Reference Links

REFERENCE LINKS

America’s News National newspapers
Connecticut Post Newspaper
Waterbury Republican-American Newspaper
Digital CT Newspapers from the CT State Library

Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project: All newspapers digitized during our first four grant cycles are available online in the Chronicling America database. You can access the Chronicling America page for each newspaper by clicking on the titles in the lists below.

First and Second Grant Cycles

During our first and second grant cycles, the following titles were digitized:

Third Grant Cycle

During our third grant cycle, the following titles were digitized:

Daily

Weeklies

Italian Language

African American

Labor

Fourth Grant Cycle

During our fourth grant cycle, the following titles were digitized:

FREE FAX SERVICE ONLINE

BOOKS

Barnes & Noble
Amazon Book Awards
Nutmeg Book Awards

COLLEGE

FAFSA Financial Aid https://www.onlineu.org/resources/what-is-fafsa-guide
17 Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU) https://www.ct.edu/
College Price Data Calculator https://www.collegecalc.org/
CT Colleges and Universities Stats 2022 https://www.intelligent.com/best-colleges-and-universities/connecticut/

LEGAL

U.S. Citizenship Resource Center
Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (Ombudsman to help with citizenship process or problems)
Law Library of Congress
State Judicial Branch
Legal Assistance Resource Center of CT
Report Nursing Home Abuse

Estate Planning Basics
Estate Planning Help
Estate Planning Forms and Tools
Living Wills

BUSINESS

Bloomberg Financial Information
Manta Business Information
CT Licensing Info Center
CT Market Data Zone
PeopleSmart.com

JOBS

CareerConnect :

Governor Lamont created CareerConneCT as part of his administration’s ongoing efforts to get individuals in Connecticut whose employment has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic back to work. These dollars will be delivered to several job training providers across Connecticut that offer reskilling and upskilling in several industry-focused areas, including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Information technology
  • CDL licensing
  • Green jobs
  • Infrastructure and construction
  • Life sciences
  • Business services

Opportunities include short-term certificate training programs that enable participants to earn industry-recognized credentials in as little as 5 to 12 weeks. These training programs are being offered at no cost to participants, and also include supportive services such as child care, transportation, and technology. The training providers are working directly with employers in Connecticut that are looking to fill job opportunities as soon as possible.

Many of these programs are targeting participants who have historically been most underrepresented in the workforce, including BIPOC, people with disabilities, the re-entry population, opportunity youth, and veterans, immigrants, and women.

Upon signing up for CareerConneCT, participants will be connected to the workforce development board or one of 15 community based organizations that serves their region, and they will then be placed in a training program.

There are still plenty of opportunities to sign up for CareerConneCT. For more information and to enroll, visit portal.ct.gov/careerconnect.

MoneyGeek’s Cost of Living Calculator – https://www.moneygeek.com/cost-of-living-calculator/

  • Detailed and customizeable graphs comparing over 350 cities across the U.S.
  • Compare housing, food, utilities, transportation, and other cost of living factors across cities
  • Income projections for each city selected

Rent Cafe Cost of Living Calculator- https://www.rentcafe.com/cost-of-living-calculator/.

Our calculator allows users to compare how much money they need to maintain the same standard of living in two different cities, based on their income and the price of necessities. The calculator takes into account housing, utilities, food, healthcare, transportation, goods & services and income.

 

LIBRARY LINKS

Librarian

Teen Jobs

HEALTH LINKS:

COVID-19 Resources

Addiction Recovery Centers in Connecticut

Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter: Help for the 80,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia in Connecticut and more than 178,000 family members and friends providing care. We are here to help. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Call our 24/7 Helpline: 1.800.272.3900.

Eating Disorders Resource Center:

The Eating Disorders Resource Center and Rimmon Pond Counseling Center is a referral service, support group and source of information on anorexia, bulimia and compulsive eating. The organization also provides counseling to individuals and families on drug addiction, sexual abuse, women’s self esteem and panic and anxiety disorders. It has offices at 100 Bank Street, Seymour. For meeting schedules and other information, call Mary Kruger at 203-888-0462.

National Eating Disorders Association

Mental health issues in youth LGBTQIA is serious and may result from a lack of awareness and support within communities. A resource page to educate families, schools, and communities on mental health issues they’re faced with and ways in which they can support them.

PTSD Resources

Testing for Sexually Transmitted Diseases at home: Since many STDs are undetectable in their early stages, those who are infected can unknowingly transmit these illnesses, while also risking their own health. Therefore, it’s important that sexually active individuals get tested regularly. At-home STD testing is a convenient, discreet way to check for common STDs. This article provides an overview of the screening process, as well as some FDA recommendations for the best at-home STD testing kits.

SENIORS

Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter: Help for the 80,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia in Connecticut and more than 178,000 family members and friends providing care. We are here to help. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Call our 24/7 Helpline: 1.800.272.3900.

Best Tablets to Purchase for Seniors: 10 Choices that best balance the seniors’ needs and their budget.

Community Resource Finder: AARP and Alzheimer’s Association have teamed up to provide this great tool to help you find resources including, but not limited to:

  • Alzheimer’s Association programs and events
  • AARP programs and events
  • Housing options
  • Care at home
  • Medical services
  • Community services

Caring.com :Caring.com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones.

A great resource for teaching older adults how to use their mobile devices. Generations Online have a free mobile app for both Android and Apple iOS: http://www.generationsonline.org/

Elder Abuse Reporting: the CT Attorney General’s Office and the CEJC launched the “Elder Justice Hotline” for older adults and those caring for older adults in Connecticut in need of information, aid, and justice. The hotline can be reached at 1-860-808-5555 or ct.gov/ag/elderhotline.

Incontinence/Adult Diaper Resources: How to Get Free or Low-Cost Disposable Adult Diapers, resources and directories, grant information

Assisted Living Resources : This website discusses all services available for seniors living in Connecticut, outlines helpful state programs for seniors and allows to find assisted living facilities in every city.

Report Nursing Home Abuse: How to report, Where to report, signs of abuse and where to get help with reporting abuse in nursing homes resources.

Protect Your Parents from Common Digital Traps   : Help with 4 common digitalscams seniors face.

Scams to Look Out For: A review of common internet and tech-based scams targeting older Americans and how you can spot these threats before it’s too late.

Veterans

American Legion Department in Connecticut
Links to resources on housing, finances, addiction services, discounts, education, job searching, PTSD services, health resources for veterans and their families.

CT DMV Veterans New Marker Plate Program
A new CT vehicle marker plate program for veterans with 10 different options to choose from.

CT Library Resources and Book Lists for Veterans 
Print and online materials, support, links, legal, financial, job information-one stop shopping for all your veterans’ and supporters needs.

David S. Miles American Legion Post 174
43 Oxford Road, Oxford. (203) 888-2988
dmpost174@gmail.com

PTSD Resources

Veteran Substance Abuse
Addiction information and Resources for Veterans

Veterans Crisis Line
Access free, confidential support 24/7, 365 days a year. The Veterans Crisis Line serves Veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve members, and those who support them.
Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1chat live, or text 838255.

Resources: Discrimination Against Veterans With Disabilities

The following agencies, tools and resources are designed to protect and assist veterans with disabilities against discrimination and prejudice in the workplace:

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION (EEOC)

The EEOC is an anti-discrimination agency designed to protect employees against discrimination.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ)

The DOJ is part of the federal government’s executive branch responsible for overseeing that justice is served through the legal system, and the administrative arm of the ADA.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)

The US DOL provides information on how to create a USERRA claim.

DOL, OFFICE OF FEDERAL CONTRACT COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS (OFCCP)

This division of the department of labor is responsible for compliance with contractor affirmative action requirements for veterans set up by VEVRAA.

NATIONAL RESOURCE DIRECTORY (NRD)

Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and DOL partner to offer job resources for veterans.

DOL ONE STOP CAREER CENTERS

The Department of Labor Career Centers help disabled veterans get coaching and find work.

EMPLOYER ASSISTANCE AND RECRUITING NETWORK (EARN)

This organization is another resource for disabled veterans looking for work to get picked for recruiting opportunities.

OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION NETWORK (O*NET) ONLINE

This is a data resource for job seekers that provides information on occupations.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

The US Department of Veteran Affairs, or VA, is the government agency that manages, monitors and oversees veteran programs, benefits and treatment in the United States.

U.S. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

Through the Office of Personnel Management veterans can link up with federal positions under the “Feds Hire Vets” program.

EEOC ENFORCEMENT GUIDANCE: REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION

This resource helps employers and disabled veterans understand situations of reasonable accommodation and undue hardship.

Website: www.eeoc.gov/policy/docs/accommodation.html

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Almanacs and Yearbooks

50States.com
This web site provides extensive information about the fifty states and capitals of the USA.

CIA World Factbook
This U.S. government resource provides detailed information on countries and non-self-governing territories around the world. The online edition of the World Factbook provides detailed information on a country’s economy, government, people, and geography. It also provides information on abbreviations, selected international environmental agreements, international organizations, weights and measures and more.

Farmers’ Almanac
The Farmer’s Almanac is one of America’s oldest online publications. It provides extensive information on gardening, weather and astronomy, including long-range weather forecasts. There are also links to many related weather sites.

Infoplease
This web site provides a wide range of information on many subjects, such as government, education, health, history, science, business, sports, entertainment, biography and much more. Also includes links to many other topics. Sources include almanacs, atlas, dictionary, and an encyclopedia (Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th edition).

Calendars and Chronologies

Anyday
This site provides information about historic events and birth dates that occurred on a selected day of the year.

Historychannel.com
Historychannel.com provides extensive information about events from automotive history, entertainment history, Cold War, Civil War, Vietnam and World War II history, Wall Street history, Old West history, technology history, and much more.

The History Net
This web site includes a detailed list of events that occurred on the current day’s date.

Today in History
The Library of Congress site which provides information about events that happened on today’s date throughout history.

Consumer Information

BestPlaces.net
Bestplaces gives city profiles for 1,000 U.S. cities and comparisons for any two cities using the following categories: crime, housing, economy, education, health, and climate; crime rates for 2,500 U.S. cities based on FBI Uniform Crime reports; climate profiles for 320 U.S. cities and 1,700 world cities; education statistics on 87,000 U.S. public schools; and cost-of-living and salary calculator in order to compare two cities.

Edmunds.com
Edmunds provides a variety of information on cars. It offers auto reviews, advice on evaluating and appraising cars, information on road tests, suggestions for buying, selling, and leasing. The web site includes information on finance, insurance, warranties, and many other topics of interest to automotive customers.

Frommers.com
A content-oriented travel site where the cost conscious traveler will find authoritative commentary on and recommendations for the best experiences travel has to offer. It includes world-wide information on hotels, restaurants, shopping, and other things of interest for tourists. Frommers provides links to useful travel sites on rail travel, lowest air fares, cruises, car rentals, etc.

Insure.com
Insure provides insurance information on home, life, business, auto, health, etc and is updated weekly.

Kelley Blue Book
The Kelley Blue Book guide for car and motorcycle buyers includes information on trade-ins, used car retail, new car preview, financing, insurance, lemon check, warranties, etc.

Kiplinger.com
A guide to finance and business forecasting information. The site offers information on saving and investing, taxes, credit, home ownership, paying for college, retirement planning, car buying, and other personal finance topics.

CNNMoney
This site, from CNNMoney in collaboration with Fortune and Money magazines, provides information on stocks, markets, funds, real estate, insurance, retirement and a number of other topics and links.

Dictionaries, Thesauri and Writing Guides

Acronym Finder
This site tells the meaning of common acronyms with a focus on computers, technology, telecommunications, and the military.

Cambridge Dictionaries Online
Search the Cambridge International Dictionary of English, Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary, Cambridge Dictionary of American English, Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms, Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs.

Dictionary.com
Dictionary.com offers a word of the day, a quote of the day, a daily crossword, full-text translation, word games and apps for mobile devices. It also contains the American Heritage Medical Dictionary, which contains over 45,000 definitions.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary and Thesaurus
Based on Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 10th edition, this website offers more than 160,000 entries. Each entry includes definition, pronunciation, grammatical function, brief etymology, and hypertext cross references. The thesaurus can be queried for similar words. Misspellings return suggested spellings.

Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences
The dictionary includes concise definitions of terms from sociology, criminology, political science, and women’s study with a particular focus on Canadian examples.

Phrase Finder
This website provides phrases, sayings, and clichés with their meanings and origins. Type in a word and it returns a list of related phrases/sayings.

Roget’s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
Online publication of Roget’s International Thesaurus, 2000 edition.

Thesaurus.com
This web site includes a thesaurus and a dictionary of English words and phrases, as well as writing resources and other useful links.

William Strunk, Jr.: Elements of Style
A standard manual of proper English language usage in writing, often recommended by teachers of English. Its focus is on the rules and principles of composition most commonly violated.

The WorldWideWeb Acronym and Abbreviation Finder
A database providing searches for both acronyms and words used in acronyms.

Yourdictionary.com
Includes a number of useful tools such as interactive text translator, Web page translator, grammars for many languages, specialty dictionaries, foreign language dictionaries, etc.

Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia.com
More than 50,000 articles taken from the Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia , 6th edition (The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia 2000). There are links to 170,000+ web sites as well as links to 3,000,000 additional premium articles via Electric Library.

Encyclopedia Mythica
An encyclopedia of myth, folklore, and legend.

Internet Directories

411.com
An online directory with people, business, reverse phone, reverse address, area code and zip code searches powered by White Pages, Inc.

AnyWho
This is AT&T’s directory service database taken from approximately 90 million White page listings and 10 million Yellow page listings. Use the reverse lookup directory to match a telephone number with a name and address. Maps and directions for an address are available via MapQuest.

Infobel.com
Infobel is an international business and residential phone, fax, and e-mail directory, including the United States which searches White and Yellow pages and includes maps.

InfoSpace
InfoSpace provides access to millions of U.S. and Canadian people, government offices and businesses. Search for a listing by name, address, business category or do a reverse lookup by phone number. Embassy information is under the Government section. The site also includes listings for several European countries and the World Directories section lists available phone books for the rest of the world.

Internet 800 DirectoryInternet 800 Directory En español
This is a directory of business toll free numbers which can be searched by company name, product or service.

ZIP Code Search
USPS provides free ZIP Code Look-Up and City/State/ZIP Code Association to assist the public with their addressing needs.

Money and Currency

The Interactive Currency Table
This website provides information on currency rates on earlier dates, beginning in 1995.

Investing for Beginners
Investing for beginners provides information on a variety of investing topics such as investing in stocks and bonds, global investing, investment research, estate planning, government information, and other issues of interest. It also includes a number of related links to insurance, bad credit repair, credit card ratings, global markets, etc.

The Universal Currency Converter
The site offers currency conversion services in English, French, and Swedish.

Opinion Polls

PollingReport.com
Results of new polls in politics and policy, business and economy, and the American scene compiled by the independent organization Polling Report, Inc. Browse indexed content and search by keyword.

Sign Language

Basic Guide to ASL
Combines text and graphics to provide American Sign Language word definitions. Includes the numbers 1-10 and the alphabet.

26 Resources for Learning Sign Language

An excellent guide to the best apps and resources to help people learn sign language.

Statistics

Census 2020 Gateway
This site will contain the results of the 2020 Census on such topics as race and group quotes. It includes links to other census sites and American Fact Finder.

Consumer Price Index
Published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, this web site provides the Consumer Price Index.

Economy at a Glance
This site from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides figures for unemployment, employment, average hourly earnings, productivity, the consumer price index, and the producer price index at the regional, state, and metropolitan levels.

New York State Statistics
This site includes periodic statistical briefs and an on-line version of multiple years of the New York State Statistical Yearbook, published by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government. It includes statistics on population, education, employment, transportation, agriculture and much more.

Population Reference Bureau
This website provides data and analysis on a variety of topics for areas and regions of the world. Topics include aging, crime, education, environment, HIV/AIDS, and many more. It includes a Quick Facts Search option. This site is maintained by the independent organization Population Reference Bureau.

Stateline.org
This site provides comprehensive and comparative information on the public policies of all 50 states. It contains current and archived news, a calendar of meetings and conferences, and background information about the states and their governments. The information is accessed either by the issues such as health care, education, welfare reform, transportation, and utility deregulation or by the state. Statistical data tables include: budget and taxes; crime and prisons; environment, income and poverty; insurance and accidents; and population, along with the issues listed above.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
The Statistical Abstract of the United States provided extensive statistical facts on broad topics, such as health, education, employment, prices, income, and science. This site includes the statistics from 1878 to 2012, when the program ended.

Transportation Trends, Surveys and Statistics (New York)
This website contains aviation, census, highway, transit and freight transportation data.

United Nations Statistics Division
This site provides economic, environmental, demographic and social statistics, and information on UNSD publications. Links to national and international statistics, references for international statistics, national publications, and statistical yearbooks and current statistics sites are available.

US Data and Statistics
Statistical information from more than 70 government agencies is organized in a subject based A-Z index or searchable by keyword. It is also organized by agencies and programs. It includes regional statistics for state, county, and local area data. Map stats for state and county data are available through a graphical interface.

World Trade Organization Statistics
The WTO gives statistics on merchandise and commercial services (world and regional) and historical trade by country, region and economic grouping.

Time

Earth View
Earth View shows an up-to-the-minute picture of time around the globe.

Greenwich Time
This site provides Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and many related documents, such as time converter, history on GMT, daylight saving time, calendar, the prime meridian, and world time zone. Links to miscellaneous sites including time quotes, dictionary, time tracks, books, and travels.

Horology
A portal for resources on horology on the Internet, categorized by horological organizations, reference sources on horology, timepieces (clocks and watches), issues in horology, and the exact time. It includes extensive foreign resources as well as national resources.

A Walk Through Time
A Walk Through Time presents a historic view of the evolution of time measurement. The series begins with ancient calendars and ends with the atomic age. It includes information on and pictures of sun clocks and water clocks, mechanical clocks, quartz clocks, and atomic beam clocks. The site also has information on Greenwich Mean Time and world time zones. It is produced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Physics Laboratory.

World Time Zone Map
This website offers the H.M. Nautical Almanac Office map of standard time zones, corrected to June 2000, with legend for universal time. There are three formats to print (PDF, html and Post Script). It is part of the Astronomical Applications Department of the U.S. Naval Observatory site, which provides extensive data services including sunrise/sunset/moonrise/moonset/twilight and dates, products information, U.S. time zone, and Universal Time and Greenwich Mean Time.

Weights and Measures

Convert It
Convert It is a very easy-to use measurement conversion calculator. Use the ‘Measurements Recognized’ page to choose any combination of approximately 800 SI, metric, American, English, historical, and ancient measures.

Convert Me
This site has interactive calculators for many common and exotic measurement systems, including metric, Ancient Greek, Roman, and old Russian. Measurements include weight and mass, distance and length, capacity and volume, area, speed, temperature, time, pressure, energy and work, circular measure, and computer storage. It is also available in Russian (Cyrillic font).

Measure Converter
This site offers conversion tables for area, mass and weight, distance and length, speed, money, percentage, power, pressure, radioactivity, and many other types of measurement units. Tables are available by unit name or category. The site offers a two-way converter.

Online Conversions
This website converts just about every possible measurement, every possible way. Just a few of the possibilities are: acceleration, area, clothing sizes, cooking, density, luminance, mass, power, pressure, velocity, voltage, and volume.