To use our subscription resources from outside the library, you must have a valid Scranton Memorial Library card number, which you should type in when prompted. You may log in to the state library databases with a valid library card from any Connecticut library.

Scranton Library subscription databases are available to non-residents if used within our library.

If you have questions, call the Information Desk at (203) 245-7365. Or send an email to


Search the LION catalog.


Find articles from academic journals, popular magazines, and newspapers.

>>Browse by subject
>>Resources A-Z
>>Find an online journal or magazine by title



Help deciding what to read next.

♦findIT CT
The Connecticut State Library Catalog.

LION Catalog, which searches the Scranton and more than 30 other area libraries.

Downloadable audiobooks and e-books through the LION system with your library card.
>>Device Resource Center

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


Dateline, Global, and Trade & Industry (business publications and market information)

Business Market Research Collection
Conduct company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research.

Reference USA
Find detailed information (competitors, executives, and other officers) on over 14 million U.S. businesses, setting customized criteria for your searches.

♦researchIT CT — OneSearch for Public Libraries — Business Profile

Comprehensive investment analysis on individual stocks.


♦CSL Contact
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.

♦FindIT CT
The CT State Library Catalog.

♦researchIT CT
Free online access to digital resources with your library card.


♦Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
The first step to prevent and investigate fraud.

♦Consumer Reports
Ratings on everything, including appliances, electronics, and cars.

♦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.


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).

♦Mango Languages
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.

♦State of Connecticut Office of Higher Education

♦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.


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:

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

♦ Library Edition
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

♦Connecticut Digital Collections
Several collections that can be searched individually or all at once.
Includes books, letters, newspapers, and photos.

Genealogical records provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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.

♦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.

♦Referencia Latina
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.


♦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)

Developed by the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health for consumers needing health information. (Prescribers’ Desk Reference, formerly Physicians’ Desk Reference)
This resource is now available online only. You can also download an app for phones and tablets.


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.

♦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.

♦State of Connecticut
>>Online Voter Registration System

♦Town of Madison
>>Federal and State Officials Serving the Town of Madison


“Nonpartisan government data” project created by Steve Ballmer.


♦AARP Job Search

Let JobNow be your personal career center. Get live job assistance, including résumé critiques and interview techniques.

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.

Online classifieds.

Professional social networking site.

♦Occupational Outlook Handbook
Job and career information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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

State of CT Jobs
Find out about state jobs and applicable examination dates.

For freelancers.

♦Workplace Writers
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.

♦iLove Languages
A catalog of online language resources.

Find an affordable tutor for one-on-one conversations.

Mango Languages
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 Movies option.

>>Click to get started with Mango

>>Mango support page

♦Middletown Adult Education — ESL & Citizenship


Free legal help.

♦Connecticut General Statutes

Learn about the law, or find a lawyer.

♦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.

♦Library of Congress: Guide to Law Online

♦Martindale-Hubbell Attorney Directory

Quick References for Connecticut Legal Questions

Quick References for Federal Legal Questions

♦State of Connecticut Judicial Branch – Law Library Services
Research a subject yourself, or send a question to a law librarian.
>>Legal Publications and Videos
>>Research Guides

♦Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut
Free legal advice and resources.


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.

Consumer Reports
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.

♦E-Journal Finder
Looking for a specific magazine or journal? Find out if researchIT CT has a newspaper, magazine or journal you want in full text.

♦MasterFILE Premier
Full text for thousands of general interest publications.

♦Newspaper Source Plus
Provides full text for more than ver 1,000 newspapers.

Popular Magazines
A selection of favorite magazines for public libraries, from The Atlantic to Wired.

Print Magazines at the Library:

  • Barron’s
  • Hartford Courant
  • New Haven Register
  • New York Times
  • ShoreLIne Times
  • Source
  • USA Today
  • Wall Street Journal

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!

Referencia Latina
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]

♦U.S. Major Dailies (1980-present)


♦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”



♦Eldercare Locator (U.S. Administration on Aging)


>>Nutrition for Seniors
>>Exercise for Seniors

>>Seniors’ Health

♦National Council on Aging

♦National Institute on Aging (NIH)

♦Road Scholar

♦Social Security Administration


♦AARP Tax-Aide Site Locator

♦Connecticut Department of Revenue Services

♦IRS Forms and Publications (Federal)

♦IRS Interactive Tax Assistant

♦IRS Tax Withholding Estimator

♦IRS Taxpayer Bill of Rights


Reference USA
Includes business and white pages for the entire United States.