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Accel5 Business Video Library

Accel5 Business Library features short videos on career topics including business essentials, leading & managing, and personal effectiveness.  It also provides summaries for business and leadership books and articles by industry leaders on current working world issues.

If you prefer not to make an individual account, you can log in with these Library of Virginia credentials:
Username: [email protected]
Password: Password: V1rgin1a (note the numeral 1 in place of the letter i for the first and last instance of i)

Brainfuse HelpNow

HelpNow from Brainfuse provides on-demand e-learning anytime, anywhere for all ages and levels. Features include Homework Help with live tutors, a 24-Hour Writing Lab, an Adult Learning Center, and a Foreign Language Lab and Spanish-speaking support.

Brainfuse JobNow

JobNow from Brainfuse offers live, anytime, anywhere job assistance, including live job coaching, real-time interview practice and tips, a full-service resume lab, professional resume critiques, resume templates, expert feedback via live interaction, and job search engines.

Brainfuse VetNow

VetNow from Brainfuse helps veterans to learn more about eligible VA benefits and community resources. Features include a Live Veteran Navigator, tutors, live job coaching, real-time interview practice, full-service resume lab, resume templates, and interview tips and resources.

Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative

Based on the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program, this self-paced course presents 8 core concepts to develop entrepreneurial attitudes and skills. Unlock the mindset and methods to cultivate ambition, confidence, and resourcefulness for a more meaningful and prosperous life.

Learning Express Library    

LearningExpress Library provides interactive tutorials, practice tests, e-books, flashcards and articles for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation, and career development.  These tools help improve scores in math, reading, writing, and on career certification exams. 

LegalForms    

LegalForms provides resources including Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, and Real Estate forms covering most legal subjects and issues.  They are used by attorneys and law firms and are ideal for legal tasks relevant to business owners and personal affairs.

Lexis Nexis Library Express    

LexisNexis Uni features review articles, legal newspapers and magazines, broadcast transcripts, blogs, court decisions, federal regulations and codes, patents, and more.  Find news, business and legal information from 10,000+ sources.  

Access is currently available inside the library at any of our locations.

MasterFILE    

MasterFILE provides full text for 2,000+ general reference publications as far back as 1922. Covering most subject areas, it also includes 160,000+ primary source documents and an Image Collection of 500,000+ photos, maps & flags.  

To view full text .pdf files of Consumer Reports in MasterFILE, choose ’Publications’ at the top of the page, enter "Consumer Reports" in the search bar. When you click into the desired title, use the right side bar to choose the year, then month you wish to view. 
Please enter your library card number if a patron ID is requested. 

Morningstar

Morningstar provides up-to-date, comprehensive financial information on stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds. It includes stock charts, portfolio-building tools, independent analyst reports, and an Investing Classroom. 

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Peterson's Career Prep    

Peterson’s Career Prep helps you to create resumes and cover letters, search for jobs, explore schools and training programs, get advice to help find a job or advance your career, and receive personalized career recommendations. Formerly known as Career Transitions.

Reference Solutions    

Reference Solutions provides business and residential information for reference and research.  It helps users find jobs, companies, business opportunities and executives, homeowners, addresses, phone numbers, healthcare providers, and historical market trends. 

Small Business Administration    

The U.S. Small Business Administration is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business.  It provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.

Universal Class    

Universal Class is the place to continue your education online and to fulfill your lifelong learning goals.  Courses are not just tutorials; they are real classes that include lessons, exams, assignments, discussion boards and actual assessments to help you learn and grow.

Value Line     

Value Line provides reliable, unbiased financial information.  It offers accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies so users can evaluate investments with confidence and make smarter, more profitable financial decisions. 

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