We offer a variety of resources for research, whether online or in person at the library. With your library card, you have access to many online databases and journals for your personal, business, or school-related needs.

In addition, the Connecticut State Library offers many valuable resources for researching various topics, with access to full-text articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals. Click here to get started with researchITCT or explore your other research options below or with the quick links on the right. For more information on researchITCT or help on searching, visit this page from the CT State Library. High School students can learn more about Explora by watching this short video.

Check out our collection of book resources to help you discover your next great read for you or your book group!


Get free resume assistance and interview tips at JobNow. (Available to Blackstone Library cardholders.)

Find business listings and information from all over the US with Reference Solutions. Available to everyone from a library computer or from home for Blackstone Library cardholders.

Explore various websites for business or for job seekers. Be sure to visit our local business resources page as well.

Genealogy & History

American Ancestors is available for use in the library, with one of our computers or your own.

Ancestry Library is available for use in the library, with one of our computers or your own.

Family Search is available for free from home, but additional records are available when accessing from inside the library.

Godfrey Library is available for use in the library – click on Search Scholar Databases.

Visit Heritage Hub to search for U.S. obituaries and death notices.

Our Digital Scrapbooks let you search Branford-related newspaper clippings from 1878 to 1980.

We also have many physical resources available at the library. Learn more about our genealogy and history collection here.

Health & Aging

MedLine Plus is a health and medicine database from the National Institutes of health and can help you answer many of your health-related questions.

Explore these excellent websites on health-related topics.

Many websites are also available to help seniors in all aspects of life.