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We offer access to cover your research needs from elementary school reports to business reference.


Librarian's Choice

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

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A comprehensive, multi-disciplinary resource covering subjects such as science, religion, psychology, engineering, language, the arts, and much more.

Access World News

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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 Reference Bank

Biographies of well known figures from all fields and countries.

Biography Reference Center

Biographies of well known figures from all fields and countries.

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.

Connecticut Historical Newspapers

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

Connecticut History Illustrated

A collection of images of the state's people, places, and events.

Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Library 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.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

An online version of the entire print encyclopedia. The encyclopedia is updated daily and has special added features including Internet links.


Filled with education-related resources, ERIC contains articles, program evaluations, curricular materials, and much more.

Gale E-books

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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!

MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILEPremier provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents and an Image Collection with photos, maps & flags. Includes Consumer Reports.

New York Times Historical (1851-2013)

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Searchable full-text and images from The New York Times archive. Find every article, every issue since the newspaper's very first issue.

Newspaper Source Plus

Provides more than 1,400 full-text newspapers, providing more than 55 million full-text articles.

Old Farmer's Almanac

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?

Professional Development Collection

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 (ReferenceUSA)

Librarian's Choice

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.

Referencia Latina

Spanish-Language database offering access to encyclopedia entries, health reports, reference books, general interest magazines, and current articles from prominent newspapers throughout Latin America.

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.


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.

Teacher Reference Center

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.

World Book Encyclopedia

Find all the encyclopedia entries from the print World Book as well as current events and research articles. Sections include Today in History, Search the Ages and Special Reports.

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