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Benezit Dictionary of Artists

The Benezit Dictionary of Artists is now available online for the first time via Oxford Art Online. With nearly 170,000 entries on artists from antiquity to the present day and featuring regular updates, Benezit is one of the most comprehensive and definitive resources on artists in the English language.

Credo Reference Collection

Credo Reference is a large online research tool that searches over 500 reference resources, as well as over 200,000 images and audio files and nearly 100 videos. Several music reference sources are also included in this database, including The Harvard Dictionary of Music.

Downloadable Audio Books

Many popular books available for download via OneClickdigital. Please note: this requires a CT public library card to create an account.

E-Books on EbscoHost

E-book collection of over 7,000 titles. Covers such disciplines as economics, philosophy,religion, American history, education and literary studies.


Includes more than 23,000 books and other documents from more than 200 of the world´s leading academic, STM, and professional publishers.

(EEBO) Early English Books Online

From the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare, this collection now contains about 100,000 titles.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online

This database includes: Over 180,000 titles (200,000 volumes) and includes books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides and more. It is based on the English Short Title Catalogue: works published in the UK during the 18th century plus thousands from elsewhere. It is primarily in English.

Encyclopedia of Associations (Gale)

Through the Directory website, users can search all 3 directories; Regional, National, and International Organizations. Users can search, sort, export and analyze data from the most recent editions of all 3 directories.

Encyclopedia of Popular Music

Covers all genres and periods of popular music from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Search the contents of over 100 online reference books covering science, health, history, medicine, religion, and social science.

Grove encyclopedia of Materials & Techniques in Art

The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date information on all aspects of this fundamental area of the visual arts. Coverage includes materials in art practice, materials in conservation, classes of artifacts, techniques and methods, tools, theory, fakes & forgeries, and conservation theorists and practitioners.

Humanities E-Books

Humanities E-Book is a digital collection of over 1,700 full-text titles offered by the ACLS in collaboration with twelve learned societies, nearly 95 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan´s Scholarly Publishing Office.

International Encyclopedia of Dance

The International Encyclopedia of Dance covers the full spectrum of dance-theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance. Cultural and National overviews are accompanied by entries on dance forms, music and costumes, performances, and biographies of dancers and coreographers. 

Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Nineteenth Century Collections Online is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the long nineteenth century, with archives releasing incrementally beginning in spring 2012. Archives now available: British Politics and Society; European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection; Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange; and British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture.