Databases by Topic

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West Virginians can explore articles and images from popular magazines, current newspapers, encyclopedias, scholarly journals, and other reference works through the links below or through links on their public library website.

WVLC One Search

You can use the search box below to search many databases at once or scroll down to the database that best suits your needs to search it directly.

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Biographies and History:

Explora for Elementary Schools button
For pre-kindergarten to 5th grade students. Online articles from magazines and newspapers.
Explora for Middle Schools button
For 5th-12th grade students. Articles from magazines, books, primary source documents, images, videos, and newspapers. View online tutorial.
Explora for High Schools button
For 5th-12th grade students. Articles from magazines, books, primary source documents, images, videos, and newspapers. View online tutorial.
Explora button
For all ages. General interest magazine articles, books, primary source documents, images, videos, and newspapers. View online tutorial.
Newpaper Source button
Provide cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of U.S., international, and regional newspapers as well as television and radio news transcripts from major networks. Includes The Charleston Gazette-Mail, Beckley’s Register-Herald, and The Dominion Post (Morgantown).
World Book Online button
For all ages. Reliable information for homework, reports, or general questions. Includes the classic encyclopedia, eBooks, and more.

Business:

Business Source Elite button
Online business-focused magazines and company profiles. View online tutorial.
Regional Business News button
Contains regional business newspapers, magazines, and more covering metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

 

General Reference & Social Studies:

Explora for Elementary Schools button
Online articles from magazines and newspapers for pre-kindergarten to 5th grade students.
Explora for Middle Schools button
For 5th-12th grade students. Articles from magazines, books, primary source documents, images, videos, and newspapers. View online tutorial.
Explora for High Schools button
For 5th-12th grade students. Articles from magazines, books, primary source documents, images, videos, and newspapers. View online tutorial.
Explora button
For all ages. General interest magazine articles, books, primary source documents, images, videos, and newspapers. View online tutorial.

 

GreenFILE button
Government, scholarly, and general-interest articles on environmental issues including green building, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and more.
Newpaper Source button
Provide cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of U.S., international, and regional newspapers as well as television and radio news transcripts from major networks. Includes The Charleston Gazette-Mail, Beckley’s Register-Herald, and The Dominion Post (Morgantown).
Points of View Reference Center button
Middle school through college and general interest. Continuously updated information and opinions on current social issues. View online tutorial.
World Book Online button
For all ages. Reliable information for homework, reports, or general questions. Includes the classic encyclopedia, eBooks, and more.
TOPICsearch button
Explores social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics; includes controversial opinions and viewpoints.

Health & Wellness:

Alt HealthWatch button
Alternative consumer health information on such topics as acupuncture, yoga, meditation, and more.
Consumer Health Complete button
Consumer health and fitness information including fact sheets, diagrams, drug information, procedure explanations, and more. View online tutorial.
Health Source Consumer Edition button
A consumer health collection of magazine articles, reference books, and current pamphlets on topics such as fitness, nutrition, diabetes, aging, women’s health, children’s health, and more.
Health Source Nursing / Academic Edition button
A full-text database covering nursing and allied health topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law, and more. Also contains the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide.

How-To:

Niche Academy button
How-To tutorials for research, email, social media, and more.

Legal:

Legal information and forms for individuals and small businesses. Includes full-text of many Nolo publications. View online tutorial.

Library Science:

An index to journals, books, research reports, and proceedings covering many areas of librarianship.

Literature & Book Reports:

Helps readers of all ages find new book recommendations, read-alikes, and books on a given topic.
Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading levels, State standards; even books made into movies, and much more. Read reviews and learn about the author.

Testing & Career Exploration:

Explore careers and find a match. Build resumes and cover letters. Prepare for interviews. Find and apply for jobs and track your search.
LearningExpress Library button
Practice tests and study materials for college admission exams, high school equivalency exams, professional certification, and military exams. Skills improvement exercises for all ages including math, English, science, and social studies. Citizenship and ESL exam prep. Technology training and more.