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Name Description
Alexander Street Press – Theater Collection Streaming video with a focus on plays
Art Full Text Art Full Text is a comprehensive resource covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as photography, folk art, film, architecture and much more.*
The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS) is a pictorial and written archive of mythological, ritualistic, and symbolic images from all over the world and from all epochs of human history.
Fine Arts & Music Collection Wilson Art Index and RILM are among the resources in this collection.
Naxos Music Library Naxos Music Library is the most comprehensive collection of classical music available online, offering over 2,029,700 tracks of classical music, jazz, world, folk, and Chinese music.**

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Naxos Music Library Jazz Naxos Music Library Jazz is one of the most comprehensive collection of Jazz music available online. It offers over 100,000 tracks of jazz from more than 9,000 albums. Over 12,000 jazz artists are represented.**

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Naxos Music Library World Naxos Music Library World is one of the most comprehensive collections of world music available online. It offers over 105,400 tracks from more than 9,550 albums. Over 21,940 artists are represented. Naxos Music Library World comprises the catalogues of Smithsonian Folkways and many other labels.**

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Oxford Music Online Oxford Music Online offers users the ability to access and cross-search multiple music reference resources in one location.

With over 60,000 articles, images, and musical examples from Grove Music Online as its cornerstone, Oxford Music Online also contains The Oxford Companion to Music, which offers more than 8,000 articles; and The Oxford Dictionary of Music, which supplements Grove’s articles with content geared toward undergraduates and general users.* **

Name Description
Business Collection Coverage includes accounting, marketing and management, plus business theory and practice.
Business, Economics, & Theory Collection More than 150 academic journals and magazines support econ studies.
Business Insights: Global Case studies, articles and robust data sets coupled with references and analytic tools.
Business Source Elite This business database provides full text for over 1,000 business publications. The rich collection of titles in Business Source Premier provides information dating back to 1985. More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included.*
Data Axel: Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA Detailed information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses, including company size, corporate structure, and financial information.
Regional Business News Full text access to regional business publications from all metropolitan and rural areas within the U.S.
Small Business Collection Full-text insights, tips and strategies for students and entrepreneurs.
Name Description
Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center Contains information on career guidance
Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection “Current content allows for focused study of the leisure industry. “
Peterson’s Test and Career Prep Contains access to career information and test prep for common tests like the TEAS and NCLEX.
Vocations and Careers Collections “Nearly 400 titles include general career guides and industry journals.”
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Communications and Mass Media Collection Current, accurate information covers advertising, literature, linguistics and more.
Communications and Mass Media Complete Communication & Mass Media Complete (CMMC) provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study.*
Name Description
CQ Researcher Offers comprehensive analyses of contemporary issues. The database contains up-to-date information on controversial topics, pro and con arguments, chronology, and annotated bibliographies.*
Global Issues in Context Offers analysis of global issues and provides access to global news sources and some primary documents. Emphasizes global perspectives of international and current events.
Opposing Viewpoints Offers comprehensive analyses of contemporary issues through viewpoint essays, topic overviews, statistics, and articles.*
Points of View Reference Source Full text database containing a series of controversial essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.
SIRS Researcher Information on social issues, health, science, and business
Name Description
EBSCO eBooks Provides access to two collections: the Academic Collection and the Community College Collection, with combined access to over 175,000 multidisciplinary titles.
EBSCO eBooks – Academic Collection A collection of 126,000 eBooks including titles from leading university presses such as Oxford University Press, MIT Press, Harvard University Press and many others.
EBSCO eBooks – Community College Collection This multidisciplinary collection contains more than 48,800 titles from subject areas such as the Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, Science & Technology, and Literary Criticism.
Overdrive Browse the library’s collection of ebooks and audio books. Use your Ocean Connect username and password to log in.
Salem Press eBooks This collection includes books on literature, history, and health. Use “oceancounty” as the password to access this content.
Springer eBooks Online access to Springer’s eBook content, including thousands of handbooks, textbooks, reference works, book series, proceedings and monographs.
Name Description
Chronicle of Higher Education A weekly newspaper focusing on higher education: news from campuses, the latest developments in scholarly research and information technology, reports on government actions that affect colleges and more.
Curriculum Resource Center Provides a library of printable teacher-handout material for the middle, high school, and junior college curriculum.
ERIC The Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC) provides full text access to education-related journals, government publications, and educational resources.*
Educators Reference Complete “Journal and references cover child development, best practices and more.”
Journals of College Student Retention: Research, Theory, and Practice Provides full-text access to the journal
Middle Search Plus “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, primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.”
NoveList A Readers’ Advisory database with reading recommendations for all ages. This database also provides thematic book lists and discussion guides.
NoveList K-8 A Readers’ Advisory database with reading recommendations for children and teens. This database also provides book talks, and curricular connection articles.
Primary Search “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.”
World Alamanac for Kids Presents resources for homework, reports, and projects in a fun format while encouraging online research skills from a trusted source.
Name Description
A to Z Maps Provides access to current and historic maps, including environmental topics
Biography in Context “References and multimedia deliver history-spanning coverage of notables.”
Chilton Library “Authoritative automotive repair covers the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years.”
Encyclopedia Britannica Online reference source, including timelines, world data, quotations, and atlases. Includes links to outside journals, newspapers, and websites.
Oxford English Dictionary Provides access to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of more than 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.
Oxford Reference Collection Online access to the world’s most trusted reference collection, including dictionaries in English and other languages, encyclopedias, quotations, and subject guides.
Name Description
Academic One File “The premier source for peer-reviewed articles covering all academic disciplines.”
Academic Search Premier Provides full text access to a very broad range of topics: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.**
Films on Demand – Master Academic Collection Contains streaming video.
FMG Archival Films & Newsreels Collection Contains streaming video.
Gale Databases ​A list of all the database provided by Gale.
General OneFile “Millions of articles cover a full range of academic and general-interest topics “
MasterFILE Elite “This multidisciplinary database covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.”
Oxford Journals The home of peer-reviewed journals published by Oxford University Press and learned societies from around the world.
Power Search Search a variety of Gale Databases.
Name  Description
Addictions and Substance Abuse (ebook) Use “oceancounty” as the password to access this content.
CINAHL & CINAHL with Full Text The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) is the authoritative source for nursing and allied health professionals and students, offering access to nearly 2,800 journals.*
Films on Demand – Nursing Video Collection Contains streaming video.
Health Reference Center Gives clear and comprehensive information on conditions and diseases, health and wellness, mental health, and the human body.
Health Reference Center Academic Find reliable information on fitness, pregnancy, nutrition and much more.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition “This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
Health & Wellness Resource Center Alternative-focused newspapers, directories, videos and references.
Journals@Ovid Provides e-access to the following journals: American Journal of Nursing, Holistic Nursing Practice, Home Healthcare Nurse, Professional Case Management, Nursing, Nurse Educator, and Nursing Management (LWW). Full-text availability varies by journal.
MEDLINE Full text access to authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine.
Nursing and Allied Health Collection Current content helps nursing professionals as well as students.
Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Relevant, authoritative content covers treatment, research and more.
Name Description
African American History Online Features thousands of cross-referenced entries, covering the entire spectrum of African-American history over the past 500 years.
American History Online Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history to cover the American experience.
American Indian History Online Offers fast access to more than 600 Native American groups and over 15,000 years of American Indian culture and history.
American Women’s History Online Covers the important people, events, legislation, and issues relevant to the study of women’s history in the United States.
Ancient and Medieval History Online Focuses on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Islamic Empire from prehistory through the 1500s
Facts on File Search for historical facts in a wide range of subject areas: American History, Women’s History, African-American History, Ancient and Medieval History, and more.
History Reference Source “History Reference Center® is the world’s most comprehensive full text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. The database features full text for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.”
Jstor Full text access to an archive of journals in the fields of History, Social Science, Economics and Political Science.
Modern World History Modern World History offers a comprehensive look at world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of subject entries, biographies, images, videos and slideshows, maps and graphs, primary sources, and timelines combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history.
Religion and Philosophy Collection “Insightful content covers every category of religion and philosophy.”
U.S. History Collection “Robust coverage for both novice historians and advanced researchers.”
U.S. History in Context “Contextual content on significant people, events and topics in US History.”
World Geography and Culture Online World Geography and Culture is the definitive resource for the study of countries, cultures, and geography concepts and skills. Every country of the world is profiled in depth, covering all aspects of its geography, history, society, and culture. At-a-glance information, maps and flags, videos, images, gazetteer entries, biographies of famous people, a timeline, and current news supplement each country profile. Comprehensive entries about the U.S. states are also available.
World History Collection “Well-rounded coverage of current thinking and scholarly work.”
World History in Context “Contextual content on significant people, events and topics in World History.”
Name  Description
Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text “Contains more than 200,000 records selected from the most important sources within the discipline. Subject areas covered include: criminology; criminal justice; criminal law and procedure; corrections and prisons; police and policing; criminal investigation; forensic sciences and investigation; history of crime; substance abuse and addiction; probation and parole.”
Criminal Justice Collection “Access to 150 journals gives users insight into criminal justice topics.”
HeinOnline Access to a variety of government and legal resources
Homeland Security Digital Library Offers thousands of reports, hearings, analyses, maps, and other media covering a variety of subjects related to Homeland Security – from terrorism to climate change.

NOTE: Restricted Database – ONLY available on OCC Library computers. This database is provided by the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and is not available for off-campus access.

Legal Information Reference Center “Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. 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.”
LegalTrac “Covers U.S. cases, laws, regulations and legal practice, plus international law.”
Military & Intelligence Database “Journal content covers the past and current state of military affairs.”
War and Terrorism Collection “Periodicals for analysts, risk management professionals and students.”
Westlaw​ Online legal research database provides access to statutes, cases, public records, law review articles, and secondary sources such as New Jersey Practice Series.
Name Description
Bloom’s Literature “This resource contains more than 20,000 critical essays from over 500 literary journals and 2,300 scholarly and critical books, including 700 titles published by Bloom’s Literary Criticism and Facts On File. Also included in the database are more than 13,000 biographies, 45,000 character entries, 5,000 synopses of literary works and hundreds of images and videos.”
Contemporary Authors Provides biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors.*
Gale Literature Combining Gale literary resources, Artemis lets you search primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies.
Literature Criticism Online Provides electronic access to Gale’s critical anthologies, including: Children’s Literature; Contemporary Literature; Drama; Nineteenth-Century Literature; Poetry; Short Story; Twentieth-Century Literature
Literary Reference Source A full-text database that combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, and hundreds of literary journals.
Literature Resource Center Full text access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and playwrights.*
MLA International Bibliography A bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations in the areas of literature collected by the Modern Language Association. Note that this resource is not full-text.
Name Description
Asbury Park Press Access to the Asbury Park Press from 1999 to the present.
Flipster Flip through full color magazines.
InfoTrac Newsstand “Search full-text articles by headline, date, newspaper section and more.”
New York Times – Registration Use this link to register for access to the New York Times Academic product.
New York Times Newspaper Offers full text and full-page image access to the New York Times from 2013 through the present.*
New York Times InEducation Click “register” to register for your free account.
U.S. Major Dailies Provides access to Los Angeles Times, New York Times (Late Edition, East Coast), New York Times Book Review, New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal (Eastern edition, Online), The Washington Post, and WSJ : the Magazine from the Wall Street Journal..
U.S. Northeast Newsstream Provides access to the Asbury Park Press, Courier – News, Courier Post, Daily Journal, Daily Record, Home News Tribune, and the Ocean County Observer.
U.S. Newsstream Provides access to a variety of news sources from across the country.
Name Description
APA PsycARTICLES Full text access to scholarly and scientific psychology articles, many from the American Psychological Association.*
Gender Studies Collection “Balanced coverage of gender studies, family/marital issues, health and more.”
Psychology Collection “Find 24/7 access to 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.”
Name  Description
Agriculture Collection “Nearly 200 titles provide broad coverage of agriculture and related fields.”
Computer Science – Gale Onefile “News and reviews on electronics, engineering, communications and more.”
Engineering Source Covers topics in Engineering.
Enviromental Studies and Policy Collection “Find robust coverage of environmental policies and perspectives.”
Environmental Studies and Policy Contains coverage of the environment and policies.
Environmental Science Multimedia coverage of environmental issues, including health care and climate change.
GreenFILE “GreenFILE offers scholarly, government and general-interest titles covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Topics include 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.”
Science Direct ScienceDirect is a comprehensive, full text database providing coverage of core, scholarly journals and books from a wide variety of subject disciplines, including the biological, physical, and engineering/computer sciences, as well as social and behavioral sciences, such as psychology, education, and business. **Full text is only available for journals from 1995 to the present
Science in Context “Timely reference content joins science-based a​rticles, news, experiments and more.”
Science Online Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive essays, videos, diagrams, definitions, biographies, and experiments.
Name Description
Alexander Street Press – Theatre Collection Streaming video with a focus on theater and plays
Academic Video Online Streaming video on a variety of topics.
Films on Demand – Master Academic Collection Contains streaming video.
Films on Demand – Nursing Video Collection Contains streaming video.
FMG Archival Films & Newsreels Collection Contains streaming video.
Kanopy Access Streaming Video
Naxos Music Library Access Streaming Music. (limited users)
Naxos Music Library – Jazz Access Streaming Music. (limited users)
Naxos Music Library – World Access Streaming Music. (limited users)

* Database funded through VALE New Jersey

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** Database funded through WALDO (Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization)

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