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Local History Archive

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Our Local History Archive showcases the local history of Mansfield, CT using resources held by the Mansfield Town Clerk and Public Library.

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ResearchIT CT offers free online resources as a service of the CT State Library. Here you will find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles for Connecticut residents with valid CT public library card numbers.

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A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student researchers needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

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Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

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