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Ancestry.Com - During the COVID-19 outbreak, ProQuest has made Ancestry available to you at home. Please use this link, and click on Symphony SIPCHK: 

On the next page, enter your Hartford Public Library card number and PIN. You will then be redirected to the site. Ancestry has an unprecedented online collection of census data, vital records, directories, and more from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, and other international collections.

Ancestry Library Edition - Brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. An unprecedented online collection of census data, vital records, directories, and more from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, and other international collections. (Please Note: Ancestry Library is only accessible while at one of the Hartford Public Library’s locations.) 

Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-todate service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls, and more.

Biblioboard Your path to becoming an author! This self-publishing service allows library staff and patrons to publish their own books as print-ready files or e-books. You can also read ebooks that have been created by others.

Creativebug: Craft Classes and Workshops - Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more! Not only are step-by-step videos available, so are downloadable patterns, templates and recipes. Create your own account and start crafting today.

CultureGrams - Fast facts; primary source cultural & statistical country reports.

Fold3 - A growing collection of US military records, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3. Content starts from the Revolutionary War onward.

LearningExpress Library An interactive online learning platform featuring over 770 pratice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate schools admissions exams, GED exam and more. 

Hartford History Center - Home to the Hartford Collection, a non-circulating, multi-media collection comprised of more than 50,000 books, trade publications, directories, postcards, photographs and memorabilia that convey community life in Hartford spanning nearly 300 years.

HeritageQuest - A comprehensive collection of American genealogical sources including census records, family and local histories, the largest collection of wills and probate records in the United States, and original images from the Freedman’s Bank registers.

researchIT CT - allows Connecticut library cardholders to search thousands of databases, magazines, journals, newspapers, and catalogs. Signing in may require your library card number.

Universal Class - Over 500 courses ranging from basic math to cooking to personal development that you can take at any time without having to wait for sessions to start or end. Once in a course, you will watch engaging videos and receive feedback from friendly instructors. When you complete a course, Universal Class offers Continuing Education Unit (CEU) certificates to document your achievement. 

Learn It Live: Wellness and Personal Development - Find and interact with experts and teachers in live online and on-demand classes. Discover hundreds of expert-led programs covering topics on cooking, nutrition, child care, financial wellness, fitness, yoga, mindfulness, stress reduction, and much more!

World Book Kids - Includes thousands of easy-to-read articles, engaging images and illustrations, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources.

World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos - Offers World Book’s content in Spanish. Key features include search and browse options, dozens of hands-on activities to engage different learning styles, the popular World of Animals feature, and bilingual features including a visual dictionary to help young learners clarify word meanings and grasp complex visual topics in Spanish and English.

World Book Student - Ideal for elementary and middle school students needing help with their homework and research projects. Includes all the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools.

World Book Timelines - Hundreds of pre-generated timelines across eight broad topics cover various time periods in history or span the life of historical public figures. World Book Timelines also allows users to create their own timeline from scratch, adding events, descriptions, and media.