Research

Our reference collection in the Library is replete with dictionaries, atlases, directories, almanacs and encyclopedias on all types of subjects. We also have the Connecticut General Statutes and state and local history materials and resources.

What’s On This Page: researchIT CT | Look for a JobLearn a Language | Local Information | Medical Information | Research Your Family History | Citizenship Resources | Ask A Question

researchIT CT

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researchIT CT is the state digital reference library, providing access to hundreds of magazines, journals, newspapers and other resources through licensed databases. If researching from home, you’ll need the barcode from your Library card.


Look for a Job

JobNow

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JobNow is the online resource for resume assistance, live job coaching, and links to other quality online resources.

Reference USA

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ReferenceUSA provides data on businesses, consumers, healthcare providers, new movers & homeowners, as well as historical business information. It assists business executives in finding valuable sales leads, conducting market research or competitive analysis, and provides an avenue for businesses to do effective marketing & outreach. Students are able to reference this data for research projects and job seekers may find gainful employment.

SkillUp CT

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The SkillUp CT program allows jobseekers to upgrade skills from their own homes.The SkillUp CT program is coordinated by the Connecticut Workforce Development Council (CWDC) in collaboration with the Connecticut Governor’s Workforce Council (GWC) and the Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL).

Occupational Outlook Handbook

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The Occupational Outlook Handbook is the U.S. government’s premier source of career guidance featuring hundreds of occupations—such as carpenters, teachers, and veterinarians. Revised annually, the latest version contains employment projections for the 2018-28 decade.


Learn a Language

Duolingo

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Duolingo is a free language-learning platform that includes a language-learning website and app, as well as a digital language proficiency assessment exam.

Memrise

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Memrise is a user-generated learning platform which uses flashcards as memory aids, specializing in language learning.


 

Locate Local Information

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The Town of Essex maintains a website with information for residents, businesses and visitors.

Essex ServicesCommunity Services Information

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There are numerous local community service organizations in the Essex area.

Essex OrganizationsLocal Organizations

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The library also updates a list of local organizations in the Essex area.

 


 

Medical Information

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MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s website; produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.

 


Research Your Family History

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Access Ancestry Library Edition From Home (Patrons with Essex Library cards only)
As “the world’s leading resource for online family history and genealogy,” Ancestry provides access to a large and diverse collection of online genealogical databases to help research your family’s history. (Ancestry Library Edition must be accessed ons

The Essex Library also maintains a web page with information about how to research your family history.


Citizenship Resources

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U.S. Citizenship

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U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services provides free web resources for those interested in becoming a U. S. citizen.


Ask A Question

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If you have a question, we have the expertise and resources to help you find the information you’re seeking. Please contact us in person or over the phone (860) 767-1560.

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