Online Databases

Some of these databases will require your library card number for access.

iConn – Connecticut’s premier search engine. It includes Infotrac, Student Research Center, Medline and more. Please note: The Statewide Library Catalog (reQuest), including the reQuest Interlibrary Loan service, will not be available after June 30, 2015. A new system will be brought online in Fall 2015.

Ebsco from home   Ebsco from the Library – History, Science and Literary Resources Centers plus the Greenfile environmental database. Ebsco provides easy access to Novelist and Auto Repair Reference Center.

JobNow: Experienced personalized career center seamlessly integrated with advanced virtual technology to help job seekers of diverse backgrounds and needs.

Auto Repair Reference Center: A very handy tool with lots of information. You first go to Ebsco then choose Auto Repair Reference Center and start working on your car.

ReferenceUSA – Access to information about 20 million business and over 200 million consumers. To start searching choose a database.

Learning Express Library 3.0 – Over 1,000 online practice tests and interactive skill-building tutorials are available including practice for the GED, SAT, GRE, LSAT and many, many more.

Health and Wellness Resource Center –  Our newest database offers 24/7 access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, newspapers, reference works, multimedia and much more.

Health Reference Center Academic – This database provides access to articles on fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, occupational health and safety, alcohol and drug abuse, HMOs, prescription drugs, etc. – This  popular and helpful genealogy site is available for in-library use only. For genealogy web sites you can access from home click on the Genealogy Links tab above.

Proquest Historical Newspapers – Full text and image newspapers dating back to the 19th century.

Captain Andrew Upson’s Civil War Letters: These letters are from the collection at the Barnes Museum and follow Captain Upson’s Civil War experience from his first night in camp to his death following an ambush in Tennessee. They are beautifully written.

Historic Southington Newspapers: A very large collection of Southington’s historic newspapers including The Observer, The Phoenix and The Southington News.

The Southington Observer Archives (August 2009 to present)