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Online databases for newspapers, magazines, and much more!
The Sayreville Public Library subscribes to many newspapers and magazines, including the Home News Tribune, the Asbury Park Press, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and more. For a complete list of periodicals available in paper format in the library, click here. The following databases are available from computer stations in the library. For those that allow access from home, you will need your Sayreville library card.
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Salud En Espanol Salud en Español provides comprehensive evidence-based reports and fact sheets in Spanish on all aspects of consumer health and wellness. Topic specific reports covering all aspects of health offer valuable overviews on diseases, conditions, procedures and various treatments. The content found in this database includes a diverse collection of health related themes: first aid, infant/ child care and illnesses, alternative medicine, aging and wellness.


Science Reference Center Science Reference Center™ is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Science Reference Center also satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.

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Transparent Languages Want to learn a new language without spending hundreds of dollars on expensive software or CDs? Try our new, FREE language learning tool! Transparent Language is a powerful language-learning system that uses flashcards to teach you a set of words or phrases. It is the fastest possible way to lock foreign words and phrases into your long-term memory. New languages are being added all the time, so check back if you do not see the language you are interested in, whether it be for ESL instruction or foreign language learning!

Access Instructions: Click this link; you will then be prompted to type in your library barcode number. Once you do this, you will need to create an account with Transparent Language Online so that it may track your progress over time and customize your language learning experience. You may choose any login ID and password that you would like.

Transparent Language Online can be run on PC or Mac! Transparent Language Online is intended to be used in the following Web browsers: Windows XP and higher:Preferred Browser: Internet Explorer 6 and higher,Alternative Browser: Firefox 3.0.7 and higher Mac OS X:Preferred Browser: Firefox 3.0 and higher, Alternative Browser: Safari 3.1.2 and higher (Firefox is required for Mac OS X 10.6 or higher).

Tutor dot com Is Web-based Learning That's Easy, Fast, and Effective!

Any community member with a library card can access the new online services from the library or right from home. The K-12 Student Center from includes live, one-to-one tutoring and 24/7 access to worksheets, videos and tutorials in just about any subject. The live, online tutoring is available every day from 3PM-1AM. Need help beyond these times? No problem. The center includes 24/7 access to thousands of resources including study guides, worksheets, videos and more in math, science, social studies, English, and more. has a network of over 2,000 certified tutors as well as career specialists who are ready to help with just about any question you may have. Students can get help with homework, test preparation, skills and concepts they are learning in class and standardized test preparation and college entrance exams. Subjects include math, science, social studies and English.

tutorial button To view this tour, you will need Powerpoint or a Powerpoint viewer. Click here to download a Powerpoint viewer for free. Click here to see what it is like to be in a tutoring session!

Access Instructions: Click here or on the logo to start using

Access Tips: Patrons can connect to the Learning Suite from any Internet-enabled PC or MAC. the Learning Suite is available via the Internet via Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc. with the use of Microsoft Silverlight. Silverlight is a free, cross-platform browser plugin available directly from the co-brand page, if it has not already been downloaded on the student’s computer. Patrons using in the library must use a Windows computer. Patrons accessing at home will need to type in their library barcode number.

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Universal Class

Universal Class features include:

  • Remote, 24/7 Access via the Internet
  • Continuing Education Units on Selected Courses
  • Connect with Other Students
  • Real Instructors

Available subjects include: Computer Training, Personal Finance, GED Training, Business, Professional Development, Pet and Animal Care, Music and Painting, Health Services Training, Office Skills, Self-help, Spiritual Studies, Home & Garden, Web Development, Crafts & Hobbies, ESL, Medical Billing Click here for a complete list of classes!

Access Instructions: Click here or on the logo to start using Universal Class. You will be prompted to type in yourSayreville library barcode number TWICE. Once you do this, you will need to create an account with Universal Class. You may choose any login ID and password that you would like. You are then ready to go!