Research and Learning Tools

research & learning tools


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. is the only database that cannot be accessed from home.


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?


Resume & Job Search


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


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Auto Information


Up to date information on how to maintain and repair a vehicle. Option to print directions and diagrams.


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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! It 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.



Search for reliable information on many topics, including: agriculture, companies, consumer issues, job market and employment. Search 12/7/1997 – Current.


Learning Express Library

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


Online Language Learning


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!




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


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