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A-Z Databases


Databases marked with are only available to Ferguson library card holders.


Best Bets for Articles and Information:

Reference USA: White and Yellow pages, company information.
JSTOR: 461 international scholarly materials from more than 24 disciplines.


Academic Research Premier Encompasses the expansive academic disciplines designed specifically for academic institutions.
Access Business News Business News from Blogs, College/University Newspapers, Journals, Newsletters, Newspapers, Newswires.

Access International Newspapers 

International News.

Access U.S. Broadcast Transcripts

Broadcast transcripts.
Access U.S. Newswires US News from Blogs, College/University Newspapers, Journals, Newsletters, Newspapers, and Newswires.
Access Science  Premiere online science platform, featuring fully searchable content from McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.


Stamford Advocate - Full Text (1/14/2005 – current)
Advocate Historical Archive Explore news articles from Stamford Advocate and Daily Advocate 1829 – 2004
Advocate (historical and current) Explore news articles 1829 – present

Family histories. Only available on-site at The Ferguson Library.
Biography Reference Bank  Full-text database for biographical research.
Biography Reference Center Full-text biographies on notable personalities from around the world, including actors, authors, world leaders
Books in Print   Availability of printed books.
Census  Primary source for statistics on United States population, socio-economic and geographic indicators.
Christian Science Monitor (Proquest) (1988) Independent daily providing national and international news and commentary on peoples and cultures.
Connecticut History Online  Articles, prints and photographs of Connecticut history.
Connecticut Digital Collections From the Connecticut State Library, and the State Archives - includes court documents, law and legal materials and photographs.
Connecticut State Library Digital Collections ( Genealogical search for Connecticut specific records.
Connecticut Physician Profile Connecticut licensed physicians. Specialty, education, languages spoken, board certification, and any malpractice actions.
Consumer Reports Consumer-oriented product reviews.
Dun & Bradstreet Million Dollar Database  Comprehensive company information on public and private companies.
Directory of Open Access Journals   Free, full text, peer reviewed scientific and scholarly journals. Various subjects and languages.
EDGAR  Search for company filings, mutual fund prospectuses and retrieve filings made in the previous week.
Encyclopedia Americana One of the largest general encyclopedias in the English language.
Encyclopedia of Associations

Comprehensive source of detailed information concerning nonprofit American membership organizations of national scope.

Encyclopedia Judaica 

Over 21,000 entries on Jewish life, culture, history, and religion.

ERIC   Digital library of education related resources sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the US Department of Education.
Ferguson Library E-Journals List of all electronic magazines and journals accessible from the library's databases.
First Gov    Links to state and local government and ways to contact government officials. Topical Index.
Glassdoor Provides insider's views of jobs, salaries, and companies.
GPO Federal Digital System  Access to official Federal Government publications.


Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia  In English and Spanish.
Hartford Courant (1992-)  Full-text articles from 1992 to present.
Hartford Courant Historical (1764-1922)   Articles from 1764-1922.
Health & Wellness Resource Center including Alt Health lntegrated access to medical, statistical, health, and related informations
Healthfinder  Government resource to health and human services databases, websites, and agencies.
Heritage Quest Online   Research resource for family history and American culture. Includes federal census records and the UMI Genealogy and Local History collection.
History Reference Center Extensive full-text history reference database, featuring full text for reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction.
Historical photos of Stamford Digital Images of historical Stamford.
ICONN - Request
Connecticut's statewide library catalog.
ICONN-A-Z E-Journals
Connecticut's statewide library electronic serials, from A-Z. 
ICONN Newstand (Proquest) Search all newspaper databases.
ICONN OneSearch 
Search all ICONN databases.
JobNow! Career resources, resume builder and lab, interviewing coaching.
JSTOR    461 international scholarly materials from more than 24 disciplines.
Legal Information Reference Center Full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books – includes legal forms.
Literature Criticism Online  Extensive compilation of literary commentary on modern and historical authors and their works.
Los Angles Times (Proquest) (1985)   Full text articles 1985 to present.
Mango Online language-learning system that offers Chinese, French, Italian, Hebrew and Spanish. It also offers English for Arabic, Chinese, French, Polish, Russian, and Spanish speakers.
Main File Full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents.
Martindale Hubbell   Locate the credentials of more than one million lawyers and firms.
MasterFile Premier Includes Consumer Reports.
MEDLINEplus  Comprehensive health, wellness and medical information from National Library of Medicine. Includes medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, directories of medical providers and organizations. Also available in Spanish.
Morningstar Investment Research Center Comprehensive financial information on thousands of mutual funds, exchange-traded funds. Up-to-date information on returns and New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ stocks.

A comprehensive guide to the growing nonprofit world designed for marketers, sales staff, and nonprofit professionals. Provides contact and basic factual information on the largest nonprofit organizations in the United States.
New Book of Popular Science   Science articles, projects, and news stories.


Comprehensive news collection including print and online newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos at the local, regional, national and international level.
Newspaper Source Plus
Comprehensive full text coverage for most major newspapers.
Newspapers of Connecticut
Sample Collection of historical newspapers covering the various regions, perspectives and topics of the Civil War era of Connecticut.
New York State Physician Profiles  For New York state licensed physicians. Specialty, education, languages spoken, board certification, and any malpractice actions.
New York Times (Proquest) (1980-)   National and international news, opinion and commentary from The New York Times – full text available from 1985 to present.
New York Times Historical (1851-2009)  Offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue.
Nonfiction Book Collection - High School Students E-Reference books.
Novelist Plus Contains reviews of both fiction and nonfiction,plot summaries, book discussion guides, and recommendations.
Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre en linea  Spanish language encyclopedia for elementary and middle school children.
Occupational Outlook Handbook Career information for people making decisions about their future work lives.
Patents & Trademark  Search and track patents and trademarks.
PLoS (Public Library of Science) Journals  Peer-reviewed, open-access scientific and medical journals that include original research as well as timely feature articles.
Professional Development Collection Collection of full-text education journals.
PubMed  Over 11 million MEDLINE citations. Links to full-text article websites.
Reference USA  Go to for business and residential information.  14 million U.S. companies; 855,000 physicians and dentists; and 89 million residents listed. 
Referencia Latina Spanish-language, multidisciplinary content. 
Science Reference Center Comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content.
Small Business Resource Center                                 Small business management resources via combination of periodicals and reference content.
Stamford Newspaper Obituary Index
An index of obituaries published in the Stamford newspapers starting from 1830.

Standard & Poor's Net Advantage


Comprehensive source of business and investment information. Includes industry surveys, stock reports, corporation records, The Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives, and mutual fund reports.
Student Research Center Search by keyword or by topic.
Teacher Reference Center Indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals for teacher education.
Testing & Education Reference Center
Search for colleges, grad schools, online learning opportunities, programs for international students, and nursing schools. Practice tests for a range of standardized tests, including the G.E.D, PRAXIS,  SAT and more.
 TOPICSearch Current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries.

One-on-one tutoring every day from 3 to 10 pm. Students K to 12 can get help with math, science, social studies, and English.

ValueLine  Covers stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks.
Wall Street Journal (Proquest) (1984 - ) 1984 – Present.
Washington Post (Proquest) (1987 - ) 1987- Present.  Search the collections of libraries from around the U.S. and the world for books, periodicals, sound recordings, and much more.
Zinio Digital Magazine Collection.