General Research

Ancestry Library Edition
Genealogical database featuring a variety of family history resources. Available for in-library use only.

Consumer Reports
Find ratings and buying advice for thousands of products. Find the best buys, most reliable brands and important safety features. Access anywhere, 24/7.

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

MasterFILE Complete
The most comprehensive and valuable collection of full-text general interest resources, including returns from periodicals, newspapers, and books.

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.

Novelist Plus
The perfect tool if you cannot decide what to read next. Use Novelist to discover your next favorite author, series, or title! Watch our tutorial video here.

Reference USA
Contains detailed information on more than 12 million US businesses and 102 million US residents. Listings include telephone numbers, addresses, demographic and financial data for businesses, local competitors, and mapping functionality.