Research Databases & Tools

African-American History Online

Provides expansive and in-depth information on the people, events, and topics important to the study of African-American history. From Facts on File


American History Online

Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history to cover the American experience


Ancestry Library Edition

Genealogical and historical information from census, church, court, military, probate, vital records, ships passenger lists, and much more.


Facts on File

Find articles about history, including modern, ancient, medieval, American Indian, African-American, and women; science; careers; teacher curriculum materials, and there’s even an atlas.


HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest® Online is opening up its database to all New Jerseyans, including those without a valid library card, for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis.