AtoZ Food America:
Hungry to learn about American cuisine? Visit AtoZ Food America to learn about foods around the country.
AtoZ Maps Online:
The World at your fingertips, more than 100,000 ways of seeing the world.
AtoZ the USA:
Get to know America the Beautiful. Learn about the United States.
AtoZ World Food:
Hungry to learn about internation cuisine? Visit AtoZ World Food to learn about foods from around the world.
AtoZ World Travel:
AtoZ World Travel was designed for world travelers, schools and universities, global businesses, and
anyone who wants to prepare for their trip abroad. This new library resource includes 202
world city travel guides covering 67 topics each. The travel guides cover a multitude of topics that are of
interest to those planning their international travel.
Global Road Warrior:
Learn about the many different cultures around the world.
LingoLITE is a vocabulary builder and contains thousands of native speaker video clips in 30 languages
including Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi, German, Swahili,
Thai, and 18 others. The LingoLITE system helps users learn vocabulary up to four times faster than any other method.
Introducing Brainfuse JobNow! Get free online career prep, resume help, interview prep, and much more with your library card.
Introducing Brainfuse VetNow! Get free online job and academic assistance for Veterans, and much more with your library card.
Ebsco’s Explora is a user-friendly interface, designed to meet the unique needs of its users. Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction. Also available in student friendly formats, presenting age-appropriate materials from within all of Ebsco’s subscribed databases.
Explora Public Libraries
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.
ChiltonLibrary provides access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today, as well as, many new vehicles. This continuously updated resource provides step-by-step repair procedures, troubleshooting guides, diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams, and multimedia (videos and animations) to simplify even the most complicated tasks.
Kids InfoBits delivers trusted, age-appropriate online content. Through newspaper and magazine articles, videos, images, and graphics, elementary students can learn about everything from animals and outer space to famous artists and favorite athletes. The database is visual and intuitive, and rewards students’ efforts by developing comprehension and research skills to prepare them for middle school.
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).
Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen’s language.
Heritage Quest Online:
Family history records from 1790 through 1940
Junior Library Guild Digital (JLGDig)
Junior Library Guild Digital is an unlimited synchronous access collection of ebooks and eAudio for students K-12. Many Virginia schools already subscribe and will be offered a 1 year free credit by JLG. The content is refreshed every 30 days so there is always something new to read!
Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.
Black Life In America:
The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media.
Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – 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.
Can’t decide what to read next? Need a recommendation for a child, student or family member? Use Novelist to discover your next favorite author, series, or title.
NoveList K-8 Plus:
NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction. With a fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 Plus will help you integrate reading across the curriculum and support your young readers.
An award-winning interactive online language-learning system. The multi-faceted system allows patrons to learn new languages at their own pace. Your library patrons will have access to downloadable lessons, games and much more.
Improve your job skills or just learn new stuff on your own. Over 450 free continuing education classes ready and waiting when you are.
For more than 75 years, World News Digest has been a go-to resource for context and background on key issues of both historical events and breaking news. With more than 300,000 original articles and a vast archive covering every major event since its inception, this database offers concise summaries of current events and clearly written essays on the top issues of the day.