To access databases from home you may need to enter your library card number to log in. Ancestry.com Library Edition can only be accessed on the desktop computers within the Southbury Public Library. If you have any questions please contact the Reference Department at 203-262-0626 ext.130.
Business & Company Resource Center
Search for companies by name, ticker symbol, industry code, etc.
Search for industries by SIC or NAICS code or description. Search for articles and publications related to businesses.
Search for magazines, newspapers, and journals by title, subject, or ISSN.
Search legal publication from highly regarded sources. Indexing includes information from major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals.
A to Z Databases
Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents.
Educator’s Reference Complete
Content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education. Includes full-text reports from academic journals.
The 1940 census records were released by the US National Archives April 2, 2012, and brought online through a partnership with Archives.com. This website allows you full access to the 1940 census images, in addition to 1940 census maps and descriptions.
A great catchall site to find records dedicated to a particular are in the United States.
Provides helpful links to every state in the union and every country in the world to help you learn what’s available as you search for your ancestors.
Run by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Free census records being added regularly; Social Security Death Index (SSDI). Free databases from all over the world being uploaded weekly. Recently added digital books.
Find a Grave
Pictures of gravestones and information from cemeteries all over the world.
Google your Family Tree
Put in a name enclosed in quotation marks. Insert a tilde (~) and the word genealogy.
Add a place with the plus sign (+). For example: “George Washington” +Chicago ~genealogy
Use your library card number to log-in. Includes federal census records from 1790 - 1930.
Search genealogy information including Census and Revolutionary War data.
Website dedicated to free genealogical research.
One-Step Webpages by Steve Morse
Use to find passenger lists, naturalizations, and birthdays.
US Gen Web Project
Volunteers post information to keep genealogy free.
Click on the state where the event occurred to find out how to order a death certificate, birth certificate, or marriage certificate. The cost and regulations for obtaining these documents varies from state to state.
RMS Titanic facts and history
Official U.S. government source for fuel economy information. Find fuel economy data for new model year cars, sport utility vehicles, and light trucks. The website contains fuel economy data for new and used passenger vehicles dating back to 1984, allows side-by-side vehicle comparisons, and offers fuel-saving tips.
General Reference Center GOLD
General interest database searching many different sources. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.
Connecticut’s Research Engine. Search newspapers, journal articles, or look for a book in the statewide catalog.
The US Government’s official webpage
Healthnet: Connecticut Consumer Health Information Network
University of Connecticut Health Center Library’s consumer health information program. Includes resource guides and medical news as well as helpful research tips.
“MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.”
“PubMed comprises more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.”
2-1-1 Connecticut Community Resource Database
Search Connecticut based heath & human service providers by category, keyword, or agency name.
Biography In Context
Search for information about famous people past & present.
Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Great place to begin a search for information about people. The search will provide information on which publication to consult for biographical information
Connecticut Digital Collections
Search Connecticut History Online, Newspapers of Connecticut, and Treasures of Connecticut Libraries
Life Writing Connection
Organization that sees value in helping to preserve privately-held, unpublished life writing– journals, diaries, notebooks, personal letters, and autobiographies or memoirs. Co-founded by Olivia Dresher and Audrey Borenstein, Life Writing Connection collects and publishes information in an annotated directory that may be used by researchers, libraries, and anyone interested in life writing.
Find peer-reviewed and full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995.
Search documents from thousands of sources, covering research and subject areas including the arts, business, health & medicine, history, literature & language, science & technology, and social sciences. Search obituaries, and newspapers including:
- The Christian Science Monitor
- Hartford Courant
- National Newspapers Core
- New York Times
- ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Hartford Courant (1764-1922)
- The Wall Street Journal
- The Washington Post
Science in Context
Features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects. Includes information about earth science, life science, space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography.