Learning Commons

The Hazen Union School Learning Commons strives to prepare all students for productive, responsible citizenship, college and/or career readiness, and personal fulfillment in a complex, ever-changing world.

As information specialists and instructional partners, we seek to enrich curriculum, develop students’ multiple literacies and critical thinking, and foster the lifelong enjoyment of reading and authentic learning in all disciplines by:

  • Providing equitable physical and intellectual access for all students, faculty, staff, and community members to learning services and resources including equipment, technologies, and information media in a warm, stimulating, safe, curriculum-based environment; and
  • Collaborating with teaching staff to promote the skills, dispositions, and responsibilities entailed in the use and exchange of information in all formats, modeling appropriate, effective, and ethical strategies for inquiry, research, creativity, innovation, collaboration, and communication.



Worldbook Online

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Pass: ask&recieve

This is the complete World Book Encyclopedia, with web links, periodicals, and much more, such as historical features, an extensive dictionary and atlas, and the World Book Biography Center which includes over 10,000 biographies, videos, audio components, etc.

pass: steve

There are a wealth of databases here, including the Gale Virtual Reference Library of Encyclopedias & Specialized Reference Source, a student edition, a professional collection, a general interest database and much more. Research here rather than Google! Ask how to access this site from home!

Library of Congress

Explore the wealth of information available on this site. Five major sections include: a library catalog, American Memory (Historic maps, photos, documents, audio and video), Exhibitions (Presentations of treasures from the collection), Global Gateway (Multilingual resources on world cultures, and Thomas (Legislative information). And there’s much more, too!

CIA World Factbook

Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities; includes links to physical, political, oceanic, and time-zone maps.



Student research platform with MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian bibliographies, notecards, outlining.

MLA and APA Formatting

Helpful information on how to properly format both MLA and APA formatted citations.


A bibliography tool to help make proper citations.


Burlington Free Press

 Vermont Public Radio 


               NBC News             


       Vermont Digger       

            Seven Days             


   The New York Times    

             Al Jazeera              


              ABC News             

              CBS News              

         The Guardian          

              Fox News