American History, World History, Ancient Civilizations, Ridgefield History

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Good News for Genealogists and Historians!
The Ridgefield Library has acquired a new ST ViewScan III microfilm scanner to provide improved access to the Ridgefield Press from 1875 to 2003 as well as other microform content.

To learn more about this wonderful new resource, contact the Adult Services Desk for an individual appointment for a demonstration.

Online Resources

Authoritative sources of articles and reference information, brought to you by the Ridgefield Library unless otherwise noted. Have your library card handy for log-in.

Academic Search PremierresearchIT - Covers a wide variety of academic topics.  Includes full text articles from 4,600 journals.

Encyclopedia Britannica - click here to tips on using this online encyclopedia

History Reference CenterresearchIT  U.S. and world history. Sources include 1,620 reference books,     150 leading history journals, biographies, historical documents, photos, maps, and 80 hours of historical video.

Hartford Courant Historical researchIT1764-1922  - Temporarily unavailable due to state budget cuts

New York Times Historical researchIT  1851-2012


Tested and recommended by our librarians.

Ridgefield filmmaker Jason Kessler's 9/11 documentary: What's Wrong With This Picture?

Notable Ridgefielders: A Who’s Who of People Who Made News in 20th Century Ridgefield
Ridgefield History - Ridgefield Historical Society
RidgefieldHistory.com - Website from Jack Sanders
Digital History - U.S. history information online
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History - History by Era and current museum exhibitions
History Channel - Includes history by topic and This Day in History
HistoryNet - by World History Group, the largest publisher of history magazines
Smithsonian - History

The Civil War

Korean War
Vietnam War - HistoryNet
World War I - History Channel
Word War I - HistoryNet
World War II - History Channel
World War II - HistoryNet

Library Materials

Circulating books and most reference books are shelved in the stacks. Print magazines and newspapers are on display. Audiobooks and most nonfiction DVD's are shelved separately. Travel DVD's are shelved in the stacks.

American History - 973
World History - 909
Ancient Civilizations - 938

World War I - 940.4

World War II - 940.5

Ridgefield History - 974.69

College Courses on CD and DVD - shelved separately

See : General Periodical Indexes


Also of Interest

Ask about a current list of local history resources available at the Library
History of the Ridgefield Library

Ridgefield Historical Society Extensive research library available online, including index of Ridgefield names, cemetery indexes and more

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