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Databases for Connecticut Residents


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iConn.org 
The Connecticut State Library in conjunction with the Department of Higher Education provides all state residents with this digital library.  This site can also be used to access the statewide library catalog (reQuest) to locate an item in any library.

State Library Catalog: access the statewide catalog, reQuest to search over 400 library catalogs.

The Connecticut Digital Library: Search for full-text articles from journals, magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, medical databases, genealogical databases and much more.

Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks from iconn.org and OneClick Digital:  A great collection of downloadable books.

eBooks: iConn’s list of links to help find free eBooks online.

Newspapers On-LineThis link brings you directly to the iconn.org newspaper collection.  Search for full-text newspaper articles from such publications as The Hartford Courant, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

iConn Newspapers contains:

To access iConn Newspapers you will need a valid Connecticut public library card.

 

Databases for Berlin-Peck Memorial Library Cardholders Only

 

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A to Z World Travel 
This is a massive database of constantly updated information on 175 cities of the world.  It provides in-depth information on major topic areas of society and culture, travel, communications, business, trade, marketing, and security.  Great resource for travelers and researchers.

 

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Ancestry.com  With 7 billion genealogical records from across the globe and millions of family trees, this is the world’s largest online family history resource.  This database can only be accessed in the library.

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Consumer Reports Online  Research products here before you buy them.

Access through Consumer Reports will now happen through the iConn database. For instructions on how to access Consumer Reports through iConn, click here.

 

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Driving-Tests.org Our driving database includes:

  • 10 car practice tests
  • 6 motorcycle practice tests
  • 1 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice test
  • 2 online driver’s manuals (car and motorcycle)
  • An FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions

 

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Job Now Get live job coaching, resume assistance and more.

 

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Price It  Get pricing information on antiques and collectibles.

 

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Salem History  This database includes comprehensive information on historical events and provides biographical sketches from Salem Press’ Great Lives from History and Great Events from History.

 

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Testing and Education Reference Center  A start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life.