Resources 2018-05-29T19:34:39+00:00

LEARNING, RESEARCH AND INFORMATION DATABASES BY SUBJECT

Arts & Learning

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.

Use your RB Digital log in for Artist works, or register with RB digital if you do not yet have a log in

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

Artist Works Tutorial

Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library has practice tests and preparation tips for many common exams such as the SAT, ACT, ASVAB, graduate school admissions, occupational licenses, and elementary school through college practice tests for math, reading and language arts.  Also included are tutorials and e-books on workplace skills improvement and computer and internet basics.

Log in with your Library Commission information, or register for the first time.

LearningExpress Library Tutorial

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Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language online is a online tool to learn and practice foreign languages. Courses are offered for over 100 languages. If English is not your first language, Transparent Language Online also offers English as a second Language courses as well as some courses in Turkish, Spanish, Latin American, and others. This is a great tool to supplement classroom learning at home or to learn a language for the first time, and is appropriate for all ages.

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Transparent Language Online Tutorial

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.

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Universal Class Tutorial

Consumer Help

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.

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

Consumer Reports

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

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Consumer Reports Tutorial

Morningstar

Morningstar is a Chicago-based investment research firm that compiles and analyzes fund, stock and general market data. They also provide an extensive line of internet, software and print-based products for individual investors, financial advisors and institutional clients. The research reaches all corners of the world: North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Morningstar Tutorial

Genealogy and WV

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.

Ancestry Library Edition – Inside Library

This resource is available for use inside the library only. 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

Heritage Quest 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.

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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.

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.

Magazines & Newspapers

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.

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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.

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 Newsbank Times West Virginian

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.

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General Reference Searching

Clio: Guide to Historical and Cultural Sites

Clio connects thousands of people to nearby culture and history. You can search for nearby sites, take a walking tour, create your own itinerary, or simply go for a walk or drive and let Clio show you nearby sites. Built by historians and free for everyone, with new entries added daily. Mobile App available.

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.

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

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 School and Explora Middle & High School.

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

GreenFILE

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

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

Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library has practice tests and preparation tips for many common exams such as the SAT, ACT, ASVAB, graduate school admissions, occupational licenses, and elementary school through college practice tests for math, reading and language arts.  Also included are tutorials and e-books on workplace skills improvement and computer and internet basics.

Log in with your Library Commission information, or register for the first time.

LearningExpress Library Tutorial

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.

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

NoveList Plus Tutorial

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.

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

Legal

Law Depot

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

Use your RB Digital log in for Artist works, or register with RB digital if you do not yet have a log in

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

Law Depot Tutorial

Jobs

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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Kid’s Reference

Explora: Primary School

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

Explora Primary School edition is curated to provide resources at a Primary school reading level and curriculum level.

Special Explora editions brought to you by the WV Library Commission: Explora Primary School and Explora Middle & High School.

Library Commission, please contact your branch for the password.

Explora: Middle and High School

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

Explora Middle and High School edition is curated to provide resources at a Secondary School reading level and curriculum level.

Special Explora editions brought to you by the WV Library Commission: Explora Primary School and Explora Middle & High School.

Library Commission, please contact your branch for the password.

Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library has practice tests and preparation tips for many common exams such as the SAT, ACT, ASVAB, graduate school admissions, occupational licenses, and elementary school through college practice tests for math, reading and language arts.  Also included are tutorials and e-books on workplace skills improvement and computer and internet basics.

Log in with your Library Commission information, or register for the first time.

LearningExpress Library 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.

Library Commission, please contact your branch for the password.

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.

Library Commission, please contact your branch for the password.

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.