Celebrity Trivia Collection: Some famous firsts, arranged by century,
mainly related to people.
50 States.com: State bird, flower, nickname, motto and
song, colleges and universities, constitution, genealogical resources,
highest point and geographical center, national forests and parks,
newspapers, population, state and federal representatives, and date of entry
into the union. Links to over 21,784
authoritative sites, most government related.
Abridged version of print.
Perpetual calendar for 1583-
. History/current events
through 2005. Useful for keyword
Nations of the World: Library of Congress site with links to
information about international governments plus links to the World Factbook,
Country Studies and Human Rights reports, Background Notes.
World Almanac and Book of Facts: 2000-2004 editions included in the Vermont Online Library, General Reference
Factbook: Produced by the CIA, with clearly outlined
directory and statistical information in a consistent and convenient format
for all countries of the world. Updated
throughout the year. Also
included in the Vermont
Findarticles.com: Free index to last 2 or 3 years of 300 magazines,
including Ladies Home Journal, Seventeen, Rolling Stone, New Statesman. Free full-text articles. See directory of periodical titles at foot of
opening screen. Use in addition to the Vermont Online Library.
Google: Excellent index to Internet
Infobel.com: White and yellow
pages. Links to online telephone, fax
and business directories worldwide.
Internet Public Library: Reliable list of web sites
coordinated by the School of Information and Library Studies at the University of Michigan.
Index to the Internet: Reliable, trustworthy, librarian-selected Internet resources. Hosted by the State Library of California.
Library Directory: Directory of Vermont
libraries. Use link from Vermont Dept. of
Libraries web site.
Encyclopedia: 6th ed., updated,
Nov. 2004. Full-text of excellent one
volume print resource. Browsable
alphabetic index with over 51,000 entries.
Also included in the Vermont
Homework Helper: Not a traditional
encyclopedia, but a wealth of useful links, annotated and arranged by
subject. Lots of homework answers.
Britannica Concise: Complete
content of the Britannica Concise
Encyclopedia, 28,000 article, single-volume encyclopedia from the editors
of Encyclopædia Britannica. Britannica
Concise is included in the Vermont Online Library.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (free version): Brief versions of articles from the famous
scholarly encyclopedia. Includes links to fee-based information, may be
Article Center: Free abridged version of Encarta. Useful for quick facts, last minute
projects. Includes links to fee-based
information, may be frustrating.
Wikipedia: Encyclopedia created by volunteer writers
and editors. Wide range of interesting
articles, quality is not guaranteed.
Bullfinch's Mythology: “Age of Fable.” Text and illustrations. Also available, a similar site, Encyclopedia
Mythica, an encyclopedia on mythology, folklore and legend,
emphasizing mythology. Brief
entries, authorship may not be given.
Encyclopedia: Full-text of 1913
edition of classic print source.
Jewish Virtual Library:
Covers some of the topics found in the classic print source, the Encyclopedia Judaica.
King James Bible: Full-text, searchable.
Religion Index: Annotated directory of links to world religion
sites. Choose "confessional
agencies" for specific denominations and then use a “find” search.
statistics related to population, housing, economic and geographic data. Latest information from U.S. Census 2000.
Statistics from 100 federal agencies.
A-Z index. If older statistics
are not available here, send request to DOL_ILL.
Abstract of the United States:
Full-text of popular statistical tables in PDF format. Requires free Adobe Acrobat. Opening screen
lists contents by subject. Historical
statistics from colonial times to current.
Statistics via the Center for Rural Studies: Statistics
from the U.S. Census for Vermont, including median income, population below
poverty level, population projections, employment by occupation. See the
section Vermont Indicators Online for summary data.
Business and Company
included in the Vermont
Directory of 700,000 U.S.
nonprofits with addresses, assets and links to web sites if available. Keyword searching. Advanced searching with subscription
fees. For overlapping listings, prefer
more current Foundation Finder.
Profiles of very large companies, such as Green Mountain
Coffee Roasters or Ben and Jerry's, with annual reports, some financial info
and names of directors. Search by
company name or keyword. Greater
financial detail is available at $399.00/yr.
IRS.gov: Learn about electronic filing, download
Start a business:
Sponsored by the Vermont
Dept. of Economic Development. Permits
and regulations, tax documents, links to financial assistance.
Switchboard.com Yellow pages style listings for
businesses. Lists national businesses
first, followed by local businesses.
Vermont Business Magazine: Search by name of business, county or
topic. Minimal information. Greater depth with subscription fee.
Business Registry: Directory of Vermont businesses by
town or type of business.
Careerbuilder.com: Want ads from U.S. newspapers as well as
directly from employers. Yahoo Hotjobs.com and Monster
Jobs have additional listings. Craig’s List works for Burlington only. Web sites for individual newspapers also
useful for classified ads.
Detailed descriptions of colleges in outline or narrative format. Links to web sites of institutions. Search by name of institution, location,
major, tuition, size, GPA, sports. Collegeboard.com:
Comprehensive information. Interesting
searching for colleges with similar characteristics.
Outlook Handbook: Full-text of 2006-07 book-length federal document. Descriptions of occupations with working
conditions, salaries, prospects and lists of sources for additional
information, including web links.
Calculator: Compare cost of living, including real estate and salaries between
cities you select. May not be
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans
(print source) included in the Vermont
Vermont Dept. of Labor’s Licensed Occupations: Directory of links to the state agency
responsible for each professional license, e.g. dental assistants, etc.
VSAC: Vermont Student Assistance Corporation’s
site with links to information on scholarships and loans as well as to the VSAC
library. VSAC library is also on
the Web2 multiple library search screen where you may request interlibrary
Consumer Price Index:
Federal government inflation
rate statistics. Used to calculate
child support payments, alimony, etc.
Go to Economic News Releases, Current, and use the HTML version. Next choose Consumer Price Index Summary.
Reports: full-text articles in Vermont Online Library.
ConsumerSearch: Top-rated products in 13 categories including photo
and video, health and fitness, etc.
Comparison charts, background information.
How-to for range of topics, computers to cooking.
Book: Trade in and market prices for used cars. Search by year, make,
model, accessories, condition, mileage and zip code of owner. NADAguides.com: Pricing for
cars, motorcycles, boats, rv’s and manufactured homes. Used by dealers.
Vermont Housing Data: Statistics, arranged by city or town, for housing demand, costs of
homeownership and rental housing.
Includes historical data. Also
directory of affordable rental housing, subsidized housing, a calculator for
mortgage payments, a glossary of housing terms and more.
Governments on the WWW: Directory of official sites for national governments
agencies, political parties, courts, embassies and consulates for more than
220 countries and territories. Nations of the World:
Library of Congress site with links to information about international
governments plus the World Factbook, Country Studies and Human Rights
Factbook: Produced by the CIA,
with clearly outlined directory and statistical information in a consistent
and convenient format for all countries of the world. Updated throughout the year. Print available, $39.95, but web version is
complete and easy. Included in the Vermont Online
USA.gov: All in one site for federal government
information with links to websites for individual agencies. Congressional Directory:
Full-text. Use "Browse" as a table of contents. Directory is in text file or PDF
(publication-quality format) requiring download of Adobe Acrobat Reader
software. Complex results with keyword
searching. United States Government Manual: Full-text.
Use "Browse" as a table of contents. Manual is in text file and PDF
(publication-quality format) requiring download of Adobe Acrobat Reader
software. Complex results with keyword
Vermont.gov: Links to the websites for each
agency in Vermont
state government. Vermont Legislative Directory: Full-text biographical
sketches with email addresses, committees.
Vermont State Government Directory with address, phone,
fax, email for executive branch employees.
Guide to Vermont’s town clerks, treasurers
and county clerks: Published by the Vermont Secretary of
State. Directory of town
officials. Includes town copying
Law Sources On-Line: Links to free sources of U.S. and Canadian
state and federal constitutions, laws, court rules and legal forms.
Links to many sources of legal information. Choose "cases and
codes" for court cases and laws, federal and state. “Find Lawyer” for
directory of attorneys.
in Vermont: Full-text. Link on left. Links from table of contents to sections
and subsections, but no keyword searching.
Use “Find” search.
Vermont Pro Se Center:
Information on Small Claims
Court, administering estates, municipal
ordinance violations, divorce/child support, traffic tickets and jury duty.
Full-text of current Vermont
laws. Use statutes by titles in center
of screen to search by title or section number. Use “official version” at Michie's Legal Resources for keyword
searching. Print version in town
clerks’ offices, larger libraries.
Acronyms, Initialisms and Abbreviations: Included in the Vermont Online Library.
AF: Acronym Finder:
Dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations and initialisms.
Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Full-text
of 4th edition, 2002. No browsing,
search only by single words. Search
entry words or full-text. 90,000
words, 70,000 audio pronunciations and 900 color illustrations. Included in the Vermont Online Library.
AskOxford.com: Content from the Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current
English. Choose “English
dictionary” in drop down search menu.
Collegiate Dictionary: Full-text
of 10th edition, 1995. No browsing,
search by individual words. New words
from 11th edition not included at this web site, but included in the Vermont
Online Library. Links to entries for same word in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus also 1995 edition.
OneLook Dictionaries: Index of 750 dictionaries with four million
words including subject dictionaries and foreign languages, “from banjo terms
to wine glossaries.” Search entire
database or select individual titles.
Online Etymology Dictionary: Explanations of what selected words meant
in the past. Limited but interesting.
Pseudodictionary: (with words
used in sentence) or Word spy
(with dated sources, including newspapers).
Words not yet found in a dictionary.
II: Full-text of 3rd edition, 1995.
Classic thesaurus. Also included in the Vermont Online
International Thesaurus: 1922 edition.
Fish: Translates any text or web
site from English to Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish,
Japanese, Korean or Chinese and reverse, plus numerous other combinations. Similar, although with fewer combinations of
Logos Dictionary: 7.5 million words in dozens of
languages. Search by phrase or single
word. Other possibilities are Language Dictionaries and
All about Birds: Comprehensive. “Bird guide” contains in-depth
descriptions with color photographs, sound, video, and distribution
maps. From Cornell University
and the National Science Foundation.
Planets: Astronomy and
space travel. Beautifully illustrated
and fun to use. Comprehensive
coverage. NASA, National Aeronautics and Space
Administration site with space travel,
ozone and earth science topics plus history of flight.
Eric Weisstein’s World of Science: Scholarly explanations of math, physics,
chemistry and astronomy with biographies of scientists.
Fear of Physics: Easy access to straightforward explanations
of basic concepts, e.g. gravity, acceleration, pendulums, etc.
Also, Physics and Astronomy Reference: Fundamentals plus biographies of Nobel and
Bruce Medal winners.
and Technology: Comprehensive
index to quality sites. Each site is
independent and may take time to explore.
Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia. Gale Co., included in the Vermont Online Library.
Dictionary: Information on
thousands of life science terms.
Several dozen scientists from a variety of U.S. academic institutions
support this resource.
NOAA: National Oceanographic and Atmospheric
Administration site covering current weather, climate, fisheries, oceans and
North American Mammals: From the Smithsonian. Describes 400 mammals, includes
pictures. Search by geographic area,
scientific or common name, conservation status. Additional photos at United States Fish and Wildlife Service Digital
Library System although the Northeast Image Library is disappointing.
Plants Database: From the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture. Scientific descriptions, beautiful color
photos. Not a gardening guide.
TECHNOLOGY and VETERINARY MEDICINE
Cooking School Cook Book (Fanny Farmer): Full 1918 edition. AllRecipes, Recipe
Source, GourmetSpot, Epicurious
Car and Truck Repair Information: Explains
how vehicle parts work, how they fail and gives approximate cost of repairs.
Care for Pets: American
Veterinary Medical Association site for animal medicine, concentrating on
dogs, cats and horses. "Selecting
a proper pet" includes birds and other caged pets. Try the Merck Veterinary Manual, 9th ed. for additional free,
full-text information. Another
Breed Home Page, has brief descriptions with photos.
How Products are Made: from
accordion to zirconium. Content from
the Thomson Gale print product.
HowStuffWorks: Illustrated tours of appliances, gadgets, brand
name products. From Christmas to DNA
to caffeine. Knowledge
Hound: the How-to Hunter Directory of free how-tos, browsable by
subject. Useful despite some dead
links. RepairClinic.com For a dozen
household appliances, with free diagrams and repair instruction, links to
sources of parts for purchase. E-how Instructions are easy to understand and
follow. From playing a kazoo to fixing
Mother Earth News Article Archive: Full-text
1970-2004 issues including illustrations.
How-tos of all sorts, emphasizing organic, back-to-the land.
Clear definitions of terms related to computers and technology.
USDA Consumers: Gardening: Many useful gardening resources, including
organic vegetable gardening and plant hardiness zones. Requires browsing. American
Images of gardens throughout the U.S. with details of garden
design and garden flowers. Newly
established, limited content. Botany, the encyclopedia of plants and
gardening Description and cultivation for selected
plants of all types, including flowers, trees, shrubs. Commercial.
Best Hospitals, 2006: U.S.
News and World Report’s compilation of rankings for U.S. hospitals by patient’s
medical condition and treatments.
for Disease Control and Prevention: Articles on diseases and chronic conditions
with statistics. Information for
FamilyDoctor.org: Sponsored by the American Academy
of Family Physicians. Regularly
reviewed and updated by Academy physicians and patient education staff. Full-text of complete book, easy to
navigate, uniform format.
Health and Wellness Resource Center and
Alternative Health Module included in the Vermont
Content divided between information directed at parents and at
Clinic: Excellent reliable information in easy-to-read
format with many visuals and graphics.
Wide range of topics. Drug information including images,
similar to PDRHealth
Institutes of Health sites:
National Cancer Institute:
A highly regarded source of answers on wide range of related
National Center for Complementary and
Alternative Medicine: Objective, evidence-based information about
complementary and alternative medicine.
National Institute of Mental Health:
Comprehensive and aimed at the public.
Information on health problems, fitness, taking medicine correctly and
Medicare. Users may adjust type size
and contrast. Includes audio version.
National Library of Medicine sites:
MedTerms Medical Dictionary, another medical dictionary, includes some
commercial links, but contains lay person-friendly definitions from the Webster’s New World Medical Dictionary.
Go Local Vermont for Vermont doctors,
hospitals and medical services.
NutritionSource: Harvard School of Public Health. Lengthy, but clearly written articles on
topics of common interest, e.g. calcium, fiber, etc. Another option, What to eat, is a companion to the excellent book on
nutrition by Marion Nestle.
Our Bodies Ourselves: Companion
to the classic book, not full-text of book.
Current news and links to other web sites. Go to “Browse topic index” on left or
search by your own choice of topic.
PDRHealth: Free information about diseases
and drugs. Not as extensive as print
internet drug index Another
source, recommended by the American Library Association, for free information
MEDLINE medical periodical index with citations and some brief abstracts.
Links to selected full-text articles.
Obtain others via interlibrary loan. Search by topic, author or
journal title. Use “limits” for
Dept. of Health website: Dept.
rules and regulations, programs and updates on public health concerns. For information on all topics covered,
choose “Contents, A to Z” link in left column.
YourSurgery.com: Explains surgical procedures, patient
preparation, recovery, possible complications and treatment
alternatives. Graphics are
excellent. Some free information. $5.00 per session or $100/yr for in depth
Artcyclopedia: Search or
browse by artists’ name, title of work, museum, historical period or
movement. Art and Culture for biographies of
performing and visual artists, writers.
Essays on arts movements, links to related resources. Metropolitan Museum of Art's
Timeline of Art History with illustrations from the Museum’s
collections. SIRIS Art Inventories with 360,000 records describing
American paintings executed before 1914 and American sculpture through the
20th century. No images of the art
works. Search by keyword, artist, title, subject, object type or owner. World Wide Arts Resources has links to sites for artists,
museums, arts education, dance. The
“Art History” database is searchable by artist with links to color
reproductions of artwork. Commercial
Manifesto: Commercial site with uneven quality, but
plenty to offer. Use “(Costume)
History sorted by period” for images and sewing patterns.
Dance Style Locator: Illustrated descriptions of world dance
Instrument Encyclopedia: Selection of interesting instruments, does
not include some common ones.
240,000 entries, 1930 to date.
Mostly current pop bands.
Search by artist (first name for individuals or first word of band
name), album title or song title. Allmusic.com contains
biographies of musicians and others in the music business, directory of
albums, links to song audios. For
additional listings of albums, use CastAlbumDB.com,
an index to over 28,000 songs in over 3200 Broadway musicals. For each musical, browse song titles and
names of cast members. SongFacts.com has more song lyrics.
Music History 102:
Essay on famous Western composers and their music from the Middle Ages
to the present with links to additional information.
Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary:
Thorough coverage and depth, cross reference links within definitions
of Television: No current
programming, but easy to use and thorough for selected older shows, e.g Lassie,
Leave it to Beaver. Also TV.com for current and classic shows,
including cast and crew members.
Movie Database: Less sophisticated
than print, but broad range of titles.
Inconsistent reviews. Movies
listed with full casts and crews.
Links from names to biographies, filmographies. Search by title,
performer or crew member. Some television
shows and television performers also listed.
Metacritic is similar,
includes recorded music and games.
Also useful, the New York Times
Movie Review Archive. Greatest Films also includes
film history, although a commercial site.
Biographies by published sports writers for selected baseball, basketball,
football, golf, ice hockey, soccer and tennis players, auto racers and
Yahoo! Recreation: Sports:
Another directory of sports sites.
Includes cockfighting, footbag, extreme sports, etc.
Amazon.com: Catalog of books and other
media currently for sale as well as titles that are out of print. Many titles include reviews from database
editors, edited portions of reviews from Booklist, Library Journal and
from the site's visitors. New York Times
Sunday Book Review (1981-
) and BarnesandNoble.com are additional choices.
Heritage Book of English Usage: Full-text of the 1996 edition,
respected publisher. May search
simultaneously with several other classic manuals including Strunk's The Elements of Style: Classic handbook of English composition
and usage, including words and expressions commonly misused. One
more guide for writers at the Writing Center, University of Wisconsin’s
guidelines for writing. Brief, but
Brewer’s Phrase and Fable: 1894
version. Choose link listed in
Place: Abridged directory of
publishers’ with addresses, phone numbers.
Use password: mzunder, username: mzunder.
Playfinder: Full synopsis of plays sold by Dramatists Play
Service, Inc. Keyword searching. Inter-Play: Index of plays in collections developed by the Portland (OR) Area
Library System. Lists plays NOT indexed in standard play indexes such as
Ottemiller's Index to Plays in Collections or H.W. Wilson's Play Index. Also does not cite plays published
separately only. No full-text of
plays. Use for interlibrary loan. Samuel French, Inc: Product catalog for this major play
publisher. Very brief comments with
play listings. Keyword
searching. Use author’s name as
keyword if needed. New York Times Theatre Review Archive (use account: zunder, password: zunder during this class).
Poets’ Corner: 6,700 full-text poems, all over 75 years
old (not under copyright), by 780 poets.
Also, biographical articles for 31 poets, 120 pictures of poets. American Verse Project: Easy searching for full-text classic
American poetry, prior to 1920, mainly 19th century. “View text” often requires loading full
volume. Instead, use “table of
contents” for access to individual poems.
Bartleby.com Verse: Full-text of poems from standard
anthologies, e.g. The Oxford Book of English Verse, and from numerous
volumes by famous pre-1920 poets, e.g. Frost, Hopkins, Housman, Keats,
Millay, Sandberg, etc. plus portraits and brief bios of selected poets, links
to literary criticism.
Short Story Index: Index to short stories in collections and
anthologies at the Los Angeles
Library. Only includes stories that
are not listed individually in the Library’s online catalog. Use to find the title of an anthology
containing the short story you need.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations: 1919 edition of Bartlett's
Familiar Quotations plus Simpson’s Quotations and Columbia
World of Quotations. Scroll down to
browse by author (chronologically or alphabetically) or search by keyword.
Use quotation marks around phrases.
Oxford Dictionary of Quotations: Searchable
version of the 2nd edition, 1953, containing more than 4,000 quotations on
over 250 subjects. Gives both the author of the quote and the work where the
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Quotations: Included in the Vermont Online Library.
Small collections of quotations searched individually or in combination, by
word, phrase or author.
site, but easy searching by subject, author, special occasion.
Allbiographies.com Extensive content. Cannot confirm authority.
Biography: Many articles based on the Cambridge
Biographical Dictionary. 25,000
names. Lengthy articles.
Chambers Biographical Dictionary: Full 1997 edition, with amendments, of
print version. Change search menu to
“Chambers Biographical,” not “Chambers 21st Century Dictionary.”
Distinguished Women of Past and Present:
Biographies from diverse sources representing many countries, historical
periods and fields. Some drawn from Microsoft's Encarta. Contains some dead links. 300 Women Who Changed the World
by Encyclopedia Britannica contains similar subjects. Women of the Hall has
biographies of prominent women from U.S. history. A little more specialized, First Ladies' Gallery, contains
brief biographies of all U.S.
First Ladies, some with image.
Includes link to information
about life in the White House.
Merriam-Webster’s Biographical Dictionary: Included in the Vermont Online Library.
Presidents of the U.S.: Extensive
information about each of the U.S.
presidents, including election results and cabinet members, with links to
other sites for information about presidents' wives and political opponents.
Political Graveyard: Directory of 120,948 politicians, judges and
diplomats, giving biographical information along with burial sites. Browse
names alphabetically, search by state and office, by birth or death
date. Includes gazetteer.
Dictionary: 28,000 names, living
and dead. Brief, but current
Reliable facts about celebrities, including historical figures, names
from fiction. Brief sketch with links
to additional sites. Browse
alphabetically or geographically.
Who’s alive and Who’s dead: Recently prominent people. Browse by category (actors, sports figures,
murderers, etc.), by recent deaths, new listings, and today birthdays, or
search the alphabetical list.
web sites from this list that include biographical articles: Vermont Legislative Directory, Eric Weisstein’s World of
Science, Physics and
Astronomy Reference, Allmusic.com, Art and Culture, Internet Movie Database, JockBio.com, Poets’ Corner. See descriptions given above.
Ancestry.com: Easy searching by individual name in family
trees, Social Security death index, selected census and vital records. Fees for full-text. Free access at the Vermont
Dept. of Libraries Law Library, Montpelier.
cyndislist.com: Links to 181,400 genealogy
Indexes: Organized by state, most
links require fees for all or most records.
lists, multiple searching options.
Requires free registration.
Search: Mormons’ genealogy web
available to Vermont libraries eligible for
RootsWeb.com: Commercial and related to Ancestry.com, but
links users to message boards, volunteer projects and genealogy information
submitted by other researchers. The USGENWEB
project is part of this site. Queries
can be posted and “look-ups” requested.
Gazetteer of North America: Full-text
of very comprehensive dictionary of place names. 50,000 entries, 1990 U.S. Census figures. Some advertising windows.
Gazetteer of Vermont
Places: Real and Imagined: Vermont
Center for Rural
Studies alphabetical list of real and imaginary town, city and place names
with location and some historical notes.
Getty Thesaurus of Geographical Names: International, similar to the Columbia
Gazetteer of the World, not as detailed.
Mapquest: U.S. maps with selected street
level detail. Links to travel info
with driving directions. Search by
city, state, zip code or country.
Also available, Google
maps, with road maps for many
countries. None for parts of South
America and Africa.
Merriam-Webster’s Geographical Dictionary: Included in the Vermont Online Library.
MapMachine: National Geographic world maps with legible, basic
detail. National Geographic print
atlases are still superior.
Library Map Collection: More than 5000 international maps, from many
historical and federal government sources.
Most are in the public domain.
Sponsored by the University
of Texas at Austin.
Topozone: Online USGS topographic maps. 60,000 maps searchable by place name,
latitude and longitude. Use for
physical features, not streets.
U.S. Gazetteer: U.S.
Census Bureau place name index with links to basic maps. Streets and other features in maps are not
Expedia.com: Major commercial
site for reservations, also Travelocity.com,
lots of others.
Fodor’s 2006-2007: coming to the Vermont Online Library. Also, borrow all current Fodor’s guides from the Central
Collections at the Vermont
Dept. of Libraries through interlibrary loan.
Travel Online: Travel information for major U. S. and international cities.
Small portion of content from print series.
Other abridged versions of print travel guides at Frommers.com, Lonely Planet Online.
Travel: Even greater variety of
American Women’s History: a
research guide: Subject
and state indexes to print and internet sources. General history as well as women’s history.
Best of History Web sites: Annotated
links to over 1000 quality history web sites, useful for schoolwork.
Burlington Free Press/Rutland
Herald Index: Vermont
newspaper index via the Vermont
Dept. of Libraries web site.
Encyclopedia of American Facts and Dates:
Included in the Vermont
History Link 101: Active
and well-selected links to ancient world history and World War II sources for
grade 12 and under.
Online: Color-coded timelines of
people and events by historical period over the past 3000 years. Deceased people only. Most prominent individuals only. A similar resource, World History Timeline, gives a
comprehensive narrative of world events, 1000-1799 by decade, 1800 to present
by year. From the History
Channel. To search, choose World
Timeline on left, then select century.
of Congress American Memory:
Access to the manuscript collections at the Library of Congress,
selected topics only, best for browsing.
View documents, photographs, videos.
York Times Article Archives, 1851-1980: Citation index only. Fee for articles. Request full-text or microfilm from DOL ILL. New York Times Archive Since 1981 has many full-text articles.
New York Times 1995 – present is available full-text in the Vermont Online
Library. A similar newspaper index,
the Washington Post
Archives, 1877 to
present, most recent 14 days not included.
Indexing is free, full-text may require fee.
Life Index: Keyword searching
within article titles for issues 1946-
. No keyword searching within
text of articles. No links to
full-text, only links to back issue purchase.
Request articles from DOL
Timeline: Brief list of events in Vermont history
including a few pre-historic events.
Produced by the Vermont
Division for Historic Preservation.