Who discovered the Earth is round? When were motion pictures invented? Find out how things we take for granted today were discovered or invented, from zippers to atomic time.
eResources & Learning Tools
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Find out how to reduce your environmental impact, and learn how major industries are working to curb pollution and improve the environment. Includes activities to do at home.
Find articles, games, science projects, interactive tools, and activities covering a variety of subjects for elementary and middle-school students.
Search for information on any topic. Learn how to do research, write citations, and even create an account to keep track of your research.
View the order of events over the world's history, create your own timelines, and more.
Find scholarly analysis, articles, references, and primary documents covering the past 5,000 years.
Find items--books, audiobooks, journals, and sometimes even articles--within and beyond FVRL's collection. Although you can access this without a library card, you must use your library card if you wish to start here in requesting an interlibrary loan.