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Black Freedom Struggle in the United States New!

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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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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Junior Library Guild (JLG) Digital New!

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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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 Library Card Required.

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.
This resource requires you to create an account. If you already have an RBdigital magazine (formerly Zinio) login, that account provides access to LawDepot as well.

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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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LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) Video Library Card Required.

Video-based online training resource offering courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more. Find out more about LinkedIn Learning here: librarypoint.org/linkedin-learning

Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning You will have access to all the content previously available on Lynda.com as well as thousands of additional courses. Previous course history will not be affected, unless you change your library card.

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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 (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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Tutor.com: Live Online Tutoring Video Library Card Required.

Tutor.com provides on-demand tutoring, homework help, test preparation and writing assistance for students in grades K-Adult in over 60 subjects. The Tutor.com Adult Learning & Career Center connects lifelong learners with expert tutors and career coaches in an easy-to-use, anonymous online classroom. Get one-to-one tutoring or job search assistance in over 60 subjects, including GED preparation.Connect online with an expert Job Search Coach to receive one-to-one, on-demand assistance with your job search. You can also use their drop-off reviews, practice quizzes, video lessons, and The Princeton Review SAT/ACT Essentials for self-study, GMAT, GRE, LSAT and MCAT Practice Tests 24/7.

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Washington Post Newspaper – washingtonpost.com, The Magazines, Journals, & Newspapers New! 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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