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HIS 2070: Vermont History: Finding articles

Resources to support Castleton students and faculty doing research on Vermont history topics

Vermont History, the journal

Vermont History Journal
(access through the Vermont Historical Society website)

Castleton's library has Vermont History in bound volumes in the Vermont Room, back to 1954.  Current issues are with the current periodicals. A lot of content is available on the Vermont Historical Society website, including

Selected articles, 1921-1960

Selected articles, 1961-1999

Civil War Articles

Full-text from 2000 to six months ago

The Vermont Historical Society Proceedings (CU holdings: 1896-1943) became the Vermont Quarterly (1944-1953), which became Vermont History.  These are all in the Vermont Room.

The Castleton library has indexes to the above Vermont history periodicals, for 1930-42, 1943-51, 1953-77 and 1978-2002. They are shelved with the bound magazines in the Vermont Room.


To search within
Vermont History

Search the Vermont Historical Society (VHS) Library Online Catalog (a link on the left of the VHS library website). In an advanced search, you can choose "article" as the type of source, then search by author, title, keyword or subject.  Or use the custom search box below to search full-text and the indexes of the VHS's digitized issues of Vermont History. (If the search box isn't visible at first, reload the page.) Or use the index in the Vermont Room (see above).

Click on the links below to access the PDF indexes to Vermont History for the years indicated.

Castleton OneSearch

Search for articles, books and more...

Vermont Life


Digitized historical Vermont newspapers

Access and search digitized historical Vermont newspaper content from the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project, available at the Library of Congress Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers website. The Rutland Herald and Burlington Free Press are included and are searchable from 1836-1922.  You can specify a state or choose an Advanced Search, and select a newspaper to search.  Includes titles from all over the state, including Bennington, St. Johnsbury, Middlebury, Brattleboro, Burlington, St. Albans, Newport, Rutland, Woodstock, and Montpelier.

Vermont newspapers dating from the 1700s through 1922 are available online for Vermont residents through the state portal. accounts are free and can be created by visiting Vermont residents need to make a contact and personal profile and then the link to the newspapers will appear at the top of their page.  See instructions below.

Vermont Newspapers Index
Offers a searchable index to the Burlington Free Press and the Rutland Herald from 1984 to the present. The library has both newspapers on microfilm, covering these dates: 

    Burlington Free Press:    1986-six months back
Rutland Herald: 1792-present


Castleton student newspapers 1934-2018

To find newspapers

Union List of Vermont Newspapers
VT 071.43 Un313 and online
This is a searchable index to the newspaper holdings of close to 100 newspaper repositories in Vermont.

Check the Library Catalog to see which newspapers are available here on microfilm. Consult a librarian about obtaining newspapers not in our collection.

Instructions to access Vermont newspapers through the portal

Castleton subscription databases

Subscription research databases for finding journal articles and more

(Remote access is for the Castleton community only.  Log-in required for off-campus access.)

A bibliography

A resource for finding sources on Vermont topics:

A Bibliography of Its History

VT 974.3016 B294v
(in the Vermont Room)

Google Scholar

For additional sources

"From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research."

Google Scholar

To set Google Scholar to link to Castleton's journal holdings:

  1. Go into Scholar Preferences
  2. Add Castleton to your Library Links
  3. Click on Save Preferences

Or, use Castleton's Journal Holdings List to check for availability.