.

Literacy Volunteers of Union County - Find an English language or adult literacy tutor, or volunteer to become a tutor.  

My Green Cranford - Designed to help residents of Cranford take a more active role in solving the environmental challenges facing the community, New Jersey, and the planet that sustains us.

New Jersey Libraries - An alphabetical list of New Jersey's college, university, municipal and county libraries.

New Jersey School Report Card - The annual New Jersey School Report Card is required under a 1995 state law. It presents numerous fields of information for each school in the following categories: school environment, students, student performance indicators, staff, and district finances.

New Jersey Tax Forms

St. Michael's School - A Catholic K-8 school located in Cranford.

TV 35 - Cranford's local cable access channel.

Union County -  The official government site of the County of Union, New Jersey.




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