Online Databases


Access World News has a variety of news publications worldwide including major national & international newspapers plus local/regional titles, newswires, blogs, web-only content, videos, journals, magazines, transcripts and more. The info is updated daily & has deep archives that provide background information on important topics, so you can trace an issue/event over an extended period of time.    Connecticut Post      New Haven Register

AtoZ the USA provides students, teachers & library patrons with an unmatched resource for understanding the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture, and society. From Alabama to Wyoming, explore the great American experiment.

The only food database with traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world in all course categories: appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts and beverages. Also available: National Cuisine, Regional Cuisine, Daily Meals & Dining Etiquette.

Britannica Online Library Resources




English Language Learning Center

Provides individual career coaching to job seekers 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.

770+ career/academic-oriented interactive courses/practice tests. Courses in math, reading & writing + tests based on official exams: ACT, SAT, GED Spanish & English, ASVAB Core, EMT Basic, etc. Immediate scoring, complete answer explanations & individualized analysis of results. Job skills tutorials: resume creation, interview techniques & business communications. Also, info & practice activities for a successful naturalization process.  is a free program, provided by Goodwill, that creates and provides quality online learning opportunities for anyone who wants to improve their technology, literacy, or math skills. Including more than 1,000 different lessons covering more than 90 topics, this is a great, free resource to help learn new skills.

Fast & convenient on-line learning system teaches conversation skills for a variety of languages, including Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Portuguese + ESL courses in Spanish and Polish. Interactive, engaging and easy to use. Real life situations and practical dialogues w/native speakers teach actual conversation skills. 2 versions: Mango Complete gives a deep understanding of language/culture. Mango Basic appeals to beginners in a new language and teaches helpful phrases quickly. You can also download a free app from the App Store for your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Mango goes where you go!

An online database of teaching resources for every subject, Grades Pre-K to 8. Previously known as “Printables,” the revamped site features lessons, mini-books & more to help educators plan for the school year.



researchITCTOneClickdigitalFree online resources as a service of the CT State Library.  Find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles for Connecticut public, K12, and academic libraries and their users. Also a collection of downloadable eAudios and eBooks for CT residents with a valid CT public library card.

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