Alphabetical List of Library Databases

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Arc
  • A to Z World Food: Over 1,400 food culture articles and recipes from 174 countries around the world.
Arc
  • Academic Search Premier: This scholarly collection provides journal coverage for most academic areas of study, including biological sciences, economics, communications, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences and women’s studies. Full text for more than 4,700 titles.
Requires any valid Connecticut library card number
  • Ancestry.Com: In library use only. Census records, passenger lists, military records.

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  • Biography Reference Bank: Offers in-depth, original profiles of Current Biography and World Authors series, the thorough periodical coverage of Biography Index, and the specialist biographical content of Junior Authors and Illustrators. This database contains biographical full-text articles, page images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals.
Requires any valid Connecticut library card number
  • Biography Reference Center: Contains many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines. This database offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies.
Requires any valid Connecticut library card number
  • Book Index with Reviews™Book Index with Reviews (BIR) is a comprehensive database that provides information on over 5 million book titles, in a wide range of formats. BIR contains almost 800,000 full-text searchable book reviews headings/genres and flexible search engine, connect users to popular titles that are currently in print, along with those that will soon be published or released.

    BIR Entertainment provides information on about 450,000 music titles and 200,000 DVD/video titles With BIR, you can find music or videos featuring a favorite artist or performer, or a specific genre. 
Requires a valid Newington Library card number

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  • Chilton Auto Repair: Chilton Library provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Services Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site.  
Requires a valid Newington Library card number
Requires any valid Connecticut library card number
  • Commercial Record:  Access real estate information for Connecticut.  Must be in the library to access this.
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ResearchIT CT
  • Connecticut Digital Collections: Search the Digital Collections of: Connecticut History Online, Connecticut State Library’s Collection, Newspapers of Connecticut and Treasures of Connecticut Libraries.
Requires any valid Connecticut library card number
  • Consumer Reports: Locate product ratings and discover which products are best buys and worst performers. Research information on cars, appliances, electronics, home and garden, products for babies and children, money and more.  

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Requires a valid Newington Library card number

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Requires any valid Connecticut library card number
  • Ebsco Explora for Middle Schools: Searches: Biography Reference Bank, Biography Reference Center, History Resource Center, MAS Ultra, MasterFile, Middle Search Plus, Book Collection, Science Reference Center and Topic Search. 
ResearchIT CT
  • Ebsco Explora for Public Libraries: Searches: Academic Search Premier, Biography Reference Center, Book Collection, ERIC, History Reference Center, Legal Information Center, Literary Reference Center, MasterFile, Middle Search Plus, Science Reference Center and Topic Overviews.
ResearchIT CT
ResearchIT CT

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  • findIT CT: Statewide library catalog. Search public libraries, university libraries and more throughout the state of Connecticut. If you find something you wish to request, contact the Information Desk at 860-665-8700.  

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  • GreenFILE: This resource focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with articles and information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. GreenFILE serves as a resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet. The database provides indexing and abstracts for approximately 295,000 records, and full text for more than 4,600 records. 

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Requires any valid Connecticut library card number

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ResearchIT CT
  • Hartford Courant Historical (1764 to 1991): Connecticut news and a wide variety of world, national, state, and local news. Includes full-page coverage of the Hartford Courant and its predecessors from the first issue of the Connecticut Courant in 1764.
ResearchIT CT
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ResearchIT CT
  • History Reference Center: Designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research, this database features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.
Requires any valid Connecticut library card number

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  • JobNow: Resources for the job hunter: Personality and career assessments, resume writing, resume analysis, live interview coaching and interview tips, plus internet resources for the job hunter. 

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Requires a valid Newington Library card number

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  • Law Depot: Law Depot for Libraries lets you create your own personalized legal forms specific to your State and specific to your personal situation. You must create an account with a user name and password of your choosing.  
Requires a valid Newington Library card number
  • Learning Express Library: Provides interactive online practice tests and tutorial courses for academic and licensing tests. Tests include Advanced Placement, Basic Skills Success(grammar, math, comprehension), Business Writing, Civil Service (including Postal Workers), College Preparation (including SAT), Cosmetology, EMS, ESL (Spanish), Firefighter, GED, Job and Career, Military, Nurse Aide, Skills Improvement, Technical and Career College, and US Citizenship and more.

    Note: Users must sign in with user name and password. If you will also be using this database from home, please use your Newington library barcode number (no spaces, no letters) as your user name.  
Requires a valid Newington Library card number
  • Legal Information Reference Center: Providing exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, this database contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis.
Requires any valid Connecticut library card number
Requires a valid Newington Library card number
Requires any valid Connecticut library card number
  • Lynda.com: Offers 24 hour access to free online technology tutorials.  Watch step-by-step videos on how to use the latest technology, software, and apps, including everything from GoPro to Photoshop, Microsoft Excel and Word to CAD, Podcasting, and using your Kindle, to Management and QuickBooks. The first time you use Lynda.Com you must Create a Profile. Type in your Newington card number and then create a password for Lynda. This password must be at least 6 characters with a letter and a number.

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  • MainFILE: This multi-disciplinary database provides coverage of all aspects of academic study and general interest subject areas. It provides coverage for more than 4,300 full-text magazines and journals and nearly 250 full-text newspapers and newswires. This database also includes over 2,900 full-text reference books and encyclopedias.
Requires any valid Connecticut library card number
  • MasterFILE Premier: Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents covering a wide-range of subjects. It also has an Image Collection containing photos, maps and flags.
Requires any valid Connecticut library card number
  • MAS Ultra - School Edition: Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for hundreds of popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and much more. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator.
Requires any valid Connecticut library card number
  • Middle Search Plus: Contains full text for a variety of popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator. Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.
Requires any valid Connecticut library card number

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  • Newspaper Source Plus: Contains full text for a variety of popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator. Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.
Requires any valid Connecticut library card number
Requires any valid Connecticut library card number
  • Nonfiction Book Collection - Elementary Schools: Contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 1,300 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on animals, weather, holidays, adventure, sports, and more.
Requires any valid Connecticut library card number
  • Nonfiction Book Collection - High Schools: Contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 2,700 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, music, science, history, and more.
Requires any valid Connecticut library card number
  • Nonfiction Book Collection - Middle Schools: Contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 3,200 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology and much more.
Requires any valid Connecticut library card number
  • Novelist : Search for books by title, author or book description. Readers’ advisory service to assist in finding new authors and titles.

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Requires a valid Newington Library card number

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  • PebbleGo!: An animal database for grades kindergarten through 3rd.
Requires a valid Newington Library card number
  • Primary Search: Contains full-text for more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines. It features Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, which provides students with easy-to-read entries written specifically for kids. This database provides thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags to aid kids in learning.
Requires any valid Connecticut library card number
  • ProCitizen: Prepare for U.S. citizenship. Requires valild Newington library card.
Arc
Requires any valid Connecticut library card number
  • Pronunciator:  A fun way to learn any of the 80 languages with courses for all ages and levels.  You can work through an entire course or pick out specific topics. Complete activities and quizzes, schedule a live conversation with a fluent speaker, or listen to music and movies in another language.  
Arc
  • ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies: Search the following newspapers at once: Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor,  LA Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post.       
ResearchIT CT
  • ProQuest: Comprehensive search of magazines, trade journals, newspapers, reports and books.  

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Requires any valid Connecticut library card number
  • Referencia Latina: This comprehensive Spanish-language database offers content from a variety of sources including thousands of encyclopedia entries, an inclusive collection of images, an atlas, health reports, a Spanish-English dictionary and full text for reference books and general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas.
Requires any valid Connecticut library card number
  • researchIT CT: Access to full-text popular and scientific articles, newspapers, business information, health information, Connecticut library catalogs and much more.  A service of the Connecticut State Library in partnership with the Department of Higher Education. Authorized and funded by the Connecticut State Legislature.
Requires any valid Connecticut library card number
  • researchIT CT OneSearch: OneSearch for Public Libraries searches simultaneously all content in researchIT CT. Considered to be most useful to residents of Connecticut, using 1 search interface and a unified index of all content.   

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Requires any valid Connecticut library card number

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  • Science Reference Center: A comprehensive research database that provides access to full-text, science-oriented content. Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Topics include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, scientists, technology and wildlife.

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Requires any valid Connecticut library card number

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  • Teacher Reference Center: Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals. Subjects include assessment, best practices, curriculum development, instructional media, school administration and more.
Requires any valid Connecticut library card number
  • TOPICSearch: Teachers, librarians and student researchers can explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics frequently discussed in the classroom. It contains full text for tens of thousands of articles from diverse sources, including international newspapers.
Requires any valid Connecticut library card number

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ResearchIT CT
ResearchIT CT
  • Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides: Consumer guides for: auto insurance, elder care, health savings accounts, homeowners insurance, long term care insurance, Medicare subscription drug coverage, medical supplement insurance, term life insurance, and variable annuities.

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Requires a valid Newington Library card number