researchIT CT offers free online resources as a service of the CT State Library. Here you will find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles for Connecticut public, K12, and academic libraries and their users. There is also a collection of downloadable eAudios and eBooks for Connecticut residents with valid CT public library card numbers. (Note: you must hold a valid CT public library card to access this resource from home.)
Bloom’s Literary Reference Online – Read about the fascinating lives of world-famous writers, and study the great works of world literature—from influential novels, poems, and plays to important works of nonfiction. The database, from facts on File, also includes videos of professor Harold Bloom discussing important authors, great works, and literary themes.
Points of View – The Points of View Reference Center is an interface intended for public, academic, and high school libraries. Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. Each Points of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications.
Click the “Follett Shelf” icon to access fiction and nonfiction ebooks using your normal school ID and password.
Link to the login page for Gale Virtual Reference ebooks and type in the password given to you by the teacher or librarian
Danbury HS has joined the American Physical Society (APS) public access program, which allows users at-school access to APS journals. Click the logo or the bold link at left for access to the APS journals main page, then select “Our Journals” for a list of all APS journals.
Educator-approved web search engine:
Websites that research experts and librarians and teachers have evaluated and approved. Click logo below to start a search:
Online Reference Sources:
Encyclopedia.com – This free encyclopedia from Electric Library, a subscription reference resource, offers articles from the Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, Third Edition, 1994. Users can search the encyclopedia from the main page or browse articles by clicking on the appropriate letter noted in the volumes of the encyclopedia set.
“Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., is a global educational publisher with products that promote knowledge and learning.Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. provides timely, relevant, and trustworthy information and instructional products used in schools, universities, homes, libraries, and workplaces throughout the world.” – From corporate web site.
Infoplease Encyclopedia – The Infoplease Encyclopedia is a subsection of the larger Infoplease, which includes almanacs, a dictionary, and an atlas. The encyclopedia includes approximately 57,000 articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition.
Above online encyclopedias reviewed by Education World web site.
National Geographic Encyclopedia web site. Search by grade level, subject or topic. Entries include teacher resources & multimedia.
Encyclopedia of Earth web site. An electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The EoE is a free, expert-reviewed collection of content contributed by scholars, professionals, educators, practitioners and other experts.
The World Digital Library web site. The WDL makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.
Encyclopedia Smithsonian use to search for information on topics in art, culture, science, history, technology, and more.
Library of Congress page to search for and find Primary Sources.
Explore 672,002 items digitized from The New York Public Library’s collections. This site is a living database with new materials added every day, featuring prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video, and more.