The New Jersey State Library
The New Jersey State Library is an affiliate of Thomas Edison State College and, as a student, you will have special access to its resources and services. All Thomas Edison State College 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.
The New Jersey State Library provides free online resources to students pursuing their education. JerseyClicks.org 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. JerseyClicks.org 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 College 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)
Students may access Virtual Academic Library Environment (VALE) resources through MyEdison by going to the "Educational" tab within the "My Resources" block, click on VALE, then choose between EBSCOhost or ProQuest." To access these databases, students must first have a NJ State Library ID card. Students should go to http://slic.njstatelib.org/get_a_library_card to apply for a library card. Students in the College's online courses are expected to make use of databases subscribed to by the college and other online resources.