Library Databases


NECI databases are restricted to students, faculty and staff under the terms of license agreements established with the database vendors. Passwords will be needed for access outside of the Library.

Need help? Please email or call the Library, 802.225.3345.


Vermont Online Library (VOL) Databases

A fantastic resource for finding accurate information quickly, the VOL is a collection of over twenty databases covering many topics. Millions of articles are available—many in full text and with images—pulled from newspapers, reference books, magazines, scholarly journals, and trade publications. See the descriptions below for databases that will be particularly useful to you while doing research at NECI.


  • Culinary Arts Collection - A smorgasbord of information providing access to academic journals and magazines on all aspects of cooking, nutrition, restaurant reviews and industry information.  Includes more than six million articles from more than 300 major cooking and nutrition magazines, as well as book reference content from Delmar such as About WineIntroduction to CateringAdvanced Bread and Pastry, and Eat Fit Be Fit.  Search the full list of publications here.
  • Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure Collection – Look here for research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. Contains more than 828,000 records, with coverage dating as far back as 1965. There is full text for many publications, including periodicals, company and country reports, and books.
  • Academic OneFile – The premier source of peer-reviewed full-text scholarly content across the academic disciplines. Authoritative and comprehensive results can sometimes be technical and very detailed.  A great place to go when you’re really digging into your research. 
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library – A collection of database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Includes Encyclopedia of Food and Culture a VERY useful resource for this class and now completely searchable online.
  • Career Transitions – an online career guidance center that walks users through the job search process. From exploring your career interests to uploading and emailing your resume and cover letter, Career Transitions breaks the sometimes daunting task of job hunting into manageable steps.
  • PowerSpeak Languages – a fun and interactive way to pick up new language skills. Working through different modules at your own pace, learn Spanish, French, Mandarin, German, or English as a Second Language.
  • Small Business Resource Center – view sample business plans from bakeries, hotels and motels, restaurants, and other food service venues. Read “How to…” articles on starting a small business, buying or selling a business, as well as financing, marketing, and growing your business.
  • Environmental Studies and Policies Collection – Provides well-researched information covering all aspects of the impact of humans on the environment. Scholarly, government and general-interest titles address topics like global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides abstracts for more than 384,000 records and access to full text for more than 4,700 records.