Databases

Directional River SignsWest Virginians can explore online articles and images from popular magazines, scholarly journals, current newspapers, and other reference works through this site or through their public library website. You will be asked to enter a username and password to continue. We encourage you to contact your public library to access these resources. Click here to find your local public library.


Academic Search Complete
(temporary access through June 2020)

Provides access to journals, periodicals, reports, books, and more for scholarly research in key areas of academic study. View “Getting Started Guide.”

Alt HealthWatch

Online alternative consumer health information.

Business Source Complete
(temporary access through June 2020)

Provides access to full-text articles and peer-reviewed journals for business students covering marketing, management, accounting, banking, finance, and more.

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.

eBook Academic Collection
(temporary access through June 2020)

Includes thousands of eBooks covering a large selection of academic subjects from leading publishers and university presses.

eBook Cricket Media Collection
(temporary access through June 2020)

Award-winning, short-form fiction and nonfiction titles by Cricket Media to build literacy skills is students from pre-K to 8th grade.

eBook High School Collection
(temporary access through June 2020)

This collection of full-text eBooks includes a selection of classic literary works, important historical documents, and general reference materials.

eBook K-8 Collection
(temporary access through June 2020)

Includes full-text eBooks across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle school to support K-8 curricula.

eBook Public Library Collection
(temporary access through June 2020)

Includes full-text eBooks covering a wide range of topics such as self-help, fitness, games, hobbies and cooking. This general reference e-book collection features titles for both adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and recommended titles from leading publishers.

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.

GreenFILE

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.

ProQuest Congressional Collection
(temporary access through June 30, 2020)

Full-text government documents and other research materials. Includes access to:

  • Congressional Basic with Historic Indexes (1789-present)
    • Covers abstracts and indexing for Hearings, Reports, Documents and Committee prints from 1970-present.
    • Covers bill tracking & profiles, bill text, members and committee coverage, the Daily Congressional Record and the Code of Federal Regulations and Federal Register, and political news.
    • Historical Indexes include indexes for published hearings, committee prints, and Serial Set content from 1789-1969, as well as indexes for all never-published hearings that have been released by the National Archives and indexed by CIS staff.
    • (Congressional Basic LibGuide)
  • U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection (1789-present)
    The U.S.Congressional Serial Set, including the American State Papers, contains the reports and documents published by Congress.
    (U.S. Serial Set LibGuide)
  • Congressional Hearings Digital Collection (1824-present)
    This is a collection of published and unpublished hearings held by Congress. Congressional committee hearings may be classified into four types: legislative, oversight, investigative, and confirmation.
    (Congressional Hearings LibGuide)
  • Congressional Research Digital Collection (1830-present)
    This is a collection of research materials – CRS Reports and Committee Prints – created for Congress. CRS (the Congressional Research Service) issues thousands of reports each year on issues of interest to Congress. Committee prints are publications pre­pared for the use of a specific committee so often are working stud­ies or compilations of articles prepared in the course of formulating legislation.
    (Congressional Research LibGuide)

Regional Business News

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

TOPICsearch

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.