Resources for Research & Reference

Use your Gunn Memorial Library card to access these databases by entering your 14-digit barcode when prompted for a password or ID number. Access My Library

Researching a topic? Use to find:

  • Age-appropriate articles from magazines, journals, and newspapers
  • Subject-specific articles on science and history, and articles in Spanish

Researching your family history or a historical figure? Try these resources:

  • HeritageQuest, Hartford Courant-Historical, and over 600,000 biographies
  • CT Digital Collections for historical photographs, maps, oral histories

Looking for something to read or listen to? Use to access:

  • Downloadable Books – over 2,300 eAudio and over 700 eBook titles
  • Statewide library catalog representing more than 400 library collections


Grolier Online
Access this multimedia encyclopedia for research starters, teachers’ resources, news timelines, interactive atlas, dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia Americana, a journal of 25,000 current and historical events. For home access, you must first register.


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