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researchITCTOneClickdigital[1]ResearchIT CT – Search magazine, newspapers, journals, and more. Provided by the Connecticut State Library

NewsBank – Search the Atlantic, National Review, Newsweek, Science Illustrated, and many more.


Ancestry – The world’s largest online family history resource. Available in the library only.

Connecticut Post – Search the Connecticut Post from September 2001 – now.

Consumer Reports – Read product ratings and reviews before you shop.



Creative Bug – DIY projects, crafts, and maker resources. Take a class, watch a tutorial, unlock your creativity.

flipster logo Flipster – Popular magazines downloadable to your computer or mobile device.


Freegal – Stream music and create playlists. You can also download up to 5 songs a week with your library card. The songs are yours to keep. Look for the Freegal app in the Apple App Store and Google Play. 


Hoopla – Instantly borrow free digital movies or tv episodes. Ebooks, downloadable audiobooks, and digital comics are also available.



JobNow! – Live job coaching to help you with your resume and interviewing skills. Submit your resume and receive constructive feedback.


Mango Languages

Mango Languages – Learn more than 60 languages right from your computer, tablet or smartphone.


Morningstar – Invest wisely! Morningstar provides a wealth of in-depth financial information, objective research, and insightful commentary. Use the “In library link” for use in the library and the “Remote Use Link” for access from home.


NoveList Plus – Find your next great read! Titles, articles, and lists for both your fiction and nonfiction needs.


OneClick Digital – Download an audiobook for kids from Stratford’s collection or browse a state-wide collection of downloadable audiobooks.

OverDrive – Download free ebooks and eaudiobooks to your electronic device.

Reference USA – Search for businesses and individuals in the U.S. and Canada in this comprehensive database with millions of records.

Stratford Star – Browse or search the Stratford Star for articles from 2006–October 11, 2018.

Testing and Education Reference Resource Center


Testing and Education Resource Center – Prep for SAT, ACT, AP tests: build skills in reading, writing, math, and science.



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