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  • African American Experience
    The widest-ranging and easiest-to-use online collection on African American life ever assembled, The African American Experience is the definitive electronic research tool for African American history and culture from one of the most respected publishers in the field.
  • African American History Online
    Provides expansive and in-depth information on the people, events, and topics important to the study of African American history.
  • American History Online
    Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting the important people and events of the American experience.
  • Ancestry
    One of the most important genealogical collections available today, Ancestry has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas.  Ancestry is available for in-library use only, through either the public internet computers or the library’s WiFi.
  • BiblioBoard
    Through a highly visual and intuitive interface, BiblioBoard provides library patrons with a fun and engaging experience interacting with multimedia collections that incorporate books, articles, images, audio, and video provided by libraries, museums, and other institutions.
  • European Views of the Americas (1493-1750)
    This index provides a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It includes a wide range of topics, from the British/French/Dutch in America to natural disasters, religious orders, slavery and more.
  • Explora Public Libraries
    This resource is designed for teens and adults. It offers an extensive collection of full-text articles from leading magazines and reference books on a wide variety of topics, including history, geography, and culture.
  • Latino American Experience
    The Latino American Experience (LAE) is a full-text digital resource exploring the history and culture of U.S. Latinos. Wide-ranging and easy to use, LAE is the first-ever full-text database focusing on the history and culture of Latinos living in the United States. Its content spans from the pre-Columbian Indigenous civilizations of the Americas through the Spanish and Mexican settlement of much of what is now the United States to the triumphs and challenges facing present-day U.S. Latinos.
  • Military & Government Collection
    This resource covers current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, offering a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other pertinent content.
  • Modern World History Online
    Covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history, from the mid-15th century to the present.
  • Montclair Historic Image Database
    Over 13,000 historic images of Montclair Township, each with a written description. Browse through the photos or search by keyword.
  • Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law
    Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law brings together every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, all federal statutes related to slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery. The database also contains hundreds of books and pamphlets written about slavery. Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law is available for in-library use only, through either the public internet computers or the library’s WiFi. If interested in having free access to this database offsite, register as an individual.
  • World Geography and Culture Online
    Enhances the study of countries, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills. This comprehensive reference site makes it easy to study all aspects of a country, with facts at a glance and in-depth coverage through country entries, maps, flags, images, statistics, news articles, a gazetteer, and more. In addition, comprehensive entries about the U.S. states are also available.
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