Online Research Tools

Ancestry Library
Access census and other records for genealogical research. This databases is only available within our library.

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Corfacts - Reach nearly 65,000 New Jersey Businesses, Top Officers, Plant Managers, HR Contacts, Buyers. Create Mailing Lists, Prospect Lists, or Update Your Contact Database.  Corfacts Remote Access - Outside of the library access

Ebsco - the platform for many well-known library databases such as Novelist,  History Reference Center, and more.  Ebsco Remote Access - Outside of the Library. Accessible from anywhere with your LBFPL card number (no spaces).

Global Road Warrior ( new)
Access all kinds of pertinent, up to date travel data for locations worldwide. From maps to restaurant information there is just about anything the global traveler needs to know.

eBooks from Ebsco - thousands of online books

Jersey Clicks
A new statewide portal featuring full- text databases in business, health, education and more.  With your library card you can search full text magazines, journals and encyclopedias. 


Job and Career Accelerator
the industry's most comprehensive, online job search system that puts job seekers on the Fast Track to getting hired




Are you preparing to take the SAT?   Do you want to give your school-aged kids additional practice before they take standardized tests?   Do you need to pass a test to become licensed for a specific profession?  Or have you been out of work for a while and decided that you need to update your skills?  Do you want to obtain a green card or take the U.S. citizenship test?  The Long Branch Free Public Library subscribes to a database that you can use to take practice tests in all of those areas – and more.  You can access it from any of the library’s public internet computers or from your home computer.  Best of all, it’s free, with your library card!  To access this database, go to the library’s homepage at  Click on “Online Research.”  LearnATest is the second database on the right side of the list.  If you are using one of the public internet computers, click on LearnATest.  If you are using your own computer or a friend’s, click on Remote LearnATest.  Click on “Log In” in the upper right-hand corner.  Then type in your user name and password.  If you do not have an account yet, click on “New Users Register Here.”  You must have an email account to register.  In order to obtain free access, you must use your library card as your password when you register.  If you do not have a computer at home and you are not a Long Branch resident, ask the staff at the Adult Services Desk for a computer-only card.  You will need to show I.D. to get a library card, computer-only card, or guest pass.  On the left, you will see a list with the heading “Learning Centers.”  The first five of these are for those of you who are still in school or for your children.  The “Elementary School” tab will lead you to practice versions of standardized tests in reading and math from several states. The “Middle School” tab leads to similar tests in reading, math, and social studies, as well as writing skills improvement.  You can also take practice tests for high school entrance exams.  The “High School” tab offers skills improvement exercises in logic and reasoning, math, reading comprehension, science, statistics, trigonometry, vocabulary and spelling, and writing and grammar.  There are practice tests for standardized exams available for some of these subjects.  The “College Prep” tab offers practice tests for the PSAT and NMSQT, SAT, ACT, THEA, TOEIC, and TOEFL exams, as well as the AP Placement exam.  The CUNY Skills Assessment Test is available as well.  There are also tabs for general test-taking preparation, for college admission (essay) preparation, and college placement preparation.  College students will find practice exams under the tabs “College Placement Preparation” and “Graduate School Entrance Exams Preparation.”  The other tabs for college students offer exercises for skills improvement in the following areas: personal finance, public speaking, math and reasoning, reading comprehension, science, vocabulary and spelling, and writing and grammar.  There is a wealth of material for adults as well.  If you want to improve your computer skills, select the tab “Popular Software Tutorials.”  Under the “Occupation Practice Tests” tab, you will find tests for the following fields: air traffic controller, civil service, commercial driver’s license, cosmetology, culinary arts, electrical, emergency medical services, firefighter, green careers, law enforcement, military, nursing and allied health, legal, plumbing, real estate, and teaching. If you are out of work, the “Workplace Skills Improvement” tab offers help business writing, job search and networking skills, resumes, interviewing, and success on the job, as well as WorkKeys and TOEIC exam preparation.  The “Skill Building for Adults” tab provides practice exercises for those who have forgotten what they studied in high school.  The headings are the same as the ones that appear under the “High School” tab.  Immigrants should click on the “U.S. Citizenship” tab, where they can find information on how to get a green card and take practice tests for the citizenship exam, in English and Spanish.  Practice exercises in reading and math for Spanish speakers are available under the tab “Recursos Para Hispanohablantes.”   Once you have finished an exam, you will not be able to print out the completed exam.  However, LearnATest will score your exam and list the areas you need to work on.   A new improved version of LearnATest has just come out! It includes material on the 2014 GED exam.   If you created your account using LearnATest 2.0, your practice materials will not transfer to LearnATest 3.0.   If you have begun a test or practice exercise, you must finish your work on it by June 30, 2014.   See the staff at the Adult Services Desk if you have any questions.












Kovels - New
Visit this to sign up for a free account for access to information about antiques and  collectibles  including price.

Learn A Test
Take practice tests in the following areas: Academic, Basic Skills, Civil Services, Cosmetology, EMS (Emergency Medical Services), Firefighter, Law Enforcement,  Military,  Online Courses  (SAT Preparation), Postal Services, Real Estate, Teaching,  and US Citizenship.  Remote LearnAtest - Outside of the Library
Accessible from anywhere with your LBFPL card number (no spaces).  

Live Mocha

The world’s largest language learning community, is available free with your library card. There are 38 languages available to study, using  “beans” or  “coins” to obtain lessons.  User registration with an email address and  your library card number as your password is required  to receive free language lessons.  (Speakers or headphones are required.)  Please ask the staff if you need help.


Zinio Magazine Service

Sign in to read current issues of many, many magazines in their entirety. 


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