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Access 1000+ ratings, reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, and more from Consumer Reports. Also, view articles published in Consumer Reports magazine from January 2009-present.
View detailed overviews of over 10,000+ topics, with a picture archive and 400+ reference dictionaries and encyclopedia. Also offers live online Homework Help.
Search full-text magazine and newspaper articles, maps, pictures, and transcripts from TV and radio programs.
Access an array of resources including national and regional newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, as well as encyclopedias.
Gale Power Search
Search millions of full-text articles from popular, scholarly, and even peer-reviewed publications.
Search census, military, immigration, and grave records, as well as city directories and genealogical books.
Infotrac Junior Edition
Search and view full-text titles supporting junior high and middle school students, including major magazines, newspaper, and reference works.
Infotrac 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.
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. Also features educational games, videos, and other activities, centered mostly on animals and the natural world. For ages 6-14.
Browse fiction suggestions by genre, subject, or reading level. Includes "read-alkes" recommending other authors similar to ones you already like!
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), and The Chicago Tribune (1985-present).
Washington Consumer Checkbook (Available in Library Only)
Research rankings, reviews, and tips for a wide variety of local services and products.
Other Downloadable Resources
ComicsPlus Library Edition
Unlimited access to over 16,000 digital graphic novels and comic books from more than 90 publishers, App associated with service includes parental control options.
Freading Download and read up to 6 ebooks a week! In addition to fiction, nonfiction, biographies, self-help, comics, and romance, includes Lonely Planet Travel Guides, SparkNotes Study Guides, and over 1000 titles in Spanish. Titles are always available and can be checked out for up to 2 weeks.
Freegal Music Download and keep 5 free songs each week. Choose from over 13 million songs in MP3 format. Also includes over 50,000 downloadable music videos!
RB Digital (formerly Zinio) Popular magazine titles - like The New Yorker, The Economist, and Rolling Stone - available to download and read (even offline) on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Also includes access to a variety of downloadable ebooks and eaudiobooks.