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LBST4800: Liberal Studies Senior Capstone: Additional Resources

This guide provides an overview of resources relevant to courses in Liberal Studies.

Census/Demographic Data

The decennial census and the American Community Survey provide a rich source of data on population, socio-economics ahd housing. A good place to start is with American Factfinder, a search portal.

New Jersey Resources

Local Public Libraries

Other suggestions

Municipal and county government websites may also be useful in locating information pertaining to local development. 

Additional Library Catalogs


Search other library catalogs in New Jersey.

New Jersey State Library Catalog
The State Library's catalog has the most complete collection of New Jersey government documents, many of which pertain to suburban issues.

WorldCat is a huge union catalog of libraries in the U.S. and other countries; it contains over 2.1 billion records.

Some Other Sources of Books

Google Books (Advanced Book Search Screen)
Access to thousands of titles in the public domain (i.e., with copyright dates of 1922 or earlier).

Hathi Trust Digital Library
HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are more than sixty partners in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide. The HathiTrust Digital Library brings together the immense collections of partner institutions in digital form, preserving them securely to be accessed and used today, and in future generations. A substantial part of the collections accessible through the digital library are in the public domain and accessible, but not all of it, so be aware of this if you search it.

Internet Archive: E-Books and Texts
Over 3 million scanned texts public domain, including many titles and a substantial collection of U.S. Government Documents.