VT Online Library

What is the Vermont Online Library?

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. The information is produced by known and trusted publishers and licensed by the State of Vermont from the Gale Group. These resources are available to you 24-hours-a-day from not only your participating local library, but your home, your office – or anywhere Internet access is available.

Vermont Online Library

Magazines, journals and newspapers

Kids InfoBits™

Audience: Elementary School

Content selected specifically for K-6 students: More than 75 full text magazines; more than 300 full-color Rand McNally maps; Information Please Almanac (Atlas and Yearbook); Information Please Sports Almanac; Information Please Environmental Almanac; Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary; The Columbia Encyclopedia; The Reader’s Companion to American History; and news articles.

InfoTrac® Junior Edition

Audience: Middle School

Content selected specifically for junior high and middle school students: More than 100 indexed and 90 full-text general interest magazines; Information Please Almanac (Atlas and Yearbook); Information Please Sports Almanac; Information Please Environmental Almanac; Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary; The Columbia Encyclopedia; The Reader’s Companion to American History; and much more.

InfoTrac® Student Edition

Audience: High School

Content selected specifically for secondary school students: More than 330 indexed and 270 full-text magazines; more than 40,000 full-text newspapers articles; 14 full-text reference books; 500 historical images; more than 300 full-color maps; Asimov’s Chronology of Science & Discovery; Information Please Almanac (Atlas and Yearbook); Information Please Sports Almanac; Information Please Environmental Almanac; Merriam-Webster’s Biographical Dictionary; Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary; Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Quotations; The Columbia Encyclopedia; The Reader’s Companion to American History; and much more.

InfoTrac® Custom Newspapers

Audience: Middle School and up

Contents: Full-text coverage of The New York Times (last 12 months to the present) and The Burlington (VT) Free Press (January 1999 to the present).

InfoTrac® OneFile

Audience: Middle School and up

Content: 3,100 full-text and 6,000 indexed periodical titles, 1980 to present; general interest magazines; refereed academic journals; business publications; technology periodicals; specialty titles in law, health care and computers; full indexing of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor and 89 wire services.

Expanded Academic ASAP™

Audience: Adult

Contents: 1,000 full-text and 2,000 indexed periodical titles covering the social sciences, humanities, science and technology, national news and general interest subject areas; periodicals covering all academic concentrations.

InfoTrac® Professional Collection

Audience: Adult

Contents: Updated daily, more than 300 full-text journals for teachers and administrators covering arts and humanities; child and adolescent psychology and development; drug and alcohol abuse; health/nutrition/fitness; learning disabilities; literature; school law; science and technology; social sciences; and sports/athletic training.

General Reference

General Reference Center Gold™

Audience: Middle School and up

Contents: 1,200 full-text titles in general interest magazines, business and industry journals and reference books.

Topic Reference

Health & Wellness Resource Center 

Alternative Health Module

Audience: Elementary School and up

Contents: Nearly 400 health/medical journals; more than 800 pamphlets; 2,100 general interest publications; encyclopedias of medicine, childhood and adolescence, and alternative medicine; access to key health Web sites; access to Medical and Health Information Directory, PDR Family Guide to Health and Nutrition; Medical and Health Information Directory; Statistical Record of Health & Medicine; and health information from leading newspapers.

Business & Company Resource Center

Audience: High School and up

Contents: Accurate, up-to-date company and industry intelligence on more than 300,000 companies with company profiles, including: corporate parent/sibling relationships; industry rankings; products and brands; company performance ratings; investment reports; industry statistics; current investment ratings; comprehensive financial overviews; pricing momentum and key ratio measures; financial ratios; coverage of major business events and trends from 1983 to the present; industry newsletters; and analysis.

 Computer Database ASAP

Audience: High School and up

Contents: More than 600 indexed and more than 300 full-text magazines, product reviews, industry status reports and company profiles; competitive analysis of high tech companies and their products; research on industry trends in telecommunications, electronics, robotics and more; research on software and hardware; research on the Internet and the World Wide Web; research into LAN and WAN technology; research into multimedia, virtual reality, and interactive TV; and reviews of the latest consumer products.