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 re-register here  to continue using this database on the new 3.0 version by June 30th. All resumes must be exported and then imported into the new service. Please see a staff member for further assistance.





            Are you searching for medical information online and wondering which websites to trust? Medline Plus, produced by the National Institutes of Health, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, is one of the best websites.  It is so incredibly user friendly that it is almost impossible to make a mistake in your search strategy.  The website is

You can find out about any physical or psychiatric condition, but you don’t have to specify a condition.  If you select “Health Topics,” you can select a link from one of the following categories: “Body Location/Systems,” “Disorders and Conditions,” “Diagnosis and Therapy,” “Demographic Groups,” and “Health and Wellness.”  Complementary and alternative medicine can be found under “Diagnosis and Therapy.  Anything highlighted is a link.  Clicking on it will bring up the information. Most of the links are from the National Library of Medicine.  The rest of them are from the National Institute of Mental Health, nationally-known hospitals, associations for those who suffer from that condition, and foundations involved in researching it. 

You can check drugs, herbs, and supplements you are taking by clicking on “Drugs & Supplements.” For a drug, click on “Drugs” and then browse by brand name or generic name.  To research supplements, click on “All Herbs and Supplements.”  An alphabetical list will appear, with the source of the information for a given supplement listed in parentheses.  Information for each category includes uses; side effects and warnings; interactions with medications, herbs and supplements, or food; brand names for drugs; other names for supplements; and references.  There are copious links throughout the page.

            Go back to the first page of the website.  Click on “Videos and Cool Tools” and  choose from interactive tutorials, anatomy videos, or surgery videos.  This page has additional links under the headings “Calculators & Quizzes,” “Games,” “Understanding Medical Words,” “Evaluating Health Information,” “Director’s Comments Podcast,” and “NIH Senior Health Videos.”

You can use Medline Plus free of charge from your home computer or from the library’s public internet computers.  It is one of the easiest websites to navigate, but ask the staff on the lower level if you get stuck.  We can also recommend other excellent websites for online medical research.









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.