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The Mercer County Library System subscribes to more than 60 databases, the majority of which can be accessed from your home or office using your library card. These databases contain the full text of articles from journals, magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, and other reference works, and are excellent places to turn to for research help and personal fact finding missions. Here are just a few worth checking out:

Academic Search Premier: Contains indexing and abstracts for over 8,450 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. Subjects covered include biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion, and theology.

MasterFile Premier: Contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books, over 164,400 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 460,000 photos, maps & flags.

History Reference Center: Offers full text from more than 2,000 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover-to-cover full text for more than 120 history periodicals, more than 59,600 historical documents, 49,600 biographies of historical figures, more than 110,200 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

Literature Resource Center: Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. It covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers.

Science Reference Center: A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals.

Points of View: A full text database designed to provide students and schools with a series of controversial essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Essays provide questions and materials for further thought and study and are accompanied by thousands of supporting articles.

- Lisa S.


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