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Research Databases

We offer online articles, reference books, and other resources for research and learning, including the licensed databases below. You can access most resources at home with your library card. A few are for in-library use only.

 

Need help or not sure where to begin? Ask-A-Librarian or call the Warrenton central library Adult Reference Desk at (540) 422-8500 ext. 2.

Browse our Databases

A collection of videos, book summaries, and articles that provide insights that help sharpen business skills. Note: In order to access this database, you will be asked to create an account.

The world's largest online collection of family records and resources, with the tools to help you put your research together; available only at the library

Get details on the world's most influential people; provides reference content alongside newspaper and magazine articles, video and images

Provides live tutoring and homework help for students in grades K-12, expert online writing assistance and a SkillSurfer center with skill building and tests

Live expert assistance for veterans and their families to navigate the bureaucracy of the VA, transition to civilian employment, and excel in academics

This online companion to the magazine offers informative articles and research alongside unbiased ratings and reviews for products and services

Includes articles, images, video and primary source documents you need to complete assignments for any subject

Search the online database of life events (birth, death, marriage, divorce, etc.) published in the Fauquier Democrat or the Fauquier Times-Democrat newspaper. 

Features a wide range of comprehensive references covering the American Revolution, Atlantic States, Family Histories and more

Print official state and federal legal forms covering business, personal, real estate and other legal areas

American genealogical sources including census records, local and family history books, city directories, military records, wills and probate records, Freedman's Bank records, US Serial Set records, and maps and photos

Aimed at scholars, researchers and students, this digital library of academic journal articles, books and primary sources covers a wide variety of academic disciplines including history, literature, religion, the arts, education, law, science and mathematics, and political science.

A collection of nearly 30,000 movies and other videos that inspire, educate and entertain – there is something for everyone! Your FPL library card gives you access to ten (10) movies credits and unlimited access to The Great Courses and unlimited Kanopy Kids each month. Many of Kanopy’s videos are not available on Netflix or any other streaming video platform, and the experience is easy-to-use and completely advertisement free.

Provides practice tests and tutorials for academic (GED, SAT, AP, TOEFL, and more) and professional licensing (CDL, nursing exams and more) as well as the citizenship test

Popular fiction and nonfiction titles for adults, teens and children via the Blue Ridge Download Consortium; includes extra titles and over 3,000 magazines are available exclusively for Fauquier Public Library card holders

Build important grade-level skills, with more than 52,000 teaching ideas and engaging activities and worksheets for grades pre-kindergarten to 6; topics covered include math, science, social studies, arts and crafts, phonics, language arts and literacy.

Complete access to all subscriber content from the New York Times, compliments of the Fauquier Public Library. Once your account has been created and you redeem the code, your access will be available for the next 24 hours. After 24 hours, simply come back and login as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created.

Play the daily Crossword, Spelling Bee, Sudoko and more from New York Times Games, compliments of the Fauquier Public Library. Once your account has been created and you redeem the code, your access will be available for the next 24 hours. After 24 hours, simply come back and login as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created.

Provides authoritative topic overviews and information for those seeking opinions and perspective on current social issues, with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files, and links to further resources, including additional educator resources to help students and teachers

Provides the meaning and comprehensive history of the English language, alongside quotations for examples of usage. If accessing from home, make sure to select “Sign In” and enter your library/library card number.

Provides key national and regional news sources from the U.S. and includes exclusive and preferred access to top titles, including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, and Chicago Tribune

Comprehensive, authoritative articles and videos covering key science topics; includes interactive experiments and activities – perfect for science fairs!

An online collection of animated, talking picture books; features Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and exciting games and puzzles

Provides investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. The Library’s subscription includes coverage of 1,700 stocks in The Value Line Investment Survey Plus and 1,800 in the The Small and Mid-Cap edition. Our subscription limits the number of simultaneous users. 

World Book Online, from the publishers of the World Book Encyclopedia, provides access to thousands of encyclopedia articles, interactive maps, timelines, ebooks and much more

Read about key figures and events, examine famous speeches and other primary sources, and get context from the in-depth timelines; from Infobase

Access millions of records on businesses and residents using data available from public records; ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment leads

Articles about literature, author biographies, essay topics, literary themes, writing strategies and a student-focused Shakespeare Center

Support for job-seekers and individuals changing careers through live resume building, career coaching and extensive interview preparation

Easy to use, easy to find trusted information - including timelines, articles, videos and recommended primary sources - for all ages!

The ideal Spanish-language reference tool for those learning Spanish and ELL students; bilingual features allow students to toggle between Spanish and English

View/search the digital version of the Fauquier Times Democrat (in-person only), as well as additional historical resources

Access records, stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who have served from the Revolutionary War onwards

This content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource features age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

Delve into an immersive learning experience, covering a wide variety of subjects, with the world’s most engaging professors

Helps researchers understand today’s crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture

Educational videos children want to watch – Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Reading Rainbow, the Berenstain Bears, Franklin, and thousands more – plus songs, games, story times and other interactives that are sure to entertain, educate, and inspire young children

Young learners (ages 6 and up) explore a new language through fun and engaging activities with their cartoon “friend” and his or her pet. Sign in to or register for Transparent Language Online, go to More Languages and select the desired KidSpeak language (Chinese, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish).

Access the National Primary Library of federal legal codes and case law, Michie’s Jurisprudence for Virginia, and Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory; in-library use, Warrenton central branch only

Looking for e-book and e-audiobooks just for kids and tweens? Check out the Blue Ridge Download Consortium's collection with popular age-appropriate titles for young readers on the go!

A comprehensive collection of popular full-text magazines and journals, reference books, documents, videos, images, maps, and flags, covering almost every interest and subject, including business and personal finance, health and fitness, sports and leisure, science and culture, DIY and fashion

Access thousands of recipes and video cooking guides from New York Times Cooking, compliments of the Fauquier Public Library. Once your account has been created and you redeem the code, your access will be available for the next 24 hours. After 24 hours, simply come back and login as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created.

Reading recommendations in fiction and nonfiction for all ages, and a great source for author and series information

Use the Libby app to access over 3000 e-magazine titles to read on your device; titles include the New Yorker, Us Weekly, National Geographic, Prevention, Cook's Illustrated, HGTV and more! Note: You must be logged in with your Fauquier Public Library card in order to seach/view the magazine collection.

Prepare for standardized tests with eBooks, online courses, and full-length practice tests for GED, SAT, ACT, AP, PSAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, TOEFL, U.S. citizenship, and more

Provides adapted material to facilitate research and understanding for readers of all ages who have a basic foundation in English literacy; access articles and reference sources covering science, math, history, culture, civics, literature, and life skills topics, while developing reading and study skills; also provides quizzes (with answers) and other educator resources for students and teachers

Interactive language lessons to develop everyday conversation skills in 60+ languages, including English for speakers of other languages

Over 500 online continuing education courses covering a wide range of subjects – accounting, real estate, science, history and more

Complete access to all subscriber content compliments of the Fauquier Public Library. Once your account has been created and you redeem the code, your access will be available for the next 3 days. After 3 days, simply come back and login as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created.

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