A descriptive list of all online database subscriptions available to Ridgefield Library cardholders. All are brought to you by the Ridgefield Library unless otherwise noted. Databases with the researchIT logo are brought to you by the Connecticut State Library and are available to all CT library cardholders. Have your library card handy for log-in.
Please note that the state library research service formerly known as iCONN is now called researchIT CT. Re-branded items are located under their new name in the list below and indicated by the new logo.
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A to Z the USA Information on states: find flags and more for school reports. Get top news stories for each state. Explore demographic data, economic information, history, parks, and even food and recipes for each state.
Academic Search Premier Covers a wide variety of academic topics. Includes full text articles from 4,600 journals.
Ancestry Library Edition *Available only from computers in the Library. The world's most popular consumer online genealogy resource. Billions of records from 8,000 databases; census data, vital records, immigration & military records, and more. Unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom. Ancestry.com, Inc. is based in Provo, UT.
Biography Reference Bank Original biographies from H.W. Wilson including the trusted Biography Index. Covers 500,000 people.
Biography Reference Center Over 450,000 biographies from EBSCO including thousands of narrative biographies not available elesewhere.
BookFlix An online literary resource for children that pairs video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks.
BookSizzle Sign up to receive email newsletters of new book lists on topics of interest to you.
Catholic Encyclopedia Authoritative information on Catholic interests, action and doctrine and more.
Christian Science Monitor 1988 to present.
Connecticut State Library Collections in Ancestry.com Create an individual account and search Connecticut records only. The complete Ancestry.com database is available from computers in the
Consumer Reports Full text articles are found on MasterFILE Premier.
Click on "Publications" (on upper left green bar) then type "consumer reports" and click on the Browse button. Click on Consumer Reports. You may search a particular issue by selectinig the date (on right side of screen) or you may "Search within this publication" (on left side of screen) --then type "and" with a product name such as "and diswahers."
ERIC Education Resource Information Center contains1.3 million records with 323,000 in full text. 1966 to present.
Foundation Directory Online(FDO) *Available only from computers in the Library. Search grants, grantmakers, IRS Forms 990, and more from the Foundation Center.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online *Available only from computers in the Library. Find funding for artists, students and other individuals.
Foundation Maps *Available only from computers in the Library. Interactive mapping tool of grantmakers and grants from the Foundation Center.
Glassdoor Gives you an inside look at company reviews, interview questions, & salary information for thousands of jobs. Content is from current and former employees, job seekers, and sometimes from the companies themselves.
GreenFILECovers environmental science topics such as global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
Hartford Courant - Classifieds Find jobs in/around Hartford.
Hartford Courant 1992 to present
Hartford Courant Historical 1764-1922
HeritageQuest Online - Search U.S. federal census records 1790-1940, local history books and Revolutionary War records. Includes 272 million names.
History Reference Center U.S. and world history;1,620 reference books, over 150 history journals, biographies, historical documents, photos, maps, and 80 hours of historical video.
Hoopla Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, downloadable audiobooks, comics, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your Ridgefield Library card. Multiple users can check out the same item so you will never have to place a hold.
JobNow Help with resume writing, interviewing, and your job search. Career assessments included. Live online coaching and feedback.
Kids Search - Research by topic for students in grades K-8.
LearningExpress Library PSAT, SAT, and ACT practice tests, Advanced Placement (AP) practice exams, college admissions essay prep, career information, occupation exams such as Praxis, academic skills impruvement (including math, reading, writing, vocabulary, social studies, and science) for grades 4 through adults. All users should register and create an account to get started.
Legal Information Reference Center Search 225 legal reference sources in full text including Nolo books. Print thousands of state-specific legal forms.
Little Pim An online language learning system for ages 0-6.
Literary Reference Center (EBSCO) Literary criticism, author biographies, book reviews, study guides, plot summaries and work overviews. Includes poems, short stories, drama, full text literary reference books, author interviews
and more. For secondary school through undergraduate research.
Los Angeles Times 1985 to present
Lynda.com Online video learning resource offering more than 3,400 video courses covering a wide range of commercial software, business skills, computer programming and web development, creative and technical skills. Log on using your Ridgefield Library barcode and the password used to log into your Ridgefield Library catalog account (usually the last four digits of your phone number, unless you have changed it). You will be asked to create a Lynda Library account which will allow you to track your progress through your tutorials.
MainFILE Includes more than 12,000 publications, 440,00 images, and 17, 500 company reports.
Mango Interactive language learning program.
MAS Ultra - School Edition Research for high school students.
MasterFILE Premier Covers all topics; 1,700 magazines, reference books, images and Consumer Reports in full text. 1975 to present.
Middle Search Plus Research for middle school students.
Morningstar Investment Research Center - Investment research for stocks, bonds, mutual funds and more.
MyHeritage Library Edition - More than 5 billion historical records from all over the world, including U.S. and U.K. census records, 1.5 billion exclusive family tree profiles from MyHeritage and Geni, millions of public records and tombstone photos, directories, guides, references, biographies and yearbooks, exclusive databases such as the Jewish Chronicle historical newspaper and many others. MyHeritage is based in Israel.
New York Times 1980 to present
New York Times Historical 1851-2012
Newspaper Source Plus Search 860 full text newspapers. Also includes television and radio news transcripts.
NoveList Plus Browse fiction and nonfiction; view read-alikes and recommended reading lists. Includes book discussion guides.
NoveList K-8 Plus Find fiction and nonfiction books for school projects and for pleasure. Recommended reading lists and read-alikes too. Grades K-8
Primary Search Full text articles from 70 popular magazines for elementary school research. All articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).
Professional Development Collection Research for teachers and other educational professionals.
ProQuest News and Newspapers Search all eight researchIT CT newspapers together: Christian Science Monitor, Harford Courant, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, along with other national newspapers. Formerly known as the iCONN Newstand.
Reference USA Find customized information on 24 million U.S. businesses. Perfect for market research and job seekers. Search 222 million U.S. consumers in residential "white pages" listings.
Referencia Latina Comprehensive research in Spanish. Includes 10 Latin American newspapers, reference books and magazines.
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. We also offer a collection of downloadable eAudios and eBooks for Connecticut residents with valid CT public library card numbers. Formerly known as iCONN.
Ridgefield Authors Discover Ridgefield authors past and present! Read Ridgefield author profiles.
Science Reference Center Search 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, and
Small Business Reference Center (EBSCO) Business topics from starting a company, management, sales, and marketing, to growing or rescuing a business. Includes legal information from full-text Nolo legal reference books, small business videos, industry information and much more.
Student Research Center Research for high school students. Search by topic included.
Teacher Reference Center Search 280 education periodicals for teachers, administrators, and other educational professionals.
TOPICsearch Search more than 50 selected topics such as gun control and abortion rights. Covers social, political, economic, scientific and other popular classroom discussion topics.
Value Line Investment Survey Investment research information and market trends. Current and historical data, and expert forecasts. Check the status of stocks, mutual funds and other securities.
Wall Street Journal 1984 to present
Washington Post 1987 to present
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