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 EDUCATIONAL & CAREER RESOURCES
researchIT

ResearchIT CT allows access to library catalogs, newspapers and many subscription databases (including EBSCOhost) provided by the State of Connecticut with a valid Connecticut library card.
 


EBSCOhost databases including: Student Research Center, Biography Resource Center, Referencia Latina, Legal Information Reference Center and Flipster Online magazines. You will need your library card number to login.
 

ancestry

Free access to Ancestry.com records via the Connecticut State Library! Users in Connecticut within the library, school, academic institution or hospital will authenticate automatically by IP address. Users outside of the above institutions will land in a login screen, where they will be required to enter their valid Connecticut public library card numbers. After authenticating to the Collections page, users can search the collections. In order to access individual records, a personal account with Ancestry.com is required. First-time users will see a Create an Account screen that will require they enter their first name, last name, e-mail address, and password (that they create). On all subsequent visits, those users will need to login with their username or email, and their chosen password to access individual records; the signin tab appears near the upper right hand corner of the screen in a black banner. There is no charge to create no to use this account.

learning express

Learning Express Library offers test preparation materials and interactive practice exams that will help people improve their scores on academic (including GED, AP, SAT and more), civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams.
Training is available for this resource. Check our calendar or call: (860) 290-4329.

great coursesThe World’s Most Respected Professors are just a click away! For the first time, many of the highly-acclaimed The Great Courses series are available for immediate download on OneClickDigital. With this diverse selection of eAudio titles, library patrons can now enjoy instant access to the leader in lifelong learning. Explore topics as diverse as economics, cybersecurity, history, philosophy, literature, food, and more! 
chilton

Chilton Library offers detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. This includes maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle, step-by-step service and repair procedures, vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting and more.

consumer reportsConsumer Reports publishes reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services based on reporting and results from its in-house testing laboratory and survey research center.
select readsUse Select Reads to subscribe to monthly newsletters about new books based on age, genre, and more.
 JOB RESOURCES
job nowJob Now offers live, anytime, anywhere job assistance, including up-to-date nation-wide and local job search engines, professional resume critique and proven interview techniques. 
Training is available for this resource. Check our calendar or call: (860) 290-4329.
glassdoorGlassdoor is a database of more than 8 million company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more. The site allows patrons to search for jobs, practice interview skills, and learn about companies before applying for jobs. Glassdoor is also available via its mobile app on iOS and Android platforms.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS RESOURCES

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. Much of the collection is accessible through their website.

The Library of Congress E-Resources Online Catalog provides access to electronic research tools, including databases, e-journals, e-books and websites on various topics suggested by the Library of Congress reference staff.

CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL RESOURCES
Treasures of Connecticut Libraries is a collection of items that has been digitized and made available online for searching. The items in the collection come from libraries and their partnering cultural institutions across Connecticut and include historical photographs, maps, postcards, films and more.
Connecticut History Online is a digital collection of over 15,000 digital primary sources, together with associated interpretive and educational material.