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biblio+ Videos

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biblio+ is a streaming service that offers Darien Library members access to critically acclaimed films and television shows. biblio+ has something for everyone, from blockbuster hits to indie gems and insightful documentaries.
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Biography Reference Bank

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This biographical database offers in-depth profiles from Current Biography and World Authors, the periodical coverage of Biography Index and specialist content of Junior Authors & Illustrators.

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Biography Reference Center

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Biography Reference Center provides thousands of reliable full-text biographies, including the complete full text of Biography Today and Biography, plus narrative biographies not available in other databases.

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Black Freedom Struggle in the US: Primary Sources

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This website focuses on Black Freedom, featuring select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history.

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Black Women's Suffrage Digital Collection

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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.
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Career Cruising

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This is the place to start if you are looking for direction in your job search.

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Civil Rights and Social Justice

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HeinOnline’s Civil Rights and Social Justice database brings together a diverse offering of publications covering civil rights in the United States as their legal protections and definitions are expanded to cover more and more Americans.

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ComicsPlus for Kids & Teens

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There are no limits on how many comics you may borrow and no waits. Downloaded comics may be read offline on your computer, tablet, or phone. This collection is suitable for all ages.

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Connecticut History Illustrated

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

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Discover your creative side through expert crafting video tutorials. 

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Get ready for your Connecticut DMV Permit test for cars, motorcycles, and commercial driver's license by taking free practice exams.

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Encyclopedia Britannica Online

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

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Gale E-books

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Gale E-books contains a broad selection of reference books on topics including history, mythology, science, education, biography, and the arts. These books are useful for primary source research and historical context.

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Gun Regulation and Legislation in America

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Heinonline's Gun Regulation and Legislation in America database brings together essential documents on the difficult and controversial topic of regulating firearms in the United States.

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Health Information in Multiple Languages

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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

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HelpNow - Online Tutoring and Study Resources

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HelpNow offers a comprehensive suite of online academic services designed to support many learning needs and styles.

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Hoopla Digital

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Hoopla Digital provides you with access to thousands of movies and TV shows. Available on desktop or mobile with website and apps.
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LGBTQ+ Rights

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HeinOnline's LGBTQ+ Rights is dedicated to charting the gay rights movement in America, showing the civil rights codified into law in the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as the inequalities that still exist today.

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