Research & Information

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The Reference librarians are available to provide answers to general questions, research assistance, information about the library’s collection, inter-library loans, and access to public internet computers.


ResearchITResearchIT: Connecticut’s Research Engine
researchIT CT offers free online resources as a service of the CT State Library. Here you will find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles for Connecticut public, K12, and academic libraries and their users.

Search the Gale Virtual Reference Library

Ancestry Library EditionAncestry Library Edition
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 is limited to library computers only.

Auto Repair Reference Center DatabaseAuto Repair Reference Center
The Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC) is the most comprehensive collection of automobile repair reference information and contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added on a regular basis.

Comics Plus: Library Edition brings thousands of digital graphic novels and comics to library patrons on any Web-connected device. This revolutionary digital collection includes hundreds of titles and series that you will recognize: Doonesbury, Archie, Sonic the Hedgehog, Dilbert, The Shadow.


Driving is making free permit practice tests written by experts available to anyone who wants to study for automotive, motorcycle or CDL licenses. Also available on this site is online copies of official state or province study guides.

Powered by Brainfuse, JobNow provides live, interactive online help combined with online resources to help you get a job. A “resume lab” and live, online job coaches help jobseekers strategically target suitable jobs and prepare and practice for job interviews. The Adult Learning Center provides foundational, career-enhancing skills to adult learners through test preparation (including the GED and the U.S. Citizenship Test) and features live, online academic tutors for writing assistance, computer literacy, and basic software assistance.

LawDepot is the leading publisher of do-it-yourself legal documents and templates, offering you an affordable way to create the legal documents they need in mere minutes.


Learning Express Learning Express
Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library’s resources will help you succeed. Each of the Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information you need to achieve the results you want. Looking to land a job? You’ll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that’s right for you.

Mango LanguagesMango Languages
Mango Languages conversation and film-based resources help you learn over 70 languages (including English!) from just about anywhere. And the best Part? It’s free through your library. Increase your language speaking skills now!


NFPA Free Access Widget

OneClickDigital brings exclusive Recorded Books eAudio, as well as content from all major publishers, together with an eBook service.


Salem Press Research Databases
The Salem Press Research Databases provide remote online access to several reference works in the library’s collection, in the following subjects:

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Signing SavvySigning Savvy
Signing Savvy is a sign language dictionary containing several thousand high resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, finger-spelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada.

Small Engine Repair Reference CenterSmall Engine Repair Reference Center
Small Engine Repair Reference Center offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service, etc.) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly) and allows users to search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type, and model numbers. PDF full text is available for all documents.

Transparent LanguageTransparent Language
Transparent Language Online allows you to chose from 80+ languages to study.

Universal ClassUniversal Class
UniversalClass™ offers hundreds of online classes. Why not learn something new? Use your library card to sign up today!

Zinio™, the world’s largest newsstand, offers full color interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment.


Need help finding information? Contact the Library’s Reference Department.
860.584.7787 x2017