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.
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 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.
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.
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' 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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
From the National Library of Medicine, consumer health information in multiple languages, including American Sign Language, Arabic, Cambodian/Khmer, Chinese, French, German, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Russian, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese
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.
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.
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.
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!
Contains articles from health and medical journals, pamphlets, and general interest periodicals. This database also contains medical dictionaries and encyclopedias and a searchable directory of health organizations.
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.
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
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."
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.
Lynda.com helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Darien Library cardholders have access to the lynda.com video library of courses taught by recognized industry experts. NOTE: Access is available exclusively through the Darien Library Lynda.com login page.
You will need to call Lynda.com at 1-888-335-9632 to have your password reset.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.