EBSCO’s Explora is a user-friendly search tool that supports both research and instruction. Explora searches across the following resources.
- MasterFILE Complete – A comprehensive collection of full-text general interest articles from periodicals, newspapers, and books. This authoritative general information database is the best place to start your research project.
- Read It! – Research while practicing reading skills. Read It! helps students who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need level-appropriate reading material. Read It! is also a great tool for English Language Learners.
Junior Library Guild Digital
JLGDigital is an ebook and digital audiobook collection, available through 9/30/22, with new titles added every month. Read in a browser or on a mobile device. Download the app from Google Play or the Apple Store for free. For app users, login with username VirginiaReader and password VirginiaReader. Use the filter symbol to search by grade level. English and Spanish languages are available.
Can’t decide what to read next? Need a recommendation for a child, student, or family member? Use NoveList to discover your next favorite author, series, or title!
Use your library card to access LVA’s OverDrive Teens Reading Room with a great collection of YA popular magazines, ebooks and digital audiobooks. Get the Libby app for iOS and Android devices.
LIFE & CAREER
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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).
Connect LIVE with a certified tutor, seven days a week between 2 and 11 pm, for assistance with assignments, research and writing. You can also find practice tests, study plans, and more. Tutoring is available in English and Spanish.
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.
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.
Learn to speak one of 12 languages, including Arabic, Hindi, and American Sign Language as well as English for Spanish speakers. Rocket Languages is perfect for the business travelers or tourists, as well as supplementing classroom lessons for students.