Research


Looking for a journal article or book for your research paper? Searching for a long-lost ancestor? Job hunting? Look no further than the Bill Memorial Library! We can help you with any research project you are undertaking. Check out this page for information on resources that you can access at the library or even from the comfort of your own home.

researchIT CT researchIT CT - The Connecticut State Library offers an extensive collection of databases that house historic newspapers, medical information, legal information, and more.

To get started using researchIT CT, check out a video tutorial here.



Explora Explora for Public Libraries - An EBSCO hosted database providing information on health, biographies, arts, sciences, and much more.




JobNow Job Now - Live, anytime, anywhere job assistance, including up-to-date nation-wide and local job search engines, professional resume critique, and proven interview techniques. You can also access a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more.

To learn more about using JobNow and other library resources to land your next job, check out this online guide.



Learning Express Learning Express Library - If you are looking to ramp up your resume, check out this rich collection of resources including adult test prep material, software tutorials, skill building modules, and more.


Family Tree Genealogy Resources - Learn more about the many free genealogy resources available to you through and at the Bill Memorial Library.



Basic ESL Basic ESL – Learn English Online - An online tool for improving an individual’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a simple to follow, and instructionally proven curriculum. Students learn English quickly and effectively on relevant topics including: family, home, school and many other topics. In each lesson students learn key vocabulary and how to use that vocabulary in conversation.

No computer experience is necessary. Click on "Instant Access" to enter without registering.