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Vermont Online Library

Through the Vermont Online Library (VOL), the State of Vermont Department of Libraries and your local library provide electronic information databases free to all Vermonters.These include resources for all age levels and research needs. Because your local library is a member of VOL, these resources are available 24-hours-a-day from not only your library but anywhere Internet access is available

In order to acquire remote access, you may call, stop in, or send an email to Reading Public Library stating that you would like to have access to the Vermont Online Library. The appropriate password will be provided to you. [NOTE: The password will only be given to residents of Reading, Vermont, or to current registered members of the Reading Public Library.] Once you have the password, you may log in at the following link: www.VTonlinelib.org

The following Gale databases are available free to Vermonters through VOL:
Kids InfoBits, InfoTrac Junior Edition, InfoTrac Student Edition, InfoTrac Custom Newspapers, InfoTrac OneFile, Expaned Academic ASAP, InfoTrac Professional Collection, General Reference Center Gold, Health and Wellness Resource Center- Alternative Health Module, Business & Company Resource Center, and Computer Database ASAP.

Heritage Quest Online

HeritageQuest Online is a collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Beginning or professional genealogists can now use this on-line library, with original page images for all documents, from the convenience of their homes or at the library. Indexes and original page images mean no additional trips, inter-library loan requests or work by researchers or staff. With more than 25,000 books, the entire U.S. Federal Census, PERSI™ (Periodical Source Index), as well as other collections, HeritageQuest Online provides an opportunity to tap into one of the largest collections of genealogy material in the country.

In order to acquire remote access, you may call, stop in, or send an email to Reading Public Library stating that you would like to have access to HeritageQuest Online. The appropriate username and password will be provided to you. [NOTE: The password will only be given to residents of Reading, Vermont, or to current registered members of the Reading Public Library.] Once you have the password, you may log in at the following link: http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/login

Basic Reference

Bartleby: Reference, Verse, Fiction & Nonfiction Works Online

Basic Reference Guide

FedStats

Help with Homework

How Stuff Works

Librarian's Internet Index

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

U.S. Census Online

World Almanac

World Book Encyclopedia


More Reference

American Folklife Center

Antique Illustrated Children's Books Online- the Rosetta Project

Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

Exploring Nature

Insectlopedia

Internet Public Library

Library of Congress

Math Forum Student Center

NetSafeKids

New York Public Library Digital Library

Online Rhetoric
(a guide to the terms of classical and renaissance rhetoric)

The Paris Review
(read, search & download interviews with writers)

Picture History
(illustrating 200 years of American history)

The Science Club

Wacky but Effective Uses for Household Products


Health

DHMC Consumer Health

HealthFinder

Medline Plus

Slow Food USA
(dedicated to supporting and celebrating the food traditions of North America)


News

Connecticut Valley Spectator

The Eagle Times

The Rutland Herald

Valley News


Local Towns

Town of Hartland

Town of Ludlow

Town of Reading

Town of Springfield

Town of Weathersfield

Town of Windsor

Town of Woodstock


Government

Federal Tax Forms

Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights

U.S. Government Printing Office

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Senate

Vermont Law Help

Vermont State Government

Vermont Tax Forms

The White House


Business

Big Charts
(a service of MarketWatch)

BUZGate
(Vermont small business resources)

Do Not Call Registry

Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights

Gethuman
(an alphabetical listing of businesses along with prompts that enable you to immediately speak with a real live human being)

Local Harvest
(real food, real farmers, real community)

Localvores
(eat foods produced within a 100-mile radius of home)

National Association of Manufacturers

Soul of Agriculture

Thomas Register of American Manufacturers

Tidbits
(Upper Valley Food & Farm newsletter)

U.S. Small Business Administration

USDA Rural Development

Vermont Agency of Agriculture

Vermont Alliance of Independent Country Stores

Vermont Department of Economic Development

The Vermont Farms Association

Vermont Fresh Network
(farm and chef partnerships)

Vermont Small Business Development Center

Vital Communities


Tourism & Recreation

Camel's Hump Radio

Digihitch
(hitchhiking, rail, and road travel)

Old Time Radio

Route 66

Save Vermont Barns

Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory

Vermont Activities Directory

Vermont Alliance of Independent Country Stores
(tour map of country stores)

Vermont Covered Bridges

The Vermont Farms Association

Vermont Outdoor Guide Association


Vermont

BUZGate
(Vermont small business resources)

Camel's Hump Radio

Farmer's Diner

Landscape Change Program
(a virtual collection of Vermont images that documents 200 years of change)

Local First Vermont

Localvores
(eat foods produced within a 100-mile radius of home)

Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont

Save Vermont Barns

Tidbits
(Upper Valley Food & Farm newsletter)

USDA Rural Development

Vermont 211
(local support services)

Vermont 511
(travel information service)

Vermont Activities Directory

Vermont Agency of Agriculture

Vermont Alliance of Independent Country Stores

Vermont Covered Bridges

Vermont Department of Economic Development

The Vermont Farms Association

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

Vermont Folklife Center

Vermont Fresh Network

Vermont Historical Society

Vermont Law Help

Vermont Outdoor Guide Association

Vermont Small Business Development Center

Vermont State Government

Vermont Student Assistance Corp

Vermont Tax Forms

Vermont's Local Banquet
(discovering our seasonal harvest)

Vital Communities

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