A-Z Online Databases & Resources

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    ABC-CLIO

    ABC-CLIO Databases & eBooks. Includes American Government; World History: Ancient & Medieval Eras; eBooks Collection. Offers more than 15,000 reference entries, including documents, biographies, images, maps, visual timelines, audio clips, and more. 

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    Brain POP logo

    BrainPOPIncludes BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español, BrainPOP Français, and BrainPOP ELL (for English Language Learners). Covers topics within Science, Math, Social Studies, English Language Arts, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Music, Health, Reading, and Writing with animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, concept mapping, and more.

    Britannica Library

    Britannica Library. The classic encyclopedia, plus Internet Guide, Merriam Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus, video and media collection, World Atlas, Year in Review, and Timeline. Access is provided by the Central Regional Rappahannock Library. No login required from a school computer. For access from home, you will need a public library card (barcode number and pin number), plus an online account with the library. 


    Britannica Escolar

    Britannica Escolar. Articulos en español. No login required from a school computer. For access from home, you will need a public library card (barcode number and pin number), plus an online account with the library. 


     

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    EBSCO Databases

    ebsco ebooks

    EBSCO - eBooks. Database of eBook collection, along with access to audiobooks and Oxford American College Dictionary. No login required from a school computer. For access from home, you will need a public library card (barcode number and pin number), plus an online account with the library. 

    EBSCO - Explora

    EBSCO - Explora. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction. Provided by Find it Virginia. No login required from a school computer. For access from home, you will need a public library card (barcode number and pin number), plus an online account with the library. 


    ebsco learning express

    EBSCO - LearningExpress Library. Support for professionals and students in K-12 and college with academic skill-building, standardized test prep, career certification test prep and more. Prepare for GED equivalency, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, ASVAB, Civil Service, CDL, Postal Worker, real estate, law enforcement, healthcare, and citizenship exams. Select resources available in Spanish. No login required from a school computer. For access from home, you will need a public library card (barcode number and pin number), plus an online account with the library. 


    ebsco masterfile database

    EBSCO - MasterFILE Complete. Search and read full-text magazines, reference books, primary source documents, and images. Provided by Find It Virginia. No login required from a school computer. For access from home, you will need a public library card (barcode number and pin number), plus an online account with the library. 


    NoveList Plus

    EBSCO - NoveList Plus. Read-alike recommendations based on factors such as tone, pace, settings, and characters. Provided by Find it Virginia. No login required from a school computer. For access from home, you will need a public library card (barcode number and pin number), plus an online account with the library. 


    ebsco read it!

    EBSCO - Read It! Adapted reading material on a variety of topics designed for middle school, high school, English language learners, and individuals with a basic foundation in English grammar and reading. Provided by Find it Virginia. No login required from a school computer. For access from home, you will need a public library card (barcode number and pin number), plus an online account with the library. 


     ERIC logo

    ERIC - Education Resources Information Center. Over 48,000 new records added each year. Includes content from selected journal publishers, grey literature and book sources. Click on ERIC widget for easy searching below. 

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    GALE Databases

    Gale Online Resources-to access all databases that Forge purchases


    Gale Biography in Context

    GALE - Biography in Context. Database for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. It merges Gale's authoritative reference content (including Lives & Perspectives) with periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while also allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text. No login required from a school computer. For access from home, you will need a public library card (barcode number and pin number), plus an online account with the library. 


    GALE Books and Authors

    GALE - Books and Authors. A customizable, rich experience to answer that age-old question of “What do I read next?” Fiction and nonfiction recommendations. No login required from a school computer. For access from home, you will need a public library card (barcode number and pin number), plus an online account with the library. 


    GALE Business Logo

    GALE - Business Entrepreneurship. Covers all major areas of starting and operating a business: financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, taxes and more. No login required from a school computer. For access from home, you will need a public library card (barcode number and pin number), plus an online account with the library. 


    Gale - Career Transitions

    GALE - Career Transitions. Provides career exploration and job-seeking support, including creating resumes, cover letters, and interactive interview practice. Provided by Find it Virginia. 


    Gale Health & Wellness

    GALE - Health and Wellness Resource Center. Articles from health and fitness magazines and scholarly medical journals, medical dictionary and encyclopedias, health organization directory, drug and herb finder, alternative health resources, and health assessment tools. No login required from a school computer. For access from home, you will need a public library card (barcode number and pin number), plus an online account with the library. 


    General OneFile News

    GALE - General OneFile. Provides access to an unprecedented number of general reference magazines and key serials in a single resource. This database is useful to users conducting general reference queries, business searches, and current event research. The addition of a browse-by-subject feature allows users to easily view content of interest on the most popular and most-searched topics within several distinct categories, including news, current events, health, and computers and technology.


    Gale Kids InfoBits

    GALE - Kids InfoBits. Provides content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics. It features a modern, graphical interface, great new content from trusted sources, more intuitive navigation, improved resources, and much more.


     GALE Legal Forms

    GALE - LegalForms. Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.


    Gale Literature Criticism Online

    GALE - Literature Criticism Online. Biographical/critical introductions, listings of principal works, and sources for further study on contemporary authors. For access from home, you will need a public library card (barcode number and pin number), plus an online account with the library. 


     Gale Opposing Viewpoints Logo

    GALE - Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Provides information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Includes continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files, and links to vetted websites.

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    jstor

    JSTOR. Academic journal articles covering most disciplines, including arts, history, humanities, science, medicine, and law. No login required from a school computer. For access from home, you will need a public library card (barcode number and pin number), plus an online account with the library. 

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    Lerner Sports Logo

    Lerner Sports. High-interest biographies profiling sports superstars. Packed with fascinating facts, these bios explore the backgrounds, career-defining moments, and everyday lives of popular athletes. Includes “Fast Facts”, stats, trivia, photos, highlights and more, updated regularly. 

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    NoodleTools

    NoodleTools. Online research management platform to build accurate citations, archive source material, take notes, outline topics, and prepare to write. Initial set-up: click the REGISTER button on the NoodleTools login screen, enter the school login & password. After, create a personal ID and password.

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    Proquest US Newsstream logo

    ProQuest: US Newsstream. U.S. news content across ProQuest platform, as well as archives that stretch back into the 1980s. It features top newspapers, wires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, and news sites in full-text format. Provides key national and regional news sources from the U.S. and includes exclusive and preferred access to top titles, including The New York Times, the Wall Street JournalWashington PostLos Angeles TimesBoston GlobeNewsday, and Chicago Tribune. Click on US Hispanic Newsstream to access to the largest collection of leading Hispanic newspapers, news wires, websites and blogs in full text from US publishers in both Spanish and English including El Diario/La Prensa (New York City), La Opinión (Los Angeles), La Prensa (San Antonio) and Extra (Chicago). 

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    Salem Press

    Salem Press Databases. Online access to award-winning reference works, Magill’s Medical Guide, The Critical Survey of Long Fiction, and Careers in Healthcare.


    Scholastic Go!

    Scholastic GO! Includes Grolier online. Contains more than 115,000 articles covering every core-curriculum subject. The articles and their illustrations are derived from the content of seven Scholastic encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia AmericanaGrolier Multimedia EncyclopediaThe New Book of KnowledgeAmerica the BeautifulLands and PeoplesAmazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science.


    ScienceFlix Logo

    ScienceFlix. Offering more than 50 complete units of study with over 6,500 science-related assets in a variety of media, students can have a better understanding of science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, interactive features and more.

  • Dictionaries (FREE in English, Spanish, and Visual Text + Writing Tool!)

    Merriam-Webster

    Merriam-Webster: Spanish Central

    Snappy Words

     

    Rewordify logo

    Rewordify. Simplify sentences and paragraphs by rewording texts and develop comprehension.

     

  • Newspapers

    Free Lance Star

    The Free Lance-Star. Local newspaper of Fredericksburg, Virginia surrounding area.  


    wsj logo

    Wall Street Journal. WSJ online coverage of breaking news and current headlines from the US and around the world. Top stories, photos, videos, detailed financial analysis and more. For access from home, you will need a public library card (barcode number and pin number), plus an online account with the library.