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For all your research needs, the West Milford Township Library subscribes to numerous databases providing information covering a variety of areas of interest including: biography, business, current and historical newspapers, health, history, literature, science and much more.  All of these electronic resources are available to you free of charge.

For first time users, the Help button on each database provides valuable user guidelines, as well as searching tips and other key details. If further assistance is needed, please call 973-728-2822 to speak with a librarian or e-mail our online reference service, Ask a Librarian, at

America's News
Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.

Search full-text magazine articles on almost every topic of general interest – from business to education to health. Newspaper articles, an image collection, general encyclopedia and an animal encyclopedia are available too. Funded by New Jersey State Library.

Facts on File
When homework assignments require research, search here for information about science, history, geography, health or careers.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Take research to the next level and search reference books at the tip of your keyboard. These electronic reference books offer unlimited access and cover a wide variety of topics and subjects from Arts and Humanities to Business and Science.

JerseyClicks *
Available 24/7 and 100% reliable. Find high quality information covering subjects such as health, history, business, education, science, current events, literature and popular fiction. Includes Reference USA. Funded by New Jersey State Library.

Job & Career Accelerator *
Explore occupations, search for jobs, create resumes and cover letters, and discover strategies for successful interviewing and networking in this all-in-one online resource from Learning Express.

Mango Languages
Learn a new language with lessons for over 50 languages including Italian, French, German, Spanish, Chinese and more. In addition, more than 15 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are offered, as well as language learning through film.

Newark Star Ledger
Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues, dating back to 1996, of the Newark Star Ledger. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials and other sections.

Newspaper Source Plus*
Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 700 full-text newspapers, and provides more than 31 million full-text articles. In addition, the database includes nearly 700,000 television and radio transcripts.

NoveList *
For advice on what to read next, NoveList is your complete resource for fiction and nonfiction reading. All ages can enjoy searching for recommendations, reviews and read-a-likes.

Reference USA *
ReferenceUSA contains detailed information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses. Jobseekers, students or researchers will find this database easy to search - whether by name, size, location and more. Funded by New Jersey State Library.

Salem Health
Provides access to the full print content of:

Magill’s Medical Guide­ - the perfect mix of accessibility and depth, providing general readers with an authoritative source that helps bridge the gap between professional medical encyclopedias and popular self-help guides.

Psychology & Mental Health ­ - covers the history of the field, notable people and theories, disorders, social issues, treatments, tests, as well as important and developing issues in psychology and mental health.

Salem History
Provides access to the full print content of:

Encyclopedia of American Immigration – An encyclopedia with a student friendly approach which addresses immigration history questions and topics such as: Where immigrants have come from and why; how they have adapted to their new homeland; how they have contributed to American culture and society; how government policies toward them have changed; and how American immigration history has fit into worldwide migration patterns.

Great Lives from History: Notorious Lives – With more than 600 biographies of notorious personages, from the merely controversial to the extremely negative, Notorious Lives provides all the details about numerous historical figures – from traitors and spies to outlaws and gunslingers and many more.

Great Lives from History: Inventors & Inventions - 409 essays covering 413 individual inventors (including 27 women) from all time, worldwide. The editors have included in this set those inventors recognized for shaping modern technology and the way we live today.

Salem Science
Designed to meet the needs of general readers and students Salem Science provides online access to The Solar System which covers topics relating to Earth science, astronomy, planetology and cosmology. Essays include a complete overview of the topic, as well as detailed information and facts about the topic, how the topic is investigated and applications of knowledge gained.  Special features include photos, a comprehensive glossary and web resources.


The following resources are available only at the library. Please visit WMTL and ask a Librarian for assistance with accessing any of these databases.

The Earth Shook and the Sky was Red
Read the rich history of your community on a Library workstation. This book was originally published in 1976 by the West Milford Bicentennial Committee.

Mitchell 1 ProDemand
Tune up or make repairs to your domestic or imported vehicle. Find diagrams, instructions, technical service bulletins, part numbers and estimated costs for repairs and labor.

Suburban Trends
View the digitized version of this local newspaper from 1958 through 2014.

WM Historical File
Browse the local history files and reminisce while reading news articles and personal narratives about your town


* Funded by the New Jersey State Library.