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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.


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.

MasterFile Premier

Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE Premier provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents and an Image Collection with photos, maps & flags.


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researchIT CT Newsstream

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Newspaper Source Plus

Cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. Full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.

CT Historical Newspapers and Other News Sources

Business and Law

ABI/Inform Complete

National and international business and management Information.

Business Market Research Collection

The Business Market Research Collection provides company, industry, and geopolitical macroeconomic market research from three sources: Hoover’s Company Profiles, which offers information on 40,000 global public and non-public companies including location, summary financials, competitors, officers, and more; OxResearch, which features succinct articles covering significant economic and political developments of major significance from a network of over 1,000 faculty at Oxford and beyond; and Snapshots Series, which includes market research overviews on over 40 industries and 40 countries to 2008.

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.

History & Biography

Connecticut Digital Collections

Connecticut Digital Collections presents historical photographs, maps, manuscripts, oral histories and more from Connecticut libraries, museums, and historical societies.

Connecticut History Illustrated

Connecticut History Illustrated brings together the Connecticut history-related digital resources of libraries, archives, museums, galleries, historical societies and other cultural heritage institutions in Connecticut. It contains material as varied as the history of the state, from documents to images, from maps to audio and video covering the entire spectrum of work, play, and life in Connecticut.

Hartford Courant – Historical (1764-1922)

Search the earliest years of the Courant for articles and images that relate Connecticut and national 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.

Biography Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson)

Offering the original profiles of Current Biography and World Authors series, the periodical coverage of Biography Index, and the specialist biographical content of Junior Authors & Illustrators. Search result limiters include occupation/activity, gender, place of origin, birth day or month, and lifespan.

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.

CT State Library Collections in

Connecticut State Library digital collections selected for searching in
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Remembering World War One

Health and Science

CINAHL with Full Text

Nursing and allied health database.


Covers psychology and the psychological aspects of related disciplines.

PubMed – National Library of Medicine

Biomedical and life science citations; links to full text articles and other related resources.

Science Reference Center

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.


Scholarly, government and general-interest titles include content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. Topics include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

eAudio, eBooks and eReference

eAudio & eBooks

Over 2,900 nonfiction and fiction eAudio books and more than 900 eBooks that you can download to your computer for limited times. Apps are available for your iPhone, iPad, Android or Kindle Fire too. Holds and checkout require a valid CT public library card number.

Referencia Latina

A comprehensive Spanish-language database with 49,000 encyclopedia entries; 50,000 images; 2,500 health reports; a Spanish-English dictionary and full text for over 100 reference books and dozens of general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas. Its intuitive, theme-based Spanish-language interface is designed to make content readily accessible to non-English users with limited online research experience.

Resources for K-12 Learning