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Online Resources for Berlin-Peck Memorial Library Cardholders

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 resource can only be accessed in the library.

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AtoZ The USA

AtoZ The USA

travel guides • state information • geography • statistics

Going on vacation? AtoZ has fantastic online travel guides and information for all fifty states.

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AtoZ World Travel

AtoZ World Travel

travel guides • country information • travel resources

Going on vacation? AtoZ has fantastic online travel guides and information for countries all over the world.

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AtoZ World Food

AtoZ World Food

recipes • beverages • food culture

Explore food culture, recipes, ingredients, and more! Learn about food from around the world, with recipes for traditional beverages, appetizers, soups, salads, breads, entrees, side dishes, desserts, and snacks.

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Berlin Citizen

Berlin Citizen from NewsBank

Search and browse full-text articles from the Berlin Citizen. Includes all articles 2001 to present. Free and ad-free!

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Berlin Name Index

Berlin Name Index

An index of Kensington, Berlin, and East Berlin families maintained by the Berlin Town Historian.
Some entries taken from recent obituaries but most of the information is historical in nature.

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Berlin High School Yearbook Collection

Berlin High School Yearbook Collection

The Berlin High School Yearbook Collection contains yearbooks dated 1937 to 2010. Digital copies are available online through the Internet Archive. Print copies up to the current year are available in the library’s local history room.

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crafts • art • sewing • kids’ projects • video instruction

Watch more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

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Chilton Library

Chilton Library

auto repair • certification test prep

Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs, including step-by-step service and repair procedures, labor estimating, diagrams, close-up photographs and illustrations, and ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams

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Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports

product research • consumer advocacy

Research products before you buy them! Consumer Reports is a nonprofit organization dedicated to unbiased product testing, consumer-oriented research, public education, and advocacy.

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Driving Tests

Practice for your driving tests! Our driving resources includes tests for cars, motorcycles, CDL (Commercial Driver’s License), as well as online driver’s manuals (car and motorcycle) and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.

Driving Tests on iTUnes Driving Tests on Google Play

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Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

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AtoZ The USA


A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

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resume resources • live job coaching • computer training • job search

Get live job coaching, resume assistance, basic computer training, help with your job search, and more.

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Mango Languages

language • ESL

Mango Languages is a fun, colorful online tool for learning languages. Pick from 64 different languages, or find English lessons in 17 different languages.

Mango Languages on iTunes Mango Languages on Google Play Mango Languages on Amazon

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New Britain Herald

New Britain Herald from NewsBank

Search and browse full-text articles from the New Britain Herald. Includes all articles 2000 to present. Free and ad-free!

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New Britain Herald


NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues. Search and browse the Berlin Citizen, New Britain Herald, and many other news magazines. Plus, set up alerts for certain words or subjects!

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NY Times

The New York Times Digital


Access The New York Times news from home or in the library — plus 25+ customizable newsletters, access to the Today’s Paper web app, and mini crosswords!

NOTE: The New York Times Digital uses a redeemable code to process your free library access. Click “Redeem,” then sign in to your New York Times account (or create a new one).

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people • businesses • healthcare • jobs

ReferenceUSA has vital information on people, businesses, consumers, healthcare providers, new movers & homeowners, as well as historical business information. Business executives can find valuable sales leads, conducting market research or competitive analysis, and provides an avenue for businesses to do effective marketing & outreach. Students are able to reference this data for research projects and job seekers may find gainful employment.

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Salem History

Salem History

literature • history • science • health • careers

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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Value Line

Value Line

investment research
Value Line puts you in the driver’s seat with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence.

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NOTE: The library’s Value Line subscription can only support 6 users at a time. If you receive an error message that says “VALUE LINE SIMULTANEOUS USER LIMIT REACHED,” please try back later.

Weiss Financial Ratings

Weiss Financial Ratings

financial ratings • investment ratings

Get financial strength ratings for banks, credit unions, and insurance; as well as investment ratings for stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds.

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World Book

World Book

The classic encyclopedia you used throughout your childhood is now available online! You can access World Book Online at the library or from the comfort of your home with your Berlin-Peck library card.

World Book on iTunes World Book on Google Play

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Online Resources for Connecticut Residents

CT State Library

Connecticut State Library

archives • public records • museums • administration
The Connecticut State Library is an Executive Branch agency of the State of Connecticut. The State Library provides a variety of library, information, archival, public records, museum, and administrative services for citizens of Connecticut, as well as for the employees and officials of all three branches of State government.

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CT State Library Databases

Connecticut State Library Databases

law • government • biography • genealogy • journals • newspapers
An alphabetical listing of online searchable databases with legal, biographical, genealogical, government, and general information, including indexes, journals, and online newspapers available on-site at the Connecticut State Library.

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CT State Library Digital Collections

Connecticut State Library Digital Collections

law and legislation • photographs • historical documents
Materials from the State Library, the Museum of Connecticut History, and the Connecticut State Archives. Collections include historical photos and papers; account books, diaries, and Journals; photographs of Connecticut; Connecticut State Library history; court documents; library items; State Archives items; law and legislation; legislative histories; newspapers; portraits; and more.

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CT State Library State Archive Finding Aids

Connecticut State Library Archive Finding Aids

government, church, and organization documents
Records from more than 70 Connecticut state government departments, commissions, and offices, covering the colonial period to the present, as well as files from many non-governmental institutions, organizations, and churches, as well as collections of tax lists and other official records from Connecticut towns.

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CT State Library Newspapers

Connecticut State Library Newspapers

local & major newspapers
Town newspapers, every daily newspaper and the majority of weekly papers, business newspapers and special interest publications; major national newspapers and indexes to newspaper collections.

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CT State Library ProQuest Newspapers

Newspapers through researchIT CT and ProQuest

local & major newspapers
This link brings you directly to the ResearchITCT 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.

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researchIT CT

researchIT CT

journals • magazines • newspapers • downloadable books
Here you will find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles for Connecticut public, K12, and academic libraries and their users. We also offer a collection of downloadable eAudios and eBooks for Connecticut residents with valid CT public library card numbers.

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