A-Z Resources


Accel5 Business Library New!

Features short videos, book summaries, and articles on leadership and management practices. Provided by Find it Virginia.

To access Accel5 without creating an individual account, please use this log in:

Username: libraryva@accel5.com
Password: V1rgin1a (note the numeral 1 in place of the letter i for the first and last instance of i)

If you wish to create an individual account for Accel5 to keep track of your place in publications, please create one here

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AncestryLibrary Encyclopedias Library Card Required.

AncestryLibrary is a popular genealogy research database offering access to obituaries, census records, vital records, city directories, and much more. Use either the Firefox or Chrome browser. Ancestry is no longer supported in Internet Explorer. Remote access unavailable.

You can access AncestryLibrary through CRRL’s wifi through your own device. The wifi range has been extended to cover library parking lots, making CRRL's wifi accessible outside of our libraries even while buildings are closed to visitors.

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Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

ProQuest's new Black Freedom Struggle website, opens a new window features expertly selected open primary source documents. Visitors will find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom. This resource supports a wide range of students, from middle and high school to college, as well independent researchers and anyone interested in learning more about the ongoing Black Freedom Struggle. Available remotely.

The content is curated around six time periods:

  1. Resistance to Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)
  2. The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
  3. Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932)
  4. The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945)
  5. The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975)
  6. The Contemporary Era (1976-2000)
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Britannica Library Dictionaries Encyclopedias Video Library Card Required.

Sources within the Young Adult and Reference Section include: Articles, Images and Videos, Biographies, Science in Pictures, Compare Countries, World Atlas, Recommended Primary Sources, and News of the Day. 

Check out the Research Tools and Materials section, located on the horizontal menu bar, for help with planning and conducting research, writing book reviews, creating oral presentations, writing research papers, and setting down a science report. Available remotely.

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Consumer Reports

Product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics, and more. Remote access unavailable. Ask a staff member for in-branch access.

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CRRL Mobile App Library Card Required.

CRRL Mobile is our dedicated mobile app through our website and catalog vendor BiblioCommons. Find CRRL Mobile in the Apple or Google Play app store, and download it today! 

Features include: 

  • Use CRRL Mobile as your library card: You can use it for check out in any CRRL location!
  • Manage your account: Check due dates, place holds, renew checked out items, and pay fees and manage your account and shelves
  • Search for an items in the library catalog
  • Check out and download eBooks and other digital materials
  • Manage your shelves: Add and remove items for your For Later, In Progress, and Completed shelves
  • View your Borrowing History (if you have enabled this option)
  • Browse bestsellers, new releases & staff picks
  • Register for upcoming events 
  • Check library hours & locations
  • Scan the ISBN or UPC of any item to see if CRRL owns it
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Foundation Directory Online Professional

Candid.org's Foundation Directory Online Professional provides access to:

  • 234,000+ expanded grantmaker profiles
  • 18.8+ million grants
  • 1+ million recipient profiles
  • 1.1+ million key decision makers and leaders
  • Newly added features: GuideStar seals and RFPs (requests for proposal) now show up in search results
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Gale Health & Wellness Encyclopedias Library Card Required.

Articles from health & fitness magazines and scholarly medical journals, medical dictionary and encyclopedias, health organization directory, drug and herb finder, alternative health resources, and health assessment tools. Available remotely.

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Health Answers

The library recommends these resources to help you find information about health issues. Health information should always be carefully reviewed with your healthcare provider.

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JobNow New! Library Card Required.

Create a resume, browse job resources, get interview tips, and chat with JobNow coaches. Live coaches are available every day from 2-11pm. Provided by Find It Virginia.

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Just For Kids Access Video

Just for Kids, by Infobase, provides access to over 11,000 streaming videos for children. Subjects include ABCs & 123s, Arts & Music, Health & PE, History, Math, People & Places, Reading & Writing, Sciences, TV Shows & Movies, and World Languages. You can find videos produced by the Jim Henson Company, PBS, Reading Rainbow, Sesame Street, Weston Woods, and more. Create a free personal account to create and customize playlists, save favorites, sign up for newsletters based on your interests, and take advantage of other features. Provided by Find It Virginia. Available remotely.

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Lenguajes de Mango Video Library Card Required.

Un sistema de aprendizaje accesible en línea que puede asistir en aprendiendo otros idiomas lo cual incluye un módulo de aprendizaje para hispanohablantes quienes están aprendiendo el inglés como segundo idioma. Disponible a través de nuestra aplicación móvil.

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Magzter Library eMagazines Magazines, Journals, & Newspapers New! Library Card Required.

Magzter is a digital magazine and newspaper platform that offers more than 3,000 titles in a variety of languages. A library card number and email address (to receive a one-time code to log in for the first time) are needed for access. iOS and Android users can download the Magzter Library app from the Apple Store, opens a new window or the Google Play Store., opens a new window Provided by Find it Virginia.

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Mango Languages Library Card Required.

An online language learning system that can help you learn languages such as French, Spanish, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Greek, Italian, Russian, and many more.

First time user? Access Mango Languages with your library barcode or username and 4-digit PIN. Then "Sign Up" for a free account. Once you've created a free account, you can go directly to mangolanguages.com, opens a new window or Mango's mobile app to sign in to the account you created.

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OverDrive eBooks & eAudio eBooks & eAudio Library Card Required.

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OverDrive: Kids eBooks & eAudio eBooks & eAudio Library Card Required.

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OverDrive: Teen eBooks & eAudio eBooks & eAudio Library Card Required.

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Reference Solutions by Data Axle Library Card Required.

Business, residential, and market research data for entrepreneurs, businesses, students, job-seekers or anyone wanting access to information on tens of millions of businesses and hundreds of millions of consumers. Mobile app available.

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Veteran Answers

If you're part of the military community, check out these resources available to assist you both in daily living and as you work to achieve your goals in education, business, transitioning to the private sector, finding housing, and finding your way after years of a military life.

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Washington Post Newspaper – washingtonpost.com, The Magazines, Journals, & Newspapers Library Card Required.

Unlimited digital access to washingtonpost.com:

  • Expert reporting and analysis from Washington and around the world, including award-winning investigative coverage and editorial commentary.
  • Real-time Q&A Discussions providing a behind the scenes look at key stories.
  • Live-streaming of Washington Post Live events, where top-level government and business leaders, emerging voices and newsmakers discuss the most pressing national and global issues of the day.

Available remotely.

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Westlaw by Thomson Reuters

Unlimited access to Westlaw only available within Central Rappahannock Regional Library branches. To request a one-time, 7-day pass for remote access to Westlaw Edge, click on this link and follow the instructions.

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