Research Tools: Alphabetically Listed

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Database Description
Credo Literati View detailed overviews of over 10,000+ topics, with a picture archive and 400+  reference dictionaries and encyclopedia. Also offers live online Homework Help.
e-Library Search full-text magazine and newspaper articles, maps, pictures, and transcripts from TV and radio programs.
Find It Virginia Access an array of resources including national and regional newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, as well as encyclopedias.
Freegal  Music Download up to 5 free songs (no DRM restrictions) each week. Choose from over 9 million songs and 15,000 music videos from over 28,000 labels (including Sony Music) covering over 100 countries.
Gale Power Search Search millions of full-text articles from popular, scholarly, and even peer-reviewed publications.
HeritageQuest Search census, military, immigration, and grave records, as well as city directories and genealogical books.
Infotrac Junior Edtion Search and view full-text titles supporting junior high and middle school students, including major magazines, newspaper, and reference works.
Infortrac Student Edition Search and view full-text periodical and reference book content supporting high school student research.
Kids Info Bits Browse easy-to-read, curriculum-based content on a wide range of topics for elementary school students.
Local History Digital Collection & Index Access our growing collection of historic photos and death notices from the Mary Riley Styles Public Library's Local History Room, along with searchable indexes to Falls Church related newspapers, newsletters, and clipping files.
Morningstar Investment Research Center View reports and analysis on mutual funds, stocks, and industries. (Using Morningstar in the library? Click here for faster access without having to enter your card and PIN.)
National Geographic Kids Browse and read articles from National Geographic Kids and explore topics relating to animals, the environment, history, people & cultures, places, and science & technology.
Novelist Browse fiction suggestions by genre, reading level, or subject. Includes "Read-alikes" recommending other authors similar to one you already like!
Overdrive eBooks & eAudiobooks Download books and audiobooks to read on your tablet, e-reader, tablet, or computer.
Proquest Newspaper Core Search and read full-text articles (often with full digital reproductions of the actual newspaper page) from The Washington Post (1877-present), The New York Times (1980-present), The Wall Street Journal (1889-present), the Los Angeles Times (1881-present), and The Christian Science Monitor (1908-present).
Tumblebooks Read animated, narrated picture books online to help nurture and improve new reading skills. Service also has titles for elementary and middle school age children including chapter books and graphic novels. Books are available in foreign languages.
Washington Consumer Checkbook Research rankings, reviews, and tips for a wide variety of local services and products. (Available in Library Only)
Zinio eMagazines Download and read current issues (and many previous issues) of over 80 popular magazines on your tablet, smartphone, and computer.