Student Research

Cricket Media Collection
Engage children in a wide variety of subjects and disciplines helping them explore and expand their words.

Early World of Learning
Early childhood digital resource is a child’s first encyclopedia, ebook, and introduction to core early concepts.

Explora Primary
Grade K-5 research tool for searching Ebsco’s K-8 eBook and Cricket Media collection.

Explora Middle School
Grade 6-8 research tool for searching Ebsco’s NewspaperSource, eBooks, and Read It!

Explora High School
Grade 9-12 research tool for searching Ebsco databases.

Find It Virginia
Curated selection of authoritative databases, online learning products, and digital reading content for Virginians of all ages.

Gale in Context: Elementary
Meets the research needs of students K-5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, and reference content.

Newsbank's Roanoke Times Collection 
Allows you to read full-text articles on local news, issues, events, and people, as well as current and archived issues of Roanoke Times. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, and other sections. View full images of the daily paper from 2018 to today and access full-text articles from 1990 to the current issue. Create alerts for specific search criteria, read and listen to articles, and save the items to your account.

Newsbank's America's News
Has 3,500+ newspapers and newsblogs throughout the US. Format ranges from text based, web sources, and full image.

Newsbank's Virginia News Sources 
Showcases 75 newspapers and newsblogs throughout Virginia. Format ranges from text based, web sources, and full image.

Newsbank's America's News Magazines
Offers 48 magazine sources (text based), Some dating as far back as 1991-present.

Newspapers.com
Provides historical newspapers archive from the 1700s-2000s with 4,000+ news titles from the U.S. and around the world.

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.