On-line Research

Chester Library provides access to several on-line learning tools.  Have your Chester Library card barcode number at hand and click on the name of the resource you want to use.

Encyclopedia Britannica

Britannica Online Public Library Edition contains comprehensive content, yet provides separate home pages for adults and children. Whether it’s frogs or physics, gardening or geography, Britannica Online Public Library Edition covers it all, providing encyclopedia articles, video and sound clips, access to magazine articles, a dictionary and a thesaurus.   For a brief tour of Britannica Online, click here.


Connecticut’s search engine provides access to reliable information for your work, health, education and just plain old curiosity.  With access to age appropriate resources for children, Spanish language materials, downloadable audiobooks, eBooks and so much more, there really is something here for everyone.


Create a polished resume, find job resources, and learn to ace the interview, all from the comfort of home. Submit your resume on-line and receive a professional analysis in about 24-hours. Work with a live job coach to enhance your interview skills (job coaches are available online, Monday-Sunday from 3:00-11:00 PM).  Or, tap into the JobNow! network of job search sites.

Mango Languages

Have you been hankering to learn Hindi, ruminating about trying Russian, or itching to tackle Italian? Then it’s time you learn about Mango Languages which offers 22 world languages.  It’s a conversation based program and you’ll want to have a microphone for your computer to use the voice matching feature that lets you perfect your pronunciation.  Begin speaking a new language today.  Bellissimo!

And don’t forget, Chester’s Library Catalog provides access to the holdings of libraries across Connecticut and beyond.  It’s a great place to begin research.