Reference Databases

Reference DatabasesYou can use the library databases on this page for reliable research using trusted and documented sources as well as for homework assistance. Download magazine and journal articles, read newspapers online, find consumer and health-related information, and much more. Did you know that you can find your ancestors online?  We have 3 databases for genelalogy researchers.

All resources are available for library patrons 24/7!

You may also access these databases on the library catalog.

atoz world travelFor travelers and knowledge seekers alike, AtoZ World Travel is a comprehensive travel resource with information about points of interest, security, transportation, food and restaurants, culture, language, and more. With 202 World City Travel Guides AtoZ World Travel provides the knowledge you need to experience the world and all its wonders.




Learn about your destination at

AtoZMapsOnlineAtoZ Maps Online is the world’s most comprehensive collection of royalty-free downloadable maps. Students, teachers, library patrons, and businesses can use our 145,000 maps in school reports, school lesson plans, personal research projects, and business reports. No other reference contains so many maps, map resources, visual glossaries, video dictionaries, geography learning games, and teacher resources. Mobile device friendly!





Find maps at

dbva Document Bank of Virginia (DBVa) is the Library of Virginia’s initiative to get documents into classrooms. Using primary sources, teachers can make history relevant to students while helping them learn and understand state standards. DBVa will teach students to be critical thinkers as they analyze the original documents and draw their own conclusions about Virginia’s past.




Find Virginia historical documents at

heritagequestHeritageQuest™ is a unique and growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Beginning or professional genealogists can now use this powerful online database from the convenience of their home or at the library.

HeritageQuest Online™ combines digital, searchable images of U.S.federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI® Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content.




Find your past at