Research & Helpful Links

Business

Thomas Register Create a free account to find manufacturing products and services. 

Health

211 The United Way 211 service can help you find utility assistance, food, housing, child card, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and more.
AccessHealthCT Affordable health care coverage
Connecticut Department of Public Health protects and improves the health and safety of the people of Connecticut 
Connecticut Insurance Department can help answer your questions or deal with complaints about your insurance
Consumer Safety works to make information about recalls and safety-related news about drugs, medical devices, food, and consumer products accessible to everyone.
HealthNet Quality health information provided by the UCONN Health, Lyman Maynard Stowe Library in Farmington, CT.
MedlinePlus provides trusted health information through the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
PubMed US National Library of Medicine
State of CT eLicense Online Search for a license, permit, certification or registration for anyone in Connecticut

History & Learning

American Heritage Information about American History. The American Heritage Society is dedicated to improving historical and civic literacy.
Connecticut Digital Collections Contains historical photos, maps, manuscripts, oral histories and more from CT libraries, museums and historical societies. 
ConnecticutHistory.org A project of Connecticut Humanities for people to read the stories that make up the history of the Nutmeg State.
Connecticut State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped lends books and magazines in recorded formats along with needed playback equipment and materials in braille for free to Connecticut residents.
HeritageQuest Search U.S. Census data and more. A good place to start tracing your genealogy. Available through ProQuest by the CT State Library.
Masterfile Premier Contains searchable full text magazines, reference books and primary source documents along with an image collection of photos, maps and flags. Powered by EBSCO and made available by the CT State Library.
Newspapers of Connecticut  A sampling of CT newspapers from various towns, villages and topics from 1821-1929.
Newspapers Search the Hartford Courant, Christian Science Monitor, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and more through ProQuest and made available by the CT State Library.

Homeownership (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)

Check your credit 
Down payment amount
Homebuyer resources
Mortgage calculator
Talk to a housing counselor

Legal Information

Ask Emma 'Emma' is a computer-generated virtual assistant who can answer your questions and even take you to the right spot on the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services website. Spanish and English available!
CTLawHelp.org Connecticut’s Legal Aid programs created this website to help people with very low income find help for their legal problems. This website will give you legal information and tools to help you represent yourself.
CT Legal Clinics & Help Talk to a lawyer, find foreclosure help, small claims information and more.
Identity Theft  Federal Trade Commission website to report identity theft and get a recovery plan
Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory view lawyer & law firm profiles for practices throughout the United States.

 

 
For more databases made available by the Connecticut State Library


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newspaperSearch America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is a site sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.