Explore 10,721 species from 249 bird families, living in habitats around the world. View image and video galleries showing behaviors, habitat, nests, eggs and nestlings, and listen to recordings of bird songs and calls. From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. 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. 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:
- 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)
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.
Learn how to use Britannica Library through this tutorial on Niche Academy.
Supports both student research and classroom instruction. For Grades 6-12. Provided by Find it Virginia. Available remotely.
EBSCO’s Explora Public Libraries is a user-friendly search tool that supports both research and instruction, and searches a comprehensive collection of full-text general interest articles from periodicals, newspapers, and books. This authoritative general information database is the best place to start your research project. Provided by Find it Virginia. Available remotely.
Search for people by name, birth or death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation, or gender. Available remotely.
Learn how to use Gale in Context: Biography through this tutorial on Niche Academy.
Biographical/critical introductions, listings of principal works, and sources for further study on contemporary authors. Available remotely.
Academic journal articles covering most disciplines, including arts, history, humanities, science, medicine, and law. Available remotely.
Learn how to use JSTOR through this tutorial on Niche Academy.
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.
Learn how to use Mango Languages through this tutorial on Niche Academy.
Adapted reading material on a variety of topics designed for middle school, high school, English language learners, and individuals with a basic foundation in English grammar and reading. Provided by Find it Virginia. Available remotely.
Transparent Language New!
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.