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Magazines and Journals  — All Subjects

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.


iCONN OneSearch

E-Journal Finder
Tells you whether iCONN has a magazine, journal or newspaper in full text.

Open Access Scholarly Resources


iCONN Newsstand
  Select an individual newspaper from the list:

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.

Other News Sources


Free Streaming Video


Business and Law

ABI/Inform Complete
National and international business and management Information.

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.

Other Law Resources
Law sites with freely-available legal resources

History & Biography

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

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 Ancestry.com
Connecticut State Library digital collections selected for searching in Ancestry.com.
Requires individual account creation for access. More information

Remembering World War One

American Civil War Resources
Information and source material about the War Between the States from Connecticut and elsewhere.

Other History Resources  

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.

Other Health and Science resources

eAudio, eBooks and eReference

eAudio & eBooks
Over 2300 nonfiction and fiction eAudio books and more than 700 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.

Free E-Books
Millions of free, downloadable e-books in a variety of formats, including some playable on the iPad, Kindle or Nook.

Book Recommendations

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 interfaceis designed to make content readily accessible to non-English users with limited online research experience.

Resources for K-12 Learning


reQuest Statewide Library Catalog

Search over 400 CT library catalogs at once.

Other Useful Resources
Websites chosen for their content and grouped by topic

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