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. 

APRIL'S Online Resource

Chosen by Reference Librarian Janet Birckhead

April is National Poetry & Jazz Month. 

If you like poetry, try  Although the site invites visitors to become members, you will be able to access all or almost all of the material without joining.  For those who choose to join, there are many levels of membership, beginning at $35 a year.  Membership funds the annual Walt Whitman Award and gives you a subscription to the biannual magazine, American Poets, and a discount on special events and    on purchases from the Poets Shop. is a very well designed site that is easy to navigate.  Whether you are a poetry lover, an unpublished poet, or a teacher, you will love this site!        

Links to the following regular features appear in black boxes at the top of the first page     of the website: Browse Poems & Poets, Poem-a-Day, Materials for Teachers, Poetry Near You, and Stanza: Updates.  On the first page of the website, you will also find the quotation of the day and the poem of the day.   Below that are links to the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry Month, and American Poets magazine.   In the middle of the page, you will see the Poem of the Day prominently displayed.   To the left is an invitation to receive each day’s poem by email.   To the right and below the Poem of the Day are announcements of special events and descriptions of other features available through the site.  When I examined the site, there was an announcement of the Dear Poet project for kids in grades 5 through 12, a description of a regular feature called Poems for Every Occasion, a photo and description of an item for sale through the site’s shop, and a description of the P.O.P. Video Series.  The site also provided links to UTube videos of poets, information on how to purchase this year’s National Poetry Month poster, the featured quotation from a poet’s glossary, and a description of the featured essay.  At the bottom of the page is a link to sign up for the educator newsletter from the Academy of American Poets, links to two featured poets, and a link to Collection: Poetic Forms.

If you click on Browse Poems and Poets, you will have access to more than 5,000 poems and almost 2700 poets, more than 1000 texts, and 265 books.  Click to browse poems, then select an occasion (theme), a poetic form, and/or a movement or school of poetry.  You will have a choice of several poems that fit the parameters you have chosen.  If the theme is a particularly popular one, you will be able to choose from a list of poets who wrote on that theme. Select Poetry Near You and choose your state from the drop-down menu.  You will see a list of upcoming poetry readings, festivals, and historic landmarks associated with famous poets in your state. 

Teachers can access lesson plans and articles on teaching poetry.  The target age level of these materials ranges from elementary school to graduate school.  The editors invite visitors to participate in the Dear Poet project and the Poem in Your Pocket program this April.  Teachers can sign up for an educator newsletter, click on a link to the most popular poems to teach, or submit a lesson plan for inclusion on the 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. 


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