Databases

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BIOGRAPHY

Biography Reference Center
Contains many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines. Offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies
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Biography Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson)
Original profiles of Current Biography and World Authors series, the periodical coverage of Biography Index, and the specialist biographical content of Junior Authors & Illustrators.
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BUSINESS, JOBS, FINANCE & LAW

iCONN OneSearch Business Profile
limits iCONN OneSearch to business and management-related information.
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Morningstar Investment Research Center
An all-inclusive research database which features data and analysis on over 11,000 international and domestic stocks, 24,000 mutual funds and over 800 exchange traded funds. Try it and tell us what you think.
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AtoZdatabases
Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more! Update Frequency: Biweekly. Output: Email, Print or Download.
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Legal Information Reference Center
Exclusive online full text for many top consumer legal reference books, full-text publications and legal forms, with more content added on a regular basis. Thousands of state-specific legal forms – searchable by top subject areas including Adoption, Bankruptcy, Name Changes and more.
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JobNow
An online service that provides LIVE interactive resume help along with resume analysis and downloadable templates to help you create a winning resume.
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GENEALOGY

CT State Library Collections in Ancestry.com
Research resource for family history and American culture includes U.S. federal census records and the UMI Genealogy and Local History collection
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HeritageQuest
Search U.S. federal censuses, family and local histories, and primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, and probate records. Materials date back to the 1700s.
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GENERAL RESOURCES

iCONN OneSearch
Search all articles, newspapers, audiobooks and digital collections in iCONN.
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Consumer Reports Search Box - iCONN

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Free access to full ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services in a wide variety of categories.
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EBSCOhost
Advanced searching of all articles and e-books in iCONN.
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Academic Search Premier
Provides an elaborate array of titles to cornerstone academia. Comprehensive content, including PDF backfiles to 1975 or further for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references for more than 1,050 titles.
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MasterFILE Premier
MasterFILE Premier provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents and an Image Collection with photos, maps & flags. Includes Consumer Reports
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MainFile
A multi-disciplinary database with coverage of all aspects of academic study and general interest subject areas. Includes more than 4,300 full-text magazines and journals and nearly 250 full-text newspapers and newswires, and over 2,900 full-text reference books and encyclopedias.
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TOPICSearch
Contains full text for tens of thousands of articles from diverse sources, including international newspapers, EBSCO's collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets and government information.
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HEALTH & SCIENCE

Science Reference Center
For upper grades. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
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MedlinePlus
Trusted health information from the US National Library of Medicine
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CT Consumer Health Information
University of Connecticut Health Center Library's consumer health information program for Connecticut residents and public libraries.
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GreenFILE
Scholarly, government and general-interest titles on topics of global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
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HISTORY

History Reference Center  
For upper grades, secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research. Full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.
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Hartford Courant - Historical (1764-1922)  
Search the earliest years of the Courant for articles and images that relate Connecticut and national history.
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Salem History
Online access to Milestone Documents in American History, a resource published by Salem Press which combines 134 full-text primary source documents with expert analysis and commentary.
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Also available in print at the library. Location: TEEN REF 973 MILESTONE

Connecticut Digital Collections 
Search individually, or as a combined search, the digital collections of the Connecticut State Library, Connecticut History Online, Newspapers of Connecticut and Treasures of Connecticut Libraries. .
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American Civil War  
Resources particular to Connecticut and for the country as a whole.
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ICONN

ICONN (Connecticut Digital Library)
Search all of the databases of the Connecticut Digital library, a collection of magazine, journal, newspaper, general reference and academic sources. You may also search each database individually.
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See All iCONN Resources
See a list of all the different resources available in iCONN.
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LANGUAGES

Transparent Language Online
Transparent Language Online is an online language-learning system available for over 70 languages. It offers simple steps to memorize words and phrases in a new language, including their meanings and proper pronunciation, in the shortest possible time. First create an account at the library. Then you will be able to access Transparent Language Online from any computer with internet access.
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Referencia Latina
Full-text Spanish-language and bilingual periodicals.
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LITERATURE

Literary Reference Center
This resource includes more than 10,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews; 75,000 articles of literary criticism; 130,000 author biographies; full text of more than 300 literary journals; 500,000 book reviews; 25,000 classic and contemporary poems; over 11,000 classic and contemporary short stories. Enter your library card number as your Patron ID.
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NEWSPAPERS

iCONN ProQuest Newspapers
Select an individual newspaper from the list:
* Hartford Courant (1992 - )
* Los Angeles Times (1985 - )
* New York Times (1985 - )
* Wall Street Journal (1984 - )
* Washington Post (1987 - )
* Christian Science Monitor
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Hartford Courant Historical
This archive includes over 280,000 pages of text from 1764 through 1922
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Newspaper Source Plus
Cover-to-cover full text coverage for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, and selective full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers. Also, full-text television and radio news transcripts from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.
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TEACHING

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)
Provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. More than a million records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966.
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Professional Development Collection
Provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. More than a million records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966.
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Teacher Reference Center
Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals. Subjects include: Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, Teacher Education
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TEST PREP

Learning Express - Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want. See a list of tests, careers, and skills that are included.
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