Librarians provide assistance with searching databases and with printing or downloading search results. Call 946-8130 ext. 101 for help with any of the resources below.
Note: These resources are available both at the library and from home or office using your library card, unless otherwise indicated.Ebooks, audiobooks & more
Freading is a collection of thousands of ebooks from every genre. You can explore them all without ever waiting on a hold or worrying about late fees. Read on your computer or take the book with you on a compatible eReader, smartphone, or tablet! Start here with the Freading FAQ, then access the collection here.
BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction ebooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning for children, pre k – grade 3. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration. Features 80 fiction-nonfiction pairs and 20 Spanish pairs. Click here to access from home.
TrueFlix is an online resource that brings books to life. It features electronic versions of Scholastic’s award-winning True Books series paired with topical videos, project ideas, age-appropriate web links, and interactive educational games. Click here to access from home.
iCONN’s OneClickdigital audiobooks: Provided statewide, this downloadable audiobook collection features nearly 1,400 titles. These titles can be checked out after creating a new OneClickdigital account. Click here to learn more or here to access the collection.
Note: You may also want to check out iCONN’s Free ebooks & audiobooks page!
General Reference and Research
General Reference Center Gold: A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources – newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications.
Gale Online Resources: Includes literary criticism, directories, and other reference books on many topics.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (iCONN): Search the contents of science, health and history reference books.
Academic OneFile: Full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, and social sciences.
LegalTrac: Indexing for more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals.
Science in Context. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography, this resource is designed to boost achievement for students. Includes experiments. For middle school and older.
GreenFile: Scholarly, government and general-interest titles include content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects.
NewsBank: This newspaper archive includes New Haven Register going back to 1988. In addition, October 23, 1878-December 31, 1900 is available in America’s Historical Newspapers (searchable early American newspapers from various periods between 1690-1922.) Finally, America’s News Magazines covers the last one to two decades of news magazine articles.
|Christian Science Monitor: 1997 – present.
Gale Newspaper Collection
Gale International Newspaper Collection
Hartford Courant: 1764 – 1922.
Hartford Courant: 1992 – present.
Los Angeles Times: 1985 – present.
|New York Times: 1985 – present.
Sunday Times (London, England): 1985 – present.
The Times (London, England): 1985 – present.
Wall Street Journal: 1984 – present.
Washington Post: 1987 – present.
Informe: Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.
Business, Jobs and Nonprofit
ReferenceUSA: Information on over 14 million U.S. businesses, including company executives, contact information, lines of business, credit rating, & sales volume.
Business Insight: Essentials: Research and analyze companies and industries around the world. Includes extensive reference content from Gale, easy-to-use company fundamentals & investment research reports, and industry rankings, profiles, market share data, company histories, & more.
LegalTrac: Drawing on a wide variety of the most highly regarded legal publications, LegalTrac provides indexing for more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals.
Wall Street Journal: 1984 to present.
Career Cruising: An interactive career resource desgned for people of all ages. Explore different career options and plan future education and training.
JobNow: Live job assistance. Available Monday through Sunday, 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. EST
LearningExpress: 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 & Career, Military, Nurse Aide, Skills Improvement, Technical and Career College, and US Citizenship. Also includes Computer Skills Tutorials (Adobe, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word) and Writing Improvement Programs (with instant essay scoring and analysis for SAT Writing, GED Writing, Writing for Adults and High School, Middle School, Elementary School).
Foundation Directory Online: Professional version of the web-based portal to the Foundation Center ‘s database of private philanthropies and corporate giving programs. Available only at Ives Main Library.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online: An online database of more than 6,500 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. Available only at Ives Main Library.
GuideStar: Use this premium edition of GuideStar to identify and sort nonprofit organizations by category and geographic location. Available only at Ives Main Library. Ask a librarian to log you on.
Philanthropy In/Sight: This resource provides interactive mapping tools designed for grantmakers, policymakers, researchers, and academics. Choosing from a wide range of customizations options, users can quickly create maps that reveal patterns of giivng and funding relationships. Additionally, users can overlay grant data with their choice of over 150 demographic, socio-economic, and other data sets to create compelling visual portraits showing where philanthropy has made an impact and where opportunities exist to fill critical needs. Available only at Ives Main Library.
Wealth Engine: Wealth Engine web service is a comprehensive and efficient tool for determining a general profile of wealth, philanthropic intent and connections. It offers a convenient way to search 26 sources concurrently. The Premium Web Service is an online research and data mining service that provides a variety of financial, business, asset, personal, and stock information in order to help rate a prospect’s giving capacity. Available only at Ives Main Library. Ask a librarian to log you on.
Health and Wellness
A.D.A.M. (Well-Connected): A library of reports on common diseases and wellness issues. Each report is an in-depth discussion of the latest information on treatments, risk factors, causes, diagnostic tests, and preventive measures.
Health & Wellness Resource Center: Medical information for general readers and health professionals.
HealthNet: CT Consumer Health Info. Network: Research service for Connecticut residents with medical questions. Provided by the University of Connecticut Health Center’s Lyman Maynard Stowe Library.
MedlinePlus: Developed by National Library of Medicine and National Institute of Health for consumers needing health information.
History, Biography & Genealogy
U.S. History in Context: Provides a complete overview of U.S. history with articles, photos, videos and lots of primary source material. Appropriate for middle and high school students.
World History in Context: Moves chronologically from antiquity to the present and geographically around the globe, the events that define, inform and shape world history are covered with a sense of balance.
Daily Life Through History: Spotlights the day-to-day lives of average people and places, past and present. Covers food and cooking, holidays and festivals, clothing and fashion, housing and furnishings, religion and spirituality, music and dance, family life, women’s history. Also includes information on the 50 states (capitals, population, state motto, state bird, etc). Browse by time period, region or subject.
Hartford Courant (1764 – 1922)This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts.
America’s Historical Newspapers: Searchable early American newspapers from various periods between 1690-1922. Includes the New Haven Register from October 23, 1878-December 31, 1900.
Connecticut Digital Collections: Connecticut Digital Collections presents historical photographs, maps, manuscripts, oral histories and more from Connecticut libraries, museums, and historical societies.
Connecticut History.org: Stories about the people, traditions, innovations, and events that make up the rich history of the Nutmeg State, with weekly updates.
Biography in Context: Delivers outstanding research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography.
Biography & Genealogy Master Index (iCONN): Covers nearly 5 million people and points to books and other publications that contain their biographies.
HeritageQuest: Research family history and American culture using U.S. federal census records and the UMI Genealogy and Local History.
African American Experience: With WPA slave narratives, music clips, texts, articles, photographs, maps and other documents, the black experience from African origins to the present is brought to life!
Latino American Experience: This is a full-text, multimedia database with both English and Spanish content focusing on individuals of Hispanic origins living in the Americas.
American Indian Experience: Offers hundreds of primary documents and thousands of images, including treaties, speeches, traditional tales, and photographs.
Daily Life Through History: Spotlights the day-to-day lives of average people and places, past and present.
Popular Culture Universe: Provides information on American and world popular culture through the decades.
World Folklore and Folklife: Covers myths, proverbs, music, comparative religion, fairytales, and literature.
CultureGrams: Allows you to learn about the history, customs, and everyday life of countries around the world.
Kids and Teens
Mango Languages:Designed to help you become conversationally proficient in a wide variety of the world’s most popular languages. Includes an audio feature so you can hear proper pronunciation of words. ESL courses in 12 languages are also available. Download free apps for iPhone, iPod touch and Android and learn languages on the go!
Electronic Resources: A-Z
* Includes the New Haven Register from October 23, 1878-December 31, 1900.
** Only available at Ives Main. You may need a librarian to log you in.