Research Tools and Database Subscriptions

These resources may be accessed from any device with internet access. For remote access you must enter the appropriate user name and password. Refer to the 2014-2015 Usernames & Passwords List to access these resources remotely (outside of school network). See Mrs. Szilagyi or Ms. George for additional help.

Hartford Courant

This is not the Hartford Courant website. Withour subscription, News in Education provides access to the daily paper online. Online articles include such features as translate (100+ languages), print individual articles, text to speech audio, and many more.


Collection includes information on the history, culture, and biographies of famous people from around the globe. Editions available with our subscription: World, Kids, States (U.S.), and Provinces (Canadian).


Access to magazines, journals, reference and biography resources covering topics in history, science, education, health and social issues, literature and sports…Databases and services highlighted are: Points of View, Literary Reference Center, Poetry and Short Story Reference Center, and Student Research Center. Use EBSCO Discovery to complete an integrated query/search all databases offered through our EBSCO subscription as well as the LMC webpage links.

Facts on File (Infobase Learning)

Collection covers topics in careers and history, as well as a rhyming dictionary. Titles included: Atlas of the North American Indian*, Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance*, Eyewitness to America’s Wars* (colonial wars to the war in Iraq), Middle East Almanac*, and Words to Rhyme With*.

Gale/Cengage- In Context Opposing Viewpoints

This collection of materials on controversial issues includes entries from the Opposing Viewpoints Series, as well as journal, magazine, newspaper and reference articles. Many topics also include images, video and audio archives..

Grolier Online

Access to five encyclopedias: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, New Book of Knowledge, New Book of Popular Science, and Lands & People, as well as a built in dictionary and atlas. Other features include links to international newspapers, websites, and related periodical articles.

Marshall Cavendish Reference

Collection of reference titles on health, science, technology, societal issues, literature, geography, and world cultures.

15 titles include Aquatic World, Diseases and Disorders, Drugs and Society, Facts about Drugs, Food & Nutrition*, Great American Writers*, Great World Writers*, How It Works, Open for Debate, Supreme Court Milestones*, The World & Its People: Eastern & Southern Asia*, The World and Its People: Europe*, The World and Its People: Middle East, West Asia, and North Africa*, and The World and Its People: The Americas* (includes the Caribbean).

Salem Press Reference

People and History: Decades*: 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, as well asGreat Lives from History* titles: Ancient World, Middle Ages, Renaissance, 17thCentury, 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, and Notorious.

Health: Cancer*, Genetics & Inherited Conditions*, Infectious Diseases and Conditions* and Psychology and Mental Health.*

STEM: Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society* and Applied Science*

Literature: Magills's Literary Annuals* (1977-2013)

Sharpe Reference

Titles included in this subscription are Social Issues in America*, Cultural Wars in America, Civil War Era and Reconstruction (1861-1877*, Sports in America (from1614 – present)

World Book Online

Titles in this subscription include three leveled encyclopedia: World Book Kids, World Book Student, and World Book Advanced*, as well as World Book Discover and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos. Special features include periodicals, website links, read aloud option, translations, and multimedia (pictures, graphs, video, charts).


This citation and research tool allows students to record, organize and synthesize information using online note cards as well as to create and format bibliographies in MLA, APA, or Chicago/Turabian style from any networked device anywhere, anytime. In addition, students can “share” work with teachers and partners. Logins are in process of being updated to 2013-2014 protocol. Freshmen logins are complete. All other students email Mrs. Szilagyi (nszilagyi@wethersfield.me) if you are having trouble accessing your account.

SRI Test

*These titles are also available in print in our reference collection.