News, Legal & Finance

Black Freedom Struggle in U.S. (from ProQuest)

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. 

Coronavirus Research Database

ProQuest is providing free access to its research database specifically addressing Coronavirus. This resource was built in response to the rapidly growing need for authoritative content related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Consumer Reports (from MasterFILE)

Consumer Reports is a non-profit organization dedicated to testing and reporting on products so consumers can make informed choices. Use the search box to discover reviews and information on products through MasterFILE. Please enter your library card number if a patron ID is requested. 

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Explora Secondary Schools

EBSCO Explora’s easy interface provides one portal for middle and 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.

Explora Public Libraries

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.


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 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. 
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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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Newsbank provides access to the Richmond Times-Dispatch with both full color images and text-based article formats. You can e-read your daily hometown paper on your computer, tablet, or phone anywhere and anytime, and research in the text archives back to 1985


U.S. Newsstream provides access to most of the major U.S. newspapers like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, and more. Content is updated each day, so you can search by publication to e-read articles from your daily preferred paper. 

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.

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. 

Virginia Judicial System Self-Help

Judges, court employees, and librarians must be neutral and can't give legal information. Only a lawyer representing you can give you legal advice. Virginia Judicial System Self-Help provides neutral legal information only as a public service for self-represented litigants. Always check with your local court about its procedures.