ANCESTRY

America's Genealogy Bank

Easily search and browse millions of genealogies, obituaries, marriage and birth announcements and more from 1652 to the present. Includes access to historical newspapers, books and documents, along with modern obituaries and the Social Security Death Index.

America's Historical Newspapers

For searching and browsing American newspapers published in three centuries, America’s Historical Newspapers is the most comprehensive resource available. Continually expanding, it offers searchable digital copies of thousands of titles from all 50 states. With eyewitness reporting, editorials, letters, advertisements, obituaries and much more, this acclaimed collection uniquely chronicles the evolution of American culture and daily life from 1690 to the recent past.

America's Obituaries & Death Notices

America's Obituaries & Death Notices is NewsBank's large and comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices from around the United States. Each obituary or death notice is indexed by the name of the deceased person, to make searching more precise. In addition, the text is searchable, making it easy to find what you're looking for using a place of residence, occupation, names of family members, or other personal information.

Ancestry.com

Available only inside the Library, Ancestry.com® is the world's largest online family history resource. Home to billions of historical records, millions of family trees, and much more, Ancestry.com provides access a vast collection of U.S. and international documents online.  Resources includes narratives, oral histories, indexes and abstracts to other resources. Search over 30,000 Ancestry.com record collections and 11 billion records with a click of a button. Record collections span the 1500s–2000s.

Family Search

FamilySearch.org is one of the most popular genealogical resources in the world. The site is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is free and available to the public. Visitors to FamilySearch.org can search over two billion digital images and indexes of records from all over the world. These records include government and church records for births, marriages, and deaths; censuses; probate records, land records, draft cards; and so forth. Millions of new records are published on a weekly basis.

HeritageQuest

HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources -- rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s -- that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past. HeritageQuest accesses US Census data, genealogical and history books, Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank records, and LexisNexis US Serial set. 

AVALON HISTORY CENTER

New Jersey Digital Highway

The New Jersey Digital Highway is your "one stop shop" for New Jersey history and culture, from the collections of NJ libraries, museums, archives and historical societies. Digitized information includes text, pictorial, audio and video.

The Avalon Archive

The Avalon Archive contains digitized media scanned from source materials that document the history of Avalon. Currently, the collection includes Avalon Yacht Club Yearbooks starting in 1951-2007, The History of Avalon by Robert Matt  and John Fallon's "World War II Memories of A Combat Engineer", Army Engineer Magazine, November-December, 2009.

BUSINESS, FINANCE, & CAREER

Access Business News

Access up-to-the-minute regional, national, and global business news from a wide-ranging array of sources, including Kiplinger Publications, Market Wire, World Stock Wire, and many more.

Job & Career Accelerator

Job & Career Accelerator is a comprehensive resource with everything you need to find, apply for, and get hired. It delivers award-winning content, skills and interest assessments to match individuals with careers, cutting-edge job search tools, and extensive guidance to help overcome the challenging task of landing an internship or job. Offers everything job seekers need to create professional and competitive resumes and cover letters, search for jobs that fit their needs, give professional interviews, and more. 

Morningstar Investment Resource Center

Get real-time access to comprehensive data and independent analysis of thousands of investments -- mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds. Investment Research Center serves all levels of investors with a range of dynamic tools and thoughtful perspectives to help them make more informed investment decisions.

ReferenceUSA

Continuously updated, ReferenceUSA is the premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. ReferenceUSA offers the most up-to-date data available in the market. Use RefUSA to:

  • Create Effective Marketing Plans
  • Conduct Competitive Analysis
  • Search Career Opportunities
  • Research Potential Business Areas

*ReferenceUSA’s geo authentication feature allows patrons located within the state to access ReferenceUSA without having to use a library card. To do so, you need to agree to the ReferenceUSA ‘Terms and Conditions’ and share your location when prompted by their browser. If your location is within New Jersey your browser will be directed to the ReferenceUSA homepage. If you prefer to block your location or are outside of New Jersey, you will be prompted to enter a library card to use this service.

Regional Business News

Updated daily, Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text articles for nearly 100 U.S. and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications). 

Small Business Reference Center

A collection of how-to guides, videos, and reference materials to help both new and experienced small business owners achieve a successful future.

KIDS & TEENS

Driving-Test.org New Jersey Drivers Education Program

Free, interactive driver's permit sample tests for the State of New Jersey provided by Driving-Test.org help you prepare for the real deal! Included are car tests, motorcycle tests, CDL (Commercial Drivers License) tests, plus car, motorcycle and CDL drivers manuals. Also included is an informative FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.

Explora

Ebsco's Go-To Resource for Student and Patron Research, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.

  • Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research.
  • High-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers, recognized by library professionals and selected for use in a school environment.
  • Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic to give students research ideas.

Novelist K-8

NoveList K-8 is an online readers' advisory tool aimed at elementary and middle school students. NoveList K-8 helps readers find new books based on books they've read or on topics in which they are interested. It also includes booktalks, picture book extenders, and Curricular Connections articles that will guide faculty to new titles and new ways for translating curriculum standards into classroom action.

Points of View Reference Center

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, Points of View Reference Center provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

Tutor.com

Available from 3pm to 10pm, Tutor.com provides high quality live help for elementary through college students from expert tutors in more than 20 subjects including math, science, social studies, language arts, and even job search assistance. In addition, the Skills Center Resource Library offers thousands of vetted resources for all content areas 24/7. 

World Book Online Reference Center

The World Book you know and love -- online! The premier online reference source-containing every article from the 22-volume print set plus thousands more from biography and news databases. Access age-specific articles as well as academic research material.

LEARN

EBSCOhost Web

Doing research? EBSCOhost is very often the only tool you need. EBSCOhost includes access to thousands of magazine and journal articles, education resources, grade-level specific materials for students, and much, much, more. In addition, EBSCOhost provides cloud-storage for your bookmarked articles, and allows you to email and print articles. The interface is responsive, which makes using it on your phone or tablet easier than ever!

Global Road Warrior

Great for both students and travelers, Global Road Warrior allows you to explore 121 topics about 175 countries, including country data, history, national cultures, recipes, travel and language tips. Includes beautiful full-color photos and videos.

Legal Information Resource Center

Legal Information Reference Center is an online database designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. It includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, as well as thousands of legal forms. Popular resources include a range of full text NOLO Guides and legal forms sorted by state.

Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center features an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries & work overviews, full-text essays from leading publishers, literary reference books & monographs, cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines & journals, book reviews, poems, short stories, classic texts, author interviews, and much more. In addition, Literary Reference Center includes Merriam Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature, Beacham’s Research Guide to Biography and Criticism (six volumes), The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature, The Literary Encyclopedia, and all of MagillOnLiterature Plus.

Mango Languages

Learn a new language in a fun, immersive way! Choose from Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, English for Spanish Speakers and Pirate (we arrrren't kidding). Mango Languages is completely self-paced because the time it takes to build fluency is different from person to person. Mango courses provide an introduction to language and culture through the acquisition of simple conversational skills. They focus on practical conversations while increasing vocabulary and grammar skills. Mango is intended to deliver conversational proficiency. Learn a new language and have fun doing it today! 

On a phone or tablet? Download the app here*:   iOS app     Android app   *Must create a userID and password using above link before you can sign on to the app.     

Rosetta Stone

Use this fun, immersive and self-paced language learning software to learn one of 24 languages with tools like photo flash cards, video tutorials, grammar check, games, speech-checking (used in conjunction with your computer's microphone) and more! Watch the video below to learn more about the service, and click here to try it out!

NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES

Consumer Reports

The Consumer Reports you know and love, in a responsive, easy-to-use site. Login with your library card and you'll have access to thousands of unbiased product ratings and reviews. Search before you buy!

NewsBank

Search local, state, national, and international news sources for full-text articles from print and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos.  Explore specific issues, events, or compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics such as business, health, education, government, and more. NewsBank, includes full-text access (linked below) to The Philadelphia Inquirer (1981 - present), the Press of Atlantic City (1988 - Present) and content from many regional news sources in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Florida -- as well as all other states! 

New York Times

Unlimited New York Times access is available online from home and inside the library!

For access from home, click the above "New York Times Online" link to sign in with your library card and for detailed instructions about how to redeem your code for unlimited access to current and past articles.

To access the New York Times within the library, sign on to the library's Wi-Fi, navigate to nytimes.com and create a login. Any time you are on our network and signed into the New York Times website you will have unlimited access to current and past articles.

Philadelphia Inquirer

It's easier than ever to read current and past issues of The Philadelphia Inquirer on your computer, tablet, and phone. Want to read today's paper? Login with your library barcode, then select the link marked with the current year. 

 

READER RESOURCES

New York Times Best Seller List

Keep track of what's new and popular with the New York Times Best Sellers lists.

Novelist

If you use apps or other tools to track the books you read, you'll love Novelist. It's a unique fiction database designed to help you find new fiction by comparing books you have already read and enjoyed. Novelist also provides study guides, reading level appropriate material, book group discussion questions, author websites, book reviews, and more!