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Print Resources Databases Echo Mail and Express  Links

African-American Print Resources

The Red Bank Public Library contains a large number of resources in print, microfilm, and online dealing with the Black experience both locally and around the world.  Check out: Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience.  Black Women in America, An Historical Encyclopedia and International Library of Afro-American Life and History located in our reference section.  The library has circulating books and videos by or about major African American authors, historical figures and celebrities. 

Primary Source for local African-American History

Read about the African-American community in Red Bank in the early 20th Century. The Echo Mail and Express, a local African-American newspaper (August 18, 1904 - November 20, 1937) is available on microfilm.

African-American Online Databases

Facts on File African American History and Culture: Culled from a myriad of print resources, this unique, comprehensive reference explores all aspects of the African-American experience, from the past to the present. This updated version features new biographies, new historical documents, new photographs, an updated interface, new timelines and maps, quotes, and a bibliography.  Facts on File is available only from within the library at this time.

African-American Web Links

  • Afro American Almanac: An on-line presentation of the African in America.
  • Seeks to bring together authoritative information about the whole world of Africa and her Diaspora in a provocative and entertaining way.  Includes news and analysis, reviews and personal essays, from all around the world.
  • Gateway to African-American History:  Established by the State Department to assist its international audience in acquiring information on the rich and varied contributions of African-Americans to the culture and history of the United States and the world.
  • Newark Public Libary: African-AmericanLinks to Arts and Entertainment, Biography, business and career information, education, family, health, history, media, New Jersey History, Science and math and society, race and resistance.
  • African Voices:  In this web site from Smithsonian Natural History, explore objects that attest to Africa's long history and striking diversity. 

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Books: The library contains a collection of art books from nearly all periods and styles.  In addition, we also offer art reference books which give basic information on artists lives and works.  Click here to go to the library catalog.

Web Links:

  • Art History Resources on the Web:  Contains links to sites dealing with art  from Paleolithic to postmodern.
  •  Search for recent art auction results.  Basic information is free, for detailed information, prices, etc. membership is required.
  • AskART is an online database containing over 200,000 artists. From its inception the focus was on American artists from the early 16th-Century through the present. However, in January of 2007 the database expanded to include international artists' auction records.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Timeline of Art History:  A chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated especially by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection.
  • The Impressionists: Biographical essays on the Impressionists from 


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The library has print copies of the current Edmunds and NADA guides, Consumer Reports Automobile guides in Reference as well as Chiltons repair manuals available for loan.  Check out the library catalog to see what's available. Click here to go to the library catalog.

Web Links:

  • Autosite:  Research and purchase new and used vehicles.
  • Car and Driver: Online version of Car and Driver features buying guides, road tests and articles from the magazine.
  • Cars.Com:  Research and purchase new and used vehicles plus information on repair and maintenance and links to those wacky mechanics from NPR's Car Talk.
  • Edmunds:  New and used car prices, reviews and safety ratings.
  • NADA: Prices on cars, RVs, boats, motorcycles and more.
  • National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration:  Car and truck safety issues and standards. Compare how vehicle types fared in crash tests.

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Books & Literature

Reader's Guides Online Bookstores Literary Resources

Readers Guides: Websites for avid readers.

  • Bookbrowse:  A site dedicated to reading. Offers fiction reading lists, book reviews, forthcoming titles, author information and much more. Designed to help avid fiction readers and authors find each other.
  • Novelist:  Learn what else your favorite author has written.  Find new books to read based on favorite authors and subjects.  You will need your Red Bank Public library card to enter.
  • Oprah's Book Club:  Get the full list of Oprah Book Club selections plus books seen on the show and other features for devotees.
  • Overbooked:  A web site (formerly known as Book Links) for ravenous readers. Overbooked specializes in literary and genre fiction information. Includes author web pages, annotated lists of nonfiction, fiction and mystery books which received starred reviews, themed booklists, featured titles lists and hot lists of hard cover US fiction releases.
  • Red Bank Public Library catalog:  Now that you've found what you want to read, check to see if you have it.

Online Bookstores:  

  • Addall: A free service that searches for the best deal in books anywhere on-line. Compares the prices and services (including the delivery charge and sales tax among 41 on-line bookstores) . 
  • Abebooks: Access the bookshelves of thousands of used, secondhand, rare, and out-of-print booksellers around the world.  
  • Alibris, offers millions of out-of-print, used, foreign language, and collectible books from a worldwide network of booksellers.  
  • Amazon, the largest online bookseller offers a huge database of current titles with customer and professional reviews with suggestions for further reading as well as second hand books, music and videos.  
  • Barnes and Noble The bookstore giant's online presence.  Provides professional and customer reviews. 

Literary Resources:

  • Author Pseudonyms:  Author pseudonyms, aliases, nicknames, working names, legalized names, pen names, noms des plumes, maiden names... etc.
  • Bartleby.Com: Online publisher of reference, literature and verse.  Includes quotations, style manuals and many full text classics.
  • Gale Contemporary Authors:  Biographic details on approximately 112,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. 
  • Malaspina Great Books:  A biographical database of great ideas built upon the framework of a great books core list developed by Mortimer Adler nearly 50 years ago.


Business and Personal Finance

Licensed Databases Investing resources on the Web  Corporate Directories on the Web Small Business Resources on the Web

The Red Bank Public Library's Reference department contains a variety of business resources: business directories, business periodicals and investment information resources.  In addition, we have books on management, starting a business, career guidance and more. Click here to go to the library catalog.

Licensed Databases: 

Library card number required when searching from outside of the library

INFO USA:  One of the premier business sources in the world, available free to library members.  Access through Jersey Clicks.

EBSCO Host Business Source Elite provides full text for over 1,060 journals covering business, management, economics, finance, banking, accounting, and much more.

Web Links:

Investing and Personal Finance:

Business Directories & Investment Information:

  • The Blue Book:  The industry's leading source of regional, classified and continuously updated construction information.
  • Hoover' Information on companies, careers and investing.  Requires paid subscription to access in depth information but the basics are free.
  • Industry Classification: NAICS
  • Thomas Register:   Index of manufacturers and products.
  • Yahoo Market Guide: Free access to company reports and other investment information.

Small Business Assistance:

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Computers and the Internet

Web Sites For Beginners:

Learning to use a computer:

  • Computer Basics: Using a mouse, e-mail and saving to a disk.  Windows and Mac.
  • Mousercise:  Practice in using the mouse for beginners also try Mousearobics.
  • Mousing Around: This class has been designed to help people who have never used a computer before. Concentrates on using the mouse and a few other basic skills.  It's very basic and very easy.
  • Software Tutorials:  Do you need to learn how to use Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and other popular programs, but want to learn at your own pace for free?

Learning to Use the Web

Consumer Information

Licensed Databases:  EBSCO, includes links to magazine articles on product ratings including those from Consumer Reports.

Web Sites

  • Better Business Bureau
  • Consumer.Gov: Authoritative consumer information from over 40 Federal agencies ranging from health issues to product safety.
  • ConsumerWorld: A public service, non-commercial site which has gathered over 1700 of the most useful consumer resources on the Internet, and categorized them here for easy access.
  • Guidestar:  Guidestar is an independent, non-profit organization devoted to providing information on over 620,000 charities.
  • I SafetyNet.US:  Comprehensive directory of web links and on-line services for all sectors of the public and private health and human services field. This includes seniors and their caregivers, children and families, medical and health  services, mental health and substance abuse programs, minority information, public health alerts and  much, much more.
  •  Information and federal regulations concerning nutrition guidelines, dietary supplements, and food safety.

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Red Bank Schools

New Jersey Schools

K - 12 General Information

Colleges & Universities


The library has a current collection of college and graduate program directories, plus information on secondary schools, vo-tech schools, financial aid, scholarships and grants.

Licensed Databases:

Learn A Test: Interactive practice exams, based on official tests, that will help you improve your scores on SAT, GED, GRE and other academic exams. Provides immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and individualized analysis of your score. 

Red Bank Schools:

New Jersey Schools:

General K-12:

Colleges and Universities:

Finding a College or University

  • Braintrack:  A comprehensive directory of United States colleges and universities, since 1996.
  • College and University Rankings: Assembles the myriad efforts to rank colleges and graduate programs.
  • College Board Online: Research colleges and Universities.  Register for the SAT's.  Practice for the test using real test questions. Financial information.
  • Gradschools.Com:  Search for Graduate programs and universities.
  • IPEDS Cool: National Center for Education Statistics direct link to over 9,000 colleges and universities in the United States.
  • Petersons.Com:  Find and research colleges. 

Paying for College

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Political Parties Candidates Web Sites Election Guides

Political Parties

Election Guides

Candidate's Web Sites:




Print Resources Databases Career Information
New Jersey Job Listings Nationwide Job Listings Civil Service Job Listings

Print Resources:

The library contains a good variety of books both in Reference and available for circulation dealing with career choice, job hunting, resumes, etc.  Click here to go to the library catalog.  You will also find current print versions of the New York Times, the Asbury Park Press and the Newark Star Ledger.

Licensed Databases:

EBSCO'S Career Library™ offers a comprehensive information resource for career and college research. Five user-friendly components help users match their interests to occupations, education prospects, and more.

  • Exploration Center – Assess career interests and explore information pertaining to occupations and higher education. It contains interest and skills assessments, connecting results to career cluster and/or occupation list. 
  • Planning Center –  Obtain printable resources and gather information that will assist with planning to enter the higher education community or the workforce. It includes resources such as a resume builder, as well as college and career planning checklists.
  • Resource Center – Search for web resources related to colleges/universities, careers, curriculum, and much more. It provides information on items including: "Cool Jobs" (job profiles on up-and-coming or out-of-the-ordinary careers), Web Resources, Full Text Articles, Standards-aligned Curriculum, Occupation Video Library (English and Spanish), State-specific Data, and more.
  • Help Center – A dedicated technical support section, this component provides items such as documents to hand out to student and parent users, Help files, FAQs and more.
  • Activity Center –  Test your  knowledge on history, vocabulary, math, English, and occupations in an engaging environment. It includes items such as Interactive Quizzes on history and vocabulary, online polls, sample proficiency & standardized test questions, GED sample tests and more

Web Links:

Career Information:

  • Career One Stop: The nation's publicly-funded resource for jobseekers and businesses.
    Find jobs,  Identify job-ready workers, locate public workforce services in your area. Explore alternative career paths, compare salary data for different occupations, learn which careers are hot, get resume writing tips and job interview strategies, and much more!
  • New Jersey State Library Economic Recovery Wiki and Virtual Career Center:  Links to job search websites, training information and more.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Research careers online.
  • The Riley Guide: Job and career information online. The numerous sections for researching careers and employers, and finding jobs are detailed and helpful, providing information beyond the usual basic Internet search techniques. Dikel has links to numerous skill assessment tests; salary surveys, and tips on evaluating job offers as well.

Job Listings Online:

New Jersey Job Listings:

Nationwide Job Listings:

  • America's Job Bank:   Job seekers can post their resume, search for job openings automatically, and find their dream job. Employers can post job listings, create customized job orders, and search resumes automatically to find the right people.  Thousands of new jobs are posted daily.
  • Career Builder:  Post resumes, search for jobs, and benefit from a collection of advice and resources regarding interviews, resumes and relocation.
  • Job Web:  Online Job Fair, articles and advice on resumes and interviews for new college graduates..
  • Monster:  Job search tools and career advice.
  •  Job listings, internship opportunities, and resume postings for Hispanic professionals and bilingual Hispanic College graduates

Civil Service Job Listings:

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  • Envirolink:  One of the largest and best-arranged listings of environmental organizations on the Web, features news, information and issues.



  • Sitios de Interés: De la Bibliotecha Publica De Newark.
  • Translation 
    •  Translation Service: Use el servicio de traducir que ofrece este sitio para traducir palabras o hasta páginas de Internet enteras. Posible le caerá útil la opción de traducir materiales del inglés al español.
    • Library Terms:  ¿Buscando la terminología correcta en inglés o en español? Le ayudará esta lista bilingüe  de terminología para bibliotecas..
  • LSNJ LAW: Las Leyes en New Jersey y Usted:  Si tiene un problema legal, obtenga ayuda. Para buscar información,

Motores de Busqueda en Espanol


  • Informe: (revistas en español) es una colección de artículos y reportajes de periódicos y revistas, excerptos de libros, y algunos mapas. La base de datos contiene más de 75.000 citaciones de aproximadamente 65 fuentes y está actualizada diariamente. (Acceso a esta base de datos está restringido a usuarios dentro de la biblioteca.)
  • Infoprensa: Aquí se encuentran periódicos de alrededor del mundo. Busque su periódico favorito por país o lugar geográfico. (Los periódicos aparecen aquí en el idioma en el cual son publicados.)
  • Mexico Net: Este sitio ofrece acceso a una selección muy grande de periódicos mexicanos.


  • Healthfinder en Espanol: El Servicio de Salud Pública de los Estados Unidos ofrece información en español sobre una variedad de temas de salud, entre ellos, el embarazo, las imunizaciones, y enfermedades. También hay una manera de buscar temas específicos.
  • Medline en Espanol: La Biblioteca Nacional de la Medicina ofrece artículos de la base de datos Medline en español y en inglés. Usted puede leer artículos relacionados con la salud de los hispanoamericanos o sobre muchos otros temas de salud realizando una búsqueda o por medio del índice alfabético

Bienvenidos a los Estados Unidos de America:  Guia para inmigrantes nuevos.

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  • Epicurious:  Over 5,000 recipes plus restaurant and cookbook reviews.  Entertainment suggestions and recommendations for wine, beer plus recipes for over 250 cocktails.  How to serve and eat everything and online editions of Bon Appetit and Gourmet.
  • Food Network: Recipes and menus, TV show recipes and schedules, celebrity chefs and hosts, video demonstrations and more.
  • Food Timeline:  Food throughout the ages--complete with recipes. A good site for students and others who are looking for information on various cultures and the foods they ate.
  • The Global Gourmet :  International recipes and cooking traditions plus background information such as cultural, historical and geographical influences.  Cooking measures and conversion calculators are included. 
  • Recipe Source:  More than 66,000 recipes searchable by keyword or topic.  Ethnic dishes are searchable by country.  

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General Genealogy Links

  • American Family History Center At Ellis Island
  • Barrel of Genealogy Links: Sounds like what it is, hundreds if not thousands of Genealogy related sites
  • Cyndi's List: Another site full of Genealogy related links--this one in subject order.
  • The National Archives: From the Research Room on their homepage to Quick Links to Genealogy, you can find out which records are available and where to find them.
  • FamilySearch: Genealogy site of the Church of the Latter Day Saints (the Mormons)
  • Rootsweb: The oldest and largest free genealogical database.
  • US Genweb:  Volunteer run site seeks to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. 

Local Genealogy Links

  • Red Bank Register Marriage and Death Index:  Compiled by Michael R. Wolcott, this work transcribes the marriage and death indexes from 1878 - 1991. Persons researching local ancestors may wish to join Mr. Wolcott's group at
    • Red Bank Register Marriage and Death Notice Index:  Search each type by year.
    • Red Bank Register Master Index: Search by name.  Marriage and Death indexes are  combined into this Master List
  • Red Bank Register Obituary Index:  1879-1892.
  • Monmouth County US Genweb Archives: Includes obituary, deed, probate, census and cemetary records.


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Geography and Travel:

Health and Medicine

  • Columbia University College of P & S Complete Home Medical Guide:  Online guide to health and wellness including: symptoms and treatments, first aid and safety and drugs and their use.
  • Healthfinder: Health information from the US Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Healthy NJ: A collection of health-related web sites specific to the state of New Jersey.
  • I SafetyNet.US:  Comprehensive directory of web links and on-line services for all sectors of the public and private health and human services field. This includes seniors and their caregivers, children and families, medical and health  services, mental health and substance abuse programs, minority information, public health alerts and  much, much more.
  • MedlinePlus: Health topics, drug information, Medical dictionaries and physician directories from the National Library of Medicine
  • Medicinenet:  Information on diseases, procedures and pharmaceuticals.
  • NJ State Library Health and Medical Resources:  An exhaustive listing of health related web sites.
  • The Nutrition Source:  Developed by the Department of Nutrition of the Harvard School of Public Health, Nutrition Source explores the latest science about healthy eating for adults, answering key questions about what you should eat.

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World History

American History

  • Afro American Almanac: An on-line presentation of the African in America.
  • American Memory: Library of Congress' gateway to  primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States.
  • American Civil War:  Created by web designer Premier Internet, Inc., is an effort to be a resource to students of all ages about the history of the American Civil War. Contains superior quality graphics, a timeline, information on battles, links to historic sites, historical documents and lyrics and recording of popular music of the period.
  • American Civil War Homepage:  Gathers together in one place hypertext links to the most useful identified electronic files about the American Civil War (1861-1865).
  • Historic Documents, US and New Jersey:  A useful collection of major historic documents.
  • Making of America: A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
  • Navy Historical Center:  United States Navy history and traditions.

New Jersey History

Home Improvement

  • Be Jane:  Dedicated to serving  the woman do-it-yourselfer.  Includes clear, step by step, interactive tutorials, message boards and plenty of encouragement for the DIY novice.  Covers carpentry, electrical work, decorating, gardening and much more.
  • Better Homes and Gardens House and Home:  Includes a detailed home repair encyclopedia and interactive features including color a room and arrange a room decorating solutions and a home plans center.
  • Michigan State University Extension:  Full text articles on topics of home maintenance and repair. Includes information on stains, cleaning, minor household fixes, etc.  Good information with no commercial ax to grind.
  • Natural Handyman:  A feast of home repair help, humor and encouragement.
  • You can ask questions on repair, maintenance and remodeling. The site covers most aspects of home improvement - everything from painting, to putting in some new tiles or replacement windows in your home.

Homework Help

  • Algebra Tutor: The Free, Web-Delivered, Patent-Pending Intelligent Tutoring System For Tutoring Students In Writing Expressions for Algebra Word ProblemsThat Has Tutored Thousands of Students!
  • Kidsclick
  • School A variety of resources for students from the Discovery Channel.
  • Web resources for high school students.
  • FirstGov For Kids:  Developed by the Federal Consumer Information Center.  Provides links to Federal kids sites along with some of the best kids sites from other organizations grouped by subject.

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Legal Information

  • ABA Law Info:  Legal resources selected by the American Bar Association with consumers in mind.
  • Guide to New Jersey Law Resources:  Compiled by the Rutgers University Law Library.  Provides links to both general legal information and New Jersey state law.
  • New Jersey Law Network
  • New Jersey State Library Legal Resources Page:  An exhaustive listing of everything from US Supreme Court opinions through local ordinances, 
  • New Jersey Statutes:  Helpful hint! If you are not thoroughly familiar with this site, read the User Instructions For New Jersey Statutes.  Believe me, This will not be a waste of time.  For those who don't want to read the instructions, I've listed a few quick hints below.
    1. To expand each section, click on the plus sign at the beginning of the line.  
    2. Use Quotation marks around citations e.g. "39:4-6".
    3. Disclaimer:  "The text of the statutes and Constitution of New Jersey are not annotated. The database may include laws that have not become operable due to unmet conditions, have expired, have been ruled inoperable by a court, or have otherwise become inoperable. Effective dates are not typically included. Users should diligently read applicable statute source law and case law."
    User Instructions For New Jersey Statutes:  Recommended reading for users planning to search this long and complicated database.
  • Legal Services of New Jersey:  Easily accessed legal information on a variety of topics including housing, health care, government benefits, employment, immigration, education, seniors and youth.  In English and Spanish.
  • Nolo Press
  • West's Legal Directory
  • Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New ImmigrantsWelcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants is a publication for new permanent residents.  This comprehensive guide contains practical information to help immigrants settle into everyday life in the United States, as well as basic civics information that introduces new immigrants to the U.S. system of government

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  • Brookdale Community College Library
  • JerseyCat:  JerseyCat is an on-line collection of the catalogs of over 500 New Jersey libraries.  It offers New Jersey residents a large database of books and other materials along with powerful searching software.  It is a free service provided by the New Jersey State Library.  Items found in JerseyCat that are not owned by the Red Bank Public Library can be requested through interlibrary loan.
  • Library of Congress
  • LMXAC: The Red Bank Public Library belongs to this consortium of over twenty libraries throughout central New Jersey.  
  • Middletown 
  • Monmouth County Library
  • New Jersey State Library
  • New Jersey Libraries:  The New Jersey State Library's directory to the home pages of libraries throughout New Jersey.

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Newspapers and Magazines

Licensed Databases

  • Infotrac Select Newspapers:  Includes The New York Times (last 90 days); and The Washington Post (since 1/97), The Bergen Record (since 1/2000) and the Philadelphia Inquirer (since 5/99).
  • EBSCO Host:  An online database containing full text articles from over 1700 periodicals and abstracts for thousands more.  You will need your library card number to enter EBSCO Host.
  • New York Times:  Covers years from 1858 to the present.

Local Newspapers

  • The Asbury Park Press:  Covers Monmouth and Ocean Counties as well as statewide and national news.
  • The Hub: Covers Red Bank, Fair Haven Little Silver, Tinton Falls, Oceanport and Shrewsbury
  • Two River Times:  Local newspaper covering the greater Red Bank area.

Nation and Worldwide Newspaper Websites

  • Newspaper Links: A gateway to newspaper websites throughout the United States and abroad. 
  • Today's Front Pages: Front pages of newspapers from around the nation and the world with links to each newspaper's website.  Other features include an interactive map,  regional listings and link to Newseum's special exhibits.


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Real Estate: 

Find homes and apartments online. 

  • Homes.Com:  
  • Realtor.Com:
  • Subsidized Apartment Search:  Developed by HUD, allows low income families, the elderly, and the disabled to search for  section 8 apartment units. Select a state and hen choose to search by city, county, zip code or property name.  Users also select the number of bedrooms and the type of apartment (family, elderly, disabled, healthcare).


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Red Bank:

General  Business & Media Community History
Schools Special Events Local Attractions

General Information

Business Organizations and Media

Community Resources and Organizations:

  • Aslan Youth Ministries:  The mission of Aslan Youth Ministries is to provide emotional, physical, and spiritual support for disadvantaged youth (and their families) through programs of mentor/tutorial services, youth classes, sports and recreational activities, emergency services, emotional and spiritual counseling, and direct financial aid.
  • Community YMCA
  • Count Basie Learning Center: The Count Basie Learning Center prepares Red Bank children in grades 1-8 for achievement and leadership by enhancing their academic, social, recreational and cultural development.
  • Eastern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce  


Our New Jersey Room offers a collection of works on the history of Red Bank including many unique primary source materials, maps, manuscripts, etc.  We have an historic photograph collection available on microfilm as well as historic newspapers, the Red Bank Register (June 27, 1878 - November 13, 1991)and the Echo/Mail and Express (August 18, 1904 - November 20, 1937).

Red Bank Register obituary, marriage notices and death notice inxes.

Web Sites:

  • Count Basie:  Duke University's Count Basie site provides a short biography of the Red Bank native including, pictures and links to other sites.


Special Annual Events:

What to see and do:

In Red Bank:

  • Count Basie Theater:  Historic theater built in 1925 offers live music, theater, dance and comedy.
  • Redbank.comShopping, dining, services as well as  community events and information. 
  • Two River Theatre Company:  The premier professional theatre company in eastern central New Jersey.  Programs include not only mainstage productions but special performances including: a student matinee series (for high school classes), singles nights, and sign-interpreted and audio-described performances.

Surrounding Areas:

  • Monmouth County Tourism:  Area guide to attractions, beaches, historic sites and more.
  • Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook: Enjoy a day at the beach or explore historic Fort Hancock.
  • Monmouth Park:  Called the "Resort of Racing", Monmouth Park offers Thoroughbred racing throughout the summer in a family friendly environment at one of the most beautiful tracks in the country.  
  • Twin LightsSituated 200 feet above sea level atop the Navesink Highlands, Twin Lights has stood as a sentinel over the treacherous coastal waters of northern New Jersey since 1828. 

Science and Technology:

  • ECHO: Exploring and collecting history online, Science and Technology. History of science, with documents on every area of technology, a directory of scientific institutions, a biographical dictionary, and electronic journals.



Earth Science

  • Biomes-Habitats: This site from Enchanted Learning will be very useful to      elementary school students who need  basic information/descriptions of the different types of biomes on Earth. The site also has lots of diagrams, information and pictures of many different animals.  
  • Intellicast: Extensive up to the minute around the world weather information.
  • Ocean World: The Ocean World team which has gone all over the web and the world gathering information presents you with the latest in oceanography information and topics!
  • Weather Channel


  • Practical Math Skills: Focuses on math skills for adults.  In this exhibit, you'll look at the language of numbers through common situations, such as playing games or cooking. Put your decision-making skills to the test by deciding whether buying or leasing a new car is right for you, and predict how much money you can save for your retirement by using an interest calculator.


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Search Engines:

Search Engines are services that locate information on the Internet.    There are several types of search engines.  

Keyword Search Engines: 

Type in a few words which describe your search.

  • Google: "Floats" the "better sites" to the top of the search results list. This internal logic makes Google useful when looking for more authoritative information. 

Internet Catalogs:

Works somewhat like a library subject catalog.  Best for when you know  what you want and where you need to get it but you're not sure exactly what it's called.

  • Yahoo: The most widely-used Internet catalog. The front page is an alphabetical list of fourteen broad subject areas. Users can follow the hierarchical structure until they find the specific topic they are seeking.
  • Galaxy: Professional information specialists organize Galaxy and oversee the classification process. The Galaxy directory links to thousands of sites around the Internet.

Natural Language Search Engines:  

You type in your question and your get your answer.

  • Ask Jeeves: A natural language search service. To get the most out of Ask Jeeves*, be specific and phrase your search as a question

Meta Search Engines: 

Search engines which search the search engines. Best used to find obscure items, or to see if something is on the Internet.

  • Dogpile: Searches 25 Search engines at once.
  • Metacrawler: Searches several search engines (Excite, Infoseek, Lycos, Yahoo) simultaneously.  

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Senior Citizens:

  • AARP: American Association of Retired People
  • Elderhostel: Elderhostel is the nation’s first and the world’s largest educational and travel organization for adults 55 and over.
  • Nursing Home Compare: Provides detailed information about the performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country plus a nursing home checklist and related links.
  • Red Bank Senior Center
  • Social Security: Home page of the Social Security Administration.

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Social Service Organizations:


  • I SafetyNet.US:  Comprehensive directory of web links and on-line services for all sectors of the public and private health and human services field. This includes seniors and their caregivers, children and families, medical and health  services, mental health and substance abuse programs, minority information, public health alerts and  much, much more.
  • NJ Serves: is New Jersey's one-stop shop for civic sector information and connectivity. Features a searchable Web directory of more than 40,000New Jersey civic organizations.  

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General Interest 

New Jersey Sports

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