ResearchIt Database

ResearchIt Resources for High School Libraries

All other links will bring the user directly to the webpage within ResearchIt. Reminder, to access ResearchIt when not at school, the researcher needs a valid public library card number.

To access resources for elementary and middle schools, use the first landing page on the main ResearchIt webpage and select the school level listed on the left side of the page. Many researchers select different school levels for topics that are more challenging to build understanding and background knowledge.

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Magazines and Journals

Academic Search Premier

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


Allows users to select all or some
of the databases that they wish to
use for searching. The databases
may also be opened individually
by clicking on the icons in the far
left column of this page.


Simple search that quickly
delivers relevant results including
articles, essays, and primary
source documents to help
students feel successful in their
categories organized by popular
topic to give students research ideas.
Topic overviews that provide
students with a starting point
for research.
60,000 top videos
from the Associated Press,
the world’s leading news agency

E-Journal Finder

Find magazines, journals, newspapers
by title or ISSN using this database.


EBSCO’s MainFile is a multi-disciplinary
database providing full text and
indexing & 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 & flags and more than
17,500 company profiles.
is updated daily on EBSCOhost.

Mas Ultra School Edition

Designed specifically for high school libraries.
This database contains full text for nearly 500
popular, high school magazines.
MAS Ultra –
School Edition
also provides more than 360
full text reference books, 85,670 biographies,
over 107,000 primary source documents, and
an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos,
maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.


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 EBSCO

Referencia LatinaA comprehensive Spanish-language
resource offering 49,000 encyclopedia
entries, 50,000 images, 2,500 health
reports, a Spanish-English dictionary
and the full text of over 100 hundred
reference books and dozens of general
interest magazines in a broad array of
subject areas. Its intuitive, theme-based
Spanish-language interface is designed
to make content readily accessible to
Spanish speakers with limited online
research experience. Daily updates
ensure availability of the most current
articles from a dozen prominent
newspapers from 10
Latin American countries.

Popular Magazines Database contains many popular
magazines including National
Geographic, Consumer Reports,
Current Health for Teens,
Popular Mechanics and more.

Topic SearchTOPICsearch 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.

E-Reference Books & Reading

Book Collection: Nonfiction High School Edition*

Book Collection Nonfiction: High
School Edition
is 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.

Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle
School Edition
is a rich research
database for school and public
libraries. It 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.

Free Reader Advisory Services

OneClick Digital (audiobooks)

ICONN's downloadable
audio books for all readers.
Site offers training on how
to use the resources for
public libraries, students,
and other patrons on specific dates.

Newspapers & Images

ICONN Newsstand
National Newspapers Core
Christian Science Monitor
Hartford Courant (1992-present)
Hartford Courant Historical (1764-1922)
Los Angeles Times (1985-present)
New York Times (1985- present)
Wall Street Journal (1984-present)
Washington Post (1987-present)

A collection of the most accessed
newspapers that students, parents
and others may use for research
and/current events. Click on the
links in the middle column
of the table to access the newspapers.

Newspaper Source Plus

Provides more than 1,000 full-text
newspapers, providing more than
39 million full-text articles. This
database contains comprehensive
full text for major newspapers.
Videos and podcasts are coming soon.


Legal Information Reference Center

Providing exclusive online full
text for many of the top consumer
legal reference books,
Legal Information
Reference Center
contains more than
225 full-text publications and thousands
of legal forms, with more content being
added on a regular basis. A majority
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.

Health & Science

CT Consumer Health Information

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


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.

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes
of Health's Web site for patients
and their families and friends.
Produced by the National Library
of Medicine, 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.

Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center is a
comprehensive research database
that provides easy access to a
multitude of full text science-oriented
content. This database contains full
text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias,
reference books, periodicals, etc.
Topics covered include: biology, chemistry,
earth & space science, environmental
science, health & medicine, history of
science, life science, physics, science &
society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

History & Biography

Remembering World War One

Includes links to both Connecticut
and National World War 1 resources
for students, teachers, parents and
interested parties. Remembering
World War One: Sharing History/
Preserving Memories is a two-year
project that will support an immersive
intergenerational and cross-cultural
commemoration of the World War
One Centenary, which presents an
unprecedented opportunity to
harness local history around the War.

Biography Reference Bank

Wilson’s largest biography database
has combined 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). With links
to every article focused on any
individual in nearly every WilsonWeb
database, Biography Reference
Bank offers a breadth and depth
of information you’ll find in no
other biography database.
It covers over 500,000 people
and includes over 36,000 images!

Biography Reference Center

Containing many of the top-ranked
biographical reference collections
and magazines, this database offers
a comprehensive collection of full-text
biographies, as well as thousands of
unique narrative biographies. This
resource provides superior coverage
for several of the most popular and
heavily-researched biographies and
genres, including those contained
Biography Today and Biography
(both dating back to the first issue published).

Connecticut Digital Collections

Connecticut Digital Collections
contains four databases listed
below. Patrons may search
all or one of the databases at
any one time. Connecticut History Online (CHO)
is a digital collection of over
15,000 digital primary sources.


Connecticut State (requires individual account creation)

Hartford Courant (1764-1922)

History Reference Center

History Reference Center offers
full text from more than 1,620
reference books, encyclopedias
and non-fiction books, cover to
cover full text for more than 150
leading history periodicals, nearly
57,000 historical documents,
more than 78,000 biographies
of historical figures, more than
113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.
Available from September-October

Available from September-October 15

Resources for Teachers


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.

Professional Development Collection

Designed for professional educators,
this database provides a highly specialized
collection of nearly 520 high quality
education journals, including more
than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This
database also contains more than
200 educational reports.
Development Collection
is the most
comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.

Teacher Reference Center

Teacher Reference Center provides
indexing and abstracts for 280
of the most popular teacher and
administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.