Research Resources

logoConnecticut State Library Resources

Access to eBooks, eaudiobooks, resources for students of all levels, genealogy, e-magazines, newspapers and much more!


Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 240 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

EBSCOAcademic Search Premier

Titles for cornerstone academia including PDF backfiles for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references.

gen_onefileGale General OneFile

Do a subject search, a publication search or use Topic Finder to find new topics or keywords and discover new connections found in the top results.

biogBiography Reference Bank

In-depth, original profiles plus biographical full text articles, page images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals.

EBSCOMasterFILE Premier

More than 2,200 full text periodicals (as far back as 1922); over 960,000 photos, maps and flags; over 81,900 primary source documents, nearly 1,000 reference books.

Business Resources

small_businessSmall Business Reference Center

Browse by category (business area, business basics, start-up kit) or browse popular sources (home business tax deductions, patent, copyright & trademarks, how to write a business plan) or set up your own search

sbdcCT Small Business Development Center

A staff of full-time, paid business advisors throughout the state who provide no-cost advising and other services to new and existing business owners. They provide advising, training, and resources to help Connecticut’s business start, grow, and thrive.

gsbbGale Business: Plan Builder

For all levels of business endeavors. Follow a Guided Path: Take a step-by-step approach to completing your business plan, and position yourself for success or Go Your Own Route: You know your business best. Choose the activities most relevant to you or Accelerate Your Knowledge: Go deeper with activities and resources that build your business acumen.


SCORE is a nonprofit organization that provides free business mentoring services to prospective and established small business owners in the United States. Call the library to schedule an appointment with a mentor.

Learning Resources

driver_logoCT Driver’s Ed Program

Partnership with to offer free Connecticut DMV practice tests for: 10 car tests, 5 motorcycle tests, 3 CDL tests and 3 online driver’s manuals.

gcf_logoLearn Free

An online learning database that offers free courses in technology, literacy and math skills. The courses offered include all MS Office products , internet basics, job skills, math basics, life skills, social media and much more.

american flagUSA Learns: Citizenship Test

USA Learns now has a U.S. Citizenship course to help you prepare for your citizenship or naturalization interview. The course has four units: Unit 1: Steps to Becoming a U.S. Citizen Unit 2: N-400 Interview Practice Unit 3: Civics, Reading and Writing Practice Unit 4: Your Interview and New Citizenship

mango_logoMango Languages

Language courses with lessons that combine real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions including vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture where users learn actual conversation

Genealogy Resources

familysearchFamily Search

Family history database with records from collections including birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military

Newspapers & Magazines

consumer reportsConsumer Reports

Online version of the magazine all in PDF format.

Miscellaneous Resources


Amazing resource for job hunters. Get online and live assistance with resumes, interviews, job searches, career assessments and much more! Check it out!!

digiCT Digital Collections

Photographs, maps, manuscripts, pamphlets all covering CT history.


Readers’ advisory tool – what’s next in a series, readalikes, find the book whose title you forgot!