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General Research

Encyclopedias
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Vermont Online Library
VOL offers access to thousands of publications. Watch a car repair video, look for opposing viewpoints on current news, get tips on writing a resume, find the latest information on health and medicine, listen to podcasts--and take advantage of the “text-to-speech” options. Use HeritageQuest to research genealogy through U.S. Census records 1790-1940, maps, city directories, Revolutionary War records, and much more. In Universal Class, create your own personal account to take online classes on topics ranging from bookkeeping to photography. Prepare to be an engaged learner!

Newspapers and Magazines
Read newspapers from around the world via this direct link to the Online Library magazine resources. Use your library card to log in.

Kids InfoBits
Direct link to the Online Library children's reference section. Use your library card to log in.

Library of Congress Online Catalog
The Library of Congress Online Catalog contains 12 million records for books, serials, computer files, manuscripts, cartographic material, music, sound recordings, and visual materials in an integrated database.

Vermont Department of Libraries
Our state's Department of Libraries provides, administers, and maintains access to information in a variety of formats to the three branches of state government, libraries statewide, the general public, and Vermonters with special needs.

American Community Survey
This United States Census site is the premier source for detailed population and housing information about our nation.

US Citizen and Immigration Services
USCIS is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States.

State Department
Website for the Secretary of State with information about current events, policies, travel information and more.