Learning two

General research

NewsBank America's News offers text search of about 3,000 newspapers. It also offers image flip the page access for 90 newspapers including 9 from Virginia.  These papers are updated each morning so you can read today's news.  We also have access to the Orange Review back to 2008.

The comprehensive collection of full-text general interest resources.  This authoritative general information database is the best place to start any research project. Over 3400 journals & magazines are indexed and abstracted including 898 peer-reviewed publications.
Full-text encyclopedia with cool extra features like videos, timelines and maps. A great source for school reports.
Universal class offers over 500 courses from photography to physics, from calligraphy to Microsoft Word.  CEU certificates available for many courses. Great for lifelong learning, hobbies and job skills.

Genealogy

Genealogy resources that can be used from home including census records, family histories, city directories and obituaries.
The comprehensive collection of full-text general interest resources.  This authoritative general information database is the best place to start any research project. Over 3400 journals & magazines are indexed and abstracted including 898 peer-reviewed publications.

Legal resources

Find downloadable, fillable forms for basic legal transactions, current to Virginia code. Leases, sales contracts, powers of attorney, etc. Please note: Legal Forms, its publisher Gale Cengage, the Library of Virginia, Virginia Public libraries and their funding bodies assume no liability for actions resulting from the use of these forms.

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Language resources

Rocket Languages is an award-winning interactive online language learning system developed for libraries that allows patrons to learn conversational language at their own pace. The DRM-free program for download on all MP3 compatible devices. Patrons continue to access their program online until they have completed the course.
Provides adapted material for those learning English with articles that can be read to you, quizzes for vocabulary and comprehension and research materials that are accessible for ESL learners.

Jobs & Business

Get free online career prep, resume help, interview prep, and much more with your library card. Most online career tools provide “resume building” software or job-hunting strategies without one-to-one advice from a career coach. JobNow bridges the divide by connecting users with experienced career coaches and vast resources to assist them during all stages of their job search.
Job seeking and career exploration.  Create a professional resume for downloading or e-mailing, search for available jobs near you with a connection to Indeed. Take an interest and skills assessment to identify potential career fields.
Ideal for busy professionals, Accel5 is a microlearning tool that helps employees develop soft skills such as communication, leadership, teamwork and innovation in just minutes and at their convenience. Accel5 includes short videos and summaries of current business books searchable by topic area.
The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI) is a global thought leader dedicated to expanding human potential through entrepreneurial mindset education.  ELI serves academic institutions, government agencies, for-profit and nonprofit organizations worldwide to empower their constituents with an entrepreneurial mindset through professional development, certification training, and courseware.

Language resources

Rocket Languages is an award-winning interactive online language learning system developed for libraries that allows patrons to learn conversational language at their own pace. The DRM-free program for download on all MP3 compatible devices. Patrons continue to access their program online until they have completed the course.
Provides adapted material for those learning English with articles that can be read to you, quizzes for vocabulary and comprehension and research materials that are accessible for ESL learners.

General Research tools

Genealogy Resources

Legal Resources

Jobs & Business Resources

Language Resources

Other Resources