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Barnes Reports database screenBarnes Reports

Includes full text (PDF) access to U.S. Industry & Market Outlook report and World Industry & Market Outlook report.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff only. Access is limited to one user at a time.
: Business   Reference Works   Marketing


Biography and Genealogy Master Index database screenBiography and Genealogy Master Index

Indexes current, readily available reference sources, as well as the most important retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff only.
: Biography   Reference Works  


Biography Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson) database screenBiography Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson)

Wilson's largest biography database has combined the in-depth, original profiles of Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated, plus the thorough periodicals coverage of Biography Index, full-text articles, page images, and abstracts from the complete range of Wilson databases (including biographical profiles, feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches, or obituaries). It covers over 500,000 people and includes over 36,000 images. Access is provided by iConn.
: CCSU students, faculty, staff, and CT public library card holders.
: Biography   Reference Works  


Biography Reference Center database screenBiography Reference Center

Biography Reference Center offers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full-text biographies, including the complete full-text run of Biography Today and Biography, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases. In addition to keyword searching, users can also locate biographies of interest by browsing more than 30 genre categories, including actors, authors, composers, explorers, figures relevant to U.S. & world history, inventors, musicians, Presidents of the United States, current world leaders and many others.
: CCSU students, faculty, staff, and CT public library card holders.
: Biography   Reference Works  


Birds of North America Online  database screenBirds of North America Online

BNA Online provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA (including Hawaii) and Canada.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff only.
: Biology   Zoology   Reference Works


Book Review Digest database screenBook Review Digest

Book Review Digest provides review excerpts and book summaries for current English-language fiction and non-fiction books for all ages. Abstracting and indexing are included for more than 112,000 books. This database contains coverage of more than 109 periodicals, with more than 8,000 new records added per year. Full bibliographic information is available for every book covered in the database.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff only. Access is limited to 1 user at a time.
: Multi-disciplinary   Reference Works   Book Reviews


CabellCabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities

A directory of periodicals in education, psychology, and business with publication guidelines.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff only.
: Education   Reference Works   Psychology


Cambridge Histories Online  database screenCambridge Histories Online

The collection contains over 250 volumes of the renowned texts of the Cambridge Histories series published since 1960; covers 14 subject areas, including General History, Regional History, Literary Studies, Philosophy, and Religious Studies.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff only.
: History   E-Book Collections   Reference Works


College Catalogs

Contains full text images of over 7,200 college catalogs. Access to website content is limited as CCSU is no longer subscribed to the full version. Note: requires Adobe Reader to retrieve catalogs.
: Available to all users.
:   Education   Reference Works


Columbia Grangers World of Poetry database screenColumbia Grangers World of Poetry

Definitive source in English for locating a poem in anthologies on library shelves.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff only.
: Literature   Reference Works  


CQ Press Electronic Library database screenCQ Press Electronic Library

Search the full-text contents of CQ Researcher, CQ Weekly, and over two dozen reference titles, such as the Historic Documents series, Supreme Court A to Z, Guide to Congress, Guide to U.S. Elections, Politics in America and many more! The CQ Press Electronic Library is useful for research in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff only.
: Reference Works   Political Science   Criminal Justice and Law


CREDO Reference database screenCREDO Reference

Search a vast collection of more than 560 full-text reference titles from over 80 publishers covering all subject areas. Images and video are also included in the service.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff only.
: Reference Works   Multi-disciplinary   Statistics


D&B Million Dollar Database database screenD&B Million Dollar Database

D&B Million Dollar Database contains U.S. companies with $1 million or more in sales, or 20 or more employees, or branches with 50 or more employees. The corporate family tree feature lets you view the entire family tree structure for companies.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff only. Access is restricted to 5 users at a time.
: Business   Reference Works   Management


Encyclopedia Britannica database screenEncyclopedia Britannica

Web version of the widely used encyclopedia.
: CCSU students, faculty, and staff only.
: Reference Works    


Encyclopedia Judaica database screenEncyclopedia Judaica

Updated edition of this lauded work on Judaism features more than 21,000 entries on Jewish life, culture, history, and religion, written by Israeli, American and European subject specialists.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff only.
: Philosophy   Religion   Reference Works


EOL: Encyclopedia of Life database screen

EOL: Encyclopedia of Life

The Encyclopedia of Life offers photographs and information on all species documented by science. Resources and images in biodiversity are collected from a myriad of sources.
: Available to all users.
: Biology   Reference Works  


Europa World Yearbook database screenEuropa World Yearbook

Europa World Plus is the online version of the Europa World Year Book and the nine-volume Europa Regional Surveys of the World series. First published in 1926, the year book is renowned as one of the world's leading reference works, covering political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff only.
: Political Science   Reference Works  


European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 database screenEuropean Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750

The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery. The original bibliography was co-developed by John Alden and Dennis Landis, Curator of European Books at The John Carter Brown Library.
: CCSU students, faculty, and staff only.
: History   Primary Sources   Reference Works


Gale Directory Library database screenGale Directory Library

Provides access to online directories published by Thomson Gale. The library is subscribed to the following titles:
  • Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies, 2007 ed.

: CCSU students, faculty and staff only.
: Reference Works   E-Book Collections   Business


Gale Virtual Reference Library database screenGale Virtual Reference Library

Search the 60+ e-book titles individually or as a group. Includes titiles such as: Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2001
Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America , 6v, 2000
Biology , 4v, 2002
Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the United States , Vol. 1, 2003
Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine , 2nd Ed., 4v, 2005
Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, 2nd ed. , 2v, 2006
International Directory of Company Histories, vol. 1 (1988) to present
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture , 5v, 2000
World of Earth Science , 2v, 2003

: Current CCSU Students, Faculty and Staff only.
: Reference Works   E-Book Collections  


Grove Music Online database screenGrove Music Online

Grove Music Online comprises the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd ed., edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London, 2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, edited by Stanley Sadie (London, 1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition, edited by Barry Kernfeld (London, 2002). Articles that have been updated since their appearance in print are date-stamped in the upper right corner of the screen.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff only.
: Reference Works   Music   Biography


History Reference Center database screenHistory Reference Center

History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff or CT Public Library Card Holders.
: History   Reference Works  


Hoovers Online database screenHoovers Online

Hoover's is a great starting point for business information about revenue, NAICS codes, employees, financial data, etc. Search U.S. and international company listings by industry, size, and geography to build lists and create marketing plans. It is a great, basic resource for researching a company for a job interview or overall industry analysis.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff only.
: Business   Reference Works   Marketing


Legal Information Reference Center database screenLegal Information Reference Center

Providing exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center contains more than 225 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff or CT public library card holders.
: Legal Studies   Reference Works  


Literature Criticism Online

Includes full-text (PDF) content amalgamated from ten of Gale's top literary criticism series, including 19th Century Literature Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism and Drama Criticism. Complete backfile, beginning with Vol. 1, available for all titles in the series.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff only.
: Literature   Reference Works  


Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory database screen

Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Use this Locator to find a lawyer by name or, click the tabs to search by location/area of practice, by firm, or for lawyers in corporations, agencies of the US government, or law school faculty.
: Available to all users.
: Criminal Justice & Law   Reference Works   Legal Studies


MasterFILE premier database screenMasterFILE premier

MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff or CT public library card holders.
: Reference Works   Multi-disciplinary  


Mergent Online  database screenMergent Online

Covers 10,000 public companies and their SEC filings. Includes international company data and international annual reports. Our subscription also provides access to Dunn and Bradstreet's 20 Milllion Plus Private Company Database and Corporate Family Tree.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff only.
: Business   Reference Works   Finance


Online Encyclopedias

Browse a list of online encyclopedias available through the library catalog (CONSULS). Click on the title(s) for links to online access.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff only.
: Reference Works   E-Book Collections  


Oxford Art Online database screenOxford Art Online

Provides access to Grove Art Online, Benezit Dictionary of Artists, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff only.
: Art and Architecture   Reference Works  


Oxford English Dictionary database screenOxford English Dictionary

The web version of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).
: CCSU students, faculty and staff only.
: Reference Works   Linguistics  


Oxford History of Western Music Online database screenOxford History of Western Music Online

The full text from the Oxford History of Western Music (OUP 2009) with notes, bibliographies, and further readings for all 69 chapters.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff only. Access is limited to 2 users at a time.
: Music   Reference Works  


Oxford Music Online database screenOxford Music Online

Provides access to The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, Grove Music Online, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and The Oxford Companion to Music.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff.
: Music   Reference Works  


Ready Reference Shelf database screenReady Reference Shelf

Integrates 14 of Gale's most popular reference directories. It contains more than 320,000 listings for associations, research centers, publishers, publications (ranging from newspapers and newsletters to periodicals and directories), databases, television and radio stations, and more.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff or CT public library card holders.
: Reference Works    


reQuest (Catalog of CT Libraries) database screen

reQuest (Catalog of CT Libraries)

Search the combined holdings of most libraries in Connecticut.
: Available to all users.
: Reference Works    


Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy database screenRoutledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Online encyclopedia for researching, teaching and studying in the philosophy arena and related disciplines.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff only.
: Philosophy   Reference Works  


Sage Reference Online (2012 Collection) database screenSage Reference Online (2012 Collection)

Search the entire contents of 30 encyclopedias and handbooks published by SAGE in 2012. Subject matter includes politics and public policy, education, sociology, and cultural studies.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff only.
: Reference Works   E-Book Collections   Sociology


Sanborn Maps (CT & Maryland) 1867-1970 database screenSanborn Maps (CT & Maryland) 1867-1970

Includes digital versions of the Sanborn Fire Insurance maps for cities and towns in Connecticut and Maryland.

Sanborn fire insurance maps are valuable historical tools for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, planners, environmentalists and anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods.

: CCSU students, faculty and staff only.
: Primary sources   Reference Works  


Science Reference Center database screenScience Reference Center

Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. 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.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff or CT public library card holders.
: Science, general   Reference Works   Environment


State Stats  database screenState Stats

State Stats is a new database from CQ Press that delivers data from more than 80 different government and non-government sources. Backed by a rich collection of more than 2,000 current and historical data series on popular topics of research interest, State Stats uniquely allows users to discover, view, and export key information measures for the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff only.
: Reference Works     Statistics


Statistical Abstract of the United States database screenStatistical Abstract of the United States

Published annually by the Federal Government since 1878, The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the best-known statistical reference publication in the country. As a comprehensive collection of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States, it is a snapshot of America and its people.
: CCSU students, faculty and staff only.
: Reference Works   Multi-disciplinary  


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