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General Research

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

Kids InfoBits
Direct link to the Vermont Online Library children's reference section.

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.

Newspapers & Magazines
Read newspapers from around the world via this direct link to the Vermont Online Library magazine resources. 

The New York Times
Use this as a direct link to the The New York Times newspaper through our Vermont Online Library database.

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

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

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.

Vermont Genealogy Library
The Vermont Genealogy Library is the home of the VT French-Canadian Genealogical Society. Provides access and help with research as well as workshops at their physical location in Colchester, Vermont.

Vermont Historical Records Resource Library
The Vermont Historical Records Programs offers guidance to assist you in protecting, preserving, and providing access to your organization’s historical records.

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.
*Please note, Peterson’s Career Prep, a resource offered through VTLIB’s VOL will no longer be available after September 30, 2022. Users will no longer be able to access the databases or any saved content after that time. We recommend that you download content such as resumés or cover letters before October 1st. Similar career preparation resources as well as a wide array of career practice tests, training, and ebooks are available through Learning Express.