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

Grolier  (encyclopedia reference with links to quality websites and periodical articles)

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

CQ Researcher   Pro/Con and articles

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

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

         (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


          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

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


          Political Science

          Constitutional Amendments

          Constitutional Amendments (Salem Publishing 2017)

          Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America

          The U.S. Supreme Court

          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 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)

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

Historiography (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 

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 and Substance Abuse

Infectious Diseases and Conditions

Magill's Medical Guide, Seventh 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

 **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

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


Computer Science


Principles of Computer Science

Information Science      

Arts & Music

Non-Fiction Ebooks: (via ResearchIT CT)

Academic Journals for Research 

Magazines for Research

Digital Collections in Connecticut

Teacher Resources:

          Teacher Reference Center (EBSCO)

 APPs for Smartphones and Devices

             40 Educational Apps