Online Resources

Search Consumer Reports

Directly search thousands of full text Consumer Reports articles beginning January 1991.  Article abstracts are available from 1985 to 1991.  

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America's News: 2020 Edition: is a powerful online resource with current content and deep archives from more than 3,500 U.S. news sources. Explore a diverse range of popular topics like business, health, politics, careers, entrepreneurship, and more! It also has your National, Regional and local news from multiple perspectives on practically any issue. Available remotely 24/7 on any device. Click here to get started!

CFPB: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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Black Life in America

Explore comprehensive coverage of the African American experience from the early 18th century to the present day. Sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications An easy-to-use online resource available 24/7 here

Virginian Pilot Collection

Explore history through local news, events and people with the Virginian Pilot Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device. Click here to get started

Heritage Hub

Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1824 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7 here

Explora Public Library

Explora provides access to thousands of e-books, magazine and journal articles, biographies and encyclopedia articles. Access Explora Public Library here!

Find It Virginia

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Find It Virginia

Find:

  • Charts
  • Diagrams and illustrations
  • Encyclopedias and other reference works
  • Magazine and newspaper articles
  • Maps
  • Photos
  • TV and radio transcripts

Visit the Find It Virginia Site

Legal Forms

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Legal Forms

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

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Master File Complete

The most comprehensive and valuable collection of full-text general interest resources, including returns from periodicals, newspapers and books. This authoritative general information database is the best place to start your research project. Start your Master File Complete search here.

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ReadIt

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. Access ReadIt here!

Rocket Languages

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Peterson's Test Prep

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Rocket Languages

Speak and understand a new language better. With 12 languages to choose from, including American Sign Language, Rocket Languages also features modules in Spanish and Chinese to learn English. Rocket Languages is perfect for the business or traveler learner, as well as extra practice for students.  Access Rocket Languages here!

Gale Presents: Peterson's Test Prep

Prepare for standardized tests with Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test Prep. This valuable resource includes full-length practice tests for GED, SAT, ACT, AP, PSAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, TOEFL, U.S. citizenship, and more. It offers information on undergraduate and graduate programs and tuition and scholarship assistance, as well as a resume builder and interviewing advice. Whether you’re a student planning for college or a professional embarking on a new career path, Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test Prep can help you along the way.

Peterson's Career Prep

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Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep 

Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep accommodates job seekers at all levels, whether they are entering the workforce for the first time or searching for new opportunities. Career assessments prompt personalized career recommendations and guidance on programs, knowledge, skills, and ability. Search for open jobs opportunities and create visually interesting résumés, cover letters, and websites that can be externally shared with prospective employers, using prebuilt templates.