Search all articles, newspapers, audiobooks and digital collections in iCONN.
Advanced searching of all articles and e-books in iCONN.
A colorful, animated interface for primary students to develop basic searches. With Lexile (reading level) limiters.
Search (Elementary Schools)
Articles and curriculum-related materials
selected for elementary schools.
Articles and curriculum-related materials selected for grades
Search Plus (Middle Schools)
Articles and curriculum-related materials selected for grades
School Edition (High Schools)
Articles, historical images, maps and more
selected for grades 9-12.
Student Research Center (grades 6-12)
Designed for students in grades 6 through 12. Includes magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, an online dictionary and encyclopedia, film & video.
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.
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. Includes Consumer Reports
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.
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.
Select an individual newspaper from the list:
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.
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.
Other Useful Sites
CATALOGS and READING
Nonfiction Book Collection – High Schools (2,700 titles)
Content from 2,700 nonfiction books for high schools.
Nonfiction Book Collection – Middle Schools (3,200 titles)
Content form 3,200 nonfiction ebooks for middle schools. Not downloadable.
Nonfiction Book Collection – Elementary Schools (1,300 titles)
Content from 1,300 nonfiction ebooks for elementary schools. Not downloadable.
Statewide Library Catalog
Search 400+ Connecticut library catalogs; place interlibrary loan requests for materials owned by other libraries and track their status.
Magazine Catalog: Search for publications and find libraries that subscribe to them.
Downloadable Audio Books
Over 2100 nonfiction and fiction audio books that you can download to your computer and transfer for limited times to your iPod or MP3 player. Holds and checkout require a valid CT public library card number.
HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY
American Civil War
Resources particular to Connecticut and for the country as a whole.
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.
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
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.
Stories about the people, traditions, innovations, and events that make up the rich history of the Nutmeg State.
Hartford Courant - Historical (1764-1922)
Search the earliest years of the Courant for articles and images that relate Connecticut
and national history.
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.
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.
Other History Resources
ERIC (Educational Resources
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.
Professional Development Collection
Full text for more than 500 high-quality education journals including: Booklist, Education, Education Digest, Education Week, Educational Leadership, High School Journal, Journal of Education, Journal of Educational Research, Phi Delta Kappan, Reading Teacher, School Library Journal, and many others.
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.
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.
Other Law Resources
HEALTH and SCIENCE
Developed by the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of
Health for consumers needing health information. Includes clinical trials, drug information
and Spanish-language materials.
Developed by the National
Library of Medicine and National
Institutes of Health.
Comprises over 22 million citations and abstracts in the fields of biomedicine and health, covering portions of the life
sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
CT Consumer Health Information
Research service for CT residents with medical questions. Provided by the University of Connecticut Health Center’s Lyman Maynard Stowe Library.
2-1-1 Community Resources Directory
Listings for health and human service providers. CT residents may dial 2-1-1 for assistance, 24/7.
Connecticut Physician Profiles
Information about CT physicians.
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.
Scholarly, government and general-interest titles on topics of global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
Other Health Resources
Other Science Resources