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Library Resources
Library Card Catalog

Select the "Catalog" tab to start searching the GMS Library Resources.

Library of Congress

       From the Welcome Message from Carla Hayden, 14th Librarian of Congress:

"The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.

The Library preserves and provides access to a rich, diverse and enduring source of knowledge to inform, inspire and engage you in your intellectual and creative endeavors."

-- retrieved 1/11/2019

Project Gutenberg

"Project Gutenberg offers over 58,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education."  -- retrieved 1/14/2019

Library of Virginia Free Resources with Library Card

The Library of Virginia offers free research, books, and magazines using a Tazewell County Public Library Card.  Get one today; visit the Tazewell County Public Library.

GMS Library Databases

Need reliable research resources?  Access all of our TCPS Databases from one link.

Encyclopedia of Virginia

"Encyclopedia Virginia (EV) is an authoritative and user-friendly resource on the history and culture of Virginia. A project of Virginia Humanities in partnership with the Library of VirginiaEV publishes topical and biographical entries written by scholars, edited to be accessible to a general audience, and vigorously fact checked. Entries are accompanied by primary documents and media objects, including images, audio and visual clips, and links to Google Street View tours of historic sites. Content creation is a work in progress, with new entries published regularly."  --Encyclopedia Virginia retrieved from on September 26, 2018.


eLibrary is comprehensive research tool.  It is a great place to start your research.

Tazewell County Public Library

Using your Tazewell County Public Library card, you can access digital resources such as books, magazines, and databases at home or school via the Internet.  The cards are free.  Sign up for one today!

CIA World Factbook

"The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map."  -- retrieved 1/8/2019.

Documenting the American South

"Documenting the American South (DocSouth), a digital publishing initiative sponsored by the University Library at theUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides access to digitized primary materials that offer Southern perspectives on American history and culture. It supplies teachers, students, and researchers at every educational level with a wide array of titles they can use for reference, studying, teaching, and research.

The texts, images, and other materials come primarily from the premier Southern collections in the libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. These original Southern materials can be found in several library locations, including the Southern Historical Collection, one of the largest collections of Southern manuscripts in the country; the North Carolina Collection, the most complete printed documentation of a single state anywhere; the Rare Book Collection, which holds an extensive Southern pamphlet collection; and Davis Library, which offers rich holdings of printed materials on the Southeast."  -- retrieved 1/8/2019.

Google Scholar

"Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research."

                                                                       -- retrieved 1/11/2019

200 Search Engines

Over 100 Search Engines in one place to surf the web more efficiently!

Learning Links
International Digital Children's Library

All languages welcome!  The International Digital Children's Library is a digital wealth of e-book and read aloud books for children many translated to English or into other languages.

Book Reviews

Our online book review wall!

History Specific Web Resources
History Symbaloo

Find all of your needed history resources in one place.

Exploration of North America and the A & E Network's website article on the exploration of North America featuring links and videos to more content.

West African societies of Ghana, Mali and Songhai Quizlet

77 flashcards from for the West African societies of Ghana, Mali and Songhai.

Math Specific Web Resources
Math Symbaloo

Math Weblinks all in one place!

Library Helpers
Order In The Library

Earn your Library Assistant Certificates here.

Mrs. Lodges Library Helper

Your job is to put the books in call number order.

Library Lessons
Defining Primary and Secondary Resources Task List

Check off sheet for the PowerPoint Project--Defining Primary and Secondary Resources.