Database Spotlight


This is part of a series highlighting databases available through the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library website.


FIND IT VIRGINIA: Everyone’s life is so busy now that it is easy to need some last minute research and then realize that the library is closed.  By using your library card, from the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, this is not a problem. 

Your library card gives you access to Find It Virginia which is a wonderful entry point to find magazine and newspaper articles, encyclopedias, digital reference books, company information and investment reports, health and wellness information, literary criticism and homework help.

Find It Virginia is supported by federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and ensures that all residents of the Commonwealth have equal access to essential resources for lifelong learning. Here are some highlights of the resources available though this resource:

  • eLibrary: in addition to magazines, newspapers, and reference books, this database contains TV, radio, and government transcripts plus thousands of maps and pictures
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism: a collection of critical essays on contemporary authors -- is great for book groups and for English class assignments
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: provides digital copies of reference works including encyclopedias on medicine, alternative medicine, cancer, multicultural America, and American industries

There are many other databases available through Find It Virginia. Check it out.

So when you think of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, think bigger than "books and information" -- think electronic resources and use your library card to access all of this information 24/7. If you need help using the databases, please contact the Reference Desk at the Central Library (979-7151 ext 4) or

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