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Research is a vital service that we offer the community.  By providing accurate, timely, and readily available information, our members are able to make informed decisions, uncover new business leads, find lost relatives, or even discover the missing piece of history to complete their book.

Below are our featured sources of information, accessible at any time with your New Canaan Library card. Should you not find what you are looking for or need additional assistance, please contact us via phone or email  ([email protected].)  The librarians are here to help.

*The 1950 census records were released by the US National Archives on April 1, 2022. You can access 1950 census images, population schedules, enumeration district maps and descriptions HERE>


Reference Solutions Login

Reference Solutions has vital information on every business & consumer in the United States & Canada.  It assists business executives in finding 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.  Reference Solutions provides data on businesses, consumers, healthcare providers, new movers & homeowners, as well as historical business information.

Ancestry Login | Instructions

A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources, including unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. Access to Ancestry Library Edition has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. Remote access of this database will end on December 31, 2021. After that date, this database can only be accessed on the Library premises.

Consumer Reports Login | Instructions

Publishes reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services based on reporting and results from its in-house testing laboratory and survey research center. Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization that works side by side with consumers to create a fairer, safer, and healthier world. They do it by fighting to put consumers’ needs first in the marketplace and by empowering them with the trusted knowledge they depend on to make better, more informed choices.

Creativebug LoginInstructions

Experience the joy of making with thousands of award-winning video classes taught by top designers and artists. Keep your hands active and your mind engaged with inspiration, ideas, and daily practice exercises all accessed from home with your library card barcode! Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes. Watch classes anytime, anywhere. Since classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace on an easy-to-use, personalized platform.

Family Search Login | Instructions

With access to billions of birth, marriage, death, census, land and court records from more than 130 countries, FamilySearch can help you discover and make family connections when researching genealogy. The service has over 6 billion searchable names and 2 billion images of historical genealogical records, and adds over 300 million free genealogical records and images online yearly from all over the world. Full access of FamilySearch resources requires on-site access. 

LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator Login | Instructions

LearningExpress® Job & Career Accelerator gives job seekers the tools they need to explore careers, find open positions, apply for jobs and get hired. This innovative job-hunting platform has everything job seekers need to create professional and competitive resumes and cover letters, search for jobs that fit their needs, gain interview tips, and more.


NoveList Plus Login

Novelist is an independent readers advisory service that lets users search for read-a-likes, reading recommendations, and offers genre-focused  browsing.  Looking for the next title in a series? Novelist has that too! When you find what you are looking for, search the New Canaan Library catalog to see if it’s part of our collection.


NY Times Login | Instructions

In addition to a daily digital issue of The New York Times, the Library provides access to digital issues of this newspaper from 1851-1922 and 1981- present. This database provides high resolution PDFs of all original articles and images.

Value Line Login | Instructions

Value Line is an investment research tool covering 3,500 stocks across 100 industries. It is a powerful database with a Stock Screener, hundreds of data fields for analysis, model portfolios, and printable PDF reports. You can create custom reports and build a robust screener with access to data, news, and analysis.

Find journal articles, academic resources and primary sources with one search: