Research

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.  FAX: 203-245-7821
You can also ask a reference question of Scranton Library staff by email: info@scrantonlibrary.org or contact the
CT State Library.

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>>Library Catalog and account info



BOOKS, LITERATURE, WRITING

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Biblioboard Library provides easy access to thousands of e-Books and primary source materials through the Internet and on tablet devices. If you are an author or artist, Biblioboard allows you to submit your works to
SELF-e, our virtual collection for all to read, and be considered for inclusion in the public library e-book discovery service of Library Journal. It’s free!

BookLetters
Sign up for newsletter emails highlighting new titles in various genres.

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The catalog that searches the Scranton and 35 other area libraries.

LRC100
A comprehensive literature database that offers full text analyses and brief plot summaries of the most studied works in literature.

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Provides reviews, annotations and more for thousands of fiction titles.

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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. 

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Downloadable audiobooks and e-books that you can download with your Scranton library card.
>>Device Resource Center

Worldcat
Search library catalogs all over the world. Includes links to other public and academic library catalogs.


BUSINESS/FINANCE/JOBS


iCONN OneSearch for Public Libraries — Business Profile.


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.

♦Commercial Record♦
Find real estate and credit records statewide, compiled weekly. This database is accessible from within the Library only.  Please see a librarian for assistance.


Download legal forms specifically for Connecticut.

Morningstar
Extensive investment information and analysis helps you research mutual funds, stocks and Exchange Traded Funds.
>>Login from library
>>Login from outside the library


ReferenceUSA
Find detailed information on over 14 million U.S. businesses, setting customized criteria for your searches.

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Use this site to take timed sample education and job tests, including the GMAT, real estate tests and more. Also contains information on career guidance.

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Comprehensive investment analysis on individual stocks.


CONSUMER/ENTERTAINMENT

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Auto repair manuals — includes videos.

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Ratings on everything from appliances to electronics to cars.

IndieFlix
Create an IndieFlix account and log in to stream films from over 50 countries.

PriceIt
Find out what your stuff is worth with this database of antiques and collectibles. Powered by WorthPoint.


EDUCATION

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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.

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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.

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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.

Testing and Educational Reference Center
The place to go to prepare for the SAT, ACT, AP subject tests, PRAXIS tests and lots more. Also contains information on the college search process, civil service exams,
and career guidance.

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After you log in with your library barcode, create a username and password to enroll in courses.


HEALTH AND SCIENCE

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Listings for health and human service providers. CT residents may dial 2-1-1 for assistance, 24/7.

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Provided by the University of Connecticut Health Center’s Lyman Maynard Stowe Library. Research service for Connecticut residents with medical questions.

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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.


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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.


Developed by the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health for consumers needing health information.

PubMed
Millions of citations and abstracts in biomedicine and health. May include links to full text from PubMed Central and publisher websites.

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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.

>>Science, Engineering and Medicine e-books from the National Academies Press


HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY AND GENEALOGY

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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.

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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.

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Contains many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines. Offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies.

CTDigitalColl
Presents historical photographs, maps, manuscripts, oral histories and more from Connecticut libraries, museums and historical societies.

CTHistory
Stories about the people, traditions, innovations, and events that make up the rich history of the Nutmeg State, with weekly updates.

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Search the earliest years of the Courant for articles and images that relate Connecticut and national history.


Research family history and American culture using U.S. federal census records and the UMI Genealogy and Local History.

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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.


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.

>>Charlotte L. Evarts Memorial Archives
A collection of historical resources dedicated to preserving the history of Madison.
Email: evartsarchives@aol.com

 

>>Deacon John Grave House

>>Madison Historical Society


LANGUAGES

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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!

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♦Enjoy Mango’s new feature: Mango Premiere™, the first and only language-learning resource to teach through film.

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♦Learn English with Mango.

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>>Click to get started

>>Mango support page


LAW

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Download just about any legal form you could imagine.

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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. 


MAGAZINES & JOURNALS

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Academic articles. Comprehensive content, including PDF backfiles to 1975 or further for well over 100 journals and searchable cited references for more than 1,050 titles.

EJournalFinder
Use this to find out if iCONN has the full-text publication you want.

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Designed especially for public libraries, MasterFILE Premier provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents and an image collection with photos, maps & flags.

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Favorite magazines for public libraries.

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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.

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180 popular magazines, and no due dates: keep them as long as you wish.
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NEWS

Full text newspapers and news resource pages courtesy of

  • researchIT CT Newsstand
    (Christian Science Monitor; Hartford Courant; Los Angeles Times; New York Times; Wall Street Journal; Washington Post)
  • NewspaperSource
    Selected full text for regional U.S. and international newspapers.

Also see the Hartford Courant – Historical under History, Biography and Genealogy.