Project Center

CTRA’s Project Center is a unique space for inquiry, collaboration, reading, and academic study. We can be found on the second floor of CTRA toward the front of the building. The Project Center houses 2 side conference rooms, the main library/collaboration space, and our IT department. We also offer access to the neighboring computer lab. Please call x2206 for any requests or inquiries.



  • ResearchItCT – A great resource for access to magazines, newspapers, and academic journals, all available for free. For the newspapers, and to access this site from home, you may need a library barcode.
  • CTRA’s Library Catalog– Searchable database of CTRA’s resource collection. Materials may be borrowed and returned from the Project Center. Personal accounts may be set-up with the Library Media Specialist.
  • APA STYLE CENTRAL– An interactive guide to APA style. Currently accessible from Goodwin College. 
  • CQ Researcher– A database on current issues with helpful research guides. See Library Media Specialist for password.
  • GREENR– A database on current environmental topics. Accessible from CTRA. See Library Media Specialist for off-campus/remote access.
  • ArXiv – scientific papers in the fields of mathematics, physics, astronomy, electrical engineering, computer science, quantitative biology, statistics, and quantitative finance
  • CTRA Countries of the World Resources – a page of a variety of websites with country-by-country information

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The Coretta Scott King Book Awards “are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.” (ALA)


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(Pura) Belpré Medal

“The Belpré Medal honors a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose works best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.” (ALA)


stonewall_logoStonewall Book Awards  “The first and most enduring award for GLBT books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table. Since Isabel Miller’s Patience and Sarah received the first award in 1971, many other books have been honored for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience.” (ALA)