Access to contemporary and classic reference works: encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, and quotations. Also provides access to poetry, fiction, and nonfiction works.
Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com
A simple way to broadly search scholarly literature across disciplines and sources. Provides a good starting point for research.
High Beam Encyclopedia www.encyclopedia.com
Free online encyclopedia, provides search or browse options through over 57,000 articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia.
Virtual library of resources such as databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, mailing lists, online library catalogs, articles, and directories of researchers.
Internet Public Library (ipl2) www.ipl.org
ipl2 is an annotated subject directory of Internet resources, selected and evaluated by librarians. Also has search options. Information from Librarians Internet Index (http://lii.org) has been merged into this site.
A source of facts that indexes and reviews quality and current web-based resources.
Research Beyond Google http://oedb.org/library/college-basics/research-beyond-google
Links to "deep web" resources, beyond the reach of Google and other search engines.
Virtual Library http://vlib.org
The oldest catalog of the Web, run by a group of experts in their fields.
Web-based encyclopedia written by volunteers from across the world. Useful as a general introduction to various topics, but not recommended for serious research.
American Memory http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html
Available through the Library of Congress, American Memory offers free and open access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music.
American Rhetoric www.americanrhetoric.com
Extensive database of speeches, sermons, lectures, and legal proceedings. Contains great American speeches, political addresses, as well as fictionalized movie speeches. Special section on 9/11 rhetoric and Christian rhetoric.
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/
Sponsored jointly by the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, this site provides digital access to select American newspapers from 1880 to 1910. Also includes a directory of newspapers published in the United States from 1690 to the present.
Internet Archive Book Images https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/
Database of over 2.6 million copyright-free images from millions of library book pages. Images dating from 1500 through 1922. Great for history, art, and science researchers.
Mother of All Art and Art History www.art-design.umich.edu/mother
Collection of resources in the areas of art and art history provided by the School of Art at the University of Michigan. Includes online exhibitions, art museums, research resources, and online collections.
Online Literary Criticism Collection
(Internet Public Library) www.ipl.org/div/litcrit
Collection of web sites on literary criticism dealing with American and British literature from pre-1500 to the twentieth century.
Performing Arts Encyclopedia www.loc.gov/performingarts
Explore the music, dance and theater collections of the Library of Congress. Find information about scores, sheet music, audio recordings, films, photographs, and more. Users can find digitized items from the collections; special Web presentations on topics and collections; articles and biographical essays; finding aids to collections; and databases for performing arts resources.
Voice of the Shuttle http://vos.ucsb.edu/index.asp
VoS, maintained by Professor Alan Liu at the University of California at Santa Barbara, is a free database for humanities research. It provides access to various resources, including authors, works, projects, course syllabi, criticism and critics, journals, mail lists and newsgroups, conferences and calls for papers.
American Stock Exchange (NYSE Alternext US) www.amex.com
The American Stock Exchange (AMEX) was recently acquired by NYSE Euronext, becoming the third-largest U.S. options marketplace.
Average Retail Prices (U.S. Department of Labor Statistics) www.bls.gov/ro3/apne.htm
This site, created by the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, allows users to create a report of historic food and energy retail prices. The data is reported on a monthly basis. Users can customize the report to include any number of years going back to 1980.
Bloomberg Businessweek Company Insight Center
Find stock quotes and charts, news and press releases, financials and key competitors for over 42,000 public and 322,000 private companies worldwide. Read up-to-the-minute global sector and industry news.
Financial Accounting Standards Board www.fasb.org/st
Contains links to FASB Pronouncements and EITF Abstracts in .pdf format.
NASDAQ Stock Exchange www.nasdaq.com
U.S. stock quotes, current market activity, market news, personal finances research and tools.
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE Euronext) www.nyse.com
The New York Stock Exchange Group (NYSE) merged with Euronext in 2007 to form a global marketplace group. The AMEX was recently acquired by this group.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (EDGAR) www.sec.gov/index.htm
Use this site to search EDGAR for business filings.
U.S. Small Business Administration www.sba.gov
Small business planner, support services for existing businesses, training resources.
Wall Street Journal www.wsj.com
U.S. and world business news. Some items only available with subscription.
NJ Career Assistance Navigator www.njcan.org
A New Jersey state sponsored site which offers extensive information on over 550 occupations and 194 NJ occupational licenses, registrations and certifications. Also included are sections on volunteering and apprenticeships in New Jersey.
NJ Next Stop www.njnextstop.org
A New Jersey state sponsored site to help NJ teens, parents and counselors learn more about career interests, career options and the world of work. It also provides information about industries, occupations and skills that are in demand in New Jersey.
Occupational Outlook Handbook www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm
Bureau of Labor Statistics' publication on job training and qualifications, earnings, expected prospects, and working conditions.
Copyright Advisory Office http://copyright.columbia.edu/copyright/
Addresses the relationship between copyright law and the work of the university in order to best promote research, teaching, and library services. Maintained by Columbia University Libraries.
Copyright & Fair Use http://fairuse.stanford.edu
Provides an in-depth review of copyright issues, plus an extensive set of resources for research. Maintained by Stanford University Libraries.
U.S. Copyright Office www.copyright.gov
Search copyright records, apply for copyright protection, laws and policies.
Digital Book Index www.digitalbookindex.org
This index is intended as a "meta-index" for most major eBook sites, along with thousands of smaller specialized sites. Provides links to more than 165,000 full-text digital books from more than 1800 commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. More than 140,000 of these books, texts, and documents are available free.
Directory of Open Access Journals www.doaj.org
Scholarly journals that are available online to researches free of charge. Hosted, maintained and partly funded by Lund University Libraries.
Google Books http://books.google.com
Search full-text in books and magazines. Titles no longer covered by copyright are available for online viewing. Others only allow online preview with purchase options. Purchase e-books in the Google eBookstore. Some are available for free.
The Gutenberg-e prizewinning books represent distinguished and innovative scholarship in the area of history. This prize is a collaborative effort between Columbia University Press and the American Historical Association, committed to exploring and promoting the electronic publication of scholarly writing.
Project Gutenberg www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page
Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books. Most of the items in its collection are the full texts of public domain books.
Academic Earth http://academicearth.org
Access to thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholars on a wide range of academic subjects.
Online education resource center with extensive subject guides on wide-ranging topics. Includes information regarding both online and print resources.
Common Core State Standards www.corestandards.org
A comprehensive listing of the common core state requirements in mathematics and language arts for K-12 students. Teachers, parents and community leaders have worked together to develop these standards to clearly communicate what is expected of students at each grade level.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence http://free.ed.gov
An index of teaching and learning resources from various federal agencies including the Library of Congress and the Endowment for Humanities. Includes links to primary documents, videos, and photographs. Great for education and liberal arts majors.
iTunes U www.apple.com
Download the iTunes U app from the Apple App Store on your mobile device. This app hosts content from more than 800 universities and distinguished organizations. Stanford, Yale, and Oxford are on the list, as well as MoMA, the New York Public Library, Public Radio International, and PBS stations. iTunes U offers audio and video of lectures, plus slideshows, PDFs, books, films, exhibit tours, and audio books.
Khan Academy www.khanacademy.org
A collection of short instructional videos aimed at remedial assistance in various academic subject areas. Subjects include math, biology, chemistry, and physics. Lesser-served subject areas include finance andn history.
Online College Courses www.OnlineCourses.com
Online college courses from leading universities around the world are collected on this website. Access requires creating a free account. Get videos and lectures from the world's leading universities including University of Oxford, Univ. of Virginia, MIT, Harvard, Tufts, California Institute of Technology, Yale, Stanford, and more. Subject areas range from math and science to humanities and writing.
An database of short videos ("TED talks") by "the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers who are challenged to give the talk of their lives" in 18 minutes or less. Wide-ranging topics include technology, entertainment, business, design, science and global issues.
U.S. State Department's web site that provides information about U.S. foreign policy, current political news, and American government, life and culture.
The American Presidency Project www.presidency.ucsb.edu
Extensive coverage of both historical and current information on United States presidencies. Includes over 85,000 documents, such as speeches, official papers, executive orders, proclamations, news conferences, and press briefings.
FDsys (Federal Digital System) www.gpo.gov/fdsys/
FDsys (formerly GPO Access) provides free online access to official Federal Government publications from each of the three branches of the Federal Government. Users can search, browse and download publications.
Access free, fact-based federal legislative information including bills currently and previously before the House and Senate. Review bill status, summary, and full text. Information currently dates back to 2001. Search the Congressional Record back to 2001. View Congressional member profiles back to 1929. This site is currently in beta-mode, but will eventually replace THOMAS.
A nonpartisan news and information web site devoted to encouraging civic participation. It provides information for citizens who want to learn about the issues of the day and enables them to easily contact their government representative through interactive software.
National Conference of State Legislatures www.ncsl.org
A bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. Provides research, technical assistance and a forum for an exchange of ideas concerning pressing state issues.
National Register of Historic Places http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/natreghome.do?searchtype=natreghome
The official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Find detailed information about properties on this list.
New Jersey Legislature www.njleg.state.nj.us
Online versions of the New Jersey Statutes Annotated (NJSA), New Jersey Chapter Laws (1996-1998) and Bills (1996-97 & 1998-99). Includes resources on committees, rules and ethics, legislative publications and district maps.
State Rankings (2010 Statistical Abstract) www.census.gov/compendia/statab/rankings.html
Find state rankings on many subjects, from population, to unemployment rates, to energy consumption. Data based on data published in the 2010 Statistical Abstract.
THOMAS Legislative Information on the Internet http://thomas.loc.gov
Access to legislative documents as provided by the Library of Congress. Includes bills and resolutions, Congressional records, public laws, treaties, and schedules and calendars.
The U.S. Census and the Amazing Apportionment Machine
Short video explaining the apportionment process of dividing seats in the House of Representatives among the 50 states based on the population figures collected during the decennial census.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis
The federal agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. Some services provided include: citizenship, immigration of family members and legal rights to working in the United States.
The official web portal of the U.S. government. Provides information for U.S. residents, businesses and organizations, government employees, and visitors. Links to various government agencies.
White House (Slideshare) www.slideshare.net/whitehouse
The official Slideshare account of the White House in Washington, D.C. Shares documents and presenations prepared by the White House staff.
The U.S. Department of Education’s website provides assistance in applying for college financial aid. It also includes direct links for FAFSA, Federal Direct Consolidation Loans, and the National Student Loan Data System.
This site allows a user to search a database of more than 400,000 U.S. scholarships, fellowships, internships, grants, and loans. Requires free registration.
Federal Student Aid www.studentaid.ed.gov
Your source for free information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.
Information on scholarships, loans, savings plans and other sources of financial aid.
BBC Country Profiles http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/default.stm
Information on the history, economy, and politics of countries and territories. Each profile includes an overview, map, facts, current leaders and a media overview.
CIA World Factbook www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
Central Intelligence Agency's compendium of country information, including maps and country flags.
Country Studies/Area Handbook http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html
Description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems of coutnries throughout the world. Information provided by the Library of Congress.
Diplomatic List www.state.gov/s/cpr/rls/dpl/
This publication covers foreign missions (embassies, interest sections) in the United States. It contains the names of members of the diplomatic staffs of these missions.
Global Issues Gateway www.gig.org
Created by Fairleigh Dickinson University, this educational website provides a peer-reviewed academic online journal, streaming video archives of U.N. and other global events at FDU, and a Global Virtual classroom.
International Monetary Fund www.imf.org
Data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other financial indicators. Also includes World Economic Outlook Database, Global Financial Stability Report, and country reports.
The Official Document System of the United Nations has the full text of United Nations parliamentary documents, including resolutions and decisions.
United Nations www.un.org/en/
U.S.A. Learns www.USALearns.org
Free online tutorials to learn English. Includes basic reading, writing, speaking and life skills. Must use Internet Explorer to access tutorials.
ClinicalTrials.gov is a Web-based resource that provides patients, their family members, health care professionals, researchers, and the public with easy access to information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies on a wide range of diseases and conditions. The Web site is maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Food and Drug Administration www.fda.gov
Current information on consumer health, food, and drug safety issues.
Healthy NJ www.healthynj.org/
Produced by University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, this site is meant to meet the health care information needs of consumers, particularly the citizens of New Jersey. Content on the pages is selected and developed based on criteria including currency, accuracy, and relevance.
Provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Contains links to Healthy People 2010 and the newly issued Healthy People 2020.
International Encyclopedia of Sexuality http://kinseyinstitute.org/ccies
Comprehensive compilation of information about sexual behavior and attitudes. Information is presented by country.
Part of the WebMD Network. In-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers.
Authoritative health and medical information for consumers. All content is non-biased and approved by the National Library of Medicine.
Merck Manuals www.merck.com/pubs
Online editions of Merck's medical publications. Includes editions for patients, healthcare providers, chemists, veterinarians, and more.
National Library of Medicine http://nlm.nih.gov
Portal to information on current health and environmental issues. Resources for the general public, health care professionals, researchers and librarians.
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that offers over 18 million citations from MEDLINE. Geared towards medical professionals and students doing medical research.
American Hotel & Lodging Association www.ahla.com
An association for professionals in the hospitality industry. See the Information Center for statistics and history of the lodging industry.
Food Timeline http://foodtimeline.org
For culinary students, teachers, chefs, and authors seeking credible food history information.
Features the latest hospitality and hotel news, events, and job opportunities.
National Restaurant Association www.restaurant.org
Represents, educates and promotes the restaurant/hospitality industry. See the Industry Research section for fact sheets, forecasts, and state-by-state statistics.
Nation's Restaurant News www.nrn.com
Latest news of and trends in the restaurant industry. Many sections and articles are free. Others require a paid subscription.
Sustainable Tourism Online www.sustainabletourismonline.com
A comprehensive online information resource, developed by Australia’s Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre, that delivers substantial research, data and tools within three main sustainability themes – Destinations and Communities, Business Operations, and Parks & Culture. It also offers relevant information and knowledge on broader sustainability tourism topics..
Code of Federal Regulations www.gpo.gov/fdsys
CFR is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.
FindLaw: Cases and Codes www.findlaw.com/casecode
Search for resources pertaining to federal and state constitutions, statutes, cases and more.
New Jersey Judiciary www.judiciary.state.nj.us/
Information from NJ State Courts as well as links to online court decisions from other states.
Opinions of the New Jersey Courts http://njlaw.rutgers.edu/collections/courts/
This is a full-text archive of the Opinions of the New Jersey Courts, including the Supreme Court, from March, 1994 to date, the Superior Court Appellate Division and the Tax Court from September, 1995 to date. Provided by Rutgers University-Camden Law Library.
Public Library of Law www.plol.org
A good starting point for those unfamiliar with legal searches. This site provides access to a wide variety of legal resources for legal professionals and the general public alike. Resources include cases from the U.S. Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, state cases back to 1997, Federal statutory law and codes from all 50 states, regulations, court rules, constitutions, and more.
United States Code Annotated www.law.cornell.edu/uscode
Online version of United States Code generated from the most recent official version made available by the U.S. House of Representatives. Provided by Cornell University.
Digital Public Library of America http://dp.la/
The DPLA offers a single point of access to millions of items—photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more—from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States. Users can browse and search the DPLA’s collections by timeline, map, format, and topic.
The HathiTrust Digital Library brings together the immense collections of partner institutions in digital form, preserving them securely to be accessed and used today, and in future generations. Currently, there are over 10 million volumes digitized.
JerseyCat is New Jersey's statewide virtual union catalog and interlibrary loan system. Enter "FDU" in the Library field, then click "login" to begin your search.
Library of Congress www.loc.gov
Search the Library of Congress print catalog, access digital collections and other research resources.
NYPL Digital Gallery http://digitalgallery.nypl.org
The NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 800,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.
Open WorldCat www.worldcat.org
Access to over 1.2 billion items (books, music, videos, articles) in more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. Locate the libraries in your area that hold each item.
Virtual Academic Library Environment - VALE www.valenj.org
Founded in 1998 the VALE consortium provides an extraordinary level of information access to academic resources in New Jersey. For library staff and patrons.
NJ DataBank http://njdatabank.newark.rutgers.edu
This website, developed by the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University, contains data from a wide array of sources in 20 policy areas. Features include municipal profiles, county comparisons, state rankings, New Jersey reports and analysis, and contacts for Rutgers policy area experts. NJ DataBank provides one location for data about New Jersey including visual data representations. It is updated regularly.
NJ History Resources http://libguides.kean.edu/newjerseyhistory
This research guide, developed by Kean University, links to NJ history resources including digital archives, sources for genealogical research, historical societies, curriculum resources and maps. See the freely available digitized New Jersey newspapers. It also includes a link to the Kean University New Jersey History Project which consists of non-fiction books and novels that represent the broad and rich history of New Jersey in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
NJ Public Policy Collection http://cdm15353.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15353coll3
This digital collection, developed by Kean University, houses the publications of non-profit organizations which focus on New Jersey public policy issues. The collection now contains over 300 documents.
NJ State Data Center http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/census/2010/sf1_index.html
Detailed cross-tabulations of population and housing data to date from the 2010 Census.
NJ Women's History www.njwomenshistory.org
An interactive resource for visiting sites of significance to women’s history in New Jersey, either online or by driving through the Garden State. Developed by the Alice Paul Institute and Preservation Partners.
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy www.iep.utm.edu
Most of the articles in this online encyclopedia are original contributions by specialized philosophers around the Internet. Others have been largely adapted from older sources.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy http://plato.stanford.edu
Academic, refereed entries on all areas of philosophy. Searchable by author, title or advanced keyword.
American Counseling Association www.counseling.org
Whether you are a consumer, graduate student, new professional, or seasoned professional counselor, ACA is your portal to the world of counseling.
American Psychological Association www.apa.org
Overview of current topics in psychology, news stories, career information, and APA Style Guide.
Association for Psychological Science www.psychologicalscience.org
The Association’s mission is to promote, protect, and advance the interests of scientifically oriented psychology in research, application, teaching, and the improvement of human welfare.
Mental Health Net http://mentalhelp.net
Comprehensive guide to mental health, psychology, and psychiatry resources online. Offers current research on mental health issues, an online mental health support community, and blogs, articles and advice columns.
National Institute of Mental Health http://mentalhealth.gov
Scientific organization dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment and prevention of mental disorders, and the promotion of mental health.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species www.iucnredlist.org
Widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species.
A collaborative effort of over 14 federal science agencies and serves as a gateway to over 1,950 scientific web sites. This site allows metasearching of free full-text and bibliographic databases such as Energy Citations Database, NASA Technical Report Server, NTIS, PubMed, Agricola, and USGS Publications Warehouse.
Olympic Record Book www.olympic.org/medallists-results
A search engine within the official site of the Olympic Movement that allows users to search a database of all Olympic medal winners. Search by sport, country, athlete gender, winter/summer games, among other criteria.
Citation Style for Research Papers www2.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/library/workshop/citation.htm
Guides for APA, Turabian, MLA, Chicago and AMA styles. Prepared by the staff of B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, Long Island University.
Free citation generator for MLA. Other formats require paid subscription.
Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/
Extensive online resources for all types of academic writing assignments. Includes basics on the writing process, formatting, grammar, and punctuation rules, and APA and MLA style guides. Lots of examples provided.
Research and Documentation Online www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/
Guides for APA, MLA, Chicago and CBE styles. Also includes a list of style manuals used in a variety of disciplines.
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) www.asvabprogram.com
Certified Public Accountant Examination (CPA) www.cpa-exam.org
College Board www.collegeboard.org/testing
Resources for the following College Board tests: Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT), and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Find sample tests, study tips, planning advice, and registration information.
Educational Testing Service (ETS) www.ets.org
General Educational Development (GED) www.gedtestingservice.com
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) www.gre.org
Law School Admission Test (LSAT) www.lsac.org
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) www.aamc.org/students/mcat/start.htm
National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) www.ncsbn.org/index.htm
Princeton Review www.princetonreview.com
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) www.toefl.org
United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) www.usmle.org
American Women http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/awhhtml/
Library of Congress' resources for the study of women's history and culture in the United States.
Discovering American Women's History Online http://digital.mtsu.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/women
Provides access to over 600 digital collections of primary sources which document the history of women in the United States. Maintained by Middle Tennessee State University's Walker Library.
Farzaneh Journal www.farzanehjournal.com/
Journal of Women's Studies and Research in Iran and Muslim Countries.
An online community fostering awareness, education and activism.
Feminist Majority Foundation Online www.feminist.org/
Organization dedicated to women's equality. FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially and politically.