Publications & Databases

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View our extensive catalog of books and magazines for teachers and young readers or browse publications for readers of all ages. In addition to our print materials we have a number of videos available for your classroom use.

Also, visit our bookstore to browse a collection of publications by some of the premiere authors and illustrators of the area.
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Additional Sites of Interest

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[list_item icon=”fa-star” type=”icon”] Making of America – A digital library of US primary sources from the antebellum period through reconstruction[/list_item]

[list_item icon=”fa-star” type=”icon”] Object of History – From the Smithsonian, historical objects, pics, lesson plans, activities and more [/list_item]

[list_item icon=”fa-star” type=”icon”] Historical Thinking Matters – Designed to teach students how to critically read US History primary sources[/list_item]

[list_item icon=”fa-star” type=”icon”] Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History – High-quality educational material[/list_item]

[list_item icon=”fa-star” type=”icon”] Using Historical Fiction Novels – What Historical Fiction is and how it can be used in the Classroom. [/list_item]

[list_item icon=”fa-star” type=”icon”] HSI: Historical Scene Investigation – Designed for social studies teachers to help bring primary sources into their classroom[/list_item]

[list_item icon=”fa-star” type=”icon”] National Park Service / Links to the Past – Lots of cool stuff here – lesson plans, artifacts, teaching tools[/list_item]

[list_item icon=”fa-star” type=”icon”] American Rhetoric – Database of over 5000 audio, video, and text files[/list_item]

[list_item icon=”fa-star” type=”icon”] Primary Access – Access to digital images and materials that enable them to construct compelling personal narratives[/list_item]

[list_item icon=”fa-star” type=”icon”]New York Times Learning Network – an efficient and entertaining way to keep up with the news[/list_item]

[list_item icon=”fa-star” type=”icon”]Best of History Websites – “aims to provide quick, convenient, and reliable access to the best history resources online”[/list_item]
[list_item icon=”fa-star” type=”icon”]Portals to the World  – The Library of Congress has selected online resources providing “authoritative, in-depth information about the nations and other areas of the world”.[/list_item]
[list_item icon=”fa-star” type=”icon”]Country Studies and Country Profiles  – now published by the Library of Congress, originally produced by the U. S. Army to provide information on lesser-known areas of the world; periodic updates[/list_item]


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Academic Research Databases available through ICONN, Connecticut’s Digital Library, which can be used at the library and from home. While ICONN offers more than 25 databases, those listed below are of particular value to college students

Information from magazines and journals

General One-File ICONN’s largest collection of articles from magazines, newspapers, academic journals and trade publications; currently including more than 76 million articles (consists of seven databases, including the college-level resources described immediately below)

Expanded Academic ASAP A collection designed to meet the needs of college and graduate students, offering access to more than 16 million full-text articles covering all academic areas

Academic OneFile an authoritative and comprehensive information collection, providing more than 27 million full-text articles from the world’s leading academic journals and reference sources; outstanding resource for professionals and students

Primary Sources

Biography Resource Center This comprehensive collection includes more than 400,000 articles from a combination of 135 biographical reference sources, 325 magazine and newspaper sources, and Marquis Who’s Who.

History Reference Center the “world’s most comprehensive” full-text history database designed for high school and college students; includes articles from 2,400 history books, references and encyclopedias; 130 history periodicals; 61,000 historical documents; 110,000 photographs and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical videos

iTunesU – “possibly the world’s greatest collection of free educational media available to students, teachers and lifelong learners”; more than 100,000 educational audio and video files (many of the separate educational resources listed below can be accessed through iTunesU)

Click here to download iTunes without charge; to access iTunesU from the iTunes home screeen, click on the iTUnes Store button on the upper left and choose iTunesU