Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Changes Coming to iCONN

Beginning July 1, 2013 the Connecticut State Library provided resource will have a different look.  Instead of offering resources from Cengage Gale, EBSCO has been chosen to be the new provider of an array of databases supplying information from reliable, full-text sources from magazine/journal articles, reference books, primary source documents and more. Coverage in most subject areas including children’s resources, history, science, teachers’ resources, biography, ecology etc. will continue,  just with different names.    Access to iCONN's ProQuest newspapers (The New York Times and Wall Street Journal), genealogy research via  HeritageQuest,  iCONN’s collection of downloadable audiobooks, Connecticut Digital Collections, Connecticut History, the Historic Hartford Courant and the statewide catalog will remain the same.  One of the benefits of the change will be the full-text availability of current Consumer Reports issues, so you can scope out your new purchase from home.  

New resources to look for include Masterfile for magazine articles, Academic Search Premier for journal articles, Reference Centers in Biography, History, Legal and Science information, many resources for students of all ages and ebooks for adults and children.  Teens and children’s offerings include Searchasaurus, Primary Search, Middle Search Plus and Student Research Center.  So enjoy iCONN’s new look and continued great information!

Contributed by Reference Librarian Victoria Carlquist

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