Databases & E-Reference

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SAT/AP/ACT Test Prep

TERC  (directions for accessing TERC)

(also see the Subject Links and Class Projects page for additional College resources)

All Subjects

Scholastic GO! (encyclopedia reference with links to quality websites and periodical articles; formerly known as Grolier)

ResearchIT CT - the Connecticut Digital Library.  Contains the following:

  • EBSCO databases (academic journal articles and much more!)
  • Academic Search Premier
  • Student Research Center
  • Topic Search
  • History Reference Center
  • Science Reference Center
  • Biography Reference Center
  • Medline Plus and other Health resources 
  • Historic and Current Newspapers (including New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal)
  • Free Images and Free Streaming Video
  • Digital Historical Collections

SIRS Knowledge Source   Pro/Con: newspaper and reference articles

Facts on File Issues and Controversies  Pro/Con: newspaper and reference articles

Non-fiction books in all subject areas (use your Milford Public Library card # from home)


  • Adolf Hitler
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo 
  • Transgender Activists and Celebrities
  • Donald J. Trump
  • Royal Couples

Financial Literacy Starter Kit


Self-Help ebooks

  Coping With ebook series:

  • Breakups and Jealousy
  • Cyberbullying
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Opiod Abuse
  • A Parent with PTSD
  • Racial Inequality

     Mental Health ebooks:

  • Defeating Depression
  • Defeating Stress and Anxiety
  • Do You Have a Friend Who is Suicidal?
  • Helping a Friend in an Abusive Relationship
  • Helping a Friend Who is Depressed
  • Helping a Friend With a Drug Problem


        New York Times Electronic Subscription

          New Haven Register (website)

          New Haven Register (online edition of newspaper)

          Time Magazine

          Popular High School Magazines 

          Elephind (searches many of the world's historical newspapers)


          American Industry & Careers 

          Careers in Healthcare

          Careers in Communications & Media

          Careers in Physics

          Careers in Chemistry

          Careers in Law & Criminal Justice

          Careers in Hospitality & Tourism

          Careers in Science & Engineering

          Careers in Human Services

          Careers in Information Technology

          Careers in Education & Training

          Careers in Sales, Insurance and Real Estate

          Careers in Manufacturing & Production

          Careers in Building Construction

          Careers in Technical Services and Equipment Repair

          Careers in Environment & Conservation

          Careers in Social Media

          Careers in Sports Medicine & Training

          Careers in Financial Services

          Careers in Green Energy

          Careers Outdoors

          Careers Overseas

          Careers in Sports & Fitness

          Careers in the Arts: Fine, Performing & Visual

         (also see the Subject Links and Class Projects page for additional Career resources)

         **Directions to Foran Career Resources**

English / Film

 Recommended Reading: 600 Classics Reviewed

          Shakespeare's Plays

          Shakespeare's Sonnets

          Critical Insights Authors series:

  • Arthur Miller
  • Mark Twain
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Toni Morrison
  • Tim O'Brien 

          Critical Insights Book series:

  • The Great Gatsby
  • The Canterbury Tales
  • Moby-Dick
  • To Kill A Mockingbird

          Reading Shakespeare Today series:

  • Hamlet
  • Julius Caesar
  • King Lear
  • Macbeth
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • The Merchant of Venice

          The Harlem Renaissance

          The American Dream

          Political Fiction

          Mythology & Folklore: Heroes & Heroines

          Mythology & Folkore: World Mythology

          The History of Film

          Great Filmmakers

  • Steven Spielberg
  • James Cameron
  • Peter Jackson
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Kathryn Bigelow
  • Sophia Coppola         

         Resources for The Crucible project (see also Subject Links and Class Project page)


 The History of Philosophy

 The Greatest Greek Philosophers ebooks

  • Archimedes
  • Aristotle
  • Euclid
  • Plato
  • Pythagoras
  • Socrates

Geography/Current Events/Biographies


  Country Reports

  Gale Global Issues


  Bearing Witness: Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Modern World series:

  • The Khmer Rouge's Genocidal Reign in Cambodia
  • Canada's First Nations and Cultural Genocide
  • Genocide in Armenia
  • The Nazi Regime and the Holocaust
  • The Darfur Genocide
  • The Rwandan Genocide
  • The Bosnian War and Ethnic Cleansing

  Changing Perspectives series (New York Times)

  • Climate Change
  • Crime
  • Immigration
  • Race Relations
  • War
  • Women's Roles

  In the Headlines series (New York Times)

  • Climate Refugees
  • Fake News
  • #MeToo
  • The Opioid Epidemic
  • School Shootings
  • Transgender Rights

  Looking Forward series (New York Times)

  • Clean Energy
  • Disruptive Innovation (Uber, AIRBNB)
  • Hacking and Data Privacy
  • Health Tech (Apps and Gadgets Redefining Wellness)
  • Net Neutrality
  • Space Entrepreneurship

  Public Profiles series (New York Times)

  • Adolf Hitler
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Transgender Activists and Celebrities
  • Donald J. Trump
  • Royal Couples

  Transgender Pioneers series

  • Chaz Bono
  • Laverne Cox
  • Caitlyn Jenner
  • Lana Wachowski

  Surviving Terror: True Teen Stories From Around the World

  • Afghanistan and Pakistan: Surviving the Taliban
  • Iraq: Surviving ISIS
  • Mexico: Surviving Gangs and the Drug Wars
  • Nigeria: Surviving Boko Haram
  • Somalia: Surviving War and al-Shabaab
  • Syria: Surviving Civil War

  Opinions Throughout History series 

  • Gender: Roles & Rights
  • Immigration

              **Digital Magazines: Time, National Geographic, Smithsonian, etc.


          Political Science

          Constitutional Amendments

          Constitutional Amendments (Salem Publishing 2017)

          Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America

          Supreme Court Decisions

          The U.S. Supreme Court

          The Bill of Rights

          Political Campaigns, Candidates & Discourse

          Landmark Legislation titles:

  • Clean Air and Clean Water Acts
  • Sherman Antitrust Act
  • Taft-Hartley Act
  • The Americans With Disabilities Act
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • The Missouri Compromise
  • The Patriot Act
  • The Social Security Act

          First Amendment Cases:

  • Saluting the Flag: West Virginia State Board of Ed v. Barnette
  • Son of Sam: Simon & Schuster Inc. v. Members of NY State Crime Victims Board
  • Protecting Hate Speech: R.A.V. v. St. Paul
  • Clear and Present Danger: Schenck v. United States
  • Parody of Public Figures: Hustler Magazine Inc. v. Falwell     


SIRS Decades

Salem History  (you can search the following titles together or separately)

               Great Events From History

               Biographies: Great Lives From History

               Weapons & Warfare

               The 50 States 

               Decades in America (1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s)

               Constitutional Amendments

               Milestone Documents (primary source material)  

  • Milestone Documents of American Leaders
  • Milestone Documents in World History

               Defining Documents in American History (primary source material)

  • Immigration & Immigrant Communities (1650-2016)
  • The 20th Century
  • The Vietnam War (1956-1975)
  • Civil Rights (1954-2015)
  • The Cold War (1945-1991)
  • World War II (1939-1946)
  • 1930s
  • 1920s
  • World War I 
  • Emergence of Modern America (1874-1917)
  • Reconstruction Era (1865-1877)
  • Civil War (1860-1865)
  • The American Revolution (1754-1805)

               Opinions Throughout History

  • Gender: Roses & Rights
  • Immigration 

               The African American Experience

  • Barack Obama & the Idea of a Postracial Society
  • The Civil Rights Era
  • The Civil War & Reconstruction Eras
  • The Great Migration & The Harlem Renaissance
  • The Rise of the Jim Crow Era
  • Slavery in America


World Terrorism

Issues & Controversies in American History

ABC Clio American History

Civil War Era and Reconstruction

ABC Clio World History: Modern Era

Beliefs, Rituals, and Symbols of Ancient Greece and Rome

Beliefs, Rituals, and Symbols of Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Fertile Crescent

Renaissance & Reformation Reference Library 

Elizabethan World Reference Library 

Witchcraft in America

Witches and Witchcraft

History Reference Center (via ResearchIT CT) use your Milford Public Library card # from home

Connecticut History website

Technology of the:

  • Ancient World
  • Medieval and Early Modern Worlds
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Modern World

Exploring Ancient & Medieval Worlds ebook titles:

  • Ancient Civilizations of Western Asia & Mediterranean (from Hittites to Phoenicians)
  • Ancient Greece
  • Asia Through the Ages
  • Empires, Crusaders & Invaders Through the Middle Ages
  • Feudalism in Medieval Europe
  • Persia, The Rise of Islam, and the Holy Roman Empire
  • The Fall of Rome and the Rise of Constantinople
  • First Peoples of the Americas and the European Age of Exploration
  • The Origins of Civilization
  • The Rise of the Roman Empire

Power and Religion in Medieval and Renaissance Times ebook titles:

  • Italian and Northern Renaissance
  • The Emergence of Modern Europe
  • The Fall of the Roman World and the Rise of Christianity
  • The End of the Middle Ages         

The Age of Revolution ebook titles:

  • Revolution and Independence in Latin America
  • The American Revolution
  • The French Revolution
  • The Industrial Revolution
  • The Russian Revolution

The Interwar Years ebook titles:

  • The Women's Suffrage Movement
  • The Weimar Republic and the Rise of Fascism
  • Arab Nationalism and Zionism
  • The Great Depression
  • The Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations
  • The Spanish Civil War

 Cold War Chronicles ebook titles:

  • NATO, the Warsaw Pact, and the Iron Curtain
  • The Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis
  • The Legacy of the Cold War
  • Superpower Rivalries and Proxy Warfare
  • The Collapse of Communism and the Breakup of the Soviet Union
  • Sputnik and the Space Race
  • Nuclear Proliferation, the Military-Industrial Complex, and the Arms Race
  • The Marshall Plan and the Truman Doctrine

The African American Experience: From Slavery to the Presidency

  • Slavery in America
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction Eras
  • The Civil Rights Era

Bearing Witness: Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing

  • The Guatemalan Genocide of the Maya People
  • Holodomor: The Ukrainian Famine-Genocide
  • ISIS: And the Yazidi Genocide in Iraq
  • The Khmer Rouge's Genocidal Reign in Cambodia
  • The Nanjing Massacre
  • The Nazi Regime and the Holocaust
  • The Rwandan Genocide



Public Profiles 

  • Adolf Hitler
  • Martin Luther King Jr. (explore your family's history) 

Global Issues

Gale Global Issues database

Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Modern World series:

  • The Rwandan Genocide
  • Canada's First Nations and Cultural Genocide
  • Genocide in Armenia
  • The Darfur Genocide
  • The Bosnian War and Ethnic Cleansing
  • The Nazi Regime and the Holocaust
  • The Khmer Rouge's Genocidal Reign in Cambodia



Economics & Sociology

"Economics" ebook

"Sociology" ebook 

Principles of Sociology: Societal Issues & Behavior

Financial Literacy Starter Kit

Pop Culture series:

  • American Life and Television from I Love Lucy to Mad Men
  • American Life and Movies from The Ten Commandments to Twilight
  • American Life and Fashion from Jeans to Jeggings
  • American Life and Music from Elvis Presley to Lady Gaga       


Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Addictions, Substance Abuse & Alcoholism

Infectious Diseases and Conditions

Magill's Medical Guide, Eighth Edition

Dangerous Drugs ebook titles:

  • Amphetamines
  • e-Cigarettes
  • Oxycodone
  • Ritalin and Adderall
  • Rohypnol
  • Valium and Other Antianxiety Drugs

Your Sexual Health ebook titles:

  • Chlamydia
  • Endometriosis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Herpes
  • HPV and Genital Warts
  • Syphilis
  • Urinary Tract Infections

In the Headlines (New York Times) ebook titles:

  • The Opioid Epidemic

Looking Forward (New York Times) ebook titles:

  • Health Tech (The Apps and Gadgets Redefining Wellness)

 **Digital magazines:  Choices/Current Health



Applied Science and Earth Science

Encyclopedia of Energy

Weather, Water & Atmosphere

Physics & Chemistry of the Earth

Biomes and Ecosystems

Principles of Astronomy

Principles of Physics

Principles of Biology

Principles of Chemistry

Science Online (database for all science topics)

Science Reference Center (via ResearchIT CT) use your Milford Public Library card # from home; click on For High Schools 

The Core Concepts Basics of Science ebook titles:

  • Animal Systems
  • Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Microbes
  • Plant Structures
  • Reproduction
  • Human Body
  • Atoms and Molecules
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Chemistry
  • Energy and Reactions
  • Metals and Metalloids
  • Nonmetals
  • Organic Chemistry
  • States of Matter
  • The Periodic Table
  • Electric Charges
  • Electric Current
  • Electronics
  • Heat
  • Light
  • Magnetism
  • Matter
  • Mechanics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Sound 

The Study of Science ebook titles:

  • Archaeology
  • Biology
  • Cosmology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Astronomy
  • Science
  • Oceanography and Hydrology
  • Information Science
  • Medical Science
  • Engineering
  • Physical Science
  • Human Evolution
  • Earth Science
  • Geology
  • Geography
  • Space Exploration     
  • Science: Its History and Development  

         Exploring the Subatomic World ebook titles:

  • Understanding Electrons
  • Understanding Higgs Bosons
  • Understanding Neutrinos
  • Understanding Neutrons
  • Understanding Photons
  • Understanding Protons
  • Understanding Quarks
  • Understanding the Large Hadron Collider 

        The Biotechnology Revolution ebook titles:

  • Bioengineering
  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Cloning
  • Genetic Testing and Gene Therapy
  • Genetically Modified Crops and Food
  • The Science and Technology Behind the Human Genome Project 

       Discoveries in Space Science ebook titles:

  • Exploring Space
  • How the Universe Works
  • Shuttles and Space Missions
  • Stars and Galaxies
  • The Solar System

       Changing Perspectives (New York Times) ebook titles:

  •  Climate Change

        In the Headlines (New York Times) ebook titles:

  • Climate Refugees

        Looking Forward (New York Times) ebook titles:

  • Clean Energy
  • Space Entrepreneurship


**Digital Magazines:  Science News, Science World, Discover


Computer Science


Principles of Computer Science

Information Science      

Arts & Music

ResearchIT CT (Non-Fiction eBooks, Academic Journals, Magazines, Digital Resources

Teacher Resources:

          Teacher Reference Center (EBSCO)

 APPs for Smartphones and Devices

             40 Educational Apps