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Search for books and ebooks by title, author, series, genre.

EBooks are available for everyone to read online and/or check out. Students need to create an account to access the EBooks.

Create your own eBook account. Many English books are available in ebook format.

Databases: High Quality Academic Sources @ Your Fingertips 24/7

We subscribe to several databases for research. Preview them in the table below. Follow the direct links. For more information tools, look at the rest of the library pages.

Ask for help! Pick up a brochure updated yearly with a list of databases, links, username & passwords. The same information is available on Google Drive and Google Classroom in the Research class.

ABC-CLIO for Social Studies & Current Events & Health

American Government

American History

Health and Wellness

Issues

World History: The Modern Era

Access the main login screen to log in to any of these databases.

PROQUEST - Controversial Issues, eLibrary & Historical Newspapers

eLibrary
eLibrary is a terrific place to begin researching for any assignment.
Research Topics deliver the essential elements on a vast array of people, places, historical events and eras, literary genres, current events, broad curricular themes and much more.

It includes primary and scholarly sources, magazines, newspapers, transcripts and digitized reference book content, images, maps, websites, and videos.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers

 

INFOBASE for English & History

Blooms Literature

Bloom’s Literature is a comprehensive resource for the English class. Edited and curated by Yale University professor Harold Bloom, this database includes thousands of critical essays and discussion questions, plus author biographies and character analyses, full-length poems, the full text of hundreds of reference books, full-length videos of classic plays and films, and more.

 

American History

American History is an indispensable resource for student research. Spanning our nation’s history—from prehistory to the present day—American History was developed and curated by leading editors and scholars in the study of American history. It is composed of a variety of learning assets, including articles, images, primary source documents, timelines, videos, and slideshows.

 

African American History

African American History covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History offers a fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture. Users can start their investigation of a topic with a video or slideshow overview, use the key content called out on the homepage to find an entryway into the database, or dig deep into an era through the Topic Centers.

 

Issues and Controversies

Issues & Controversies helps student researchers understand today’s crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. Presented in a balanced, pro/con format, all articles provide essential context, supported by statistics, timelines, and primary sources. Many issues feature original videos and educator resources as well as live debates, newspaper editorials, audio content, and breaking news.

 

 

CT Digital Reference Library

ResearchIt-ResearchIt is the State of Connecticut digital reference library of top quality databases. Explore lists for elementary, middle and high schools, magazines and newspaper sources.

Southington Public Library & More

Southington Library and Museum-The Southington Public Library offers many interesting programs and helpful links. Check out the Virtual Library, online courses, language instruction and more. Visit their page for upcoming events, check in/out books, and more.

 

Teen Reads-Looking for something to read? Check out all the latest and popular teen reads. While you are visiting the site, celebrate their 20th birthday by reading about exciting events planned.

 

Teens Top 10 at YALSA - Looking for popular young adult reading ideas? YALSA is part of the American Library Association.