All residents of the Morris County area can find reliable information on a wide variety of topics in the databases funded by MAIN and the state of New Jerse. With your library card, you have free access from home to high quality reference database subscriptions paid for by the Riverdale Public Library, the MAIN consortium, or the new Jersey State Library.
Most sites ask for your library card number. Use the barcode on the back of your card without spaces.
What is a federated search?
A federated search means you don't have to search each database individually. You can search them simultaneously.
In the wake of one of our state’s worst natural disasters, EBSCO Publishing has generously donated the Home Improvement Reference Center™ to libraries in the New Jersey Library Network to aid our residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. Home Improvement Reference Center™ is a resource which provides detailed, user-friendly, “how-to” information about home improvements and repairs. Home Improvement Reference Center is a resource that provides detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information about home improvements and repairs. HIRC includes magazine articles and reference content as well as videos and images designed to help homeowners tackle home repairs safely. The database provides the latest step-by-step information along with background information and basic tips on topics including electrical, plumbing, woodworking, outdoor projects, maintenance and decorating.
This valuable information will be available to library patrons as they rebuild to ensure those making their own repairs or faced with clean up or do-it-yourself renovations have the know-how to handle these tasks. Access it at JerseyClicks, The database will be available through June 30, 2013.
Our newspaper database is Proquest News.
Three major databases are included: Proquest Newstand, Gannett Newspapers, and the Historical New York Times (1851-2007).
Proquest Newstand includes national and leading regional papers such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal- Constitution, Barron's, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post and major national newspapers.
Gannett News includes local and regional newspapers like The Daily Record, Courier Post, Asbury Park Press, the Argus.
Worldbook Web is now available to Riverdale Library patrons, both at the library and by remote access at home. Want answers fast, and information you can trust? Accessing tens of thousands of authoritative articles with photographs, illustrations, and maps is now easier than ever. Worldbook Web consists of five different databases and offers answers for young children through college students.
This compreshensive online site offers resume and cover letter help, profiles of occupations, lists of internship sites, and job search help.
The New Jersey State Library funds a special program to provide information to small business and schools. The following databases are funded through LISTA Funding and BTOP and can be accessed at Jersey Clicks.
Academic Search Premier
Biography Collection Complete
Business Source Premier
Frost & Sullivan
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
History Reference Center
Home Improvement Reference Center
Job and Career Accelerator
Legal Information Reference Center
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Literary Reference Center
MAS Ultra School Edition
Newspaper Source Plus
NoveList Plus K-8
Points of View Reference Center
Professional Development Collection
Regional Business News
Salud en Español
Science Reference Center
Small Business Resource Center
Teacher Reference Center
SOMETHING FOR EACH AGE GROUP
SOMETHING FOR EACH AGE GROUP - Available from home or library