You can use your library card to access a wealth of online resources for student research, job and career help, and lifelong learning. Use the links below to get started on your path. Some resources require a library card, just enter your card number when prompted. Give us a call if you need your library card number, (540) 921-2556.
A to Z the USA — There’s no need to stress over your latest class assignment with this awesome resource. Find detailed information about the country and individual states. Tens of thousands of images are royalty-free so they may be downloaded used for any non-commercial use. Great for students, teachers, and researchers.
A to Z the World — Find information on world countries including culture, history, language, travel, and education.
America’s News — Stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. America’s News features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S.
Encyclopedia of Continental Congresses — Provides an in-depth history of both the first Continental Congress in 1774 and the first Federal Congress in 1789, looking at their impact and role in the shaping and foundation of early American Society and government.
Explora Public Libraries — Explora is a user-friendly search tool that offers access to thousands of magazine and journal articles on a wide range of topics for both students and lifelong learners.
Explora Middle & HS — Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with age-appropriate content for middle and high school learners with an easy-to-use interface and great accessibility tools, including translation and text to sound.
Gale in Context: Elementary — Gale In Context: Elementary meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through grade 5, with age-appropriate content from magazines, newspapers, and more.
Salem Press — A collection of reference and research materials for students.