Reference Desk




Photo of Library with original tower, circa 1920.

“…it is very well worthwhile to be tormented for two or three years of one’s life, for the sake of being able to read all the rest of it.”

— Jane Austen



Vermont Online Library
Searchable databases including newspapers, reference books and magazines. The library's password can be obtained from the librarian.Please call or e-mail the library.
An incredible resource for full text poetry, literature, quotations, and the world’s great books. A classical education on one website.
Links to not only all the information a student would need for a school report, but also informational links to geneaology, colleges, businesses, biographies of native sons, maps, congressional delegation, public records, and more. Links to over 21,000 authoritative sites.

CIA World Factbook
The CIA World Factbook gives you up to date information and statistics regarding the history, geography, population, government, infrastructure, military and government on every country.

Internet Public Library
Get reference questions answered online with the Internet Public Library’s Reference Librarians. Need information on science fair projects, presidents, or book reports? The KidSpace and TeenSpace areas offer not only academic information, but also links to clubs and organizations and information on health and sexuality and money and jobs.

Encyclopedia Mythica
A reference site for mythology, folklore, and legend.

Virtual Religion Index
A directory of annotated links to world religion sites.

Library of Congress
Nations of the World is the Library of Congress web site linking you to constitutions of the world, international treaties, and global legal information.

Governments on the Web
Want to apply for Canadian citizenship or get a Visa to Ghana, or an import license from India? This is the site to link to all of the government web sites on the globe.

GPO Access
Anything you need to know about any bill pending in congress, link to federal laws, the federal register, core documents of the U.S. democracy, government publications, executive branch reports and documents, etc.

Internal Revenue Service
Print out all the forms and publications you need to file your federal tax returns.

The Vermont Legislature: Statutes
Find full-text current Vermont statues.

OneLook Dictionary Search
Index of 750 dictionaries with 4,000,000 words including foreign languages.
Look up words not yet found in dictionaries. Submit your own words for consideration.

Babel Fish Translation
Translate text from one language to another.

Mother Earth News
Archive of full text articles from 1974-2004 of Mother Earth News

AVMA Care for Animals
American Veterinary Medical Association site on pet care

Merck Veterinary Manual
Full text access to the Merck Veterinary Manual
240,000 entries from 1930 to date. Search by artist, album title or song title.

BNET Find Articles
Search for articles in massive list of publications. The list includes articles from both free and paid periodicals.

US Census Bureau
Comprehensive statistics related to population, housing, economic, and geographic data from the U.S. Census 2000.

Best of History Web Sites
Annotated links to over 1,000 quality history web sites

Planning a trip? Get current information on sights, lodgings, restaurants, and more for cities, and countries around the world.

Ellis Island Foundation
Search passenger lists for immigrants entering the country through Ellis Island.

Family Search
Search the massive Mormon genealogy web site for your ancestors information.

Who’s Alive and Who’s Dead
Short biographical sketches about recently prominent public figures. Most interestingly listings of television shows include links to all stars.
Detailed biographical information on over 25,000 names.