Research Databases


CREDO Reference

A great place to start your research, Credo General Reference is a database of reference e-books. It also allows you to continue your search in other library resources including the catalog, journal databases, and more.
Need help?  Try the Credo How-to Videos.

Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile, part of the Vermont Online Library, contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources, with extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, and other subjects. Need help? Try the Introduction to Vermont Online Library.


AgEcon Search is a free, open access repository of full-text scholarly literature in agricultural and applied economics.

AGRICOLA: National Agricultural Library

Provides the most comprehensive database of bibliographic information available in agricultural research from 1979 to the present, including journal articles, books, and other resources.

BASE: Bielefeld Academic Search

BASE is one of the world’s most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources.

Biography in Context

Biography in Context delivers outstanding research support with 600,000+ biographical entries spanning history and geography.

Biology Journals

A wide range of biology topics including some of the most popular information resources for users in academic, government, and public research environments.

BioMed Central

BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher of peer-reviewed open access journals, spanning all areas of biology, biomedicine, and medicine and including broad interest titles.

Black Newspapers

Access to esteemed Black newspapers from across the United States, providing access to news from 1989-present.

Britannica Online

Online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Business Insights: Essentials

Search this business and company resource collection to find detailed company and industry news and information.

Career Transitions

Career Transitions is an online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process.

Chilton Library

ChiltonLibrary provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages, representing each state’s regional history, geographic coverage, and events from 1836-1922.  Includes historic Vermont Newspapers.

Computer Database

Computer Database is a one-stop reference resource for up-to-date information on the world of technology.

DOAJ: Open Access Journals

The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.

Education Journals

Coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education, as well as special education, home schooling, and adult education.

Educator’s Reference Complete

This comprehensive resource covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college and includes virtually every educational specialty.

Encyclopedia of Global Warming

This is the online searchable version.  The print version is available in the library’s Reference section.

ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center

The ERIC database is the world’s largest source of education information, with more than 1 million abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice.

Gale PowerSearch

Use PowerSearch to search across all of the Gale databases. If you decide to focus on specific databases, just click on Change Databases in the top menu bar.  Need help?  Try the Gale PowerSearch Tutorial.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Thousands of e-book titles covering the most-studied subject areas. These titles can also be discovered and accessed through the library catalog.

General Business File

Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends, as well as the latest in management, economics, and politics.

General Reference Center Gold

Articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

Google Scholar

Search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.

Health & Wellness Resource Center

Includes Alternative Health module. Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.

Health Management

A collection of reliable and relevant resources in the field of health administration.


HighWire Press is the largest archive of free full-text science on Earth!


SPIN is a research funding opportunities database designed to provide up-to-date information on current national and international government and private funding sources.  All of the data in SPIN is obtained directly from the sponsoring agencies.


JSTOR is a shared online library of high quality digitized journal back issues for academic institutions.  Full-text articles are available in the Biological Sciences Collection and the Arts & Sciences.  Need help? Try the JSTOR Tutorials.


LegalTrac features a comprehensive collection of major legal publications.

National Newspapers Premier

Each issue of each newspaper is indexed thoroughly, so researchers have access to not only top news stories, but also the information contained on the various sections of the papers.


InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts, and transcripts.

Nursing & Allied Health

Reliable, comprehensive coverage of the fields of nursing and allied health.


Represents multidisciplinary digital resources from open archive collections.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from offshore drilling to climate change, health care to immigration.

Oxford English Dictionary

Welcome to the definitive record of the English language.


PeerJ is an open access publisher of scholarly articles, committed to improving the process of scholarly publishing.

 Powerspeak Languages

Powerspeak Languages is an entertaining and effective way to learn a new language, utilizing highly engaging and progressive learning methods.  Current languages offered:  Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, ESL.

Professional Collection

Professional Collection is a custom selection of more than 300 full-text journals for professional educators.


ProQuest is an excellent journal database that includes full-text articles on a wide variety of topics. Search multiple databases or select each database individually. Need help? Try the ProQuest Training Videos.

Psychology Journals

Coverage ranges from behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, industrial, and social psychology, along with personality, psychobiology, and psychometrics.

Public Library of Science

Public Library of Science (PLOS) is a nonprofit publisher, membership, and advocacy organization with a mission to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.

Renewable Agriculture & Food Systems

Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems is a multi-disciplinary journal which focuses on the science that underpins economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable approaches to agriculture and food production.

Science in Context

From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics, science history, and biography, this revolutionary curriculum-oriented online experience is designed to boost achievement for students and researchers.


A leading scientific database offering articles from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books. Although we no longer have access to full-text, articles can be obtained by request through our interlibrary loan form. Need help? Try ScienceDirect Tutorials.

Small Business Resource Center

Search this database to learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how-to guides, articles, and websites.

Social Science Journals

Extensive coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work, and sociology.

Times Argus (Barre/Montpelier)

The e-Edition of the Barre-Montpelier newspaper.  Click on the Logout link in the upper right corner to clear the memory.  Then click on the e-Edition link at the top.  Register a username and password that you can then use every time you read the Times Argus.  Available on-campus only.

Vermont State Archives

The Vermont State Archives maintains databases for records and information that can be useful for projects in classes such as Land Use Planning.

Visual Thesaurus

The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words.


WorldCat lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.


Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.