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Encyclopedias & Databases

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World Book Web




World Book Kids
World Book Student
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

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Encyclopedia Britannica On-line

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  • Encyclopedia Britannica, Compton's Encyclopedia, Britannica Elementary
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IconnICONN OneSearch

Search all articles, newspapers, audiobooks and digital collections in iCONN. 

MasterFILE Premier

Provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents and an Image Collection with photos, maps & flags. Includes Consumer Reports


Advanced searching of all articles and e-books in iCONN.



A multi-disciplinary database with coverage of all aspects of academic study and general interest subject areas. Includes more than 4,300 full-text magazines and journals and nearly 250 full-text newspapers and newswires, and over 2,900 full-text reference books and encyclopedias.

Student Research Center

Designed for students in grades 6 through 12. Includes magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, an online dictionary and encyclopedia, film & video.





Contains full text for tens of thousands of articles from diverse sources, including international newspapers, EBSCO's collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets and government information.

Academic Search Premier

Comprehensive content, including PDF backfiles to 1975 or further for well over one hundred journals.


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A comprehensive Spanish-Language database with 49,000 encyclopedia entries; 50,000 images; 2,500 health reports; a Spanish-English dictionary and full text for over 100 reference books and dozens of general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas.


A colorful, animated interface for primary students.

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Articles, historical images, maps and more for grades 9-12.

Primary Search Articles and curriculum-related materials selected for elementary schools.

Kids Search Articles and curriculum materials for Grades 3-8.

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Articles and curriculum related materials selected for grades 6-8.


History Reference Center

Full text of more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.


Connecticut Digital Collections

Search individually, or as a combined search, the digital collections of the Connecticut State Library, Connecticut History Online, Newspapers of Connecticut and Treasures of Connecticut Libraries.


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Online full-text for many legal reference books, full-text publications and legal forms. Thousands of state-specific legal forms, searchable by subject.


A research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond.

Science Reference Center

For upper grades. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.


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Cover to cover full text coverage for more than 40 national and international newspapers, and selective full text for more than 330 regional newspapers. Also full-text television and radio news transcripts from CBS news, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.

Individual Newspapers

ICONN Newstand

Search all the above listed newspapers plus the Boston Globe (1990 - ).


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Offering the original profiles of Current Biography and World Authors series, the periodical coverage of Biography Index, and the specialist biographical content of Junior Authors & Illustrators.

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Contains many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines. Offeres a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies.

Special Women's History Month Resources


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Provides access to information from journals and full text documents on a wide variety of topics in education.

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Full text for more than 500 education journals including: Booklist, Education, Education Digest, Education Week, Educational Leadership, High School Journal, Journal of Education, Journal of Educational Research, Phi Delta Kappan, Reading Teacher, School Library Journal and more.

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Indexing and abstracting for 280 peer-reviewed journal on educational topics.

Encyclopedia of Life - Comprehensive, collaborative, ever-growing, and personalized, the Encyclopedia of Life is an ecosystem of websites that makes all key information about all life on Earth accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world. Europeana - a place for inspiration and ideas. Search through the cultural collections of Europe, connect to other user pathways and share your discoveries

The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.

Digital History - A quality research tool for high quality historical resources organized much like a digital textbook offering direct links to primary sources as well as various other multimedia links.
Earth Trends - Looking for information on environmental, social or economic issues that are shaping our world today? This is a great place to start researching!

Congressional Research Reports for the People - "A project of the Center for Democracy & Technology, Open CRS provides citizens access to CRS Reports that are already in the public domain and encourages Congress to provide public access to all CRS Reports."

Jewish Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia Mythica

US Census Bureau

HistoryBuff provides Online Newspaper Archives - scanned versions of newspaper articles from 1700 on. The collection is very selective, but covers key historical events.

GPO Access Databases - federal government and legislative related information and publication


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