We have books on New Jersey history and local history that will be helpful to your project.
Some are focused on Middletown itself, while others may have county or state history and you will need to use the Contents and/or Index to find Middletown within.
Browse the following sections:
974.9s in Non-Fiction
Ref 974.9s in the Reference Section
OR try looking up books on your own on Destiny, our automated catalog. See below:
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Middletown Patch - Articles on Middletown Twp. history found in The Patch - an online publication that offers comprehensive local coverage of Middletown, Lincroft, Belford, Port Monmouth, New Monmouth and North Middletown, NJ.
The Red Bank Register (Hint - Once you bring up an article, use Control F and type in Middletown to find your subject within the article).
1. There are many towns around the world named Middletown. Make sure you search for Middletown New Jersey. Or you may want to try Middletown, Township, New Jersey and see if you get different and/or better results.
2. Spelling out New Jersey worked better for me than using the NJ abbreviation. I suggest you spell it out in full as well.
3. Search for Middletown, New Jersey as a subject wherever the source allows you to. That way you will get information about Middletown, New Jersey and not just a source that mentions it.
4. The ProQuest Historical Newspapers database (see database section below) is an excellent history source for primary documentation. That means it was written by someone who was actually alive when the situation occured.
5. If you plan to print something out, first make sure you go to the print version (text) of that source. Otherwise you will get lots of wasted side-space. Usually there's a print icon or a link to print on each source.
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(for most of the databases below). For specific instructions for using each database, click on the icon for more information. .