Research

WPL cardholders may access the online databases from home using their library barcode number and PIN. Please contact a Reference Librarian if you would like help searching a database or need other research help.

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Thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Articles arranged by topic:  Arts and Literature, Biography, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History and Social Science, Science and Math. Search for magazine articles, videos and primary documents. 

Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want at school, at work, or in life. Includes scored licensing, certification and aptitude practice tests, online career preparation, and vital information for a wide variety of occupations as well as tests for elementary, middle and high school students.

Author biographies, plot summaries, book reviews, literary criticism essays; includes contemporary poems and short stories

Over 3,000 video courses includes training for business, marketing, design, education, photography, IT and software instruction (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop and a lot more.)

Articles from magazines, reference books and primary source documents

Magazine articles on social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues as well as information on music, literature, film, performing arts, culture, architecture, philosophy, religion and visual arts

For research or just for fun! Early Learning area has interactive coloring activities, games and video; Kids section has easy-to-read articles for elementary-aged users, science projects and experiments, World of Animals; Student area includes encyclopedia articles, biographies, trivia quizzes and citation builder and the Advanced section integrates articles, media and primary source documents. View timelines in the arts, sciences, sports and history or build your own to match your family history.