A-Z Resources

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ABI/Inform logo

Comprises ABI/INFORM Global, Trade & Industry, and Dateline databases, with thousands of full-text articles on business and trade.

Academic Search Premier logo

Academic Search Premier - Full-text articles from academic journals, covering all major areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, language and linguistics.

Access Science logo

Access Science - Covering all major scientific disciplines and contnuously reviewed and updated, a collection of articles from McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology and McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology.

Newsbank logo

Advocate, Historical & Current - Search digitized news articles in The Advocate, Stamford Advocate, and Daily Advocate in historic and contemporary issues. (Covers 1829-present)

Ancestry library edition logo

Ancestry Library Edition - Comprehensive international genealogical database containing billions of names, with information taken from thousands of resources and collections.

Ben's Guide logo

Ben's Guide - Learn about Ben Franklin’s experiences as a printer, statesman, librarian and inventor.

AM Best logo

Best's Library Center - Find insurance companies and access in-depth analysis and commentary on insurance companies rated by AM Best. (Only available on-site at the Ferguson Library.)

BioDiversity Heritage Library logo

BioDiversity Heritage Library - Provides access to thousands of natural history books and archival documents about life on earth from the 15th to the 21st centuries.

Biography Reference Bank

Biography Reference Bank - Narrative profiles of almost a million individuals, taken from the H.W. Wilson Biographical Series and other authoritative reference works and from leading journals and magazines.

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States proquest

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States - For students and researchers, a select collection of primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history.

Books in Print logo

Books in Print - Search for currently published and forthcoming books and audiobooks, with summaries and professional reviews.

CareerConneCT Logo

CareerConneCT is for everyone. Whether you’re looking to get back into the workforce or get your first job, CareerConneCT offers reskilling and upskilling. Opportunities include short-term certificate training programs to job-seekers of all ages where you can earn industry-recognized credentials in as little as 5 to 12 weeks; and get connected to employers ready to hire you right away!

Census Bureau logo

Census Bureau - Comprehensive data from the U.S. Census, providing information on the nation's people and economy including the Decennial Census of Population and Housing and the American Community Survey.

Centers for Disease Control logo

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - Access to demographic and public health data, heath information for travelers, health surveillance tools as well as health news and links to other government information resources.

Library of Congress logo

Chronicling America - Identifies historic American newspapers published between 1690 and the present, and provides a selection of digitized newspaper pages. Includes issues of some Connecticut papers including the Bridgeport Evening Farmer, the Norwich Bulletin, and the Waterbury Democrat.

CIA World FactBook logo

CIA World FactBook - The World Factbook provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.