Research Resources

When doing academic research, use the databases below to gather sources, articles, evidence, and more! Each database provides great tools to simplify the research process. To access these databases from home, find the LMC on your PLearning Page.

Research IT CT

The Connecticut Digital Library is a comprehensive collection of databases. Many are subject specific and provide access to the full text of thousands of journals, magazines, newspaper articles and wire services.Academic Search Premier is the largest database with thousands of full text journals, magazines, newspapers, etc. There are many other databases include the Biography Reference Center, History, Science, Health and Environmental Reference Centers. (Easy direct access while on campus and from home with a public library card.)

SIRS Researcher

Social Issues Resource Series - This is a very good database of full-text magazine and newspaper articles that deal with social issues. Also contained here in separate tabs, The SIRS Government Reporter includes US government documents, and SIRS Renaissance specifically targets arts and culture.

Literature Resource Center from Gale

Multiple databases for critical analysis and author biographical information with 285,000 full-text articles from more than 260 literary journals. This includes Twayne's Authors Series, Scribner Writers Series, Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select and Dictionary of Literary Biography, Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature. There are over 4,000 synopses for the most-studied titles and links to 5,000 author-related websites.

Literary Sources from Gale

More resources about authors, their literary works, related critical essays, and more.

Opposing Viewpoints from Gale

Contemporary Issues and Debate information. This database is great for investigating both sides of controversial and contemporary topics.

Scribner Writers Online from Gale

A database containing biographical information and critical essays on a variety of American authors, British authors, and more.

Twaynes Author Series from Gale

Contains information about select authors including analysis of their work, importance and critical reception, as well as a chronology of the life and work of the author.

Government, Politics & Law from HeinOnline

HeinOnline’s Government, Politics & Law contains more than 100 million pages of content across 156,000 titles and 310,000 volumes. HeinOnline bridges the gap in history by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,500 periodicals. In addition to its vast collection of journals, the database also contains the Congressional Record bound volumes in entirety, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, constitutions for every country in the world, classic books from the 18th & 19th centuries, all United States Treaties, the Federal Register and CFR from inception, and much more!

Video On Demand from InfoBase

A video database designed for the High School Audience - 18,000 videos and 200,000 video clips for educational and personal inquiry.


Full text of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Hartford Courant, Hartford Courant Historical and more.

Library of Congress

Access the largest library in the world! Find and access resources as well as free to use images.

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Access Noodletools - an online research platform that allows you to complete projects, digital notecards, outlines, citations, and more.