EXTERNAL WEB SITE LINKS WITHIN SCHOOL MESSENGER: Many web pages contained within the GVMS web site, including but not limited to class pages and side button links, include links to web sites external to Prince William County Schools Network.  These pages, which are not affiliated with PWCS, may not reflect the views and/or opinions of PWCS.  Prince William County Schools does not control the content of such web sites and does not sponsor nor endorse any messages, products, or services contained on such web sites.

ALL DATABASES REQUIRE USERNAME AND PASSWORD LOGINS. Please see a librarian for a list of usernames and passwords.


Biography in Context includes full-text articles from reference books and periodicals. Search for people by name, job, gender, ethnicity or nationality.

CareerTransitions is your one stop shop for job seeking and career exploration.

CultureGrams has up-to-date information on countries and their cultures. Includes an atlas, flags, pictures and recipes from around the world!

Explora Middle School 
supports both student research and classroom instruction. Explora searches: NewspaperSource, eBooks (the K-8 Collection, History Collection and Cricket Media Collection) and Read It! (Research while practicing reading skills with Read It!™  Helps students with a basic foundation in English grammar and reading who need adapted reading material for many subjects. Read It!™ is also a great tool for English Language Learners.)

FactCite: FactCite123 and Science & Technology databases can help students of all reading levels with research and easy citations. *New for the 2019-2020 school year!*

Find It Virginia 
is a carefully curated selection of authoritative databases, online learning products, and digital reading content (both text and audio) for Virginians of all ages. All resources are free and available with a public library card anywhere in Virginia as well is Virginia’s public K-12 schools.

InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 1,000 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. Opposing Viewpoints covers today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to violent video games. This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed, differing views present each side of an issue and help students develop information literacy, critical thinking skills, and the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions. 

Prince William County Public Library System provides free access to thousands of online and digital resources including eBooks, audiobooks, newspapers, and other online and digital resources. You will need a PWC Public Library card to log in.

World Book Online includes the Online Reference Center, World Book Kids, Spanish Encyclopedia, and the U.S. and Political Science & Law Research Libraries, in addition to the World Book Encyclopedia, Atlas, Dictionary, and more.