Research & Reference

The Ridgefield Library is here to help in your quest for information. We provide answers to a broad range of questions pertaining to your personal, educational and professional needs, any time you need to ask them. We offer a carefully chosen selection of resources in numerous print and media formats, to help you find just what you need, from a book review to a recipeCheck the list at left to explore our resources by topic, or follow the links below for magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias and other general resources.


Contact: Adult Services Desk 203-438-2282 x12004


Information Literacy Resources
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General Reference Sources

Magazines & Newspapers

Ready Reference

researchIT CT (formerly iCONN) - offers free online resources for Connecticut residents with a valid CT public library card. It is a service of the Connecticut State Library and your local library. Click on Resources for the Public at

Encyclopedia Britannica
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Catholic Encyclopedia
Information Please Almanac
Library Spot  Dictionaries, podcasts, speeches, maps, almanacs etc.
Old Farmer's Almanac
Reference USA Telephone directory information including residents and companies.

Image Collections

American Memories - from the Library of Congress.
New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Research Documentation and Style Guidelines

APA Citation Style - from the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library at Long Island University’s C.W. Post Campus.
MLA Documentation - from the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Citation Machine


Use of Public Access Computers requires a library card. Guest cards are available as needed; inquire at any Service Desk. Free Wi-Fi is also available through the Library. More details.

Reference Toolkit

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Encyclopedias & Ready Reference

Image Collections

Research Style Guides

Teen Homework Help

Children's Homework Help

Inter-Library Loan

Senior Gold Card Members: Get Personal Help with Any Database

Get a Library Card to Access Online Databases