GALE

Also known as Vermont Online Library or VOL, and brought to you in part by the Vermont Department of Libraries, the Gale Group suite of databases is a one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, current events, economics, education, health care, literature, art, and science.  Millions of full-text articles, many with images.

Recommended Websites for Research

These websites are regularly reviewed and updated to ensure we provide you with quality, freely available research options online.  The Vermont State Library also offers assistance with any research topic.  You may contact the State Library via phone, email, or visit us in person.

Internet Archive

Download or listen to free music and audio
This library contains recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry readings, to original music uploaded by our users. Many of these audios and MP3s are available for free download. The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.

Big Heavy World Music Library

You’ve reached a unique cosmic destination, the spinning vortex at the center of almost 20 years of working to preserve and promote Vermont-made music: The VT Music Archive Audio Player. Browse 10,000+ Vermont-made songs, archived at Big Heavy World in a special collection that’s open to the public and listenable online. Each song can be ‘checked-out’ of the library while you listen to it; you’re having a singular experience, and anyone else will have to wait their turn to hear it. This is a good, old-fashioned listening library.

ListenUpVemont!

A free digital media service available 24/7. Download audio and ebooks right to your Kindle, eReader, Nook, iPod or iPad, tablet, computer, smart phone, mp3 player, and other mobile devices.

GALE

Also known as Vermont Online Library or VOL, and brought to you in part by the Vermont Department of Libraries, the Gale Group suite of databases is a one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, current events, economics, education, health care, literature, art, and science.  Millions of full-text articles, many with images.

Heritage Quest

Heritage Quest: Search U.S. Census data 1790-1940, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank, and the full text of millions of local history books and articles.

Universal Class

Learn something new today! Click here for access to over 500 online continuing education courses. Subjects include: computer training, photography, resume writing, GED training, business courses, and many more. Classes are Internet based and feature real instructors.