Through a relationship with the Vermont Department of Libraries, we are proud to offer free access to a wide array of online databases on a variety of topics geared to a variety of age levels, to all Library members.

The links below provide access to a variety of databases with millions of articles and research produced by known and trusted publishers and includes Gale Cengage Learning databases, HeritageQuest genealogical research tools, Universal Class online learning and Mango Online Language Learning. These resources are available to you 24/7 both in the Library and remotely via the Internet.

Simply click the link for the resource you want to view and enter the number on the back of your Library card to gain access.


Gale Online Research Databases

Academic OneFileAcademic OneFile
 (To access, click the link and enter the number on the back of your Library card when prompted)
Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of all academic disciplines, Academic OneFile is authoritative and comprehensive. Millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, including full-text coverage of the New York Times since 1995. Updated daily.

Biography In ContextBiography In Context
 (To access, click the link and enter the number on the back of your Library card when prompted)
Biography in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world’s most influential people. The new solution merges Gale’s authoritative reference content (including Lives & Perspectives) with periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while also allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

Business Insights: EssentialsBusiness Insights: Essentials
 (To access, click the link and enter the number on the back of your Library card when prompted)
Business Insights: Essentials combines all of the content formerly found inBusiness & Company Resource Center with a new interface designed around the research goals and workflows of your diverse business research community. Easily find information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.

Career TransitionsCareer Transitions
 (To access, click the link and enter the number on the back of your Library card when prompted)
Career Transitions is an online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end. It brings together all the tools needed to explore and take the leap to a new career. Career Transitions employs a step-by-step approach to help people: 1) explore new career possibilities; 2) assess their interests and experience; 3) identify ways to improve their prospects, including networking and education; 4) prepare for a job search; and 5) search and apply for jobs.

ChiltonLibrary.comChilton Automotive Repair Information
 (To access, click the link and enter the number on the back of your Library card when prompted)
ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. ChiltonLibrary.com gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.

Computer DatabaseComputer Database
 (To access, click the link and enter the number on the back of your Library card when prompted)
Use this database to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.

Educator's Reference CompleteEducator’s Reference Complete
 (To access, click the link and enter the number on the back of your Library card when prompted)
Educator’s Reference Complete is a selection of more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Included content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education. Majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database. The database is updated daily and provides 24-hour access from school or home.

Expanded Academic ASAPExpanded Academic ASAP
 (To access, click the link and enter the number on the back of your Library card when prompted)
From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers – many with full text and images!

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryGale Virtual Reference Library
 (To access, click the link and enter the number on the back of your Library card when prompted)
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the Library, but now you can access them online from the Library or remotely 24/7. Because each Library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public Library, or your office).

General Business File ASAPGeneral Business File ASAP
 (To access, click the link and enter the number on the back of your Library card when prompted)
Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.

General OneFileGeneral OneFile
 (To access, click the link and enter the number on the back of your Library card when prompted)
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

General Reference Center GoldGeneral Reference Center Gold
 (To access, click the link and enter the number on the back of your Library card when prompted)
A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources in one easy-to-use interface. Use General Reference Center Gold to find articles from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals, many with full-text and images. Find the latest current events, popular culture, business and industry coverage, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

Health and Wellness Resource CenterHealth and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module
 (To access, click the link and enter the number on the back of your Library card when prompted)
Find alternative medicine-focused magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, videos, & reference information on: Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Pregnancy, Herbal remedies, etc. Included are links to diet, cancer, health assessment sites & government databases. Easily access 700+ videos from Healthology, Inc.’s consumer health video Library. Spanish-language videos are available. The material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.

Junior EditionJunior Edition
 (To access, click the link and enter the number on the back of your Library card when prompted)
This periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school, with magazines, newspapers and reference books (most are full-text) for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Kids EditionKids Edition
 (To access, click the link and enter the number on the back of your Library card when prompted)
This periodical database is designed for elementary school students, with easy access to full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Kids InfoBitsKids InfoBits
 (To access, click the link and enter the number on the back of your Library card when prompted)
Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

LegalTracLegalTrac
 (To access, click the link and enter the number on the back of your Library card when prompted)
Use this database to find articles in all major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers. Included are articles on Federal and State Cases, Laws and Regulations, Legal Practice, and Taxation. Also included are: British Commonwealth, European Union and International Law.

NewsstandNewsstand
 (To access, click the link and enter the number on the back of your Library card when prompted)
InfoTrac Newsstand is an innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. Finally, a one-stop source for the day’s news and searchable archives. You can customize your online newspaper database features including search options. With InfoTrac Newsstand, you can search a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers, then select your own screen appearance, search options and results format.

Opposing Viewpoints In ContextOpposing Viewpoints In Context
 (To access, click the link and enter the number on the back of your Library card when prompted)
Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the new solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Powerspeak LanguagesPowerspeak Languages
 (To access, click the link and enter the number on the back of your Library card when prompted)
Whether you want to learn a language for travel, business, or personal enrichment, Powerspeak Languages is a breakthrough in online language learning. The highly engaging courses utilize an arsenal of progressive language learning methods. Powerspeak Languages is an entertaining and effective way to learn a new language.

Professional CollectionProfessional Collection
 (To access, click the link and enter the number on the back of your Library card when prompted)
Professional Collection is a custom selection of more than 300 full-text journals for educators that is updated daily and provides 24 hour access from school or home. The Professional Collection offers balanced coverage for any professional educator.

Research InContextResearch InContext
 (To access, click the link and enter the number on the back of your Library card when prompted)
Created specifically for middle-schoolers, Research in Context combines the best of Gale’s reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.

Science In ContextScience In Context
 (To access, click the link and enter the number on the back of your Library card when prompted)
Science in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. The new solution merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Small Business Resource CenterSmall Business Resource Center
 (To access, click the link and enter the number on the back of your Library card when prompted)
Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include; sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites

Student EditionStudent Edition
 (To access, click the link and enter the number on the back of your Library card when prompted)
This database is designed for high school students, with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.


 

Online Genealogy Research

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To Access, click the link above, and enter your library card number.

HeritageQuest Online is a valuable genealogy and local history resource. It offers searchable content including U.S. census records from 1790 through 1940,  28,000+ family and local history books, PERSI – an index to 6,600+ genealogy and local history periodicals, bank records of the Freedman’s Savings & Trust Company, the Revolutionary War Pension and the Bounty Land Warrant Application files, the Serial Set – documents and reports prepared for Congress from 1789 through 1969, including Private Relief Actions, Memorials, and Petitions… and more!


Free Online Courses

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 (To access, click the link and enter the number on the back of your Library card when prompted)

The Universal Class, with over 500 online continuing education courses, features real instructors with remote 24/7 access via the Internet with high quality online courses in a variety of areas from: Accounting, Cooking, Health and Medicine, Homeschooling, Law/Legal/Criminal, Real Estate, Self-Help, Social Work, Writing Skills, Web Development… and more. Members can take up to 5 classes at a time.

 


Online Language Learning

logo-3b2dfb6eMango Languages
 (To access, click the link and enter the number on the back of your Library card when prompted)

Mango Languages’ PhD-created and linguist-approved software teaches real conversations in over 60 languages and makes it fun; no snoozefests here. And with free mobile apps, learning through film, and the coolest promotional materials around, it’s no wonder Mango is the most popular language-learning resource in public libraries.

Powerspeak LanguagesPowerspeak Languages
 (To access, click the link and enter the number on the back of your Library card when prompted)
Whether you want to learn a language for travel, business, or personal enrichment, Powerspeak Languages is a breakthrough in online language learning. The highly engaging courses utilize an arsenal of progressive language learning methods. Powerspeak Languages is an entertaining and effective way to learn a new language.