“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”
Well-structured overview of art history from ancient times to 21st century; time line, searchable by country and genre. Contains African, Chinese, Japanese, Indian artists and images.
Offers royalty-free images and footage.
The Metropolitan Museum’s informative web site.
Lists museums by state and type of museums.
Features over 100 images from the Gallery’s collection, along with basic information on the works.
The home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American Art in the world.
Smithsonian Museum’s site, offering access to images, archives, libraries.
Biographies of influential artists, leaders, writers, etc.
Biographies of famous historical figures.
Biographies of well-known literary figures.
Online biographies of members of Congress.
The official website of the Biography Channel.
Biographies of historically and culturally important figures organized alphabetically.
Biographies of Time’s 100 most influential people.
World’s leading investment charting and research site with historical quotes. Links to Wall Street Journal and Barron’s online editions.
World Business and financial market news, stock information and personal finance advice. Watch and listen to Bloomberg TV and radio live.
Federal Assistance and Information for Small Business.
World’s largest business website and the online home of Fortune and Money magazines.
Business news, personal finance advice, stock quotes and more. Link to CNBC news stories and video.
Information on all used cars and light trucks model year 1981 or later. Includes information on: title information, including salvaged or junked titles; flood damage history; total loss accident history; odometer readings; lemon history; number of owners; accident indicators, such as airbag deployments; state emissions inspection results; service records; and vehicle use (taxi, rental, lease, etc.). This is a premium access site.
Helps shoppers compare and price new and used vehicles.
Vehicle valuation used by banks and insurance companies.
Source of information on buying, selling and business decisions about vehicle transactions.
To renew registration, pay fees, change address, order specialized license plates and look up agency locations and hours.
Motor vehicle and highway safety.
Practice tests to study for your driver’s permit or license.
General resource with timely articles and free price guides.
Browse, explore and research the world of antiques, memorabilia and collecting.
Buy, sell, or get pricing information on hundreds of categories of collectibles. Offers informative buying guides.
The oldest and most established antiques and collectible online trading community.
The go to source for information on antiques and collectibles. Must subscribe for premium content.
You can use this site to check out a charity or business or file a complaint.
Contains more than 17 million reviews by shoppers.
Offers basic information and guides on consumer protection.
This site includes publications on cars, computers, travel etc.
Provides links to reviews of consumer items.
Includes consumer news, scam alerts and information on bargains for services and products.
Provides reviews and comments from registered users of the site. It covers a wide range of products and services.
Offers links to publications dealing with computer scams, money management, medical identity theft and health care among others.
This site is a separate section of the main Federal Trade commission site and offers information on Money & Credit, Houses & Mortgages, Health & Fitness, Jobs & Making Money, and Privacy & Identity. It also offers options to file a complaint, register for the do not call list, and report identity theft.
Provides consumer information regarding autos, charities, cyber fraud, etc. Also provides forms for registering consumer complaints.
Information on frauds and scams and how to be a smart shopper are found at this site.
Food community; recipes and social networking site. Many recipe collections: world, regional, special diet (vegetarian, kosher, diabetic). Log-in not required to browse recipes. Paid membership for interactivity and more content.
Website of the TV program. Free access to current season’s episodes and recipes with free registration. Paid membership for more content.
Interactive food trends/entertainment. Videos, recipes, and discussions on food-related topics. Content is free, with free membership for interactivity.
Magazine website. Healthy food recipes and instructional videos. All content (except magazine subscription) is free. Subscription not required.
Recipe search of reader-submitted recipes. Simple website, easy to use.
Food community with extensive recipe, menu, article, cookbook, and video collections. Partners with Bon Appetit and (the now defunct) Gourmet magazines. Content is free and available, but free membership required for interactivity, plus extra features such as recipe box.
Food community with surprisingly extensive and multicultural reader-submitted recipes. Free content, plus free membership for interactivity.
Website of the TV network and magazine. Free access to recipes, instructional videos, current year’s episodes of shows featuring Food Network chefs: Ina Garten, Rachael Ray, Giada, the Neelys, and more. Free membership for interactivity and more content.
Website of magazine. Free access to recipes, instructional cooking videos, ratings & reviews, pairing of food, wine, and spirits. Free membership for interactivity separate from magazine subscription.
Food page of the magazine website. Recipes and articles.
The online presence of the popular TV shows/magazine. The food page has many recipes and videos.
This popular New York Times series promotes eating well by cooking at home. Each week, recipes are based on a single type of food. Focus is simple, healthy, and doable.
Recipes, videos, and articles from public television. Blogs and TV shows.
Articles, recipes, instructional videos, and a food blog from the magazine. Nice dinner–in-15 tool, recipe of the day. Free membership for interactivity.
Compendium of recipes collected and shared with an emphasis on regional, ethnic, and international cuisines. Large and idiosyncratic collection includes everything from cat treats to medieval recipes.
Recipe page of a health/diet/fitness community. Free access to recipes and videos. Free membership for interactivity, customized diet plans, and other content.
Magazine website. Large collection of recipes, videos, and information on vegetarian and vegan diets.
Recipes, videos, information and tips on vegetarian and vegan lifestyle. Material on vegetarian kids and teens.
Recipes and information of vegetarian and vegan lifestyle. Free membership for interactivity.
Primary & Secondary School
Information about individual public and private schools and colleges, and libraries throughout the US. Includes school characteristics, demographics, enrollment by grade in an easily accessible format.
Explains educational expectations by grade level as per Core Curriculum.
Includes information about students, performance, staff, school environment, and revenues for individual NJ public schools.
College & Graduate School
This site maintained by the University of Illinois provides an annotated guide to the many college ranking lists for both graduate and undergraduate colleges and universities. Includes a “Caution & Controversy” section detailing and questioning the methods, validity, and value of the various lists – or indeed of any list. Also provides lists by subject and discipline.
Good college selection site based using information from the National Center for Education Statistics. Select for state, degree, programs/major, setting, test scores, tuition, and more. Links to preparing for college, financial aid, and career planning.
Broad, comprehensive site covering undergraduate and graduate school, testing, financial aid, and more. While its purpose is to offer fee-based services, there is much worthwhile information here.
Lists ranking colleges by different criteria: best schools, best liberal arts, best value, and more. Articles on admissions, paying for college, and other information of interest.
Lists ranking colleges by discipline. Additional articles and tips for graduate students.
Your source for accredited online colleges and resources to be accepted.
Applications and filing.
Includes information on preparing for college, types of aid, eligibility, repayment options, and FAFSA instructions.
Comprehensive site on all aspects of financial aid; scholarships, loans, applying for financial aid, saving for college, calculators, and more.
Free practice tests for many exams, including ACT, GED, GMAT, LSAT, SAT, and TOEFL with some tutorials, blog, and forum. A commercial site with many ads.
Information about the SAT and Subject tests, including practice, dates, and sign up. Also information on colleges, majors, and financial aid.
Official website for the GMAT. Information about the test and registration, free downloadable study software. Many other materials available for a fee.
Test centers, dates, preparation including complete sample tests for GRE and GRE subject exams.
Free SAT prep course including practice exams. Information on applying, paying for, and getting into college.
Registration, test dates and locations, free sample questions with explanations, free sample test.
Educational Assessment administered in third and fourth grade. Includes sample tests.
Registration and information about the Test of English as a Foreign Language exam. Includes tutorials and practice.
Resources for Teachers
Database accessible by library card. Printable handouts for middle-high school. Maps, timelines, science experiments, and more for printable handouts.
A collection of resources in the humanities; literature, history, American history, foreign language, social studies. Primary sources, lesson plans by grade level, and stand-alone activities included.
Database for educational research and information.
Discussion of issues relating to information technology in education.
Guide to digital teaching and learning resources.
Lesson plans and activities based on material from the New York Times. Recommended by the Times for ages 13 and up. Some interactivity.
Activities and lesson plans from the National Education Association for Pre-K through Gr. 12. Browsable by month, grade, or subject.
Classroom materials for teachers enabling them to use primary sources from the digital collections of the Library of Congress.
Online community and resource sharing for faculty, staff, and students in higher education.
Instructional guides and materials for secondary education on selected topics: Religion in America, African American Literature and History, and the Environment in American History.
Library of educational and instructional videos in wiki format. Appropriate for primary and secondary school, searchable by subject, age range and common core.
MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses)
A for-profit organization. All courses are free to audit, but a mixture of free and fee-based courses. A range of requirements, student assignments, credits, certificates, and fees depending on the course. Some courses can be quite expensive.
Free online courses. A nonprofit effort originally started and administered by MIT and Harvard, but joined by other universities. Not for credit, no certificate.
Free library of online instructional videos, including practice videos for SAT .Non-profit, and underwritten in part by Bill and Melinda Gates.Skills for secondary education.
Free and open access to online materials for MIT courses for self-learners. Non- degree, non-certificate granting. Lecture notes, exams, and videos.
Free online college courses in computer sciences and related subjects. Certificate of completion given for each course.
Videos of talks given by prominent guest speakers. Each speaker has a maximum limit of eighteen minutes to present their idea. Topics cover a wide range of subjects in science and culture. Mission statement-“Ideas worth spreading.”
Online job openings.
This resource offers career exploration and job hunting tools. Search job postings and financial aid/scholarship resources, get help building a resume, use career assessment tools, and more.
Search jobs, salaries, and company reviews.
Links, videos, and contact information for individuals seeking job and career assistance.
An online tool to find millions of job listings.
Free job and career portal available to library card holders throughout NJ that compiles job listings from major online resources (i.e. Monster.com), resume and cover letter assistance, technology training, etc.
Online job openings.
Job openings for those interested in NJ Civil Service employment.
Information on state resources for the unemployed, links for job fairs, and information on state government employment.
State Library job and career resource portal offering links to online job resources, computer training, etc.
State classified ads.
Federal government database of career profiles.
Federal listings of job openings.
A directory of free census records.
Index to genealogical genealogy resources on the Internet.
Online search of Ellis Island’s passenger lists.
Large, free genealogy research database.
Free genealogy resources from Ancestry.com.
Articles, tips, and tools for online genealogy research.
Free genealogy resources from Ancestry.com.
Provides access to State historical societies.
Offers web-based genealogy search tools.
Links to genealogy websites organized by county and state.
Complete source for language information, including definitions, synonyms, antonyms, related words and word origin.
Searches over 100 encyclopedias and dictionaries, including those covering such specific subject areas as medicine, computers, social science and foreign policy.
Includes encyclopedia, dictionary, almanac and atlas information, resources for teachers, tools such as a perpetual calendar and a distance calculator, homework help and business and biographical information.
Provides access to dictionary, thesaurus, quotation information and a translator to multiple languages, as well as brief study guides for such tests as the GRE, SAT and ACT.
Locates contact information on individuals and businesses, permits reverse telephone searches, and links to maps and directions.
Accesses people, businesses, reverse phone and address, area codes, zip codes, maps and some city yellow pages.
From the USPS site, zip codes by street address, city and state or all zip codes within a city and/or state.