What does iCONN OneSearch for Public Libraries search?
OneSearch for Public Libraries searches simultaneously all content in iCONN considered to be most useful
to residents of Connecticut, using one search interface and a unified index of all content. That content includes:
- Academic Search Premier
Provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over 100 journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
- Biography Reference Bank
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.
Connecticut Digital Collections
Connecticut Digital Collections presents historical photographs, maps, manuscripts, oral histories and more from Connecticut libraries, museums, and historical societies.
ERIC, the Education
Resource Information Center, contains more than
1.3 million records and links to more than
323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.
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
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history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical
documents, more than 78,000 biographies of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
- Legal Information Reference Center
Providing exclusive online full text for
many of the top consumer legal reference books,
Legal Information Reference Center
contains more than 225 full-text publications
and thousands of legal forms, with more content
being added on a regular basis. A majority of
the full-text legal reference books are provided
through Nolo, the nation's oldest and
most-respected provider of legal information for
consumers and small businesses.
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.
- MasterFILE Premier (includes Consumer Reports)
Designed specifically for public libraries,
this multidisciplinary database provides full
text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text
information dating as far back as 1975. Covering
virtually every subject area of general
interest, MasterFILE Premier also
contains full text for nearly 500 reference
books and over 164,400 primary source documents,
as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000
photos, maps & flags. This database is updated
daily via EBSCOhost.
- Middle Search Plus
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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- Professional Development Collection
Designed for professional educators, this
database provides a highly specialized
collection of nearly 520 high quality education
journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed
titles. This database also contains more than
200 educational reports. Professional
Development Collection is the most
comprehensive collection of full text education
journals in the world.
- Referencia Latina
Spanish-language resource offering 49,000
encyclopedia entries, 50,000 images, 2,500
health reports, a Spanish-English dictionary and
the full text of over 100 hundred reference
books and dozens of general interest magazines
in a broad array of subject areas. Its
intuitive, theme-based Spanish-language
interface is designed to make content readily
accessible to Spanish speakers with limited
online research experience. Daily updates ensure
availability of the most current articles from a
dozen prominent newspapers from 10 Latin
- Science Reference Center
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.
- Teacher Reference Center
indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most
popular teacher and administrator journals and
magazines to assist professional educators.
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
- Biography Reference Center
- National Newspapers
- Christian Science Monitor (1988 – present)
- Los Angeles Times (1985 – present)
- New York Times (1985 – present) (via a custom link)
- Wall Street Journal (1984 – present)
- Washington Post (1987 – present)
- Hartford Courant (1992 – present)
- Historical Hartford Courant (1764 – 1922)