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Advantage Digital Newspaper Archive

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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Ancestry

Find birth, death, and census records. Normally only accessible inside the library, however Ancestry is allowing at home access until December 31st, 2021. To access, log-in to your library account on our catalog at https://catalog.handleyregional.org and then from drop-down menu next to your name - click on the Ancestry.com link.  Email info@handleyregional.org if you need help.

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Blue Ridge Download Consortium

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

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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CQ Researcher

Search for in-depth discussions of current events & "hot" issues in the news, ranging from social & teen issues to environment, health, education & science & technology. Call 540-869-9000 ext. 203 for login information.

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World Book Early Learning

Early Learning by World Book

Formerly called Early World of Learning
World Book Online’s early childhood digital resource, is a child’s first encyclopedia, eBook, and introduction to core early concepts.  With read-aloud across all functions, the 60 stories in “World of Reading” and “Trek’s Travels” tie learning together through videos, games, and printable activities.  Twelve stories are available in both Spanish and English, and the worksheets also offer written instructions in Spanish.  Classic songs, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales complete the program and are often included in the lesson plan for each story.  

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Explora

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 0-4

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 Adults

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 High School

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 K-5

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 Middle School

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

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

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 Presents

Gale Presents: Peterson's Career Prep

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.

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Heritage Quest

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

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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JobNow

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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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

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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Mango Language

Mango Languages

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

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Niche Academy

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

NoveList K-8

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

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

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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Ref Solutions

Reference Solutions

(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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The Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Digital Collection

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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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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