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Accel5

Videos, book summaries and articles on business topics, including leadership, innovation, teamwork, presentation skills and more from leading experts. 

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Ancestry Library Edition (In-Library Use Only)

Research your family history with this popular genealogy resource. Includes censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directors, photos, maps and more. Must come to a library location to access, no access from home. 
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Beanstack

Log your reading and earn badges in reading/activity challenges. Access via a web browser or install the app. 
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CreativeBug

Online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, cook, screen print, and more by top designers and artists. App available for your smartphone or AppleTV. 
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Entrepreneurial Learning Institute

Self-paced, online modular course for entrepreneurs to learn how to launch a small business venture, including marketing, human resources, government regulation, and finance. Equivalent of 3 college credits in business school.  

Explora Public Library Edition

General research resources, including full-text from key journals, magazines, newspapers, and trade publications on a wide variety of topics. 
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Explora Secondary School Edition

Grades 6-12. General research resources, including full-text from key journals, magazines, newspapers, and trade publications on a wide variety of topics. 
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Gale in Context: Elementary

Grades K-5. Trusted, age-appropriate research and learning resources. Newspaper and magazine articles, videos, images and graphics on a wide range of subjects, including current events, arts, science, health, government, history, and more. 

HeinOnline

HeinOnline is a premier online research platform that provides more than 199 million pages of multidisciplinary periodicals, essential government documents, international resources, case law, and much more.

To honor our core value of corporate citizenship, Hein offers several databases free of charge:

  1. Slavery in America and the World: Research the history of slavery in America and the world with this award-winning HeinOnline collection. Discover a multitude of essential legal and historical materials relating to the institution of slavery.
  2. Gun Regulation and Legislation in America: Hundreds of titles that analyze the controversial topic of gun regulation in America, including periodicals, key compiled federal legislative histories, congressional hearings, CRS reports, Supreme Court briefs, and more. 
  3. Civil Rights and Social Justice: Study the expansion of civil rights in America through government publications, legislation, Supreme Court briefs, and more. 
  4. Open Society Justice Initiative: Reports, handbooks, briefing papers, and more exploring and advocating on issues of human rights and justice. 
  5. LGBTQ+ Rights: Interactive timeline, scholarly articles, and titles that provide an overview of LGBTQ rights in America from 1950 to the present day.

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HelpNow

Grades K-college. Live online tutoring and resources for homework help and test prep. Live certified teachers available 7 days a week, 2pm-11pm. 
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Immigration Help

Need help filling out immigration papers? Immigrationhelp.org is here to help you prepare your DACA forms for free. This nonprofit has helped hundreds of people successfully prepare immigration forms since 2019.

Their mission is to help immigrants find freedom, opportunity, and love in the United States - without the high cost of an attorney

JobNow

Live online coaching and resources for job searching, including resume writing, applications, job searching, and job interview prep. Live certified career coaches available 7 days a week, 2pm-11pm. 
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Junior Library Guild Digital

Grades K-12. Collection of ebooks and eaudiobooks with new titles every month. Read in a web browser or install the app.

To install the app: 

Username: VirginiaReader
Password: VirginiaReader

Just for Kids

Streaming videos and games that are kid-safe, ad-free, and educational. From Sesame Street to The Berenstain Bears, kids and parents can enjoy TV shows, songs, audiobooks, games, homework help, and more. 

Legal Forms

Downloadable, fillable forms for basic legal transactions, current to federal and VA code, such as wills, leases, sales contracts, powers of attorney, and more. Resources also include legal Q&A and articles, attorney directories, and legal definitions. 
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MasterFILE Complete

General research resources, including full-text from 2,000+ journals, magazines, newspapers, and reference books on a wide variety of topics. 
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Niche Academy

Online tutorials on research, technology and library online resources.

Novelist K-8 Plus

Grades K-8. Get reading recommendations for fiction, nonfiction and graphic novels. Includes read-alikes, series info, and extra content like book reviews and discussion guides. Search by age, reading level, grade, and more. 
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Novelist Plus

Adults and teens. Get reading recommendations for fiction, nonfiction and graphic novels. Includes read-alikes, series info, and extra content like book reviews and discussion guides.  
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Overdrive

Collection of ebooks and eaudiobooks. Read in a web browser or install the Libby app.
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Peterson's Career Prep

Explore or move forward in your career with assessments to identify potential career fields, create a resume, view webinars on interview skills, and search for available jobs near you. 

Read It!

For middle/high schoolers and adults (including English Language Learners) who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. Build reading, writing and study skills.  

Rocket Languages

Interactive language learning system with downloadable lessons, games and more. Choose from 12 languages, including American Sign Language, Spanish, French and more. Includes English language modules for Spanish and Japanese speakers.
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Universal Class

Choose from 500+ online courses in a wide range of subjects, including photography, physics, computers and calligraphy. Learn for fun or earn continuing education credits.  
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VetNow

Live online help and resources for veterans, including job coaching, transitioning to civilian work, academic tutoring, navigating benefits and resources, and more. Live military benefits navigator available Monday-Friday, 2pm-11pm. 
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