Newsbank: America’s News

Read and search through the latest newspapers from around the country, many in full color and image!

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2-1-1 connects callers, at no cost, to critical health and human services
in their community.

Featuring over 200 city guides, custom PDF reports and smartphone friendly!

Contains more than 7,000 traditional recipes from 174 countries.

Get expert product reviews and ratings.

Free DMV practice tests and online driver’s manuals from every state.

Job coaching, resume assistance, and much more, with a real person!

Hundreds of free practice exams and tutorials for school subjects, job-specific tests, and more.

Information from thousands of newspapers, periodicals, government documents, and other publications including the Waterbury Republican.

Digital Editions of Library Reference Books. Includes The American Book of Days, Speeches of American Presidents, Famous First Facts, and more.

ResearchIT CT

Find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles for Connecticut public libraries and their users. ResearchIT CT also offers access to databases and a collection of downloadable eAudios and eBooks for Connecticut residents with valid CT public library card numbers.

ResearchIT CT Databases Databases from the Connecticut State Library for any Connecticut Resident with a valid Library Card.

Connecticut Statewide Library Catalog from the Connecticut State Library for any Connecticut Resident with a valid Library Card.

ReferenceUSA provides data on businesses, consumers, healthcare providers, new movers & homeowners, as well as historical business information.

Magazine Indexes

Academic Search Premier 1980-present
Comprehensive multidisciplinary content with full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources.

MAS Ultra – School Edition
This periodical database is designed for high school students, providing access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines.


ResearchIT CT Newsstand Search all ResearchIT CT newspaper databases

Hartford Courant Historical 1764-1922
Hartford Courant 1992-current

Los Angeles Times 1985-current
New York Times 1985-current
Wall Street Journal 1984-current


Connecticut State Library This resource is available for remote access (outside of the library) with a valid CT public library card number

NewsBank HeritageHub Also available for remote access with a valid Wolcott Public Library card number

Health and Science

Medline Plus Trusted Health information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

PubMed More than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites.

Healthnet The University of Connecticut Health Center Library’s consumer health information program for Connecticut residents and public libraries


Encyclopedia Britannica
Comprehensive information regarding important dates in history and other categories.

Legal Information Reference Center
Legal Information on various topics including: Accident Claims, Bankruptcy, Buying/Selling a House, Divorce, Getting a Green Card, Human Resources, Living Trusts, Patents, Personal Injury, and Wills.

Merriam Webster
Dictionary by Merriam Webster that also features a combined thesaurus, games, and historical meanings.

World Data Analyst
International Development, poverty & sustainability information from an international group with over 180 members from 170 countries.

World Book
A comprehensive reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases in a single search.

  • World Book Advanced
    A powerful reference tool that includes full encyclopedic and multimedia databases supplemented with online books, primary sources, special reports, and more.
  • World Book Timelines
    Hundreds of pre-generated timelines across eight broad topics, which cover various time periods in history or span the life of historical public figures. Users can create their own timelines from scratch, adding events, descriptions, and media.

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