Databases A-Z

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 iCONN 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.

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A to Z the USA  Tons of 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 iConnCovers a wide variety of academic topics.  Includes full text articles from 4,600 journals.

Ancestry Library Edition  *Available only from computers in the Library. Billions of records from 8,000 databases; census data, vital records, immigration & military records, and more.

Ancient & Medieval History Online Biographies, events, primary sources, timelines, images, video, and maps from Facts on File.

Antiques Reference (P4A)   Put a dollar value on your antiques!  Current market prices come
from carefully selected major & specialty U.S. auction houses. Hundreds of thousands of items with color photo, updated daily.

Atomic Training   Online software training to enhance software and technology skills.
Video-based how-to training with unlimited access to thousands of short videos covering more than 300 of today's most popular software applications on both PCs and Macs.

Biography Reference Bank iConnOriginal biographies from H.W. Wilson including the trusted Biography Index.  Covers 500,000 people.

Biography Reference CenteriConnOver 450,000 biographies from EBSCO including thousands of narrative biographies not available elesewhere.

BookLetters  Sign up to receive email newsletters of new book lists on topics of interest to you.

 

Catholic Encyclopedia
Christian Science Monitor iConn1988 to present.

Citation Resources from iConnfor APA, MLA, and other styles.

Connecticut Digital Collections iConn

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
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Encyclopedia Britannica - Click here for tips on using this online encyclopedia.

ERIC iConnEducation 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.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia


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.

GreenFILE
iConnCovers environmental science topics such as global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

 

Hartford Courant - Classifieds iConnFind jobs in/around Hartford.

Hartford Courant iConn1992 to present

Hartford Courant HistoricaliConn 1764-1922

Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCO) - Provides access to numerous full-text consumer health magazines, health-related pamphlets and health reference books.

Heritage Quest Online - iConnSearch U.S. federal census records 1790-1940, local history books and Revolutionary War records.  Includes 272 million names.

History Reference Center iConnU.S. and world history;1,620 reference books, over 150 history journals, biographies, historical documents, photos, maps, and 80 hours of historical video.

iCONN Newsstand iConn Search all six iCONN newspapers together.

Investor’s Business Daily *Available only from computers in the Library.

JobNow  Help with resume writing, interviewing, and your job search. Career assessments included. Live online coaching and feedback.

Kids Search - iConnResearch by topic for students in grades K-8.

LearningExpress Library 3.0  New version for 2014!  PSAT and SAT practice tests, Advanced Placement (AP) practice exams, college admissions essay prep, occupation exams such as Praxis, academic skills, learn to use Microsoft Office, computer graphics software & more. For elementary school ages through adults. All users must register as a new user on version 3.0 to get started.  Existing logins for LearningExpress 2.0 will not work on LearningExpress Library 3.0. 

Legal Information Reference CenteriConnSearch 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 iConn1985 to present


MainFILE  iConnIncludes more than 12,000 publications, 440,00 images, and 17, 500 company reports.

Mango - Interactive language learning program.

MAS Ultra - School Edition iConnResearch for high school students.

MasterFILE Premier iConn Covers all topics; 1,700 magazines, reference books, images and Consumer Reports in full text. 1975 to present.

Middle Search Plus iConnResearch for middle school students.

Morningstar Investment Research Center - Investment research for stocks, bonds, mutual funds and more.

New York Times iConn1980 to present

New York Times Historical iConn1851-2009

Newspaper Source Plus iConn 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


Philanthropy In/Sight   *Available only from computers in the Library. Interactive mapping tool of grantmakers and grants from the Foundation Center.

Prices 4 Antiques (P4A) - See Antiques Reference  

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 iConnResearch for teachers and other educational professionals.

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 iConnComprehensive research in Spanish.  Includes 10 Latin American newspapers, reference books and magazines..

ReQuest   Connecticut's Statewide Catalog.

Ridgefield Authors   Discover Ridgefield authors past and present! Read Ridgefield author profiles.

Science Reference Center iConn- Search 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals.

Student Research Center iConnResearch for high school students. Search by topic included.

Teacher Reference Center iConn Search 280 education periodicals for teachers, administrators, and other educational professionals.

TOPICsearch iConn 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 JournaliConn 1984 to present

Washington PostiConn 1987 to present

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