Online Databases

A to Z USA

This in-depth reference source contains 156 data categories with over 150 maps for each state. It has thousands of U.S. State reports and articles to download, royalty-free image collections of flags, vintage post cards, panoramic photos, license plates, regional recipes and more. Map collections include thousands of modern or antique maps and dozens of other categories feature data in geography, government, history, society and culture.




Access World News by NewsBank
This database is the most comprehensive United States newspaper resource. It enables users to search and browse current and archived news articles, editorials, reviews, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries and more in their local area or around the country. It is updated daily and includes complete electronic versions of more than 1,500 U.S. newspapers, including over 30 Connecticut sources, plus the New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post and more! It is an ideal resource for many types of research.



English Language Learning Center

Job Now!

This resource for job seekers provides individual career coaching, along with practical tools to help find a job. This brand new product from Brainfuse helps job seekers put their best foot forward by providing on-demand access to trained career coaches. It offers live interviewing techniques, a resume lab and career resources.



Learning Express Library
This service offers online access to over 770 career and academic oriented interactive courses and practice tests. Included are skill building courses in math, reading and writing, as well as a broad range of practical tests based on official exams such as the ACT, SAT, GED Spanish and English, ASVAB Core, EMT Basic and more. Users get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations and an individualized analysis of their results. In addition, job skills tutorials are available to assist in creating a great resume, honing interview techniques and improving business communications. Also available is all the information and practice activities every citizenship candidate needs for a successful naturalization process.



Mango Language

A fast and convenient solution for the community’s increasing language-learning needs. This on-line learning system teaches actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages, including Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Portuguese, along with ESL courses in Spanish and Polish. The system is interactive, engaging and easy to use. Real life situations and practical dialogs with native speakers teach actual conversation skills you can use. Two versions are available. Mango Complete is designed to give a deep understanding of a language and its culture. Mango Basic is designed to appeal to a beginner in a new language and teaches helpful phrases in a short period of time. Along with the library and home access you can also download a free app from the App Store for your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Mango now goes where you go!


State Information Resources

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.


Britannica Online Library Resources

Britannica Online Library Edition

Spanish Reference Center

Annals of American History

World Data Analyst

Global Reference Center

Merriam Webster’s Unabridged

Catalog Services

Spanish Catalog
This service gives patrons the Spanish translation of the library’s main page catalog.

ADA Compliant Catalog
Appears in plain black and white and complies with ADA Priority 1 Guidelines. Navigation with this catalog uses the tab button and space bar.