Roberta Tipton
and Erleen Harris
Instruction Librarians
tipton@rutgers.edu
August 4, 2008
Learning Tools: Class Guides: Dana Class Guides:
City of Newark Internship Program: Summer 2008
Resources for Government and Community

Great Information Sources, Online or Onsite:

Newark Public Library
One of the major public libraries in New Jersey, the Newark Public Library boasts a regional federal documents depository, circulating collections in languages other than English, and significant holdings in the arts and humanities, including their own index to songs.

The New Jersey Information Center at NPL specializes in Newark and New Jersey items. There is an electronic Star Ledger index from 1989 to the present. The Newark News index (print) covers 1916-1970.

Find the list of NPL electronic resources at: Internet & Electronic Resources.

JerseyClicks
JerseyClicks is a suite of databases available to you with a card from any public library in the state. So get your library card and start enjoying the info.

City of Newark, New Jersey
Official website of the City of Newark. Includes city departments and current initiatives, budget information, latest State of the City speech, and even the ability to personalize the page.

Official Website for the State of New Jersey
The Government Information link leads to data on all levels: federal, state, and local.

New Jersey State Library
See especially the "How Do I Find...?" link for an A to Z list of State of New Jersey resources.

USA.gov
Official Federal Government portal from the General Services Administration. Features special pages for state and local government employees at: http://www.usa.gov/Government/State_Local.shtml .

GPO Access
US Government resources portal from the Government Printing Office. Features publications and online sites from all three branches of the Federal Government.

Fedstats
The Fedstats gateway points to the wealth of statistical data and other information published by the US Government, which is the world's largest publisher. Check out the Kids Pages link for some really interesting websites for the younger set.

Internet Public Library

Librarians' Internet Index

Selected Rutgers Online Guides:

The Newark Experience (Natalie Borisovets, Dana Library)
Extensive online guide devoted to the history of Newark, NJ.

Newark by the Numbers (Natalie Borisovets, Dana Library)

Political Science Research (Natalie Borisovets, Dana Library)
Guide to the literature of political science, with links to specialized materials of interest to those studying selected current issues.

Public Administration (Roberta Tipton and Rebecca Pressman, Dana Library)
Guide to the literature and practice of public administration. Many sources not Rutgers-restricted.

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