Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

Connecting Community – Broadening Horizons


Access to World Book Kids, World Book Student; World Book Advanced; World Book Discover; Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos; Early World Of Learning, World Book eBooks, and World Book Timelines.  Call or come to Library for Username & Password.


Ebsco Host

EBSCO HOSTprovides access to 1,750 magazines dating back to 1975, and includes nearly 500 reference books, 86,017 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 341,655 photos, maps and flags. You can also search Masterfile directly. Call or come to Library for Username & Password.

Consumer Health Center

Consumer Health Center is EBSCO’s interface designed for the everyday consumer of health care information. CHC provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles. Call or come to Library for Username & Password.


Points of View is an interfaceintended for public, academic, and high school libraries. Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. Each Points of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s best political and societal publications. Call or come to Library for Username & Password.


is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We’re Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists. For school media specialists and teachers there are Picture Book Extenders and articles on Teaching with Fiction.Call or come to Library for Username & Password.

NoveList K-8

NoveList K-8 allows you to discover the fiction titles that are popular with young readers as well as titles to use in your classroom. The NoveList Learning Center provides a complete introduction to the product and shows you how to use NoveList to meet the reading needs of your students. Call or come to Library for Username & Password.

Chilton Library has automotive
repair information from the popular Chilton’s guides covering the last 30 years. Use Library Card Number to use outside of the Library.

Ancestry Plus provides over 1.2 bilion genealogical records in over 3,000 databases.
In Library use only.

Digital Sanborn Maps





Digital Sanborn Maps are large-scale plans of cities and towns that show blocks and buildings at different points in history.  Trace the history of your house or workplace over time! (Note: If you’re outside the library building, please click here to access Sanborn Maps — call or come to library for password.)

HeritageQuest Online
is your library’s resource for census data, family records, and local histories.
Use Library Card Number to use outside of the Library.


Learning Express Library provides the practice tests (SAT, GED, GRE & more), exercises, skill-building courses, resume & cover letter guides, and information you need to achieve the results you want at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You’ll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that’s right for you.


Law Depot





Law Depot allows you to create legal documents step by step.  Documents include wills, power of attorney, bill of sale forms, and more!
provides patients, family members and members of the public current information about clinical research studies.
has trusted sources on about 500 diseases and conditions, lists of hospitals and physicians, and much more.