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New Jersey Local Names Directory
New Jersey place names--locality, municipality in which located, and county. From the N.J. State Department of Transportation.

The Origin of New Jersey Place Names. Trenton, New Jersey Public Library Commission, 1945.[PDF; Adobe Acrobat required]
Origins of 930 names of New Jersey governmental and geographical subdivisions. List compiled by the New Jersey Writers Project in 1938; includes those names "whose authenticity has been reasonably established."


New Jersey. Division of Local Government Services. Municipal Incorporations of the State of New Jersey According to Counties. Trenton: N.J. Dept. of Community Affairs, Division of Local Government Services, 1977.
Date of incorporation with statutory reference; area where taken from. Separate list of "extinct" municipalities.
Dana Call Number: Ref JS451.N5 1977

Types and Forms of New Jersey Municipal Government
Defines and give the statutory reference for the five types and twelve forms of New Jersey municipal government.

The New Jersey Municipal Data Book. Montclair, N.J., New Jersey Associates, 1981- Annual
One page summaries of the population, government, finances, schools, and other characterisitics of each of New Jersey's towns and cities.
Dana Call Number: Ref HD4606.N49N5. Most recent volume at Reference Desk.

New Jersey General Tax Rates by County and Municipality
1997-2005. From the State of New Jersey Division of Taxation.

New Jersey Municipal Directory
City Connections links to some 380 New Jersey municipal web sites.

New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Association of more than 560 New Jersey municipalities. Publishes New Jersey Municipalities magazine, an annual New Jersey Municipal directory, and the New Jersey Municipal Salary Report.


Dow Jones Interactive.
Publications Library section indexes and provides full-text access to hundreds of newspapers including the following New Jersey newspapers:

  • Burlington County Times
  • Business Journal of New Jersey
  • Business News New Jersey
  • Central Business (Princeton)
  • Courier-News (Bridgewater)
  • Mercer Business
  • New Jersey Business
  • New Jersey Success
  • Northern Business
  • Record (Bergen)
  • Southern New Jersey Business Digest
  • Star-Ledger (Newark)
  • Trentonian

Full-text access to the Newark Star-Ledger is on available on Dow Jones from mid-1989. Full-text access to the New York Times is only available for the most recent 90 days, however the New York Times Abstracts are indexed back to January 1, 1969. Rutgers-restricted Access

In addition to what is available on Dow Jones, the Dana Library has the Newark Star-Ledger on microfilm going back to 1980; microfilm reels back to August 1, 1945 are also available from the Rutgers Alexander Library in New Brunswick. While there is no printed or online index to the pre-1989 Star-Ledger, the New Jersey Information Center at the Newark Public Library maintains the card Cummings Index to the Star-Ledger (1971-1996). In addition, they have locally compiled Newark News Indexes, 1916-1970.

Academic Universe [LEXIS-NEXIS].
News sections indexes and provides full-text access to hundreds of newspapers, including the following New Jersey news sources:

  • Associated Press State & Local Wire
  • New Jersey Law Journal
  • New Jersey Lawyer
  • Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Full-text access to the New York Times is available on Academic Universe back to June 1, 1980; New York Times Absracts indexed back to January 1, 1970. Rutgers-restricted Access

New York Times Index.
Index to the New York Times 1851 to the present. Dana has the New York Times on microfilm back to 1851.
Dana Call Number: Ref. AI21 .N44

Personal Name Index to the New York Times, 1851-1989
Dana Call Number: Ref. Z5301 .F28

The Rutgers Alexander Library in New Brunswick also maintains an extensive newspaper collection on microfilm. To find out what the Rutgers Libraries' may own in print or on microfilm, check IRIS, the Libraries' online catalog, under the title of the newspaper in which you are interested. The basic directory of New Jersey newspapers is the

Directory of New Jersey Newspapers, 1765-1970 / edited by William C. Wright and Paul A. Stellhorn. Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1977.
DANA REF Z 6952 .N54 D57

NJPA Newspaper Members by County of Circulation.
New Jersey Press Association site allows you to search for New Jersey newspapers by county of circulation; directory information plus link to the newspaper homepage when available.

Health and Health Services

HospitalWeb - New Jersey Hospitals
Links to hospital web sites.

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.
News, reports, statistics (including New Jersey Health Statistics) and laws and regulations.

2000 Kids Count - New Jersey Profile
Project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, annually tracks the status of children in the U.S., nationally and state-by-state.

The Right to Know

New Jersey's Open Public Records Law
Provisions of New Jersey's P.L. 2001, c.404, to take effect on July 8, 2002, and pertaining to the opening of public records and setting the standards by which the public can see these records. From the General Counsel to the New Jersey State League of Municipalities.

Access to Records Amendment, P.L.2001, C. 404: The Exceptions
"A Summary of Items That Are Not Considered 'Government Records'"

New Jersey Public Notices
A compilation of public notices ("hearings, advertisements for bids, financial reports, adoption of ordinances, and other government activities legally requiring public notice") appearing in participating New Jersey newspapers. From the New Jersey Press Association.


American FactFinder
Select query elements to create maps and data tables based on Census 2000.

1990 Census - Social and Economic Characteristics (STF3A)
Select detailed data elements and create your own data tables for states, counties, tracts, and places.

State of the Cities Data Systems
Data on 542 central cities and 10,744 metropolitan suburban places. In addition to demographic, employment, and business data, the 2000 SOCDS also contains data on high tech jobs in cities, suburbs, and metropolitan areas, as well as house values and rents, and crime rates. "Fast Look" option allows user to view data tables for one or more selected cities.

Urban Fiscal Health: How Do New Jersey Cities Compare to Other American Cities? Gerald Miller, Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies, Rutgers University-Newark Campus, Oct 2001.
Compares public financial data for Newark and Jersey City to similar central cities: Akron, Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Pittsburg, Rochester, Toledo and Yonkers.

1996 New Jersey Municipal Distress Index
MDI ranking is one of a number of factors used to determine priorities in statewide planning iniatives. Requires Adobe Acrobat.

New Jersey Labor Force Estimates
"This directory contains estimates of the New Jersey labor force for Primary Metropolitan Statistical Areas (PMSAs), labor areas, municipalities and counties. The data items include monthly estimates of labor force, employment, unemployment volume and unemployment rate for historical and current year. These estimates are produced by the New Jersey Department of Labor."

New Jersey State Data Center
"The NJSDC publishes New Jersey data from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing as they are available on a flow basis. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis and the state and sub-state demographic and economic data prepared/compiled by the New Jersey Department of Labor are also available through the NJSDC. "


New Jersey Legislative Roster
Addresses and phone numbers by district, or search by name.

State of New Jersey Employee Telephone Directory

New Jersey Mayors Directory
Search by county, municipality, or name. Directory information plus dates of term.


The Official City of Newark Web site

The Newark Experience
An extensive bibliography (books, articles, reports, web sites) on the city of Newark.

Newark: Key Statistical Indicators
Newark population (1830-2000), ethnicity, crime rate, unemployment rate (1990-2001), and GMP.

The Newark Project A program of the Drew University Theological and Graduate Schools focusing on the religious life of Newark. Archives section links to list of available slides, audio and video tapes of oral histories (many from HIV/AIDS populations) , and ethnographic reports and essays.

Old Newark
Glen Geisheimer's treasure trove of information on Newark since its inception to the present. "Historical Menu" includes links to photographs (900+), biographies, business histories, cemetaries, maps, newspaper lists, census information (including lists of orphanage residents), a street and ward index, and indexes to Newark births and marriages. Searchable.

New Jersey Links

New Jersey Information
From the New Jersey State Library.

New Jersey Information
A Rutgers University Libraries research guide.

Natalie Borisovets (
John Cotton Dana Library
Rutgers University
June 3, 2006