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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.

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Academic Search Premier

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This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles covering subjects such as science, religion, psychology, engineering, language, the arts, and much more.

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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.
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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.

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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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Certified Nursing Assistant Practice Tests

CNA Plus Academy logo is designed to help US learners pass their Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) test. The site provides free practice tests that simulate the official exam.

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Charity Navigator

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Charity Navigator is an American independent charity watchdog organization that evaluates charitable organizations in the United States.

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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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Virtually attend classical concerts held at the world's premier venues all from the comfort of home. 

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ComicsPlus for Adults

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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. The adult collection includes materials that may not be suitable for younger readers.
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Connecticut Historical Newspapers

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

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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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Connecticut State Library Resources for the Public

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Multidisciplinary online resources provided by the State Library for all Connecticut library card holders.

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