Databases

Staying home?

The library offers databases and much more to help you stay connected whether you’re staying in place, working from home or schooling remotely. We have online resources available to access for free from anywhere with your valid Fairfield Public Library card.

Watch a short video introducing our Digital Resources and Databases.

Librarians are available to assist you in accessing the wealth of content available to you through an internet connection and your FPL card..
email: eref@fpct.org
or use our email form.
phone: 203-256-3160
text: askfplct to 66746

Fairfield residents may access these database resources from home by using their Fairfield Public Library card number. For additional Web resources, please visit our Staff Recommended Links page.

Alphabetical Listing

 

BIOGRAPHIES

Connect to the researchIT CT Databases for Biography Reference Center & Biography Reference Bank.

BUSINESS

ABI/InformAccess key business and economics periodicals and major news sources to get company and business trends around the world. A researchIT CT Database.

The Directory of Business Information ResourcesWith comprehensive coverage of 101 industries, Business Information Resources provides ways for users to find new customers, increase customer loyalty, and improve the bottom line.

JobNowGet expert assistance for every step of the job search process with this online chat resource. Help includes review of resumes and practice interviewing. Your Fairfield Public Library barcode number is required for access.

Morningstar Investment Research Center – This includes Morningstar analysts’ independent opinion on 1,700 stocks, 2,200 mutual funds, and 300 exchange rated funds. Morningstar Investment Research Center also offers accurate, up-to-date data on 35,000 stocks and funds, along with industry and market data. The database lets users build and test portfolio ideas online, and provides financial education through its Investing Classroom.

Reference USA – From American Business Information – a directory of over 12,000,000 businesses in the U.S. that can be sorted by geography, size, and type of business. Access to this database may be hampered by your computer’s browser, firewall, or security software. If you are having problems, please see the Reference USA Frequently Asked Questions.

Value Line Research Center – Provides investment research on stocks, mutual funds, options and convertibles, and offers a family of no-load mutual funds. View a short video on Value Line Services.

CONSUMER INFORMATION

Consumer Reports – Get product ratings from world-famous test labs and sort them based on your priorities. Find out which products are best buys and worst performers. Get started using Consumer Reports with a short video made exclusively for FPL users.

Weiss Medicare Supplement Insurance Pricing Tool Download your own customized Medicare Supplement Insurance Buyers Guide. This easy-to-use Buyers Guide is written in clear, understandable language to give patrons sound advice when navigating some difficult decisions about Medicare and their many options for Supplement Insurance. Make an informed decision when selecting a Medigap policy.

Weiss Financial Ratings Get accurate, independent ratings and financial planning tools you need to make informed decisions about your insurance, banking and investment options.

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Freegal Music Service – downloadable and streaming collection of popular music in MP3, DRM-free format. Download and keep up to 5 songs a week, and three hours of streaming per day. Get started using Freegal with a short video made exclusively for FPL users. 

Hoopla – Visit Hoopla to download and stream audiobooks, eBooks, movies, TV shows, music, and comics. View them on your computer or your portable device or computer. Get started using Hoopla with a short video made exclusively for FPL users. 

Kanopy – stream thousands of film on your TV, portable device, or computer.

Medici.tv The world’s leading classical music streaming service is now available.  For nearly 10 years, medici.tv has captured the performances of leading classical artists, ensembles, and orchestras in great concert halls, festivals, and competitions the world over. Medici.tv offers over 150 live performances throughout the year and the world’s largest VOD catalog of more than 1,800 videos.

Overdrive – Best-selling and classic audiobooks and eBooks. Get started using the Libby app for Overdrive with a short video made exclusively for FPL users. 

RBDigital – Full digital copies of your favorite magazines, audiobooks, and eBooks.Get started using RBDigital with a short video made exclusively for FPL users. 

FAIRFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY

Fairfield Public Library Online Catalog – Access to our collection of 275,000 books, magazines, newspapers, videos, compact discs, local documents and CD-ROM’s in the Main Library, the Fairfield Woods branch, and the Pequot Library (Southport).

Calendar of Events/Online Registration – Visit our calendar of library scheduled events and save time by using the calendar to register online for the programs of your choice.

Ask A Question (E-Reference) – Use our online form to ask a reference question.

FindIT CT (statewide library catalog) – The holdings of other Connecticut libraries.

GENEALOGY

Ancestry® – Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry until the end of May. – Discover your unique family history! This resource includes billions of records from around the world, including from U.S., U.K., and Canadian census and vital records, immigration and passport records, periodicals and books, photos, and more. Not available outside of the library.

GENERAL REFERENCE

Academic Search Premier. A researchIT CT Database.

E-Reference Books and Non-Fiction for High School, Middle School, and Elementary School. A researchIT CT Database.

Explora Explora is a simple access point for all the researchIT databases that quickly delivers relevant results from articles, essays and reference books. Topic overviews provide a starting point for research on topical issues. A researchIT CT Database.

Facts on File – Issues & Controversies – Explores more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture.

Professional Development Collection, Teacher Reference Center, and ERIC. A researchIT CT Database.

ReferenceUSA – 120,000,000 nationwide residential and business telephone listings; it can also do “reverse” look-ups (when you have a phone number or address and want the name of the occupant). Access to this database may be hampered by your computer’s browser, firewall, or security software. If you are having problems, please see the Reference USA Frequently Asked Questions.

HEALTH

Health Source – Consumer Edition – Consumer health information providing access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books, including searchable full text for current health pamphlets. Covers a wide variety of subjects, including information on specific diseases as well as overall health topics. Subjects include fitness, nutrition, diabetes, aging, women’s health, children’s health and more.

HISTORY

Hartford Courant – Historical 1764 to 1922 – The historical Hartford Courant covers the time period from 1764 to 1922. The digitized archive is fully searchable.

Historical New York Times – IN-LIBRARY USE ONLY Full text of the New York Times from 1851. Not available outside of the library.

History Reference Center. A researchIT CT Database

HOMEWORK HELPERS

Biography Reference Bank. A researchIT CT Database.

Biography Reference Center. A researchIT CT Database.

Facts on File – Issues & Controversies – Explores more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture.

Hartford Courant – Historical 1764 to 1922 – The historical Hartford Courant covers the time period from 1764 to 1922. The digitized archive is fully searchable.

Masterfile Premier – Includes a colorful site for elementary school students that features EbscoAnimals, Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia, and Primary Search, a database that has the full-text of over 65 children’s magazines and 300 children’s pamphlets. A researchIT CT Database

Middle Search Plus A researchIT CT Database.

Miss Humblebee’s Academy A fun and interactive learning program for children ages 3 to 6. Includes early literacy lessons in Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Literacy, Art, & Music.

Primary Search, A researchIT CT Database.

Tutor.comExpanded Tutor.com hours during stay at home. Monday-Friday, new opening hours are 8am-12am, and on weekends noon-12am. Please note these hours will be in effect through the end of June.

The K-12 Student Center, College Center and Adult Career Center from Tutor.com includes live, one-to-one tutoring, a real-time writing center and 24/7 access to worksheets, videos and tutorials in just about any subject. A live, online tutoring and resume writing service is also available.

LANGUAGE LEARNING

Mango Languages – Mango is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective. Get started using Mango Languages with a short video made exclusively for FPL users. 

LEGAL RESOURCES

Legal Information Reference Center. A researchIT CT Database

LITERARY RESOURCES

Magill’s Literary Database– Each year, Magills filters the thousands of books published each year down to 200 notable titles. This database is an excellent reader’s advisory tool because it is guide for choosing worthwhile reading material and great for book discussion groups.

NoveList Plus
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A database of 135,000 fiction titles that allows readers to find authors similar to their favorites, to explore genres such as thriller, romance, detective-mystery, and to create lists of prize-winning books. New! Now find audio and non-fiction as well.

WorldCat.org – Search the collections of libraries from around the U.S. and the world for books, periodicals, sound recordings, and much more.

ONLINE LEARNING & TEST PREPARATION

Creativebug Get inspired and get making with our new Creativebug database, where you’ll have unlimited access to more than 1,000 arts and crafts video classes. Get started using Creativebug with a short video made exclusively for FPL users. 

Hoonuit – On-demand video training for more than 500 software applications, including:
Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver, Final Cut Pro and GarageBand, Aperture 3 and iPhoto, iTunes and iPad®, HTML5 and CSS3, Social Media and WordPress, Google Docs and Picasa.

Tutor.com – The K-12 Student Center, College Center and Adult Career Center from Tutor.com includes live, one-to-one tutoring, a real-time writing center and 24/7 access to worksheets, videos and tutorials in just about any subject. A live, online tutoring and resume writing service is also available.

PERIODICALS/MAGAZINES/NEWSPAPERS

Academic Search Premier. A researchIT CT Database

America’s Newspapers (Newsbank) – Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.

Consumer Reports – Get product ratings from Consumer Reports world-famous test labs and sort them based on your priorities. Find out which products are best buys and worst performers.

Fairfield Citizen News – The Fairfield Citizen News provides local news from south-western Connecticut. This database provides full-text articles from 2001 to present including obituaries.

GreenFILE
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GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Hartford Courant – Historical 1764 to 1922 – The historical Hartford Courant covers the time period from 1764 to 1922. The digitized archive is fully searchable.

Historical New York Times – IN-LIBRARY USE ONLY Full text of the New York Times from 1851. Not available outside of the library.

The New York Times – IN-LIBRARY USE ONLY Enjoy complimentary unlimited access to the world’s finest journalism on NYTimes.com while in the library. In order to use this service, you must create an account with the NYTImes or log in to your existing account.

ResearchIT CT Newspaper Collection – Full-text coverage of the Hartford Courant (1992 to present) and Hartford Courant (Historical 1764-1922). Find articles from the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and many more.

MasterFile Premier – Over 3,000 general interest current periodicals, half of which are full text. It also includes 5,000 Magill’s Book Reviews, over 1,000 primary source documents in U.S. history, an image collection and a dictionary. A researchIT CT Database.

Connect to the researchIT CT Databases for Newspaper Source Plus.

Connect to the researchIT CT Databases for Referencia Latina.

Connect to the researchIT CT Databases for Teacher Reference Center.

RBDigital – Full digital copies of your favorite magazines, audiobooks, and e-books. Get started using RBDigital with this short video made exclusively for FPL users.


ResearchIT CT – Connecticut Digital Library
ResearchIT CT is a statewide network of essential library and information resources. There are two ways to search researchIT CT . Click here to search all researchIT CT databases at once or you may search each database individually (see below). Check to see if a particular magazine, journal or newspaper is included in full-text in the researchIT CT databases by using “E-Journal Finder“.


SCIENCE

Science Reference Center A researchIT CT Database.

GreenFILE
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Connect from home/office
Access via mobile device
GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.