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. 


Chosen by Reference Librarian Janet Birckhead


Cinco de Mayo means the fifth of May in English.The holiday Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Battle of Puebla, which was fought on May 5, 1862.It is commonly celebrated by Mexican-Americans in the United States.Go to and type in Cinco de Mayo and you will learn a great deal about this holiday.I was surprised to learn that, although there is a major celebration in the city of Puebla, in general Cinco de Mayo is a bigger holiday in the United States than in most of Mexico.Some Americans confuse Cinco de Mayo with Mexico’s Independence Day, which is actually Sept. 16.While you are reading about the history of Cinco de Mayo, a link to information on Pancho Villa may pop up.Click on “Ten Facts about Pancho Villa” to learn about one of the leaders of the Mexican Revolution.Then go back to your original search results and choose from, among many other links, an article on this year’s Cinco de Mayo celebration in Washington, D.C., information on finding Cinco de Mayo celebrations during your travels to Mexico, a kids’ page on Cinco de Mayo, an article entitled “Seven Facts about Cinco de Mayo,” and another entitled “Cinco de Mayo: America’s Favorite Mexican Holiday,” which includes recipes and ideas for hosting a party. is one of the librarian’s favorite search engines.Founded in 1996 as the Mining Company, the site changed its name to in has a thousand experts on their staff.Just type in menu bar at the top lists the following categories: About.Com, Food, Health, Home, Money, Style, Tech, Travel, More, and Videos.The first tab on the menu bar includes photographs as linksto various features.(If you want the about us feature, you will need to scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “our story.”) Under More, you can find Autos, Dating & Relationships, Education, Entertainment, En Espanol (for access in Spanish), Careers, News & Issues, Parenting, Religion & Spirituality, and Sports.If you prefer to search for specific topics, use the search bar. It is easy to use, but be aware of the fact that, like any search engine, the site lists sponsored links first.For example, in my search for Cinco de Mayo, I had to go down to the sixth link to find information posted by the staff of website has been updated with a fresh look, since the last time I featured it as Website of the Month, but the information is as solid as ever.Try it!I am confident that it will soon become one of your favorite websites. Ask the staff at the Adult Services desk if you need help navigating this site.



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

Learning Express - Learn A Test
Take practice tests in the following areas: GED, Basic Skills, Civil Service, Cosmetology, EMS (Emergency Medical Services), Firefighter, Law Enforcement,  Military,  Online Courses  (SAT Preparation), Postal Services, Real Estate, Teaching,  and US Citizenship.  You must register with a valid library card number. 


Learn a new language with this interactive database that provides step by step lesson plans for 38 different languages. This database features ESL lessons for Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese speakers. 


Zinio Magazine Service

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