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This general resource delivers eBooks, documents, letters, audio, maps, videos, and more categorized into modules. This homepage features thematic curations, such as timely or holiday-related collections, K-12 featured materials, etc. Modules included in the Library Commission's subscription are: BiblioBoard Core, Capstone, Indie Author Project Select, Indie West Virginia, Popup Picks, Rourke Educational Media: K-12 Nonfiction Books, and TIME for Kids / Teacher-Created Materials.
You should automatically be logged in if accessing the Internet within the state of West Virginia, but if you are not, you may need your WV Library Commission card barcode number to get in.
Consumer health and fitness information including fact sheets, diagrams, drug information, procedure explanations, and more. WVInfoDepot database: For login information off-site, contact the Library Commission Reference Desk at (304) 558-2045 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
View online tutorial at https://connect.ebsco.com/s/article/Consumer-Health-Complete-Tutorial?language=en_US
Reliable content from magazines and reference books for students and adults. Includes articles from magazines, books, and newspapers; primary source documents; images, and videos. WVInfoDepot database: For login information off-site, contact the Library Commission Reference Desk at (304) 558-2045 or email@example.com.
View online tutorial at https://youtu.be/Oo4nd-VK7nA
Biographical information covering more than 600,000 international figures from all time periods and areas of study. Browse to find people based on occupation, role, or historical period. Search individuals by name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as by keyword and within the full text of the biographical information. Text reference content is offered alongside periodicals and multimedia, and all is updated continuously to provide users the most up-to-date information.
Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.
A State Library library card is needed to use this resource. Contact the Reference Desk at (304) 558-2045 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Practice tests and study guides for college admission exams, high school equivalency exams, professional certification, and military exams. Skill-building exercises for all ages and all grades (K-12, college, and adult students) including math, English, science, and social studies. Citizenship and ESL exam prep. Technology training and more. WVInfoDepot database.
View online tutorial at https://my.nicheacademy.com/wvlc/course/17353
Search and read newspaper articles and transcripts of news broadcasts. Includes The Charleston Gazette-Mail, Beckley’s Register-Herald, and The Dominion Post (Morgantown). WVInfoDepot database: Contact the Library Commission Reference Desk at (304) 558-2045 or email@example.com for login info off-site.
Continuously updated information and opinions on current social issues for students from middle school through college and for adults. Includes a series of controversial essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Essays are accompanied by thousands of supporting articles including periodical articles, reference books, wire transcripts and streaming videos. WVInfoDepot database: For login information off-site, contact the Library Commission Reference Desk at (304) 558-2045 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
View online tutorial at https://connect.ebsco.com/s/article/Points-of-View-Reference-Center-Tutorial?language=en_US
For all ages. Reliable information for homework, reports, or general questions. Includes the classic encyclopedia, eBooks, and more. WVInfoDepot database: For login information off-site, contact the Library Commission Reference Desk at (304) 558-2045 or email@example.com.
For tutorials, see https://www.worldbookonline.com/training/how-to/how-to-home.htm
eBooks and eAudiobooks are available to check out for free through WV-Reads (West Virginia Regional Electronic Audiovisual Download Service). This service is available for a wide variety of devices, including the Kindle, Nook, iPads, iPhones, Android phones and tablets, and most eBook readers.
NOTE: Libby holds the same content that was formerly in the OverDrive app. The company no longer supports the older OverDrive app, and all users must download and use the newer Libby app instead as of February 2022.
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