Electronic databases and information available online through the state and county libraries.
BrainFuse HelpNow - Free Online Tutoring
Brainfuse HelpNow is now available to provide free online tutoring with your library card. Just click Brainfuse HelpNow and enter your HPL library card number.
Live online tutoring is available every day from 2 PM to 11 PM.
HelpNow's features include:
JerseyClicks provides free access to a collection of 20+ online databases and 20+ additional services, licensed for statewide use through the New Jersey State Library.
Databases - Topics include academic search, business, ebooks, encyclopedia, military & government, newswires, dissertations, business news, and teachers. If you are prompted to provide a library card number, enter the full 14 digits of your HPL card number.
Services - Subjects include legal information, literary references, latina, small business, and educators.
Other references - Include job & career, and ReferenceUSA directory.
The database search interface can search multiple databases simultaneously, with advanced options to narrow the search by keywords, date, publication type, language, etc.
New Jersey State Library - Electronic Resources
The New Jersey State Library has posted over 30 free research guides to help explore available information and resources on over 20 topics.
Geneaology - In particular, the Library provides extensive online information on genealogy research, including downloadable research guides, presentation notes, and recorded webinars. The Library genealogy staff can provide assistance in exploring the collections at the Library and the near-by State Archives.
On-site elecronic resources - Visitors on-site at the Library can access a wide variety of electronic databases, plus media including references, ebooks, and audiobooks. (Remote access to subscription databases is restricted to State Library authorized users: state employees and, unless otherwise noted, Thomas Edison staff and students.)
New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center - The TBBC provides no-cost, home-delivered services, including audiobooks and Braille books.
State Library cards are available for free to New Jersey residents, state university employees, college students attending school in New Jersey, and anyone employed in New Jersey. Apply in person at the State Library in Trenton.
New Jersey State Library
185 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608
Mercer County Library - Electronic Resources
The Mercer County Library provides an online searchable list of over 200 databases and resources, including many free online websites, plus subscription databases available online to library cardholders and resources available on-site at the library.
Available topics include genealogy, academic, history, literature, magazines, business, career, encyclopedias, educational, travel, environmental, health, legal, medical, science, and reading recommendations.
Library cardholders also can access online learning and language learning services. Ancestry Library Edition also is available on-site for genealogy research.
Mercer Country Library cards are available for free to residents of member municipalities, including Hopewell Township and Hopewell Borough. Apply in person at any branch.
Mercer Country Library - Hopewell Branch
245 Pennington-Titusville Rd, Pennington, NJ 08534