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 Upshur County Public Library at (304) 473-4219.
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) 473-4219 or email us and ask for this information.
Electronic databases provided by the WV Library Commission:
|Online alternative consumer health information.
|Search business-focused magazines, journals, and company profiles. View online tutorial.
|Content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to holistic and integrated medicine.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Full-text magazine databases covering all subject areas including business, education, children's information, science, multi-cultural issues, health, and more.
|GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.
|Online general consumer health information. The Academic/Nursing module is geared more for professional nurses & doctors, and also contains the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide..
|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'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.
|Provides access to legal publications and forms for citizens and small businesses.
|Miss Humblebee’s Academy is an award-winning, online kindergarten-readiness solution for children ages three to six. The program lays the foundation for a lifetime of learning success, building strength in core subject areas: language and literacy, math, science, and social studies, art and music, social and emotional learning, and fitness.
|NATGEO Kids provides kids magazines, books, videos and pictures from National Geographic. This resource is geared towards elementary school aged children.
|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).
|How-To tutorials covering a variety of library, research, career, and technology skills including email, social media, office and productivity tools, and more.
|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 contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, essays, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, and reference books.
|Incorporates regional business magazines covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
|TeenBookCloud is an online database of YA/Teen eBooks and educator resources perfect for your middle school, high school, or public library. We offer a robust selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, videos, educator resources, and audiobooks. The collection is available online around the clock. No downloads, no waiting! If you can access the internet, you can be reading, watching, or listening to fantastic content in an instant!
|Explores social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics; includes controversial opinions and viewpoints.
|TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. TBL also includes Graphic Novels (A reader favorite!), Read-Along Chapter Books, Non-Fiction, Videos, and Games.
|A math picture book is a perfect way to help bring a math concept to life in an easy and accessible way. You will recognize many – if not most – of the books in the collection. And now, they’re all together in one easy-to-use database. You can use our picture books as the hook for the lesson, which will help your students – especially your visual learners – see math in a new light.
|No Cost 1-to-1 tutoring, test prep and job search assistance for all ages and stages! Live tutoring available from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Library patrons across West Virginia can access unlimited homework help, drop-off review services, test prep, and other resources through TutorWV, powered by Tutor.com
|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
(From WV Humanities Council) 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.
- Digital Virginias – Houses and supports the subset of Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) records contributed by organizations from Virginia and West Virginia. The DPLA is a portal where users can freely search digital collections from libraries, archives, and museums nationwide. These collections contain photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more that are generally of artistic, cultural, or historical in nature.
- 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 as