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This guide serves as a gateway to library resources and services available to Kean University students, faculty, administrators, and staff working with Kean Ocean programs at Ocean County College.


Kean University's Nancy Thompson Learning Commons strives to meet the information needs of the Kean community by providing a broad range of resources and services. Although the Learning Commons is located on the Union campus, resources and services are also available to Kean Ocean students and faculty.

The Nancy Thompson Learning Commons web page serves as the gateway to the "virtual" library. In addition, information geared to Kean Ocean students appears on this guide, not only under the "Welcome" tab but also under the other tabbed pages listed across the top third of the page.

Research Guides

The Research Guides are a collection of subject-focused research resources created by Kean University's librarians to provide you with recommended resources for starting your research, finding books, finding articles (and selecting databases), finding Web sites, and citing sources.

In addition, the following guides were created specifically for students and faculty:

  • Scholarships, Financial Aid, and Grants (contains resources on scholarships and other funding opportunities for students)
  • Student Guide (provides links to library brochures, class handouts, videos, tutorials, and more)
  • Faculty Guide (provides links to a publishing opportunities database, a guide to grant-funding opportunities, a guide for online multimedia resources, library forms, class handouts, videos, tutorials, and more)

Access Electronic Resources

Kean Ocean students, faculty, staff, and administrators may access the Nancy Thompson Learning Commons' electronic resources (databases, e-books, e-journals, streaming videos, etc.) by logging in with a Kean Google username and password.

Library Barcode

A Library Barcode features a 14-digit number that will enable you to check out books from the Ocean County College Library and to request delivery of books from the Nancy Thompson Learning Commons on the Union campus to the Toms River campus.

Kean Ocean students and faculty members may obtain a Kean Barcode (for the back of their Kean Photo ID cards) from the Kean Ocean Administration Office on the Ocean County College (OCC) campus.  Please visit the Administration Office in Room 103 of the Gateway Building at OCC, or call 732-255-0356

Please note: you will be able to login to the Nancy Thompson Learning Commons' electronic library resources (databases, e-books, e-journals, streaming videos, etc.) with your Kean Google username and password.

Interlibrary Loan

Kean Ocean patrons may request that materials held at the main campus in Union be delivered to the Ocean County College Library. To request a book owned by the Nancy Thompson Learning Commons, please use this form:

Kean Ocean
 patrons may use the Ocean County College interlibrary loan service to request books not owned by either the Kean or Ocean library:

Kean Ocean patrons may request copies of articles or book chapters not owned by either the Kean or Ocean library by filling out and submitting the interlibrary loan request form:


For questions regarding Interlibrary Loan, please contact 908-737-4600 or

Use EndNote Online to Help Create Your Bibliographies

EndNote Online is an online bibliographic citation manager that can help students and faculty to keep track of books and articles located in various research databases. EndNote also enables the manual addition of citation information for books and print journals articles you have on hand.


Visit the EndNote Online Guide to learn more about EndNote Online, including how to sign up for a free account.

  • Please pay particular attention on the EndNote Online Guide to the box labeled How To Register (Off-Campus) for step-by-step instructions on how to register for an EndNote Online account when you are working at a computer located at home, on the Ocean County College Campus, or at any location other than Kean's Union campus. (Basically, you will need to register for your EndNote Online account for the first time through the Web of Science database.)
  • Once you've registered, you will be able to access your EndNote Online account by going directly to