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Arts & Culture

Diversity Studies Collection 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.



Pop Culture Collection Pop Culture Collection

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.


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Books & Reading


Are you trying to find out what the next book in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series is? Did 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.


Ebisco eBooks

Ebsco Ebook Collection

Ebsco contains e-books with a free user account.



NoveList is a great resource to help you find the next book to read. You can read book reviews and summaries. Learn what the next book in a series is. If you liked a particular book or author, NoveList even recommends similar titles and authors. You can search books by topic, author, genre, or title.


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One Click Digital Media

One Click Digital 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.  For more information on how to use One Click Digital Media, check out our Frequently Asked Question or read this guide.


Tumblebooks Icon TumbleBook Library

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.


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College & Career

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This is a perfect resource for anyone looking for a career or college. This searchable database allows you to uncover what college, technical school, or university is right for you.  You can also get advice about writing resumes and improving your interview skills. There are 300 videos covering jobs and career development skills.



Vocation, Careers & Technical Education

Vocation, Careers & Technical Education

Offering content from over 300 largely full-text journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.



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Computer Database Computers Database

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.

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Current Topics

null Issues & Controversies

This is a perfect resource for students and educators for 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.


War & Terror Database War & Terrorism Database

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.

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Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Britannica Library - Reference Center Encyclopedia Britannica Library - Reference Center

 Encyclopedia Britannica is a searchable encyclopedia that is great for school projects and subject overviews.

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Learn A Test Learning Express Library 3.0

Are you trying to get your GED? Do you need extra practice for the PSAT, SAT, or ACT? Are you an adult who is trying to improve your public speaking or personal finance skills?  Learn a Test lets you practice for school and community career tests. Other examples include middle and high school SOL subjects, AP exams, real estate exams, ASVAB, cosmetology licensure, and more. You just need to have a library card and register.



Learn Another Language Mango Languages

Are you planning on going overseas and need to learn a little Spanish, French, or Chinese? Do you need extra assistance with your foreign language classes at school? Have you ever wanted to talk like a pirate?! Arrrr!  Then Mango Languages is the perfect resource for you. Mango Languages is a language-learning program that offers audio (spoken) lessons in a number of languages.


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ancestry.gif  Ancestry (library edition)

Are you interested in researching your family history? 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. You can search. At the library, you can access all of's online record for free.


HeritageQuest Heritage Quest

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.


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General Research

Find It Virginia Find It Virginia

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.



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Literati Public and Homework Help

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.



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Health Reference Health Reference Center Academic

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.


Nursing Collection Nursing and Allied Health Collection

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.


Physical Therapy and Sports Collection Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection

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.


Psychology Collection Psychology Collection

This set explores what makes people "tick" from childhood to death. 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.


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U.S. History Collection U.S. History Collection

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.


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Newspapers & Magazines

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 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.   For more information on how to use Zinio, check out our Frequently Asked Questions or read this guide.



Find It Virginia

This database provides access to several national newspapers and magazines.

Access: USA Today

Access: The Washington Post

Access: Newsweek

Access: The Roanoke Times


General Onefile General OneFile

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.

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Science & Technology


Agriculture Collection Agriculture Collection

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.


Birds of North America

Birds of North America

Birds of North America contains comprehensive life histories for the 716+ bird species in the USA and Canada with accompanying audio and videos.

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection Environmental Studies & Policy Collection

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.


General Science Collection General Science Collection

Composed of nearly 300 predominantly full-text academic journals and general science-focused magazines, this collection provides coverage of all scientific endeavor, including particle physics, quantum theory, advanced mathematics, and biotechnology.



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Online collection of animated, talking picture books to encourage reading in children.


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