Online Resources

ABCmouse

Play and learn with books, educational games, puzzles, art activities, songs, music videos, and more with ABCmouse.

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ABCmouse Play from Home

Play and learn with books, educational games, puzzles, art activities, songs, music videos, and more using ABCmouse Play from Home!

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Accel5

Learn and earn using the business library, which features videos, book summaries and articles on professional development, leadership theory and business best practices through Accel5.

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America's Newspapers

Search full-text articles from local and national newspapers and news magazines through the America's Newspapers database.

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Ancestry.com

Discover your family history by searching the U.S. Census Records, Vital Records, Military Records, Immigration Records and more through Ancestry.com.

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Business Plans Handbook

Find samples of actual business plans geared to entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses.

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Career Online High School

Learn how to get a high school diploma online through Career Online High School. Review student expectations, criteria, and areas of study.

Chesapeake Code of Ordinances & Zoning

Access the City of Chesapeake's Code of Ordinances and Zoning.

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Code of Virginia

Access laws enacted by the Virginia General Assembly within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Includes Charters, Authorities, Compacts and Uncodified Acts.

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Craftsy

Watch and learn at your own pace with more than 1,400 pre-recorded arts and crafts class courses.

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Explora

With Explora, you can search the online encyclopedia that pulls together books and articles from academic journals, magazines and more.

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Freegal

Listen to music any time by streaming songs through Freegal. Download three recordings each week and grow your personal collection.

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Gale in Context: Elementary

Explore the online encyclopedia with topics and interests geared toward kids through Gale in Context: Elementary.

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The Great Courses

Keep learning with college level lectures spanning a variety of subjects.

The Great Courses use one play credit for a thirty-day period. Enjoy up to five play credits each month.

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Heritage Hub

Search hundreds of years of obituaries and death notices from thousands of newspapers across the United States through Heritage Hub.

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Homework HelpNow

Learn online with experts who love to teach through Homework HelpNow. Live online tutors are available for all learners. Get real-time assistance in an online classroom.

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Hoopla

Stream movies, music and TV shows as well as comics, ebooks and audiobooks through Hoopla.

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IndieFlix

Stream box-office hits, pop culture favorites, award-winning feature films, documentaries and shorts through IndieFlix.

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JobNow

JobNow connects you with a live, certified career coach to help with résumé writing, applications, searches, and identify development needs. Available seven days a week, 2 pm to 11 pm.

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Just For Kids

Enjoy TV shows and read-along storybooks from popular creators such as Sesame Street, PBS, and Reading Rainbow - Just For Kids!

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Kanopy

Stream independent films, documentaries, kids' shows and the Great Courses with Kanopy. Enjoy up to 15 tickets each month. (Begins November 1, 2023)

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KidSpeak

Help your kids learn to speak languages through Transparent Language. Look for KidSpeak and try out the online classes in English, Chinese-Mandarin, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

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Legal Forms

Access thousands of legal forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues such as: divorce, real estate and power of attorney. Also includes legal definitions, state tax forms, a legal Q&A and more.

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Lexis Advance

Access all state and federal statutes, cases, Virginia secondary materials and forms.

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Libby by Overdrive

Download ebooks and audiobooks, watch movies and concerts or take an online class through Libby by Overdrive! Available as a mobile app or in your web browser.

Enjoy up to six checkouts at a time.

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Literature Criticism Online

Using Literature Criticism Online, navigate through centuries of literary analysis - spanning all time periods, genres and regions of the world.

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Magzter Library

Indulge in unlimited reading of 5,000+ magazines, newspapers and journals across 40+ categories through Magzter Library.

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MasterFILE Complete

Search more than 1,000 reference books, over 160,000 primary source documents and an image collection of over 500,000 photos, maps and flags through MasterFILE Complete.

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NoveList K-8 Plus

Help connect young readers with their next favorite read with NoveList K-8 Plus. Explore read-a-likes, genres and subjects for kids.

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NoveList Plus

Discover your next favorite read, find read-a-likes or delve in on your favorite subjects through NoveList Plus.

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Qello Concerts

Stream the ultimate live concert experience from the comfort of home through Qello Concerts.

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Read It!

Read short articles through Read It, written to support reading skills, on topics needed for school and everyday life.

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Transparent Language

With Transparent Language, learn to read and speak a new language from over 100 choices with a variety of courses and activities.

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Universal Class

Earn continuing education units with more than 500 self-paced classes through Universal Class.

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VetNow

Connect with a live military benefits navigator to help identify eligibility for support services, connecting with support services and identifying needs through VetNow. Available Monday through Friday, 2 pm to 11 pm.

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Virginia Law Portal

Learn everything you need to know about laws in our state with access to the Code of Virginia, Virginia Administrative Code and the constitution of Virginia plus Charters, Authorities, Compacts and Uncodified Acts as pertains to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Virginian Pilot

Read the daily local newspaper exactly like the one delivered to your door. Gain quick access to articles published in the Virginian Pilot. Covers 1990 through present.

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Weiss Financial Ratings Series Online

Become financial literate using Weiss Financial Ratings Series Online. Reach your financial goals. Find Investment ratings for mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and stocks. Explore Medigap insurance. Review bank, credit union and insurance ratings.

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Westlaw

Access statues, case law and secondary sources. Includes practice aids for Virginia attorneys with strong federal and national secondary resources.

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