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Accel5 Business Library Academic Journals

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

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 Library Card Required.

AncestryLibrary is a popular genealogy research database offering access to obituaries, census records, vital records, city directories, and much more. Remote access unavailable.

Use either the Firefox or Chrome browser. Ancestry is no longer supported in Internet Explorer.

Found In: Available for in-library use only

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Black Freedom Struggle in the United States Academic Journals Magazines, Journals, & Newspapers

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.

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.

The content is curated around six time periods:

  • Resistance to Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)
  • The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
  • Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932)
  • The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945)
  • The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975)
  • The Contemporary Era (1976-2000)
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Britannica Library Streaming 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. Available remotely.

Database tip: 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.

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Foundation Directory Online Professional Federal Government Resources

Candid.org helps other nonprofits and individuals seeking funding, scholarships, and fellowships, offering key tools including Foundation Directory Online and GuideStar. This includes:

  • 298,000+ expanded grantmaker profiles
  • 27.9+ million grants
  • 2.1+ million recipient profiles
  • 1.5+ million key decision makers and leaders
  • Searchable 990s and 990-PFs
  • GuideStar seals and RFPs (requests for proposal) show up in search results 
  • Information for individual grant seekers, primarily to fund education or to support artistic or research projects. This help article, opens a new window outlines the steps to conducting a search.
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Gale: Health & Wellness Academic Journals 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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Just For Kids Access Video Streaming Video

Provides access to over 11,000 streaming videos for children. Provided by Find It Virginia. Available remotely.

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.

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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.

Popular fiction and non-fiction eBooks and eAudio titles for all ages. Download the Libby app for the best experience.

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

eBooks and eAudio, including read-along books, for children of all ages.

  • Each book or audiobook checks out to 1 user at a time.
  • Checkout period: 1 or 2 weeks (your choice)
  • Maximum # of checkouts: 10
  • Titles can be renewed if there are no holds.
  • Place holds on up to 15 items.
  • Titles can be returned early to allow for more checkouts.
  • OverDrive's Help Center for assistance and details on compatible devices
  • Step-by-step guides to OverDrive eBook and eAudio
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OverDrive: Teen eBooks & eAudio eBooks & eAudio Library Card Required.

eBooks and eAudio, including read-along books, for preteens and teens in grades 6-12.

  • Each book or audiobook checks out to 1 user at a time.
  • Checkout period: 1 or 2 weeks (your choice)
  • Maximum # of checkouts: 10
  • Titles can be renewed if there are no holds.
  • Place holds on up to 15 items.
  • Titles can be returned early to allow for more checkouts.
  • OverDrive's Help Center for assistance and details on compatible devices
  • Step-by-step guides to OverDrive eBook and eAudio
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Transparent Language Library Card Required.

Language learners can build vocabulary, practice skills, and maintain what they have learned with Transparent Language Online, available anytime, anywhere in 110+ languages.

Also includes an American citizenship test prep course, as well as "KidSpeak" --immersive, animation-based language instruction in 6 different languages for children K-2. 

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

Unlimited digital access to washingtonpost.com. Available remotely.

  • 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.
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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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