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Research Databases

Whether you’re doing research for school, research on buying a car, or research on what book to read next, we’ve got a database that can help you.



Access thousands of genealogy records including, birth, death, marriage, immigration, voter, and census records.  Ancestry.com must be accessed from inside the library either on a library computer or a laptop on our wifi.  Ask a staff member for help. 





Connecticut’s free research database is really many databases in one.  Magazine articles, archived newspaper articles, business and industry resources, homework help, and science articles (plus many more).  Take a look at the individual resources below!  Please note that although these resources are free, you do need to have a valid Connecticut library card. 

Power Search is iConn’s largest collection of articles from magazines, newspapers, academic   journals, and trade publications.


Business Insights: Essentials contains a wealth of information on companies and business industries.  


Covering US History from colonial times to present, this database is an integrated collection of articles from scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers.  It contains primary documents, timelines, historical maps and audio and video clips.  

Perhaps you’re a student of world history?  This database covers antiquity to the present all around the world. 


Articles from legal, business and industry publications.  




Biographies and images of individuals from antiquity to present.


Medical information for health practitioners and general readers. 




 Foundation Center Grant Databases


3 databases all for people looking for grants! One for non-profits, one for individuals and one for philanthropy trends.  This database is only accessible from inside the library.  Email Madhu to schedule an appointment to use one of these databases today: mgupta@plnl.org