We offer online resources for research and learning. You can access these resources with your library barcode number, which is located on the back of your library card.
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With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection provides a comprehensive view of this growing body of knowledge. Comprised of nearly 200 titles, researchers will have access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry — from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.
Ancestry (in-library use only)
Are you interested in researching your family history? Ancestry.com is a great place to start. It has billions of records that include censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. At the library, you can access all of Ancestry.com’s online record for free.
Birds of North America contains comprehensive life histories for the 716+ bird species in the USA and Canada with accompanying audio and videos.
Find out biographies of individual authors. Get summaries and critical analysis on books. Includes performances of plays. This is a great resource for any English project.
Use this database to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.
Diversity Studies Collection
This collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. This set includes 150 full-text journals. Coverage begins in 1980.
Ebsco contains e-books with a free user account.
Encyclopedia Britannica is a searchable encyclopedia that is great for school projects and subject overviews.
Providing robust coverage of the field of environmental issues and policy, this collection, which includes nearly 200 journals, provides instant access to the multiple viewpoints of this volatile field of study, including perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.
Are you trying to find out what the next book in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series is? Do you like the character Sherlock Holmes and want to read more books about him? eSequels is a great reader’s guide to novels in series. You can browse by author, title, character, location, and subject.
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Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
Find It Virginia is great for school projects – elementary through high school – or searching for scholarly information and primary sources. This retrieves full-text articles in the form of newspapers, magazines, and book listings on one screen.
This database provides access to several national newspapers and magazines.
Access: USA Today (August 4, 2000 – Current)
Access: The Washington Post (January 1, 1996 – May 31, 1999)
Access: Newsweek (December 12, 1994 – Current)
Access: The Roanoke Times (May 3, 2000 – December 19, 2013)
Composed of nearly 300 predominantly full-text academic journals and general science-focused magazines, this collection provides coverage of all scientific endeavors, including particle physics, quantum theory, advanced mathematics, and biotechnology.
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.
Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac’s award-winning Health Reference Center. All in a single, easy-to-use database, the material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.
This essential collection of unique material is for both genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s. Use Heritage Quest to find your ancestors, trace their paths across America, and learn what life was like in the areas where they settled.
This is a perfect resource for students and educators researching controversial topics. Get up-to-date information on issues that are currently in the news, such as the Affordable Care Act, Gay Rights, and Abortion. This resource explains how to properly cite one’s sources and avoid plagiarism.
Literati is a great place to begin your research. Not only does it link to 10,000 Topic Subject Pages on topics such as the American Revolution and coal, but it also links to other online databases, the Tazewell County Public Library’s catalog, and websites throughout the Internet. You can find images, audio, and video to help you on a report or a school project. This resource easily allows you to cite your information as well.
All aspects of the Nursing profession — from direct patient care to health care administration — are covered in this collection. Including nearly 400 titles, this collection’s current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.
RBdigital allows you to check out audiobooks to your PC or digital device (Android, iPad, iPhone, and Kindle). You have access to two hundred classic books, including 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Hound of the Baskervilles, and Jane Eyre.
This predominantly full-text collection includes over 60 titles in the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine. Topics include proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more. Coverage begins in 1980.
This collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art, or liberal arts course. The collection is made up of 100 subject-appropriate periodicals, which are predominantly full-text.
This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops — and diminishes — over time. Your library’s users will have instant access to 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.
This online collection of animated, talking picture books is perfect resource to encourage reading in children. It teaches children the joy of reading in a friendly format. The Tumblebook Library contains existing picture books with added animation, sound, music, narration, and games.
Teen Book Cloud (TumbleBookCloud) is an online collection of ebooks, enhanced novels, graphic novels, videos and audio books, which offers teens of all reading levels access to an amazing range of content.
Transparent Languages Online: With over 100 languages, Transparent Languages is a great place to begin learning a new language. Learn how to speak, read, and write a new language with easy to follow lesson plans. There is also an App for this featured database. Create an Account | Log In
This collection provides coverage of the current thinking and events in U.S. History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of over 40 journals provides robust and balanced coverage of the field.
Offering content from over 300 largely full-text journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.
Researchers and students of history, social science, and current events will gain insight into conflicts: their causes, their impact, and how they are perceived on a global scale. Almost 100 full-text periodicals are included. Coverage begins in 1980.
Download full color magazines straight to your tablet or PC. The library has access to fifty titles, including Rolling Stones, Woman’s Day, Vegetarian Times, Reader’s Digest, National Geographic, Newsweek, The Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, and many many more.