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The PWPLS Digital Library provides free access to thousands of online and digital resources including eBooks, audiobooks, newspapers, and Premium Websites. Search by Subject or choose the option to organize the resources by: Read, List, Watch, or Learn. Download and print the Digital Library by Subject.

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  • Access Video On Demand
    Access Video On Demand
    Tens of thousands of educational videos, including content from PBS, the BBC, National Geographic, and many other content providers.
  • Ancestry Library Edition
    Ancestry Library Edition
    Due to licensing restrictions, only available in library branches.Provides a wide range of information for genealogical research. Includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more.
  • Biography In Context
    Biography In Context
    Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword and full text.
  • Books and Authors
    Books and Authors
    Books & Authors offers new ways to explore books, authors, genres and topics.
  • Career Transitions
    Career Transitions
    A job-hunting site and career guidance resource all in one. Help on writing resumes and cover letters, practicing for an interview, and more!
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago Tribune
    A direct link to a searchable database of The Chicago Tribune, including the latest content from today's edition.
  • Consumer Reports
    Consumer Reports
    Provides access to magazines in the computer, telecommunications and electronic industries, including product reviews, industry reports, the latest news on high-tech topics and more.
  • Creativebug
    Creativebug
    A crafter’s resource—over 1000 video classes on knitting, scrapbooking, jewelry-making, and more. Get started today!
  • Early World Of Learning
    Early World Of Learning
    Aimed at pre-readers and emerging readers. Interactive storybooks, games and videos to help learn phonetics and more.
  • EBSCO eBook High School Collection
    EBSCO eBook High School Collection
    This collection contains more than 10,000 e-books that support a quality learning experience across all academic subject areas, including history, language, literature, science and technology.
  • EBSCO eBook K-8 Collection
    EBSCO eBook K-8 Collection
    The eBook K-8 Collection contains more than 13,000 titles chosen to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle schools.
  • Explora Primary
    Explora Primary
    A database of basic research and current events articles for Primary school-age patrons.
  • Financial Ratings
    Financial Ratings
    Powered by Weiss Ratings and Grey House Publishing, this resource gives you powerful new tools to protect your finances, invest wisely, grow your wealth, and learn more about your finances.
  • Foundation Grants
    Foundation Grants
    Due to licensing restrictions, only available in library branches. A searchable database of Foundations and grants available to individuals.
  • Freading
    Freading
    Freading is a free e-book lending service.
  • Gale PowerSearch
    Gale PowerSearch
    Gale PowerSearch provides a sophisticated, yet simple, way to search many databases simultaneously.
  • Health and Wellness Resource Center
    Health and Wellness Resource Center
    Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Material contained in this Resource Center intended for informational purposes only.
  • Heritage Quest Online
    Heritage Quest Online
    Heritage Quest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI® Genealogy and Local History collection. Coverage extends from 1700 to the present.
  • Hoopla
    Hoopla
    Thousands of always available ebooks, movies, TV episodes, full music albums and audiobooks.
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  • Issues & Controversies
    Issues & Controversies
    This database explores hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture.
  • JSTOR
    JSTOR
    An archive of several hundred well-known academic and scholarly journals.
  • Kids InfoBits
    Kids InfoBits
    This database is for students in kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate graphic interface with easy to use subject access to topics like sports, people, arts, science and more.
  • Literature Resource Center
    Literature Resource Center
    The Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline.
  • Local Newspaper Index
    Local Newspaper Index
    An index of articles of interest and obituaries that appear in various Prince William County newspapers.
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles Times
    A direct link to a searchable database of The Las Angeles Times, including the latest content from today's edition.
  • Lynda.com
    Lynda.com
    Lynda.com is an online learning portal that provides hundreds of videos for personal and professional development.
  • Mergent Archives
    Mergent Archives
    An online digital portal to several important business directories: Key Business Ratio Collection,Hoovers’ Archives Collection, and Bond Record Archive Collection
  • Mergent Online
    Mergent Online
    Collects several different databases of company and industry information. Patrons can search for US and International publicly traded companies, as well as thousands of privately owned companies.
  • Novelist K-8 Plus
    Novelist K-8 Plus
    A readers' advisory resource for fiction, non-fiction, and audiobooks, aimed at Grade school and Middle school students.
  • NoveList Plus
    NoveList Plus
    A readers' advisory resource for fiction, non-fiction, and audiobooks.
  • The New York Times
    The New York Times
    A direct link to a searchable database of The New York Times, including the latest content from today's edition.
  • Opposing Viewpoints In Context
    Opposing Viewpoints In Context
    A dynamic online library of current event topics, presenting the facts as well as the arguments to understand all sides of the story.
  • Gale Poder de Búsqueda
    Gale Poder de Búsqueda
    Gale Poder de Búsqueda provee un medio de búsqueda sofisticado depreacion simple. Es un programa de busqueda de información en diferentes localidades simultáneamente. Los usuarios pueden adquirir materiales de información electrónicamente como revistas, artículos de periódico y otros documentos originales de diversas fuentes de información.
  • ProDemand.com
    ProDemand.com
    Due to licensing restrictions, only available in library branches.Comprehensive information on domestic and import vehicles, wiring diagrams, tech bulletins and recalls, as well as a parts guide.
  • Pronunciator
    Pronunciator
    An online language-learning resource that offers courses in 80 different languages. Patrons who speak a language other than English can select from nearly 50 different languages as their “base” language.
  • Readit!
    Readit!
    A database of articles targeted for those who are learning to read or are new to English.
  • Rocket Languages
    Rocket Languages
    A language-learning product featuring lessons in over a dozen languages, as well as an ESL component.
  • Scholastic Go!
    Scholastic Go!
    Several different Scholastic online resource into one cross-referenced site. Encyclopedia articles, educational videos, science fair projects, and more.
  • Testing and Education Reference Center
    Testing and Education Reference Center
    Provides free access to online practice exams. Includes everything from the SAT/ACT exams for high school students to ASVAB tests for those pursuing a career in the military.
  • Today's Science
    Today's Science
    Science news written especially for students. Updated weekly and containing thousands of links to a 15-year back-file, Today's Science explains important developments in biology, chemistry, the environment, space, physics, and technology. 
  • US Newsstream
    US Newsstream
    A searchable database of over 1000 newspapers from around the USA.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    The Wall Street Journal
    A direct link to a searchable database of The Wall Street Journal, including the latest content from today's edition.
  • The Washington Post
    The Washington Post
    A direct link to a searchable database of The Washington Post, including the latest content from today's edition.
  • Washington Consumers' Checkbook
    Washington Consumers' Checkbook
    Due to licensing restrictions, only available in library branches.A searchable database version of the popular magazine giving ratings and consumer feedback on a variety of local businesses and services.

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Find It Virginia is a collection of databases that provide access to resources such as newspapers, magazine and journal articles, and books such as encyclopedias. Materials are available for all age ranges and interests.



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