The following online resources are available to Madison residents. Just click on the icons or links. Access from home or office requires a valid, up-to-date Scranton Library card number, which you type in when prompted.
Our databases are available to non-residents if accessed from within the Scranton Library.
For more help call the Information Desk at (203) 245-7365.
You can also ask a reference question of Scranton Library staff by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the
CT State Library or the Internet Public Library.
>>Library Catalog and account info
- Books and Literature
- Health and Science
- History, Biography and Genealogy
- Magazines and Journals
BOOKS AND LITERATURE
The catalog that searches the Scranton and 35 other area libraries.
Millions of free, downloadable e-books in a variety of formats, playable on various devices, from the Connecticut Digital Library. Holds and checkout require a valid Connecticut public library card number.
Downloadable audiobooks and e-books that you can download with your Scranton library card.
>>Device Resource Center
Find books, DVDs, music, magazines and more in reQuest, the state library catalog, from which you can search over 400 libraries in Connecticut.
Other Literature Resources — Conn. State Library
Free résumé and cover letter templates; free personal résumé help; free live chat for assistance with interview techniques. Log into the site first with your library barcode; then create a username and password so you can log in and use the service.
Find real estate and credit records statewide, compiled weekly.
Other Job Seeking Sources — Conn. State Library
Create an IndieFlix account and log in to stream films from over 50 countries.
Provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. More than a million records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966.
Full text for more than 500 high-quality education journals including: Booklist, Education, Education Digest, Education Week, Education Leadership, High School Journal, Journal of Education, Journal of Educational Research, Phi Delta Kappan, Reading Teacher, School Library Journal, and many others.
Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals. Subjects include: Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, Teacher Education.
After you log in with your library barcode, create a username and password to enroll in courses.
Other Education Resources for K-12 — Conn. State Library
HEALTH AND SCIENCE
Information about Connecticut physicians. From the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
Scholarly, government and general interest titles include content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations, and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects.
Scholarly, government and general-interest titles include content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects.
For upper grades. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY AND GENEALOGY
Ancestry Library Edition includes billions of records from the U.S., U.K. and Canadian census and vital records, immigration and passport records, military histories and records, periodicals and books, photos, and more. Come to the library to use this resource, as this database is accessible from the Scranton Library computers only.
Offering the original profiles of Current Biography and World Authors series, the periodical coverage of Biography Index, and the specialist biographical content of Junior Authors & Illustrators. Search result limiters include occupation/activity, gender, place of origin, birth day or month, and lifespan.
For upper grades, secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research. Full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.
Other History Resources — Conn. State Library
Madison, Connecticut – History and Genealogy
The Scranton Memorial Library has a collection of historical resources related to Madison, such as annual reports, city directories, high school yearbooks, histories, and maps. The geographical scope of the collection also represents New Haven County and Connecticut. These histories, biographical dictionaries and military registers are often rich sources of information about Madison. The materials are for use in the library. Other books in the general collection are available to borrow. Please inquire at the Reference Desk or call 203-245-7365 and ask for reference.
Learn conversation skills in foreign languages with Mango, an online language-learning program.
Mango is helpful for people who are going to be visiting another country and would like to pick up some language and a culture lesson. It can also complement the language learning that you may be doing at school. Mango offers an English as a Second Language component for speakers of various languages.
♦Take Mango on the go with the app for iPhone or Android!
Exclusive online full text for many top consumer legal reference books, full-text publications and legal forms, with more content added on a regular basis. Thousands of state-specific legal forms – searchable by top subject areas including Adoption, Bankruptcy, Name Changes and more.
Other Law Resources from the Connecticut State Library
MAGAZINES & JOURNALS
A comprehensive Spanish-language database with 49,000 encyclopedia entries; 50,000 images; 2,500 health reports; a Spanish-English dictionary and full text for over 100 reference books and dozens of general-interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas.
180 popular magazines, and no due dates: keep them as long as you wish.
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Also see the Hartford Courant – Historical under History, Biography and Genealogy.
Other News resources from the Conn. State Library
**For a printed list of magazines and newspapers available at the Scranton Library, Click Here.