eResources

Go beyond Google searches with our eResources...

 

An alphabetical list of our eResources. Remote users will need their valid Culpeper County Library card number to sign in.
  • Access World News
    • Find current and archived articles on issues, events, people, government and more with the world's largest collection of full-text news sources. Includes local news, editorials, announcements and other sections from more than 4,700 sources.
  • Ancestry.com - In-Library Access Only
    • A genealogy database, providing access to U.S. and United Kingdom census data, ship's logs and passenger indexes, vital records and social security death index records, WWI draft registration cards, maps, genealogy reference books, and more. Available only on Library computers.
  • Antiques Reference - In-Library Access
    • Records are routinely used to learn what was paid for a specific antique, collectible or Americana item, to estimate the value of similar items for sale, purchase, or insurance purposes and to support values in a formal appraisal or in a family division of property. With about 1,300 categories, the database is increasingly used in place of the large number of reference books necessary to gain a comparable range and level of knowledge. It is also used by many professional personal property appraisers and is a favored resource at most auction houses, including Christie’s in New York. Museums, public libraries and even the Internal Revenue Service also subscribe.
  • Antiques Reference - Remote access
    • Same resource as above, but this link is especially for users outside of our building.
  • AtoZdatabases
    • A collection several different databases. It provides reference and marketing information to over 30 million business profiles and 220 million residents. More than just a simple phone book directory, this database can be used to not only find friends and relatives but also to create mailing lists, search for sales leads, market research, employment opportunities. Updated biweekly, information can be emailed, printed or downloaded. Download app for iOS devices at the iTunes store.
  • AuthorCheck
    • Allows users to track favorite authors. Each time a title by that author is ordered for the Library's collection, you will received an email alert To get started, click on the icon and create your personal Authorcheck account - all that is needed is your name, email address and a password.
  • Biography in Context
    • An engaging database of contextual information on the world's most influential people. Over 650,000 biographical entries cover a range of historically significant figures and present-day newsmakers.
  • Books & Authors
    • A digital reader’s advisory resource, offering book suggestions from experts, information on specific book titles, author biographies and more. It offers access to more than 146,000 titles, and the list continually grows. All books are recommended by librarians or other experts, are award winners or appear on bestseller lists. Over 40,000 nonfiction titles are included in business, biography, science and more. Fiction selections reflect the genres readers like best: mystery, science fiction, inspirational, romance, nonfiction, western, horror and fantasy. Check out the “read-a-like wizard”. A Gale-Cengage Learning, InfoTrac Periodical Solution.
  • ChiltonLibrary.com
    • Find the most up-to-date coverage for almost every year, make, and model.Save time and money with do-it-yourself car repairs Access mobile-responsive content 24/7. Look up recalls and service bulletins. Find estimated labor time. Prepare for ASE mechanic certification with test prep quizzes.
  • Credo Source
    • Find articles and encyclopedia entries on hundreds of topics.
  • Culpeper Star Exponent
    • Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of Culpeper Star-Exponent.
  • EBSCO MasterFILE
    • The MasterFILE Complete is designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1922.
  • EBSCOhost eBook Collection
    • Includes thousands of non-fiction titles for adults. All eBooks can be viewed online, no checkout necessary. Remote users must have an EBSCOhost account in order to view titles accessed from the library's online catalog. Downloadable eBooks can be checked out for up to 7 days. Download the apps for iOS and Android devices from the iTunes Store or Google Play. Provided through a partnership with the Library of Virginia.
  • ESequels
    • Aims to include the best, most enduring, and most popular novels in series that might appeal to today’s adult readers. “Series” is defined broadly in this database and includes novels in sequence that show development of plot or character from book to book. Other definitions of “series” novels include titles that share a cast of characters or location, where chronology may be minimal or problematic (such as many mystery series) as well as novels that were conceived as a series by the author. U.S. and British series novels and European series that have been translated into English are indexed. eSequels does not cover children’s books, short story collections nor non-fiction.
  • Find It Virginia
    • A collection of databases that provide access to resources such as newspapers, magazine and journal articles, and books such as encyclopedias. Materials are available for all age ranges and interests. A Virginia public library card is the only requirement to use these resources. It is supported by federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Provided through a partnership with the Library of Virginia. Get the app, powered by Boopsie, by clicking on the "Apps" navigation tab at the top of this webpage. Then, select "Boopsie" and follow the instructions.
  • Fold3 Library Edition - In-Library Access
    • Use this link if you are accessing the database with Library computers. Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry provides access to U.S. military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Content is from the Revolutionary War forward, with millions of records from world-class archives, many exclusively available to this database. The Fold3 name comes from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans who served in defense of their country and to maintain peace throughout the world.
  • Fold3 Library Edition - Remote Access
    • Use this link if you are working on your own computer or mobile device. Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry provides access to U.S. military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Content is from the Revolutionary War forward, with millions of records from world-class archives, many exclusively available to this database. The Fold3 name comes from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans who served in defense of their country and to maintain peace throughout the world.
  • Foundation Directory Online Professional - In-Library Access Only
    • Provides comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants. Featured in the database are over 108,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S., plus a growing number of non-U.S. grantmakers from around the world; a database of over 4,000 sponsoring companies; a database of over 3 million recently awarded grants; and a keyword-searchable database of over 1 million recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF. It is updated monthly.
  • Foundation Grants to Individuals Online - In-Library Access Only
    • The premier funding research tool for finding foundations that provide financial support for individual grantseekers. Described in the database are gifts intends for a variety of purposes including scholarships, student loans, fellowships, program development, internships, professorships, arts and cultural projects, research, awards/grants by nomination only, and general welfare. It is updated on a weekly basis, providing the most up-to-date information available on foundations that fund individual grantseekers.
  • Foundation Maps Professional - In-Library Access Only
    • The Foundation Center’s premier data visualization tool and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world. It offers advanced features to support searching, including advanced searching features, map and list views, charts, funding pathways, U.S. demographic overlays, subject searches, saved searches, tagging (coming soon)….and more. Data is compiled from a number of sources, including direct reporting of grants by foundations, IRS information returns (Forms 990 and 990-PF), foundation web sites, and other public sources. It is updated weekly as data is made available.
  • Freading
    • Provides thousands of eBooks, both fiction and nonfiction. Users must have a valid Culpeper County Library card to check out eBooks and, depending on the device or computer being used, users will need either Adobe Digital Editions and/or another app for their device. All books on Freading are simultaneous use copies, meaning any number of people can read the same eBook at the same time. Provided through a partnership with the Library of Virginia.
  • Gale Career Transitions
    • Career Transitions can help you make the most of your job searching and career exploration efforts. This resource can help with resume tools, job searches, assessments, and more.
  • Gale Courses
    • Delivers instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment. Career education courses are tied to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ fastest-growing occupations and include courses to support business professionals, enhance computer and technology skills, facilitate test preparation, support the development of parenting skills as well as foster the arts, hobbies, and health and wellness. These six-week courses are taught by college instructors and experts in the field, ensuring a high-quality, high-impact educational experience for all ages.
  • Gale Databases (cross search against all Gale databases offered, including those not listed on this page)
    • We offer access to many other Gale databases than those listed in this A to Z directory of our eResources. Other Gale databases include access to titles in the fields of agriculture, world history, gardening, general science, psychology, child development, home improvement, religion and philosophy…and much more. Powered by InfoTrac, select this link to cross search against all available Gale databases. Provided through a partnership with the Library of Virginia. Get the "Access My Library" app by clicking on the "Apps" navigation tab at the top of this webpage. Then, select "Access My Library" and follow the instructions. Powered by Gale-Cengage Learning / InfoTrac Periodical Solutions.
  • Gale LegalForms
    • Create authorized, customized legal forms with Gale LegalForms! Includes State of Virginia specific forms. A step-by-step approach helps address legal affairs with confidence. Forms can be personalized in Word, Adobe Acrobat, and other formats. Drafted by attorneys.
  • Health & Wellness Resource Center
    • Whether a lifestyle change, homework assignment, or passing interest, Health & Wellness Resource Center offers reliable health information, now, with user experience enhancements, collaboration tools, and mobile optimization.
  • Heritage Quest
    • A collection of six data sets of American genealogical sources, including unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. The collection consists of U.S. Federal Censuses; genealogy and local history books; a periodical source index archive, Revolutionary War records; Freedman’s Bank records; and, the U.S. Congressional Serial set.
  • InfoTrac Newsstand
    • A full-text newspaper resource searchable by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section or other fields. It provides access to more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts, and transcripts. Indexing for the Culpeper Star Exponent is included from December 2006 through October 2009. Provided through a partnership with the Library of Virginia. A Gale-Cengage Learning, InfoTrac Periodical Solution.
  • Kids InfoBits
    • An educational resource for young learners. It offers authoritative, age-appropriate, rich content with kid-friendly searching capabilities covering a broad range of educational topics. This resource features a modern, graphical interface, content from trusted sources, intuitive navigation and more. Provided through a partnership with the Library of Virginia.
  • Lexis Advance - In-Library Access Only
    • One of the primary online legal research services for lawyers and legal professionals in the United States. Available for use inside the Library only. Located on a dedicated Public Law Library resource station. The Library's subscription includes legal information for the state of Virginia and Federal level only.
  • Masterplots (Salem Literature)
    • A classic reference work for more than sixty years. It analyzes the most important works of literature in all genres—long fiction, short fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction—throughout history and around the world, helping to define and critique the literary canon. Masterplots, Fourth Edition, retains the original purpose of the Masterplots concept: providing fundamental reference data, plot synopses where applicable, and critical evaluations of a comprehensive selection of English-language and world literature that has been translated into English.
  • Merck Manuals
    • The Manuals, known as the Merck Manuals in the United States and Canada and MSD Manuals outside the United States and Canada, are one of the world’s most widely used medical information resources. Users may choose between professional and consumer versions.
  • Merck Veterinary Manual
    • Find information on animal health topics, written for the veterinary professional.
  • Online Book Clubs
    • Sign up for one, or several book clubs, depending on what you like to read. Immediately, you will receive a welcome message from us thanking them for joining. The next morning, start receiving your daily "dose of book." We start new books in the clubs on Mondays. Each day for the next week, a little more of the featured book will be emailed to you. By the end of the week, you will have sampled two to three chapters, enough to know if you "just-have-to" finish the book. Choose from these book clubs: Fiction, Romance, Good News, Science Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Pre-Publication, Classics, Audio Books, Teens, Nonfiction, Business, Authorbuzz, First Look.
  • OverDrive
    • The leading eBook lender and the vendor which helps us offer eBooks and eAudios to our community, and it is the supporting entity behind the “Blue Ridge Download Consortium”, a name perhaps better known to our patrons. Once signed in, patrons can easily browse for eBook and eAudio titles to borrow and enjoy on Windows® and Mac® computers, or on mobile devices like iPhone®, iPad®, Android™, BlackBerry® and Windows Phone. Users can read eBooks on the go with Kindle® (U.S. only), Sony® Reader, NOOK™ and more. Once the lending period ends, titles will automatically expire and return to the collection. There are no late fees.
  • Pronunciator
    • Offers 80 of the most popular languages in the world, covering 95% of the world’s population, and in 50 languages. Users do not necessarily need to speak English. For example, a Spanish speaker can learn Chinese – in Spanish. Users have access to rich content with various levels of difficulty ranging from “child friendly” to “university level”. Free apps available for iOS and Android on iTunes and Google Play.
  • RBdigital (formerly OneClickdigital)
    • Features unabridged eAudios from well-known publishers, including best-sellers, Recorded Books exclusives, classics, selections for children and young adults, and much more. The Library plans to continuously add more titles, including new, best-selling fiction, on a regular basis. However, if we do not have a particular eAudio title yet, please, you are encouraged to suggest a purchase under the “Recommend a Title” tab once logged in or with any Library staff member. Provided through a partnership with the Library of Virginia.
  • Read It! (EBSCO)
    • Read It!™ is designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects.
  • Rocket Languages
    • Rocket Languages is an award-winning interactive online language learning system developed for libraries. The interactive, comprehensive website allows you to learn conversational language at your own pace.
  • Sanborn Maps
    • The Library’s subscription to ProQuest’s Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970, provides digital access to large-scale maps of Virginia towns and cities. Users have the ability to easily manipulate the maps, magnify and zoom in on specific sections. Digital Sanborn Maps was created from ProQuest's microfilm collection of Sanborn Maps, which were filmed from the Library of Congress' collection. The Library of Congress’ Sanborn collection includes all maps submitted to them through copyright deposit and a set of maps transferred to the Library from the Bureau of the Census. Maps from the Bureau of the Census include corrections issued by the Sanborn Company that were pasted over the original map sheet. Maps acquired through copyright deposit remain in their original form.
  • Sanborn Maps - via the Library of Congress website
    • The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Online Checklist provides a searchable database of the fire insurance maps published by the Sanborn Map Company housed in the collections of the Geography and Map Division (of the Library of Congress). The online checklist is based upon the Library's 1981 publication Fire Insurance Maps in the Library of Congress and will be continually updated to reflect new acquisitions.
  • Small Business Resource Center
    • Brings together hundreds of sample business plans, small business journals, and resources for many aspects of business: accounting, HR, management, marketing, taxes, and more. Content also includes a wide range of media and sources like audio, video, recommended websites, a glossary and more!
  • Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC)
    • A start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life. -Over 300 practice tests and courses -Dozens of ebooks containing valuable study material and practice tests -Information on over 4,000 accredited schools -Scholarship search featuring $8 billion in available scholarships -Resume builder with over 1,000 brainstorming phrases to get you started -Career modules covering subjects from career change to salary negotiations.
  • ThomasNet.com of American Manufacturers
    • Formerly known as the "Thomas Register". ThomasNet.com is a product sourcing and supplier discovery platform for procurement professionals, engineers, plant & facility management personnel, small business owners and other occasional buyers, who are responsible for the sourcing of MRO, OEM and other products/services for their industrial, manufacturing, commercial and institutional businesses.
  • TumbleBooks
    • An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.
  • Universal Class
    • Universal Class brings libraries lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs).
  • WestlawNext - In-Library Access Only
    • One of the primary online legal research services for lawyers and legal professionals in the United States. Available for use inside the Library only. Located on a dedicated Public Law Library resource station. The Library's subscription includes legal information for the state of Virginia and Federal level only.
  • Zinio
    • Provides full digital copies of 86 magazines, including titles such as Cosmopolitan, Discover, Elle, Family Circle, Food Network Magazine, Forbes, Good Housekeeping, National Geographic Interactive, O, The Oprah Magazine, PCWorld, Reader’s Digest, Rolling Stone and more. Provided through a partnership with the Library of Virginia.