NEWS AND EDUCATION

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America's News is a powerful online resource with current content and deep archives from more than 3,500 U.S. news sources. Explore a diverse range of popular topics like business, health, politics, careers, entrepreneurship, and more! It also has your National, Regional and local news from multiple perspectives on practically any issue. Available remotely 24/7 on any device. Click here to get started!

ArtistWorks

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ArtistWorks

World-class music instruction from master musicians! From introductory to advanced lessons, you can learn: 

  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Percussion
  • Singing
  • And more!

Available in the Libby app under Extras, or just click here!

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Black Life in America

Explore comprehensive coverage of the African American experience from the early 18th century to the present day. Sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications An easy-to-use online resource available 24/7 here

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Use your library card to connect with a free online tutor! Live tutoring and writing lab are staffed with certified educators from kindergarten to college...7 days a week from 2pm to 11 pm. Access HelpNow here.

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Search Consumer Reports

Directly search thousands of full text Consumer Reports articles beginning January 1991.  Article abstracts are available from 1985 to 1991.  

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Explora Public Library

Explora provides access to thousands of e-books, magazine and journal articles, biographies and encyclopedia articles. Access Explora Public Library here!

Find It Virginia

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Find It Virginia

Find:

  • Charts
  • Diagrams and illustrations
  • Encyclopedias and other reference works
  • Magazine and newspaper articles
  • Maps
  • Photos
  • TV and radio transcripts

Visit the Find It Virginia Site

Master File Complete

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Master File Complete

The most comprehensive and valuable collection of full-text general interest resources, including returns from periodicals, newspapers and books. This authoritative general information database is the best place to start your research project. Start your Master File Complete search here.

Read it

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Read It

Research while practicing reading skills with Read It!™  Helps students with a basic foundation in English grammar and reading who need adapted reading material for many subjects. Read It!™ is also a great tool for English Language Learners. Access Read It here!

Rocket Languages

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Rocket Languages

Access to this resource will end on September 30, 2022. Speak and understand a new language better. With 12 languages to choose from, including American Sign Language, Rocket Languages also features modules in Spanish and Chinese to learn English. Rocket Languages is perfect for the business or traveler learner, as well as extra practice for students.  Access Rocket Languages here!

Transparent Language

Access learning resources for over 110 different languages, including English as a Second Language! Encourages users to reach a specified level of proficiency in a set amount of time. Features innovative technology and methods to enable faster and more reliable language learning outcomes for professionals, students, teachers, or anyone intent on becoming more proficient in another language. Click here to get started.

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Virginian Pilot Collection

Explore history through local news, events and people with the Virginian Pilot Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device. Click here to get started