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The following online resources are available for home PC usage.

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Britannica Library

Britannica Library provides the trusted name and information people have come to expect from Encyclopedia Britannica. 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


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 in Context: Environmental Studies

Gale in Context Environmental Studies focuses on the physical and social aspects of environmental issues. Read More

Gale Health and Wellness

Gale Health and Wellness offers access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and more. 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

Learn how the health care law affects you at The official site of the Health Insurance Marketplace. See your health insurance choices. Read More

HeritageQuest Online

Heritage Quest is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more. Read More

The Jersey Journal, 1867-Present and Star Ledger 1989-Present

In addition to our extensive collection of local newspapers on microfilm, we now offer access to the digitized Jersey Journal and Star Ledger. Holders of Jersey City Library cards and on-site library users can search The Historical Jersey Journal covering the years 1867-1999, which provides full page view. The 1999-present section offers text only though 2016, and full-page view from 2017 to the present. The state’s newspaper, The Star Ledger, is available 1989-Present in text only and 2017-Present in full-page view.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


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

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


Access all the LearningExpress Library's collections of web-based Career Preparation, Job & Career accelerator, College Admissions Test Preparation, and more... Read More is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications) that can help you pursue personal and professional goals. These courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. They also feature Certificates of Completion that can be uploaded to a LinkedIn profile. Read More


MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free. You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about 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


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


PressReader provides access to today's newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries in over 60 languages. You will find today's paper and archives up to 60 days, depending on the title. The papers appear in a full-colour, full-page format. 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

Whether you are looking to learn a brand new language, further your ESL learning as non-native English speaker, or brush up on a language for business or vacation travel, Rosetta Stone Library Solution is the perfect solution. Rosetta Stone Library Solution offers a proven immersion method that more than 22,000 schools and 12,000 businesses have trusted for over the last 20+ years. The award-winning interactive approach has been used by millions of learners around the world and now is accessible in the library–or anywhere, anytime. Read More
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