This is a subject listing of our databases. For an a-to-z listing, please see here.

business / career services

Business File ASAP Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings.

Business Insights Company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories,chronologies and periodical articles about business and industry. Years covered: 1977 to the present.

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

Small Business Resource Center  An excellent source for business plan templates and information on how to start your own business.

Test prep? Learning Express has sample tests and study guides from high school to grad school, math & reading skills, citizenship & much more.


Our genealogy & local history resources are on their own page.

general interest

Auto repair via Chilton Library. Chilton manuals represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.

Consumer information – Consumer Reports for libraries.  RFL members log in with your library card number.

Historic maps – Sanborn Maps Insurance maps from 1867-1970 for cities in Vermont. Contains information such as the outline of each building, the size, shape and construction materials, heights, and function of structures, location of windows and doors. The maps also give street names, street and sidewalk widths and more.

Investment help – for libraries

Readers’ advisory services: Research books, series, authors, grade levels & much more — NoveListPlus. Perfect for series readers!

health / medical resources

Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module  Health information from reference books, magazines and professional periodicals. 1980 to the present. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.

MedlinePlus Health information from the National Library of Medicine. Easy access to Medline and Health topics, medical dictionaries, directories and publications.

homework help

Homework help has its own page.

language learning

Learn a foreign language, brush up before you travel or study English as a second language

Mango Languages interactive multimedia language-learning courseware online. Mango teaches basic conversational skills and covers 35 different languages. You will need your library card number to sign in, and if you want to track your progress, create an account using your email address.

law / legal resources

LegalTrac provides indexing for more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals.

Vermont Laws Links to court cases, the Constitutions of Vermont and the United States, as well as Vermont state statutes from Vermont’s Secretary of State.

lifelong learning

Continuing education – Universal Class

Educators Reference Complete Content focused on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education. Majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database. The database is updated daily and provides 24-hour access from school or home.

Expanded Academic ASAP This database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and many newspapers. Years covered: 1980 to the present.

Online reference shelf – Groliers reference databases

Test prep from high school to grad school, math & reading skills, citizenship & much more – Learning Express

newspapers & magazines

Chronicling America: Vermont Historical Newspapers Nearly 130,000 historical Vermont newspaper pages can be searched or browsed on the website. One can search all of Vermont’s titles or individual titles using a simple keyword search. Chronicling America now boasts titles from all over the state, including Bennington, St. Johnsbury, Middlebury, Brattleboro, Burlington, St. Albans, Newport, Rutland, Woodstock, and Montpelier.

General OneFile  News and periodical articles and citations on a wide range of general interest topics. Full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily. Years covered: 1980 to the present.

General Reference Center Gold  Indexed access to popular reference books as well as news and periodical articles and citations on a wide range of general interest topics. Years covered: 1980 to the present.

Rutland Herald and Burlington Free Press indexes are on the local history & genealogy page.