ABC - CLIO Five social studies databases and one pro con database.  Also a link to over 100 e-books on various topics.  
CQ Researcher

In-depth, unbiased articles on issues in the news



Dozens electronic reference books in virtually any subject, including
health, business, careers, history, literature, biography, science and more.

American History Online, Modern World History Online, Ancient & Medieval History Online, African American History Online, Health Reference Database, Science Online, Issues & Controversies Online, and more!

Gale Databases

Multitude of databases on all subjects


An electronic encyclopedia

JSTOR offers high-quality, interdisciplinary content to support scholarship and teaching. It includes over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work.  Geared toward upper-classmen and college level studies.

A program that will help you create a works cited page.

Several databases with timely information from magazines and newspapers, including a science database, historical newspaper database, an easy-to-use "Find a Topic" database, and Access World News.

New York Times - Electronic Edition

The New York Times as you see it on the newsstand.


Several databases, including Culturegrams (Country Profiles/Demographics), eLibrary (photographs/maps), History Study Center, Proquest Learning:  Literature, SIRS Knowledge Source (controversial issues), SIRS Decades (20th Century American Sources), SIRS Renaissance (Arts, Architecture, Culture), Professional Educational journals, and Historical Newspapers.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports magazines online.

Discovery Education

Video Segments, Full Videos, Articles, Teacher Resources, Images, Audio, Interactives, Assessments (Tests/Quizzes)


An Internet-based plagiarism-detection service that can find and highlight matching or unoriginal text in a written assignment.

ResearchitCT Multiple databases:  Academic Search Premium (magazines & journals), Newspapers, Hartford Courant archive ( years1764-1922), Biography, History Reference Center, Science Reference Center, CT Digital Collections, Green File (science), Reference Latina, ebooks & eaudio books (downloadable), popular magazines, and more.
Resources A-Z from ResearchitCT Databases, Newspapers, popular magazines, non-fiction books
UCONN for ECE classes Must have your netid and password to open the documents

Links to databases and evaluated websites for the topics listed below

Art Music English
Math Science Social Studies
Health/PE World Languages Business

Follett Shelf

You may access e-books to be read on your computer by logging in as a "Guest" and using "Password" for your password. If you would like to download and e-book to another device, see a librarian to set up an account.

Destiny Library Catalog


Whether at home or school, try clicking on the Catalog Tab and selecting eBook from the Material Type Menu.  Reference Books, Fiction (mainly classics), and Non-fiction are available!



E-Reference Books & Reading (from iCONN)


e-Books in various formats

For the Kindle - Amazon's Free Collection (over 16.000 of the most popular classics)*
For the Nook - Barnes & Noble's Free Collection*

Free e-Textbooks - CK12 FlexBooks (math and science subjects for middle and high school classes)
In iCONN - E-Reference Books (144 titles) (read online only) (requires CT public library card)
For more e-Books, try iCONN's Literature site or your home library

* Note: these sites require setting up an account with a credit card.

Individual Works

Jack Dougherty and colleagues, On The Line: How Schooling, Housing and Civil Rights Shaped Hartford and its Suburbs. Hartford, CT: Trinity College, Spring 2011. Web-book preview edition. (read online only)

E-Reference Books
Search the contents of science, health, and history reference books.

Books & Authors
Adapted from What Do I Read Next? for better searching and with new Web 2.0 features. For everyone from students to professionals to casual readers.

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

Downloadable Audio Books
Over 2100 nonfiction and fiction audio books that you can download to your computer and transfer for limited times to your iPod or MP3 player. Holds and checkout require a valid CT public library card number.