The Staunton Public Library subscribes to a number of online research tools that are made available for public use. Online databases may be accessed from internet computers in the Computer Center or your home or office computer. Some of these sites may require your Staunton Public Library account number and Library PIN.
Main Research Portal
Magazines & Newspapers
- Find It VA: Provides access to many newspapers, magazines and journals.
- eLibrary: Provides full-text of many magazines and more. Available in the Library only.
- Zinio: Full digital copies of magazines that can be viewed on your computer or mobile device.
Books & Literature
- eBooks on EBSCOhost: Select "Research Databases. Create an account in the Library first and then access the collection from anywhere 24/7. Mostly nonfiction titles available to be read on your computer
- Find It VA: Provides access to many books and more.
- Freading: More than 20,000 always available downloadable e-books.
- NoveList Plus: Helps you find your next book to read.
- OneClickDigital: Downloadable audiobooks and e-books. Most are classic titles, but not all.
- OverDrive: Downloadable e-books and audiobooks.
- Tumble Book Library: An online collection of TumbleBooks; animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.
Encyclopedias & Phone Books
- A to Z Databases: Search jobs, businesses or mailing lists
- Find It VA: Get access to books such as encyclopedias and other reference sources.
- Encyclopedia Virginia
Government, Politics & Legal
- Staunton City Code: The general ordinances of the City of Staunton, Virginia.
- Central Shenandoah Planning District: A wealth of information and links about everything from land use planning, transportation, natural resource management and economic and community development, to human services.
- Virginia General Assembly and Legislative Information System
- Virginia’s Judicial System and Case Status Information
- Virginia Law, Code, and Constitution
- Health Reference Series Online : Access to Disabilities Sourcebook and Medical Tests Sourcebook. Use your Staunton Library card number, or use “valleylibraries” for Universal Password.
- Salem Health: Access to Complementary & Alternative Medicine, Infectious Diseases & Conditions, and Psychology and Mental Health books
- Medline Plus: The National Institutes of Health's website produced by the National Library of Medicine.
- Merck Manual Home Edition: Access to the world's bestselling home medical reference.
History & Genealogy
- Ancestry Library Edition: Available in the Library only.
- European Views of the Americas 1493 to 1750: An index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas.
- Heritage Quest: A collection of genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials. Get remote access.
- Milestone Documents in American History: Contains 130 full-text primary source documents with expert analysis and commentary.
- lynda.com: More than 3,400 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more. Requires Staunton Library card and PIN.
- Driving Tests: DMV practice tests for car, motorcycle, and CDL.
- Rosetta Stone: Online instruction in 30 languages.
- Searchable Information Center on Cyberbullying: A resource provided by ebrary.
- Green File: Scholarly and general interest titles focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment.
- LISTA: Covers librarianship, classification, information management, and more and indexes nearly 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings.
- Salem Science: Covers a wide range of physical and natural sciences.
- Teacher Reference Center: Provides coverage on key education topics for K-12 Teachers & Librarians.
- Virginia Navigator: Helps you find services and resources for seniors and those with disabilities.