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

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

Access World News

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.

American FactFinder

American FactFinder is your source for population, housing, economic and geographic information for the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas.

American Memory from the Library of Congress

American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

AtoZ World Travel

AtoZ World Travel provides the low-down on city neighborhoods and districts, in-town excursions and day trips, major attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and insiders' tips on navigating the city and culture - all in a style that's both fresh and informative.

AtoZdatabases

AtoZdatabases' Premier Business Database has over 30 million U.S. business and executive profiles. Detailed data includes: industry specifics, employee size, sales, competitors, executive titles and email addresses, historic data, and more. Search by geography, industry, executives, ownership, and much more!

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.

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.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

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

ERIC

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

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a broad selection of reference books on topics including history, science, education, biography, and current events.

Greenfile

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)

In library use only

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.

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.

RUSA Best Free Reference Web Sites

Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the American Library Association list of the best free web sites. Updated annually since 1999.

Science.gov

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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