Darien Library has a wide selection of online resources to help with your research. The following list of websites and databases is a good starting point. Many of these are subscriptions paid for by the Library, providing access to premium resources that can give you far more information than a simple Google search. If you are unsure where to start, please contact the Reference Librarians who are available to assist when the Library is open.
ABI/INFORM features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world
Find global information on topics related to business, health, education, the environment, government, politics and more from a variety current and retrospective news media including newspapers, newswires, blogs, broadcast transcripts, periodicals and web-only content featuring the Christian Science Monitor, Connecticut Post, Darien News-Review and the Hartford Courant.
The American Job Center Network provides services to unemployed and underemployed individuals seeking jobs and job search assistance at no cost. Job seekers are afforded convenient access to the employment, education, training and information services they need at a single location. EVERYONE and ANYONE is welcome and encouraged to visit the American Job Center Network and use the reference materials such as newspapers, journals and job posting board. Posted positions include all levels and salary ranges from entry-level to upper-level management.
This premiere genealogy database is ideal for the family historian. Ancestry Library Edition provides the most genealogical information available on-line, with more than 5 billion names in over 4,000 collections.
We help you find businesses, brands and charities you can trust, offer objective advice and a wide range of education on topics affecting marketplace trust. BBB also offers complaint and dispute resolution support for consumers and businesses.
Thanks to the Annenberg Foundation, we have this website chock full of American history, presented as a narrative, with different sections for different periods of history. You will find timelines, maps, images, and stories.
This website focuses on Black Freedom, featuring select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. The intention is to support a wide range of students (see examples for using in teaching and learning), as well independent researchers and anyone interested in learning more about the foundation of ongoing racial injustice in the U.S. – and the fights against it.
The Black Women’s Suffrage Digital Collection is a collaborative project to provide digital access to materials documenting the roles and experiences of Black Women in the Women’s Suffrage Movement and, more broadly, women’s rights, voting rights, and civic activism between the 1850s and 1960.
The materials in this collection include photographs, correspondence, speeches, event programs, publications, oral histories, and other artifacts.
This is the place to start if you are looking for direction in your job search. Easy access to hundreds of career profiles, personal assessment tools to identify your strengths, and a career matchmaker that unites skills with potential careers.
The CDC is the leading national public health institute of the United States. It focuses attention on infectious disease, food borne pathogens, environmental health, occupational safety and health, health promotion, injury prevention and educational activities designed to improve the health of United States citizens.
A directory of free census records, linking records available online into one website. Census records are useful for learning about where your ancestors lived, if they could read/write, their occupation, and more.
CNA.plus is designed to help US learners pass their Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) test. The site provides free practice tests that simulate the official exam. All test questions are based on the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP®), which is the written test that most states use.
Information you need to become licensed, renew a permit, or solve a problem. They are here to protect Connecticut citizens from fraud, unfair business practices and physical injury from unsafe goods or services.
Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries provide in-person legal reference assistance,as well as print materials and electronic resources for your legal research needs. They are staffed by Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Librarians and serve all Connecticut residents.
Whether looking to find the best deal on an LCD TV or researching the top-recommended used vehicles, ConsumerReports.org provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.
The Connecticut Judicial Branch has Volunteer Attorney Programs in the areas of Contract Collections, Family Law, Foreclosure Law, and Small Claims. If you are not represented by an attorney and need legal help, you can come to the courthouse and talk to a volunteer for advice.
Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center, Inc. (CPAC) is a statewide nonprofit organization that offers information and support to families of children with any disability or chronic illness, age birth through 26.
Pharmaceutical and medical device companies are required by law to release details of their payments to a variety of doctors and U.S. teaching hospitals for promotional talks, research and consulting, among other categories. Use this tool to search for general payments (excluding research and ownership interests) made from August 2013 to December 2016.
Get ready for your Connecticut DMV Permit test for cars, motorcycles, and commercial driver's license by taking free practice exams. This is also the place to find the Connecticut Driver's Manual, Connecticut Motorcycle Guide, and the Connecticut CDL Handbook.
Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering free high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere.
Gale E-books contains a broad selection of reference books on topics including history, science, education, biography, and the arts. These books are useful for primary source research and historical context.
GreenFile draws connections between the environment and human impact. Whether you're looking for topics such as climate change, green architecture, pollution, recycling, sustainable agriculture, or something similar, GreenFile is the place to start!
From the National Library of Medicine, health information in multiple languages, including American Sign Language, Arabic, Cambodian/Khmer, Chinese, French, German, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Russian, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese
HealthPocket compares and ranks health plans and provides valuable research about Obamacare, Medicare, and other types of health insurance. HealthPocket is neither a broker nor an insurance company and is committed to providing unbiased information to help consumers make more informed insurance decisions.
HelpNow offers a comprehensive suite of online academic services designed to support many learning needs and styles. Take advantage of expert online services like live tutoring, skills-building, a foreign language lab, writing lab, and FAFSA assistance. Utilize standardized test prep resources and flashcard creation modules. And meet with peers or instructors in collaborative virtual classroom settings.
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Classes include math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more
LearningExpress® offers two resources: Job & Career Accelerator and Computer Skills Center. The Job & Career Accelerator gives you the tools you need to explore careers, find open positions, apply for jobs and get hired. And whether you’re looking to brush up on the fundamentals of computers, more easily navigate the web, or learn a new software program, the Computer Skills Center has you covered.
This is an amazing guide to the performing arts. You can find "digitized items from the collections; special Web presentations on topics and collections; articles and biographical essays; finding aids to collections; databases for performing arts resources; information on concerts at the Library; and a special Performing Arts Resource Guide which contains entries for hundreds of Library collections, Web sites, databases and exhibits."
Life Magazine is a photographic magazine chronicling the 20th Century. This link to Google Books will allow you to browse "Golden Age" issues of Life Magazine (1936-1972) and search the full text. Perfect for primary source research.
A current, comprehensive and reliable online literature database. Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.
CFRA provides independent, differentiated and actionable analysis to help you make better investment and business decisions. Includes S&P Global’s Equity and Fund Research business, a leading provider of independent research and commentary with offerings focused on stocks, ETFs and mutual funds as well as sectors and industries.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's website for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, you will find information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information.
One of today’s most comprehensive financial databases for information about stocks, mutual funds, ETF’s and markets. Also includes analyst reports providing an extensive overview on the company's place in today's market.
BarPrepHero.com is a free resource to assist US law students and graduates preparing to take their MBE exam. The practice tests are based on the previous Multistate Bar Examination questions written by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
From Standard & Poor's, a professional source for company analysis and investment rankings, including tools to understand personal & family financial matters. This resource is now a product of Marketscope Advisor, and clicking here will redirect you to the Marketscope site.
This is the online version of the Old Farmer's Almanac, "North America's oldest continuously published periodical." It lists interesting information about the weather, sunrise and sunset times, phases of the moon, gardening information, seasonal recipes and crafts, and many other items. Can you find out what the weather was like on the day you were born?
The Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) contains catalog records and digital images representing a rich cross-section of still pictures held by the Prints & Photographs Division of the Library of Congress.
A specialized collection of high-quality journals, peer-reviewed materials, and pamphlets designed for the professional educator. Journal titles included are Booklist, Education Digest, High School Journal, Journal of Educational Research, Reading Teacher, School Library Journal, and many others.
Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA) is the premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. Reference Solutions offers the most up-to-date data available in the market. The database offers library patrons accurate data on 45 million businesses and 289 million consumers.
researchIT CT offers free online resources as a service of the CT State Library. Here you will find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles for Connecticut public, K12, and academic libraries and their users. We also offer a collection of downloadable eAudios and eBooks for Connecticut residents with valid CT public library card numbers.
Full text of the Boston Globe and Christian Science Monitor, 1988-current. Hartford Courant, 1992-current. Los Angeles Times, 1985-current. New York Times, 1997-current. Wall Street Journal, 1982-current. Washington Post, 1987-current.
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Science.gov searches over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.
Skillsurfer offers a wide variety of practice tests and study resources for teens and adults, including: AP Exams, ACT, SAT, Praxis, ASVAB, GRE, GMAT, CLEP tests, career preparation tests, nursing school exams, and U.S. Citizenship test.
SNEAB is a directory of open shops and others who sell by appointment, mail, catalog, online or at book fairs. Members offer early, modern, collectible, rare, scholarly, fine and used books, manuscripts, ephemera, prints, maps, autographs, postcards and photographs in a wide range of specialties.
Provides access abstracts and full articles for 280 peer-reviewed journals. Topics include: assessment, best practices, continuing education, curriculum development, language arts, literacy standards, science and math, higher education, current pedagogical research, and a variety of other Education related topics.
Reliable, unbiased and continuously updated compendium of current and historical market and financial data spanning thousands of U.S. companies, mutual funds and other securities, industry sectors, indices and economic variables.