WPDL : Information and Articles

The databases below are all available remotely. We have several databases in addition to these that can be accessed at any time from within the library. Not all library locations have access to all databases, so please call ahead if you have a specific research need.

Click here for a comprehensive list of all our subscription databases

You must be a Woodbridge card holder to use these databases. When prompted for an ID number, type in your entire library card number.

Some full text databases are funded by the New Jersey State Library and the Broadband Technology Opportunity Program.

Local Information


Databases provided by the state of New Jersey, including Reference USA, Rosetta Stone, and Job & Career Accelerator.

Woodbridge Township - Flood Information - Locally Pertinent Documents

Documents for Woodbridge Township residents providing information about relevant ordinances and flood plans.


Marquis Biographies Online (Marquis Who's Who)

Features 1.5 million biographies from twenty-four Marquis Who's Who titles since 1985, plus historical biographies from Who Was Who in America covering the period 1607-1985.

Books, Literature, Criticism

Bloom's Literature

Literature Resources and Criticism Selected by Literary Expert Harold Bloom. Bloom's Literature features an exhaustive feature set for literary study and criticism, including the Shakespeare Center, full-length videos of classic plays and films, discussion questions, full-text literature and poetry, research guides and information entries on thousands of authors, works, literary characters and theme topics, and more.

EBSCO Literary Reference Center

This full-text database provides a broad spectrum of research information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

GALE Literature Resource Center

One-stop resource for information on authors, their works and criticism of their works. Covers all time periods and includes full-text journal articles.


Readers' advisory tool that helps you find new books based on authors or titles of books you've already read or topics in which you are interested.


A to Z World Business

Essential information for global business, import, and export. Perfect for entrepreneurs, business professionals, and researchers.

Corfacts Online

New Jersey's premier business to business directory, searchable by company name, size, geographic area, etc.

Data Axle (Formerly ReferenceUSA) 

Provides detailed, current directory information on more than 12 million U.S. Businesses, 102 million U.S. residents, 683,000 U.S. healthcare providers, 1 million Canadian businesses and 11 million Canadian residents.

Gale Business: Plan Builder

Gale Business: Plan Builder is a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit. The program’s intuitive dashboard walks users through five areas of exploration to develop a business plan focused on long-term success.

Small Business Reference Center

A comprehensive resource for small business owners and those interested in starting a business, offering full-text periodicals and reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos and reference books. It supports small business owners in all relevant areas from planning, financing and managing a business to exit strategies.

Current Events & Multisubject


More than 25 databases covering education, business, biography, literature, history, health, science, and more. Masterfile Premier contains full text from nearly 1,700 periodicals covering all subject areas. Also provides access to the EBSCO ebook collection and H. W. Wilson databases.

Facts On File

Fourteen curriculum-oriented databases covering a wide range of subjects, including history, science, careers, literature, geography, and more. Includes World News Digest.


Gale Directory Library

Includes the Directory of Publications & Broadcast Media (listing magazines, newspapers, and TV and radio stations) and the Encyclopedia of Associations.

Education & Jobs


Includes NJ-specific information on driving tests, such as car practice tests, motorcycle practice tests, CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Includes industry overviews and career descriptions, job-hunting advice, sample resumes and cover letters, and thousands of listings for internships, scholarships, trade associations, and more.


Glassdoor is a free career resource where you can research over 300,000 companies - including company salaries, reviews, and interview questions posted anonymously by employees themselves. Search and apply directly to over 15 million jobs.

Job and Career Accelerator

Provides step-by-step assistance in finding jobs. Includes resume building, tutorials, and live job search. Paid for by NJ State Library.

LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.

LinkedIn Learning (Formerly Lynda.com) 

LinkedIn learning offers over 16000 courses to help learners become experts in any of hundreds of topics and popular software tools. Courses are made by expert instructors and include detailed transcripts and downloadable or in-browser examples that learners can use to practice along-side course lessons.


A to Z World Food

With thousands of international recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources, AtoZ World Food brings international cuisines to you, from Albanian byrek to Zimbabwean matemba!

Scholastic GO! (Grolier Online)

Hundreds of thousands of authoritative articles from Encyclopedia Americana, The New Book of Knowledge, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Popular Science, and Lands & Peoples.

World Book Online

A suite of online information sources for Kindergarten-age children through adults featuring: World Book Online for Kids (Kindergarten - Grade 5), World Book Online Info Finder (Grades 5 - 7), World Book Online Reference Center (Grades 7+), and Enciclopedia Estudantil Hallazgos (Kindergarten - Grade 5).


APA PsycArticles

Full-text articles from more than 50 journals published by the American Psychological Association, covering 1985 to the present.

History and Genealogy

HeritageQuest Online

Heritage Quest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical resources to help people find their ancestors.

* This resource is not available via temporary digital library cards. Temporary digital card users: Please wait to receive your new library card before accessing this resource.

America's Obituaries

Search the largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices from thousands of U.S. newspapers. Updated daily, an easy-to-use interface allows searching by name, date range, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation(s), geographic location(s), philanthropic activities, etc.

p4A Antiques Reference

Information and pricing on antiques, collectibles, and fine art.


Rosetta Stone

Unfortunately the NJ State Library has made the decision to cancel Rosetta Stone, so it is no longer available.
Rosetta Stone Inc. is dedicated to changing people's lives through the power of language and literacy education. The company's innovative, personalized language and reading programs drive positive learning outcomes in thousands of schools, businesses, government organizations and for millions of individual learners around the world.


Legal Information Reference Center

Providing exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center contains more than 225 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis.

Magazines and Newspapers

America's News

Find information on topics related to business, careers, economics, the arts, education, the environment, health, politics and more from a variety of current and retrospective news media including newspapers, newswires, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only content.

H.W. Wilson Magazine [EBSCOhost]

More than 25 databases covering education, business, biography, literature, history, health, science, and more. Masterfile Premier contains full text from nearly 1,700 periodicals covering all subject areas. Also provides access to the EBSCO ebook collection and H. W. Wilson databases.

Home News Tribune (1903+), New York Times (1851+), and other Northeast U.S. newspapers 

Full text for articles from the Home News Tribune as well as previous editions extending from 1903. Also includes popular newspapers from the Northeastern United States, such as the Asbury Park Press (1974-2011) and its predecessor, the Asbury Park Evening Press (1905-1974), as well as databases of historic (1851-2014) and recent (2011-Present minus 3 months) New York Times articles.

* This resource is not available via temporary digital library cards. Temporary digital card users: Please wait to receive your new library card before accessing this resource.

New Jersey and New York Newspapers

Full-text access to major New Jersey and New York newspapers, including The Star-Ledger, The Jersey Journal,The Press of Atlantic City, The Record, The Times of Trenton,The Trentonian, the New York Daily News, The New York Observer, the New York Post, and the Staten Island Advance.

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