• Online Reference Center for Students and Staff

    The Online Reference Center has been customized for the students and staff of Bergen County Academies. The Online Reference Center enables you to retrieve information from paid database resources on the web. Search in these resources for magazine, newspaper and journal articles, as well as articles in encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc. Look here before going to general websites. When you are in school facilities, you may access these resources from any computer. Unless otherwise noted, all databases are available from home. 

    Click Here to pick up a list of user names and passwords from the library for remote use.

  • Dictionaries


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    Oxford English Dictionary - This dictionary is the recognized authority on the etymology of English language

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    Webster's 3rd New International Dictionary, Unabridged Online


  • Periodicals and Journals

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    Ebsco (Periodicals) - provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications with full-text information dating as far back as 1975..




    This database serves as an archive of important scholarly journals and offers both multidisciplinary and discipline-specific collections. The articles are presented in high-resolution format, being archived as scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. Because of JSTOR's archival mission, there is a gap -- typically from 1 to 5 years -- between the most recently published journal issue and the back issues available in JSTOR.

    proquest LogoHistorical Newspapers



    This comprehensive database offers full-page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions, providing access to every page from every available issue.

    Chicago Tribune (1849-1986)
    Christian Science Monitor (1908-1995)
    New York Times (1851-2005)
    Los Angeles Times (1881-1986)
    Wall Street Journal (1889-1991)
    Washington Post (1877-1992)



    NoveList - This fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 120,000 fiction titles.
    See Ebsco



    SIRS Knowledge Source -

    This database provides combined information, full-text databases on social issues, government, arts and humanities and serves as an excellent resource for pros/cons of issues and debate topics information.

    Tutorial - SIRS Knowledge Source