General & Student Research


  •  Reference Solutions (Formerly ReferenceUSA) - Provides detailed, current directory information on U.S. Businesses, residents,  & healthcare providers, Canadian businesses and residents.

  • L2B (Libraries to Business)  - a clearinghouse of online events and resources for the small business community. L2B seeks to connect individuals, small business owners, and entrepreneurs to assistance and development organizations that have shifted in-person meetings to online webinars. The site features the L2B calendar, a centralized depot for business and workforce development focused organizations to showcase their online events and webinars which are free and open to New Jersey residents.

  • Business Source Elite - business database with company profiles

  • Regional Business News -  full text coverage for regional business publications

  • Small Business Reference Center -  periodicals, reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos and reference books, supporting small business owners in all relevant areas from planning, financing and managing a business to exit strategies. Search within ‘Topics’ and ‘Types'

  • Job and Career Accelerator (via JerseyClicks) - Create resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques, and prepare for related exams. Access millions of job listings.

  • Learning Express - Career Prep center

  • Learning Express - Adult basic skills



  • ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center) - access to information from journals Education Journals 

  • Teacher Reference Center - provides indexing and abstracts for hundreds of periodicals. In addition, 96% of journals indexed in TRC are peer-reviewed.

  • Learning Express Study Guide -  Prepare for the GED test in English or Spanish, TASC, Math & Reading Skills, CLEP, ACCUPLACER, ASSET, THEA, PERT, TSI, College Placement, SAT, TOEFL,Prepare for the ASVAB, Military Flight Aptitude tests, SIFT, ASTB, AFOQT, Officer Candidate Tests, CFAT,  Allied Health, Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Physicial Assistant, Radiologic Technologist, Verterinary Technician, Air Traffic Controller, Civil Service, CDL, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Electrician, EMS, EMT, Paramedic, Firefighter, Postal Worker, Law Enforcement, NCLEX PN, NCLEX RN, Real Estate, Plumbing ....and more.


General Reference 


History & Biography 

  • Salem History - Musicians and Composers; Great Lives (Notorious and Inventors); 1950's America

  • Gale Biography in Context - reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images. Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers.



  • Rosetta Stone - innovative, personalized language and reading programs. When it requests your "patron ID", enter the barcode number from your Bloomfield Public Library card.  To access Rosetta Stone Mobile, go to your App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android) and download the Learn Languages Rosetta Stone app.  On your mobile device, visit and click on the Rosetta Stone link.    Enter your library card if prompted.  When the Rosetta Stone screen appears, log in with your username and password and choose language.  On the next screen, click the link that says Launch Rosetta Stone. 



  • Legal Information Reference Center -  contains many full-text publications such as NOLO guides to immigration, renter and tenant issues and more.  Also includes thousands of legal forms.

  • NJ Statutes - Locate the content bar on the left, then scroll down to Laws and Constitution and select Statutes. 


Literary Criticism 

  • Salem Literary Criticism - Authors; Works; Surveys; Magill's Literary Annuals

  • Literary Reference Center - a database that provides  a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

  • NoveList -a comprehensive readers' advisory solution for fiction lovers with an intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList answers the question: What should I read next?

  • Gale Literature Resource Center - access to full text literary, plays  & poetry criticism


Newspapers & Journals 

  • EbscoHost -  Full Text periodical search

  • Points of View Reference Center - a full-text database providingt students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.

  • Academic Search Premier - academic journals

  • MasterFILE Elite  -  Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, including  full text reference books and an Image Collection of photos, maps and flags, beginning 198

  • Military and Government Collection - current cover-to-cover full text journals and periodicals news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.



  • Encyclopedia of Global Warming -  comprehensive coverage of the questions of global warming and climate change.

  • GreenFILE - content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects.



  • Referencia Latina -  Spanish-language database, offers content from a variety of sources including encyclopedia entries.

  • EbscoHost in Spanish - Full Text Spanish language periodicals

  • LearningExpress - Recursos Para Hispanohablantes.  Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadanía en españo