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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.
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 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. Tutorial Available
Christian Science Monitor
1997 – present.
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
This collection of digitized newspapers include the following New Haven newspapers from 1880-1908:
- The daily morning journal and courier 1894-06-25 to 1907-12-14
- Morning journal and courier 1880-01-01 to 1894-06-23
- The morning journal-courier 1907-12-16 to 1908-12-31
Connecticut Digital Collections
Connecticut Digital Collections presents historical photographs, maps, manuscripts, oral histories, and more from Connecticut libraries, museums, and historical societies.
Stories about the people, traditions, innovations, and events that make up the rich history of the Nutmeg State, with weekly updates.
Daily Life Through History
Spotlights the day-to-day lives of average people and places, past and present.
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!
Multi-topic database that can be searched by topic and sorted by reading level for younger readers
The NHFPL is a FamilySearch Affiliate. Collections are not available remotely. Please come to one of our library locations to use FamilySearch Affiliate resources. Each user will need to create a (free) personal account with FamilySearch to use it. Tutorial Available
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. For onsite use at the Ives Main Library, click the link above to access. Temporary remote access is available for a one-day pass - to access, log into your library account using the link at the top of the website at "My Account" and enter your library card number. Once in your account, 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. Tutorial Available
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
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. Tutorial Available
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.
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.
Create a free account and use GuideStar to identify and sort nonprofit organizations by category and geographic location.
Hartford Courant: 1764 – 1922.
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. Tutorial Available
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
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. Tutorial Available
Stream a variety of feature films, documentaries and educational videos from Criterion Collection, First Run Features, PBS, Great Courses and more! Tutorial Available
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.
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. Tutorial Available
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.
This tutorial database has courses on multiple topics and in a variety of languages! Gain access to over 6,000 video tutorials in management, leadership, education, marketing, multimedia design, web development, photography, design, CAD, and more these great tutorials with your New Haven Free Public Library card today!Tutorial Available
Los Angeles Times
1985 – present.
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.
Developed by National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health for consumers needing health information. Tutorial Available
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: Newhaven1!
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.
New York Times
Complimentary access within any of our locations. You will need to log in or register first.
Northstar Digital Literacy
Northstar Digital Literacy defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. Online, self-guided modules assess the ability of individuals to perform tasks based on these skills. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in three main areas:
- Essential Computer Skills - Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows OS, Mac OS
- Essential Software Skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs
- Using Technology in Daily Life - Social Media, Information Literacy, Career Search Skills, Accessing Telehealth Appointments, Supporting K-12 Distance Learning, Your Digital Footprint.
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
Choose from our ever-growing collection of downloadable audiobooks and ebooks! Tutorial Available
Popular Culture Universe
Provides information on American and world popular culture through the decades.
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).
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. Tutorial Available
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.
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!
The Palace Project
eGO via the Palace Project app: eGO is the Connecticut State Library’s statewide library eBook platform, currently being rolled out to libraries. Access your favorite books all in one convenient place. Please note that the Palace Project is an APP that should be downloaded on an IOS or Android device.
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 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 Tutorial Available
Wall Street Journal
1984 – present.
1987 – present.
Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides
Nine How-To Guides that will help you plan for & select the right insurance and financial products.