Business


Children


Culture


Education


Entertainment


Finance


Foreign Language


Health


History


Jobs & Careers


Law


Literature


News


Reference


Science


Social Science


Teens


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  • Academic Search Premier 

    Academic Search Premier encompasses the expansive academic disciplines now being offered in colleges and universities.  This resource provides comprehensive content, including PDF backfiles to 1975 for over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references for more than 1,050 titles.

  • 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!

  • American Indian Experience

    Offers hundreds of primary documents and thousands of images, including treaties, speeches, traditional tales, and photographs.


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  • Biography Reference Bank

    Biography Reference Bank is a biographical resource for all disciplines.   This database contains biographical full-text articles, page images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals—providing the most current coverage of an individual’s life and work.

  • Biography Reference Center 

    Biography Reference Center is a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies on notable personalities, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies.  Resources offered include Biography Today and Biography.

  • BookFlix

    BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction e-books from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. Click here to access from home.


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  • Daily Life Through History

    Spotlights the day-to-day lives of average people and places, past and present.

  • Driving-Tests.org 

    Driving-Tests.org offers free CT DMV permit practice tests, as well as tips for getting or renewing your driver’s license! Check it out today!


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  • Explora Elementary

    Multi-topic database that can be searched by topic and sorted by reading level for younger readers


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  • Foundation Center’s Ebook Collection

    Create a free account to access the Foundation Center’s Overdrive ebook collection of nonprofit literature.

  • Foundation Directory Online

    Professional version of the web-based portal to the Foundation Center ‘s database of private philanthropies and corporate giving programs. Temporary remote access available – normally only available on location at Ives Main Library. Click above for temporary remote access from anywhere through your library account! Log into your library account and click on the Foundation Directory Online icon to get started.

  • 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 grant seekers. Available only at Ives Main Library.

  • Freading 

    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. Tutorial Available


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  • Gale Business: Plan Builder 

    A step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit. The program’s intuitive dashboard walks users through five areas of exploration to develop a business plan focused on long-term success.

  • Grant Watch

    Find nonprofit grants and small business grants for your community or religious organization, 501c3, NGO, school, university or municipality on GrantWatch. Ask a librarian to log you in.

  • 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.

  • GuideStar

    Create a free account and use GuideStar to identify and sort nonprofit organizations by category and geographic location.


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  • Hartford Courant

    Hartford Courant: 1764 – 1922.

  • 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.

  • History Reference Center

    History Reference Center is a comprehensive full text history reference database with more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.

  • Hoopla

    A unique digital entertainment / media service which allows you to borrow movies, videos, music and audiobooks straight from your browser, tablet, or smartphone! Tutorial Available


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  • JobNow

    Live job assistance. Available Monday through Sunday, 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. EST. Other job resources available 24/7 online include: personality & career assessments, aptitude tests, resume writing, interview coaching, and skill builders.


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  • Kanopy

    Stream a variety of feature films, documentaries and educational videos from Criterion Collection, First Run Features, PBS, Great Courses and more! Tutorial Available


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  • 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.

  • LearningExpress library

    Users achieve their goals with LearningExpress Library. Organized into targeted learning centers, this e-resource supports those looking to improve core academic skills, pass the GED®, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen and much more.

  • Legal Information Reference Center

    Providing exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, with more content being added on a regular basis.

  • Los Angeles Times

    1985 – present.

  • Lynda

    Learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Video courses for all levels cover technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies and more. Tutorial Available


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  • MasterFILE

    Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE Premier provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. This database also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps and flags.

  • MedlinePlus

    Developed by National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health for consumers needing health information.

  • Mergent Intellect

    An expansive directory database that includes more than 100 million private US, Canadian and global businesses, more than 6000 US public companies and over 200 million residents and local businesses, with previous addresses and allowing for reverse telephone lookups. It has job search and executive search capabilities and a multifaceted advanced search functionality. It also includes census data by zip code. To access remotely, login using the following: username: haven password: public

  • Middle Search Plus

    provides full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines. Sort by reading level. Middle Search Plus contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.

  • Middle/High School Explora

    Multi-topic research database designed for older readers.


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  • New York Times

    Complimentary access within any of our locations. You will need to log in or register first.

  • NoveList K-8 PLUS Readers’ Advisory

    Database that helps lead you to great books to read! Please note that not all books noted on NoveList are available in our NHFPL catalog Tutorial Available

  • NoveList PLUS Readers’ Advisory

    NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more. Tutorial Available


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  • Popular Culture Universe

    Provides information on American and world popular culture through the decades.

  • Prospect Research Online

    Allows development and fundraising professionals to gather philanthropic and wealth information on foundations, individuals, and corporations.** ** Only available at Ives Main. You will need a librarian to log you in.


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  • Referencia Latina

    Referencia Latina, a comprehensive Spanish-language database, offers content from a variety of sources. Its intuitive, theme-based Spanish-language interface is designed for non-English users with limited online research experience.

  • ResearchIT CT’s Popular Magazine page

    Such popular titles as Consumer Reports, Consumer Reports Buying Guide, Consumer Reports on Health, Atlantic, Backpacker, Bonjour, Ebony, Field & Stream, Inc., Jet, Outdoor Life, Saturday Evening Post, and Ski. (Please note, articles from these titles are also searchable in research databases such as MasterFILE).


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  • Science Reference Center 

    Science Reference Center provides easy access to a multitude of full-text, science-oriented content. Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

  • SEM Rush

    This database offers solutions for Search Engine Optimization (SEO), content, social media and competitive research by allowing users to analyze the effectiveness of your business or nonprofit’s online presence. Ask a librarian to log you in.

  • Statista

    This database is a statistics portal that integrates thousands of diverse topics of data and facts from a wide range of sources onto a single platform. Sources of information include market research, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases. Access Statista from anywhere through your library account! Log into your library account and click on the Statista icon!


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  • TODAY’S SCIENCE for students

    The award-winning Science Online offers a comprehensive, curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines in a variety of useful formats. The accessible content is organized by subject area and type of resource, as well as by Common Core, state, national, national STEM, and Next Generation Science Standards. Users can follow an extensive network of hyperlinks and suggested searches to related topics, and tabbed search results help users easily find their desired results quickly and easily. Includes: Experiments and activities: more than 1,150 science experiments and activities, indexed by grade range, subject category, and time required. Great for science fairs! "Today’s Science Feature”: handpicked articles from Today’s Science highlighting recent scientific events and discoveries. Images, videos, and animations: more than 9,400 printable diagrams, illustrations, and images; nearly 810 iPad/mobile-friendly videos and animations.

  • TOPICSearch

    A current events database that allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.

  • TrueFlix 

    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


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