Online Research


Use Your C.H. Booth Library card to access these services from home or in the library:

  • A to Z Databases: The premier job search, reference and mailing list database, including over 47 million business profiles.
  • America’s News, from NewsBank, compiles digital newspaper articles from a wide variety of sources, both archived and current.
  • Consumer Reports Online: Access to the online version of Consumer Reports magazine including overview articles, rating charts, the contents of the print edition and more.
  • Google Finance: Create and personalize your own informational stock portfolio online through Google to track up-to-the minute headlines and news on the investments that matter to you. (No library card required!)
  • NEW! Learning Express offers many ebooks and tutorials to help you prepare for a variety of exams and standardized tests (e.g. ACT, SAT, ASVAB, and more!). Also provides self-paced online computer tutorials.
  • MedlinePlus: Find information on health conditions, wellness issues, and more in easy-to-read language on MedlinePlus, the up-to-date, trusted health information site from the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine. (No library card required!)
  • The Newtown Bee, from NewsBank, compiles digital newspaper articles from this local gem, including archived and current issues.
  • Novelist: Looking for a great book recommendation or trying to find a series list? Start here.
  • researchIT CT: Journal, magazine, and newspaper articles for Connecticut public, K-12, and academic libraries and their users. Also offers a collection of downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks.
  • Substance Abuse: Salem Press Health series Addictions & Substance Abuse reference set. Available for use in the library and from home.
  • TechBoomers: Free site teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users basic computer skills.  Learn about a wide variety of websites, apps, and more.
  • NEW! Value Line: The uncontested authority in reliable, unbiased information, Value Line puts you in the driver’s seat with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies.
  • World Book Online: The World Book Web is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.