History, Biography, & Genealogy

  • AbdoZOOM Biographies

    With 160 compelling biographies to choose from, young readers will learn about the lives of important people and their contributions. Each biography is broken down into easy-to-read, chronological sections, focusing on each person’s impact, early life, rise to fame, breakthrough, legacy, and more. Enjoy a diverse list of important figures from yesterday and today, including inventors, explorers, entertainers, athletes and activists.

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  • Ancestry

    Find census, birth, marriage and death records, newspaper and historical stories, photos, historical maps and other media.

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  • Biography Reference Bank

    A comprehensive collection of more than 200,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.

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  • Connecticut Digital Collections

    CT Digital libraries provided by the Connecticut State Library, including books, letters, newspapers, photographs and more.

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  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: Biography Collection

    A collection of biographical e-books.

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  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: History Collection

    A collection of history e-books, covering US and World History, from ancient times through the 20th Century.

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  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: Nation & World Collection

    A collection of e-books on the culture, politics and other issues of the US and other countries.

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  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: Social Science Collection

    A collection of recent e-books on topical social issues.

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  • Hartford Courant-Historical, 1764-1991

    Searchable full text and images from every available issue between 1764 and 1991.

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  • Hartford Courant, 1992-present

    Searchable full text and images from every available issue between 1992 and the present.

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  • Heritage Quest

    Research family history and American culture using U.S. federal census records and the UMI Genealogy and Local History collection.

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  • History Reference Center

    Designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research, this database features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books.

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  • New York Times – Historical, 1851-2013

    Full-text and full-image coverage of the New York Times newspaper from 1851-2013.

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