A-Z Online Resources

Ancestry Library Edition is a genealogical database featuring a variety of family history resources (in-library use only).

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.

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.

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

eBook Cricket Media Collection is focused on engaging children in a wide variety of subjects and disciplines helping them explore and expand their words.

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 digital reading content 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 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.

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.

Lynda.com is an American online education company offering over 5,700 video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skill. *Lynda.com 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. Forgot your password? Click 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.

Newsbank provides access to 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.

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.

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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