You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.
~ Dr. Seuss
- Online Catalog and eBooks
- YourNextRead -helps you pick books based upon one you like
- Book Series Search -find out what book is next in a series
- World Book Online -encyclopedia database for all school levels
- AR BookFinder -to locate summaries and reading levels
- Culture Grams -information on countries, maps, cultures, music and images of the World
- e-Library -easy to use database containing articles, newspapers, audio, images, videos
- Gale Databases -search hundreds of databases
- Find It Virginia -resources from the Library of Virginia…grade level info, ebooks, database access, magazines
- Williamsburg Regional Library
Copying words, images, audio and video CAN BE A VIOLATION OF COPYRIGHT LAW. Check the information below to to see if you are able to use another’s intellectual property as part of the FAIR USE DOCTRINE. Also, you can always check the U.S. Copyright office and/or read up on Fair Usage.
- WY Daily – Williamsburg/Yorktown daily is a regional online newspaper contains daily news and stories of local interest
- Virginia Gazette – Williamsburg/James City County’s online version of the news updated every Wednesday and Saturday.
- The Daily Press – Regional newspaper that covers the Hampton Roads area
- The Washington Post – News of national, state, and regional interest originating from Washington D. C.
- New York Times – National news from a distinguished news organization
- USA Today – National newspaper covering a wide array of topics in addition to the news
- The Wall Street Journal – Leading financial news and more
- Refdesk Newspapers – Refdesk Newspapers is a newspaper database that links to hundreds of newspapers in the United States and the world
National & World
Remember when you use any image or music as part of your school work you should cite your source. The easiest way to do this is to name the artist and the website where you copied or downloaded the intellectual property.
Free Music Archives -Free MP3 downloadable music scores from all genres. CLICK “GENRES” AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE TO LOCATE THE MUSIC YOU WANT QUICKLY
Bensound -royalty-free instrumentals you may use as long as you credit bensound.com as the creator
Soundation -Create your own music file to download
WikiMedia Commons -most are freely reusable as long as you give the creator credit in your work. The copyright info is located below each image
The Artchive -recognizable artwork from the public domain and copyrighted artwork. Follow the instructions to use in an educational purpose.
This site lists a number of links to free images. You must check the permissions of each site before using the images.
Life By Google – images from Life Magazine may be used for personal, non-commercial use only. Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive from the 1750s to today. Remember to give credit to Life Magazine!
NASA Images -large collection of images featuring stars, galaxies, planets, space equipment are fair use except for the NASA logo. Always cite your source as NASA
Pics4Learning -offers copyright-friendly images to teachers and students in an educational setting
p: (757) 566-4251 (ext. 23318 or 23319)