Online Databases for Teachers and Students

Access from outside the library may require an Avon Library card

Magazine and newspaper articles 


America's News

From the Library & Home

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 from hundreds of national and regional newspapers including dozens from Connecticut.

E-Library Plus

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Through eLibrary, users can find images, video, eBooks, and 100% full-text articles from newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals. They can also find maps, transcripts, audio files, graphics, interactives, dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, almanacs, atlases, timelines, slideshows, editorially created research pages, and hand-selected websites. Publications are updated promptly, and thousands of new images are added every day.

Hartford Courant



Searchable full text and images from every available issue.

ResearchIT Newsstand

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National newspapers, general interest and business periodicals, including many niche industry publications.

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New York Times




Searchable full text and images from every available issue.


Specialized Databases



From the Library & Home

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

Biography Reference Center

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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.


From the Library

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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.


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Information on 187 countries of the world and the 50 U.S. states including history, background facts, maps, social life and customs, religion, holidays and ethnic recipes.

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Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles handbooks and practice tests for driving permits, motorcycle licenses and commercial drivers licenses. 

Literature Resource Center

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Author information, literary criticism and plot summaries for authors from every age and literary discipline.


Newsbank Special Reports

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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.


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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.

Transparent Language Online

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An interactive language learning system using flashcards to teach you a set of words or phrases with over 70 languages available. Sign up as a new user, remember your user name and password, then login to your account anytime from anywhere.


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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.
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