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Biography Reference Center
A comprehensive collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies.

General Resources

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

See All iCONN Resources
See a list of all the different resources available in iCONN.

Student Research Center
For students in grades 6-12. Includes magazines, newspapers, biographies, coutry reports, an online dictionary and encyclopedia, film & video.

Virtual Nonfiction for High School
Search the full text contents of 2,700 eBooks for high school students doing research.

Virtual Nonfiction for Middle School
Search the full text contents of 3,200 eBooks for middle school students doing research.


History Reference Center  
Full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.

Middle Search Plus  
Primary source documents, reference books, and thousands of relevant photos, maps, and flags

Salem History
Online access to Milestone Documents in American History, a resource published by Salem Press which combines 134 full-text primary source documents with expert analysis and commentary.
Also available in print at the library. Location: TEEN REF 973 MILESTONE
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Hartford Courant Historical (1764-1922)
Search the earliest years of the Courant for articles and images that relate Connecticut and national history.

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.


Literary Reference Center
This resource includes more than 10,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews; 75,000 articles of literary criticism; 130,000 author biographies; full text of more than 300 literary journals; 500,000 book reviews; 25,000 classic and contemporary poems; over 11,000 classic and contemporary short stories. Enter your library card number as your Patron ID


MAS Ultra - School Edition
Designed specifically for high school students. Contains full text for hundreds of popular magazines covering a wide range of subject areas including history, science, careers and much more.

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

Popular magazines
Access to the complete or nearly complete archives of many popular magazines such as NewsWeek, Smithsonian, Scientific American, National Geographic, and more

iCONN ProQuest Newspapers
Select an individual newspaper from the list:
* Hartford Courant (1992 - )
* Los Angeles Times (1985 - )
* New York Times (1985 - )
* Wall Street Journal (1984 - )
* Washington Post (1987 - )
* Christian Science Monitor
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Newspaper Source Plus
Cover-to-cover full text coverage for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, and selective full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers. Also, full-text television and radio news transcripts from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.


Science Reference Center
For upper grades. Covers biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, technology, and wildlife.

Content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations, and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these affects.

Test Prep

Learning Express 3.0 *- This is the new version of Learning Express. See below*
Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need for the SAT, ACT, homework help, and more.. See a list of tests, careers, and skills that are included.
*Learning Express 2.0 is no longer in effect. Previous 2.0 users will have to create a new account in 3.0.