Orange County Public Library

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Digital Collections | Research, Reference & Databases

Overdrive Enjoy eBooks & audiobooksOverdrive – enjoy eBooks and audiobooks. Be sure to login when using OVERDRIVE as you will not get to see everything available unless you login before searching.

 

Overdrive Visit the digital collection for Kids and Teens eReading RoomCheck out our new eBooks site for kids & teens on OVERDRIVE

 

EBSCO ebooks

Ebsco logoK-8 Collection E-books for K-8 students and educators.

eBook High School Collection Designed specifically for high school students and educators.

eBook Cricket Media Collection The collection includes more than 400 titles in e-book format and is suitable for Children grades Pre-K through 8th.

eBook History Collection Collection features more than 17,000 world history e-books to meet the content needs of students in their research. Titles encompass a variety of subjects, including medieval history, history of music, history of science, law in history, history of philosophy, art history, history of technology, history of business and economics, history of religion, military history and more.

 

FreadingFreading has 60,000+ eBooks all available at all times with no waiting. Freading has an especially strong collection of non-fiction titles. You will need to set up an account to use it.

 

RB Digital ButtonThe RBdigital app delivers your favorite titles right to your smartphone or tablet including digital magazines, audiobooks, eBooks, and more. Download now to listen, read, learn, and enjoy.

Apple App Store link to download app

Google Play link to download app

Amazon Appstore link to download app

 

RB Digital button for linkZinio is a electronic newsstand that offers digital downloads of popular magazines. Patrons create accounts and access titles through their local library’s subscription. Magazines can be downloaded onto a patron’s computer and even read offline using mobile apps for IOS and Android devices.  Zinio has been merged into RBDigital.  Please use the links above to download the app.

 

Early World of Learning, World Book Online’s early childhood digital resource, is a child’s first encyclopedia, eBook, and introduction to core early concepts.  With read-aloud across all functions, the 60 stories in “World of Reading” and “Trek’s Travels” tie learning together through videos, games, and printable activities.  Twelve stories are available in both Spanish and English, and the worksheets also offer written instructions in Spanish.  Classic songs, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales complete the program, and are often included in the lesson plan for each story.

 

Research, Reference & Databases

Encyclopedia Britannica Online Public Library EditionEncyclopedia Britannica Online Public Library Edition for kidsFull-text encyclopedia with cool extra features like videos, timelines and maps. A great source for school reports.

 

AncestryWorks from inside the library only.

ProQuest has partnered with Ancestry.com to create Ancestry Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom. Its valuable content is a strong complement to HeritageQuest Online.

 

Heritage QuestHeritageQuest Online Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content

 

Link to Universal Class

Universal class offers over 500 courses from photography to physics, from calligraphy to Microsoft Word.  CEU certificates available for many courses.

Great for lifelong learning, hobbies and job skills.

 

Access the full text New York Times on the go.  You will need to create an account and sign in each time. Once logged in, you can redeem the pre-filled code for 24 hours of access to the NYT.

 

 

Link to Explora Research database

Explora provides reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books and works on computers and mobile devices.

Simple search gets you to relevant results including primary source documents, news articles and Associated Press videos.

Also offers topic overview and easy to browse categories by popular topic to enable exploring.

No ads or pop ups, COPPA compliant for schools, offers text to speech for articles, and provides citation help and export to bibliography generators like Easy Bib and Noodle tools.

 

Link to Ebsco MasterFile Complete

The most comprehensive and valuable collection of full-text general interest resources.  This authoritative general information database is the best place to start any research project.

Over 3400 journals & magazines are indexed and abstracted including 898 peer-reviewed publications.

 

Link to Rocket Languages

Rocket Languages is an award-winning interactive online language learning system developed for libraries.
The interactive, comprehensive website allows patrons to learn conversational language at their own pace.

The DRM-free program allows patrons to fully utilize Rocket Language learning by downloading it for easy access on all MP3 compatible devices.

Patrons continue to access their program online until they have completed the course.

 

Link to Launch Ebsco ReadIt

Provides adapted material for those learning English with articles that can be read to you, quizzes for vocabulary and comprehension and research materials that are accessible for ESL learners.

 

Link to Launch Novelist Plus

NovelistPlus is a tool designed to help readers discover what to read next.  It can help you find a book you remember, books in series, and recommend books for all ages from kids to seniors

 

Link to Gale Legal Forms

Find downloadable, fillable forms for basic legal transactions, current to Virginia code. Leases, sales contracts, powers of atterney, etc.

Legal Forms, its publisher Gale Cengage, the Library of Virginia, Virginia Public libraries and their funding bodies assume no liability for actions resulting from the use of these forms.

 

Link to Gale Transitions

Job seeking and career exploration.  Create a professional resume for downloading or e-mailing, view webinars on interview skills, search for available jobs near you with a connection to Indeed. Take an interest and skills assessment to identify potential career fields.

 

DayByDayVA Family Literacy Calendar
Each day, this family literacy website suggests a new fun activity to help develop pre-reading skills in young children. It also provides parenting information and resources.

 

Kids Info Bits login linkPictorial search for encyclopedia and reference materials geared to elementary grades

 

Good Reads
Interested in the latest news headlines? Looking for something new to read? We’ll get you pointed in the right direction.

Selected Sites
This collection of recommended Web sites will make it easy to find good information on the Internet on a wide variety of topics. Browse or search.

Everything Orange County
Links to Orange County Information.
Residents of Virginia have access to a variety of digital resources to Virginia residents through their local public library. This is made possible with Library Service and Technology funding granted by the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library of Virginia.

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