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About iCONN OneSearch for Middle Schools
A service of the Connecticut State Library in partnership with your local library.


What does iCONN OneSearch for Middle Schools search?

OneSearch for middle schools searches simultaneously all content in iCONN considered to be most useful to middle school students of Connecticut, using one search interface and a unified index of all content. That content includes:

  • Biography Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson)
    Combines the in-depth, original profiles of Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated, plus the thorough periodicals coverage of Biography Index, full-text articles, page images, and abstracts from the complete range of Wilson databases (including biographical profiles, feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches, or obituaries). Biography Reference Bank covers over 600,000 people with links to over 300,000 related full-text articles, as well as abstracts and images from thousands of periodicals and over 35,000 images.
  • 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.
  • Connecticut Digital Collections
    Connecticut Digital Collections presents historical photographs, maps, manuscripts, oral histories and more from Connecticut libraries, museums, and historical societies.
  • GreenFILE
    Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.
  • History Reference Center
    Offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.
  • MainFILE
    A multi-disciplinary database providing full text and indexing & abstracting for more than 12,000 total publications. Coverage encompasses all aspects of academic study and general interest subject areas. In addition, the database also offers over 440,000 photos, maps & flags and more than 17,500 company profiles. MainFile is updated daily on EBSCOhost.
  • MAS Ultra School Edition
    Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra School Edition also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.
  • Middle Search Plus
    Provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags
  • Newspaper Source Plus
    Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.
  • Nonfiction Book Collection High Schools (2,700 titles)
    A rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for 2,700 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more. Not downloadable.
  • Nonfiction Book Collection Middle Schools (3,200 titles)
    A rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for 3,200 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more. Not downloadable.
  • Nonfiction Book Collection Elementary Schools (1,300 titles)
    A rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for 1,300 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on animals, weather, holidays, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, civics and more. Not downloadable.
  • OneClickdigital audio books (Recorded Books) (requires public library card)
    Over 2100 nonfiction and fiction audio books 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.
  • Primary Search
    Provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.
  • Science Reference Center
    A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. 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.
  • TOPICsearch
    Contains full text for over 150,961 articles from 475 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, EBSCO's collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

It also includes separate search results for the following:
  • National Newspapers
    • Christian Science Monitor (1988 – present)
    • Los Angeles Times (1985 – present)
    • New York Times (1985 – present) (via a custom link)
    • Washington Post (1987 – present)
  • Hartford Courant (1992 – present)
  • Historical Hartford Courant (1764 – 1922)

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