April 1, 2011
Vermont Online Library
The Vermont Department of Libraries has negotiated a contract for 2011 which will add several products to our growing list of database subscriptions. Mara Siegel sent the following information about these new Gale resources:
Gale Biography in Context: Biographies of more than 500,000 individuals gleaned from periodicals and reference sources and multimedia content. (This product replaces the biographical databases from H.W. Wilson that were included in the Vermont Online Library in past years.)
Career Transitions: An online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end. Discover career interests, prepare a resume and cover letter, brush up on networking, interviewing and negotiating skills, find job listings. Patrons set up an individual account and can save their work.
Powerspeak Languages: An entertaining and effective way to learn a new language. Currently you can learn Spanish, French, Mandarin, German, and ESL Spanish, with more languages to come in 2011. Patrons set up an individual account.
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.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Provides video, audio streams and podcasts, an image gallery, daily news updates, and interactive maps to accompany the popular Opposing Viewpoints databases.
Use the Find Articles page to access these and other library databases. Contact your local public library for information on how to access HeritageQuest genealogy databases, which are also available through the Vermont Department of Libraries.