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2020 U.S. Census

Shape your future. Start here. Get information about the easy, safe, and important 2020 U.S. Census. The Constitution requires a complete count of all people living within the U.S. every ten years.

Access World News

Librarian's Choice

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.

Biography of America

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.

Black Freedom Struggle in the US: Primary Sources

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.

Black Women's Suffrage Digital Collection

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.

Congress.Gov

Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information.

Connecticut Historical Newspapers

This extensive online collection offers nearly 80 newspapers published between 1756 and 1914 in the State of Connecticut.

Find Your Legislators

Find your state and federal representatives through an easy street address look-up.

Learn About the United States

Official list of civics questions and answers for the United States Naturalization Test.

researchIT CT

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.

World Factbook

The World Factbook is produced by the Central Intelligence Agency with almanac-style information about the countries of the world.

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