Research Resources

E.O.Smith Public Access Catalog

DESTINY - The E.O.Smith Library Media Center's collection of print, ebooks, and digital materials.

ResearchIT CT


The Connecticut Digital Library is a comprehensive collection of databases. Many are subject specific and provide access to the full text of thousands of journals, magazines, newspaper articles and wire services.Academic Search Premier is the largest database with thousands of full text journals, magazines, newspapers, etc. There are many other databases include the Biography Reference Center, History, Science, Health and Environmental Reference Centers. (Easy direct access while on campus and from home with a public library card.) Or check with a librarian for help.

SIRS Researcher

Social Issues Resource Series - This is a very good database of full-text magazine and newspaper articles that deal with social issues. The SIRS Government Reporter includes US government documents, and SIRS Renaissance specifically targets arts and culture. - Available soon.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center

Contemporary Issues and Debate information. This database is great for investigating both sides of controversial and contemporary topics.

Literature Resource Center

Multiple databases for critical analysis and author biographical information with 285,000 full-text articles from more than 260 literary journals. This includes Twayne's Authors Series, Scribner Writers Series, Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select and Dictionary of Literary Biography, Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature. There are over 4,000 synopses for the most-studied titles and links to 5,000 author-related websites.
NewsStand Full text of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Hartford Courant, Hartford Courant Historical

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

E-Books for Research - covering topics from history, business, economics, endangered species, medicine, popular culture, multiculturalism, biology, earth science, etc. These e-books are the same as the print version.

Legal Information Center

Full text for many legal reference books, legal publications and legal forms.

Resources for Teachers

Three databases provided by with full-text academic journals, thousands of reports and many premier reference sources focused on professional educational practice, child development and psychology. Teacher Reference Center, ERIC and Professional Development Collection.

VIDEO on Demand

New video database designed for the High School Audience - 18,000 videos and 200,000 video clips for educational and personal inquiry. InfoBase Learning.

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