Resources

Below is a list of free web-based resources that you might find useful.

MIS-INFORMATION  & FAKE NEWS

"Fake News" is a term that is in discussion often in our current cultural climate. Here are some resources to help you find balance in all the information. 

Fact Check.org

Dedicated to American Politics, FactCheck.org is a non-profit, non-partisan site dedicated to checking the factual accuracy of statements made by politicians in debates, advertisements, interviews, news releases, etc. 

Snopes

From Politics to Pop Culture, Snopes is the oldest and largest fact-checking website on the internet. Just about every topic is covered. 

All Sides

All Sides believes that all news is biased and presents a "left" "center" and "right" perspective on each topic. The "Weekly Sift" goes through the top news stories of the week. 

Politifact

Politifact is a Pulitzer Prize winning resource dedicated to fact-checking American Politics and Government officials. 

Fake News Resources from the Red Bank Public Library

Curated text and online resources to help in the questioning and judgement of media and media literacy. 

WRITING

Purdue OWL Writing Lab

The OWL online writing lab from Purdue includes guidance for writing many kinds of papers and documents and citation guidelines for both in-text and works cited page entries. 

HP's Writing Resources Page​​​​​​​

RESEARCH

A Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons

The Internet Public Library

The ipl2 service includes a web search option as well as an "Ask a Librarian" service, which allows users to pose a question and get the help of a research professional in finding an answer. 

Jersey Clicks 

An extensive collection of databases offered by a coalition of New Jersey libraries, including access to Rosetta Stone in 30 languages.  You will need the number of your public library card for access. 

Project Muse

Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social sciences content; its electronic journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs and are fully integrated for search and discovery.

READING 

Digital Library New Jersey

E-books and audio books for borrowing (through downloading). You will need your library card number.

Cloud Library

E-books and audio books for borrowing (through downloading). You will need your library card number.

Project Gutenberg

Free E-books