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Accel5 Business Video Library gives access to articles by industry leaders on current working world issues, videos on business competencies, leadership and management, and more.

Ancestry Library Edition is a genealogical database featuring a variety of family history resources. For a limited time, you can get Ancestry Library Edition from home. Go to our library catalog website and log in with your library card. Once logged in, you’ll see the Ancestry link on the left side of the page.

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States is provided by Proquest and features expertly selected open primary source documents from specific time periods in the US history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.

Brainfuse JobNow provides live interactive online help combined with online resources to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job.

Brainfuse HelpNow features real-time eLearning for all ages and levels. HelpNow offers a personalized homework help in core subjects, including SAT preparation. HelpNow also features an Adult Learning Center for GED prep, US citizenship test prep, resume assistance, MS Office, and more.

Brainfuse VetNow gives free online job and academic assistance for Veterans, and much more.

Consumer Reports provides ratings and buying advice for thousands of products. Find the best buys, most reliable brands and important safety features. Access anywhere, 24/7.

Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 provides a wealth of information, such as building outline, size and shape. Come explore America's rich and diverse building history. Access from home: Go to our library catalog website and log in with your library card. Once logged in, you’ll see the Digital Sanborn Maps link on the left side of the page.

Early World of Learning
is an early childhood digital resource is a child’s first encyclopedia, ebook, and introduction to core early concepts.

Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative gives access to self-paced learning for entrepreneurs based on The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program and is designed for a broad audience cultivating entrepreneurial thought and process.

Explora Primary is a grade K-5 research tool for searching Ebsco’s K-8 eBook and Cricket Media collection.

Explora Middle School is a grade 6-8 research tool for searching Ebsco’s NewspaperSource, eBooks, and Read It!

Explora High School is a grade 9-12 research tool for searching Ebsco databases.

Find It Virginia is a curated selection of authoritative databases, online learning products, and eBooks for Virginians of all ages.

Fold3 by Ancestry is a digital database to search and browse historical military records with ease. Only Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry combines official military records with deep first-person content, including bios, photos, letters and more. More than 470 million searchable records span hundreds of years.

Gale in Context: Elementary meets the research needs of students K-5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, and reference content.

Gale Health & Wellness puts authoritative, up-to-date information on health and wellness topics at your fingertips. Inside you'll have access to full text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. Plus, you can browse through current topics of interest.

Gale Legal Forms allows you to find downloadable, fillable forms for basic legal transactions, current to VA code. Leases, sales, contracts, powers of attorney, etc. *Legal Forms, its publisher, Gale Cengage, Library of Virginia, Virginia public libraries and their funding bodies assume no liability for actions resulting in the use of these forms.

Gale Presents: Peterson's Career Prep offers personalized career assessments, comprehensive career information, job searching capabilities, and resume editing software - including over 5,000 resume templates and cover letter samples.

HeritageQuest Online
combines searchable images of U.S. federal census records, family records, and local histories.

Just for Kids is a streaming video collection that includes clips from thousands of fun and informative video and audio titles including music and arts, animals, sports and hobbies, math and science, history, reading, and much more, plus hundreds of educational interactives that are kid safe and ad-free.

LinkedIn Learning is an American online education company offering over 5,700 video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skill. *LinkedIn Learning is a Microsoft product; the County makes no promises as to Microsoft’s use of patron data that the patron may share while accessing Lynda.com. Your password is the same as your rvl.info login. The default is RVL (in all caps). Watch our tutorial video here. 

Master File Complete is the most comprehensive and valuable collection of full-text general interest resources, including returns from periodicals, newspapers, and books.

Mango Languages is an online language-learning system offering 67 languages for you to learn at your own pace. Languages including Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian - even Pirate - and more.

MyHeritage Library Edition has over 12 billion historical records from across the world, including US Census records from England, Wales, and the US. View more than 4 billion family tree profiles from MyHeritage and Geni, plus access millions of US public records. MyHeritage is perfect for genealogy research with birth, death, and marriage records, plus there are ongoing content contributions daily.

Morningstar is an easy to navigate investment tool for collecting financial information, getting reliable portfolio analysis, and learning about investment options. Find the most up-to-date financial news commentary with data on over 14,500 stocks, 24,000 mutual funds, 1,500 exchange-traded funds, and 700 closed end funds. Log in with your library card. Access from home here.

Newsbank's Roanoke Times Collection allows you to read full-text articles on local news, issues, events, and people, as well as current and archived issues of Roanoke Times. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, and other sections. View full images of the daily paper from 2018 to today and access full-text articles from 1990 to the current issue. Create alerts for specific search criteria, read and listen to articles, and save the items to your account.

Newsbank's America's News has 3,500+ newspapers and newsblogs throughout the US. Format ranges from text based, web sources, and full image.

Newsbank's Virginia News Sources showcases 75 newspapers and newsblogs throughout Virginia. Format ranges from text based, web sources, and full image.

Newsbank's America's News Magazines offers 48 magazine sources (text based), Some dating as far back as 1991-present.

Newspapers.com provides historical newspapers archive from the 1700s-2000s with 4,000+ news titles from the U.S. and around the world.

Novelist Plus is the perfect tool if you cannot decide what to read next. Use Novelist to discover your next favorite author, series, or title! Watch our tutorial video here.

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.

Reference Solutions contains detailed information on more than 12 million U.S. businesses and 102 million U.S. residents. Listings include telephone numbers, street addresses, zip codes, demographic and financial data for businesses, local competitors, and mapping functionality. (Formerly ReferenceUSA)

The Roanoke Times shows full images of the daily paper from 2018 to today and full-text articles from 1990 to the current issue. Create alerts for specific search criteria, read and listen to articles, and save the items to your account. Available through Newsbank.

Rocket Languages helps you speak and understand a new language better, including American Sign Language. Perfect for the business or traveler learner.

Universal Class allows you to choose from over 500 online courses from photograph to physics. Learn for fun or get extra help with tough topics.

U.S. Major Dailies gives access to the five most respected U.S. national and regional newspapers, including The New York Times and Washington Post, co-exclusive access to The Wall Street Journal, and exclusive access to Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. The titles offer researchers thorough and timely coverage of local, regional, and world events with journalistic balance and perspective. The content is available by 8am each day and provides archives stretching as far back as 1985.

Value Line is a complete, multidimensional investment management solution that enables both new and experienced investors to make timely, better-informed decisions. It provides a wealth of in-depth financial information plus objective research, insightful commentary, proven price projections, and advanced analytical tools. Access from home.

The Washington Post gives unlimited access to The Washington Post website including real-time access to over 25 sections of multimedia content. *Accessing away from the library requires login with a user created account. Access from the library.

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