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A to Z: The World
“AtoZ the World” explores the culture and customs, social conditions, and government of 175 countries worldwide. This database provides helpful background information for traveling or doing business abroad -- and for school reports and general knowledge.

A-to Z: World Travel
Use the “AtoZ World Travel” database to find helpful information for more than 200 major American and world cities. Great for planning vacations or business trips – or armchair traveling from home.

Ancestry.com Library Edition
Use this genealogy and family history database to search for census records, birth and death records, marriage records, passenger lists and more. This database can only be used while in the library.

Antiques Reference Database
Use the Prices 4 Antiques (p4A) Reference database to help you research the value of antiques and collectibles you already own or may be thinking of buying.
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Automotive Repair Database
The Auto Repair Reference Center database from Ebsco offers car repair information and diagrams for major domestic and imported models, in some cases as far back as 1945.

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Britannica Online Library Edition:
Encyclopaedia Britannica, first published in 1768, is no longer available in print. Britannica Online is actually two databases in one -- Britannica Kids for children and Britannica Reference Center for adults and older students – which makes it great for both homework assignments and general information.
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Consumer Reports
Consumers Union (CU) is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves. Eenables consumers to make better purchasing decisions on the products they are shopping for.
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eLIBRARY
This is a very user-friendly general reference tool -- the perfect resource for your reference needs. Research is made easy -- no matter the user's age or skill level. Find the answers you need from more than 2,000 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts, plus thousands of maps, pictures, web links, and audio/video files. ***To connect from home you will need to type 86-45156 in the username box and the word bigchalk in the password box.***

Entrepreneurship Database from Proquest

Practical and theoretical, modern and multi-media (blogs, video clips, articles, annual reports!!!), it’s good for businesses, community developers, and innovative entities of all kinds.  One location helps you identify what you need.
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Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center
“Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center” can help with both career planning and college applications. The database provides job and industry profiles and information about financial aid, apprenticeships, and internships.TRUMBULL RESIDENTS LOG IN HERE WITH YOUR LIBRARY BARCODE TO ACCESS THE DATABASE FROM HOME.

Health and Wellness Resource Center
Search Gale’s “Health and Wellness Resource Center” database for information about diseases and conditions, medical procedures, drugs and herbal remedies, and alternative medicine.

JobNow.This free job coaching service has resume assistance, career resources, and live advice. Unlike simple editing services for resumes, or static databases for job-seekers, the JobNow Suite provides on-demand access to live expert coaches for every state of a patron's job search. Create a user name and password, and jump right in!
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Learning Express Library
Taking practice tests that could help you reach your school and career goals used to be expensive and inconvenient. Now it’s free and completely accessible. You’ll have unlimited free Internet access to practice tests based on such official exams as the ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB, Firefighter, Police Officer, Paramedic, EMT Basic, U.S. Citizenship, Postal Worker, Cosmetology, Real Estate Agent & Broker Exams. All you need to get started is to create a username and password.

Literature Resource Center
The Literature Resource Center is an excellent database for information about writers and their works.Users will find both biographical sketches of authors and criticism of their novels, short stories, poetry, plays, and nonfiction.
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Morningstar Investment Research Center
The online version of no-longer-in-print Morningstar Mutual Funds has been expanded to also cover stocks, securities and ETFs. This database can be used by only one patron at a time.
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Newsbank
Use NewsBank to search for full-text articles from our two local newspapers. This database covers the Trumbull Times from 11/30/2006 to the present and the Connecticut Post from 9/15/2001 to the present.
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NoveList
This "reader's advisory" database suggests fiction authors and titles similar to ones you've already enjoyed and recommends novels by genre, subject, character, setting, and time period.
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Opposing Viewpoints
As its name suggests, Opposing Viewpoints presents both sides of current social and political issues and controversies. This database is ideal for both students with research assignments and anyone who wants to stay better informed about today's "hot button" issues.
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Reference USA
For patron use in the Library. Trumbull residents using their Trumbull
Library System card barcode number can also connect from home.
From finding old friends and planning vacations to conducting market research
and choosing a health care provider, this extensive database will offer
information you need -- in a fast, convenient format. The subscription to
Reference USA is paid for by your Trumbull Library System.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center
As its name suggests, this database provides detailed maintenance and repair information for most types of small engines, including lawnmowers, motorcycles, generators and boat motors.
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Transparent Language Online
Transparent Language Online is an online language learning service offering over 80 languages, including English for foreign language speakers. Through simple steps you build listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills, and best of all, you can access Transparent Language remotely from home. So start learning today -- all you need is to create a user Id and password.
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Universal Class
The Universal Class database offers more than 500 online Continuing Education courses facilitated by real instructors. Learn something new every day! If you are not a Trumbull resident, you will need to come into the library to create your account.

Value Line
The online version of Value Line Investment Survey lets you research stocks, companies, and industries with “Ratings and Reports” and other analytical features. TRUMBULL RESIDENTS LOG IN HERE WITH YOUR LIBRARY CARD BARCODE TO ACCESS FROM HOME.

 


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