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Research and Learning

Librarians are available to help navigate the databases.

If time permits, a librarian can help walk through some of the basics to the databases but we are unable to spend extensive amounts of time helping one person at the computer center or on the phone. Computer skills are required.  Inquire at the information desk to learn more.

You must have a valid Meriden Public Library card to access these databases from home. Ancestry.com is the only database that cannot be accessed from home.

Connecticut Driver’s Test Free Car and Motorcycle practice tests and Driver’s Handbooks.

Book Lovers

NoveList Plus - a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With an intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next?
eSequels (find books in a series) - Like the book Sequels, first published by ALA  in 1982 and now in its 4th edition (2009), this database aims to include the best, most enduring, and most popular novels in series that might appeal to today's adult readers.

Business/Company Information

AtoZdatabases The database offers 30 million business & executives profiles, 220 million residents, 2.3 million job/internship opportunities, Interview Tips, Résumé Templates, 1.1 healthcare professionals, 2 million new businesses, genealogy, background and criminal search, email marketing and more. The database is ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, marketing research, demographic studies, employment opportunities, genealogy, background and criminal searching, finding friends, and relatives and much more!
Newsbank Search for reliable information on many topics, including: agriculture, companies, consumer issues, job market and employment. Search 12/7/1997 - Current.


Ancestry (for use in library only) Search genealogical and historical records. Collections include: Birth, Marriage, and Death; Census and Voter List; Immigration and Travel; Military; and more.
Heritage Quest  (researchIT) - Discontinuted by the State 8/16/2019.

You may gain access to these Genealogy Research Sites with a Connecticut State Library card. Go to CT State Library.


Vaping and Lung Injuries Information- City of Meriden Department of Health and Human Services has created a vaping toolkit for parents and educators.

MedlinePlus (CT State Library) Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information.
Newsbank Learn more about Diseases, Drugs and addiction, Fitness, Medical Care and Research, Mental Health, Nutrition and Sports Medicine.

Pronunciator 99 languages, and counting. Notably, each of our courses has an average of 9,500 instructional phrases — far and away the largest in the world. Having this much didactic content enables Pronunciator to create seriously robust personalized courses.

Click here to get to a Niche Academy tutorial on how to use Pronunciator!

AtoZdatabases es un recurso en línea que incluye las direcciones y números de teléfono para millones de negocios y personas. Es ideal para las oportunidades de ventas, listas de correo, estudios de mercado, oportunidades de empleo, búsqueda de amigos y parientes, y mucho más.
Encyclopedia estudiantil Hallazgos  A los principiantes en idioma español que ofrece herramienta de referencia fácil de -Leer artículos, un diccionario visual, y repleto de impresionantes ilustraciones, videos, mapas interactivos, así como juegos y actividades.
Acceda Noticias Periódicos latinos y latinoamericanos; agencias de noticias


Legal Aid SLS empowers low-income people in Connecticut to obtain justice by providing tools to address their civil legal needs. Apply online.
Consumer Reports (and other popular magazines) Full text articles
from 01/01/1991 – present
researchIT Connecticut State Library provides access to many newspapers, ebooks and audiobooks, digital collections, online magazines, and more. Also Meriden residents may request an item (excluding dvd’s) from most library’s in the state through InterLibrary Loan.

CQResearcher is the definitive reference resource for research in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs.


JobNow Expert resumes assistance, live interview coaching, job searching tips, and skill building tutorials.



Test Preparation

Learning Express Improve skills in reading, writing, and math; prepare for the GED and other career exams, take computer tutorials for Windows and Mac, and more.