New Jersey History Research Guide

Find Books

Use the OCCcat to locate books in the library on your topic:

  • There are many, many books on New Jersey in our collection. In order to narrow in on resources that best meet your research needs, perform a word or phrase search using keyword phrases that include "New Jersey" and another topic, such as "New Jersey AND race" or "New Jersey AND Civil War." Word or phrase searches will search the entire records of all the items in the catalog, including author, title, and subject areas. 
New Jersey History Resources
974.9 A2582 in Reference African American Heritage Guide to New Jersey by The New Jersey Commerce & Economic Growth Commission
973.7449 S571B Beneath the Starry Flag: New Jersey's Civil War Experience by Alan A. Siegel
974.9003 E564NJ in Reference Encyclopedia of New Jersey, edited by Maxine N. Lurie and Marc Mappen
917.4904 W526N in Reference New Jersey: A Guide to the State by Barbara Westergaard
974.9 B518N New Jersey: An American Portrait by April Bernard
974.9 M131N New Jersey from Colony to State, 1609-1789 by Richard P. McCormick
973.3 N532AR New Jersey in the American Revolution by Barbara J. Mitnick
305.409749 P291 in Reference Past and Promise: Lives of New Jersey Womenby Joan N. Burstyn
911.749 S675S in Reference The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries, 1606-1968 by John Parr Snyder
917.49 C973 This is New Jersey by John T. Cunningham

Find Articles

Use the following databases to access articles related to New Jersey:

  • Access History Reference Center for information on New Jersey's past
  • Use LexisNexis to search for local newspaper coverage:
    • Click the Guided News Search tab in order to perform a search of New Jersey new sources
    • Select U.S. News under the News Category option
    • Select New Jersey News Sources as the New Source option
    • Enter your search terms

Internet Resources

Crossroads of the American Revolution Association Complies an extensive list of web sites about New Jersey's role in the American Revolution, as well as New Jersey historical organizations websites.
New Jersey Digital Highway Learn all about New Jersey history through documents collected from various New Jersey libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies.
New Jersey Governors Information on NJ Governors from the Center on the American Governor, Rutgers University
New Jersey Information General information and web resources about the state. Hosted by the Newark Public Library.
New Jersey Legislature The gateway for access to New Jersey Legislative and Executive branch resources.
New Jersey State Library: New Jersey Information Features an extensive online collection of publications about the history New Jersey, from 1600 onwards.
New Jersey Women's History Records and images documenting the history of women in New Jersey, from Rutgers University. Includes relevant bibliographies and webliographies.
West Jersey and South Jersey Heritage Excellent site for maps and resources on the development of Southern New Jersey.
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