Digital Resources

Vermont Online Library Databases

The Vermont Online Library (VOL) offers a wide array of electronic information databases on a variety of topics geared to a variety of age levels, for both generalists and specialists.

Browse Resources by Topic, Interest or Age Group                                                                                                                Choose a topic, interest or age group that fits you from the tiles to view resources within that category.

All Resources                                                                                                                                                                               Explore your options! Search Vermont Online Library free online resources by A-Z titles, subjects, grade levels, eBooks and most popular titles.

K-12 Resources                                                                                                                                                                               It’s homework help galore with a wide array of reliable, easy-to-use online resources for elementary, middle school and high school needs.

Career and Job Resources                                                                                                                                                       Whether you’re looking for your first job or considering a career transition, get help from a selection of proven resources that deliver practical help and industry insight.

Small Business Resources                                                                                                                                                 Vermont’s entrepreneurs have a powerful ally – amazing online resources that deliver how-to guides, sample business plans, insurance info, demographic data and much more.

eBooks                                                                                                                                                                                             The Vermont Online Library never closes! Search from a wide selection of virtual reference books that you can use for research anytime, anywhere, from any Internet-connected device.

ChiltonLibrary.com

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.

Culinary Arts Collection

The Culinary Arts collection includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module

Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., and articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.

Continuing Education

Khan Academy
Homework help site from ALA

Universal Class

Universal Class, Inc. [also known as UniversalClass™ or UniversalClass.com™] provides online continuing education courses to schools, libraries, companies, educators, and individuals throughout the world. It aims to advance intellectual exchange in teaching, research, and service with its technology and belief that lifelong learning should be affordable to all people of all cultures. With a growing course catalog of over 500 online classes, Universal Class is committed to providing only the most affordable and highest quality continuing education. Over 500,000 students around the world have benefited from Universal Class’ unique instructional technologies. With streaming video, website avatars, insightful instructional content, helpful tutors, and a social networking experience, Universal Class offers an engaging and measurable learning experience that helps students master and document their educational goals.

Powerspeak Languages

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.

Books / Reviews

Adult Books

Amazon
Books reviews, recommendation, etc.

Book Spot
Reviews, Author Interviews, Discussion Guides

National Book Awards
Awards for the best in American Literature.

Book List by Author

Book List by Author
Complete book lists by author, title and series.

Book Ratings

Common Sense Media
Reviews and ratings for books, movies, games and more.

Children Books

DCF Books
Children Book Award Lists.

Mother Goose Program
Early preschool books and lessons.

Red Clover Books
Award’s list of contemporary picture books.

Genre Reading

Christian Fiction
Author, Books, and Reading Lists.

Historical Fiction
Authors, Books, and Reading Lists.

Internet Book List
Books by author, title, genre.

Mysteries
Authors, Awards, Reading Lists.

Nonfiction Lists
Suggested nonfiction reading.

Romance
Reviews, Lists, and Interviews.

Science Fiction and Fantasy
Recommended reading and lists.

Teen Books

Green Mountain Book Award
Award lists for students in grades 9-12.

Databases and Search Engines

YAHOO! KIDS
Homework help on every subject

Library of Congress

American Memory
American Memory Museum collection.

Library of Congress
Access to the National Library collection.

THOMAS
Site for federal legislative information.

Online Encyclopedias

Wikipedia
Encyclopedia with 2,820,925 articles.

Government

State of Vermont

Department of Health and Human Services
Health, Veterans, Disability, and Human Services

Department of Labor
For businesses, workers, and job seekers.

State of Vermont
Official Web Portal to State of Vermont.

Town of Pittsford

Lothrop Elementary School
School news and information.

Otter Valley Union High School
School news and information.

Pittsford
Website for the Town of Pittsford.

United States Goverment

United States Goverment
Official Portal to government information.

Vermont US Congress
Contact Peter Welch

Vermont US Senators
Contact Patrick Leahy & Bernie Sanders.

Homework Help

Art

Great Building Collections
Architecture reference site.

History of Art
Collection of links relating to Art History.

National Museum of Art
Art biographies, dictionary, history, images.

VoS Art History
General art history website.

English

American Folklore
Folktales, Tall Tales, Myths & Stories

Authors and Illustrators
Children Author’s and Illustrators.

Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations
Database link to different quotation sites.

Children’s Illustrators
Information on picture book artists.

Research Citation Style
MLA style and APA style Citation

Health / Medicine

Mayo Clinic
Medical and health information and tools.

Parenting Teens Resource Network
Reference for raising teenagers.

Teen Health Issues
Health, growth, and emotions information.

Teen Web Links
Health, college, homework help, etc.

WebMD
Health and medical information.

History

American Folklife Center
Folk cultural material from all fifty states.

American Memory
Historical images, maps, etc.

Ben’s Guide to U.S. Goverment for Kids
How our government works.

Best of History websites
Over 1000 history websites.

Countries of the World
Information on every country.

Library of Congress
Access to the National Library collection.

Vermont Historical Society
The history of Vermont

White House for Kids
History and tour of the White House.

Law

Law Termnology
Search legal terms by word or phrase.

U.S. Federal Courts
District, Appeals, & Supreme info.

Vermont Law Help
Free legal information, forms, etc.

Maps

American Memory
Historical images, maps, music, landscapes.

Countries of the World
Cultural, historical, statistical information.

Library of Congress
Access to the National Library collection.

Outline Maps
Blank maps of US and the world.

Untied States Goverment
Official portal to government information.

Math

MathWeb
Math help for everyone, every level.

Unit Conversion
Convert money, length, temperature, etc.

Music

Classical Music
Composers, Instruments, Periods.

Songs, Lyrics, Music and Artists
Find the lyrics to any song.

Myths and Gods

Greek Mythology
Heroes, gods and monsters of mythology.

Roman Gods and Goddesses
Information on Gods and Goddesses.

Poetry

National Poetry Map
Find poets from every state

Poetry Foundation
Everything about poetry.

Science

NASA
Space and science information.

Science Reference Services
Resources in Science and Technology.

WebElements
Chemistry and the periodic table.