Not all information on the internet is accessible
without charge. Many libraries now subscribe to electronic databases,
collections of digital information organized for efficient retrieval
by computer searches. The information in these proprietary collections
is often more selective, quality-controlled or specialized than
freely available information. In addition, many valuable publications
are now available in a digital format.
Use of these select digital information sources
is limited to those who hold library cards.
Mark Twain Library cardholders have access to the
subscription databases listed here.
Some databases are subsidized directly by the library, some are
offered by Joel Barlow High School and can be accessed by Redding
residents, and some are made available to all state residents by
ICONN, Connecticut's Digital Library.
Freegal: Free downloadable music from Sony's Catalog. A Gift from us to you. Use your library card to download up to three songs a week free of charge! Take advantage of this great service week after week. Files are compatible with iTunes, iPods, MP3 players, and both Macs and PCs. Click here for more information.
Transparent Language Online: a foreign language learning system with options for ESL learners and mobile device users.
ConsumerReports.org: on-line access to product reviews and ratings from Consumer Reports (to use from home, you will need to enter your library card number)
PILOT Online (from NEWSBANK): allows patrons to browse PILOT
articles by date, starting with the June 5, 2003 edition; letters
to the editors, obituaries, and general news articles can be
Morningstar® Investment Research Center: Real-time access to comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments, spanning mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds. Available in the library and from home.
Downloadable Books: download audiobooks or eBooks to your computer and/or portable devices.
- ReferenceUSA: a business research database with in-depth information on more than 24 million U.S. businesses. Search by geography, type of business, size and other criteria.
ICONN provides a collection of essential library and information resources for all Connecticut students, faculty and residents.
Their Digital Library offers periodical, newspapers, reference databases, and downloadable books. Click here to see what's available.
reQuest, the Statewide Library Catalog, allows you to search more than five million titles in the collections of more than 400 libraries in Connecticut for Books, DVDs and more.