The Edison Public Library has digitized historical deeds, newspaper clippings, photos, scrapbooks and albums, and more. They also have free access to genealogy databases available with a library card.






Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

Edison NJ Residence Records


Land & Property

Edison Deeds — and searchable database online (see Files)








Daily Life Records school work church court government library social life #OnGenealogy

Edison NJ Daily Life Records



Libraries, Museums, & Archives

Searchable database online for historical archives

Library meeting minutes and other digitized documents — and searchable database online

Library newsletters — and searchable database online



Manuscript Collections, Albums, Scrapbooks

Edison Public Library Albums/Scrapbooks — and searchable database online



Newspaper Clippings

Edison Public Library Newspaper Clippings — and searchable database online




Edison Photos — and searchable database online

Edison Photo Albums — and searchable database online






Modern Helps

Edison NJ Modern Helps

A to Z World Food

AtoZ World food is the only food database that contains over 6,500 traditional recipes for international cuisine from 174 different countries! Fully searchable by country, ingredient, or keyword, this database will answer all your international cuisine and culture questions. Happy cooking!

Academic Search Premier

Extensive database of peer-reviewed, full-text research articles in hundreds of disciplines.

Access World News

More than 665 million current and archived articles can be searched, browsed, printed, emailed and even cited from over 10,000 news sources around the world! Extensive, exclusive titles from Pennsylvania, The United States and all over the globe! Available in the library and remotely with your library card on an easy-to-use mobile responsive interface. Includes quick links into suggested topics for your convenience.

American History Online

Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural History, highlighting the important people and main time periods in American history.

Ancestry Library | In Library ONLY

Genealogy, family trees, and family records. Included are U.S. Federal Census Records, U.S. immigration records, and vital records, including the Social Security Death Index.
Large collection of popular ebooks, audiobooks, and videos.

Home News Tribune – 1871 – Present | In Library ONLY

Read back issues of the Home News Tribune dating back to 1871. The collection consists of scanned images of original papers dating back to 1871. Gaps exist in the collection as it is still being scanned. Use the link above to search and read available issues while visiting any of the Edison Public Library branches. This service does not work from home due to copyright restrictions.
New Jersey’s statewide portal for searching the full-text databases offered by the State Library. The databases cover subjects such as health, history, business, education, science, current events, literature, and popular fiction.

New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project

An electronic resource that compiles all the digitized newspapers from the state of New Jersey and provides easy accessibility for library patrons

New York Times From Home

Gain 24 Hours free access from your home to current articles from the official New York Times website.

New York Times Inside the Libary

Current articles from the official New York Times website.


A comprehensive readers advisory site that allows users to get book suggestions based on what they have already read.


PressReader provides access to more than 7000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries in over 60 languages. You will find today’s newspapers and magazines and archives up to 60 days, depending on the title. Library card holders will also be able to browse articles and other key content, such as pictures, advertisements, classifieds, and notices. The newspapers and magazines will appear in a full-color, full-page format on your computer, tablet, or phone.

Pronunciator – Language Learning

Pronunciator is a personalized language learning course with over 160 languages to learn, daily lessons for all skill levels, and citizenship preparation courses in both English and Spanish. Use Pronunciator on your smartphone, tablet, or computer at any time with the help of your library card.

Pronunciator – ProCitizen

Have full access to ProCitizen, our citizenship prep course.

Rosetta Stone Library Edition (Jersey Clicks)

Learn up to 30 Language using the Library Edition of the ever popular program Rosetta Stone. This program is provided by the State Library of New Jersey via their Jersey Click Program. You will need a valid New Jersey Library Card to access the program from outside of the library and you will need to set up an account on the Rosetta Stone website as well. As with all the databases provided here there is no charge for this valuable service.

Star Ledger Collection

Don’t miss a thing! The EdisonTownship Free Public Library’s access to the Newark Star Ledger now includes: full-page newspaper images, individual articles, and content only published online. Log in today with your library card and start searching the Newark Star Ledger Collection from NewsBank.

Tumble Book Library

Online database of eBooks and educator resources. They offer a selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, puzzles and games, and audiobooks.

Tumblebook Cloud

TeenBookCloud is an online database of eBooks and educator resources perfect for your middle school, high school, or public library. We offer a robust selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks. The collection is available online around the clock. No downloads, no waiting! If you can access the internet, you can be reading, watching, or listening to fantastic content.


Value Line is a complete, multidimensional investment management solution that enables both new and experienced investors to make timely, better-informed decisions. It provides a wealth of in-depth financial information, intelligently presented both in print and online, plus objective research, insightful commentary, proven price projections, and advanced analytical tools.




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