Databases A-Z

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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 local public library website.

OneStop 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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Alt HealthWatch

Online alternative consumer health information.

Business Source Elite

Online business-focused magazines and company profiles. View online tutorial.

Consumer Health Complete

Online health-focused fact sheets and diagrams, drug information, procedure explanation. View online tutorial.

Explora Primary

For pre-kindergarten to 5th grade students. Online articles from magazines and newspapers.

Explora Magazines and Newspapers

For all-ages. General interest magazines, books, primary source documents, images, videos, and newspapers.

Explora Middle and High School

For 5th-12th grade students. Articles from magazines, books, primary source documents, images, videos, and newspapers. View online tutorial.


Online government and general-interest titles. Contains articles on green building, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and more.

Health Source – Consumer Edition

Online general consumer health information.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Academic focused health information. Also, contains the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide.

Job & Career Accelerator

Online up-to-date employment directory, resume and cover letter creator, and computer skill tutorials.

LearningExpress Library

Online academic and career practice tests. Areas covered include SAT preparation courses, SAT practice exams, civil service, cosmetology, EMS, firefighter, GED, law enforcement, military, postal services, real estate, U.S. citizenship, and more.

Legal Information Reference Center

Provides access to legal publications and forms for citizens and small businesses. View online tutorial.

Library, Information Science, & Technology Abstracts

An index to journals, books, research reports, and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

Niche Academy

Online tutorials for databases and web applications, like Gmail, Pinterest, and more.

NoveList Plus

Online tool to help readers of all ages find new books to read based on books they’ve already read or topics in which they are interested.

NoveList Plus K-8 Plus

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.

Points of View Reference Center

Middle school through college undergraduate and General user. Features information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. Continuously updated pro/con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, primary source documents, biographies, court-case overviews, periodical articles, tables/charts/graphs, and more. View online tutorial.

Regional Business News

Incorporates regional business magazines covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.


Explores social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics; includes controversial opinions and viewpoints.

World Book Online

  • World Book Encyclopedia – Reliable information for homework, reports, or general questions.
  • World Book Kids – For elementary users. Includes lesson plans, science activities, comparable animal and geography features, interactive maps, challenging games, and biographies.
  • World Book Student – Content for upper-elementary and middle-grade users. Includes resources where users can save, notate, and organize articles, biographies, and other content.
  • World Book Advanced – Specifically organized for high school and pre-college users. Contains all of the resources of World Book Student plus primary source materials.
  • World Book Discover
  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
  • Early World Of Learning, World Book eBooks, and World Book Timelines.

View World Book online tutorials and training guide.