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Research Databases

The State of Vermont, in cooperation with the Gale Group, has made a number of online databases available for a minimal fee to libraries in the state. Online databases are organized collections of thousands of magazines, journals, newspapers, and other resources with easy-to-use, efficient search engines.  This collection of databases is known as the Vermont Online Library (VOL).  The databases are available to all residents of Vermont while visiting this library;  WPL patrons may may also access the databases remotely with their WPL library card number.

To access the Vermont Online Library, click on the link below and, when prompted, input your 14-digit WPL patron number (under the barcode on your library card).  If you do not yet have a barcode on your library card, you must visit the library and obtain one prior to use.

 

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN SEARCHING THE VOL DATABASES

 

What you’ll find in the VOL…

Magazines, Journals & Newspapers

Kids Edition
Age range: Elementary School Students
Contains more than 75 full-text magazines, 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 all selected specifically for K-6 students.

Kids Edition K-12
Age range: Elementary School Students
The same content as above, except this is in a graphic interface, as opposed to a web interface.

Junior Edition
Age range: Middle School Students
Contains 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 selected specifically for junior high and middle school students.

Junior Edition K-12
Age range: Middle School Students
The same content as above, except this is in a graphic interface, as opposed to a web interface.

Student Edition
Age range: High School Students
Contains 330+ indexed and 270 full-text magazines; more than 40,000 full text newspaper articles; 14 full-text reference books; 500 historical images; 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 selected specifically for secondary school students.

Student Edition K-12
Age range: High School Students
The same content as above, except this is in a graphic interface, as opposed to a web interface.

InfoTrac OneFile
Age range: Middle School Students and Up
Contains 3,100 full-text and 6,000 indexed periodical titles, 1980 to present; general interest magazines; refereed academic journals; business publications; technology periodicals; plus 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 and Christian Science Monitor; and 89 wire services.

Expanded Academic ASAP
Age range: Adult
Contains 1,000 full-text and 2,000 indexed periodical titles in the social sciences, humanities, science and technology, national news, general interest subject areas; periodicals covering all academic concentrations.

InfoTrac Custom Newspapers
Age range: Middle School Students and Up
Contains full-text coverage of The New York Times (last 12 months to the present); and The Los Angeles Times (last 12 months to the present).

Professional Collection
Age range: Adult
Contains 300+ full-text journals for teachers and administrators, updated daily, in the following areas: 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 Resources

General Reference Center
Age range: Middle School Students and Up
Contains 1,200 full-text titles in general interest magazines, business and industry journals, and reference books.

 

Specific Resources by Topic

Business and Company Resource Center
Age range: High School Students and Up
Contains accurate, up-to-date company and industry intelligence of 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 newsletter and analysis.

Computer Database
Age range: High School Students and Up
Contains 600+ indexed and 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; reviews of the latest consumer products.

Health & Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module
Age range: Elementary School Students and Up
Contains nearly 400 health/medical journals; more than 800 pamphlets; 2,100 general interest publications; alternative health module; 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; health information from leading newspapers; Medical and Health Information Directory; Statistical Record of Health & Medicine.

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