Access to many of these online resources requires a valid Scranton Memorial Library card number (barcode),
which you should type in when prompted.
Our databases are available to non-residents if accessed from within the Scranton Library.
- Arts and Entertainment
- Books and Literature
- Business and Finance
- Citizenship Resources
- Connecticut State Library Resources
- Consumer Information
- Education and Online Learning
- Genealogy and Local History
- General Reference
- Health and Medicine
- History and Government
- Jobs and Careers
- Magazines and Newspapers
- Math and Science
- ResearchIT CT
- Telephone Directory
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
♦Artcyclopedia: The Fine Art Search Engine♦
An index of artists.
Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers. Stream films from any computer, television, mobile device or platform.
♦Library of Congress: Performing Arts Encyclopedia♦
Music, Theater and Dance
♦Biography Reference Bank
Offers original profiles of Current Biography and World Authors series, the periodical coverage of Biography Index, and the content of Junior Authors and Illustrators.
♦Biography Reference Center
Contains the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines. Offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies.
Biographies of famous people — both living and not.
BOOKS AND LITERATURE
♦Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations
Quotations are searchable.
The Connecticut State Library Catalog.
Provides reviews, annotations and more for thousands of fiction titles.
Through the Connecticut State Library, you can download more audiobooks and e-books from RBdigital.
This collection includes audio from The Great Courses series.
>>Click for an instructional video
Search library catalogs all over the world. Includes links to other public and academic library catalogs.
BUSINESS AND FINANCE
Dateline, Global, and Trade & Industry (business publications and market information)
Search for facts and data about your community.
Historical stock prices.
Find detailed information (competitors, executives, and other officers) on over 14 million U.S. businesses, setting customized criteria for your searches.
Formerly Thomas Register® directory of manufacturers, products and brand names.
Comprehensive investment analysis on individual stocks.
♦U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services:
>>Citizenship Resource Center
>>Civics (History and Government) Questions for the Naturalization Test
>>Civics Flash Cards
>>Learn about the United States
>>Preguntas de educación cívica del Examen de Naturalización
>>Preparing for the Oath: U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship
>>Reading Vocabulary for the Naturalization Test (flash cards)
>>Tarjetas de Educación Cívica para el Examen de Naturalización
>>Writing Vocabulary for the Naturalization Test (flash cards)
CONNECTICUT STATE LIBRARY RESOURCES
Chat, phone or email your question to the Connecticut State Library staff.
♦CT State Library Digital Collections
Presents historical photographs, maps, manuscripts, oral histories and more from Connecticut libraries.
The CT State Library Catalog.
Free online access to digital resources with your library card.
♦Better Business Bureau
Search for accredited businesses.
Find out how charities rate and where your money goes.
♦Kelley Blue Book
Information about new and used automobiles, including prices and values.
Another car appraisal site, similar to Kelley Blue Book.
♦National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration
Investigate vehicle safety and find out about recalls.
♦U. S. Food and Drug Administration
Information to help protect consumers from health crises and fraud. Links to free publications.
Everything about government information and services.
EDUCATION AND ONLINE LEARNING
Take free courses online from top universities
(PENN, Johns Hopkins, UMICH, Stanford, UCSD, and Duke).
A free way to practice any language — anytime, anywhere.
More free online courses from top universities.
Information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. Links to full-text documents from ERIC (1966-present).
Free learning in the sciences and the humanities, with some courses in test preparation.
Learn conversation skills in foreign languages with Mango, an online language-learning program.
♦Professional Development Collection
Full text for education journals including Education Digest, Education Leadership, High School Journal, Journal of Education, Journal of Educational Research, and others.
♦Teacher Reference Center
Indexing and abstracts for peer-reviewed journals. Subjects include Assessment, Best Practices, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Literacy Standards, and School Administration.
♦Testing & Education Reference Center
Practice tests to help you prepare for the SAT, ACT, AP subject tests, PRAXIS, and more.
Also contains information on the college search process, civil service, and other licensing exams.
GENEALOGY AND LOCAL HISTORY
The Library has its own Local History collection, which includes Daniel Hand High School yearbooks, city directories, and books on the history of Madison. Feel free to stop by, call 203-245-7365 or email us for further information: email@example.com
The online resources below also provide a good starting point for genealogical and historical research on a local, state, or national level:
♦American Ancestors: Getting Started guide
Tips for starting your genealogy research from the New England Historic Genealogical Society
Includes U.S., U.K., and Canadian census and vital records, immigration and passport records, and more.
Accessible from the Scranton Library computers only.
>>Ancestry Libguide to help you get started
♦Madison, Connecticut History Links:
>>The Charlotte L. Evarts Memorial Archives
The largest collection of historical resources dedicated to preserving the history of Madison.
>>Deason John Grave House
581 Boston Post Road in Madison.
>Madison Historical Society
Located in the Alis-Bushnell House, 853 Boston Post Road in Madison.
♦researchIT CT and State Library Resources
Some of these resources are available outside of the library with a valid Connecticut public library card number.
This page includes links to popular and useful genealogy websites.
♦Academic Search Premier
Academic articles. Comprehensive content, including PDF backfiles to 1975 or further for well over 100 scholarly journals and searchable cited references for over 1,050 titles.
Search for facts and data about your community.
♦American Memory from the Library of Congress
Browse topics from advertising to women’s history. Includes recordings and films.
♦MasterFILE Premier provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents and an image collection with photos, maps, and flags.
♦Newspaper Source Plus
Cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) and international newspapers.
♦Old Farmer’s Almanac
The online version of “North America’s oldest continuously published periodical.”
A Spanish-language database with 49,000 encyclopedia entries; 50,000 images; 2,500 health reports; over 100 reference books and magazines, and a Spanish-English dictionary.
The science website of the U.S. government.
The popular encyclopedia, online.
HEALTH AND MEDICINE
♦2-1-1 Community Resources
Listings for health and human service providers. CT residents may dial 2-1-1 for assistance, 24/7.
Official State of Connecticut health insurance website.
♦Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The primary national public health institute of the United States designed to improve the health of all citizens.
♦Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Includes links to agencies in Connecticut that provide services to victims of domestic
♦Connecticut Consumer Health Information (UCONN Health)
Provided by the University of Connecticut Health Center’s Lyman Maynard Stowe Library. Research service for Connecticut residents with medical questions.
♦Connecticut Physician Profiles
Information about Connecticut physicians. From the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
♦Consumer Health Information in Many Languages
American Sign Language to Vietnamese (National Library of Medicine)
♦Mayo Clinic Health Information
Free, sound information about all health topics, presented in consumer-friendly language.
Developed by the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health for consumers needing health information.
♦PDR.net (Prescribers’ Desk Reference, formerly Physicians’ Desk Reference)
This resource is now available online only. You can also download an app for phones and tablets.
Millions of citations and abstracts in biomedicine and health. May include links to full text from PubMed Central and publisher websites.
♦American Memory from the Library of Congress
Browse topics from advertising to women’s history.
♦Biography of America
Teacher resources from Annenberg Learner.
♦Connecticut History Illustrated
An archive of digital primary sources related to Connecticut heritage and culture.
♦Federal and State Officials Serving the Town of Madison
♦Historical Newspapers of Connecticut
Courtesy of the Connecticut State Library
♦History Reference Center
Upper grades, secondary schools, public libraries, community colleges and undergraduate research. More than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.
JOBS AND CAREERS
Live job assistance, including nationwide and local job search engines, resumé critiques, and interview techniques. Experience a personalized career center integrated with virtual technology.
Register to see information about Connecticut jobs and employers.
♦Connecticut Department of Labor
Information about local CT Works career offices and how to file claims for unemployment insurance.
Professional social networking site.
♦Occupational Outlook Handbook
Job and career information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Find detailed information on over 14 million U.S. businesses, setting customized criteria for your searches.
Look for millions of jobs with a single search.
♦State of CT Jobs
Find out about state jobs and applicable examination dates.
Links to resources for workplace writers and hints on writing techniques to employ during the job search.
A free way to practice any language — anytime, anywhere, on most devices.
A catalog of online language resources.
Find an affordable tutor for one-on-one conversations.
Learn a new language with Mango, an interactive language-learning program complete with an on-the-go app.
Mango offers English as a Second Language lessons for speakers of various languages and provides the opportunity to study a foreign language through cinema with its Mango Premiere option.
Free legal help for people with low incomes.
Learn about the law, or find a lawyer.
Create accurate, reliable legal documents with Gale LegalForms, which offers Connecticut-specific “attorney forms” – officially approved forms actually used by law firms. Many of the forms and documents are available in Word and Adobe format.
♦Legal Information Institute (Cornell University)
“Open Access to Law Since 1992.”
♦Legal Information Reference Center
Full text for top consumer legal reference books, publications, and legal forms. Thousands of state-specific legal forms – searchable by top subject areas.
♦State of Connecticut Judicial Branch – Law Library Services
Research a subject yourself, or send a question to a law librarian.
>>Legal Publications and Videos
♦Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut
Free legal advice and resources for people with low incomes.
MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS
Search Consumer Reports articles through EBSCO’s MasterFILE Premier
database from researchIT CT.
♦Connecticut Digital Collections
Several collections that can be searched individually or all at once. Includes books, letters, newspapers, and photos.
Find out it researchIT CT has a newspaper, magazine or journal you want in full text.
Full text for thousands of general interest publications.
♦Newspaper Source Plus
Provides full text for more than ver 1,000 newspapers.
A selection of favorite magazines for public libraries, from The Atlantic to Wired.
The RBdigital app delivers your favorite titles right to your smartphone or tablet including digital magazines, audiobooks, ebooks, and more. Download now to listen, read, learn, and enjoy!
A comprehensive Spanish-language database that includes general interest magazines in a broad array
of subject areas.
♦researchIT CT Newsstream [Christian Science Monitor; Hartford Courant; Hartford Courant (historical); Los Angeles Times; New York Times; Wall Street Journal; Washington Post]
MATH AND SCIENCE
♦Figure This — Math Challenges for Families
(From the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)
Scholarly, government and general-interest titles include content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments.
♦NOAA Weather Forecast
♦Science, Engineering and Medicine e-books from the National Academies Press
E-books are free. Print copies are available for purchase.
♦Science Reference Center
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.
“Your gateway to U.S. Federal Science”
♦Connecticut Department of Revenue Services
Your first and final stop for all things pertaining to taxes Connecticut.
♦IRS Forms and Publications (Federal)
A gateway to the IRS in general, this is the page most people want.
♦IRS Taxpayer Bill of Rights
Read up on this if you need to deal extensively with the IRS.
Includes business and white pages for the entire United States.