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CLIO is your guide to the history around you. It has 11,367-plus historical entries from all across the country. What will you discover about your city, town or neighborhood?

e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia is the comprehensive reference resource for the Mountain State of West Virginia. Based on the best-selling West Virginia Encyclopedia, e-WV offers thousands of articles on West Virginia’s people and places, history, arts, science and culture.

Ohio County Public Library Archives houses a substantial collection of material related to the rich history Wheeling and the surrounding area have accumulated since settlers first arrived in the 1700s. In addition to the collection of local and regional history books located in the Wheeling Room, the library maintains an archive of photographs, ephemera, musical recordings and a vast assortment of other materials preserving our area’s unique and diverse heritage.

Online Exhibits from West Virginia Archives and History showcases specific moments in West Virginia history, including the State’s involvement in World War I, governor pictorial histories, the creation of the State Capitol, and more.  Besides an online exhibit, the Archives and History library contains governor and senator papers, genealogies, photographs, newspapers, video, and a vast assortment of materials that tells the State’s story.

Selected Library of Congress Resources for West Virginia The extensive collections at the Library of Congress contain historic artifacts and cultural materials from across the U.S.

West Virginia, a Digital Primer, West Virginia State Museum Education This resource seeks to bring the West Virginia State Museum into the classroom in a new digital format. When you navigate to the main screen, you will be presented with icons to choose from grades K-5.

West Virginia Newspaper Portal maintained by Potomac State College of West Virginia University Newspaper Portal contains digital versions of local newspapers from Mineral County including the Mineral Daily News-Tribune, The Piedmont Herald, and the Potomac State College student newspaper, The Pasquino. Grant County, Hampshire County, and Hardy County public domain newspapers will be available by Dec. 2019.