Cumberland County Public Library

Research

Databases provided by Cumberland Co. Public Library:


Ancestry Library Edition — We are pleased to announce that the library now has full access to Ancestry.com’s Library Edition! Ancestry Library Edition is a research tool offering the most comprehensive, international genealogical information available online, with more than 5 billion names in thousands of collections.
This service is only available within the library, by clicking the blue Ancestry Library Edition link.


Chilton LibraryAll your car repair needs in one, simple-to-use source! ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. ChiltonLibrary.com gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.


Resources provided through the Library of Virginia:


Virginia YearbooksCheck out Cumberland County yearbooks here! The Virginia Yearbooks Digital Collection is an ongoing project in partnership between the Library of Virginia, Virginia’s public libraries, LYRASIS, and IMLS to make public high school yearbooks available online.


Explora Public Libraries — A user-friendly research tool that supports both student research and classroom instruction with age-appropriate content for middle and high school learners with an easy-to-use interface and great accessibility tools, including translation and text to sound.


Gale In Context: Elementary — A resource that meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through grade 5, with age-appropriate content from magazines, newspapers, and reference materials, covering current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, and more.


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.


MasterFILE — 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.


Gale Legal Forms —  Discover a wide selection of essential state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms that may be customized for the most common legal procedures. These forms are used by attorneys and law firms and include real estate contracts, wills, premarital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant, and many others. Many forms are ideal for supporting legal tasks relevant to business owners, such as filing for copyrights, patents and trademarks, articles of incorporation, licenses, and more.

Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen’s language.


NoveList Plus — 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!


Virginia Education Wizard — Let the Wizard help you choose a career, get the information you need to pursue your career, find the college that is right for you, pay for college, transfer from a community college to a university, and get answers to your questions about your future.


Senior Navigator — Key resources to help Seniors in all aspects of life, from living independently, to finding health care, to transportation needs.


CommonHelp — A guide for navigating and applying for assistance, including:

  • Screen for eligibility for social services benefits & services
  • Apply for these benefits & services (including renewals)
  • Check the status of their benefits
  • Report changes to their status
  • Access help 24/7

This site is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. It is managed by the The Library of Virginia Library Development and Networking Division.