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APA STYLE CENTRAL– An interactive guide to APA style.

CTRA’s Library Catalog– Educators and scholars can browse or search the collection of materials to be loaned out.

CultureGrams Database– Database on cultural and historical information on people and countries around the world.

CQ Researcher Database– Database on current issues (e.g. pro/con) with helpful research subject guides.

GREENR Database– Database on current environmental studies topics.

ICONN Databases– Collection of many research databases for any CT resident.



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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)