Electronic Resources

 

Resources are listed by subject area.  View resources alphabetically.

 

Arts and Antiques
Books & Literature
Business & Finance
Careers
Encyclopedias and Reference Works
Genealogy and History
General Reference
Health
Hobbies
Magazines and Newspapers
Science & Technology
Student Resources
PRL Subject Pathfinders

 

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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.

 

Arts and Antiques

 

p4a Antiques Reference

p4a Antiques Database (Library) or (Work, Home, or School): 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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Books and Literature

 

   Literature Criticism Online

Go to Literature Criticism Online in the Library or from Work, Home, or School

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.

 

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus (Library) or (Work, Home, or School) or (Go Mobile!): NoveList Plus helps readers of all ages find interesting books to read.  You can find information about fiction and non-fiction, search for similar books, and get recommendations based on your reading interests.

Watch tutorial - may take a few minutes to load

 

Go to Salem Literature
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)

 

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Business & Finance

 

Bussiness Ecomnomics and Theory Collection

Business Economics & Theory Collection (in the Library) or (Work, Home, or School

Perfect for business classes, this collection has more than 150 full-text journals to support research in economics, with a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit database.

 

Insurance and Liability Collection

Insurance & Liability Collection (in the Library) or (Work, Home, or School)

This collection takes a broad view of the insurance industry, covering such topics as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more.

 

Small Business Collection

Small Business Collection (in the Library) or (Work, Home, or School)

This collection provides insights, tips, strategies, and success stories from over 280 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.  Perfect for business schools and entrepreneurs.

 

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Careers

 

Criminal Justice Collection

Criminal Justice Collection (in the Library) or from (Work, Home, or School)

This collection has access to 150 journals with topics perfect for those studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security.

 

Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure Collection

Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure Collection (in the Library) or (Work, Home, or School)

This collection provides coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.

 

Vocations and Careers Collection

Vocations & Careers Collection (in the Library) or (Work, Home, or School)

This collection provides content from general career guides to over 300 largely full-text, highly specialized industry journals.

 

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eBooks

Looking for reference books and other works in digital formats? Try our eBooks and more page for eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive.  We also have eBooks for children at Tumblebooks.

 

Encyclopedias and Reference Works

 

Literati  by Credo Reference

Literati (Library) or from (Work, Home, or School)

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

 

 Go to World Book Online Reference Center

World Book Online Reference Center (in the Library) or (outside the Library) or Go Mobile

Get comprehensive access to the World Book Encyclopedia, news articles, primary sources, and research tools designed for advanced information seekers. Check out the computer/web tutorials, life skills articles, and state/federal government resources, too!

 

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Genealogy and History

 

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition (Library only): 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.

 

Heritage Quest Online

HeritageQuest (Library) or (Work, Home, or School): Find ancestors and relatives in U.S. Federal Census Records from 1790-1930, 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).

 

Salem History
Salem History: Salem History includes the complete content of three series of historical reference - Milestone Documents, The Decades, and Great Lives from History.

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

 

U.S. History Collection

US History Collection (in the Library) or from (Work, Home, or School)

This collection provides coverage of the current thinking and events in U.S. History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field.

 

War and Terrorism Collection

War & Terrorism Collection (in the Library) or (Work, Home, or School)

Researchers and students of history, social science, and current events will gain insight into conflicts: their causes, their impact, and how they are perceived on a global scale.

 

World History Collection

World History Collection (in the Library) or (Work, Home, or School)

This collection provides balanced coverage of events in World History for both the novice historian and the advanced academic researcher.

 

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General Reference

 

Diversity Studies Collection

Diversity Studies Collection (in the Library) or (Work, Home, or School)

Explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in our global community with 150 full-text journals. Coverage begins in 1980.

 

eLibrary

eLibrary (Library) or (Work, Home, or School): Search for magazine articles, newspaper articles, pictures, maps, book excerpts, and TV or radio transcripts.

General OneFile

General OneFile (Library) or (Work, Home, or School):
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.

 

Literati  by Credo Reference

Literati (Library) or from (Work, Home, or School)

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.

 

 

 

PRL Subject Pathfinders

Pamunkey Regional Library Pathfinders include web sites and databases that are available from work, home, or school from our online database pages (by subject and alphabetically).  Use these pathfinders to explore the many different resources the library has to offer.

 

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Health

 

Health Reference Center Academic

Health Reference Center Academic (in the Library) or (Work, Home, or School)

This database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac's award-winning Health Reference Center. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.

 

Nursing & Allied Health Collection

Nursing & Allied Health Collection (in the Library) or (Work, Home, or School)

Aspects of the Nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration, are covered in this collection for professionals and students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.

 

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection

Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy Collection (in the Library) or (Work, Home, or School)

This collection covers fields of physical therapy and sports medicine, including topics like proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more. Coverage begins in 1980.

 

Psychology Collection

Psychology Collection (in the Library) or from (Work, Home, or School)

This collection gives you access to 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals on the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops -- and diminishes -- over time.

 

Salem Health
Salem Health: Salem Health provides online access to the bestselling Magill’s Medical Guide. It covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders.  The Guide provides readers with an authoritative, but easy to use, reference source that helps bridge the gap between medical encyclopedias for professionals and popular self-help guides.

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

 

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Hobbies & Lifestyle

 

Culinary Arts Collection

Culinary Arts Collection (in the Library) or (Work, Home, or School)

This collection includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information from 150 major cooking and nutrition magazines.

 

Fine Arts & Music Collection

Fine Arts & Music Collection (in the Library) or (Work, Home, or School)

With magazines and journals featured in databases like Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection provides resources to support research in drama, music, art history, filmmaking, and more.

 

Gardening, Landscaping, and Horticulture Collection

Garden, Landscape, and Horticulture Collection (in the Library) or (Work, Home, or School)

This collection features journals focused on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture, relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies.

 

Pop Culture Collection

Pop Culture Collection (in the Library) or (Home, Work, or School)

This collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art, or liberal arts course.

 

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Magazines and Newspapers

 

eLibrary

eLibrary (Library) or (Work, Home, or School): Search for magazine articles, newspaper articles, pictures, maps, book excerpts, and TV or radio transcripts.

 

General OneFile

General OneFile (Library) or (Work, Home, or School):
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.

 

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Science & Technology

 

Agriculture Collection

Agriculture Collection (in the Library) or (Work, Home, or School)

This collection provides a comprehensive view of agriculture and its related fields, from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.

 

Communication and Mass Media Collection

Communication & Mass Media Collection (in the Library) or (Work, Home, or School)

This collection covers all aspects of the communications field for marketing professionals to students, including advertising & public relations, literature & writing, linguistics, and many more.

 

Computer Database

Computer Database (in the Library) or (Work, Home, or School)

Find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.

 

Environmental Studies & Policy Collection

Environmental Studies & Policy Collection (in the Library) or (Work, Home, or School)

This collection provides access to the multiple viewpoints of the field of environmental issues and policy, including perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, and corporate interests.

 

General Science Collection

General Science Collection (in the Library) or (Work, Home, or School)

This collection provides coverage of particle physics, quantum theory, advanced mathematics, biotechnology, and more from nearly 300 predominantly full-text academic journals and general science-focused magazines.

 

Information Science & Technology Collection

Information Science & Technology Collection (in the Library) or (Work, Home, or School)

This collection has content from nearly 100 leading industry journals covering information infrastructure, data processing techniques, metadata architectures, and more. Coverage begins in 1980.

 

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Student Resources

 

eLibrary

eLibrary (Library) or (Work, Home, or School): Search for magazine articles, newspaper articles, pictures, maps, book excerpts, and TV or radio transcripts.

Expanded Academic ASAP

Expanded Academic ASAP (in the Library) or from (Work, Home or School)
Search scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images on subjects from arts & the humanities to social sciences, science, and technology.

 

 

Find It Virginia

Find It Virginia

Find it Virginia is a collection of databases that provide 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

General OneFile (Library) or (Work, Home, or School):
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.

 

 

 

Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits (Library) or (Work, Home, or School): This resource for Students in Kindergarten through Grade 5 features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search, and 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

Literati (Library) or from (Work, Home, or School)

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.

 

 Go to World Book Online Reference Center

World Book Online Reference Center (in the Library) or (outside the Library) or Go Mobile

Get comprehensive access to the World Book Encyclopedia, news articles, primary sources, and research tools designed for advanced information seekers. Check out the computer/web tutorials, life skills articles, and state/federal government resources, too!

 

 

 

Branch Libraries

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Atlee Branch Library
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