Databases

PLEASE NOTE: If you are trying to use or access the library databases remotely, please have your Enfield Library card number ready.

Due to state budget cuts, some databases and resources may no longer be available. For more information on how to support your libraries and/or how to access other resources please call the reference desk at (860) 763.7511

Auto Repair

Auto Repair Reference Center **no longer available as of 7/1/2017**

AARC is the most comprehensive collection of automobile repair reference information and contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content in ARRC has been created by ASE certified technicians.

ChiltonLibrary

Video Tutoral
When it comes to auto repair, “DIY-ers,” students and automotive enthusiasts have trusted Chilton repair manuals for years. Now these authoritative manuals are available in a simple-to-use, online resource that’s available 24/7 where ever there’s an internet connection. ChiltonLibrary helps DIYers save time and money with their auto repairs for both domestic and import vehicles. 

Small Engine Repair Reference Center **No longer available as of 7/1/17**

The SERRC contains repair information for ATVs, boats, motorcycles, power equipment and more!

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Business & Law

ABI/Inform **may be unavailable due to budget cuts**

The database features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world.

Gale Directory Library

For business researchers, Gale Directory Library is the essential tool for research and marketing alike. A treasure trove of 51 trusted directories on companies, publishers, associations, and more—sources that cannot be found elsewhere on the Internet.  With expanded data and state-of-the-art search and export features, data sorting, filtering and exporting is easy.

Hoover's Company Profiles

This database contains proprietary information about more than 40,000 public and non-public companies and 225,000 key executives. Hoover's, widely recognized as a leader in company data, delivers in depth industry analyses, information on a company's location, summary financials, top competitors, top officers and more.

Legal Information Reference Center

Providing online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, with more than 310 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. Many of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. This database offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues including business law, financial planning, family law, real estate and rights and disputes.  Includes access to electronic law books and legal forms by state.

Reference USA

This business database contains comprehensive information on 14 million businesses and includes the listings from more than 5,000 residential telephone directories.

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Career and Jobs

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Provides users with complete job descriptions and industry overviews for 3,000+ jobs. Use career assessment tools to evaluate strengths and weaknesses. Resume and interviewing tips and tricks. Also contains college planning, help with choosing a major, and financial aid resources.

Job Now: Live Employment Assistance

Live, anytime, anywhere job assistance, including up-to-date nation-wide and local job search engines, professional resume critique and proven interview techniques. Experience personalized career center seamlessly integrated with advanced virtual technology to help job seekers of diverse backgrounds and needs.

Learning Express Library

LearningExpress Library provides the most comprehensive selection of educational resources—including more than 1,000 tutorials, practice exams, and eBooks—for basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation, and career advancement

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Education

 

ERIC

ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

Explora Educator's Edition

Highlights content relevant to teachers, including lessons plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources.

 

LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY

LearningExpress Library provides the most comprehensive selection of educational resources—including more than 1,000 tutorials, practice exams, and eBooks—for basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation, and career advancement.

Professional Development Collection

a highly specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians and education researchers. 

Teacher Reference Center

Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

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eReference Books

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Enfield's customized collection of more than 100 online reference books in arts, biography, business, education, environment, health, history, law, literature, medicine, nation and world, religion, science, social science, and technology.

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Genealogy & Family History

Ancestry - Library Edition ** Library use only **

For Genealogists of all levels, Ancestry Library Edition provides users with access to the premier genealogy database. Access includes use of the U.S. Census, Immigration and Naturalization Records, as well as UL census information.

Heritage Quest

Genealogical database with over 25,000 family histories, complete U.S. Census records between 1790-1940, and information on American culture. A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

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General

EBSCOHost for Public LIbraries

A powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers.

MainFILE

A multi-disciplinary database providing full text and indexing and abstracting for more than 12,000 total publications. Coverage encompasses all aspects of academic study and general interest subject areas. In addition, the database also offers over 440,000 photos, maps and flags and more than 17,500 company profiles. MainFile is updated daily on EBSCOhost.

MasterFILE Premier

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

Proquest

Business, history and newspaper database.

ResearchIT CT

Directory of resources provided by the Connecticut State Library for Connecticut residents.

Researchit CT OneSearch

Connecticut's Research Engine powered by EBSCO to in an easy-to-use and powerful search engine.

TopicSearch

Contains full text for over 150,961 articles from 475 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, EBSCO's unparalleled collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

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Health & Medicine

CT e-license Online

Look up license, permit, certification or registration information on professionals registered in the state of Connecticut. Recommended for looking up physicians.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

The richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.

MedlinePlus

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

PubMed

PubMed comprises over 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed is a free resource that is developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, located at the National Institutes of Health.

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History & Biography

Biography Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson)

Combines the in-depth, original profiles of Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated, plus the thorough periodicals coverage of Biography Index, full-text articles, page images, and abstracts from the complete range of Wilson databases (including biographical profiles, feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches, or obituaries). Biography Reference Bank covers over 600,000 people with links to over 300,000 related full-text articles, as well as abstracts and images from thousands of periodicals and over 35,000 images.

Biography Reference Center  

A comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies.

History Reference Center

Learn about U.S. and World History. Access more than 113,000 historical photos and maps; 77,000 biographies of historical figures; 57,000 historical documents; 1,620 reference books from leading history publishers; 150 history periodicals and 80 hours of historical video.

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Investment & Personal Finance

Consumer Reports

KIPLINGER'S PERSONAL FINANCE

MONEY MAGAZINE

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Morningstar provides data and analysis on over 41,000 investments. It also contains screening tools for stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs, articles and videos on investing and personal finance, saving calculators, and more.

Value Line

Access financial information for over 6,000 stocks. Invest with confidence using statistical analysis, graphic indicators, and projection tools.

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Language Learning

Little Pim-Language Learning For Kids

In partnership with Mango Languages, Little PIM offers children a quality online language learning tool that features an animated Panda to make learning a foreign language fun and easy.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages is an online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language. By listening to and repeating after material designed from native conversations, you'll not only learn the individual words and phrases, you'll know how they're used in practical situations and conversations.

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Magazines & Journals

Popular Magazines

From ResearchIt CT, an offering of popular digital magazines including: The Atlantic, Bonjour, The New Yorker, People, Popular Mechanics, Ebony, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Saturday Evening Post, Good Housekeeping, Time, Men's Health and more!

CONSUMER REPORTS

KIPLINGER'S PERSONAL FINANCE

MONEY MAGAZINE

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Newspapers

Christian Science Monitor (1988-Present) **May be unavailable due to state budget cuts**

NATIONAL NEWSPAPER CORE

Local, regional and national news coverage - newspapers. Including: Christian Science Monitor, Hartford Courant, LA Times, New York Times, NYT Book Reivew, Wall Street Journal, WSJ Magazine and Washington Post.

Newspaper Source Plus

Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.

Enfield Press (1880-1922)

Hartford Courant

1764-1922 **May be unavailable due to state budget cuts**
1923-1991
1992-Present **May be unavailable due to state budget cuts**

LA Times (1985-present) **May be unavailable due to state budget cuts**

New York Times (1980 - present) **May be unavailable due to state budget cuts**

WALL STREET JOURNAL (1984 - present) **May be unavailable due to state budget cuts**

wASHINGTON pOST (1987 - PRESENT) **May be unavailable due to state budget cuts**

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People & Places

REFERENCE USA

This business database contains comprehensive information on 14 million businesses and includes the listings from more than 5,000 residential telephone directories.

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En Español

EBSCOHost Espanol

REFERENCIA LATINA

Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

MANGO LANGUAGES

¿Estás aprendiendo Inglés? Tome cursos de aprendizaje de idiomas en el equipo. Configurar un perfil para relizar un seguimiento de su progreso.

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Science

GreenFILE

Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as, Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

SCIENCE REFERENCE CENTER  

Focuses on key concepts taught in school classrooms including applied science, earth science, life science, physical science, scientists and space science.

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Student Resources

ACADEMIC SEARCH PREMIER

Provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over 100 journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

BOOK COLLECTION NONFICTION: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 1,290 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on animals, weather, holidays, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, civics and more.

BOOK COLLECTION NONFICTION: MIDDLE SCHOOL

Contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more.

BOOK COLLECTION NONFICTION: HIGH SCHOOL

A rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 2,440 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.

Explora for Elementary School

The most complete collection of full-text reference resources available for elementary schools. It consists of four database designed to promote both student and educator success.

Explora for Middle School

Consisting of six databases, this collection offers the most complete collection of full-text reference resources available for middle schools. The databases are designed to promote both student and educator success.

Explora for High School

This package offers the most comprehensive collection of full-text reference resources available for high schools. Consisting of six databases to support classroom success, it is designed not only for students, but also for the research needs of educators.

LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY

Learning Express Library provides the most comprehensive selection of educational resources—including more than 1,000 tutorials, practice exams, and eBooks—for basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation, and career advancement.

OneSearch for Elementary Schools

OneSearch for elementary schools searches simultaneously all content in researchIT CT considered to be most useful to elementary school students of Connecticut, using one search interface and a unified index of all content.

OneSearch for Middle Schools

OneSearch for middle schools searches simultaneously all content in researchIT CT considered to be most useful to middle school students of Connecticut, using one search interface and a unified index of all content.

OneSearch for High Schools

OneSearch for high schools searches simultaneously all content in researchIT CT considered to be most useful to high school students of Connecticut, using one search interface and a unified index of all content.

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Test Prep

LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY

Learning Express Library provides the most comprehensive selection of educational resources—including more than 1,000 tutorials, practice exams, and eBooks—for basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation, and career advancement. Including ACT, SAT, AP, PSAT, TOEFL, US Citizens, ASVAB and more practice tests and preparations.

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Databases (Alphabetical)

ABI/Inform
Academic Search Premier
Ancestry - Library Edition ** Library Only **
Auto Repair Reference Center
Biography Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson)
Biography Reference Center  
Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School
Book Collection Nonfiction: High School
Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School
ChiltonLibrary
Christian Science Monitor (1988-Present)
Consumer Reports
CT E-License Online
EBSCOhost Espanol
EBSCOhost For Public Libraries
Enfield Press (1880-1922)
ERIC
Explora Educator's Edition
Explora For Elementary School
Explora For High School
Explora For Middle School
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
Gale Directory Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library
GreenFILE
Hartford Courant
1764-1922
1923-1991
1992-Present
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Heritage Quest
History Reference Center
Hoover's Company Profiles
Job Now: Live Employment Assistance
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
La Times (1985-Present)
Learning Express Library
Legal Information Reference Center
Little Pim-Language Learning For Kids
MainFILE
Mango Languages
MasterFILE Premier
Medlinep{lus
Money Magazine
Morningstar Investment Research Center
National Newspaper Core
New York Times (1980 - Present)
Newspaper Source Plus
Onesearch For Elementary Schools
Onesearch For High Schools
Onesearch For Middle Schools
Popular Magazines
Professional Development Collection
Proquest
PubMed
Reference USA
Referencia Latina
ResearchIt CT
ResearchIt CT Onesearch
Science Reference Center
Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Teacher Reference Center
TopicSearch
Value Line
Wall Street Journal (1984 - Present)
Washington Post (1987 - Present)