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Scheduling a class called Librarian Bootcamp, on a weekday at 2 p.m. might be a little risky in terms of whether anyone will show up. But, when you’re fortunate enough to work in the nation’s second smartest city, what’s to worry about? Featuring a survey of some of the top print and online resources the librarians at Princeton Public turn to to answer reference questions, the class was filled. We know that you wanted to be there. It’s OK. We’re willing to share a few of the highlights. Pass it on…quietly.

Linked from our database page, Reference USA includes ten resources to choose from under this one umbrella, including contact info for US and Canadian businesses; job listings; white pages; One Source, featuring fairly in-depth company profiles; and consumer and lifestyle information (tremendously helpful for researching demographics and building mailing lists).

Figuring out what book comes next in a series can be a tricky business. While there are a variety of ways you can find this info, Kent District Library’s extensive database, What’s Next: Books in Series, enables users to search by author, series name, genre or book title to see the complete titles in a series and the order in which they were written.

Shopping for health insurance? A new bank? Car insurance? Providing consumer information in a very simple and easy-to-understand print format is Weiss Ratings (aka, TheStreet.com ratings). Also, check out our online subscription to Financial Ratings Series: Weiss and The Street Ratings, a single source for financial strength ratings and financial planning tools covering Insurance, Banks, Credit Unions, Mutual Funds and Stocks.

Researching New Jersey law? Rutgers hosts an excellent page with links to an extensive list of topics, from historical to current statutes, trial court decisions, business-related opinions, child support guidelines and more. Don’t speak legalease? Join the club. Pick up Black’s Law Dictionary to decipher those legal terms. And, if you are in need of a legal form, try Gale Legal Forms, via our database page. Log in from home, using your library card number.

Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask. That’s what we’re here for.

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