Online Research Resources

Contact the Adult Services department if you would like any help with your research!

Genealogy Research

Resources for tracing family histories, including Ancestry.com Library Edition and Heritage Quest.

Local History Research

The Joint Digital Archives is a collection of digitized newspapers, books and other materials related to the history of Scotch Plains and Fanwood.

Health Research

Find accurate, reliable information on health topics, and learn how to evaluate health news.

Business Research

Search business publications, do market research, learn skills, and connect with local resources.

Legal Research

Search the Legal Information Reference Center. More to come.

All Library Databases

A-Z and subject directory to all of our online databases.


Use our online learning resources to advance your knowledge and skills!

Language Learning Programs

Learn almost any language, including English. Programs include Mango Languages and Rosetta Stone.

Creative Skills

Learn manual and digital creative skills. Resources include Creativebug and LinkedIn Learning.

Academic & Career Help

Get test prep and academic help at all levels, and the knowledge you need to find a job or advance your career. Includes Tutor.com, LearningExpress, and LinkedIn Learning.

Learn Computer Skills

Learn Word, Excel and other software; create websites; and study programming languages like Python. Resources include LearningExpress and LinkedIn Learning.

Offers content formerly available through Lynda.com. You have unlimited access to video courses in computer, creative, and business skills!

The Great Courses

These video lectures can satisfy your curiosity about science, history, math, philosophy and more, or help you improve your skills in hobbies like photography or cooking.