Online Resources Connecticut’s Digital Library provides free access to a variety of databases, including history, science, biography, magazine & newspaper articles, and much more.  It also provides access to a state-wide catalog of library holdings.

World Vital Records: Search over 5 billion Family History and Genealogy records, and 28 million family trees. Access key collections: U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; 1 billion newspaper articles; unique, exclusive local and world collections.


The Hagaman Library subscribes to the following newspapers:

  • Hartford Courant (current month)

  • New Haven Register (current month on shelf; past 12 months in storage)

  • New York Times (current month)

  • Wall Street Journal (current month)

We also keep back issues of these newspapers:

  • East Haven Citizen (February 26-December 1937; January-March 1938)

  • Branford Review (January 13, 1939-March 15, 1944)

  • East Haven Topics and Shopping Guide (January-December 1952; no October)

  • Stars & Stripes Mediterranean (July 1-July 29, 1944; August 5, 1944)

  • East Haven Advertiser (1993-2008)

  • East Haven Courier (March, 2002-present)

You may also access current and back issues of many more newspapers at Link to individual resources, and look for iconn Newstand on the left.

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