Thousands of journal articles from scholarly and popular sources. Includes options to limit your search to peer-reviewed publications. Many articles are available in full text, but if there is no full-text link for an article you need, we may be able to obtain it on interlibrary loan.
Brattleboro's daily newspaper, 2003-current. We apologize for occasional gaps in coverage because of problems with the online feed; if you don't find the article you need, please inquire at reference; we'll be happy to help you obtain a copy.
"Reliable resources for green building professionals," with free access for the Brooks Memorial Library community through the generosity of BuildingGreen. This major resource for the green building industry is based right here in Brattleboro. Incorporates the GreenSpec Directory of building products, the LEEDUser for working with LEED credits, and an extensive database of technical articles and case studies for green building professionals.
Histories, financial reports, market research, and articles on selected industries and companies, U.S. and international. Generate and export data in a variety of formats. There is some limited Vermont info; it's worth checking.
You can organize your whole career planning/job search process with this tool. Establish a free account with your library card number, and then use the features to assess your interests, explore career fields, write your resume and cover letters, and apply for jobs online.
Historical newspapers from Vermont and many other states. Includes a long run of Brattleboro's Vermont Phoenix (1836-1922), plus several issues of the Windham County Democrat, edited by the prominent feminist scholar Clarina Howard Nichols.
Free online source that's a nice supplement to Consumer Reports. "Product-review editors pick the best electronics, appliances and services by comparing professional product reviews (like the ones you’d find at Consumer Reports or CNET) with consumer reviews (like those at Amazon.com and Epinions) to separate the top-rated from the duds."
A collection of useful links from the Office of the State Treasurer of Vermont. “Being ‘financially literate’ means you have the knowledge, skills and habits to successfully manage your money…The pages in our financial literacy section organize resources for you so that you can quickly get to information you can use. "
Practical, plain-language interactive tools from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Includes the "Squared Away" financial tools website with many easy tips and tools on creating a budget, improving credit, borrowing smart, and more. Also includes the "Target Your Retirement" interactive tool and "Curious Behaviors," about the psychological elements of retirement planning and saving.
As the name suggests, similar to Academic Onefile but slightly less scholary, with more popular magazines. Many articles are available in full text, but if there is no full-text link for an article you need, we may be able to obtain it on interlibrary loan.
A good starting place for both consumer and research-level information. Includes overviews of medical conditions and treatments, a drug and supplement database, and articles from consumer and professional journals, including alternative medical info. Many articles are available in full-text, but those that are not can usually be obtained through interlibrary loan.
Great source for local breaking news and opinion. "iBrattleboro.com was founded in February, 2003 to fill a need in the community for greater coverage of local news and opinion... iBrattleboro has no staff reporters. Everything you see here is contributed by people who care about Brattleboro and the surrounding region. Anyone can get a free user account and add stories, comments, and other useful information." From Muse Arts.
Online interactive instruction for approximately 45 languages. If you have a fast connection and sound capabilities (speakers and microphone), you can take full advantage of these self-paced lessons. Click Start Learning on the main screen to check out the available languages. If you decide to proceed through a full set of lessons, it's good to set up a free account so Mango will keep track of your progress.
Free portal to consumer health information from the National Library of Medicine. Includes overviews of health topics, health news, video tutorials, and a drug/supplement database. Click the Español link to switch to the Spanish-language version of the website.
Powerful tool for beginners and experienced investors. Analyzes companies, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds. Portfolio tools and calculators help improve investment strategies. This replaces and expands on the print version of Morningstar, which is no longer in publication.
All the newspaper content from New York Times staff, 1980-current, and the Book Review and Magazine, 1997-current. "This is considered the official U.S. newspaper because it publishes the complete text of important documents, speeches and presidential press conferences." Does not include newswire articles, some syndicated material, and some website-specific material, such as blog posts. Earlier New York Times articles (1851-1979) are indexed at the New York Times website. Please inquire at the Reference Desk for help using that index and for obtaining the full text of older articles.
The Library's collection of reference books from the Oxford University Press. Emphasizes the arts and humanities, including painting, sculpture, theatre, music, dance, language, and history. Search many books at once, or search them individually. NOTE: look for cover images in your search results. Those are our reference books. The "Overview Pages" sometimes link back to sources beyond our collection. If you see a dollar sign or a lock symbol on an Overview Page, it means the source is NOT accessible.
Flagship database from the National Library of Medicine for researchers, health professionals, and students. "Comprises more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites." If there is not a link to free full-text for the article you need, we can probably obtain it for you on interlibrary loan. This is not your first stop for basic information; if you need a basic overview, try the Health and Wellness Resource Center or Medlineplus.
Note: when searching remotely, scroll to the bottom of the "Terms and Conditions" screen and accept the terms to continue to the barcode authentication page. A directory database with many uses, including marketing, job searching, and travel planning. Do a simple search for a business or residence by name, or use custom searches to find, for example, all the yarn shops in Vermont or all the nonprofits within 10 miles of zip code 05301. Search for companies in your field of interest with a specific sales volume or number of employees, and then find name and gender of key contacts at those businesses. Custom features can be tricky to use, so don't hesitate to contact reference for pointers.
Prep guides and sample tests for SAT, GED, GRE, and many other other acdemic tests, plus professional exams for careers in the military (ASVAB), public safety, nursing, real estate, teaching, and more.
Self-paced, instructor-led online courses for professional development and personal enrichment. Subjects are wide ranging, from computer skills to accounting, the sciences, history, cooking, feng shui...check out all the possibilities by signing up with your library card. Once you establish an account, you can see the whole catalog. Limit five courses at a time, with a six-month time period to complete each course.
This free local tool from the Vermont Department of Labor matches employers and employees. Job seekers, click Find a Job; employers, click Find Employees. Like Career Transitions, it enables you to establish an account, store your resume, and use it to apply for jobs online. You might choose one or the other to be home base for career planning.