Research Databases Available Through the Connecticut State Library

An alphabetical listing of research databases with legal, biographical, genealogical, government, and general information, including indexes, journals, and online newspapers available on-site at the Connecticut State Library. (From other locations, you will need your library card). View a list of only those databases that are available outside of the library. To find a specific journal, magazine, or newspaper by title, try our E-Journal Locator or search our library catalog.

View the list of all research databases available through the Connecticut State Library

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Database Namesort icon Is this resource remotely accessible?
Access Newspaper Archive

Historical newspaper database covering over 400 cities and towns from the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. dating back as far as the 1700's. More details in the library catalog.

Historians, Genealogists, Online, Newspapers No
Accounting & Tax with Standards

Accounting research database, proving access to top journals, reference reports, proceedings and dissertations. More details in the library catalog.

Legal Researchers, Online, State Library card Yes
American Ancestors

The primary research site of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. It offers online newsletters, access to databases, and other resources.  Please ask a librarian for login assistance.

 

 

Historians, Genealogists, Online No
American Indian History Online

Biographies, Events, Primary Sources, Timelines, Images, Maps and Charts, Tribes and Culture Areas. More details in the library catalog.

Historians, Genealogists, Online, State Library card, Native Americans Yes
American Indian Law Collection (HeinOnline)

With more than 900 unique titles and 900,000 pages dedicated to American Indian Law, this collection includes an expansive archive of treaties, federal statutes and regulations, federal case law, tribal codes, constitutions, and jurisprudence. It also features Statutory Compilation of the Indian Law Survey. A Compendium of Federal Laws and Treaties Relating to Indians, Pts. 1-46 (1776-1938), a rare compilation edited by Felix S. Cohen, as well as Cohen's 1940 Temporary Edition of the Handbook of Federal Indian Law. This is a very rare (and apparently unpublished) edition that appears to have been circulated by Cohen only to his colleagues within the Department of the Interior. Here is the description from the Foreward to the 2005 edition of the Handbook:

"...the Handbook was first issued in 1940 as a temporary edition with limited circulation in the Department of the Interior. The first printing available to the public in 1941, but the press run was small. The 1942 printing was the first edition widely available."

Legal Researchers, Online, State Library card, Law & Legislation, Native Americans Yes
American Periodicals Series Online, 1740-1900

Digitized images of over 1,100 American magazines and journals that began publication between 1740 and 1900. More details in the library catalog.

Historians, Genealogists, Online, State Library card Yes
American State Papers, 1789-1838

United States legislative and executive documents. Coverage: 1stthrough 25th Congresses, 1789-1838, American State Papers Vols. 1-38. More details in the library catalog.

Online, Governmental Information No
Ancestry.com Genealogical databases, articles, and full-text books. Coverage: International, with focus on North America. Historians, Genealogists, Online No
Ancestry.com: CT State Library Collections

The Connecticut State Library Collections in Ancestry.com include the following:

 

  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880
  • U.S. Federal Census - 1880 Schedules of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes
  • Connecticut, Passport and Birth Certificates, 1852-1928
  • Connecticut, Military Census, 1917
  • Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions, 1629-1934
  • Connecticut, School Age Certificates, 1904-1911
  • Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920
  • Hartford, Connecticut Probate Records, 1639-1700
  • U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885

 

To access the State Library's materials on Ancestry.com, you will need to create a free, individual account with Ancestry.com. In doing so, be aware that you may receive large amounts of e-mail from Ancestry.com unless you choose to opt out of receiving those e-mails.

Historians, Genealogists, Online, Any CT library card, History & Genealogy Yes
Archive Finder

Directory of repositories and collections of primary source material housed across the United States. Formerly known as "Archives USA." More details in the library catalog.

Historians, Genealogists, Online, State Library card Yes
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