General Reference

DK FindOut!

DK's aim is to inform, enrich and entertain readers of all ages, and they have built a safe place online for your child to see, learn, and explore almost everything.

​Early World of Learning

Early World of Learning, World Book Online’s early childhood digital resource, is a child’s first encyclopedia, eBook, and introduction to core early concepts.  With read-aloud across all functions, the 60 stories in “World of Reading” and “Trek’s Travels” tie learning together through videos, games, and printable activities.  Twelve stories are available in both Spanish and English, and the worksheets also offer written instructions in Spanish.  Classic songs, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales complete the program, and are often included in the lesson plan for each story.

Encyclopedia of Virginia

This encyclopedia is an authoritative and user-friendly resource on the history and culture of Virginia.

Find it Virginia

Use Find It Virginia to search an array of resources all at one time. This collection includes newspapers, magazine and journal articles, and books such as encyclopedias.

Gale General Research

Search a treasure trove of journal articles, images, news articles and more. Gale General Research covers the following subjects including but not limited to:
  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • World History

Info Trac Student Edition (9-12)

Now with over 1100 titles, this collection of newspapers and magazines is designed for high-school students.

InfoTrac Junior Edition (6-8)

This collection of newspapers and magazines is designed for students in junior high and middle school.

Kids InfoBits (K-5)

Kids InfoBits is developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. This collection covers the following and more:
  • The Arts
  • Current Events
  • Geography
  • Government
  • Health
  • History
  • People
  • Science
  • Sports


Search through hundreds of electronic reference books and view thousands of pages on a wide variety of topics in Literati.

National Geographic Kids

Access National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009 through present, 200 National Geographic Kids books, and 500 downloadable images for kids.