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Business & Finance

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.

Small Business Reference Center
Offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.

Education & Job Hunting

Northstar Digital Literacy
Offers online tutorials to help you grasp a wide variety of digital skills – from computer basics to Microsoft Office to social media and your digital footprint, and more. Plus, test your knowledge through the online assessments, so you’ll know which areas you’ve mastered and which ones need a little practice. All you need is an email address to sign up!

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.

Career Accelerator
Explore occupations, build resumes and cover letters, and prepare for interviews

GCF LearnFree
For almost 20 years, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more—GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 200 topics, including more than 7,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free.

Health & Fitness

Hiveclass is an e-learning platform for sports, physical activity, and mind+body wellness. Explore countless videos in English and Spanish on pickleball, fitness, dance, soccer, yoga, mindfulness, & more by logging in with your library card number!


America’s News
From NewsBank, compiles digital newspaper articles from a wide variety of sources, both archived and current.

The Newtown Bee
From NewsBank, compiles digital newspaper articles from this local gem, including archived and current issue.

U.S. Major Dailies
U.S. Major Dailies provides access to the five most respected U.S. national and regional newspapers, including The New York Times and Washington Post, co-exclusive access to The Wall Street Journal, and exclusive access to Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. The titles offer researchers thorough and timely coverage of local, regional, and world events with journalistic balance and perspective.


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.