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PHONE:  (540) 375-3089|HOURS:  MON-THUR 9am-9pm, FRI-SAT 9am-5pm, SUN 1:30pm-5pm

Library Databases

E-MAIL:  library@salemva.gov|LOCATION:  28 East Main Street, Salem, VA 24153
PHONE:  (540) 375-3089|HOURS:  MON-THUR 9am-9pm, FRI-SAT 9am-5pm, SUN 1:30pm-5pm
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ABC Mouse

Visit www.ABCmouse.com from any public computer at the Salem Public Library to use ABCmouse for free! ABCmouse offers over 8,500 digital learning games, eBooks, and other activities to help every child get a jump-start on learning. [In-library use only]

 

America’s News | Full-text current and archived newspapers

Search current and archived Roanoke Times articles (full-text) including obituaries.

Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.

 

Ancestry | Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition provides instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more! [In-library use only]

 

Career Transitions

Job seeking and career exploration. Take an interest and skills assessment to identify potential career fields; create a professional résumé for downloading and emailing; view webinars on interview skills, search for available jobs near you with an instant connection to Indeed™’s database.

 

Chilton Automotive

Chilton Library provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on seven decades of the broadest range of vehicles available, including cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. Access: Enter your Roanoke Valley Library card number.

 

Digital Sanborn Maps

Sanborn Maps provides digital access to more than 660,000 large-scale historical maps of towns and cities in Virginia. Users have the ability to easily manipulate the maps, magnify and zoom in on specific sections, and layer maps from different years.

To access this site from outside the library, CLICK HERE and enter the username and password below.

Username:  Salem
Password:   weoruysl

 

DigiTool: Digital Collections of the Library of Virginia

Search and view the Library of Virginia’s digital collections, including the James I Robertson Jr Civil War Sesquicentennial Legacy Collection, the War of 1812 Bicentennial Collection, City and County Records, the Virginia Travel Brochures Digital Collection, and much more.

 

Document Bank of Virginia (DBVA)

An incredible historical resource from the Library of Virginia: Primary documents related to Virginia history including photos, paintings and images of original documents, letters, etc.

 

 

Explora Public Libraries

Ebsco's Explora is a user-friendly interface, designed to meet the unique needs of its users. Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction.

  • Explora High School
  • Explora Middle School
  • Explora Primary
  • MasterFILE Complete - The most comprehensive and valuable collection of full-text general interest resources. This authoritative general information database is the best place to start your research project.
  • Read It! - Research while practicing reading skills with Read It!™ Helps students with a basic foundation in English grammar and reading who need adapted reading material for many subjects. Read It!™ is also a great tool for English Language Learners.

 

Find It Virginia

A comprehensive database of biographies, encyclopedia and journal articles on every topic imaginable, and high resolution pictures for projects. Search hundreds of magazines, newspapers and full text reference resources. To access this site from outside the library, CLICK HERE.

 

Kids Infobits

Especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5, Kids InfoBits features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface. The most popular search method is moving from a broad subject to a narrower topic using the subject-based topic tree. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. Covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

 

LawDepot

LawDepot provides each customer the ability to create their own legal forms personalized to their state/province and personal situation.  It features an easy question and answer process for filling out vital information in one place and then a document builder to format the results for local use.  Hundreds of completely customizable documents are available in the major categories customers need for non-confrontational court-appearance related documents and forms.  Create legal documents for all 50 states from forms, contracts and agreements developed and updated by a team of full-time attorneys.

 

Learning Express Library / LearnATest.com - Career and Test Prep

Online courses and practice tests for Civil Service, ASVAB, GED, SAT, GRE, TOEFL, MCAT, LSAT, Real Estate, Nursing, Language, Post Office, Cosmetology, U.S. Citizenship exams and more!  This resource also offers online courses for popular computer programs such as Word, Excel, and Photoshop.  Access: first-time users must click “Register” to create an account; you may be asked to enter your library card number. Returning users login with your user name and password.

 

Legal Forms

Thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

 

 

NoveList K-8 Plus

Reading recommendations for grades K-8 for fiction and non- fiction, read-alike and listen-alike recommendations, series information and award winners all in one place.

 

NoveList Plus

Reading recommendations for fiction and non-fiction, read-alike and listen-alike recommendations, series information and award winners all in one place.

 

Pronunciator | Learn a New Language

Pronunciator is the world's largest language-learning service, with 3,750 available courses. Users can learn 75 languages in any of 50 languages. For example, a Spanish speaker can learn Chinese in a Spanish context, without having to go through English. Access: Enter your Roanoke Valley Library card number to create an account and start learning.

 

ReferenceUSA | Business and Consumer Research

The leading provider in business and consumer research!  Create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people. Access: Enter your Roanoke Valley Library card number.  If you need assistance accessing or using Reference USA, please call the company direct at 1- 800.808.1113 to make use of their excellent customer service.

 

Rocket Languages

An interactive, online language learning tool designed to get fast results. Features language lessons in over a dozen languages, including Spanish, French, Korean, Russian, and Arabic, plus an English course for Spanish-speakers.

 

Universal Class

Create an account and log in for free access to over 500 on-demand courses in a wide range of subjects, including mathematics, writing, business, health, computer software, coding, crafts and much more! Many courses offer accreditation to earn Continuing Education Units. Suitable for use by teens and adults.

 

ABC Mouse

Visit www.ABCmouse.com from any public computer at the Salem Public Library to use ABCmouse for free! ABCmouse offers over 8,500 digital learning games, eBooks, and other activities to help every child get a jump-start on learning. [In-library use only]

 

America’s News | Full-text current and archived newspapers

Search current and archived Roanoke Times articles (full-text) including obituaries.

Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.

 

DigiTool: Digital Collections of the Library of Virginia

Search and view the Library of Virginia’s digital collections, including the James I Robertson Jr Civil War Sesquicentennial Legacy Collection, the War of 1812 Bicentennial Collection, City and County Records, the Virginia Travel Brochures Digital Collection, and much more.

 

Document Bank of Virginia (DBVA)

An incredible historical resource from the Library of Virginia: Primary documents related to Virginia history including photos, paintings and images of original documents, letters, etc.

 

 

Explora Public Libraries

Ebsco's Explora is a user-friendly interface, designed to meet the unique needs of its users. Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction.

  • Explora High School
  • Explora Middle School
  • Explora Primary
  • MasterFILE Complete - The most comprehensive and valuable collection of full-text general interest resources. This authoritative general information database is the best place to start your research project.
  • Read It! - Research while practicing reading skills with Read It!™ Helps students with a basic foundation in English grammar and reading who need adapted reading material for many subjects. Read It!™ is also a great tool for English Language Learners.

 

Find It Virginia

A comprehensive database of biographies, encyclopedia and journal articles on every topic imaginable, and high resolution pictures for projects. Search hundreds of magazines, newspapers and full text reference resources. To access this site from outside the library, CLICK HERE.

 

Kids Infobits

Especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5, Kids InfoBits features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface. The most popular search method is moving from a broad subject to a narrower topic using the subject-based topic tree. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. Covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

 

Learning Express Library / LearnATest.com - Career and Test Prep

Online courses and practice tests for Civil Service, ASVAB, GED, SAT, GRE, TOEFL, MCAT, LSAT, Real Estate, Nursing, Language, Post Office, Cosmetology, U.S. Citizenship exams and more!  This resource also offers online courses for popular computer programs such as Word, Excel, and Photoshop.  Access: first-time users must click “Register” to create an account; you may be asked to enter your library card number. Returning users login with your user name and password.

 

NoveList K-8 Plus

Reading recommendations for grades K-8 for fiction and non- fiction, read-alike and listen-alike recommendations, series information and award winners all in one place.

 

NoveList Plus

Reading recommendations for fiction and non-fiction, read-alike and listen-alike recommendations, series information and award winners all in one place.

 

Pronunciator | Learn a New Language

Pronunciator is the world's largest language-learning service, with 3,750 available courses. Users can learn 75 languages in any of 50 languages. For example, a Spanish speaker can learn Chinese in a Spanish context, without having to go through English. Access: Enter your Roanoke Valley Library card number to create an account and start learning.

 

Rocket Languages

An interactive, online language learning tool designed to get fast results. Features language lessons in over a dozen languages, including Spanish, French, Korean, Russian, and Arabic, plus an English course for Spanish-speakers.

 

Universal Class

Create an account and log in for free access to over 500 on-demand courses in a wide range of subjects, including mathematics, writing, business, health, computer software, coding, crafts and much more! Many courses offer accreditation to earn Continuing Education Units. Suitable for use by teens and adults.

 

Career Transitions

Job seeking and career exploration. Take an interest and skills assessment to identify potential career fields; create a professional résumé for downloading and emailing; view webinars on interview skills, search for available jobs near you with an instant connection to Indeed™’s database.

 

Learning Express Library / LearnATest.com - Career and Test Prep

Online courses and practice tests for Civil Service, ASVAB, GED, SAT, GRE, TOEFL, MCAT, LSAT, Real Estate, Nursing, Language, Post Office, Cosmetology, U.S. Citizenship exams and more!  This resource also offers online courses for popular computer programs such as Word, Excel, and Photoshop.  Access: first-time users must click “Register” to create an account; you may be asked to enter your library card number. Returning users login with your user name and password.

 

ReferenceUSA | Business and Consumer Research

The leading provider in business and consumer research!  Create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people. Access: Enter your Roanoke Valley Library card number.  If you need assistance accessing or using Reference USA, please call the company direct at 1- 800.808.1113 to make use of their excellent customer service.

 

Rocket Languages

An interactive, online language learning tool designed to get fast results. Features language lessons in over a dozen languages, including Spanish, French, Korean, Russian, and Arabic, plus an English course for Spanish-speakers.

 

Universal Class

Create an account and log in for free access to over 500 on-demand courses in a wide range of subjects, including mathematics, writing, business, health, computer software, coding, crafts and much more! Many courses offer accreditation to earn Continuing Education Units. Suitable for use by teens and adults.

 

Career Transitions

Job seeking and career exploration. Take an interest and skills assessment to identify potential career fields; create a professional résumé for downloading and emailing; view webinars on interview skills, search for available jobs near you with an instant connection to Indeed™’s database.

 

Chilton Automotive

Chilton Library provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on seven decades of the broadest range of vehicles available, including cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. Access: Enter your Roanoke Valley Library card number.

 

Legal Forms

Thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

 

 

ReferenceUSA | Business and Consumer Research

The leading provider in business and consumer research!  Create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people. Access: Enter your Roanoke Valley Library card number.  If you need assistance accessing or using Reference USA, please call the company direct at 1- 800.808.1113 to make use of their excellent customer service.

 

Universal Class

Create an account and log in for free access to over 500 on-demand courses in a wide range of subjects, including mathematics, writing, business, health, computer software, coding, crafts and much more! Many courses offer accreditation to earn Continuing Education Units. Suitable for use by teens and adults.

 

Career Transitions

Job seeking and career exploration. Take an interest and skills assessment to identify potential career fields; create a professional résumé for downloading and emailing; view webinars on interview skills, search for available jobs near you with an instant connection to Indeed™’s database.

 

Chilton Automotive

Chilton Library provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on seven decades of the broadest range of vehicles available, including cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. Access: Enter your Roanoke Valley Library card number.

 

Learning Express Library / LearnATest.com - Career and Test Prep

Online courses and practice tests for Civil Service, ASVAB, GED, SAT, GRE, TOEFL, MCAT, LSAT, Real Estate, Nursing, Language, Post Office, Cosmetology, U.S. Citizenship exams and more!  This resource also offers online courses for popular computer programs such as Word, Excel, and Photoshop.  Access: first-time users must click “Register” to create an account; you may be asked to enter your library card number. Returning users login with your user name and password.

 

Pronunciator | Learn a New Language

Pronunciator is the world's largest language-learning service, with 3,750 available courses. Users can learn 75 languages in any of 50 languages. For example, a Spanish speaker can learn Chinese in a Spanish context, without having to go through English. Access: Enter your Roanoke Valley Library card number to create an account and start learning.

 

Rocket Languages

An interactive, online language learning tool designed to get fast results. Features language lessons in over a dozen languages, including Spanish, French, Korean, Russian, and Arabic, plus an English course for Spanish-speakers.

 

Universal Class

Create an account and log in for free access to over 500 on-demand courses in a wide range of subjects, including mathematics, writing, business, health, computer software, coding, crafts and much more! Many courses offer accreditation to earn Continuing Education Units. Suitable for use by teens and adults.