Research Tools: Alphabetically Listed

Access these premium online Research Tools for free using your MRSPL card number. Available content includes full-text newspapers, magazines, journals, and reference material on a wide range of subjects.

Some of the Research Tools below may require both your MRSPL card number and PIN/password to log on. MRSPL cards are initially assigned the generic PIN 1111. However, you can personalized your PIN any time using the My Account feature in our catalog. If you have questions about your card or PIN, please Contact Us by email or call our Circulation Desk at 703-248-5031 (TTY 711). 
Consumer Reports
Access 1000+ ratings, reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, and more from Consumer Reports. Also, view articles published in Consumer Reports magazine from January 2009-present.
Credo Literati
View detailed overviews of over 10,000+ topics, with a picture archive and 400+  reference dictionaries and encyclopedia. Also offers live online Homework Help.
Search full-text magazine and newspaper articles, maps, pictures, and transcripts from TV and radio programs.
FindIt Virginia
Access an array of resources including national and regional newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, as well as encyclopedias.
Gale Power Search
Search millions of full-text articles from popular, scholarly, and even peer-reviewed publications.

George Mason High School (City of Falls Church) Yearbooks
Search and view The Mustang, George Mason High School's yearbook, from 1952-1977. Also includes The Jeffersonian, Jefferson High School's yearbook, from 1935, 1937, 1939, and 1945.
Search census, military, immigration, and grave records, as well as city directories and genealogical books.
Infotrac Junior Edition
Search and view full-text titles supporting junior high and middle school students, including major magazines, newspaper, and reference works.
Infotrac Student Edition
Search and view full-text periodical and reference book content supporting high school student research.
Kids Info Bits
Browse easy-to-read, curriculum-based content on a wide range of topics for elementary school students.
Local History Digital Collection & Index
Access our growing collection of historic photos and death notices from the Mary Riley Styles Public Library's Local History Room, along with searchable indexes to Falls Church related newspapers, newsletters, and clipping files.
Morningstar Investment Research Center
View reports and analysis on mutual funds, stocks, and industries. (Using Morningstar in the library? Click here for faster access without having to enter your card and PIN.)
National Geographic Kids
Browse and read articles from National Geographic Kids and explore topics relating to animals, the environment, history, people & cultures, places, and science & technology.

Browse fiction suggestions by genre, subject, or reading level. Includes "read-alkes" recommending other authors similar to ones you already like!
Proquest Newspaper Core
Search and read full-text articles (often with full digital reproductions of the actual newspaper page) from The Washington Post (1877-present), The New York Times (1980-present), The Wall Street Journal (1889-present), the Los Angeles Times (1881-present), and The Christian Science Monitor (1908-present).

Read animated, narrated picture books online to help nurture and improve new reading skills. Service also has titles for elementary and middle school age children including chapter books and graphic novels. Books are available in foreign languages.

Washington Consumer Checkbook (Available in Library Only)
Research rankings, reviews, and tips for a wide variety of local services and products.

Other Downloadable Resources


ComicsPlus Library Edition

Unlimited access to over 16,000 digital graphic novels and comic books from more than 90 publishers, App associated with service includes parental control options.

Freegal Music
Download up to 5 free songs (no DRM restrictions) each week. Choose from over 9 million songs and 15,000 music videos from over 28,000 labels (including Sony Music) covering over 100 countries.

Overdrive eBooks & eAudiobooks
Download books and audiobooks to read on your tablet, e-reader, tablet, or computer.

Zinio eMagazine
Download and read current issues (and many previous issues) of over 80 popular magazines on your tablet, smartphone, and computer.Unlimited access to over 16,000 digital graphic novels and comic books from more than 90 publishers, App associated with service includes parental control options.