Research & Education

Consumer Reports

CQ Researcher

            Literati
     Find It Virginia Testing & Education               Mango Languages
Lands and People database

We pay for many great resources so you don't have to. You can access all of these databases in the library,
and many can be accessed from the comfort of your own home. For most, all you need is a library card!
Check out the resources below. Questions? Email the Librarian.

1. Articles & Research
  • CQ Researcher
    • Search for in-depth discussions of current events & "hot" issues in the news, ranging from social & teen issues to environment, health, education & science & technology. Call 540-869-9000 ext. 203 for login information.
  • Consumer Reports
    • Access highly respected ratings & reviews of thousands of consumer products at consumerreports.org . Call 540-869-9000 ext. 203 for login information.
  • Credo Reference
    • One search gathers info from 400 full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries, fact-books & atlases. Includes 300,000 images & 200,000 audio files. Search by topic, image or audio formats. Get live homework help from Mon-Sat.
  • EbscoHost
    • Access research materials including books, journals, databases, and other digital material. Set up an account at any library location.
  • Find It VA
    • Search for magazine & newspaper articles, TV & radio transcripts, encyclopedias & other reference works. Materials are available for all age ranges & interests.
  • Mango Languages
    • A premier resource for all your language-learning needs. Mango is an interactive tool that helps you learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, & 60 more languages. Also includes English instruction (ESL) tailored to speakers of 16 languages. Create your own account using your library card number.
  • ReferenceUSA
    • Provides access to accurate & complete business and consumer data for job seekers, small business owners, marketing professionals, and researchers. Available ONLY at library locations.
  • Scholastic GO!
    • It's for everybody! Elementary, middle, & high school students, adults, teachers & educators. See videos & photographs, read descriptions, get lesson plans about other lands & peoples. To use it from home, click here; you will need your library card number.
      To use it at the library, click here.
  • Testing & Education Reference Center
    • Practice for SAT & other college/graduate school admissions exams, civil service exams, ASVAB & other military entrance exams, plus the G.E.D. Includes eBook study guides. Login with your library card number, then make your own free account.
  • Value Line
    • For beginning as well as veteran investors, Value Line provides reliable, unbiased information. Find accurate, insightful research on companies, industries, markets, and economies. Evaluate investments with confidence and make smarter, more profitable decisions.
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