The following research databases are available to Milford residents. Access from home will require a valid Milford Library card. Click on a link to get started!
Most databases are available to non-residents if accessed from within the Milford Library.
Books, Literature and Writing
Business, Finance and Jobs
Consumer Information, Automotive and Entertainment
Government and Social Services
Health and Science
History, Biography and Genealogy
Law and Legal Reference
Magazines, Newspapers and Journals
News and Current Affairs
Free online resources from the CT State Library. Here you will find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles for Connecticut public, K12, and academic libraries and their users. Also offers a collection of downloadable eAudios and eBooks for Connecticut residents with valid CT public library card numbers.
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|Books, Literature and Writing|
|Milford Public Library Online Catalog|
Search and reserve library materials from anywhere. Review your account and renew materials, too!
|Wilson Core Collections|
Impartial, authoritative guides to help build and maintain well-rounded collections of the most highly recommended reference, nonfiction and fiction books.
|Connecticut State Library E-Book Collection|
|Literary Reference Center|
A comprehensive literature database that offers full text analyses and brief plot summaries of the most studied works in literature.
Thousands of downloadable audiobooks, e-books, and magazines ready to check out with you library card. Visit our electronic books, audiobooks, and magazines page for more information and helpful tips. Note: new accounts must be created from their webpage on a computer.
|Overdrive & Libby|
Download ebooks and digital audio books 24/7 to your PC, smartphone, iPad, eBook reader, and many MP3 players from the convenience of your own home or office space. Choose from a number of best selling titles. Visit our electronic books, audiobooks, and magazines page for more information and helpful tips.
|Business, Finance and Jobs|
The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy.
"JobNow provides you with practical tools to help you get a job." Free résumé templates; free personal résumé help; free live chat for assistance with interview techniques. Log into the site first with your library barcode; then create a username and password so you can log in and use the service.
The leading provider in business and consumer research! Offering a full-service platform, ReferenceUSA helps users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people.
|Consumer Information, Automotive and Entertainment|
|Chilton Automotive Library|
The detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Includes maintenance and specification tables for specific vehicles, step-by-step service and repair procedures and labor estimating tools, ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams and more.
Consumer buying advice, product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more.
|Learning Express Library|
More than 1000 practice tests and skills tutorials for elementary school through adult learners. Includes a library of test-preparation and skills-building e-books.
|Government and Social Services|
is your one-stop connection to the local services you need, from utility assistance, food, housing, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and much more. 2-1-1 is always ready to assist you find the help you need. Dial 2-1-1 or search online. If you are outside of Connecticut or have a problem using the 2-1-1-number, dial 1-800-203-1234.
Your online guide to government information and services.
|Health and Science|
|History, Biography and Genealogy|
The largest provider of family histories, harnessing the information found in family trees and historical records to help people gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Access available only from within the library.
An online repository of more than one billion searchable names from America and beyond. Founded by the New England Historical Genealogical Society. Access available only from within the library.
|Newspapers of CT|
The Newspapers of Connecticut collection includes a sampling of newspapers covering various towns, villages, and topics ranging from 1821-1929. Collection provided by the CT State Library.
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A curated list of useful genealogical research sites. Includes HeritageQuest, Ancestry, Social Security Index and more.
|Treasures of Connecticut Libraries|
Items in the collection come from libraries and their partnering cultural institutions across Connecticut and include historical photographs, maps, postcards, films and more, all made available for online searching. A joint project of the Connecticut State Library and the Library Connection cooperative.
|Mango Languages (mobile app available as well)|
Online language learning, bursting with culture and fun. Choose from over 71 languages, including Latin, biblical and ESL courses, immerse yourself in specialty courses such as Arab etiquette, flamenco dancing and feng shui, and watch movies designed to improve your fluency.
FSI, DLI and Peace Corps Language courses. This project is the internet's largest collection of free public domain language learning materials. It hosts thousands of free ebooks, audios and videos for over 130 languages from around the world.
|Law and Legal Reference|
|Connecticut Legal Forms Library|
A huge selection of editable legal forms to use for divorce, wills, landlord / tenant, name changes, power of attorney and more. Includes legal definitions and FAQs, tax forms and attorney directories.
|Magazines, Newspapers and Journals|
|New York Times - remote access (outside library)|
To access remotely, click the above link and redeem the provided access code. You will need to create or log-in with your existing New York Times account. Once logged in, you will get a 72 hour access pass. Once that expires you may log-in for additional passes.
New York Times - use this link for access within the library
NYTimes.com is a multi-platform news tool that provides full access to New York Times and International New York Times content, including breaking news, multimedia, reviews and opinion, blogs, videos and more. NYTimes.com is updated 24/7 with corresponding time stamps. From the home page, one can access more than 25 Times sections, including World, Politics, New York, Opinion, Business, Technology, Science, Sports, Arts, Fashion & Style, and Video. Users will need to set up an account using an email address.
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Respected newspapers searchable online through the CT State Library. Titles include The New York Times, The Hartford Courant (current and historical), Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and more!
|researchIT CT (Popular magazines)|
Popular magazines offered online through the CT State Library. Titles include People, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Wired, Prevention, Men's Health, Harper's Bazaar, Money and more!