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Library Resources

The New Jersey State Library

The New Jersey State Library is an affiliate of Thomas Edison State University and, as a student, you will have special access to its resources and services. All Thomas Edison State University students are given an ID card that enables them to contact library personnel for special assistance and access to resources not available to the general public.

You may visit the library’s homepage at or the library’s student page to apply for a card.

The New Jersey State Library provides free online resources to students pursuing their education. offers pertinent full-text articles from current newspapers, magazines and journals that can be downloaded and printed. JerseyClicks allows students to search up to 30 databases at once on topics such as business, education, science, history, health and literature. is supported in whole or part by The Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act. All Thomas Edison State University students have electronic access to the New Jersey State Library card catalog and to more than 3,000 journals, a third of which are directly available as full-text. Other materials may be ordered. Within the guidelines of the New Jersey State Library’s interlibrary loan service, students also have access to the research holdings of most academic libraries in New Jersey.

VALE (Virtual Academic Library Environment)

Thomas Edison State University is a member of the Virtual Academic Library Environment, VALE, a consortium of New Jersey college and university libraries and the New Jersey State Library. The consortium is dedicated to furthering excellence in learning and research through innovative and collaborative approaches to information resources and services.

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