Resources A to Z

Alphabetical list of the library’s online research resources and learning tools. Resources with an asterisk* require a login with your library card number. If you need help, ask us

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

Consumer Reports*
When it's time to make a purchase, this is the place to go. Reviews for over 50,000 products a year!
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Green Mountain Library Consortium (GMLC)
Audiobooks and eBooks from the Green Mountain Library Consortium.

GCF Global
Goodwill Industries provides several types of training to support employment.

Over 30,000 movie selections including (but not limited to) short children’s movies, films in other languages, documentaries and feature films.

Khan Academy
The Khan Academy mission is to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. Includes math, science, economics, technology, test prep and more.

Kids InfoBits* (Now Gale in Context: Elementary)
Direct link to the Vermont Online Library children's reference section. 

Health and Wellness Resource* 
Search a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to alternative medical practices.

Learning Express Library* 
Self-paced learning modules, tests, tutorials and e-books to help you with your career and college preparation.
Peterson’s Test and Career Prep is replacing Learning Express Library. Learning Express Library expires on May 31, 2024.

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.

Mango Languages*
Study from your choice of over 70 world languages and dialects through courses crafted using conversational methodology.

Medline Plus 
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's website for all, bringing you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

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

NoveList Plus is a trusted source of expert read-alike recommendations and much more.

New York Times* 
Direct link to the New York Times newspaper through the Vermont Online Library database.

Project Gutenberg 
Over 58,000 free eBooks. Download or read them online. 

Small Business Resources* 
Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more. 

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

Technology for Tomorrow
Technology for Tomorrow is a local non-profit organization offering year round technology workshops.

On-demand video courses across 75 categories in business, technology, design, and more. All courses are taught by world-class instructors and courses are updated or replaced monthly with new material on emerging topics.

Universal Class
Hundreds of courses covering all kinds of subjects including computers, health, finance, parenting.
Udemy is replacing Universal Class. Universal Class will continue until August 31, 2024.
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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 
Vermont residents can research Vermont birth, marriage, and death records from 1909-2008 on for free if they first sign up for a account

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.