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Magazine Articles Literary Criticism Job Search Help
Newspaper Articles Kid Stuff Business Info
My Family History Great Books To Read Legal Info
Online Classes Automobile Info Tax Forms
Practice Tests Info About People Health Info
Tech Training Historical Info Images
Language Instruction Science Info Government Info
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Magazine Articles

  • Zinio (login with a Wallingford library card)
    180 digital magazines you can read on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Step-by-step instructions and a video tutorial will help you get started.
  • Consumer Reports (login with a Wallingford library card)
    The trusted reviewer of all types of products. View our tutorial video.
  • America’s News Magazines (login with a Wallingford library card)
    28 full text magazines, covering general news, business, entertainment, lifestyle, and sports.
  • iConn OneSearch (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Comprehensive database of millions of articles.
  • Popular Magazines (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Favorite full text magazines including People, Time, U.S. News and World Report, Billboard and PC Magazine.
  • Searchasaurus (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Searchasaurus is an exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
    This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals in many subjects and languages.

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Newspaper Articles

  • Record-Journal (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Full text from 1997 to the present.
  • New Haven Register (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Full text from 1988 to the present.
  • iConn Newsstand (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Includes the New York Times, the Hartford Courant, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Christian Science Monitor
  • New York Times (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Full text coverage from 1985 to the present, with indexing to 1980.
  • New York Times Digital Microfilm (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Browse the New York Times page by page back to 2008.
  • Hartford Courant (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Full text coverage from 1992 to the present.
  • Hartford Courant Historical (login with a Wallingford library card)
    The Hartford Courant (1764-1922) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
  • Searchasaurus (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Searchasaurus is an exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching

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My Family History

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Online Classes

  • UniversalClass (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Choose from over 500 online continuing education classes, covering a wide variety of professional and leisure topics.
  • HippoCampus
    Web-based multimedia instruction in subjects such as math, science, and history
  • Khan Academy
    Offers over 2400 free videos from arithmetic to physics, and finance.

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Practice Tests

  • Learning Express (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Online practice tests, based on the official exams for SAT, GED, GRE, GMAT, Civil Service jobs, ASVAB, and many more.

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Tech Training

  • Atomic Training (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Thousands of short videos covering 500 of the most popular software applications for PCs and Macs
  • Universal Class (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Self-paced online courses, including a wide variety of computer training

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Language Instruction

  • Transparent Language Online (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Transparent Language Online is a powerful learning system for over 80 languages. All first time users must create an account with a user name and password.
  • Muzzy (login with a Wallingford library card)
    The world’s # 1 language program for children features Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, English, Portuguese [Brazil] and Russian.
  • Duolingo
    Includes Spanish, French, Italian, German, or Portuguese. Available as an iPhone or Android app.

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Homework Help

  • Downloadable Audio Books & e-Books (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Overdrive audio books & e-books can be downloaded and enjoyed on PCs and Macs. Often they can be transferred to mp3 players and e-readers.
  • Searchasaurus (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Searchasaurus is an exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching.
  • Middle Search Plus (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines.
  • MAS Ultra - School Edition (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines.
  • Citation Machine
    Easy formatting for works cited and bibliographies in multiple styles.

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Literary Criticism

  • iConn OneSearch (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Comprehensive database of millions of articles.
  • TOPICsearch (login with a Wallingford library card)
    TOPICsearch contains full text for over 150,961 articles from 475 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.
  • Biography Reference Bank (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Covers over 500,000 people and includes over 36,000 images!
  • Internet Public Library
    Features a searchable, subject-categorized directory of authoritative websites; links to online texts, literary criticism, newspapers, journals and more.
  • Spark Notes
    Written by Harvard students, these free study guides to classic literature are similar to Cliffs Notes.
  • Yahoo Authors
    Directory of authors on the Yahoo site links to biographical, critical, and publisher sites for specific authors.
  • Cliffs Notes
    Information on books and authors for those preparing for exams, writing papers, or participating in class discussions.

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Kid Stuff

  • Bookflix (login with a Wallingford library card)
    An early literacy resource that combines storybooks with video. For pre-kindergartners to third graders.
  • Muzzy (login with a Wallingford library card)
    The world’s # 1 language program for children features Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, English, Portuguese [Brazil] and Russian.
  • Children’s Literature Database (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Information about Pre-K to Grade 12 books and media. Includes reviews; awards, honors and prizes; best book lists; and reading level information. Also offers teaching tool: lesson plans and teaching guides on children's books, authors and illustrators from a variety of sources.
  • Searchasaurus (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Searchasaurus is an exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching.
  • Downloadable Audio Books & e-Books (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Overdrive audio books & e-books can be downloaded and enjoyed on PCs and Macs. Often they can be transferred to mp3 players and e-readers.

Great Books To Read

  • NoveList Plus (login with a Wallingford library card)
    A comprehensive site where a reader can learn about fiction and nonfiction books and authors, get read-alike suggestions for favorite authors or titles, reading group guides, booktalks, and lists of suggested readings.
  • Children’s Literature Database (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Information about Pre-K to Grade 12 books and media. Includes reviews; awards, honors and prizes; best book lists; and reading level information. Also offers teaching tool: lesson plans and teaching guides on children's books, authors and illustrators from a variety of sources.
  • Bookflix (login with a Wallingford library card)
    An early literacy resource that combines storybooks with video. For pre-kindergartners to third graders.
  • Downloadable Audio Books & e-Books (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Overdrive audio books & e-books can be downloaded and enjoyed on PCs and Macs. Often they can be transferred to mp3 players and e-readers.
  • What’s Next
    Readers can easily identify fiction in series - searchable by author, plot, and title.
  • Stop You're Killing Me!
    A mystery lover’s dream. Find mysteries in all genres or search by author, title, series or character.
  • Yahoo Authors
    Directory of authors on the Yahoo site links to biographical, critical, and publisher sites for specific authors.
  • Book Reporter
    Author profiles, links to reviews, genre and subject lists, and more.

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Automobile Info

  • Chilton Library (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site
  • Consumer Reports (login with a Wallingford library card)
    The trusted reviewer of automobiles.
  • Kelley Blue Book
    Find information about new and used automobiles, including prices and values.
  • N.A.D.A Guide
    Similar to Kelley Blue Book

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Info About People

  • AtoZdatabases (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Covers 215 million U.S. residents and is compiled from thousands of white pages, national directory assistance data, real estate deed and tax information, voter registration data, mail order data, warranty cards, and many other sources.
  • Biography Reference Bank (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Covers over 500,000 people and includes over 36,000 images!
  • iConn OneSearch (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Comprehensive database of millions of articles.
  • iConn Newsstand (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Includes the New York Times, the Hartford Courant, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Christian Science Monitor
  • History Reference Center (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.
  • TOPICsearch (login with a Wallingford library card)
    TOPICsearch contains full text for over 150,961 articles from 475 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

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Historical Info

  • History Reference Center (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.
  • TOPICsearch (login with a Wallingford library card)
    TOPICsearch contains full text for over 150,961 articles from 475 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.
  • iConn OneSearch (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Comprehensive database of millions of articles.
  • iConn Newsstand (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Includes the New York Times, the Hartford Courant, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Christian Science Monitor
  • Hartford Courant - Historical (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Search the earliest years of the Hartford Courant (1764-1922) for articles and images that relate Connecticut and national history.
  • Connecticut History
    Stories about the people, traditions, innovations, and events that make up the rich history of the Nutmeg Stat
  • American Civil War Resources
    The Connecticut State Library's selections of important resources pertaining to this era.
  • Connecticut Archives Online
    Search repositories from Connecticut universities and historical societies.
  • Digital Public Library of America
    The DPLA offers a single point of access to millions of items—photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more—from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States.
  • Country Studies
    The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.

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Science Info

  • Science Reference Center (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
  • TOPICsearch (login with a Wallingford library card)
    TOPICsearch contains full text for over 150,961 articles from 475 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.
  • iConn OneSearch (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Comprehensive database of millions of articles.
  • iConn Newsstand (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Includes the New York Times, the Hartford Courant, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Christian Science Monitor
  • MedlinePlus
    Authoritative and current health information on over 600 diseases and conditions provided by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health. Included are lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia, information on prescription and nonprescription drugs and links to medical trials.

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Sources in Spanish

  • Referencia Latina (login with a Wallingford library card)
    A comprehensive Spanish-language database with 49,000 encyclopedia entries; 50,000 images; 2,500 health reports; a Spanish-English dictionary and full text for over 100 reference books and dozens of general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas.
  • MedlinePlus
    Authoritative and current health information on over 600 diseases and conditions provided by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health. Included are lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia, information on prescription and nonprescription drugs and links to medical trials.
  • WorldCat
    A catalog of books, periodicals, online resources and other materials in libraries worldwide.

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Job Search Help

  • JobNow! (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Submit your resume for expert review, get live interview preparation, and much more.
  • Indeed
    Search job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages.
  • Simply Hired
    Search millions of jobs across the web.
  • Monster
    One of the most popular job super sites.
  • CareerBuilder
    Another well-known employment super site.
  • Craigslist
    Online classifieds - very popular with small businesses.
  • CT Job Central
    Connecticut's new job bank.
  • CTJobs
    Specifically targeted for local jobs.
  • ConnecticutJobs.com
    Another source for local jobs.
  • State of CT Jobs
    Find opportunities and examination dates.
  • Idealist
    Find jobs at nonprofit organizations around the globe.
  • Connecticut Department of Labor
    Find a local offices, including CTWorks Career Centers, and file unemployment insurance claims.
  • LinkedIn
    Social networking for professionals.
  • Got Resume Builder
    Build your resume using professionally designed templates.
  • Workplace Writers
    Tips for résumés and cover letters.

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Business Info

  • AtoZdatabases (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Covers 30 million U.S. businesses and is compiled from new telephone connects, Secretary of State Filings, national directory assistance data, annual reports, SEC filings, corporate registers, public records, thousands of yellow and white page directories and specialty business directories.
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Get comprehensive financial information about stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds.
  • Financial Ratings Series (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Includes ratings of the financial stability of banks, credit unions, and insurers as well as a personalized planning tool for Medigap coverage.
  • iConn OneSearch (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Comprehensive database of millions of articles.
  • Record-Journal (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Full text articles from December 1997 to present.
  • iConn Newsstand (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Includes the New York Times, the Hartford Courant, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Christian Science Monitor
  • Thomas Register
    Directory of North American manufacturers, products and brand names.

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Legal Info

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Tax Forms

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Health Info

  • Folio IS (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Provides the most up-to-date information about physicians in Connecticut including multiple practice addresses, group practice names, hospital and HMO affiliations, and medical school and specialty information.
  • Financial Ratings Series (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Includes ratings of the financial stability of insurers and a personalized planning tool for Medigap coverage.
  • Salem Health: Cancer (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Covers 800 topics of crucial interest to students, patients, caregivers, and others who have received a diagnosis or are associated with those who have cancer.
  • Science Reference Center (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
  • iConn OneSearch (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Comprehensive database of millions of articles.
  • iConn Newsstand (login with a Wallingford library card)
    Includes the New York Times, the Hartford Courant, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Christian Science Monitor
  • MedlinePlus
    Authoritative and current health information on over 600 diseases and conditions provided by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health. Included are lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia, information on prescription and nonprescription drugs and links to medical trials.
  • 2-1-1 Community Resource Directory
    Listings for health and human service providers. CT residents may dial 2-1-1 for assistance, 24/7.
  • Healthnet
    Research service for Connecticut residents with medical questions. Consult a medical librarian for information.

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Images

  • Google Images
    Search the World Wide Web for images of all types.
  • Digital Public Library of America
    The DPLA offers a single point of access to millions of items—photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more—from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States.

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Government Info

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