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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. The site offers a tool to create reports for use in a business plan or other

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.

Foundation Directory Online
Provides general information about the Foundation Center, Foundation Directory Online, and this Help file and includes contact information, a glossary of commonly used funding terms, and our Subscriber Agreement and Security Statement.

Foundation Maps
Foundation Maps is Foundation Center’s premier data visualization tool and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world.

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.

Grants to Individuals Online
Established in 1956 and today supported by close to 550 foundations, the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed.

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, 1867-1977, 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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