WvInfodepot’s electronic databases are available both at home and in the library, thanks to the West Virginia Library Commission, all Upshur County Public Library library cardholders have access to the following databases both at home and in the library through WVinfodepot.org. These databases are great for school research, job searching, medical research, studying for tests, and many other topics. Check out the links below for more information. If you need any help with these databases, feel free to call the Gassaway Public Library at (304)364-8292.
If you are attempting to access these resources outside of the library, you will need to call the library and request the username and password, which changes annually. Please contact us at (304)364-8292 and ask for this information.
Use the WVLC OneSearch box below to search all the databases at once or if you don’t know which database to find the information you are looking for within.
The Library Commission also is providing access to the online version of Consumer Reports. To access this database, use the widget below:
WVInfoDepot.org and EbscoHost electronic databases provided by the WV Library Commission:
|AltHealthWatch||Online alternative consumer health information.|
|Business Source Elite||Search business-focused magazines, journals, and company profiles. View online tutorial.|
|Consumer Health Complete||Content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to holistic and integrated medicine.|
|Digitallearn.org||Short courses (6-22 min. each) on the basics of using technology at home or in the office. Courses cover how to use a PC or a Mac, using common software like Microsoft Word and Excel, safely using the Internet, and how to find and apply for jobs on the Web.|
|Explora Primary||Help your Primary school student succeed with this searchable database! Search for topics by keyword or subject. All results are appropriate for K-5th grade.|
|Explora Middle & High School||The easy way for Middle & High students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type: magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.|
|Explora Newspapers & Magazines||Full-text magazine databases covering all subject areas including business, education, children’s information, science, multi-cultural issues, health, and more.|
|GreenFile||GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.|
|Health Source: Consumer Edition>|
|Online general consumer health information. The Academic/Nursing module is geared more for professional nurses & doctors, and also contains the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide..|
|Job & Career Accelerator||Helping Job Seekers Get Hired, Every Step of the Way. Job & Career Accelerator is the industry’s most comprehensive, online job search system that puts job seekers on the Fast Track to getting hired.|
|Learning Express Library||Learning Express Library’s Learning Centers offer the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want – at school, at work, or in life.|
|Legal Reference Information Center||Provides access to legal publications and forms for citizens and small businesses.|
|Newspaper Source||Provide cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of U.S., international, and regional newspapers as well as television and radio news transcripts from major networks. Includes The Charleston Gazette-Mail, Beckley’s Register-Herald, and The Dominion Post (Morgantown).|
|NoveList: NoveList K-8 Plus|
|Novelist is the premiere database of reading recommendations. The K-8 Plus database covers children’s books, the other focuses more on adult material.|
|Points of View Reference Center||Points of View Reference Center contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, essays, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, and reference books.|
|Regional Business News||Incorporates regional business magazines covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.|
|TOPICSearch||Explores social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics; includes controversial opinions and viewpoints.|
|World Book Online:|
Early Learning (PreK)Kids (Grades K+)Student (Grades 5+)Advanced (Grades 9+)Discover (Grades 5+)Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (Grades K+)eBooks (All ages)Timelines (Grades 5+)
|This resource contains several different databases, which contain great resources for age appropriate homework help. View World Book online tutorials and training guide for assistance, ideas, downloadable promotional materials, and more.|
Other Resources, not from WVInfodepot
- e-WV Encyclopedia – The West Virginia Encyclopedia is the comprehensive reference resource for the Mountain State of West Virginia. E-WV offers thousands of articles on West Virginia’s people and places, history, arts, science and culture.
- WV Newspaper Portal (From the Potomac State College) – A local newspaper digitization project focusing on several WV eastern panhandle newspapers.
- Niche Academy – Online tutorials for databases and web applications, like Gmail, Pinterest, and more.
- WV Arts and History – Whether studying for the Golden Horseshoe exam, researching your family lineage, or looking for information on the history of West Virginia, the Archives and History website is the premier on-line resource. The site features primary and secondary source documents, photographs, and databases; lists collections and other materials available in the State Archives; and provides research guides and assistance for genealogists.