FVRL Resources

These resources are provided by FVRL and are available to all in any FVRL library. They are also available outside the library with your FVRL card. (See restrictions as noted.)

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Participate in reading challenges, track your reading, write book reviews, and more. Create a Beanstack account for yourself and/or children and keep using it even in between official FVRLibraries challenges! Choose any or all of these options:

  • Add your reading doorways/preferences.
  • Request weekly recommendations based on your doorways.
  • Share an account with family, teachers, and friends to grant access to recommendations, reading log, and badges. Keep them up-to-date or give them the opportunity to collaborate.
  • Create a wish list by adding titles or finding titles in provided reading lists.
  • View pages in other languages (like español, Русский, or 中文) by using the Google Select Language drop-down in the lower right corner of the page.

Biography (Gale in Context)

Search for people in articles and books, based on personal facts such as name, birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation, and gender.

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

Find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence, and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom. Materials may be used for homework assignments, personal inquiry, research papers, and National History Day-type projects focused on African American history in the U.S.

Booklist Reader

Enjoy Booklist’s new magazine for readers, featuring diverse readers' advisory recommendations, in print and on audio, for readers of all ages. Read the current issue or back issues!

Britannica ImageQuest

Britannica ImageQuest has more than two million images that may be used in assignments, activities, projects, and other non-commercial educational uses. Also offers video clips that can be downloaded and used to create video projects.


Britannica Library Children

Find articles, pictures, and videos about animals, arts, language, places, plants, science & math, social studies, sports, and religions. Even tour the USA or compare countries!

Britannica Library Reference Center

Search or browse articles, media, biographies, and a world atlas for information on both academic subjects and personal interests. Start with Research Tools and Materials if you're doing academic research.

Britannica Library Young Adults

Find articles, images, videos, and biographies for high school students in a variety of subjects. Start with Research Tools and Materials if you're working on a paper or report.

Business (Gale OneFile)

Research companies, the products and technologies they produce, and the markets in which they compete. Results include summaries and full text from business and trade journals, industry newsletters, newspapers, market research studies, news releases, and investment and brokerage firm reports.

One title of particular interest is The Economist. You can even use the feature "Create Journal Alert" to receive notifications when articles from new issues are published!

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