Start your research or learning journey with these great resources (some links are coming soon)
Explora Schools Supports both student research and classroom instruction with age-appropriate content for middle and high school learners with an easy-to-use interface and great accessibility tools, including translation and text to sound.
Gale in Context: Elementary Meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through grade 5, with age-appropriate content from magazines, newspapers, and reference materials, covering current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, and more.
HeritageQuest The most comprehensive collection of genealogical information in the world.
Read & Watch
Access Video: Just for Kids Stream TV shows like Arthur, Sesame Street, Odd Squad, SciGirls, and much more, including: read-along storybooks and learning videos to explore topics like reading, writing, math, arts and science. Content for grades K-12.
Novelist Plus Can’t decide what to read next? Use Novelist to discover your next favorite author, series, or title!
Novelist K-8 Plus Looking for a great kids book? Novelist has great suggestions for kids authors, series, or titles.
Homework HelpNow Connect LIVE with a certified tutor, seven days a week between 2 and 11 pm, for assistance with assignments, research and writing. Also find practice tests, study plans, and more. Tutoring is available in English and Spanish.
Transparent Language — Learn to speak 140+ foreign languages including over 20 indigenous languages, American Sign Language, and Citizenship Prep, and also includes ESL/ELL materials for speakers of 34 different languages. Transparent Language is perfect for the business travelers or tourists, as well as supplementing classroom lessons for students.
Universal Class From photography to physics and computers to calligraphy choose from over 500 online classes. Learn something new or update your existing skills.
Jobs and Careers
Accel5 Explore a unique business library, featuring videos, book summaries, and articles on professional development, leadership theory, and business best practices. Create an individual account to keep track of your reading materials and progress. Or, login as a guest with these credentials:
- Username: email@example.com
- Password: V1rgin1a (note the numeral 1 in place of both “i”s)
Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative Use these self-paced, online classes to learn how to think like an entrepreneur as you prepare to launch a small business venture or plan a career path. Take your passion into the business world. (ELI is the equivalent of 3 college credits).
JobNow Connect with a certified career coach, seven days a week between 2 and 11 pm. Get help with résumé writing, applications, searches, and skill development needs. Also find unemployment assistance, résumé templates, career assessments, and more. Includes test prep resources and practice tests and career credentialing information for over 140 specific careers
Legal Forms Find downloadable, fillable forms for basic legal transactions, current to Virginia code covering basic legal needs–wills, power of attorney, landlord/tenant, and more. Includes a comprehensive section of templates for small businesses including: invoices, leases, sales agreements, contracts, and more.
Peterson’s Career Prep Take an interest and skills assessment to identify potential career fields; create a professional résumé for downloading and emailing; view webinars on interview skills, search for available jobs near you with an instant connection to Indeed.com.
Universal Class Online, self-paced learning, with over 100 classes relating to business and entrepreneurship skills.
VetNow Connect LIVE with a military benefits navigator, seven days a week between 2 and 11 pm, for help with eligibility questions, connecting with veteran’s benefits and community resources, transitioning from a military to civilian career, and more.