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: Articles from newspapers, reference books, magazines and journals with a broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields.
Ancestry Library: An in-library only research tool providing census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.
: Various local and national newspapers.
: From newspapers across the United States.
: World-wide biographical information from reference sources and periodicals. Includes multi-media content. Topics can be searched based on keyword, nationality, and occupation, as well as name.
: Articles from newspapers, reference books, magazines and journals for the professional or student researcher.
: Business journals, peer-reviewed business publications and company profiles.
: Articles from a wide variety of periodicals covering topics such as health and nutrition, psychology, and sociology.
: Photographs, diagnostics, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins for automobiles and light trucks.
- In addition to the statutes, the code includes the rules of the court, legal ethics opinions and is organized by title number and section. If you don't know the law number, you can browse the Table of Contents or search for statutes by entering keywords and terms. If you need assistance with formulating your search, you can view
: Product information, news and reviews in computer hardware and software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.
: Articles from newspapers, reference books, magazines and journals for the professional or student researcher.
: Articles, recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.
- Concise, reliable and up-to-date reports on more than 200 countries, each U.S. state and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories. CultureGrams goes beyond mere facts and figures to deliver an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, history, customs and lifestyles of people around the world. When prompted for a library card number, enter VBPL before your library card number.DDear Reader
: Sign up for free online book clubs to read daily book samples. Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970
: Fire insurance maps for genealogists, planners and history buffs.Diversity Studies Collection
: Articles exploring cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community for social science, history and liberal arts coursework. Ee-Book Collection by EBSCO
: (formerly NetLibrary) Nonfiction titles covering a broad range of topics. Elibrary
: Available through FinditVirginia, select the link for Public Libraries, then "More info" under Magazines, News & Articles. Multimedia content including articles, images, websites, e-books, maps, videos, television and radio transcripts.Environmental Studies and Policy Collection
: Articles for students, educators and professionals on environmentally-related topics.Expanded Academic ASAP
: Scholarly and peer reviewed journals, news magazines, and newspapers.F
Financial Ratings Series
: Accurate, independent information and ratings for banks, insurance companies and credit unions, with additional investment ratings for stocks and mutual funds. When asked for your Library card number, type VBPL then your card number.Fine Arts and Music Collection
: Articles providing information on a variety of art-related topics in areas such as drama, music, art history, and film-making.
Foundation Directory Online Professional: A searchable online resource from an independent national service organization providing information for professional grant seekers on U.S. funders and their grants. Available only at the Virginia Beach Central Library.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online: A searchable online resource from an independent national service organization devoted exclusively to foundations that support the needs of individuals - students, artists, researchers and those with special needs. Available for in-library use only.GGale Directory Library
: A collection of directories on companies, publishers, associations, and more. Multiple directories can be crossed-searched. Gale PowerSearch
: Search for any term or phrase and find articles from thousands of magazines, journals, newspapers and books along with videos, images and podcast content. Gale Virtual Reference Library
: A collection of virtual reference books on a wide variety of topics.Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection
: Magazine and journal articles, images and reference resources for the hobbyist or professional.
General Reference Center Gold
: News and magazine articles, reference books and multimedia content on a wide range of topics.
: Articles from newspapers, reference books, and magazines on a wide range of topics.
Grant Select : Resources for funding opportunities provided by sponsoring organizations.
GreenFile : Articles from scholarly journals and general interest magazines, as well as government documents and reports on the positive and negative ways humans affect ecology.
Health Reference Center Academic: Nursing and Allied Health journals, plus a wide variety of consumer health information sources and multimedia.
HeritageQuest: Images of U.S. census records and other primary source materials.
Home Improvement Collection: Magazine and journal articles, images and reference resources for the hobbyist or professional.
Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure Collection: Articles from industry journals, travel guides, and popular magazines covering both historical and current information on the field.
Information Science and Library Issues Collection: Articles from newspapers, magazines and journals for the professional or student researcher.
InfoTrac Junior Edition: Elementary and middle school students will have access to a variety of magazines, newspapers, and reference books for detailed information needed for homework assignments and general reference questions.
InfoTrac Student Edition: For high school students with access to a variety of magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Insurance and Liability Collection: Articles from newspapers, reference books, magazines and journals for the individual property owner to the business owner on topics such as labor relations, mortgage banking, and other insurance and legal issues.
: School help for parents, teachers and students K through 5.L
(Library Information Science & Technology Abstracts): Bibliographic database on librarianship. Literati by Credo
: Articles, books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, images, videos, news sources on a wide range of topics. Read more about this resource
. Literature Criticism Online
: This resource brings together several literary commentary series covering a range of modern and historical views on authors and their work. Resources include series such as Contemporary Literary Criticism and Poetry Criticism.Literature Criticism Online, Something About the Author Online
: Allows researchers to cross-search two or more of the literature resources from Literature Criticism Online and Something About the Author Online.Literature Resource Center
: Biographical entries, literary criticism, reviews, author interviews, full-text poems, plays and short stories.Literature Resources from Gale
: Articles covering authors, their works, literary movements, and genres. Includes literary criticism and reviews.LitFinder
: Full-text poems, stories, plays, biographies, essays and explanations for further study, evaluation and enjoyment.Lynda.com
: lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.MMasterFile Premier
: News and magazine articles on a wide range of topics.
Military and Intelligence Database Collection
: Articles covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects covered include: socioeconomic effects of war, government policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more.Morningstar Investment Research Center
: Real time access to comprehensive financial information on investments, spanning mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds. N
National Geographic Kids
: Access National Geographic Kids
magazine from 2009-present, 200 National Geographic Kids books, and 500 downloadable images for kids.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
: Articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and magazine and newspaper articles on social issues.P
Philanthropy In/Sight: An interactive mapping tool designed for grant makers, advisors, policymakers, researchers, academics - virtually anyone interested in the impact of philanthropy. Available only at the Virginia Beach Central Library. Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection
: Journal articles relevant for researchers and practitioners.
Read the Books
: Find fiction and non-fiction books for kids using book lists, book discussion guides and more.
: Search for companies and people in the United States. Regional Business News
: Regional news from business journals, newspapers and newswires within the United States.Religion and Philosophy Collection
: Articles from newspapers, magazines and journals for use in researching different religions and philosophies and how they impact daily life.Rosetta Stone
: Access Rosetta Stone courses for 30 different languages, free with your library card. An app is available for iOS and Android devices. After downloading the app, select Enterprise and Education Learners and type in VBPL.SSmall Business Collection
: For business students and entrepreneurs. You'll find insights, tips, strategies, and success stories.Small Business Reference Center
: Business basics such as starting a company, operations management, sales and more. Search by business areas and find information by business types.Something About the Author Online
: Learn about the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults.
Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage: Analysis and rankings on companies, industries, mutual funds and other investments. To use NetAdvantage, enter your valid Virginia Beach Public Library card number below. Read more about this resource
: Listen and read along to fiction and nonfiction books for a variety of ages. Videos, puzzles and games are also included.U
U.S. History Collection
: Balanced coverage of events in U. S. History, as well as new and innovative scholarly works in the field. V
: Data and performance analysis on stocks and other securities. To use Value Line, enter your library card number below.
: Articles from 1990 to the current date from the Hampton Roads area.Vocations and Careers Collection
: Articles providing information from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.WWar and Terrorism Collection
: Articles from hand selected magazine and journal titles for analysts, risk management professionals and students of military science, history, and social science.WestlawNext Patron Access
(link only accessible inside the library): This legal research database includes state and federal statutes and cases, including many unpublished cases. There are limited consecutive sessions available for this resource. Please sign off at the end of your session.Women in History
: Articles from world-wide magazines and journals covering a vast assortment of topics. Included subjects cover historical, legal, and social overviews as well as current events.
World Book Online: Contains accessible, easy-to-use articles from the encyclopedia print set plus enhanced features. To use World Book, enter your valid Virginia Beach Public Library card number below.
: Find books, movies, music and articles in over 10,000 libraries worldwide.