Access census and other records for genealogical research. This databases is only available within our library.
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
A new statewide portal featuring full- text databases. 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
March's Reference SourceSpotlight:
It’s tax season! As you know, your income tax return must be mailed by April 15. Tax forms are available on the main floor near the large print books. From the Circulation Desk, head towards the Meeting Room. On your right, just pastthe paperback collection, you will see a large table full of federal tax forms.Take what you need. Unfortunately, the state of New Jersey no longer sends tax booklets to the library, but staff in the Adult Services Department will help you print out the booklet and forms. For those who need help preparing their tax return, the Long Branch Free Public Library is offering free tax help again this year. Mr. Kmecz and Mr. and Mrs. Soni, volunteers from VITA, will file your taxes electronically. If you prefer paper filing, Al Peskoe is assisting patrons who prefer the old school approach. The tax help is free, but tax forms printed from the computer and photocopies of your tax return cost $.10 a page. For a copy of the tax help schedule, go to the library’s website at longbranchlib.org or stop by the Adult Services Desk on the lower level. For those who prefer to do it themselves, the Long Branch Free Public Library is highlighting, as our Websites of the Month, the two essential websites for this time of year, the websites for the IRS and the NJ Division of Taxation. The IRS website is www.irs.gov. There is a great deal of information, but this paragraph will give you the highlights. At the top of the IRS homepage, you will see eight grey tabs: Filing, Payments, Refunds, Credits & Deductions, News & Events, Forms & Pubs, Help & Resources, and For Tax Pros. If you click on “Filing,” for example, you will find information from the IRS on who is required to file and methods of filing the IRS finds acceptable. There is a link to “Free File,” a free site you can use to file your taxes, and another link to professionals who are authorized IRS e-filers. To find an authorized professional, just type in your zip code.Below these eight tabs, you will see some headings with white letters on a red background. If you just want to print out a tax form, jump down to the section “Forms & Pubs.” Click on the form you want or on the word “More.” “More” leads you to “Current Forms & Pubs, ”Prior Year Forms & Pubs,” and “Accessible Forms & Pubs.” “Accessible Forms & Pubs” will take you to Braille forms and forms that can be used with a screen reader, a tool used by those with limited vision. Once you click on your choice, the fastest way to locate the form you want is to type in the product number.If you type in the words “Schedule E,” the site will give you three choices: the 1040 schedule E form, the instructions for the 1040 schedule E, and the 1040 schedule EIC. Click on your choice. When the form or booklet appears on the screen, print what you need. Once you have filed your taxes, you may wish to return to www.irs.gov and click on “Where’s My Refund?” This is located under the red heading labeled “Filing & Payment.” Go to www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation for New Jersey tax forms and information on filing your New Jersey taxes. There are four main sections: a series of tabs on the left side of the page, four tabs (“Individuals,” “Businesses,” “Tax Professionals,” and “Helpful Resources”) in the center, “What’s New?” in the upper right corner, and a map of Regional Information Centers on the lower right. To locate and print a New Jersey income tax booklet, look under “Individuals.” (The tab that has been selected is light blue and the remaining tabs are dark blue.If another tab is light blue, click on “Individuals.”) Click on “Forms” and select “Print/Download Tax Forms” or one of the other choices.If you click on “Print/Download Forms,” a long list will appear. To obtain a New Jersey income tax booklet or New Jersey tax forms, click on “Gross Income Tax (Individual).” You will see another long list of forms and publications, with the New Jersey 1040 and related forms at the top. Click on the publication orform you want. Then print it.
Kovels - New
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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
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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.
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