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.
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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.
VetNow provides tailored support for veterans and their families with navigating the Veterans Affairs bureaucracy, providing academic tutoring, and employment transition assistance. Resources include VetNow Navigators, trained to help veterans and families connect with valuable benefits and resources.
Look for a Job
EBSCO Learning Express Job and Career Accelerator
LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator gives job seekers the most comprehensive collection of job search and career exploration tools anywhere — all in one place and always available online. It includes resume and letter builders with targeted samples and tips, millions of job and internship postings, interviewing advice and a personal dashboard to track users’ work. Available through 2021.
JobNow is the online resource for resume assistance, live job coaching, and links to other quality online resources.
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.
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
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 is a free language-learning platform that includes a language-learning website and app, as well as a digital language proficiency assessment exam.
Memrise is a user-generated learning platform which uses flashcards as memory aids, specializing in language learning.
Locate Local Information
Town of Essex Information
The Town of Essex maintains a website with information for residents, businesses and visitors.
Community Services Information
There are numerous local community service organizations in the Essex area.
The library also updates a list of local organizations in the Essex area.
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
Ancestry Library Edition
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.
U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services provides free web resources for those interested in becoming a U. S. citizen.
Ask A Question
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.