Below is a complete list of our Library Databases in Alphabetical Order, and below that, a subject/topic guide. In the topic section, we also have hand-picked authoritative websites to aid you in your research. When looking through the topic lists, please note that:
Library Databases will have a book icon next to them:  databases
Librarian picked websites will have a magnifying glass icon next to them: links

What is the difference between a Library Database and a website? Library Databases are NOT accessible via the general internet, you must pay for access. The library does this on your behalf, and then gives you access through our website! Databases are also authoritative, timely, reliable, unbiased, and scholarly. Not all websites can say the same.

Databases A-F

Academic Search Premier
Provides an elaborate array of titles to cornerstone academia. Comprehensive content, including PDF back-files to 1975 or further for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references for more than 1,050 titles.
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AtoZdatabases
Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more! Update Frequency: Biweekly. Output: Email, Print or Download.
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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.
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Biography Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson)
Original profiles of Current Biography and World Authors series, the periodical coverage of Biography Index, and the specialist biographical content of Junior Authors & Illustrators.
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Book Collection: Nonfiction-Elementary School Edition
Informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 1,300 nonfiction titles on animals, weather, holidays, adventure, sports, and more.
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Book Collection: Nonfiction-High School Edition
Informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 2,700 nonfiction titles on careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics, and more.
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Book Collection: Nonfiction-Middle School Edition
Informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 3,200 nonfiction titles on careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics, and more.
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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.
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Consumer Reports
Find the top rated products from appliances to cars. Consumer Reports buys and tests hundreds of products and reports the results so you get the most for your money.
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CT Consumer Health Information
University of Connecticut Health Center Library's consumer health information program for Connecticut residents and public libraries.
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CT State Library Collections in Ancestry.com
Research resource for family history and American culture includes U.S. federal census records and the UMI Genealogy and Local History collection.
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ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)
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.
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Explora
Supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.
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Databases G-L

GreenFILE
Scholarly, government and general-interest titles on topics of global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
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Hartford Courant (1992-)
Search more recent editions of the Courant.
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Hartford Courant - Historical (1764-1922)
Search the earliest years of the Courant for articles and images that relate Connecticut and national history.This archive includes over 280,000 pages of text from 1764 through 1922.
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HeritageQuest
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.
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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.
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Learning Express
Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want. See a list of tests, careers, and skills that are included.  
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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.
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Literary Reference Center
This resource includes more than 10,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews; 75,000 articles of literary criticism; 130,000 author biographies; full text of more than 300 literary journals; 500,000 book reviews; 25,000 classic and contemporary poems; over 11,000 classic and contemporary short stories. Enter your library card number as your Patron ID.
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Databases M-Z

MainFile
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.
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MasterFILE Premier
Provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents and an Image Collection with photos, maps & flags. Includes Consumer Reports.
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MAS Ultra - School Edition
Designed specifically for high school students. Contains full text for hundreds of popular magazines covering a wide range of subject areas including history, science, careers and much more.
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Middle Search Plus
Contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books such as the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, the Encyclopedia of Animals, and more than 1.2 million relevant photos, maps, and flags.
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Morningstar Investment Research Center
An all-inclusive research database which features data and analysis on over 11,000 international and domestic stocks, 24,000 mutual funds and over 800 exchange traded funds. Try it and tell us what you think.
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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.
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NoveList
Offers one-stop shopping for fiction book recommendations for all age groups, series lists, book discussion guides, and much more. Also, note NoveList book recommendations and series information added to the bottom of library catalog entries.
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Popular Magazines
Access to the complete or nearly complete archives of many popular magazines such as Newsweek, Smithsonian, Scientific American, National Geographic, and more.
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Professional Development Collection
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.
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Referencia Latina
Full-text Spanish-language and bilingual periodicals.
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ResearchIT CT - All Resources
See a list of all the different resources available in ResearchIT CT statewide databases. Connect from Library & Home
ResearchIT CT OneSearch Search all articles, newspapers, audiobooks and digital collections in ResearchIT CT at once.
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ResearchIT CT OneSearch Business Profile
limits ResearchIT CT OneSearch to business and management-related information.
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ResearchIt CT ProQuest Newspapers
Search All Newspapers Listed
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Hartford Courant (1992-)
Los Angeles Times (1985-)
New York Times (1985-)
Wall Street Journal (1984-)
Washington Post (1987-)
Christian Science Monitor
Salem History
Online access to Milestone Documents in American History, a resource published by Salem Press which combines 134 full-text primary source documents with expert analysis and commentary.
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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.
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Student Research Center
For students in grades 6-12. Includes magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, an online dictionary and encyclopedia, film & video.
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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
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TOPICSearch
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.
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Transparent Language Online
Transparent Language Online is an online language-learning system available for over 70 languages. It offers simple steps to memorize words and phrases in a new language, including their meanings and proper pronunciation, in the shortest possible time. First create an account at the library. Then you will be able to access Transparent Language Online from any computer with internet access.
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Biography

links American Presidents: Life Portraits
This web site, created for the television series, contains a complete video archive of all American Presidents: Life Portraits programming, plus additional resources.
links 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.
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links Biography Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson)
Original profiles of Current Biography and World Authors series, the periodical coverage of Biography Index, and the specialist biographical content of Junior Authors & Illustrators.
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links Biography.com
You can read about more than 25,000 notable figures who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day. Produced by A&E.

Genealogy

links Ancient Faces
Ancient Faces, the sponsor of this fantastic website, “wants to help bring faces to the names of our ancestors by adding photos to genealogy.” They’ve provided an exchange where the owners of old photos can share them for free so that people researching their family trees can actually see their ancestors. You can search for photos of your relatives by keyword, name, date, or location.
links CT State Library Collections in Ancestry.com
Research resource for family history and American culture includes U.S. federal census records and the UMI Genealogy and Local History collection
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links Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites
A large categorized and cross-referenced directory of sites useful for genealogical research, with hundreds of thousands of links.
links Ellis Island Home Page
The American Family Immigration History Center at Ellis Island has undertaken the ambitious project of gathering information on the 17 million people who came to New York from 1892-1924. Immigrant arrival records are being digitized and entered into a searchable database. Take a look at the Immigration Museum and the American Immigrant Wall of Honor from this website.
links Family Search
You can search for free through the Mormon Church’s International Genealogical Index, an extensive database of births, christenings, marriages, and deaths from all over the world. In the Ancestral File, you might get lucky finding a branch of your family in the family trees contributed by researchers.
links FindAGrave.com
Features a searchable database containing millions of burials in cemeteries worldwide.
links HeritageQuest
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.
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links National Archives and Records Administration
Since genealogists are the most frequent users of its facilities, the Genealogy Page of the National Archives and Records Administration has been designed to help the family tree researcher by providing access to many guides and research tools as preparation for a visit to one of the 13 regional facilites or for requesting records from the NARA.
links Rootsweb.com
Looking to connect with other researchers? Searchable message boards contain posts from a massive community of users looking for information on their ancestors. A free account allows users to post and receive messages and upload family trees.

Law

links Connecticut Judicial Home Page
This site provides a wealth of information. Look up pending or active court cases, find out what jury duty entails, or find answer to frequently asked legal questions.
links Connecticut Network for Legal Aid
Connecticut’s Legal Aid programs worked together and created this web site to help people with very limited income find help for their legal problems and try to answer their questions.
links Legal Assistance Resource Center of Connecticut
LARCC produces informational pamphlets on a variety of legal topics including tenant’s rights, family law, senior issues, public assistance programs. Low-income individuals and families can also find information on how to get free legal assistance.
databases 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.
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links Library of Congress Internet Resources Page
Directory of Guide to United States Law, an annotated bibliography with hyperlinks to publications, information guides or lists relating to U.S. law including “American Indian Tribes”, International and multinational legal sources, NAFTA and WTO.
links Nolo
Everyday law for everyday people. Nolo offers a comprehensive guide to the law, without the legalese, for individuals that want to have better understanding of complex legal issues.
links WashLaw A service of Washburn University Law School, this outstanding resource provides a portal to numerous legal resources on the web. Information is arranged alphabetically, by subject, and by geographic location. All links on the main WashLaw Web menu are maintained by full-time staff members, with sites being added on a daily basis.

Books & Literature

links Book Clubs Start your own book club. See what are the hot books for book clubs, get free discussion guides and more!
links Genrefluent
The author of Genreflecting, Diana Tixier Herald, reviews her recommended reads in all of the popular genres -- crime, historical fiction, romance, etc.
links Good Reads Best Books Lists Join thousands of readers who review daily, and let your voice be heard. Find new titles to read, and vote on your favorites. Great for finding new book recommendations. Create an online account and keep track of all the books you read.
databases Literary Reference Center
This resource includes more than 10,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews; 75,000 articles of literary criticism; 130,000 author biographies; full text of more than 300 literary journals; 500,000 book reviews; 25,000 classic and contemporary poems; over 11,000 classic and contemporary short stories. Enter your library card number as your Patron ID.
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links New York Times Best Seller List
databases NoveList
Offers one-stop shopping for fiction book recommendations for all age groups, series lists, book discussion guides, and much more. Also, note NoveList book recommendatons and series information added to the bottom of library catalog entries.
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links NPR Recently Reviewed Books
Find titles featured on NPR's All Things Considered and Morning Edition

General Reference

links 411
This site provides free directory service to find phone numbers (listed landlines only) and addresses of individuals and businesses. It also offers reverse searches, i.e. use a phone number or address if you have only that information to retrieve the other details.
links Abbreviations.com
An extensive collection of hundreds of thousands of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms.
links 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.
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links Area Code Locations
Provides a list of locations for each area code in the U. S. , Canada and some Caribbean Islands.
links Area Libraires
Bibliomation Public Libraries
Trumbull Library
Stratford Library Association
Fairfield Public Library
Bridgeport Public Library
links Book Collection: Nonfiction-Elementary School Edition
Informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 1,300 nonfiction titles on animals, weather, holidays, adventure, sports, and more.
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links Book Collection: Nonfiction-High School Edition
Informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 2,700 nonfiction titles on careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics, and more.
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links Book Collection: Nonfiction-Middle School Edition
Informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 3,200 nonfiction titles on careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics, and more.
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links Dictionary.com
In addition to a dictionary and thesaurus, this site also has a foreign language translator, a basic grammar usage guide, and daily puzzles. In addition, you can find links to numerous valuable reference sites.
databases Explora
Supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.
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links Free Translation
Translate foreign language phrases into English, or vice versa.
links Google Advanced Search
All the power of Google with more precision and focus.
links Google Scholar
Search for free access to scholarly articles right from Google. A great place to get started!
links MainFile
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.
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links MAS Ultra - School Edition
Designed specifically for high school students. Contains full text for hundreds of popular magazines covering a wide range of subject areas including history, science, careers and much more.
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links MasterFILE Premier
MasterFILE Premier provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents and an Image Collection with photos, maps & flags. Includes Consumer Reports.
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links Middle Search Plus
Contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books such as the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, the Encyclopedia of Animals, and more than 1.2 million relevant photos, maps, and flags.
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links Popular Magazines
Access to the complete or nearly complete archives of many popular magazines such as Newsweek, Smithsonian, Scientific American, National Geographic, and more.
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ResearchIT CT All Resources
See a list of all the different resources available in ResearchIT CT.
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links ResearchIT CT OneSearch
Search all articles, newspapers, audiobooks and digital collections in ResearchIT CT.
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links The Phrase Finder
The meanings and origins of thousands of English sayings, phrases, idioms and expressions: Proverbs, American Phrases, Phrases coined by Shakespeare, Nautical phrases, and Phrases from the Bible.
links TOPICSearch
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.
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links Student Research Center
For students in grades 6-12. Includes magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, an online dictionary and encyclopedia, film & video.
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Sports


Business & Entreprenuership

links AtoZdatabases
Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more! Update Frequency: Biweekly. Output: Email, Print or Download.
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links Connecticut Legal Forms
State of Connecticut legal forms for businesses.
links Monroe Chamber of Commerce
Information and networking for Monroe businesses.
links ResearchIT CT OneSearch Business Profile
Limits iCONN OneSearch to business and management-related information.
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links Score.org
Articles, templates(for business plans and financial statements), budgeting assistance, loan help, and online counseling offered by this national organization.
links Small Business Development of Connecticut
Information, free counseling, and workshops to help you grow or get started in your small business in Connecticut.
links U.S. Business Advisor
Provides a one-stop, common access point for Federal Government services and information needed to assist with starting, running, and growing a business.

Geography

links CIA World Fact Book
Select a country and find information on its geography, population, government, economy, and more provided by the Central intelligence Agency
links Map Collections
Library of Congress.
MasterFILE Premier
Provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents and an Image Collection with photos, maps & flags. Includes Consumer Reports.
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links National Atlas
This online version of the National Atlas of the United States provides printatable and interactive maps about America's people, history and resources.
links National Geographic Xpeditions
Printable maps from National Geographic's online atlas.
links Student Research Center
For students in grades 6-12. Includes magazines, newspapers, biographies, coutry reports, an online dictionary and encyclopedia, film & video.
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Newspapers

links Chronicling America
A free, searchable database of historic U.S. newspapers from 1836-1922, available through the Library of Congress.
links Connecticut Post
Website for the major newspaper of Connecticut.
databases Hartford Courant Historical
This archive includes over 280,000 pages of text from 1764 through 1922.
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links The Monroe Courier
Newspaper of Monroe, Connecticut.
databases 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.
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databases Newspapers of Connecticut
Browse an assortment of local Connecticut Newspapers from 1821-1929.
databases ResearchIT CT ProQuest Newspapers
Search All Newspapers Listed
Select an individual Newspaper from the list:
Hartford Courant (1992-)
Los Angeles Times (1985-)
New York Times (1985-)
Wall Street Journal (1984-)
Washington Post (1987-)
Christian Science Monitor

Consumer Information

links Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
The agency offers a number of programs for consumers, and provides consumer protection statutes. Consumer complaint forms are available online. Sign up for Connecticut's Do Not Call list.
databases Consumer Reports
Find the top rated products from appliances to cars. Consumer Reports buys and tests hundreds of products and reports the results so you get the most for your money.
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links Consumer Search
Another website full of reviews, ratings and tests on products. Compiles reviews of products from various sources, such as Consumer Reports and CNET, and a host of others.
links  Kelly Blue Book
Another top notch and respected source for used car prices.
databases Masterfile Premiere
This is the database that includes CONSUMER REPORTS MAGAZINE. Search this database to find articles and reviews about products you are looking to purchase.
links N.A.D.A. Guide
What's your car worth? Should you sell or trade it in? How do the 2004 models stack up? Find answers to these questions and more at these sites, the onlines version of the popular print guides.
links Product Recalls
In order to provide better service in alerting the public to unsafe or defective products, six federal agencies with different jurisdictions have joined together to create this website, which they call a “one stop shop” for U.S. Government recalls.

Government

links Federal Government Forms
Need a Federal Government form? Look here to find forms and applications by agency name or do a specific search.
links Government Made Easy
One-stop access to all online U.S. Federal Government resources. Allows users to browse everything from researching at the Library of Congress to tracking a NASA mission. It also enables users to apply for student loans, track Social Security benefits, and compare Medicare options.
links Project Vote Smart
This non-partisan, not-for-profit organization provides information on thousand of candidates and officials, covering five basic categories: backgrounds, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances and performance evaluations.
links Sunlight Foundation
The Sunlight Foundation is "making government transparent and accountable" by using technology and creating tools to access easily government and political information that empowers the public to engage in governance.
links Thomas- Legislative Information on the Internet
Find out what Congress is up to. This site allows you to examine past, present, and pending legislation. Read an entire bill, or just a summary.
links United States Patent and Trademark Office
Find out how to get a patent, trademark or logo.
links U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Information and assistance on a wide range of veterans' issues, with pages on specific problems relating to women, homeless vets, PTSD sufferers, and TBI patients.
links Welcome to the USA
This is a site intended for those newly arrived in the United States, and those people and organizations that serve them. Find information on citizenship, education, childcare, where to learn English, and more.
links White House
The website for the Capitol. Top news, briefing room, issues all parts of this useful site.

Science

links All Weather Is Good
This website compiles lists of books and websites about weather. It is prepared by the National Weather Center Library and supported by a Carnegie-Whitney grant from the American Library Association.
links Chem For Kids
Simple explanations of chemistry principles suitable for students or anyone looking for basic chemistry information.
links ENature
Drawing from the National Audubon Society Field, Regional, and Nature guides, the Online Field Guide offers information on more than 4,000 plant and animal species found in North America. Be sure to check out the news items, discussion groups, and travel tales as well.
links GreenFile
Content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations, and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these affects.
links NASA
Brings you images, videos and interactive features from the unique perspective of America’s space agency.
links NOVA Science Now
A division of PBS's popular television series. Explore topics and watch online videos.
links Science Reference Center
For upper grades. Covers biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, technology, and wildlife.
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links WebElements
An interactive periodic table of the elements.

Culture

links Connecticut Wine Trail
A tremendous variety of wine styles and stunning scenery are to be enjoyed as you meander throughout our beautiful state. The Connecticut Vineyard and Winery Association’s blue wine trail signs will help guide you to the 25 wineries comprising the Connecticut Wine Trail.
links Connecticut Magazine
Find best and hottest dining spots, local theater experiences, and new retailers all in your home state!
links Monroe Newcomers & Neighbors Club: Attractions Around Town
Find things to do in your neck of the woods!
links Internet Movie Database
Roger Ebert named IMDb the best movie site on the Web, and it is indeed a great site. Here you’ll find the answer to virtually any questions you may have about movies and television. There are reviews, release dates, plot summaries, and bios on actors, all combined with great searching flexibility.
links Playbill Online
Owned and operate by Playbill, Inc., this site is a gateway to the world of theatre where the theatre buff can buy tickets to shows on Broadway or in London, read the latest news of the theatre world, see seating charts, and find the best restaurants in the Broadway area for pre-theatre dinners.

Health & Medicine

links Access Health CT Consumer Site (for individuals & small businesses)
The state’s health insurance marketplace for uninsured and underinsured individuals, families and small businesses. Highlights:
• Online calculators for estimating insurance plan costs and discounts for individuals, families, small businesses
• Q & A and links to more information
• Events where Access Health CT is doing outreach
• Uses Google translate to instantly change site into many languages
links Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Need to know what countries to stay away from because of the latest Ebola, cholera, or SARS outbreak? Would you like to avoid the latest gastrointestinal virus found on your favorite cruise ship? Check out the Travelers' Health report. You can read the latest disease news in the weekly Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, or relax wih the monthly Emerging Infectious Diseases journal.
links Choose My Plate
The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP), an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was established in 1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans. Toward this goal, the Center focuses its efforts on two primary objectives: Advance and promote dietary guidance for all Americans, and conduct applied research and analyses in nutrition and consumer economics.
links Connecticut State Medical Society Physician Finder
The Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS) is a federation of eight component county medical associations, with a total membership exceeding 7,000 physicians. CSMS itself is a constituent state entity of the American Medical Association. Search for physicians by name, specialty and/or location.
links Disability.gov
This is an award-winning federal Web site that contains disability-related resources on programs, services, laws and regulations to help people with disabilities lead full and independent lives.
links Foodallergy.org
This comprehensive site of the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network tells about the eight main food allergens and offers education, research and recipes. Register to receive food-allergy alerts
links Healthnet
University of Connecticut Health Center Library's guide to consumer health information. In addition to its own research guides, Healthnet also includes links to numerous reputable health and medical sites on the web. The center also provides customized information packets for Connecticut residents.
links  MedlinePlus
Trusted health information from the US National Library of Medicine.
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links Merck Manual Home Health Handbook
Entire online text of the consumer edition of the popular and authoritative Merck Manual.
links  National Library of Medicine
The website of the world’s largest medical library and the creator of MEDLINE allows access to more than 10 million journal article references and abstracts dating back to the 1960s. Answer health questions, learn about clinical research studies, and search the directory of health organizations.
links  Physician Profiles
This is the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health site for researching physician licenses and any charges that have been filed.
links Physicians Desk Reference
An online compliment to this library staple. Find information about prescription drugs and interactions. The site also includes thousands of full-text journal articles on various medical topics. Access a copy of the 2015 PDR online ebook.

Seniors

links AARP
The American Association of Retired Persons is a nonprofit membership organization working to improve the quality of life for those over the age of 50. Through education and advocacy, the organization works to enhance the lives of older citizens in the areas of Health and Wellness; Economic Security and Work; Long-term Care and Independent Living; and Personal Enrichment.
links CTHelpNet
A non-commercial, public service website that was designed to help Connecticut's senior citizens locate specific elder care information and services they might need. It is a central Internet location from which you can easily navigate to the numerous elder care resources that are available. CtHelpNet continually monitors the elder care field and is updated as needed.
links Elderlaw in Connecticut
This site provides comprehensive, current information on elder law, government programs and legal assistance for residents of Connecticut age 60 and older.
links ElderNet
A directory of web sites for seniors, with links to sites dealing with health, housing, legal, financial, retirement, lifestyles, news and entertainment information.
links Merck Manual of Geriatrics
The online version of the popular medical manual. In addition to guidance on general geriatric care, the guide also provides in depth information on specific diseases.
links National Institute on Aging
The Public Information Office at the National Institute on Aging provides educational materials on a wide range of topics related to health and aging. Topics cover specific diseases and health conditions, treatments, and research.
links National Senior Citizens Law Center
The National Senior Citizens Law Center advocates nationwide to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly individuals and persons with disabilities.

Downloadable eBooks
and Audiobooks

links links Hoopla
A service that allows Monroe patrons to stream movies, music, ebooks, audiobooks, television shows, and comics over the internet. When accessing Hoopla via app, patrons can also download their choices. All titles are instantly available all the time! Learn more about how it works here.
links links OneClickDigital
Offers access to eBook and audiobook titles not held in the OverDrive service. Download the OneClickDigital app to your digital device or use Adobe Reader on your computer. Go to the OneClickDigital online help to learn how or see your librarian for assistance.
links links OverDrive
This service provides downloadable eBooks for a wealth of devices including Kindle, iPad, Nook, Nexus, Surface, Sony Reader, and more. It also contains WMA and MP3 audiobook titles in its Downloadable Media collection. The process of downloading varies depending upon the device. See your librarian or link to OverDrive's Digital Help page to get assistance in downloading the appropriate platform or app to begin the process.

links links Overdrive for Children
Powered by the same company, this links directly to the Children's Overdrive page. Devices including Kindle, iPad, Nook, Nexus, Surface, Sony Reader, and more are represented.
links links Overdrive for Teens
Powered by the same company, Link directly to the Teen Overdrive Page. Devices including Kindle, iPad, Nook, Nexus, Surface, Sony Reader, and more are represented in this collection.
links links Project Guttenberg
Offers over 40,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books. Download them or read them online.

History

links American Memory (Library of Congress)
Provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity.
links Art History Resources on the NetThis multi-award winning site serves as a gateway to resources on art history from ancient times to the present day. There are links to research resources, an extensive list of museums and galleries by country, online journals, exhibits, and university art departments.
links Best of History Websites
An award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.
links Chronicling America
A free, searchable database of historic U.S. newspapers from 1836-1922, available through the Library of Congress.
links 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.
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links Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
The Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University currently holds more than 4,100 testimonies of individuals who experienced the Holocaust – survivors, those in hiding, resistors, liberators. The project began in 1979, and the resources have been available to the public since 1982. View excerpts from these testimonies here at the Archive’s website, or connect to the Archive’s online catalogs.
links Hartford Courant - Historical (1764-1922)
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links 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.
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links Middle Search Plus
Primary source documents, reference books, and thousands of relevant photos, maps, and flags.
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links Monroe Historical Society
Your best resource for local history.
links Salem History
Online access to Milestone Documents in American History, a resource published by Salem Press which combines 134 full-text primary source documents with expert analysis and commentary.
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Also available in print at the library. Location: TEEN REF 973 MILESTONE
links The September 11 Digital Archive
150,000 digital items, 40,000 first-hand accounts, and an interactive map of Ground Zero.

Statistics

links Bureau of Economic Statistics
Promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner.
links Bureau of Labor Statistics
The U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making.
links FedStats
The FedStats web site provides statistical information from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies. Whether you're doing research or just browsing out of curiosity, the site provides the stats you need, conveniently sorted by topic, agency, and location.
links FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data)
From the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the FRED database will provide you with historical U.S. financial and economic data, including a historical database of economic and financial statistics, exchange rates, interest rates, & consumer price indexes.
links Statistical Abstract of the United States Published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
links U.S Census Bureau
Log on to the official web site of the U.S. Census Bureau to access statistics on people, economic indicators, maps, and news. There is a wealth of social, demographic and economic data, and it is all freely accessible. Check out the American FactFinder, an interactive database for the latest Economic Census.

Education & Teaching

links CollegeBoard
PSAT and SAT information along with information on finding and applying to college.
links CT Homeschool Network
An independent, online-based homeschooling organization, which serves to inform, empower, and foster community among home educators in the state of Connecticut.
links Connecticut State Department of Education
This site provides information to students, teachers, parents, and communities on all aspects of education in Connecticut including information on the CMT and CAPT.
links Coursera
Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.
databases ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)
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.
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databases Explora
Supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.
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databases Learning Express
Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want. See a list of tests, careers, and skills that are included.  
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databases Professional Development Collection
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.
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databases 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.
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links Tuition Break
The New England Regional Student Program (RSP) which enables New England residents, who enroll in an approved major that is not offered by the public college of their own state, to enroll at out-of-state New England public colleges and universities at a discount.

Jobs & Careers

CHOOSING A CAREER



links Occupational Outlook Handbook
Produced by the U.S. Department of Labor, this online handbook gives in-depth information on about 250 occupations, including descriptions of what each job entails and the work environment, education and training requirements, earning expectations, and anticipated job market in the near future.

links Mapping Your Future
Aimed at college and high school students, this is a 10 step guide to planning your career, including assessing your skills and interests, researching occupations, and comparing your interests with occupations, as well as preparing a resume and finding a job.

links Occupation Profile
Occupation information by state including wages, tasks and activities, education, and web resources.

links Career Search
The CityTownInfo.com career directory presents information on hundreds of employment categories and thousands of schools, to help people find and pursue careers of interest to them. It includes real-world career descriptions on more than 200 different occupations written by people working in each profession.

links Online Accounting Degrees
A directory of every accounting education program in the country, the site is also constantly updated with the latest accounting news and insights into the industry.

PROFESSIONAL EXAM PREP



databases Learning Express
Prepare for a career exam, explore occupations, and improve your workplace skills here.See a list of tests, careers, and skills that are included.  
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STARTING THE SEARCH



links The Riley Guide
This is a comprehensive career search resource which includes resumes, networking, interviewing, negotiating, and more. It also offers links to quality sites for advice and job searching.

links Glassdoor.com
Want to know which are the 50-best ranked companies? This site posts employee reviews of companies, interview comments and questions, and available jobs. Registration, which is free, is required for some of this content.

links JobHunters Bible.com
Created by the author of What Color Is Your Parachute, this site gives solid information and links for every phase of the job search. It is a well organized starting place that also has a special section for those who are new to using the internet.

links About.com: Job Searching
A good introductory site with links to information on the dos and don'ts of job hunting, resume writing, interviewing, and more.

links GCFLearnFree.org
Use the Work and Career module for advice about cover letters, interviewing skills, job applications and more. Brush up on computer skills in Technology and Microsoft Office modules.

links Monster.com
Check out the Advice Links for useful articles on getting your job search started and doing it right.

links Quintessential Careers
One of the premier career-planning web sites, with articles on finding a career for all types of job seekers: teens, minorities, mature workers, and many others.


RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS



links Job Central Resume Tutorial
A clear, easy to follow tutorial that presents all the major points of resume development and presentation with examples of every step.

links Career OneStop Resume Tutorial
Provides a complete resume tutorial including an explanation of various resume types, essential resume features, different technologies for delivery, and links to other resume assistance sites.



INTERVIEWING



links Job Interview Questions
Provides a broad range of topics that deal with job interviews in a variety of professions.

links Best-Job-Interview
Everything you need to know to succeed in job interviews.


NETWORKING



links LinkedIn
LinkedIn is an interconnected network of experienced professionals from around the world, representing 170 industries and 200 countries. You can find, be introduced to, and collaborate with qualified professionals that you need to work with to accomplish your goals.

links Networking for Professionals
A business networking organization that combines online business networking and real life events. Post your member profile to network online with other members. Create a profile to include a photo, articles you've written, and a video if you want. Bookmark other members' profiles, create contact lists and an address book.

links The Riley Guide: Networking
Offers information and advice on how to network as well as links to useful networking sites and events.

links TSNN.com
Trade shows and conferences around the world searchable by industry and location.

links Upcoming Career Fairs - Lists career fairs in Connecticut.


LAYOFF AND UNEMPLOYMENT



links Connecticut Department of Labor
Links to state information about unemployment benefits, appeals, and taxes.

links Connecticut Law About Unemployment
Links to resources compiled by the Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries.

links CTWorks: Your Resource for Employment and Career Opportunities
CTWorks offices offer a variety of free employment services to support every aspect of your job search. Servives include: job listings, resume preparation assistance, job search workshops, computer and internet access, assessment and testing, and career counseling.

links CTWorks Offices and Services
Links to local offices and listings of classes and services they provide.

links Mortgage Crisis Job Training Program
This program provides customized employment services, job retraining, job placement assistance, and credit counseling to eligible Connecticut residents.

links Job-Hunt.org
Has Layoff Help links that offer advice about how to prepare when you know a layoff is coming as well as what to do once you have been laid off.

links Trade Adjustment Assistance
Services and benefits for individuals certified by the Federal Government as having lost their jobs or reduced their hours of work and wages due to increased foreign imports, or a shift in production to certain countries.


JOB LISTINGS



Regional Internet Resources



links Fairfield County Jobs
links New Haven County Jobs
links CTJobs.com
links CT Job Central
links New York Times Daily Classifieds
links Hartford County Jobs
links New London County Jobs
links JobsInCT.com


National Internet Resources



links CareerBuilder.com List of 250,000 jobs searchable by keyword, category, or location
links Monster.com 350,000 jobs listed
links HireAbility.com Jobs in information technology including those for freelancers, telecommuters, and recruiters.
links New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium The largest job board for higher education positions in New England compiled by the New England Board of Higher Education and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.
links Indeed.com Includes job listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations and company career pages
links Linkup Job listings directly from company web sites
links SimplyHired.com Job search engine that searches thousands of job sites and companies.
links Jobrapido.com Searches through over 2 million jobs posted on job boards, recruitment agencies, career and company websites.
links USAJOBS Listing of most federal jobs


SUPPORT GROUPS



Local Unemployment Support Groups

Re-Employment Group at Newtown Methodist Church - 92 Church Hill Rd. in Sandy Hook

Confidential meetings every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Choir Room. Discussion topics cover the emotional stress of dealing with unemployment and finding the tools to launch a successful job search. All are welcome. For more information, contact the church office at (203) 426-9998 or Jay Thomas at (203) 426-6542

Non-Denominational Job Networking Support Group at St. Rose of Lima Church - 38 Church Hill Rd. in Newtown

Meets Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. in the Religious Education Building. Positive support and council as well as networking ideas. All ages welcome. For more information, contact Harry Diek at (203) 426-3386 or Michael Ronan at (203) 733-9186

Technology

links C/NET
CNET tracks all the latest consumer technology breakthroughs and shows you what’s new, what matters, and how technology can enrich your life. Read the latest technology news and unbiased product reviews, find the products that are right for you, watch videos that demystify technology and show off the hot new thing, learn how to get the most out of the technology you have, and download software, mobile apps, and games.
links Cyber Security Tips
Even if you are not a tech-savvy computer user, you can learn how to improve your online security at this government site from the Dept. of Homeland Security. Learn about security issues with password protection, firewalls, VoIP, online trading, and more!
links GFCLearnfree.org
Easy-to-follow tutorials on a wide range of topics, including basic computer skills, Microsoft Office applications, mobile apps, and much more.
links Internet Archive Wayback Machine
What if you could look at a digital copy of an Internet site that no longer exists? In 1996 the Wayback Machine began storing billions of Web pages that can be searched using a site's old address. Great for researchers - and the just curious!
links Mousing Around
This tutorial will help you learn to use a mouse to interact with a computer.
links In Pictures
Free online tutorials for computer programs, with plenty of pictures to guide you. Programs include Microsoft office Suite, OpenOffice, Dreamweaver and Fireworks.
links SHAREWARE.COM
Here's the place to find freeware, shareware, demos, fixes, patches, and upgrades for your computer with the Virtual Software Library search engine. VSL checks popular software archives and computer vendor sites for programs you can download.

Finance & Investing

links Annual Credit Report
You are entitled to a free credit report once every 12 months. Get your report to be sure that your credit rating is based on accurate information.
links Big Charts
This easy-to-use investment research site provides access to professional-level research tools like interactive charts, industry analysis, stock quotes(including historical prices), as well as market news & commentary.
links FINRA Retirement Services
FINRA is dedicated to investor protection and market integrity through effective and efficient regulation of the securities industry. FINRA is an independent, not-for-profit organization authorized by Congress to protect America’s investors by making sure the securities industry operates fairly and honestly.
databases Morningstar
An all-inclusive research database which features data and analysis on over 11,000 international and domestic stocks, 24,000 mutual funds and over 800 exchange traded funds. Try it and tell us what you think.
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links Motley Fool
The Motley Fool offers sound advice for nearly all of your money questions. Whether you are looking to buy a new car, or investigating mutual funds, the Fools can help both business wizards and the financially challenged.
links MyMoney
MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are planning to buy a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401k, the resources on MyMoney.gov can help you. The site provides information from 20 federal agencies government wide.
links NEFE High School Financial PlanningGet answers about personal finance questions on this site developed by teens through the National Endowment for Financial Education.
links Smart About Money
One of the many programs of the National Endowment for Financial Education®. NEFE® is an independent, nonprofit foundation committed to educating Americans on a broad range of financial topics and empowering them to make positive and sound decisions to reach their financial goals.

Language Learning

links Chineasy
works on a simple building block principle. When you know a few key base characters (or building blocks) you can start combining them to create more complex words (compounds) which, when combined, allow you to create simple phrases and stories. It’s that easy!
links Ethnologue Languages of the World
First class resource for research on the languages of the world
links Google Translate
Translate text, webpages & documents into 51 languages. Execute searches in foreign languages as well.
databases Referencia Latina
Full-text Spanish-language and bilingual periodicals.
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databases Transparent Language Online
Transparent Language Online is an online language-learning system available for over 70 languages. It offers simple steps to memorize words and phrases in a new language, including their meanings and proper pronunciation, in the shortest possible time. First create an account at the library. Then you will be able to access Transparent Language Online from any computer with internet access.
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links WordReference
Free online translation dictionaries in Spanish, French, Italian, German, & Russian and verb conjugations in French, Spanish & Italian.

Writing Tools

links Bartleby
Free online version of dozens of reputable reference books, such as the American Heritage Dictionary, The Elements of Style, and the World Encyclopedia. You can also find many classic fiction and nonfiction works.
links Dictionary.com
In addition to a dictionary and thesaurus, this site also has a foreign language translator, a basic grammar usage guide, and daily puzzles. In addition, you can find links to numerous valuable reference sites.
links  Online Citation Guides
Offers correct citation examples for a wide variety of sources in every style.
links Citation Machine
Creates a citation for you when you fill your information into a form.
links Slate Citation Machine
What a wonderful resource for students and writers everywhere! Citing sources can be tricky, especially electronic resources. This website allows you to plug in the citation information (author, title, journal, etc.), and then arranges the info in either the correct MLA or APA format.
links Free Translation
Translate foreign languages phrases into English, or vice versa.
links Guide to Writing a Basic Essay
This award winning site provides an outline and tips for writing a basic essay. Includes a sample essay and links to other writing and research sites.
links KnightCite
Fill your resource information into a form and get a citation back in any style.
links Poetry Resources
This website provides poetry apps, discussion forums, links, poems, and opportunities to get involved in grassroots projects. The site's "Writing Help" section offers many resources for poets-in-the-making.
links Purdue OWL
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material. OWL also offers email tutor assistance for brief writing related questions.
links Teen Ink
Read published works from other teens and submit your own for possible publication on this online version of this national teen magazine.
links Writer's Digest
For more than 90 years, the experts at Writer’s Digest have been publishing books, magazines, competitions, conferences and distance education materials for writers who want to polish their skills and hone their craft.