Online Resources

Historical & Genealogical Resources

American Ancestors

(ONLY AVAILABLE FROM WITHIN THE MAIN LIBRARY)
American Ancestors provides access to more than 1.4 billion records spanning twenty-two countries covering the United States, the British Isles, continental Europe, and beyond, including one of the most extensive online collections of early American genealogical records, the largest searchable collection of published genealogical research journals and magazines, and the largest collection of U.S Catholic records online.

ancestry

Ancestry.com Library Edition

(ONLY AVAILABLE FROM WITHIN THE LIBRARY)
Research your family history! With access to vital, military, immigration and census records you will be able to start uncovering your family’s story.

Encyclopedia Britannica

Farmington Library card required to register.

Heritage Quest

(ONLY AVAILABLE FROM WITHIN THE LIBRARY)
A genealogy research database.

Historic Hartford Courant


Skill-Building Resources

CreativeBug

Creativebug.com has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Nurture your creative side with video classes in painting, knitting, crafting, sewing & more, all a click away with your Farmington Library card!

Farmington Library card required to register.

DrivingTests.org?

With DrivingTests.org you have access to following, Connecticut specific, resources:

  • 11 car practice tests
  • 9 motorcycle practice tests
  • 27 CDL practice tests
  • 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
  • A FAQ section with detailed answers to over 100 DMV-related questions

Lynda.com

Now available from home, Lynda.com provides users with thousands of professional tutorials. Topics include, Microsoft Office Suite, 3D Printing and Design, Digital Photo Editing, Computer Coding and Programming Languages and much more!

Farmington Library card required to register.

Transparent Language

Transparent Language Online offers the most comprehensive language-learning solution with over 100 languages, an extensive ESOL collection, flexible learning paths and apps for all your mobile devices.

Farmington Library card required to register.

Getting Started with Transparent Language


Small Business & Job Searching Resources

AtoZdatabases

AtoZdatabases is the Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

Download the mobile App from your device’s app store to get phone numbers and much more on the go.

Farmington Library card required to register.

JobNow!

Live, anytime, anywhere job assistance, including up-to-date nation-wide and local job search engines, professional resume critique and proven interview techniques. Experience personalized career center seamlessly integrated with advanced virtual technology to help job seekers of diverse backgrounds and needs.

Farmington Library card required to register.

Morningstar

The Morningstar Investment Research Center Online.

Farmington Library card required to register.


E-Publishing & Readers Advisory Resources

Pressbooks Public

Design your own books, newsletters, poetry, novels, and any other written content in digital and print-ready formats using Pressbooks. Start creating by logging in with your BiblioBoard Library username and password.

Ready to e-publish your book? Take your newly designed content and head on over to SELF-e (see details below).

SELF-e: Self-Publishing

Self-publish with SELF-e!  SELF-e lets you share your e-book with libraries throughout Connecticut in the “Indie Connecticut” collection.

All Indie Connecticut SELF-e accepted works are also eligible for special contests and for inclusion in the Library Journal curated, best-of-the-best “SELF-e Select” collection. Readers across the state can discover your work with the potential for national exposure. Submit your book to SELF-e now!

In order to publish, your work needs to be in PDF format, or designed using Pressbooks Public.  Ask the librarians at the Adult Information desk if you need help with the format.  For an informational video about the SELF-e program, click here.

Interested in reading local author’s works?  To read submissions from local indie authors all over CT, check out Indie CT.

BiblioBoard

Discover local content from self-published authors, top indie eBooks and so much more. Never experience a hold, checkout or lending limit.

Download the BiblioBoard Library app for your Apple, Android or Kindle device now, or visit library.biblioboard.com on any web browser.

Novelist Plus

Discover read-alikes for your favorite book, series, author or audiobook narrator. Find out what book comes next in a series. Create lists of books you have read or want to read. Keep up with the latest in new releases and award lists. Print or download discussion questions for book groups.

Available to anyone from within the Main Library or Barney Library, and to Farmington Library card holders from anywhere anytime.


CT State Library Resources

ResearchIT CT – Free Online Resources

Includes: resources for students, e-reference books, newspapers, magazine and journal articles, health and science resources, genealogy resources and much more…