eLibrary

Welcome to our digital branch

 

Find all kinds of resources for enjoyment, learning, and more, available around the clock from the comfort of your home or on-the-go! 

Resources accessible from anywhere

Accel5

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Use this link to create an individual account

For just in time learning for the working professional, Accel5 Business Library features short videos on topics including business competencies, leadership and management, and personal effectiveness; summaries for business and leadership books; and articles by industry leaders on current working world issues.  

Benefits of creating an individual account: keeping your place in publications, tracking what you’ve read, recommended items that match to what you’ve already viewed.

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Accel5 (generic account)

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Use this link for the generic account

  • Username: libraryva@accel5.com
  • Password: V1rgin1a

For just in time learning for the working professional, Accel5 Business Library features short videos on topics including business competencies, leadership and management, and personal effectiveness; summaries for business and leadership books; and articles by industry leaders on current working world issues.  

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Advantage Digital Newspaper Archive

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Provides searchable digitized copies of newspapers published in Winchester and the surrounding area between 1786 and 1925.  The website may be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection.

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Blue Ridge Download Consortium

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Read or listen to free eBooks, eAudiobooks, & magazines on your mobile device using the Libby app or on your computer. Visit OverDrive help for more instructions.

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Consumer Reports

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Access highly respected ratings & reviews of thousands of consumer products at consumerreports.org. Call 540-869-9000 ext. 203 for login information.

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Explora

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Ebsco’s Explora is a user-friendly interface, designed to meet the unique needs of its users. Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction. Explora searches across the various resources, including Newspaper Source, ReadIt!, and MasterFile.  All Explora content is appropriate for grades 6 and up.  

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Find It Virginia Adults

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Find It Virginia is a carefully curated selection of authoritative databases, online learning products, and digital reading content (both text and audio) for Virginians of all ages. Look for Master File and Read It!

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Find It Virginia Kids

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Find It Virginia is a carefully curated selection of authoritative databases, online learning products, and digital reading content (both text and audio) for Virginians of all ages. Look for Master File and Read It!

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Find It Virginia Teens

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Find It Virginia is a carefully curated selection of authoritative databases, online learning products, and digital reading content (both text and audio) for Virginians of all ages. Look for Master File and Read It!

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Fold3

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Provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos and personal documents of the men and women who served. The Fold3 name comes from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans who served in defense of their country and to maintain peace throughout the world.  Now Available! Access Fold3 from anywhere with your Handley Regional Library card number!

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Gale in Context: Elementary

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Gale In Context: Elementary give children a safe place to find answers to their questions, practice research skills, and explore interests inside and outside the classroom. It also gives teachers access to digital resources that can supplement and enhance instruction

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Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

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Having a clear, compelling point of view on today’s most debated political and social issues requires finding the most credible facts and insights. Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints simplifies your search by bringing together thousands of resources to provide authoritative articles, research reports, videos, and statistics. This database steers you away from unreliable content that online browsers sometimes serve up and helps you draw your own conclusions about global warming, the minimum wage, and hundreds of other debated topics.

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Gale Presents: Peterson's Career Prep

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Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep accommodates job seekers at all levels with career assessments for personalized career recommendations and guidance based on program and skills.  Search for open job opportunities and create visually interesting résumés, cover letters, and websites that can be shared with prospective employers using pre-built templates.

Access to Peterson's Career Prep is ending on 9/30/22.  Please see JobNow for expanded career help content and live help. 

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HelpNow

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HelpNow by Brainfuse provides live, certified educator assistance for homework, research, and writing in all subjects for grades K-college seven days a week from 2 pm to 11 pm.

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Heritage Quest

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Accessible census records, PERSI Index, Digitized Books, Revolutionary War records.  Use at any library computer or at home with your Handley Regional Library card number located on the back of your card.

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Hoopla

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Hoopla is a web and mobile library media streaming platform that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone, even your TV.  Instant titles can be streamed immediately with no waiting, or be downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.  More popular titles are listed as Flex titles - if you've reached your limit, return one to get another! 

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Infobase Access Video on Demand

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Access Video On Demand provides unlimited access to thousands of full-length videos and clips, on or off site. With easily accessible, meaningful video content for all patrons, this streaming video solution features exclusive, high-interest videos from top producers, plus new content is added regularly.

If prompted to enter a username and password, use the following:
Username: handleyPL
Password: digital

 

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InfoPlease

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Infoplease is a reference and learning site, combining the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas and several almanacs loaded with facts.

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JobNow

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JobNow by Brainfuse provides live, certified educators and navigators seven days a week from 2 pm to 11 pm for application, résumé and cover letter writing, job searches and interview practice. 

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Just for Kids

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Just for Kids by Infobase is a children's video streaming service that features entertaining and educational videos your kid will love!  Content is appropriate for kids of all ages.  

If prompted to enter a username and password, use the following:
Username: handleyPL
Password: digital

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Learning Express

Learning Express

Organized into targeted learning centers, this e-resource supports those looking to improve core academic skills, pass the GED®, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen and much more.

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Legal Forms

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Find downloadable, fillable forms for basic legal transactions, current to Virginia code. Leases, sales contracts, powers of attorney, etc. [Legal Forms, its publisher, Gale Cengage, The Library of Virginia, Virginia public libraries and their funding bodies assume no liability for actions resulting in the use of these forms.]

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LVA Magazines

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Access digital copies of magazines.  Find instructions for adding the collection to your Libby app here

Magazine content will no longer be available on Libby after 9/30/22.  Start browsing Magzter to view our new magazine collection! 

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Magzter

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Over 4,000 magazine titles available to read digitally!  Read in your browser or download the app for Apple or Android

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Mango Languages

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An online language learning tool that offers courses in Spanish, Polish, English, Mandarin, and more.

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Niche Academy

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Niche Academy is a digital literacy and skill building resource offering instructional videos on many common digital library tools.

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NoveList K-8

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NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction. With a fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 Plus will help you integrate reading across the curriculum and support your young readers.

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NoveList Plus

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Fiction database that provides subject-heading access, reviews, annotation, sections for Author Read-a-likes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, Book Talks, Annotated Book Lists and more. 

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Past Perfect

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Lets you browse over 22,000 photographs and pictures digitized by the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives. This collection of images may be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection. For information about purchasing images please go to our Photographs webpage.

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Reference Solutions

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(Formerly Reference USA), Reference Solutions provides access to accurate & complete business and consumer data for job seekers, small business owners, marketing professionals, and researchers.  Find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, read news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research, and much more.

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Rocket Languages

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Perfect for the business or traveler learner, as well as extra practice for students. Has 12 languages to choose from, including American Sign Language.

Access to Rocket Languages is ending on 9/30/22.  Please see Mango Languages or Transparent Language for language learning lessons. 

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The Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Digital Collection

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Provides online access to selected materials from manuscript collections, including personal correspondence, business records, account books, deeds, and other property records, scrapbooks and other ephemera.

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Transparent Language

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Transparent Language Online provides an effective and engaging experience for language learners looking to build their vocabulary, practice their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and maintain what they learn.  With courses and supplemental resources in 110+ languages, Transparent Language Online can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on almost any device.  Some languages include a KidSpeak track for young learners.  

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Universal Class

Universal Class

Learn something new or update your existing skills! Choose from over 500 online courses, from photography to physics, computers to calligraphy.

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Value Line

Value Line

For beginning as well as veteran investors, Value Line provides reliable, unbiased information. Find accurate, insightful research on companies, industries, markets, and economies. Evaluate investments with confidence and make smarter, more profitable decisions.

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VetNow

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VetNow by Brainfuse provides live, certified educators and navigators Monday through Friday, from 2 pm to 11 pm for assistance to veterans in navigating Department of Veteran Affairs benefits, paperwork, programs, etc. 

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