Online Resources

Business Collection

American Institute for Economic Research

Navigate today’s complex economy.

Bankrate.com

Find mortgage and bank rates, plus information about budgeting.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

The U.S. Department of Labor has all the statistics on employment.

CNN/Money

CNN provides money and economic news.

CounselingDegreeGuide.org

CounselingDegreeGuide.org provides free tools for students and continuing learners to develop their careers in counseling, including career outlooks, state-by-state guides to licensure, and expert advice. It also provides resources for recent graduates and current counselors such as a jobs board.

Disaster Recovery Services

This site provides quick access to a range of employment and related resources for individuals and businesses impacted by floods and other recent disasters, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Economic Policy Institute

The EPI researches economics and the state of working America.

Job Search Help for Ex-Offenders

Move past your criminal record with help exploring jobs, finding training, and accessing local resources, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Learning Express Library

Practice taking tests online, including the SAT and ACT – requires a Hamilton Township Public Library card in good standing.

mySkills myFuture

Explore new careers based on jobs and skills you already have, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Government

Benefits.gov

If you need government benefits, this is the place to start.

CIA World Factbook

The Central Intelligence Agency maintains public information for many countries.

Covid-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is pleased to announce the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which will provide temporary rental assistance to selected low and moderate income households who have experienced unemployment or reduced income due to the pandemic. For more information on the program and how to apply, visit https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/cverap.html

Hamilton Township Municipal Government

This is the homepage of Hamilton Township, NJ.

Hamilton Township School District

This is the homepage of the Hamilton Township NJ School District.

IRS Forms and Publications

The Internal Revenue Service provides assistance, forms, and instructions online for individuals and businesses filing taxes.

Mercer County Government

This is the website for Mercer County, NJ.

NJ Department of Education

Find information on PARCC testing, common core standards, and educational choices in New Jersey.

NJ Motor Vehicle Commission

This is the website for the New Jersey State Motor Vehicle Commission.

NJ State Legislature

Contact your local representative and find out about current, and previous, legislative sessions.

Office of the Governor-NJ

This is the official website for the office of the governor of New Jersey.

U.S. Census

This is the website for the United States Census Bureau.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Find citizenship resources from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

U.S. Government Portal

This is the official web portal to federal, state and local government web resources and services.

U.S. House of Representatives

Find your representative and learn more about the United States House of Representatives.

U.S. Senate

Find your senator and learn more about the United States Senate.

Health

Cancer.gov

The National Cancer Institute is a good source of background information on the subject of cancer.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention keep track of illness outbreaks and provide information about other diseases.

International Society of Travel Medicine

The International Society of Travel Medicine promotes healthy travel and maintains a global travel clinic directory.

Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic provides health information, and is a leader in medical research.

MedlinePlus (en Espanol)

MedlinePlus (English)

Medline Plus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

Public Health Education Careers

This resource focuses on core development areas for the career path, provides information on job outlook, and outlines how students can enter the field.

Women’s Health.gov

This website provides health and wellness information for women from the National Institutes of Health.

Additional Resources

Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier contains indexing for 8,025 publications, with full text for more than 4,500 of those titles – requires a Hamilton Township Public Library card in good standing.

Ancestry.com

Start your genealogical research here – this resource is only available from public library computers.

Aspirations 2020 (Spring Edition)

A Literary and Arts Journal for Mercer County Area High School Students published by Mercer County Community College

Benefits.gov

If you need government benefits, this is the place to start.

Brainfuse Help Now.

Get live one on one tutoring from 2pm – 11 pm!  All you need is your library card number. Brought to you by the NJ State Library, this resource also includes skill building activities and an Adult Learning Center.  Learn more now.

 

Business Source Elite

This is a database of businesses from JerseyClicks – requires a Hamilton Township Public Library card in good standing.

Cancer.gov

The National Cancer Institute is a good source of background information on the subject of cancer.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention keep track of illness outbreaks and provide information about other diseases.

EBSCOhost

EBSCOhost lets you search journal articles and other databases – requires a Hamilton Township Public Library card in good standing.

ERIC

ERIC is a database of educational resources, available through JerseyClicks – requires a Hamilton Township Public Library card in good standing.

Girlshealth.gov

Health and wellness information for girls from the National Institutes of Health.

GreenFILE

GreenFILE is a database documenting the human impact on our environment – requires a Hamilton Township Public Library card in good standing.

Heritage Quest (for users without a library card)

This is for home access of HeritageQuest for New Jersey residents without a library card. This access will be in place for as long as the current COVID-19 situation exists. Users with library barcodes cannot use their own barcode to access this resource. This requires a special barcode. To request the special barcode, e-mail adultreference@hamiltonnjpl.org.

Heritage Quest

For library patrons with a library card, search US (1790-1940) and Canadian (1861-1921) censuses, plus other local and family history documents.

 

Image Collection

The Image Collection database consists of more than 1 million total images – requires a Hamilton Township Public Library card in good standing.

JerseyClicks

JerseyClicks provides access to multiple databases.

Job and Career Accelerator

Create resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques, prepare for related exams and access millions of job listings – requires a Hamilton Township Public Library card in good standing.

Legal Information Reference Center

Legal Information Reference Center contains more than 225 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms – requires a Hamilton Township Public Library card in good standing.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

LISTA is a database covering librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more – requires a Hamilton Township Public Library card in good standing.

Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes – requires a Hamilton Township Public Library card in good standing.a Hamilton Township Public Library card in good standing.

MasterFILE Elite

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 1,050 general reference publications with coverage dating as far back as 1984 – requires a Hamilton Township Public Library card in good standing.

MedlinePlus (en Espanol)

MiddleSearch Plus

Middle Search Plus contains full text for more than 150 popular, middle school magazines – requires a Hamilton Township Public Library card in good standing.

Military OneSource

Military OneSource is a Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, Guard and reserve service members, and their families.

New Jersey State Bar Association

New Jersey residents facing the myriad legal questions raised by the global COVID-19 pandemic have a new place to turn for help. NJ Free Legal Answers is an online legal advice resource that allows the public to post civil legal questions and get help from a volunteer attorney. See flyer.

New Jersey State Bar Foundation COVID-19 Resources

Newsbank

Current and archived information from our local area newspaper, “The Times”.  Searchable both at the library and remotely.

NJ Career Network (NJCN) Job Seeker Community is a FREE online community designed to help you in your job search. Job seekers connect with other job seekers as well as volunteer coaches. Ask questions, get feedback, share your concerns, figure out solutions to problems, and learn new job skills. See NJCN JSC Flyer.

NoveList

NoveList is a reference guide for books and authors, plus reading suggestions – requires a Hamilton Township Public Library card in good standing.

Points of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue – requires a Hamilton Township Public Library card in good standing.

Primary Search

Primary Search, designed specifically for elementary school libraries and public library children’s rooms, contains full text for more than 60 popular, elementary school magazines – requires a Hamilton Township Public Library card in good standing.

Referencia Latina

Referencia Latina, a comprehensive Spanish-language database, offers content from a variety of sources including 49,000 encyclopedia entries – requires a Hamilton Township Public Library card in good standing.

Regional Business News

This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications – requires a Hamilton Township Public Library card in good standing.

Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone provides innovative, personalized language and reading programs using interactive software to accelerate learning.

Small Business Reference Center

The Small Business Reference Center is a comprehensive resource for small business owners and those interested in starting a business, offering full-text periodicals and reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos and reference books – requires a Hamilton Township Public Library card in good standing.

Teacher Reference Center

Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for hundreds of periodicals – requires a Hamilton Township Public Library card in good standing.

Times of Trenton

The Times of Trenton is offering free digital access for everyone during the COVID-19 crisis.

U.S. House of Representatives

Find your representative and learn more about the United States House of Representatives.

U.S. Senate

Find your senator and learn more about the United States Senate.

Vroom

Learning begins at birth.  Vroom suggests fun activities, developed by scientists and community leaders, that will nurture your child’s growing mind.

Virtual Tours

Battleship New Jersey

Take a Virtual Tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship. Since the Battleship New Jersey is closed for tours due to the coronavirus, the Battleship’s Curatorial Department has released a virtual tour of the ship on YouTube, available from April 17, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. to May 17, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. Are you subscribed to the Battleship’s YouTube Channel?  We add content to the channel every day!  Please subscribe to our free YouTube channel.

British Museum

Cape May County Park & Zoo, here or here.

The Cape May County Park & Zoo virtual zoo is available on the Facebook page daily from 11:30 a.m. until noon. Each day the virtual zoo will feature a short clip of a different animal and challenge visitors to get involved from home. Visit facebook.com/capemaycountyparkzoo/.

Google Arts and Culture Around the World

Explore arts and culture around the world.

Great Wall of China

Louvre

Take a virtual tour of the Louvre Museum.

The Met Opera

During this extraordinary and difficult time, the Met hopes to brighten the lives of our audience members even while our stage is dark. Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day. The schedule will include outstanding complete performances from the past 14 years of cinema transmissions, starring all of opera’s greatest singers.

The streams are also available through the Met Opera on Demand apps for Apple, Amazon, and Roku devices and Samsung Smart TV. To access them without logging in, click “Browse and Preview” in the apps for connected TV, and “Explore the App” on tablets and mobile devices.

Museum of Modern Art

New Jersey State Museum, here, here, or here

While the museum is closed, it will continue to post about exhibitions. The museum has different collections, research, exhibitions and programs in science, history and art. The museum will post about objects, exhibitions and activities that will help childrens stay connected and active. Visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/NJStateMuseum/.

Newark Museum of Art

The museum has links to several social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – as well as links to YouTube for videos of past presentations and events.  There is a list of upcoming virtual/online events, with information about registration, if necessary, or how to participate.   There are many great videos for adults and children.

Princeton University Art Museum

Although the museum is temporarily closed to visitors, the museum can be explored online. Exhibits and self-guided family activities are offered. Mobile tours allow visitors to tour the campus and learn about the university’s outdoor art. Watch museum videos here.

San Diego Zoo

Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Van Gogh Museum

Yosemite National Park

Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers-New Brunswick

The university’s museum, which includes more than 60,000 works from ancient to contemporary art, is featured in Google Arts and Culture, where collections will be viewable online. The paintings will include background information with date of creation and culture. The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is also offering online demonstrations to “help keep children and adults productive during this period of uncertainty.”