Online Resources

How to Spot Fake News

This infographic provides some basic guidelines to keep in mind when considering an article's credibility. 

The ability to tell accurate news from fake news is an important skill that you'll use for the rest of your life.  This LibGuide will give you valuable insight in telling fact from fiction online, plus a chance to exercise your newfound skills.

A wonderful resource to help discern fact from fiction online including background information, several fact-checking sites, and even browser plug-ins that will notify you immediately if an article is fake. 

Access to online reference resources 24/7 for patrons of Ulster county libraries made possible with funds from the Ulster County Legislature.

Educational movies, lesson plans, and quizzes for ages K-8. Also available in Spanish. Available to all Ulster county residents.

Contact the library for user name and password.

Library ELF is a web-based and email tool for library users to keep track of their library borrowings. Designed with the busy or avid library user in mind, ELF is ideal for families with multiple library cards or for individuals (writers, researchers, students, readers, etc.) who have cards from different libraries.

Did you know? Portions of pertaining to New York are free to New York State residents. The New York State Archives partnered with Ancestry to digitize some NY state records of interest to genealogists. 

GovTrack is here to help you track legislation being debated in the United States Congress. This site gives you the tools to keep track of your elected officials in Washington.

"The most comphrensive source of nonfiction content for grades 3 and up."

Mango Languages

Learn Spanish, English, French, Italian, German, Greek, or Russian the fun, interactive way – all on your own schedule, at your own pace, and wherever you want. is "one of the most widely-used and trusted free college scholarship search and financial aid information resources on the Internet and have been recognized by high schools, colleges and universities nationwide."

Affordable College Online (ACO) creates in-depth resources for low income and homeless students that address topics, questions and concerns related to higher education. Resources include comprehensive guidebooks, student interviews, user-friendly search tools, federal datasets and other materials.


"Start your scholarship search with Fastweb. We're the free, leading online resource in helping students find scholarships to pay for school."

College Board

"Find official college planning and preparation tools to help you succeed."

Jobs for Teens

An online resource designed to help teenagers find jobs that includes information on obtaining work permits, labor laws, jobs for teens by city/state, non-traditional job ideas, and more.