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Online Resources

Research Databases

In-library Use Only:

Home Use Available (Some Require Library Card):

  • American Book of Days – Highlights American holidays and pivotal moments, arranged in an easy-to-use, day by day format, so readers can uncover fascinating and often overlooked accounts of American history.
  • Environmental Resource Handbook – This directory/research guide offers information on a wide range of environmental programs, organizations, associations, and government agencies involved in environmental work. The online handbook also includes environmental resources such as maps, tables, and environmental statistics and rankings.
  • Famous First Facts – Informs and entertains with over 8,000 fascinating “firsts” in history.
  • Find It Virginia – Access a variety of academic and popular databases relating to a multitude of topics such as biographies, business, health and wellness, and computers.  Also available as an app which includes easy mobile access to our catalog and your online account, OverDrive books and more! Download it for your iPhone, Android, Windows Phone or Kindle.
  • Heritage Quest Research family history using census data, Revolutionary War records, family history books, and more.  Library card required for access.
  • Learning Express Test preparation and skill building courses for all levels of students from elementary to graduate, including GED prep. Also find information on job searching and workplace skills, citizenship, and Spanish language sections.
  • Credo Reference – Includes a host of resources, such as educational content for K-12 students and adults, informational videos and tutorials, and interactive discovery tools.
  • Newsbank – Search for newspaper articles from local to national papers, including the Daily News Record.
  • NoveList Plus Resources to help you find that next great read or listen.
  • NoveList K-8 PlusResources to help you find that next great read or listen for readers at K-8 levels.
  • Profiles of Virginia Provides detailed demographic and statistical data on every county and place within the state of Virginia.
  • ProCitizenAn online U.S. Naturalization Test preparation course. Includes videos, interactive drills and quizzes
  • ProCitizen en Español Un curso en línea de preparación para el Examen de Naturalización de los EE.UU. Contiene vídeos, ejercicios y cuestionarios interactivos .
  • Pronunciator A language learning application. Includes 80 languages. All languages have child friendly lessons and there are mobile apps for iPad, iPhone, Android Phones, Android Tablets, and Kindle Fire!
  • ProQuest Database of scholarly journal and popular magazine articles.  Excellent resource for doing research.
    • US Major Dailies – Includes Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, & The Washington Post. Part of ProQuest.
  • Reference Shelf – A carefully selected collection of articles and documents provide balanced coverage, supported by comprehensive background information, on the topics of vital interest in our fast-changing world.
  • Rosetta Stone Library Solution A language learning application that uses an immersion method of learning. Includes 30 languages. For information about using the Rosetta Stone app, click here.
  • Virginia Navigator Resource for information on health, aging, and disabilities in Virginia.