Databases

Access our databases in the library or from home. If prompted for an ID number, enter the barcode number from the back of your Avon Library card (omitting spaces). E-mail Reference, or call 673-9712 if you have a question.

 


 

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In addition to iConn databases, the Avon Library subscribes to many other databases

Avon Library Databases by Subject

 

Academic / Student Resources
Business & Finance
Children’s Resources
Consumer Reports 
Current Issues 

Encyclopedias
Geography & Travel

Health and Medical            

History, Biography & Genealogy 
J
obs and Careers
Languages
Literature & Criticism
Magazines & Journal Indexes
Newspapers & Images

Science & Technology
Telephone Directories 

 

 

Academic/Student Resources

Academic Search Premier

Online resources for academic research, provided by iConn

From the Library & Home

A to Z USA

State and city information on all 50 US states and 5 territories including maps, flags, photos, and fast facts.

From the Library & Home

Culturegrams
Reports on 187 countries and all 50 U.S. states, including background facts, history & government, social customs & lifestyle, religion, economy, holidays, education, transportation, and even recipes!
From the Library
From Home


E-Library
Search full-text magazines, books, newspapers, radio and TV transcripts, maps and pictures.
From the Library
From Home


LyndaKiosk

***In Library Use Only, NO REMOTE ACCESS

LyndaKiosk provides online, self-paced courses on software, creative, and business skills taught by passionate educators who are respected authorities in their fields.  Popular topics include Microsoft Office, WordPress, Photoshop and much more.  Available on a dedicated workstation in the library. 

ScienceFLIX

ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9. It is published by Scholastic Inc.

From the Library

From Home


 

Business & Finance

Morningstar
Morningstar provides data on more than 385,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 8 million equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets.
From the Library
From Home

ReferenceUSA

Directory information for more than 20 million business and 222 million consumers.

From the Library & Home


Value Line Research Center
Covers stocks, mutual funds, options, convertible securities and special situation
stocks
From the Library

From Home

 

Children’s Resources 

BookFLIX
BookFlix
is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction from Children’s Press and other trusted Scholastic imprints. It is published by Scholastic Inc.
From the Library
From Home


CultureGrams
Reports on 187 countries and all 50 U.S. states, including background facts, history & government, social customs & lifestyle, religion, economy, holidays, education, transportation, and even recipes!
From the Library

From Home

Kids Search

Designed for students in grades K through 8, Kids Search provides elementary school students with an easy-to-use, graphically-appealing interface they can use to search various topics

From the Library & Home

Middle Search Plus

This database contains full text for a variety of popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.

From the Library & Home

Primary Search

Containing full-text for more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines, Primary Search is designed specifically for elementary school libraries.

From the Library & Home


ScienceFLIX

ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9. It is published by Scholastic Inc.

From the Library

From Home

TrueFLIX

TrueFlix is an online resource that combines award-winning True Books content with reading supports and a deep and diverse collection of related videos, images, Web links, and text. TrueFlix is based on the True Books print series published by Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Library Publishing.

From the Library

From Home


 

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports
Get product ratings from world famous test labs and find out which products are best buys and worst performers. Includes cars, appliances, electronics, home & garden, babies & kids, money, and more.
From the Library
From Home

 

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Current Issues 

 

NewsBank's Special Reports
NewsBank's Special Reports focus on topics of current interest. They include content from sources throughout the world to provide a global perspective, current and background information, statistics, maps, images, websites, and suggested search terms. New information is added daily to featured and current reports.

TOPICSearch

Explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics frequently discussed in the classroom.

From the Library & Home

 

Encyclopedias

 

Referencia Latina

This comprehensive Spanish-language database offers content from a variety of sources including thousands of encyclopedia entries, an inclusive collection of images, an atlas, health reports, a Spanish-English dictionary and full text for reference books and general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas.

From the Library & Home

 

Geography & Travel

A to Z USA

State and city information on all 50 US states and 5 territories including maps, flags, photos, and fast facts.

From the Library & Home

 

A to Z World Travel

Maps, attractions, culture, shopping, cuisine and other travel essentials from over 100 destination cities world-wide.

From the Library & Home

For remote access, click Library Card/Bar Code Login in the upper right corner when you go to the site and enter your Avon Library card number.

CultureGrams
Reports on 187 countries and all 50 U.S. states, including background facts, history & government, social customs & lifestyle, religion, economy, holidays, education, transportation, and even recipes!
From the Library

From Home

 

 

Health and Medical

UCONN Healthnet
Research service for consumers with personal medical questions. For Connecticut residents only. Also provides resource guides and helpful tips for doing your own research.

Medline Plus
Medical encyclopedia & dictionary, health information in Spanish, prescription & nonprescription drug information, links to clinical trials, including information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and other health-related agencies

Recommended free websites on Health and Medicine

 

History, Biography & Genealogy

Ancestry
**In-Library use ONLY, NO REMOTE ACCESS. Find census, birth, marriage and death records, newspaper and historical stories, photos, historical maps and other media.

Biography Reference Bank

A comprehensive collection of more than 200,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.

Connecticut Digital Collections

Four digital libraries provided by the Connecticut State Library, including books, letters, newspapers, photographs and more

Hartford Courant-Historical, 1764-1988
Searchable full text and images from every available issue between 1764 and 1922

Hartford Courant, 1992-present
Searchable full text and images from every available issue between 1992 and the present

Heritage Quest
Research family history and American culture using U.S. federal census records and the UMI Genealogy and Local History collection.

History Reference Center

Designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research, this database features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books

New York Times - Historical, 1851-2002
Full-text and full-image coverage of the New York Times newspaper from 1851-2002
From the Library
From Home

 

Jobs and Careers

JobNow
JobNow provides live interactive online help and online resources to guide you through the tasks to get a job. Get help with resume writing, interviewing, building skills, and more! Register here
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LyndaKiosk

***In Library Use Only, NO REMOTE ACCESS

LyndaKiosk provides online, self-paced courses on software, creative, and business skills taught by passionate educators who are respected authorities in their fields.  Popular topics include Microsoft Office, WordPress, Photoshop and much more.  Available on a dedicated workstation in the library. 

Professional Development Collection

Professional Development Collection includes full text for more than 500 high-quality education journals, provided by iConn

From the Library & Home

ReferenceUSA
Directory information for more than 20 million business and 222 million consumers.
From the Library or Home

Recommended free websites on Jobs and Careers

 

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Languages

Transparent Language Online
An interactive language learning system using flashcards to teach you a set of words or phrases with over 70 languages available. Can be viewed in the library or outside the library, but best for use at home. Great for travelers. Sign up as a new user, remember your user name and password, then login to your account any time.
From the Library and Home

 

 

Literature & Literary Criticism

Literature Resource Center
Author information, literary criticism and plot summaries for authors from every age and literary discipline
From the Library & Home

 

 

Magazines & Journal Indexes

America’s News Magazines
Find information on topics of current interest including business, education, the environment, history, homeschooling, science and technology. Features Newsweek/Newsweek Global, Popular Science, Field and Stream, Mother Earth News, Science Illustrated, Smithsonian and more for homework help and current events.

E-Library
Search full-text magazines, books, newspapers, radio and TV transcripts, maps and pictures.
From the Library
From Home

MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premier contains full text for thousands of general reference magazines and publications and covers a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.


 

Newspapers & Images

America's News

Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.

Christian Science Monitor, 1988-present

Searchable full text of this international newspaper from 1988 to present, provided by iConn

From the Library & Home

Connecticut Digital Collections

Four digital libraries provided by the Connecticut State Library, including books, letters, newspapers, photographs and more

E-Library
Search full-text magazines, books, newspapers, radio and TV transcripts, maps and pictures.
From the Library
From Home

Free Images on the Web

Links to dozens of free resources for digital images.  A service of the Connecticut State Library in partnership with your local library.

From the Library & Home

Hartford Courant-Historical, 1764-1988
Searchable full text and images from every available issue between 1764 and 1922


Hartford Courant, 1992-present
Searchable full text and images from every available issue between 1992 and the present

Los Angeles Times, 1985-present

Searchable full text articles from every available issue from 1985 to present, provided by iConn

New York Times, 1985-present

Searchable full text and images from every available issue between 1985 and the present, provided by iConn

New York Times - Historical, 1851-2002
Full-text and full-image coverage of the New York Times newspaper from 1851-2002
From the Library
From Home

Newspaper Source Plus

Provides more than 1,000 full-text newspapers, providing more than 39 million full-text articles.

Wall Street Journal, 1984-present

Searchable full text articles from every available issue between 1984 and the present, provided by iConn

Washington Post, 1987-present

Searchable full text articles from every available issue between 1987 and the present, provided by iConn

 

Science & Technology

Science Reference Center

A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text, science-oriented content.

From the Library & Home

ScienceFLIX

ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9. It is published by Scholastic Inc.

From the Library

From Home


 

Telephone Directories

ReferenceUSA
Directory information for more than 20 million business and 222 million consumers.
From the Library or Home

 


 

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