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This site provides links to The Marketplace to purchase Healthcare, NJ Navigators to help with the ACA process and more.
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Suggested local and national websites selected by librarians.Recommended by SBPL.
Bibliomania
Find searchable full-text editions of thousands of classic works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry; some reference titles and contemporary articles; plus study guides and book notes for standard high school and college assigned reading. “Bibliomania is supported by an Academic Board which comprises leading literature professors from Harvard, Princeton, Yale and Oxford universities.” Recommended by  SBPL
Bartleby
Provides free web access to books, and quotations and much more.Recommended by  SBPL
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BookFlix (inside library) 
BookFlix (outside library)
BookFlix from Scholastic is an exciting new online literacy resource that engages students, reinforces core reading skills, and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration — it’s a direct path to deepening students’ love of reading and learning. Provided by  SBPL
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 Brainfuse – Homework Help and Adult Learning Center. Live Help available daily from 2 to 10 pm. Other resources available 24/7.
Britannica Encyclopedia (inside library) 
Britannica Encyclopedia (outside library)
Use this powerful resource to search or browse for information in encyclopedias, magazines, videos, and Web sites. Encyclopædia Britannica Online Library Edition offers two ways to access this wealth of information. You can choose a library appropriate for your grade level:
1. Britannica Reference Center for high school students and up 2. Britannica Kids for middle school or elementary students and up
Provided by SBPL.
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 Charities and Nonprofits  Suggested local and national websites selected by librarians. Recommended by SBPL.
 
Citizenship-Immigration Resources
Suggested local and national websites selected by librarians. Recommended by SBPL.
  
College Resources
Suggested local and national websites selected by librarians. Recommended by SBPL.
Consumer Resources
Suggested local and national websites selected by librarians. Recommended by SBPL.
Directory of Open Access Journals
This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. We aim to cover all subjects and languages. There are now 4358 journals in the directory. Recommended by  SBPL
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Ebsco Explora 

Access full-text articles from thousands of magazines and journals. Provided by the NJ State Library
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Educators can access full-text articles, lesson plans and more valuable resources. Provided by the NJ State Library
 ebsco ecxplore
For students in grades K-12, access full text articles from thousands of magazines and journals. Provided by the NJ State Library
Ebsco Academic Search Premier
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,650 journals, including full text for more than 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.Provided by  NJ State Library
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Ebsco Business Source Elite  This business database provides full text for over 1,000 business publications.  The rich collection of titles in Business Source Elite provides information dating back to 1985.  More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included. Provided by  NJ State Library.  Help File
Ebsco ERIC
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 317,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966. Provided by  NJ State Library
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Ebsco GreenFILE
GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records. Provided by  NJ State Library
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EBSCO-legal
Providing exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis.
Ebsco  Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts LISTA  EBSCO is proud to provide the Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) database as a free resource to anyone interested in libraries and information management. This world-class bibliographic database covers librarianship, classification, information management, and more and indexes more than 700 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science. Provided by  NJ State Library Help File
Ebsco Literary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center (LRC) is a comprehensive literary reference database, which provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. LRC is a comprehensive database that combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else. LRC contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works and is an essential resource for public, academic and high school libraries.Provided by  NJ State Library
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Ebsco MasterFILE Elite
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,000general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Elite also contains full text for nearly 50 reference books as well as an Image Collection of over 960,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost. Provided by  NJ State Library

Ebsco MiddleSearch Plus
Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 453,000 photos, maps and flags. Provided by  NJ State Library
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Ebsco Novelist 
NoveList is a comprehensive readers’ advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With its intuitive interface and extensive feature content, NoveList Plus will help you to answer the question of what to read next. Provided by  NJ State Library
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Ebsco Novelist K-8 
NoveList K-8 is your solution for integrating fiction across the curriculum. With its fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 will be the resource you and your young readers turn to when looking for the next book to read.  Provided by  NJ State Library
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Ebsco Points of View
The Points of View Reference Center is an interface intended for public, academic, and high school libraries. Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. Each Points of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications. Provided by  NJ State Library
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Ebsco Primary Search
rimary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990. Provided by  NJ State Library
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Small Business Reference Center offers readers a collection of state-specific resources supported with demographic data and other local information.  Completing the database are business videos that provide critical information for business owners including interviews, ‘lessons learned’ features, lectures and ‘how to’ videos to help foster success in all aspects of managing a business.
Links to free online learning from some of the largest educational institutions and from private non-profit organizations for adult and young people.  This listing was created by the staff of the New Jersey State Library.
 
Employment Resources
Suggested local and national websites selected by librarians. Recommended by SBPL.
 
English as a Second Language Resources
Suggested local and national websites selected by librarians. Recommended by SBPL.
Facts on File
Science, history, multicultural studies and health. Provided by  SBPL
Topical entries of biographies, maps, timeline entries, primary source documents, images and videos.
Facts On File American History Online
Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting the important people and events of the American experience.Provided by  SBPL. Topical entries of biographies, maps, timeline entries, primary source documents, images and videos.
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Facts On File History Online_African_American
Exploring more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History Online offers many exciting features, including more than 85 historical videos that bring history to life.
Facts On File American Indian History Online
Offers thorough access to more than 15,000 years of Native American culture, history, and heritage. Provided by  SBPL. Topical entries of biographies, maps, timeline entries, primary source documents, images and videos.
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Facts on File American’s Women’s History Online
Covers the important people, events, legislation, and issues relevant to the study of women’s history in the United States. Provided by  SBPL. Topical entries of biographies, maps, timeline entries, primary source documents, images and videos.
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Facts on File Ancient and Medieval History Online
Explores the pre-modern world with in-depth focus on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Provided by  SBPL. Topical entries of biographies, maps, timeline entries, primary source documents, images and videos.
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Facts on File Bloom’s Literary Reference Online
Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature. Provided by  SBPL. Topical entries of biographies, maps, timeline entries, primary source documents, images and videos.
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Facts on File Curriculum Resource Center
Provides a library of printable teacher-handout material for the middle school, high school, and junior college curriculum. Provided by  SBPL. Topical entries of biographies, maps, timeline entries, primary source documents, images and videos.
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Facts on File – Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center
This database enables the user to explore different occupations. Salaries, occupational outlook and prospects, educational and licensure requirements and school, scholarship and internship information are available. Tools for career assessment, resume-writing and job searching are also offered.Provided by  SBPL. Topical entries of biographies, maps, timeline entries, primary source documents, images and videos.
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Facts on File Health Reference Center
Provides clear and comprehensive information on conditions and diseases, health and wellness, mental health, and the human body. Provided by  SBPL
Flash Demo Coming Soon; Help File . Topical entries of biographies, maps, timeline entries, primary source documents, images and videos.
Facts on File History Databases
Search all of the following history database files at one time: American History Online, American Women’s History Online, African-American History Online, American Indian History Online, Modern World History Online, Ancient and Medieval History Online. Provided by  SBPL. Topical entries of biographies, maps, timeline entries, primary source documents, images and videos.
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Facts On File Modern World History Online
Covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history—from mid-15th century to the present. Provided by  SBPL. Topical entries of biographies, maps, timeline entries, primary source documents, images and videos.
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Facts on File Science Online
Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments. Provided by  SBPL. Topical entries of biographies, maps, timeline entries, primary source documents, images and videos.
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Facts on File World Geography & Culture Online
World Geography and Culture Online enhances the study of countries, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills. This comprehensive reference site makes it easy to study all aspects of a country, with facts at a glance and in-depth coverage through country entries, maps, flags, images, statistics, news articles, a gazetteer, and more
Family Search
Free Family History, Family Tree, and Genealogy . Records and Resources from Around the World. Recommended by  SBPL.
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Gale Courses
Gale Courses gives you access to interactive online learning courses led by expert instructors. A broad array of Accounting & Finance and Technology courses are available for free – take courses in Quickbooks, investing, programming and more, as well as computer certificate programs. Courses run for 6 weeks and new sessions start monthly.
Reference
E-Books
Arts, Business, Education, Environment, History, Medicine. Provided by  SBPL
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Family Tree
Genealogy Learn how you can use the resources at the National Archives to explore your family’s ancestry.
 
Get Help
Work related information and resources from the State of NJ. Recommended by  SBPL
Google Book Search
A searchable archive of the full texts of books scanned from publishers and libraries. The site includes a discussion of what portions of materials are available for books that may still be under copyright protection: “you’ll only see snippets of text directly around your search term. This snippet view is designed to help users … make a decision about whether to go find a physical copy of the book.” Formerly known as Google Print. Recommended by  SBPL
 
Government Resources
Suggested local and national websites selected by librarians.Recommended by SBPL
The Harvard Classics and Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction
Provides searchable and browsable texts of the 50-volume Harvard Classics and the 20-volume Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction, originally published between 1909 and 1917. The site claims these materials “cover every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject through the twentieth century.” Many works include introductions and indexes. Also includes Lectures on the Harvard Classics . From Bartleby.com.Recommended by  SBPL
Healthy New Jersey
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. HealthyNJ also has relevance for NJ based policy makers and health care professionals.Recommended by  SBPL
 mycentralnj
The MyCentralJersey archive contains articles dating back to 01/01/1999. The articles you retrieve are subject to copyright protection under applicable law.
iBistro (LMXAC)
Search for books in the Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium Catalog (includes South Brunswick Public Library). Provided by SBPL

Jersey Cat
Unified book catalog of libraries throughout New Jersey. Provided by  NJ State Library

JerseyClicks
This database provides comprehensive industry and market research articles to encourage small business growth and empowerment. Provided by  NJ State Library.
Job & Career Accelerator
Explore careers, match your interests, search local and national job postings, create resumes, practice interview skills and more. Flash Demo
Learning Express 3.0  NEW VERSION
Practice exams are offered for civil service positions as well as licensing, certification and aptitude practice tests for a wide variety of careers. Occupational and career preparation information and job search and work place skills advice are also offered. Information in Spanish is available as well. This includes Job & Career Accelerator and the Popular Software Tutorials.Explore careers, match your interests, search local and national job postings, create resumes, practice interview skills and more.   Provided by  SBPL
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Legal Resources
Suggested local and national websites selected by librarians. Recommended by SBPL.
Library and Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.Provided by  SBPL
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The Library Thing
Enter what you’re reading or your whole library. It’s an easy, library-quality catalog. Recommended by  SBPL
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Lynda.com

With more than 2,400 courses taught by industry experts—and more added every week—lynda.com is designed for all levels of learners and is available whenever you’re ready to learn. You can even view it on your iPhone, iPad,
Android phone or tablet, or other mobile device.
Medicare Interactive Counselor
The Medicare Rights Center (MRC) is a national not-for-profit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older Americans and Americans with disabilities through counseling, educational programs and public policy initiatives. Before using the tools below, pick your state at the top right corner. This will give you easy access to the resources in your area. Recommended by  SBPL
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MEDLINEplus
MedlinePlus has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Recommended by  SBPL
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The Merck Manuals

Merck is committed to bringing out the best in medicine and scientific research. As part of that effort, Merck provides all of The Merck Manuals as a service to the community. Find information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written in everyday language.

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The Merck Veterinary Manual has been a trusted source of animal health information for students and practicing veterinarians for over 50 years. It contains authoritative guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of animal disorders and diseases. More than 1100 full-color images, audio examples, videos, and links to related information enhance the expansive coverage of companion, production, exotic, and laboratory animals

 NJ
A public access portal for free online access to the New Jersey Administrative Code
New Jersey Association of County Tax Boards Real Estate Values
Record Search allows search by county, town, locatin owner name, block or lot. Records give sales prices, land and tax assessment. Recommended by  SBPL
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. Recommended by  SBPL
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NJ
The Office of Adminstrtive Law and Lexis Nexis have established a public access portal for free online access to the New Jersey Register.
NJ
The most current official text of the permanent and general statutes of New Jersey.
NJCAN – NJ Career Assitance Navigator – Provided by the NJ DOL Center for Occupational Employment Information. Provides New Jersey-specific information on over 550 occupations including current wages, education options, job outlooks and occupational licensing requirements.
NEW YORK TIMES Article Archive 
1851 to present Citations (not full-text) to all articles in the NY Times. Call or email the Informtion Desk to get the full-text of the article. Recommended by  SBPL
NIH Senior Health
This easy-to-use website features health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health. Recommended by  SBPL
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Open Library 
Borrow to 5 titles for 2 weeks each, either in-browser or as a PDF or ePub.  Open Library account holders can borrow an eBook from the growing collection of mainly 20th Century titles available now. Each title can be borrowed by one patron at once, and you can read it in a web browser. or in  Adobe Digital Editions as a PDF or ePub.
Paramount YouTube Channel  A collection of Paramount full-length films and clips including selections that range from black-and-white to color, comedy to horror, and everything in between.
PARCC
PARCC Resources from the South Brunswick School District
Pink Monkey
A ‘G’ rated study resource for junior high, high school, college students, teachers and home schoolers … with over 460 Study Guides / Book Notes / Chapter Summaries online currently, and so much more.” Includes all of Barrons Booknotes. Features include literary criticism, full texts of classic literature, message boards, and tips for parents. “The MonkeyNotes are written and/or edited by highly qualified college Literature professors all around the country, commissioned by PinkMonkey.com.” Recommended by  SBPL
Poetry Archives
Contains thousands of full-text, non-copyrighted, classical poems from many poets. Searchable by author, title, and first line; browsable by author.Recommended by  SBPL
Project Gutenberg
This project provides over 20,000 free electronic books, mainly “older literary works that are in the public domain in the United States.” Books are classified as “light literature” (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Peter Pan”), “heavy literature” (the Bible, “Moby Dick,” works by Shakespeare), and reference works. Formats include audiobooks, recorded music, moving pictures and digitized sheet music. Recommended by  SBPL
pronunciator

Pronunciator offers the ability to learn any language in any other language — making for 4,000 possible course combinations! Learn any of the 80 languages available in Pronunciator. Instruction is available in 50 languages.
Pronunciator offers a large ESL curriculum with courses for 50 non-English languages. Provided by SBPL

Reference USA
Reference USA database has detailed information on 14 million US businesses, 210 million US residents, and 855,000 US health care providers. Provided by  NJ State Library
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Rare Book Room
This “educational site [is] intended to allow the visitor to examine and read some of the great books of the world.” Includes digitized facsimiles of “some of the great books in science, including books by Galileo, Newton, Copernicus, Kepler, Einstein, [and] Darwin”; most of the Shakespeare Quartos; musical scores by Beethoven and Mozart; the 1455 Gutenberg Bible held by the Library of Congress; and many more. Searchable, or browsable by topic, author, or library. Recommended by  SBPL
 rosetta stone
Rosetta Stone – All levels of this powerful language-learning software are available from inside or outside the library. Please choose the language you wish to learn when asked “Choose Your Language.” Provided by the New Jersey State Library
 NJSBDC
The New Jersey Small Business Development Centers’ network is committed to guiding established small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to create and expand their business enterprises which will, in turn, result in sustainable growth, job creation and statewide economic development.
 NJSBDC

Rutgers New Brunswick-Livingston Campus is where Middlesex Businesses Go to Grow. Entrepreneurs, both fledgling and established, can now receive strategic, growth-focused training, counseling and technical assistance in the heart of Middlesex County on the Rutgers-New Brunswick, Livingston Campus.   This SBDC Center will provide array of services to aspiring entrepreneurs as well as established businesses.

social
 Social Services Suggested local and national websites selected by librarians. Recommended by SBPL.
 
South Brunswick Local History
Local history resources gathered by the township librarian, Ceil Leedom.
South Brunswick Post . Recommended by  SBPL
South Brunswick Sentinel – Web Access to the publisher’s website with searchable archives back to 2000. Recommended by  SBPL
South Brunswick Sentinal – Digitized.    Digitized version of complete Sentinel with searchable archives back to 1995. Only available within the library. Internet Explorer browser recommended for viewing.  Safari browser recommended for IOS.  Recommended by  SBPL
 Talking Book & Braille Center  (TBBC) provides free public library service to New Jersey residents of all ages who cannot easily read standard printed materials due to a visual impairment, physical handicap or a learning disability. Recommended by  SBPL
Today in History
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.Recommended by  SBPL
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True Flix (inside library) 
TrueFlix (outside library) 
TrueFlix™ is the only online resource that leverages the award-winning True Books content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process.  Trueflix-Bookflix for ipad

Value Line (inside Library)
Value Line (outside Library) only a barcode is needed, PIN is not
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Investment Research for Stocks,  Mutual Funds and more. Includes Standard Edition, Plus Edition, Small & Mid-Cap Edition, Value Line 600, Value Line Select,  and more. Provided by SBPL
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Volunteer Resources
Suggested local and national websites selected by librarians. Recommended by SBPL.
weiss medigap Weiss Medigap Buyer’s Guide & Premium Calculator

With their Personalized Medigap Buyer’s Guide & Premium Calculator each library patron gets step-by-step guidance to learn how to select a Medigap insurance plan, which plans are right for them and which insurance company has the lowest rates. By simply entering their name, age, gender and zip code, users get immediate access to their own 80+ page, information-packed Buyer’s Guide & Premium Calculator, customized just for them

  Workforce NJ Public Information Network Online assistance provided for job seekers by the state’s One-Stop Career Center.  Access to job postings, career information, job fairs, and resume preparation are available. Links to One-Stop Career Centers located throughout the state providing free support services including access to employment counselors, workshops and educational training programs are provided as well.
WorldCat
Unified Catalog of libraries throughout the United States. Recommended by  SBPL
The World Almanac for Kids Online.
Provides a library of printable teacher-handout material and other content geared for elementary-level students. Provided by  SBPL. Topical entries of biographies, maps, timeline entries, primary source documents, images and videos.