Research Resources for Adults

Explora Public Libraries

EBSCO’s Explora is a user-friendly search tool that supports both research and instruction. Explora searches across the following resources:

  • MasterFILE Complete- A comprehensive collection of full-text general interest articles from periodicals, newspapers, and books. This authoritative general information database is the best place to start your research project.
  • Read It!- Research while practicing reading skills. Read It! helps students who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need level-appropriate reading material. Read It! is also a great tool for English Language Learners.

Find It Virginia

Find It Virginia is a carefully curated selection of authoritative databases, online learning products, and ebooks and digital audiobooks for Virginians of all ages. Select the appropriate link from the menu above for the age or audience to begin your research, reading, and learning journey. All resources are free and available with a public library card anywhere in Virginia as well as in Virginia’s public K-12 schools (find your local library).