Provides children—and their parents—a thoroughly kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform they can freely explore and enjoy. Just for Kids has the educational videos children want to watch—Sesame Street, The Electric Company, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, The Berenstain Bears, Franklin, and thousands more—plus songs, games, and other interactives that are sure to entertain, educate, and inspire young patrons.
The HeinOnline Civil Rights and Social Justice database pulls together legal resources regarding civil rights such as hearings and committee prints, Supreme Court briefs, publications from the Commission on Civil Rights, and reports from the Congressional Research Service and the Government Accountability Office. Available to Virginia residents with a free Library of Virginia card (get one here)
The HeinOnline database Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture, and Law includes all state and federal slavery statutes and all reported state and federal cases regarding slavery. It also provides an extensive collection of periodicals on this topic. Available to Virginia residents with a free Library of Virginia card (get one here)
Provides high interest relevant non-fiction newspaper and magazine articles as well as graphs, tables and political cartoons that are easily accessible through both search and browse functions. Includes access to Compton's by Britannica Encyclopedia, a dictionary, and thesaurus.
Designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects, ReadIt offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research and improve study skills.
A collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture that contains over 25,000 family records and local histories. This collection assembles every extant U.S. federal census, banking and military records, genealogies, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials.
Provides information on the history, culture, lifestyle, and government of numerous countries. The database includes the world edition, kids edition, and states edition. Contains a photo gallery, a recipe collection, biographies, and customizable data tables.
Provides access to online courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners.