Research & Reference
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Databases & Websites
Thank you for choosing Pequot Library as your source for online research and reference materials. Be sure to check the Locating Resources at Pequot Library and Special Collections for additional resources. The online resources listed here combine websites selected by Pequot Library for their high quality and specialized databases accessible only by subscriptions underwritten by the Library and the State of Connecticut. Please do not hesitate to ask at the Front Desk for assistance using these resources.
Following are databases and websites listed alphabetically and by subject. These links have been selected and reviewed by our librarians.
Please Note: The Connecticut State Library has changed its research database from iCONN to researchIT CT. The new site is more 'user-friendly' than the previous database and should be even more helpful for researchers.
researchIT CT is a good place to start!
researchIT is a collection of information resources offered free of charge to residents by the State of Connecticut. These resources include articles on a wide range of subjects, company information, and access to Connecticut’s statewide library catalog. researchIT is part of the Connecticut Education Network. It provides all students, faculty and residents with online access to essential library and information resources. It is administered by the Connecticut State Library in conjunction with the Department of Higher Education. Through researchIT, a core level of information resources including secured access to licensed databases is available to every citizen in Connecticut.
To search researchIT, click on the link. This takes you to the homepage with two search options. Another way to search is to choose 'Search Individual Resources' on the left. This is a good way to explore what is available.