Find It Virginia

High School


Explora High School (9-12)
EBSCO’s interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction. Explora searches:

  • Master File Complete
    The most comprehensive and valuable collection of full-text general interest resources. This authoritative general information database is the best place to start your research project.
  • NewspaperSource
  • Read It!
    Research while practicing reading skills with 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.
  • eBook History Collection
    This collection features more than 17,000 world history eBooks to meet the content needs of students in their research. Titles encompass a variety of subjects, including medieval history, history of music, history of science, law in history, history of philosophy, art history, history of technology, history of business and economics, history of religion, military history and more.
  • eBook High School Collection (see below)


eBook High School Collection (also discoverable in Explora)
Designed specifically for high school students and their educators. Enjoy casual fiction, literature, and scholarly works–reading for every purpose. 

Download eMagazines, e-Audiobooks and eBooks directly to any iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, or Nook devices. Resources can also be downloaded onto a student’s computer in order to transfer them to mobile devices. Students must create an account using their own library card from a subscribed library before downloading.

Novelist Plus
Don’t know what to read next? Novelist helps you discover new authors, series, etc., based on what you know you like.

RBdigital Magazines (formerly known as Zinio) is a electronic newsstand that offers digital downloads of popular magazines. Students create accounts and access titles through their local library’s subscription. Magazines can be downloaded onto a student’s computer and even read offline using mobile apps for IOS and Android devices.



Universal Class
Choose from over 500 online courses from photography to physics, computer skills to calligraphy. Learn for fun or to get extra help with a tough topic.  Access this resource via your public library’s website. Find your public library here.

Career Preparation/Job Seeking
These databases are your one stop shop for job seeking and career exploration. 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™’s database.

Peterson’s Career Prep (Job and Career)


Rocket Languages
Speak and understand a new language better. With 12 languages to choose from, including American Sign Language, Rocket Languages also features modules in Spanish and Japanese to learn English. Rocket Languages is perfect for the the business or traveler learner, as well as extra practice for students.




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