Research & Databases

The Cromwell Belden Public Library offers many free research databases, including resources for test preparation, hobbies & skills, careers & interviews, educational research, and more. All you need for access is your library card.

Have questions about the resources below? Give us a call or stop by the front desk so we can assist you!

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Hobbies & Personal Research

Ancestry
Ancestry.com
Research your family tree for free with the library edition of Ancestry.com. Browse census records, digitized newspapers, stories, photographs, and more.

Author Alerts
Author Alerts
Sign up to receive notifications when items from your favorite authors arrive at the library!

Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports
Browse expert product ratings and unbiased recommendations.

Cromwell, Connecticut Cemeteries
Cromwell, Connecticut Cemeteries
Search for your ancestor's tombstone through this Cromwell Heritage Project from the Cromwell Belden Public Library.

New York Times Bestseller Lists
New York Times Bestseller Lists
Find the latest bestseller lists for children, teens, and adults from the New York Times.

 

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Education, Test Prep, and Career Resources

Connecticut DMV Practice Tests
Connecticut DMV Practice Tests
Review all the materials you need to help you get your learner's permit or license. This resource includes hundreds of questions and a series of step-by-step DMV practice tests.

Job Now
JobNow
Take advantage of real time job coaching, resume, and interview assistance for free. Browse job-hunting and skill-building resources, take career aptitude tests, and more.

Peterson's Test Prep
Peterson's Test Prep
Prep for standardized and vocational tests. Research schools, scholarships, and careers. Practice academic skills and learn new ones.

Research IT CT
ResearchIT CT
Search through a collection of mulitiple educational and research databases, organized by age range from elementary school through university-level research.

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Medical & Legal Resources

Gale Legal Forms
Gale LegalForms
Browse and create accurate and reliable legal documents, customized to both state and/or legal topic.

MedLine Plus
Medline Plus
Find high-quality health and wellness info, provided by the National Library of Medicine. Learn more about vaccines, prescription drugs, medical tests, and other health-related topics.