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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.

Available remotely through December 2021.

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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. 

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.

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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 Essential Library Card Required.

Available for remote access through 2021 using the FDO Essential day pass. Candid.org's FDO Essential is the quickest, least expensive way to identify funders and get in-depth profiles to help you write winning proposals. FDO Essential includes:

  • 103,000+ expanded grantmaker profiles
  • 300,000+ key decision makers and leaders
  • Searchable 990s and 990-PDFs
  • FDO Workspace
  • Enhanced MyFDO features, such as dashboards and saved searches

To access your first day pass, click here and create a login. Once you’re logged in, you’ll see a clock counting down 24 hours of FDO Essential access. After the 24 hours ends, the clock will display the next date on which you can activate a new pass (every 30 days). Your dashboard and searches will be saved for the next time you activate a new pass.

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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.

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Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep Library Card Required.

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 internship and job opportunities and create visually interesting résumés, cover letters, and websites that can be externally shared with prospective employers, using prebuilt templates. Create a free account to begin using all features. Provided by Find it Virginia

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Grants to Individuals Online

Information for individual grant seekers, primarily to fund education or to support artistic or research projects. Remote access currently unavailable. 

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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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Junior Library Guild (JLG) Digital

Junior Library Guild Digital is an unlimited synchronous access collection of eBooks and eAudio for students K-12.  The content is refreshed every 30 days so there is always something new to read! Note the filter in the upper right hand of the search bar to control grade levels, fiction, non-fiction, eAudio and eBook versions. You should not be prompted for a login, but if you are, use the following: username: VirginiaReader, password: VirginiaReader

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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.

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Kanopy Kids Streaming Video Video Library Card Required.

Thoughtful entertainment for children aged preschool and up. Parents and caregivers can stream videos from a curated selection of educational and enriching videos on Kanopy Kids with developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media, as well as additional parental controls to help keep kids safe. Read more here.

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LawDepot New! Library Card Required.

LawDepot Is Now Available in the Libby App. It is now accessible through the "Extras" section of the Libby. Read this guide to get started.

Create free customized personal and business legal forms, including power of attorney, landlord/tenant agreements, wills, prenuptial agreements, purchase agreements, bills of sale, and service agreements. Quick and easy to use, edit, print, and save.

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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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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 eMagazines Magazines, Journals, & Newspapers Library Card Required.

Download complete digital copies of current and back issues of popular magazines. They never expire and are never overdue.

Magazines are now available through the Library of Virginia, opens a new window via the Libby app, opens a new window or the Find It Virginia collection, opens a new window. To access all of the Library of Virginia’s OverDrive collections, “Add a library”, search for “Library of Virginia,” and sign in with your library card.

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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 (Formerly ReferenceUSA) 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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Thomson Reuters Westlaw

Available for legal research at all branches. Includes cases, statutes, regulations, forms, trial documents and transcripts, and the Virginia Practice Series.Remote access unavailable. Please request assistance from a librarian at librarypoint.org/ask.

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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.
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