Research - Online Resources

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 by the database vendor.

These databases are available to non-residents if logged in from within the Scranton Library. For more help, call the Information Desk at (203) 245-7365 or e-mail




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


catalog that searches the Scranton and 23 other area libraries.

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

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

Over 2,100 nonfiction and fiction audiobooks that you can download to your computer for limited times. Apps are available for your iPhone, iPad, Android or Kindle Fire, too. Holds and checkout require a valid Connecticut library card number.
Toll-free user support line: 877-77-AUDIO (877-772-8346). Live support available Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST. 

Downloadable audiobooks and e-books that you can download with your Scranton library card.
Device Resource Center
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Find books, DVDs, music, magazines and more in reQuest, the state library catalog, from which you can search over 400 libraries in Connecticut.

Search library catalogs at the Scranton and beyond. Includes links to other public and academic library catalogs.

Scranton Selected Sites for Books and Literature

State Library - More Research Sites in Literature



This version of OneSearch automatically limits all searches to business and management-related information. There are nearly ten million full-text business articles accessible to iCONN OneSearch.

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.

Download legal forms specific to Connecticut.

An excellent resource for geographic and local business information, including identifying the primary industry of the business using Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes, sales volume, number of employees, nearby businesses, and business competitors. Conduct company research and create targeted business lists within an industry or geographical area. Job seekers can locate companies, business financials, and industry news.

See how it works: Take a video tour

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.

The Value Line Investment Survey

Do in-depth research on individual stocks. Includes small and mid-cap companies.


Scranton Selected Sites for Business

Scranton Selected Sites for Job Searching

State Library - More Sites for Job Searching



Auto repair manuals -- includes video.

The full-text, online version of Consumer Reports magazine.

Price antiques and collectibles you're buying or selling.



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.

Start a new course in any subject. Log in and register with your library card.

Provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals.

Full text for more than 500 high-quality educational journals.


Scranton Selected Sites for Education

State Library - Education Resources for K-12



Create an account/log in with library barcode

Direct link to iCONN to search multiple sources.

Quick Reference Sites




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

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

Information about Connecticut physicians. From the CT Dept. 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.

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

Topics include: Biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life sciences, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology & wildlife.


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

Scranton Selected Sites for Health and Science

Additional Resources in Health and Science from the CT State Library



Information and source material about the War Between the States from Connecticut and elsewhere.

Information and source material about the War Between the States from Connecticut and elsewhere.

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.
LibGuide help for Ancestry Library Edition

Offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies.

Offering the original profiles of Current Biography and World Authors series, and the periodical coverage of Biography Index.

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

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

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

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

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.

Full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and nonfiction books from leading history publishers.

Sites for Biography

Sites for Genealogy

Sites for History

Links to Historic Documents and Texts - 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, maps, and bound volumes of the Shore Line Times. 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.

1938 Hurricane Photos of Madison Shoreline from the Connecticut State Library

Charlotte L. Evarts Memorial Archives
A collection of historical resources dedicated to preserving the history of Madison.

Deacon John Graves House

Madison Historical Society


Learn conversation skills in different 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 both Basic and more extensive Complete courses, and includes an English as a Second Language component. Click on the Mango icon above to get started.

Mango support page



Download just about any legal form you could imagine from the Connecticut Legal Forms Library.

Exclusive online full text for many top consumer legal reference books, full-text publications and state-specific legal forms, with more content added on a regular basis.

Scranton Selected Sites for Law

State Library - More Resources in Law


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EBSCOHost provides advanced searching of all articles and e-books in iCONN.

Search all articles, e-books, digital collections and audiobooks in iCONN.

Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE Premier provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents and an Image Collection with photos, maps and flags.

Provides an elaborate array of titles to cornerstone academia, comprehensive content, including PDF backfiles to 1975 or further for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references for more than 1,060 titles.

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.

Tells you whether iCONN has a magazine, journal of newspaper in full text.

Favorite magazines for public libraries.


Full text newspapers and news resource pages courtesy of

Also see the Hartford Courant – Historical under History.

Additional Research Links in News and Newspapers from the Conn. State Library

**For a printed list of magazines and newspapers available at the Scranton Library, click here.