Full text of over 400,000 research papers published by the APS from 1893 to the present. Available only in branches.

The world’s largest online collection of family records and resources, with a learning center to help you get started and put your research together. Remote access available for a limited time.

Get a fascinating glimpse of the Civil War era with the complete runs of eight regional newspapers covering 1840-1865.

Independent evaluations of local service firms and stores, such as auto repair shops, plumbers, dentists, banks, and insurance companies. Remote access available for a limited time.

Practice driving tests and manuals for driver’s licenses, motorcycle licenses, and CDL licenses in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Washington DC.

Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full-text magazines, reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.

Accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond.

Discover where your American past begins with this comprehensive collection of genealogical sources, including U.S. census records.

Legal, business, and personal forms, including many specific to Virginia residents.

Over 16,000 online classes to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Download app: Google Play; iTunes App Store | Customer FAQ.

Daily articles from the Chicago Tribune (1985 – present), Los Angeles Times 1985 – present), New York Times (1980 – present), New York Times Book Review (1997 – present), New York Times Magazine (1997 – present), The Wall Street Journal (1984 – present), and the Washington Post (1987 – present) as well as the complete historical run of the Washington Post  from 1877-2002.

Reading recommendations in fiction and nonfiction for all ages, and a great source for author and series information.

Get essential technology eBooks and videos covering topics like certification, enterprise computing, Java, Linux/Unix, Web development, Windows, XML and more. This resource accommodates a limited number of simultaneous users. If you cannot access the database, please try again later.‚Äč

Supports users building resumes, job hunting, or searching for new careers. Explore user-friendly tools to discover career paths and craft professional resumes and job application materials.

(Formerly Reference USA) Over 2 million job and internship postings plus data on millions of U.S. companies and households for business and consumer research.

An award-winning interactive online language-learning system. The multi-faceted system allows patrons to learn new languages at their own pace, with downloadable lessons, games and much more.

An online educational service providing a diverse offering of intellectually stimulating courses for people interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons.

Online access to leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities, guides, and more.

Westlaw access from home: Search federal and state legal research materials, including case law, statutes, court rules, administrative codes, forms, law reviews and journals. To use this resource remotely, customers can click here to email a password request for three-hour, temporary access to If more time is needed, you may request additional passwords.

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