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If your goal is finding information quickly and easily, you’ve come to the right place!

Welcome to the Hartford Public Library’s Online Education and Research page. These searchable online databases and resource websites offer facts, learning and knowledge no matter the topic.

researchIT CT

researchIT CT allows Connecticut library cardholders to search thousands of databases, magazines, journals, newspapers, and catalogs. Signing in may require your library card number.

Hartford Public Library cardholders may also access the following resource websites:

Auto Repair Reference Center - ARRC contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. - Access the latest news, product ratings and reviews, buying advice, and much more.

Transparent Language Online - Transparent Language Online is a powerful language learning system that uses flashcards to teach you a set of words or phrases. It is the fastest possible way to lock foreign words and phrases in your long-term memory. For more information contact Transparent Language Customer Service at 800-567-9619.

Job Now - Provides live interactive online help combined with online resources to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job  

Learning Express -  Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you. 

Reference USA - The premier source of business and residential information for reference and research

UniversalClass™ - The UniversalClass™ website offers hundreds of affordable online CE classes facilitated by dedicated instructors sharing their knowledge on almost any imaginable topic. Join us today, and let's start learning together.

The following resources do not require a library card:

World Book Kids - Based on World Book's award-winning encyclopedia, World Book Kids includes thousands of easy-to-read articles, engaging images and illustrations, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources.

World Book Online Info Finder - The optimal resource for patrons in elementary and middle school coming to the library for help with their homework and research projects. World Book Online Info Finder includes all the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools.

Hartford History Center - The Hartford History Center is home to the Hartford Collection, a non-circulating, multi-media collection comprised of more than 50,000 books, trade publications, directories, postcards, photographs and memorabilia that convey community life in Hartford spanning nearly 300 years.