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New Jersey State Library

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Gale Presents: Peterson's Test & Career Prep Online

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Gale Presents:  Peterson's Test and Career Prep is a versatile, free online resource that can provide you with tools and practice to achieve educational and career success!  This resource is funded by the New Jersey State Library and is available for free to all residents of New Jersey.  You will be prompted to log in/sign up for a free account, which enables you to access the resources available!

High school and college planning – Teens can access and take practice AP tests, SAT and ACT exams, plus review subject-oriented question banks on lots of subjects. You can also find tips on how to prepare for, apply for, and pay for college — including scholarship information.

Graduate school – Preparing for advanced degrees made (slightly) easier!  Peterson's offers practice exams for GRE, LSAT, MCAT, and more.

Career Assistance – Included are fantastic tools, such as the GED High School Equivalency practice exam, ASVAB and Civil Service practice tests, real estate license exam, cosmetology & barbering, as well as nursing, pharmacology, dental and medical assistance practice tests.  You have the option to take career tests, and build your own resume!

English as a Second Language and U.S. Citizenship – Practice for the TOEFL, brush up on your basic English and Writing skills, study for the US Citizenship Test and more.

For guidance on how to use this database, please refer to Gale Presents: Peterson's Test and Career Prep Resource Guide.

DMV Practice Tests

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DMV Practice Tests grants access to free practice tests based on New Jersey's DMV materials, including commercial licenses.

This includes:

  • 14 car practice tests
  • 9 motorcycle practice tests
  • 27 CDL (commercial driver’s license) practice tests
  • 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
  • An FAQ section with detailed answers to over 100 questions

VIN Decoder & Lookup tool from the DMV helps you understand critical information about your vehicle.


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Click the banner above to learn 163 languages with Pronunciator. Features truly personalized courses that match your personal interests and occupation, movies, instructional videos, music with lyrics, custom study guides and audio lessons, quizzes, and more!

You can also use Pronunciator with the Bluebird app!  Indicate that you are a new user and input the pin code "LFNJ" for free access for language learning on the go!

Pro-Citizen is an online course to prepare New Americans for the civics, reading, and writing parts of the USCIS Naturalization Test. Includes 100 instructional videos in both English and Spanish.

Pronunciator ofrece cursos para aprender 163 idiomas diferentes y 146 opciones para aprender inglés como segundo idioma. Usted puede escoger entre tomar clases independientes o una instrucción más estructurada. Hay módulos especiales para jóvenes, trabajadores de la salud y viajeros.

Pro-Citizen es un curso en línea que le ayudará a prepararse en las áreas de educación cívica, lectura y escritura que son parte del examen de Naturalización de la USCIS.


Heritage Quest

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Heritage Quest is a new electronic resource licensed by the State Library in 2019 that is available to public, school and academic libraries.

Heritage Quest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical resources to help New Jersey residents find their ancestors.

Click the graphic (or click here) to begin your journey with Heritage Quest!

Heritage Hub

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Explore genealogical records from 1704 through today, including hard-to-find obituary content from the mid 1900’s, coverage from all 50 states, and original obituary images from historical newspapers.  Access is available 24/7.

Click the graphic above (or click here) to start exploring today with HeritageHub!



Novelist tailors book recommendations to you.  Input a title you enjoyed, and it will give you recommendations for other books.  You can search by subject, author or title.  Reading levels are listed for many titles.  Click the link above (or click here) to get started!

EBSCO Host Databases

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From academic journals, to business publications, scientific studies and beyond, you can explore EBSCO's full database and grab the infomation you need.  Perfect for research topics, academic study, and more!  Just click the EBSCO resource you would like to explore and begin your navigation.

  • Business Source Elite
    • This business database provides full-text articles for more than 1,100 business publications, including full text for nearly 500 peer-reviewed business publications.
  • Consumer Reports
    • An online database of the popular magazine dedicated to unbiased product testing, consumer-oriented research, public education, and advocacy.  Contains articles from publications dating back to 1985.  If you're interested in the current print copy of Consumer Reports, please check our magazine section!
  • ERIC
    • Educational Resource Information Center, contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals
  • Funk and Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia
    • This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas
  • Green File
    • Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more
  • Legal Information Reference Center
    • A quick and easy resource for navigating and finding legal information that will help you stay aware of your rights and laws.
  • Literary Reference Center 
    • A comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.
  • MasterFILE Elite 
    • Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full-text for nearly 2,000 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975.
  • Points of View Reference Center
    • A full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple viewpoints on current issues
  • Reference Solutions from Data Axle 
    • A full databank and reference platform for various business and consumer information.  This provides patrons and business owners with crucial tools for advancing in business and marketing.
  • Referencia Latina 
    • A full database of articles on various subjects including Art, History, Science, etc. for Spanish speaking patrons.
    • Una base de datos completa de artículos sobre temas diversos como Arte, Historia, Ciencia, etc. para los clientes de habla española. 
  • Regional Business News 
    • This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications.
  • Small Business Reference Center 
    • A guide for starting and maintaining your small business, including strategies and start-up kits.  An invaluable tool for anyone looking for information to help or support their favorite small business.

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