We offer a variety of online databases, covering many topics. Please note: A valid Rocky Hill library card may be required for some resources. Most databases can be accessed from home, even when the library is closed. Questions? Stop by or call the Information Desk at 860-258-7623.
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. Answers await everyone—whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist or historian—inside the more than 7,000 available databases. Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.
Black Freedom Struggle in the U.S.
Visitors will find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom. This resource supports a wide range of students, from middle and high school to college, as well independent researchers and anyone interested in learning more about the ongoing Black Freedom Struggle. These reliable, easily discoverable materials may be used for homework assignments, personal inquiry, research papers and National History Day type-projects focused on African American history in the U.S.
Connecticut History Illustrated
CHI brings together the Connecticut history-related digital resources of libraries, archives, museums, galleries, historical societies and other cultural heritage institutions in Connecticut. It contains material as varied as the history of the state, from documents to images, from maps to audio and video covering the entire spectrum of work, play, and life in Connecticut. CHI makes it possible for students, teachers, scholars and the general public to discover and use all types of digitized and born digital material including still and moving images, documents, sound recordings, (including oral histories), maps, books, pamphlets, broadsides, paintings, and three-dimensional artifacts all relating to the history and culture of Connecticut from the 17th to the 21st century. These resources are free to use for personal enjoyment, reference, and educational purposes.
LearningExpress Computer Skills Center
Video courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the materials in this center to learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design, and more. Skill level goes beyond basic to advanced.
Cypress Resume is a service that helps you create a professional resume, cover letter, or reference sheet. Cypress Resume uses an easy process, broken down into simple steps, with a Document Manager that makes it easy to view, download, edit, or delete any saved documents. So, no more excuses, use Cypress Resume to land that interview!
Use this ebook database for all your academic projects! EBSCOhost is actually a collection of databases that focus on nonfiction titles and articles covering all topics, from Hitler to Harry Potter. This database collection features full ebook titles, as well as access to articles through other EBSCOhost databases like Academic Search Premier, Biography Reference Bank, and History Reference Center. This database is available to Rocky Hill Library card holders only.
findIT CT is Connecticut's statewide library catalog. Use it to search hundreds of Connecticut libraries to find millions of books, videos, CDs and DVDs.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers is the definitive newspaper digital archive offering full-text and full-image articles for significant newspapers dating back to the eighteenth century. As part of the ProQuest Historical Newspapers program, every issue of each title includes the complete paper, cover-to-cover, with full-page and article images in easily downloadable PDF format.
The Cora J. Belden Library offers a digital database for archives of the Hartford Courant. Use the links below to access the Hartford Courant through the years.
Please note: You may need your library card number to access these resources.
Hartford Courant: 1992 - Present
Hartford Courant: 1764 - 1922
Brainfuse HelpNow offers a comprehensive suite of online academic services designed to support many learning needs and styles. It provides expert online services such as live, real-time professional tutoring, a foreign language lab, and a online writing lab that offers live writing assistance. In addition, it provides study tools such as a Test Center to help with standardized tests (SAT, ACT, GED and more) and practice subject specific tests, like math and science, as well as 24/7 access to an extensive library of online flashcard sets in hundreds of subjects. Finally, it provides an Adult Learning Center with comprehensive academic support from trained adult education specialists in areas such as US Citizenship testing, resume and cover letter assistance, and core skills building.
JobNow, powered by Brainfuse, provides live interactive online help combined with online resources to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job. It includes services such as a Live Interview Coach service to help you prepare for your interview, a Resume Builder Lab that provides the resources you need to craft a winning resume, and informative, easy-to-use, and free Internet career resources for job seekers, including personality and career assessments.
JobNow - Live Unemployment Benefits Assistance
A new service through JobNow! Live unemployment benefits coaches are available to help workers determine unemployment eligibility benefits using state and federal guidelines. Filling out the application and finding the right unemployment resources can be overwhelming. During this unprecedented time, it is JobNow's goal to help workers receive the benefits they are entitled to. It is located on the homepage under the Career column. From there, you’re able to access both the live coaches as well as resources.
LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator
Get detailed information on more than 1,100 occupations. Find careers that match your skills and interests. Access millions of current job and internship postings. Create professional resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, and more. Job & Career Accelerator is your guide to getting hired. What are you waiting for – get started now!
Legal Information Reference Center
Legal Information Reference Center is an online database designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. It includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, as well as thousands of legal forms.
Morningstar - Investment Research Center
Morningstar is an investment research website with information on mutual funds, ETFs, market analysis, and portfolios. As a respected source of investment information, Morningstar empowers you with reliable market data, analysis, and education. Morningstar offers in-depth analyses of over 2,000 companies, funds, and ETFs. Investors can search for a specific company or fund using its ticker symbol, or use screeners to sort through thousands of stocks and funds. If you’re new to investing, Morningstar has resources to help you build your skills. With over 100 courses on stocks, funds, and portfolio building, you’ll find everything you need to know about investing.
NoveList is a resource that provides book recommendations based on appeal factors, curated lists, and read-alikes for titles you enjoy. Appeal factors are specific elements of a story that NoveList has created to help identify what you enjoyed about a title. NoveList also provides Recommended Reads Lists, which are collections of titles that have a similar theme. Every title in NoveList also has a “Read-alikes” section with similar titles for you to peruse.
researchIT CT is part of the Connecticut Education Network. It provides all students, faculty and residents with online access to essential library and information resources. It is administered by the Connecticut State Library in conjunction with your local library. Through researchIT CT, a core level of information resources including secured access to licensed databases is available to every citizen in Connecticut. In addition, specialized research information is available to college students and faculty.
Contact InformationTown of Rocky Hill
Cora J. Belden Library
33 Church St.
Rocky Hill, CT