eBooks, eAudiobooks, Digital Magazines, & More
Selection of history reference ebooks
Download eBooks and eAudiobooks on OverDrive, available on iOS, Android, the Windows Store, Kindle, and desktop. Be sure to log in to see the full catalog.
Audiobooks and ebooks have moved to OverDrive’s Libby app. Click here for more information.
RBdigital is a free software for patrons to download e-magazines directly to their iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, or Nook devices. Resources can also be downloaded onto a patron’s computer in order to transfer them to mobile devices. Patrons must create an account using their own library card before downloading.
All EBSCO databases require a library card to use.
The eBook K-8 Collection contains more than 13,000 titles chosen to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle schools, and content aligns with Common Core Curriculum Standards (for participating U.S. states). The collection also features a selection of teacher resources to support educators and administrators.
The eBook Cricket Media Collection includes more than 700 titles in e-book format and is suitable for children grades Pre-K through 8th. Cricket is an internationally recognized education company with award-winning print content for children, families, and educators. Cricket is focused on engaging children in a wide variety of subjects and disciplines helping them explore and expand their worlds.
This package contains more than 10,000 e-books that support a quality learning experience across all academic subject areas, including history, language, literature, science, and technology. Content includes a selection of classic literary works, important historical documents, and general reference materials. The collection also features a selection of teacher resources to support educators and administrators. Titles align with Common Core Curriculum Standards (for participating U.S. states).
This collection features more than 17,000 world history e-books to meet the content needs of students in their research. Titles encompass a variety of subjects, including medieval history, history of music, history of science, the law in history, history of philosophy, art history, history of technology, history of business and economics, history of religion, military history and more.
Notable publishers include Harvard University Press, Oxford University Press, McGill-Queen’s University Press, Ashgate Publishing Ltd., University of California Press and State University of New York Press.
Read issues of the Richmond Times-Dispatch from 1985 to today. You must have a Library of Virginia account – register online here.
Freegal® Music is a free music service from your library. Freegal offers 3 downloads per week and NOW OFFERS 24 HOURS A DAY STREAMING FOR A LIMITED TIME! The catalog includes over 16 million songs, millions of albums, hundreds of curated playlists, the ability to create your own playlists, thousands of audiobooks, and thousands of music videos. In total, the collection is comprised of music from over 40,000+ labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. Free apps are available at the App Store and Google Play.
Reference & Research
AtoZ Food America contains recipes in all course categories (appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, snacks, and beverages) for six US regions, all 50 states, and 33 ethnic cuisines. It also covers food culture for the above regions, states, and ethnic cuisines with articles such as Classic Dishes, State Foods, Top Agricultural Products, Special Occasion Foods, Ethnic and Geographic Influences, Special Ingredients, and Food Trivia.
With thousands of international recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources, AtoZ World Food brings international cuisines to you, from Albanian byrek to Zimbabwean matemba! All you need to log in is your library card!
Early Learning by World Book is the premier online resource for preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades.
MasterFILE Complete offers the largest collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world’s leading publishers. Covering virtually every general interest subject area, it also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps, and flags. Library card required.
A project of Virginia Humanities in partnership with the Library of Virginia, Encyclopedia Virginia publishes topical and biographical entries about the history and culture of Virginia written for a general audience.
Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books. Library card required.
Designed with students and educators in mind, Explora provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects, or homework. A far better alternative to websites and search engines, Explora provides students with easy-to-use features and age-appropriate content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books. Library card required.
Gale in Context: Elementary Formerly Kids InfoBits
Gale In Context: Elementary delivers trusted, age-appropriate digital content. Through newspaper and magazine articles, videos, images, and graphics, elementary students can learn about everything from animals and outer space to famous artists and favorite athletes. The database is visual and intuitive, and rewards students’ efforts by developing comprehension and research skills to prepare them for middle school—and a lifetime of learning.
Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord, tenant, and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen’s language.
Can’t decide what to read next? Need a recommendation for a child, student or family member? Use NoveList to discover your next favorite author, series, or title! Library card required.
NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction. With a fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 Plus will help you integrate reading across the curriculum and support your young readers. Library card required.