Visitors to the library have access to a wide variety of electronic databases; however, remote access to subscription databases is restricted to State Library authorized users: state employees and, unless otherwise noted, Thomas Edison staff and students. Authorized users needing a State Library access card, should complete the appropriate online registration form.

New Jersey residents should use JerseyClicks to access databases licensed  for statewide use.

Transmission or reproduction of items beyond that permitted by fair use requires the permission of the copyright owners. It is the user's responsibility to determine and comply with all restrictions based upon the intended use of the materials.  All users are expected to respect the intellectual property rights of licensed material. Failure to do so will result in loss of access.

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Federal Register

The official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents. Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: yes


Provides access to the U.S. Statutes at Large from 1789 to 2011, the official source for the laws and resolutions passed by Congress; and the U.S. Federal Legislative History Library which includes comprehensive histories for major laws, including bills, reports, hearings and other full text documents.  Also included: the U.S. Code; Code of Federal Regulations; Federal Register; U.S. Congressional Serial Set; U.s. Congressional Documents; state session laws and state statutes archives for all 50 states; treaties and international agreements; U.S. Reports; Canadian Supreme Court Reports; English Reports Full Reprint (1220-1867); a collection of treatises considered legal classics; full text of 1600 law journals.  Training guides and video tutorials are available.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: authorized users