Online Databases

Electronic Resources from Home


In-House Library Access

The following online resources can be accessed only in the Jersey City Public Library buildings.

These services were partially funded by the New Jersey Regional Library Cooperatives, a state tax funded service of the New Jersey Library Network.

Census Business Builder

The Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition allows small business owners a way to easily navigate to and use key demographic and economic data to help guide their research into opening a new or expanding their existing business. These key data includes the most recent and/or relevant data that Census provides that are useful to small business owners. Read More

The Public Library Association (PLA) is doing its part by highlighting cyber security material on, a collection of self-directed, interactive online tutorials developed by the association to help users increase their digital literacy. At, learners can take short, self-directed courses that help them recognize danger and stay safe online. PLA recently added to a set of customizable templates for instructors to design their own classroom training sessions. In recognition of NCSAM, PLA encourages libraries to develop classes focusing on the basics of cybersecurity, covering topics like computer viruses, antivirus software, safe web browsing, and strategies for creating and remembering effective passwords. Read More


EBSCOhost offers access to the full text over 1,800 magazines and newspapers with MasterFILE Premier, Business Source, and Health Source Plus. A variety of other tools for research are also available. Read More

Ebsco OneSearch

Use One Search instead of the open web, and you’ll find thousands of magazine and journal articles, primary sources, educational videos, encyclopedia articles, eBooks and more in just seconds. Consumer Reports Consumer Reports (CR) is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves. The organization was founded in 1936 when advertising first flooded the mass media. Consumers lacked a reliable source of information they could depend on to help them distinguish hype from fact and good products from bad ones. Since then, CR has filled that vacuum with a broad range of consumer information. To maintain its independence and impartiality, CR accepts no outside advertising and no free samples and employs several hundred mystery shoppers and technical experts to buy and test the products it evaluates. Read More


Access digital magazines using Flipster. Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine service that allows people to browse the latest issues of high quality digital versions of popular magazines, courtesy of the library. Read More

Gale Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors provides information on the lives and works of approximately 100,000 current writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama. Information on notable international authors and selected early 20th century authors is also included. Read More

Get Help

New Jersey Librarians helps residents through tough economic times. Get the tools needed for work, finances, housing, health, parental guidance and senior services. Read More


HealthyNJ is a product of the University Libraries at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. The Consumer Health Information Task Force, comprised of librarians from each of the four UMDNJ Campus Libraries, developed the content of the Web Site to meet the health care information needs of consumers, particularly the citizens of New Jersey. Read More


JerseyClicks is New Jersey's statewide portal for searching the statewide full-text databases. These high quality databases cover subjects such as health, history, business, education, science, current events, literature, and popular fiction. The suite also includes Reference Latina, a Spanish language full-text database. You can search for high quality Internet age information 24 hours a day, 365 days a year Read More

Jersey Journal, 1867-1977, 1999 to the Present

NewsBank has provided us with access to the Jersey Journal online for a trial period. Holders of Jersey City Library cards can search the Historical Jersey Journal covering the years 1867-1977. It provides full page view (some gaps - no 1953 or 1958); the 1999-present section offers text only. Simply click on the link and start hunting. If you have any questions, please contact the NJ Room staff at 201-547-4503 Read More


Kanopy video streaming is now available for our adult patrons. Each patron is limited to 7 checkouts per month. The Kanopy collection offers a broad selection of more than 30,000 feature films, documentaries, foreign language, and training videos, including: the Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, the Frontline series, and international films. Verify you are a library patron by entering your library card number when creating an account and films can be watched from anywhere, anytime, on smartphones, tablets, PCs and smart TVs. Read More

Khan Academy

With a library of over 2,600 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 306 practice exercises, they're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace. Read More


The Jersey City Public Schools have partnered with myON, an award-winning personalized literacy environment that incorporates: state-of-the art learning platform, enhanced digital reading content, The Lexile® Framework, Cutting-edge literacy tools, Embedded metrics to monitor activity and growth. All grade 3-8 students in the Jersey City Public Schools have access to this innovative literacy program and its' online digital library. For more information about myOn, go to Your child should have his or her log in information; please contact your child's school for more information. Read More


MedlinePlus is a goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. Health professionals and consumers alike can depend on it for information that is authoritative and up to date. MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 700 diseases and conditions. Read More


Free lecture notes, exams, and videos from MIT. No registration required. Read More

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Morningstar Investment Research Center – database for researching nearly 9,500 stocks, 24,000 mutual funds and more than 800 exchange traded funds (ETFs). Patrons can review Morningstar fund ratings and stewardship grades, utilize stock and fund screeners and print full page PDF reports. Morningstar also provides financial education for the beginner through expert investor through its Investing Classroom. Read More


The New Jersey State Data Center (NJSDC) is a cooperative project of the State of New Jersey and the U.S. Bureau of the Census. The NJSDC website compiles a variety of statistical reports and economic and demographic data on the state, county, and municipal level from State and Federal agencies, making it a useful starting point for many research purposes. Read More

NJ DataBank

NJ DATA Bank - NJ DataBank presents data in 20 key policy areas at the state, county and municipal level. Policy areas include: business, civic engagement and energy, culture, diversity, economic conditions, education, elections, environment, food and agriculture, global connections, government, health, housing, justice, labor, population, public safety, technology, transportation and urban issues. Read More


NoveList is an electronic database of over 92,000 titles that helps fiction readers discover new books and writers. Users of all ages can enter a favorite author or title in order to locate other authors or titles of similar interests. In addition, users can browse over 1,200 theme-oriented book lists, 160 award lists and 1,000 fiction-related websites. Read More


PubMed Central is a digital archive of life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), developed and managed by NIH's National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Access to the full text of articles in PMC is free, except where a journal requires a subscription for access to recent articles. Read More


ReferenceUSA provides detailed, current directory information for millions of U.S. and Canadian businesses, with separate search modules for health care providers and new businesses. Also enables consumer research by providing faceted White Pages searching and directories of new movers and new homeowners. Read More

Rosetta Stone

Immersive language-learning platform, offering 30 languages to further ESL learning and language-learning for business and vacation travel.Note: Registration of email address and password is required to use this resource. Read More


Searchasaurus is full of magazine/newspaper articles; photos and maps; TV, radio and government transcripts; encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, almanac and more. Read More

Stanford Engineering Everywhere

SEE programming includes one of Stanford’s most popular sequences: the three-course Introduction to Computer Science taken by the majority of Stanford’s undergraduates and seven more advanced courses in artificial intelligence and electrical engineering. Read More
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