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Connecticut State Library - Research and Resources
The Connecticut State Library answers many of the most frequently asked questions about Connecticut and its citizens through its "CSL Research Resources" web page. The web page provides one-stop access to the Library's resources about Connecticut, its government, history, laws, and public policy via links to licensed databases and electronic journals, iCONN the Connecticut Digital Library, the Connecticut Digital Archive, Research Guides and more.
Connecticut State Library - Public Policy Collection
Connect quickly to in-depth information issues of interest to legislators, policy makers and citizens. Each research page links directly to full-text documents, subject searches of the State Libraryís catalog, electronic journals, and databases on topics as diverse as Juvenile Justice, Long Island Sound and School Finance. Prepared by the State Libraryís subject specialists, the Public Policy Web Site is a fast way to get background information on the issues of the day.
Homeland Security, Public Safety, the Courts
A collection of public safety brochures from the Department of Public Safety. Includes a downloadable child identification kit, brochures on safe driving, senior citizen safety, and much more.
State response plans and guides, including disaster planning and resources. Published by the State Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.
Office of the Chief Stateís Attorney
Read Cold Case Files
News and Updates from the Judicial Branch
Provides residents of Connecticut with informative and timely information about the court system.
Judicial Branch Guides and Publications
20 free publications to help you with the courts. Includes guides on small claims, jury duty, tenant and landlord rights, and more. Page also includes manuals available for purchase.
Commission on Official Legal Publications
Legal publications and journals for sale. Includes electronic bulletin board service.
Department of Corrections
Annual and special reports, including the topic of prison overcrowding and alternatives to incarceration.
Motor Vehicles and Transportation
Department of Motor Vehicles
More than 30 helpful brochures, press releases and publications including a Parentís Training Guide, How Parents can help their teens Become Safe Drivers, Road Rage, Auto Insurance Requirements and More.
Department of Transportation
Maps, manuals, research and other projects.
Department of Revenue Services
Tax guides, newsletters and press releases
Education and Learning
Department of Higher Education
Links to more than 50 reports on higher education issues.
Office of the State Treasurer - Financial Education Collection
Information on community based programs, youth programs, upcoming conferences, resources and articles in interest.
Job Search Guide
Department of Labor publication provides job seekers with a complete guide to developing a job search plan.
Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
Guide to anti-discrimination laws, affirmative action, sexual harassment publications and more.
Department of Public Health
Almost 300 publications, fact sheets and reports on health related issues.
Office of the Healthcare Advocate
Consumer-friendly publications on-line covering topics such as Health Insurance, Managed Care Laws, and Understanding Your Managed Care Plan
Office of Healthcare Access
More than 50 current and archived Reports on healthcare issues and trends
A collection of links to state healthcare and insurance resources
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Brochure on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and Information for Families
Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Library of information from the stateís lead agency for mental illness and addiction treatment and prevention.
Department of Developmental Services
Publications include newsletter "Direct to Families", Individual and Family Fact Sheets, and more.
Department of Social Services
More than 60 Brochures, fact sheets and reports on Medicaid, Food Stamps, Child Support, Elderly Assistance and other DSS support programs. Includes press releases.
Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
Self-help publications for individuals with disabilities as well as family members. Includes vocational rehabilitation, social security, transportation, housing, family
Department of Consumer Protection
More than 30 fact and information sheets for consumers, including home playground safety, auto repair, and home improvements.
Department of Banking Consumer and Investor Education
Link to publications and fact sheets with information for consumers and investors of all types, including financial literacy, saving and investing basics, CD rates, on-line investing and various scam alerts. Other resources include including shopping for the right credit card, reverse mortgages, identity theft, vehicle leasing and more.
Department of Economic and Community Development
More than 40 online publications concerning business, economic development and housing issues in Connecticut.
CT Program Finder
ProgramFinder is Connecticut's comprehensive database of business programs and services. ProgramFinder contains information from both the public and private sectors, as well as from federal, state and local levels. Spornised by the CT Economic Resource Center.
Department of Environmental Protection
More than 100 fact sheets, newsletters and reports on wildlife, recycling, pollution prevention and more.
Council on Environmental Quality
Annual reports, special reports and news releases on environmental trends in Connecticut.
Agricultural Experiment Station
More than 200 fact sheets, bulletins and presentations on plants. Includes a searchable database for plant information.
Arts and Recreation
Tourism in Connecticut
Things to do in Connecticut at CT.Visit.com, sponsored by the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism.
Department of Agriculture
16 publications listing farmerís markets, "pick your own" facilities, orchards, details on the Connecticut Wine Trail and even a new guide to Maple Sugarhouses!
Department of Environmental Protection
A wealth of education and recreational workshops and events sponsored by the Department of Environmental Protection.
Connecticut General Assembly
Legislative References, including "How a Bill Becomes a Law"
Elections Enforcement Commission
More than 25 guide books, FAQ sheets, on campaign finance rules and all aspects of elections laws in the state of Connecticut.
Publications and news releases from the Office of State Ethics
Office of the Secretary of the State
Access comprehensive voter and elections informaton, including brochures and applications in both English and Spanish.
Office of Policy and Management
More than 50 publications on state budget, management and intergovernmental issues. Includes useful information for local officials.
State Auditor Reports
More than 300 on-line reports from the Auditors of Public Accounts on State government operations from 1996-2003. You can also order reports online.
Office of Legislative Research
Issue research arm of the General Assembly offers hundreds of issue briefs and reports on current issues and laws.
Department of Administrative Services
Newsletters covering state procurement, employment law updates for HR managers and affirmative action professionals.