Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

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These subscription databases are provided for research purposes. Please carefully check the access requirements for each, such as username/password or library card number. Also please check the accessible locations, such as in-library only or available at-home.

Alt HealthWatch
Online alternative consumer health information.
Use Library Card Number for access.

Ancestry Plus provides over 1.2 bilion genealogical records in over 3,000 databases.
In Library use only.

Business Source Elite
Online business-focused magazines and company profiles. View online tutorial.
Use Library Card Number for access.

Chilton Library has automotive repair information from the popular Chilton’s guides covering the last 30 years. Use Library Card Number to access outside the Library.

provides patients, family members and members of the public current information about clinical research studies.

Consumer Health Complete
Online health-focused fact sheets and diagrams, drug information, procedure explanation. View online tutorial.
Use Library Card Number for access.

Digital Sanborn Maps are large-scale plans of cities and towns that show blocks and buildings at different points in history.  Trace the history of your house or workplace over time! (Note: If you’re outside the library building, please click here to access Sanborn Maps — call or come to library for password.)

Ebsco Host

EBSCO HOST provides access to 1,750 magazines dating back to 1975, and includes nearly 500 reference books, 86,017 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 341,655 photos, maps and flags.
Use Library Card Number for access.

Explora Magazines and Newspapers
For all-ages. General interest magazines, books, primary source documents, images, videos, and newspapers. View online tutorial.
Use Library Card Number for access.

Explora Middle and High School
For 5th-12th grade students. Articles from magazines, books, primary source documents, images, videos, and newspapers.
Use Library Card Number for access.

Explora Primary
For pre-kindergarten to 5th grade students. Online articles from magazines and newspapers.
Use Library Card Number for access.

Online government and general-interest titles. Contains articles on green building, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and more.
Use Library Card Number for access.

Health Source – Consumer Edition
Online general consumer health information.
Use Library Card Number for access.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Academic focused health information. Also, contains the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide.
Use Library Card Number for access.

Law Depot
Law Depot allows you to create legal documents step by step.  Documents include wills, power of attorney, bill of sale forms, and more!

Library, Information Science, & Technology Abstracts
An index to journals, books, research reports, and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.
Use Library Card Number for access.
has trusted sources on about 500 diseases and conditions, lists of hospitals and physicians, and much more.

NoveList Plus
Online tool to help readers of all ages find new books to read based on books they’ve already read or topics in which they are interested.
Use Library Card Number for access.

NoveList Plus K-8 Plus
Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading levels, State standards; even books made into movies, and much more. Read reviews and learn about the author.
Use Library Card Number for access.

Points of View Reference Center
Middle school through college undergraduate and General user. Features information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. Continuously updated pro/con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, primary source documents, biographies, court-case overviews, periodical articles, tables/charts/graphs, and more. View online tutorial.
Use Library Card Number for access.

Regional Business News
Incorporates regional business magazines covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
Use Library Card Number for access.

Explores social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics; includes controversial opinions and viewpoints.
Use Library Card Number for access.

WVInfoDepot</a provides access to millions of magazine and newspaper articles, ebooks, digital images, test preparation, primary source materials and more. Call or come to Library for Username & Password.  This is updated every year.

Job & Career Accelerator
Online up-to-date employment directory, resume and cover letter creator, and computer skill tutorials.

LearningExpress Library
Online academic and career practice tests. Areas covered include SAT preparation courses, SAT practice exams, civil service, cosmetology, EMS, firefighter, GED, law enforcement, military, postal services, real estate, U.S. citizenship, and more.

Legal Information Reference Center
Provides access to legal publications and forms for citizens and small businesses.

Niche Academy
Online tutorials for databases and web applications, like Gmail, Pinterest, and more.

World Book Online
World Book Encyclopedia, World Book Kids for elementary users, World Book Student for upper-elementary and middle-grade users, World Book Advanced for high school and pre-college users, World Book Discover, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, Early World Of Learning, World Book eBooks, and World Book Timelines.

EBSCO has offered the WVLC libraries access to the following databases through June 2020. These databases can be accessed using your library card.

Academic Search Complete
Provides access to journals, periodicals, reports, books, and more for scholarly research in key areas of academic study.

Business Source Complete
Provides access to full-text articles and peer-reviewed journals for business students covering marketing, management, accounting, banking, finance, and more.

EBSCO eBooks Academic Subscription Collection
Includes thousands of eBooks covering a large selection of academic subjects from leading publishers and university presses.

EBSCO eBooks Public Library Subscription Collection
Includes full-text eBooks covering a wide range of topics such as self-help, fitness, games, hobbies and cooking. This general reference e-book collection features titles for both adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and recommended titles from leading publishers.

EBSCO eBooks High School Subscription Collection
This collection of full-text eBooks includes a selection of classic literary works, important historical documents, and general reference materials.

EBSCO eBook K-8 Subscription Collection
Includes full-text eBooks across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle school to support K-8 curricula.

EBSCO eBooks Cricket Media Subscription Collection
Award-winning, short-form fiction and nonfiction titles by Cricket Media to build literacy skills is students from pre-K to 8th grade