- EBSCO NoveList NoveList is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 120,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Feature Articles.
- ResearchIT CT – Connecticut’s digital library. A service of the Connecticut State Library, it provides access to various databases such as HeritageQuest and Wilson Biographies Online, plus full-text periodical access. To access ResearchIT CT from home, you will need your library card number.
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- Bartleby.com At Bartleby, you can search many classic reference sources, including the American Heritage Dictionary, the Columbia Encyclopedia, Roget’s Thesauri, Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, the King James Bible, Gray’s Anatomy, Post’s Etiquette, Strunck’s Elements of Style, Bulfinch’s Mythology, the Oxford Shakespeare, and many more. Users can also search poetry anthologies and classic works of literature.
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- Healthnet: Connecticut Consumer Health Information Network
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- Mayo Clinic
- MedlinePlus Ebola page
- National Center for Health Statistics
- National Institute of Mental Health
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- Travel Health Online
- Getting the right help for Opioid Dependence or Withdrawal
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Miscellaneous Reference Sites
- Project Gutenberg Full-text of more than 10,000 books, mainly older literary works that are no longer in copyright in the United States.
- CIA World Factbook Comprehensive and up-to-date information on every country in the world, maintained by the Central Intelligence Agency.
- Biography.com Biographical information on over 25,000 people from throughout history.
- Online Conversion Conversion tables for various units of measurement.
- Dictionary.com Free, searchable dictionary and thesaurus. Also includes links to other reference sites.
- Snopes.com The truth behind urban legends.
- Flags of the World Pictures of and information about the flags of the world.
- How Stuff Works Learn how everything works!
- Internet Movie Database Everything you always wanted to know about movies.