LANGUAGE TUTORIALS | JOB & CAREER | HEALTH | NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES | CONSUMER INFO| LOCAL HISTORY | GENEALOGY | HOMEWORK HELP | ONLINE CLASSES
Learn a Language
Language learning that’s worth the effort!
Language learning takes time and effort – Transparent Language makes sure you get the most of every minute you invest.
Kanopy for Kids: Kids Languages
Access language learning videos for kids from Little Pim and the BBC’s Muzzy through the Kanopy streaming video service.
Job & Career Resources
Expert Resume Review, Interview, and Job Search Help
Current job openings listings from the New York State Department of Labor
Gale OneFile Vocations and Careers
Full text magazine and academic journal articles related to Vocations and Careers.
Comprehensive source of health and wellness information from the National Library of Medicine
Information on diseases & conditions, medications, healthy living, and health assessment; features “Find It Fast” button to look up a disease or condition, a symptom, or access first aid information; also has “Ask a Specialist” section.
Mental Health and Addiction
National Institute of Mental Health
Search “Mental Health Topics” for descriptions of disorders and treatments and to locate mental health services, affordable healthcare, & NIMH clinical trials.
Mental Health America
Search for information by audience, issue or disorders & treatments. Addresses all aspects of mental health and mental illness with information on advocacy, education, research and service.
Newspapers & Magazines
Chatham & Canaan Library patrons can browse full-text articles from the following regional newspapers: Register-Star, Chatham Courier (2009-2017), Troy Record, Berkshire Eagles, Albany Times-Union, plus much, much more.
- Hudson Valley 360
- Chatham Press
- Register-Star (2002 – Current)
- Times Union
- Times Union Digital Archive (1986 – Current)
Black Life in America (Newsbank archive documenting the experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media)
- Newburgh Telegraph (1831-1835)
- Rockland County Journal (1850-1879)
- Rockland County Messenger (1848;1851-1855;1857)
- Rockland County Times (1902-1904)
- The Kingston Daily Freeman (1895;1903-1912)
- Vassar Miscellany News (1914-2000)
The New York Times
Access to full text New York Times articles, including the New York Times Magazine and Book Review.
Search FultonHistory Newspapers
A searchable repository of historic newspapers published in New York State and the United States between 1795 and 2007, frequently updated. FultonSearch offers an alternative interface to FultonHistory.com, pointing to files hosted and indexed there. To browse a list of the newspapers included in this resource, click here.
Gale News Stand
Over 1,100 newspapers, 33 of which are New York State newspapers, including the Albany Times Union, New York Times, Newsday, Buffalo News, Post-Standard (Syracuse), Watertown Daily Times, Times Herald-Record (Middletown) and others.
Overdrive Magazine Collections
Over 3,200 magazines from around the world now available in Overdrive and Libby.
Gale Magazine Collections
Browse popular magazines in the Gale database collection by topic including Home Improvement, Gardening and Horticulture, Small Business, Culinary Arts, World History, and Pop Culture.
Annual Fuel Economy Guide (Published by the US Department of Energy and the EPA)
New York State & Local History
Gateway to digitized historical resources and online exhibits, contributed by museums and libraries throughout New York State.
Chatham Public Library’s Digitized Local History Collections
Chatham Public Library Yearbook Collection (1903-1947)
In addition to our digital resources, the Chatham Public Library has a variety of materials related to the history of Chatham, NY and surrounding areas in Columbia County including maps, photos, postcards, yearbooks, newspapers, and assorted ephemera.
For information about our local history collections or to book a reference help appointment with library staff , please email us firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-392-3666 and select 2 for the Local History and Reference Desk.
Genealogy resources including federal and U.S. censuses; birth, death, and marriage records including the Social Security Death Index; U.S. border crossing and trans-ocean ship records; family histories, military records, and more.
*Only accessible at the library.*
HeritageHub (Newsbank archive of obituaries and death notices from 1704 – Present)
High School Homework Help
Britannica High School
Britannica High School edition provides thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended websites targeted toward high school students completing schoolwork or private study.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
From offshore drilling to climate change, health care to immigration, Opposing Viewpoints in Context presents the issues of the day in an engaging, debate-style format, helping students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.
Gale OneFile Diversity Studies Collection
For social science, history and liberal arts coursework, this collection of more than 150 journals explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community.
Middle School Homework Help
Britannica Middle School
Designed especially for middle school students, Britanica Middle School offers thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended websites.
Research in Context
Offers magazines, newspapers, primary sources, over 12,000 videos and more on a variety of topics. Supports national and state curriculum standards in language arts, social studies and science.
Elementary School Homework Help
Britannica Elementary School
Britannica Elementary School is a safe, up-to-date, and age-appropriate information resource, offering curriculum relevant encyclopedia articles, web sites, videos, and articles from magazines.
Contains over 100 age-appropriate magazines for grades K-5. Also includes Merriam-Webster’s Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, seals, charts and graphs.
Use your library card to access over 6,000 streaming videos from The Great Courses series on diverse topics from history, hobbies, and humanities to science and skill-building through our Kanopy account.