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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.


A To Z Databases Login | Instructions

Premier Job Search and Reference database, ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, and much more! This simple, user-friendly, web-based solution provides details on businesses and households within the U.S. Did you know you can search for full-time or part-time jobs and internships anywhere in the country?

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. You may access this database remotely with your library barcode until December 31, 2020.

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 Login | Instructions

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.

HertitageQuest Login | Instructions

HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. Discover the amazing history of you. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

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.

Mango Languages Login | Instructions

Mango Languages offers a dynamic language-learning experience. With your library card, you’ll have access to over 70 foreign-language courses and 21 English courses taught in the native language of the user. Each Mango lesson incorporates the four key conversational components crucial for successful communication: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.

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.

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