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Ancestry

Ancestry Library provides genealogical and historical resources from sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. Access is available inside the library at any of our locations.

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

ProQuest’s Black Freedom website features select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history.  Browse approximately 1,600 documents focused on six different phases of Black Freedom from 1790 to today.

DK Find Out! History

DK Find Out! History lets children discover fascinating facts about historical people, places, and events.  Pictures and videos show medieval castles, life in ancient times, pirates in action, weapons, famous leaders, objects, explorers, fashion from the past, and so much more.

Document Bank of Virginia

Document Bank of Virginia (DBVa) is the Library of Virginia’s initiative to get documents into classrooms.  Using primary sources, DBVa helps users to be critical thinkers as they analyze original documents and draw their own conclusions about Virginia’s past.

Ebook High School Collection

The High School Collection contains 10,000+ ebooks that support research across all academic subject areas, including history, language, literature, science, and technology.  The collection includes teacher resources to support educators and administrators. Please enter your library card number if a patron ID is requested. Need Help?

Ebook History Collection

The History Collection has 17,000+ world history ebooks to assist students in their research.  Titles cover all subjects, including medieval history, history of art, business & economics, law, music, philosophy, science, religion, technology & engineering, military history, and more. Please enter your library card number if a patron ID is requested. Need Help?

Explora Middle School (6-8)

EBSCO Explora’s easy interface provides one portal for middle school students to explore thousands of articles, e-books and multimedia. Sources include encyclopedias, journals, magazines, newspapers, books, e-books, primary source documents and videos. Need help?

Explora High School (9-12)

EBSCO Explora’s easy interface provides one portal for high school students to explore thousands of articles, e-books and multimedia. Sources include encyclopedias, journals, magazines, newspapers, books, e-books, primary source documents and videos. Need help?

Explora Public Library

EBSCO Explora’s easy interface provides one portal to explore thousands of articles, e-book, and multimedia.  Sources include encyclopedias, journals, magazines, newspapers, books, e-books, primary source documents and Associated Press videos.

Gale in Context: Elementary (formally Kids InfoBits (K-5))

Gale’s Elementary research tool is a stimulating, colorful resource for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade. Young learners can explore the visual topic tree to enjoy age-appropriate book, magazine, and newspaper articles, as well as charts, graphs, pictures, and videos.

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