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
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. You must have a library card to register. If you do not have one, please visit the library to receive your free card today. 

NOVEMBER'S Online Resource


Are you looking for a job?  Do you need to create a resume?  Don’t Google “resumes” or you may end up at a for-pay site, which won’t allow you to print the resume you have created unless you pay $5 or more.  Create your resume on Job & Career Accelerator or Microsoft Word instead!  Do you need tips on filling out job applications or writing a cover letter?  Not sure what kind of job you want?  Check out the Job & Career Accelerator!  A link can be found on the Long Branch Free Public Library’s website,    This superb database, funded by the New Jersey State Library, has just been updated.  Read on to learn what it currently offers.

            Go to the library’s website and click on “Online Research.”  Scroll down on the left and click on “Job & Career Accelerator.”  You must have a library card to use this site.  Bring identification with proof of Long Branch residence to the Circulation Desk on the first floor.  If you work in Long Branch, bring identification that shows your address and proof of employment in Long Branch (company I.D. or letter from an officer on company letterhead). Non-residents can purchase a subscription membership for the low price of $20 a year.  You must still provide identification that includes your current address.

            The “Guidance” tab offers six options. If you like to know what a website is all about before you use it, you can click the “About Job & Career Accelerator” tab.  Otherwise, go straight to one of the other five “Guidance” tabs.  You can access a tutorial on filling out job applications or search for information about community colleges, four-year colleges and universities, and career training.   You can get advice about choosing a career as well.  Job & Career Accelerator     also offers tips on searching for a job or internship.  The last tab will enable you     to create a resume or cover letter.  This section has links to “10 Tips to Build the Perfect Resume,” “Entry-Level Resumes that Get Noticed,” “What Makes a Good Cover Letter?,” and “Cover Letters for Recent College Graduates.”

            Once you’re read all the advice you want, click on the “Resources” tab and “Job & Career Accelerator” to get started.  If you haven’t decided on a career, click on “Occupation Matcher.”  Occupation Matcher is an interest inventory that will help you identify careers that might interest you.  After you answer all of the questions, which must be answered in order, Job & Career Accelerator will list careers that fit your interests.  Save the ones that interest you to your personal dashboard, then click on “Explore Occupations” and search for jobs in those fields.  Or Click on “Explore Occupations” and search by occupation group or industry group to find in-demand careers.  When you select an occupation, an occupation card for that career becomes available.  For each occupation, you can explore wages and trends, knowledge, skills and abilities, tasks and activities, tools and technology, education and training, related occupations, web resources, recommended occupation practice tests, or recommended skills improvement.  You can also view available jobs or view your saved jobs. 

            Go to “Job and Internship Search” to look for a job.  Jobs and internships have separate tabs.  You have to search by city and state.  Try an advanced search if you want to know what jobs are available in a specific occupation within a certain number of miles from your home.

            Click on the “Resumes” or “Letters” tab to create a resume or cover letter.  You can choose from several sample formats.  Lists of keywords favored by employers are available at a click of the mouse while you are writing your resume.  Both general and job-specific keywords are available.  You can write a cover  letter from scratch or choose from one of the sample letters.  While you are working on resumes and letters, helpful tips appear on the right-hand side of  the screen.  Save your work on the dashboard.









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).  

Please note: You must re-register here  to continue using this database on the new 3.0 version by June 30th.

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.