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Online Databases

prepare for a test subjects like: health, self-care, nursing, legal information, biographical citations, entrepreneurship, economic studies, environmental studies, and so much more! 

Have your library card ready to access the Online Databases below. Don't have a library card? Click here to begin the registration process for a Ridgefield Park Public Library card.  

Health Resources


​​Health and Medicine
Find up-to-date information on a range of health care topics. Best for students, researchers, and health care professionals.


Health and Wellness

Search a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to alternative medical practices.


Nursing and Allied Health

Research full-text titles cited in CINAHL and other resources to support specialized care, treatment, and patient management.

Business Resources


​​Business Insights: Global

Compare global economies, countries, and industries with in-depth analysis on over 400,000 companies.



Analyze business insights, tips, strategies, and success stories. Updated daily. Best for business schools and entrepreneurs.

Social Science Resources



Search index of prestigious and comprehensive legal content. Endorsed by the The American Association of Law Libraries.


​​Environmental Studies

Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content.


​​Contemporary Women's Issues

Find timely and historically relevant content on issues that influence women's lives across the globe.

Literature Resources


​​Gale Literature

is an integrated research experience that brings together Gale’s premier literary databases. This unique digital environment allows researchers of all levels to find a starting point, search across a wide array of materials and points in time, and discover new ways to analyze information with literature resources online.


​​Gale Literary Index

Access literary works and authors throughout history, including full-text poems, plays, short stories, speeches, and more.


Gale Literature Resource Center

Access literary works and authors throughout history, including full-text poems, plays, short stories, speeches, and more.



Access literary works and authors throughout history, including full-text poems, plays, short stories, speeches, and more.


Books and Authors​​

Answer the age-old question, 'What do I read next?' Search and match reading interests to books, authors, genres, or topics.


Book Review Index​​

Quickly access reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape, and electronic media representing a wide range of interests.


​​Contemporary Authors

Find the biographies and bibliographies of thousands of U.S. and international authors. Continuously updated.

Further Research Resources


​​General Onefile

Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research.

More Free Online Learning Resources 

​These resources are available without needing a library card. ​These websites are not purchased or maintained by the Ridgefield Park Library.

Learning about Internet Safety!

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus provides free, authoritative, and evaluated health information. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, It is updated daily and offers reliable information on over 1000 diseases and conditions in a variety of languages.  here is no advertising on this site, nor does MedlinePlus endorse any company or product.

The Goodwill Community Foundation has created and provided quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life. Browse hundreds of tutorials and classes absolutely free. Visit to find out more.​

Digital Learn​ 

If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, Digital Learn has the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.​

Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment​ 

The Northstar Digital Literacy Project defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. The ability of adults to perform these tasks can be assessed through online, self-guided modules. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in ten main areas: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating System, Mac OS, Email, Microsoft Word, Social Media, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Information Literacy.​

Khan Academy​ 

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Subjects include math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.​


Take free online courses from the best universities and institutions in the world — Harvard, MIT, UC Berkeley, Microsoft, Tsinghua University, The Smithsonian and more.​

Code Academy​

Free online coding courses for ages elementary and up​.


DreamBuilder is a free, online learning program designed for women interested in starting or growing their own business, or for women who are simply interested in exploring the idea of entrepreneurship. ​

Updated by okhan  on 11/18/2020

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