Fauquier County Public Library

Encyclopedias & Reference

  • Biography in Context – Search or browse 600,000+ biographies
  • Britannica Library – Trusted information, including articles, images, websites and timelines for all ages
  • Early Learning by World Book – World Book Online’s early childhood digital resource, is a child’s first encyclopedia, eBook, and introduction to core early concepts
  • EBSCO eBook Collections:
    • Cricket Media Collection – For children in 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 engage children in a wide variety of subjects and disciplines helping them explore and expand their worlds
    • K-8 Collection – Full-text e-books across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle schools; aligned with the Common Core Curriculum Standards
    • High School Collection – Includes a selection of classic literary works, important historical documents and general reference materials
    • History Collection – Titles encompass a variety of subjects, including medieval history, history of music, history of science, law in history, history of philosophy, art history, history of technology, history of business and economics, history of religion, military history and more
  • Explora Primary – Geared at students in grades K-5, age-appropriate materials in a student-friendly format
  • Explora Public Libraries – Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topics inspire research ideas
  • Explora Secondary Schools – Designed to meet the unique needs of student researchers in middle- and high school, includes high-quality articles for use in the school environment

  • Kids InfoBits – Articles and reference books for K-5 students
  • Opposing Viewpoints In Context – Explore today’s most hotly debated topics as well as enduring controversies
  • Oxford English Dictionary – Find the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words—past and present—from across the English-speaking world
  • Read It! English Language Learner – For English language learners and adult basic education; learn about topics that you need for school and everyday life
  • World Book Online – Encyclopedia articles for students of all ages, research help, and science project ideas; Spanish version included