Electronic Resources

Resources are listed alphabetically.  View resources by subject area.


Have your library card number handy if you are searching from outside the Library.  Note: If you are prompted for a username and password instead of a barcode number, try deleting your cookies and then logging on again.


If you are looking for a magazine or journal article and don't find it in our databases, you can request a copy of the article through interlibrary loan.


See databases like the Agriculture Collection and Computer Database on our Gale Collections page.


If you have any questions about any of the library's databases and other online resources, please email ask@pamunkeylibrary.org or see a staff member.



Ancestry Library Edition

Go to Ancestry Library Edition (available only in the library)

Search U.S. Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more for your genealogical and historical research needs.


p4a Antiques Reference

Go to p4a Antiques Database in the Library or outside the Library

Evaluate almost every kind of antique in today's collections with pricing information, text descriptions, color pictures, and extensive background and context information.

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Go to eLibrary in the Library or outside the Library

Search for magazine articles, newspaper articles, pictures, maps, book excerpts, and TV or radio transcripts.


Find It Virginia

Find It Virginia

Provides free 24/7 access to newspapers, magazine & journal articles, encyclopedias, and more! Materials are available for all age ranges and interests.  You can use Basic Search, Advanced Search, or see a list of available databases and customized collections.


General OneFile

Go to General OneFile in the Library or outside the Library

Search millions of news and periodical articles for information on business, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science,  sports, technology, and more. Updated daily.

See a list of subject-based collections from General OneFile


Try the General OneFile search widget!



Heritage Quest Online

Go to HeritageQuest in the Library or outside the Library

Find ancestors and relatives in U.S. Federal Census Records from 1790-1940, information on people and places described in local and family histories, and genealogical information from an index of over 1.6 million articles.  You can also search Revolutionary War era pension and bounty-land warrant application files and search for individuals in Freedman's Bank (1865-1874).


Kids InfoBits

Go to Kids InfoBits in the Library or outside the Library

This resource for Students in Kindergarten through Grade 5 features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search, and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazines, newspapers and reference books on a variety of subjects.

Watch webcast demo - may take a few minutes to load


Literati  by Credo Reference

Go to Literati in the Library or outside the Library

Search smarter with access to 400+ encyclopedias, dictionaries, our Gale databases, recommended web sites, and more.  Watch video tutorials or get live Homework Help from expert teachers, too.


   Literature Criticism Online

Go to Literature Criticism Online in the Library or outside the Library

Literature Criticism Online features full-text articles from Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (v. 1-187), Contemporary Literary Criticism (v. 1-235), and access to Gale's Literary Index.


National Geographic Kids

Go to National Geographic Kids in the Library or outside the Library

Get complete issues of National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009-present, downloadable images, National Geographic Kids books on history, biography, science & technology, and National Geographic Readers, which cover wildlife, pets, nature, & more.


NoveList Plus

Go to NoveList Plus in the Library or outside the Library or Go Mobile!

Find interesting books to read, with information about fiction and non-fiction titles.  Search for similar books and get recommendations based on your reading interests.

Watch tutorial - may take a few minutes to load


PRL Pathfinders

PRL Subject Pathfinders

Find print and online resources on specific subjects created by Pamunkey Regional Library Reference Librarians.  These guides include web sites and databases that are available anywhere 24/7.  If you  need assistance with any of the resources listed, email ask@pamunkeylibrary.org or call the Atlee, Ashland, or Mechanicsville Branch Libraries and ask to speak with a Reference Librarian.


Research in Context - Grades 6-8

Go to Research in Context in the Library or outside the Library: Research tools like age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more for students in grades 6-8 in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.


Salem History

Go to Salem History: Salem History includes the complete content of three series of historical reference - Milestone Documents, The Decades, and Great Lives from History.  First-time visitors will need to click the "Remote Access" tab to enter the database.

(Outside of the library?  E-mail ask@pamunkeylibrary.org for log in instructions)


Go to Salem Literature

Go to Salem Literature: Salem Literature includes the complete content of the brand new "Critical Insights" series.  Critical Insights features the best of both classic and current literary criticism of the world’s most-studied authors and titles.

(Outside of the library?  E-mail ask@pamunkeylibrary.org for log in instructions)






Branch Libraries

Richard S. Gillis, Jr.
Ashland Branch Library

201 S. Railroad Avenue



Atlee Branch Library
9161 Atlee Road



Goochland Branch Library
3075 River Road West



Hanover Branch Library
7527 Library Drive



King & Queen Branch Library
396 Newtown Road



Mechanicsville Branch Library
7461 Sherwood Crossing Place



Lois Wickham Jones
Montpelier Branch Library

17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane



Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
16600 Pouncey Tract Road



Upper King William Branch Library
694-J Sharon Road



West Point Branch Library
721 Main Street



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