General Research & Reference

Encyclopedia Judaica

Encyclopedia Judaica

A 22-volume English-language encyclopedia of the Jewish people and their faith, Judaism. This e-book covers diverse areas of the Jewish world and civilization, including Jewish history of all eras, culture, holidays, language, scripture, and religious teachings.

Global Road Warrior

Global Road Warrior

A comprehensive social/cultural, travel, and international business resource, covering 175 countries and territories. It includes everything you need to know about traveling!

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Hartford Courant

The Hartford Courant subscription is split into three different time periods. Note: the years of 1923-1991 are available onsite at the Bloomfield Public Libraries to all patrons, or offsite to Bloomfield library card holders only.

Hartford Courant (1992-Present)

Hartford Courant (1923-1991)

Hartford Courant (1764-1922)


Get a 72-hour access code for New York Times online

The New York Times Online

Access accurate, up-to-date, trustworthy news from The New York Times online! To access content on NYTimes.com remotely (from home), you must first redeem a 72-hour access code. First-time users will need to create a NYTimes.com user account when prompted.

If you are in a library building, or have already activated a code within the last three days, go directly to NYTimes.com to login and access content.

Download The New York Times app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store today!


research IT CT Free Online Resources

researchIT CT: Connecticut’s Research Engine

Search articles, magazines, newspapers, health & science, business, history & genealogy, and much more! A service of the CT State Library and your local library.

Reference USA

Reference USA

Provides access to 120 million residential telephone numbers and listings! Reference USA is the premier source of business and residential information for reference and research, and also includes job/internship postings and healthcare provider listings.

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