Complete alphabetical list of all databases


acedmic search premier.gifAcademic Search Premier:  Provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over 100 journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

African American Experience:  Over 400 volumes of reference sources and books, 5,000 primary sources, 3,000 slave narratives and 2,000 images.   Works written by or about African Americans.  Actual images available during the years 1630-1830.




American Obituaries & Death Notices: Easily search a collection of over 22 million recent records from hundreds of U.S. newspapers.  Updated daily, it incorporates over 75 million records from the Social Security Death Index (1973- Present), organized by state.



Ancestry Family Library:
Genealogy, census records, church and vital records to aid in tracing your family history.  Library Use Only.


Biography Reference Bank:  Offering the in-depth, original profiles of Current Biography and World Authors series, the thorough periodical coverage of Biography Index, and the specialist biographical content of Junior Authors & Illustrators.  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.

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Biography Reference Center Combines the in-depth, original profiles of Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated, plus the thorough periodicals coverage of Biography Index, full-text articles, page images, and abstracts from the complete range of Wilson databases (including biographical profiles, feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches, or obituaries). Biography Reference Bank covers over 600,000 people   
 with links to over 300,000 related full-text articles, as well as abstracts and images from thousands of periodicals and over 35,000 images.

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BookBrowse:  More than 20000 book reviews of nearly 2000 exceptional recent books, book excerpts, author interviews, author biographies and much more.





Chicago Tribune Historical Archive:  Images and full text of historical international, national, regional, and local issues and events, such as major wars and military actions, emerging nations, prohibition, Chicago gangsters, Great Depression, and Chicago as the center of the Progressive movement. Full text of death notices and obituaries.


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The Christian Science Monitor (1988-    ):  An international news organization that delivers global coverage via its website, weekly magazine, daily news briefing, email newsletters



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Connecticut State Library Digital Collections:  Find digitized documents, photographs, maps and data that have been described and organized by the University of Connecticut Libraries for researchers, students, and the general public.
CR logo.jpgConsumer Reports(CR) is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves.  Start at Academic Search Premier, click on second tab at top, "Publications", then type in Consumer Reports and click Browse.


Contemporary Authors:  Find biographical information on more than 130,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. Sketches typically include personal information, contact information, career history, writings, biographical and critical sources, authors' comments, and informative essays about their lives and work.

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Contemporary Literary Criticism:  Presents significant published criticism on the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers, and other creative writers now living or who died after December 31, 1959.






Connecticut Digital Collections:  Connecticut Digital Collections presents historical photographs, maps, manuscripts, oral histories and more from Connecticut libraries, museums, and historical societies.


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Dictionary of Literary Biography:  Provides authoritative information while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history. Signed essays written by scholars provide essential context for understanding the careers and writings of more than 12,000 authors from all time periods and from all parts of the world.




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D & B Million Dollar Directory: D&B's North American Million Dollar Database provides the information professional, marketer and sales executive with information on approximately 1,600,000 U.S. and Canadian leading public and private businesses. Company information includes industry information with up to 24 individual 8-digit SICs, size criteria (employees and annual sales), type of ownership, principal executives and biographies.





E-Books through EBSCO:  Millions of free, downloadable e-books in a variety of formats, including some playable on the iPad, Kindle or Nook.






ERIC:  ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.



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Foundation Directory:  Search for availability of grants nationwide for projects by type, keyword, location and size.  In Library Use Only.





greenfile.gif GreenFILE:  Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.




HeritageQuest:  HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.  18th Century or 20th Century. European or Native American. Farm or Factory. East Coast or West Coast. Where does your American past begin?
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 History Reference Center:  Offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

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ICONN is part of the Connecticut Education Network. It provides all students, faculty and residents with online access to essential library and information resources. It is administered by the Connecticut State Library in conjunction with your local library. Through iCONN, a core level of information resources including secured access to licensed databases is available to every citizen in Connecticut.





iConn NewStand:  Search and print articles from the New York Times (1980-), Hartford Courant (1992 -), Christian Science Monitor (1988 - ), London Times.





JobNow:  Receive live job coaching, real-time interview practice, full-service resume lab, 24/7 access to local job resources and more!  In the Adult Learning Center: Access a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more!  Personalized eLearning Tools:My File Sharing, My Session Replay, My Tutoring Archive, My Tests Archive, and more!  24-Hour Writing Lab:Submit essays and other forms of writing for constructive feedback.  24/7 Homework Question Center:Submit homework questions for expert guidance.  Live Assistance:Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading, writing, history, GED, college placement tests and more!  Skill-Building:Choose your topic to receive real-time help.  Foreign Language Center /Spanish-Speaking Support




legal info.gif Legal Information Reference Center:  Providing exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center contains more than 225 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.
MainFILE:  A multi-disciplinary database providing full text and indexing & abstracting for more than 12,000 total publications. Coverage encompasses all aspects of academic study and general interest subject areas. In addition, the database also offers over 440,000 photos, maps & flags and more than 17,500 company profiles. MainFile is updated daily on EBSCOhost.

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MasterFILE: contains full text for thousands of general reference magazines and publications and covers a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.  Includes Consumer Reports.


Medline Plus:  MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.




Morningstar:  Independent. Insightful. Trusted. Morningstar provides stock market analysis; equity, mutual fund, and ETF research, ratings, and picks; portfolio tools; and option, hedge fund, IRA, 401k, and 529 plan research. Our reliable data and analysis can help both experienced enthusiasts and newcomers.




Newspaper Source Plus:  Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.

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New York Times Historical Archive: 1857 - 2005: Search the entire New York Times by keywood, name, date, and article type. Actual image of the newspaper appears and can be printed.





ReQuest: Connecticut's Library Catalog:  Locate books, videos/dvds audio books, magazines, newspapers, etc.
in public and university libraries in Connecticut.  Includes Yale University.
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Professional Devlopment Collection:  Includes full text for more than 500 high-quality 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 many others.

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Referencia Latina:  This comprehensive Spanish-language database offers content from a variety of sources including thousands of encyclopedia entries, an inclusive collection of images, an atlas, health reports, a Spanish-English dictionary and full text for reference books and general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas.

Includes Reput

able Regional Newspaper Content

Daily updates ensure availability of the most current articles from a dozen prominent newspapers from 10 Latin American countries such as:

• El Comercio (Perú)
• El Mercurio (Chile)
• El Tiempo (Colombia)
• El Universal (México)
• El País (Uruguay)
• El Nacional (Venezuela)
• La Nación (Argentina)
• La Nación (Costa Rica)

In addition, prominent full-text magazines include Automundo, People en Español,Entrepreneur México, Contenido and Impacto Latin News.



Science Reference science reference.gifCenter:  A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & 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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Teacher Reference Center:   Teacher Reference Center (TRC) provides indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals.


Teacher Reference Center provides many subjects for teachers needs, including:

  •   Assessment
  •     Best Practices
  •     Continuing Education
  •     Current Pedagogical Research
  •     Curriculum Development
  •     Elementary Education
  •     Higher Education
  •     Instructional Media
  •     Language Arts
  •     Literacy Standards
  •     School Administration
  •     Science & Mathematics
  •     Teacher Education