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Databases for Morgantown Public Library Users

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is a genealogy research tool that gives researchers a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. The collections in Ancestry Library Edition are continuously expanding and deliver hundreds of millions of names from sources such as federal and U.S. censuses; birth, death, and marriage records including the Social Security Death Index; and U.S. border crossing and trans-ocean ship records.
(Must be in the library to access)

Comics Plus

Comics Plus: Library Edition brings unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics to library patrons on any Web-connected device.
(1st time users must register with library card, then create an account.)


A collection of magazine, newspaper and journal databases, that covers a wide variety of subjects such as business, education, health and popular interest. Many of the online articles users can retrieve are full text.
(1st time users must register at library for access)

Freegal Music

Freegal offers access to about 3 million songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists. The collection is comprised of music from over 10,000 labels with music that originates in over 60 countries. No software to download and no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Access to Freegal is limited to patrons of subscribing libraries.
(Type in your full library card number to access)

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia

Online multimedia encyclopedia Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia is a very complete and easy-to-use reference tool that's perfect for elementary school to junior high students who require basic explanations.
(1st time users must register at library for access)

HeritageQuest Online

Developed specifically for library patrons, Heritage Quest Online offers an intuitive, easy-to-use interface and clear, crisp census images. Searching is simple and offers a lot of options, although it lacks the ability to use wildcards or soundex to search for misspelled names. Available census indexes are highly accurate - much more so than commonly used AIS indexes.
(Must be in the library to access)

Job & Career Accelerator

Job & Career Accelerator combines everything you need for a successful job search into one easy-to-use online application. With this innovative job-hunting system, you can explore over 1,000 different occupations, match your interests and skills with the career that's best for you, search over five million job postings, create professional resumes and cover letters, and practice and master interviewing skills.
(1st time users must register at library for access)

Learning Express Library 3

Individual Learning Centers provide easy one-stop access to related tests, courses, eBooks, and center-specific content. Practice tests provide an authentic experience by following timing, scoring, and Q&A format of official exams.
(1st time users must register at library for access)

Novelist Plus

Information on over 260,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles included, plus feature content including lists of award-winning books, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, Recommended Reads and more, NoveList Plus is a complete readers' resource.
(1st time users must register at library for access)


OneClickdigital has the largest collection of digital audiobooks. Library patrons have access to thousands of multi-access, high-quality audio titles with faster content transfers. All titles are compatible with all popular listening devices including the iPod. There's even an iPhone app available with Droid and Windows 7 apps coming soon!
(1st time users must register with library card)


OnePlay offers a digital gaming service, where users can instantly download and play unlimited Android and PC games for free.
(1st time users must register with library card, then create an account.)

WV Info Depot

WVInfoDepot hosts a collection of online databases for use by all West Virginia residents. The databases are selected to provide current, reliable information on a variety of topics of interest to information explorers of all ages. WVInfoDepot.org is a program of the West Virginia Library Commission provided with funds form the State Legislature and the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
(1st time users must register at library for access)

Zinio for Libraries

The world's largest newstand offers full color digital magazines. Browse from the library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.
(1st time users must register with library card, then create an account.)

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