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The Rockville Library Reference Collection includes dictionaries, atlases, directories, and encyclopedias covering many different topics. These include: art, biographies, collectibles, law, literature, medicine, music, science and technology, wildlife,  and much more.  We have the Connecticut General Statutes and the town budget. We have an extensive Local History Collection. The NADA Used Vehicle Pricing Guides as well as Tax Guides are also available. 

The Iconn state digital reference library can be used to do research from the Rockville Library or from your home computer. The Connecticut Digital Library offers access to magazine and newspaper articles, reference books, health and business information, biographical information, readers advisory and more. It features the following databases: The Hartford Courant, ICONN Newspaper Collection, InfoTrac, Informe (full-text Spanish language magazines), Business & Company Resource Center, Discovering Collection (history, literature, biography, science and social studies), Health & Wellness Resource Center, Wilson Biographies Plus, and What do I read next?

To see a list of the databases available go to:

http://www.cslib.org/iconnsitemap/staff/WhatYouCanSearch.aspx

For help using the databases go to:

http://www.cslib.org/iconnsitemap/staff/FindArticlesHelp.aspx

 Iconn can also be used to request items from other libraries in the state if these items are not available locally or through our Bibliomation system. You will need your library card to access Iconn from home and if making a request, please be aware that items are sent only if agreed to by the sending library and there is no guarantee that your request will be filled.

EBSCO is another online source of databases,including: EBSCOhost Web, Searchasaurus, Kids Search, and Student Research Center.

EBCSOhost Web gives adults 4 databases to search. MasterFile Elite contains articles from 1050 general interest publications. Primary Search has articles from 70 elementary school  publications.  Funk & Wagnall's has 25, 000 encyclopedic entries.  Health Source has a myriad of consumer health information. Searchasaurus is a database geared for elementary school  children. Kids Search is for middle school children and Student Research Center is for High School students and older.