•184 Million U.S. adults are online from their
homes, offices, schools or other locations (2008)
• users are online approximately 14 hours per week
•Americans age 55+ go online daily to send e-mail, research
hobbies and stay in touch with their family and friends
•older Americans feel that access to the Internet has
improved their lives; with 90 percent saying it has made life
What is www.iconn.org
• A “virtual library” that offers thousands of
free online resources to CT residents
• A gateway to view the holdings, policies,
and addresses of all CT libraries.
A joint project of the CT State Library and the Dept. of
Higher Education. The project is administered by the
CT State Library.
Who can use iCONN?
• From your personal computer in CT
• Without any sign-in (in CT)
• From any public library, public, and
private school in CT
What does iCONN have that you
can’t find on Google?
•Free resources from private databases
•Access to copyrighted material that can’t be
found through search engines
•Private Web: Restricted to specific users
iCONN exposes material
“The Invisible Web”
iCONN Main Page
Enter your library card #
or sign in as a GUEST
or click TRY THIS!
KEYWORD reQUEST E-JOURNAL
What are Is a certain
the library magazine
hours on…? online?
Select iConn Resources
Genealogy Master Index
Health & Science
Consumer Health Info
CT Physicians Profiles
Business & Company Info.
Online Books (E-Reference)
includes articles from some 875 titles law reviews, legal
newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals
Draws from biographical dictionaries and
who's whos, and subject encyclopedias.
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