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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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jersey Journal, 1867-1922, 1961-65
Jersey Journal has once again provided us with a free trial.  Holders of Jersey City Library cards can access the Historical Jersey Journal covering the years 1867-1922 and 1961-64.  Simply click on the link and start hunting.

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.

Job & Career Accelerator
For job seekers in Jersey City, help has arrived! Job & Career Accelerator, a comprehensive online job search system, is now available to help overwhelmed job seekers find employment. This innovative online resource provides job seekers everything they need to find their next job, all in one easy-to-use application.

Learning Express
The LearningExpress Library online learning platform has helped millions of library patrons and students prepare for a wide range of career-oriented licensing and certification exams in health care, education, civil service, homeland security, and much more. The platform also has interactive tutorials to help users improve basic skills in reading, writing, and math, as well as prepare for high-stakes tests such as the GED, ACT, and SAT. The innovative platform includes self-paced interactive study, instant scoring, and diagnostic feedback, and can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Jersey Journal, 1867-1922, 1961-65  Online


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