Marion County Library

Research

 

 

America's Genealogy Bank 
Easily search and browse millions of genealogies, obituaries, marriage and birth announcements and more from 1652 to the present. Includes historical newspapers, books and documents, along with modern obituaries and the Social Security Death Index.
 

America's News

Find information on topics related to business, education, government, politics and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, videos, blogs and web-only content including the Charleston Gazette, Dominion Post, Times West Virginian, USA Today and more.

 

Ancestry Library Edition - Inside Library 

This resource is available for use only at the library. Ancestry Library Edition delivers over 4 billion records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more for individuals from North America, Europe, Australia, and more.

Ancestry Library Edition Tutorial

 

ArtWorks

ArtistWorks for Libraries

ArtistWorks for Libraries provides patrons with world-class music, voice and art instruction through self-paced video lessons taught by highly accomplished and Grammy Award–winning music and art professionals. ArtistWorks for Libraries offers 24 instrumental, voice and fine-arts classes, from basic courses to intermediate instruction to advanced lessons. Because ArtistWorks for Libraries is browser enabled for both desktop and mobile devices, patrons can enjoy on-the-go learning without having to download an app.

*ArtistWorks, Zinio, Transparent Language, and Law Depot use the same log in information*

 

Clio: Guide to Historical and Cultural Sites

Clio: Guide to Historical and Cultural Sites

Clio connects users to museums & historic sites. Built by historians and free for everyone, with new entries added daily. Join us!

 

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics. This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine

 

ConsumerReports
Contains information that enables consumers to make better purchasing decisions on the products they are shopping for.

Consumer Reports Tutoral

 


 

EBSCO Research Databases 
A powerful online reference system that provides full-text articles and abstracts from journals and magazines in a variety of disciplines. Access outside the library requires a username and password; contact any library branch for login information.

 

e-WV Encyclopedia

e-WV Encyclopedia

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. e-WV is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council.

 

Explora: Public Libraries
Formerly Searchasaurus and Kids Search, Explora gives kids the chance to explore thousands of topics in a variety of disciplines.

Special Explora editions brought to you by the WV Library Commission: Explora Primary and Explora Middle & HS. For the password, please contact your branch.

 

GreenFILE

GreenFILE

This free research database provides scholarly, government and general-interest sources covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments and what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts.

 

HeritageQuest Genealogy 
Heritage Quest includes digitized US census records from 1790-1930,along with digitized genealogy and local history books, Revolutionary War pension and bounty land warrant files, Freedman’s Bank records, and a periodical source index.
 

Job and Career Accelerator 

Explore over 1,000 occupations and match those that fit your interests, search available jobs from over 5 million postings, create professional resumes and cover letters, master interviewing skills, get tips on how to improve your search each step of the way, and organize and track your job search progress.

 

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Law Depot

Print or download legal forms online. Lease agreements, wills, power of attorney & more. Customize for free in minutes. Quick & easy.

*ArtistWorks, Zinio, Transparent Language, and Law Depot use the same log in information*

Law Depot Tutorial

 

Learning Express Library 
Learning Express Library has practice tests and preparation tips for many common exams such as the SAT, ACT, ASVAB, and graduate school admissions.  Learning centers for elementary school through college offer skill building courses and practice tests for math, reading and language arts.  Also included are occupational license practice tests, together with tutorials and e-books on workplace skills improvement  and computer and internet basics.  Users must create an account to use this database.

LearningExpress Library Tutorial
 

NewsBank
Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with our collection of full-text local, regional and national newspapers, including Fairmont's Times West Virginian.
 

 

Newsbank Times West Virginian

Quick access to your local daily newspaper, right here in Fairmont, Marion County West Virginia.

 

NoveList Plus 
With information on over 260,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles included, plus feature content including lists of award-winning books, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, Recommended Reads and more, NoveList Plus is a complete readers' resource.

NoveList Plus Tutorial
 

NoveList Plus K-8 
NoveList K-8 Plus allows you to discover the fiction titles that are popular with young readers. Find Recommended Reads lists organized by age group or search for books by genre, subject, or literary award. NoveList Plus K-8 includes reviews, annotations, and information for parents and educators.
 

Points of View 
Points of View Reference Center™ is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.

 

Scholastic go!

Formerly known as "Grolier Online", Scholastic go! includes searchable encyclopedia articles together with editor-vetted web links and magazine articles.  Videos, international newspapers and clickable maps are also included. This database has resources for children through adults.

 

Transparent Language

Transparent Language Online offers the most comprehensive language-learning solution for libraries. With this flexible program, you can quickly and easily learn new languages using our wide variety of courses and activities.

Transparent Language Online Tutorial

*ArtistWorks, Zinio, Transparent Language, and Law Depot use the same log in information*

 


Universal Class

Patrons have access to lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. Patrons may take multiple classes and learn at their own pace.

Universal Class Tutorial

 

ValueLine  (Inside the library)
Pick and track stocks with the Value Line Institutional Investment Survey Online. Content of both the Standard and Small & Mid-Cap Editions is included.

Value Line Tutorial
 

ValueLine (Outside the library)
Pick and track stocks with the Value Line Institutional Investment Survey Online. Content of both the Standard and Small & Mid-Cap Editions is included.

Value Line Tutorial

 

World Book Onlinr

World Book Online

World Book combines cutting-edge technology with traditional editorial excellence to produce authoritative, trustworthy, and unbiased content. The digital content is updated in real time and carefully curated for each learning level. Accessible 24/7, the content is available on a variety of devices. World Book Online combines 21st-century instructional techniques with timely information.

Sponsored by the WV Library Commission, please contact your branch for the password.

 

WV Archives

WV Archives and History

Whether studying for the Golden Horseshoe exam, researching your family lineage, or looking for information on the history of West Virginia, the Archives and History website is the premier on-line resource. The site features primary and secondary source documents, photographs, and databases; lists collections and other materials available in the State Archives; and provides research guides and assistance for genealogists.