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: Various local and national newspapers.America's Obituaries and Death Notices
: From newspapers across the United States.Audio Book Cloud
: An online audio library of books for all ages, including classics, fiction, non-fiction and books in Spanish.Biography in Context
: 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. Booking Ahead
: From Baker and Taylor, this list contains new fiction titles soon to be published.Business Plans Handbook
: A collection of business plans in manufacturing, retail and services industries.Business Source Elite
: Business journals, peer-reviewed business publications and company profiles. ChiltonLibrary.com
: Photographs, diagnostics, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins for automobiles and light trucks. Computer Database
: Product information, news and reviews in computer hardware and software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.Culinary Arts Collection
: Articles, recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.Dear Reader
: Sign up for free online book clubs. Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970
: Fire insurance maps for genealogists, planners and history buffs. e-Book Collection by EBSCO
; (formerly NetLibrary) Nonfiction titles covering a broad range of topics. E-Commerce Sourcebook
: How-to topics in e-commerce and directory listings of companies, services, associations, and government agencies.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. Encyclopedia of Small Business
: Entrepreneurs will gain how-to information that they can apply to their own business including financing, financial planning, business plan creation, market analysis, sales strategy, tax planning, human resource issues and more.Expanded Academic ASAP
: From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database covers all the academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images!Financial Rating Series Online
: Weiss provides accurate, independent information and ratings for banks, insurance companies and credit unions. In addition, you'll find investment ratings from "TheStreet.com" for stocks and mutual funds. When asked for your Library card number, type VBPL then your card number. Read more about this resource
. Gale Virtual Reference Library
: Reference made easy! Enjoy a wide variety of reference works that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With references ranging from the Encyclopedia of World Biography to the Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, research just got easier.Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture
: Farmers, landscape architects, and biotechnologists alike will have their information appetites sated with this collection of journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture. A fertile and growing collection, this collection includes content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies. Read more about this resource
. General Reference Center Gold
: Articles from newspapers, reference books, and magazines on a wide range of topics.
General Science Collection
: Composed of predominantly full-text academic journals and general science-focused magazines, this collection provides coverage of a wide variety of scientific endeavors, including particle physics, quantum theory, advanced mathematics, and biotechnology.
: Search for funding opportunities provided by sponsoring organizations.HeritageQuest
: Find your ancestors using the name search in the census index. There are full page images of U.S. census records and other primary source materials.Home Improvement
: Hobbyists and professional carpenters alike will immediately put their projects on a more solid foundation with architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more. Read more about this resource
Junior Edition Info Trac OneFile
: A one-stop source for news and magazine articles on a wide range of topics. Updated daily.
: Middle and high school students will find answers to their research and homework questions in the magazine, newspaper and reference sources that make up Junior Edition.Kids InfoBits
: Kids in Kindergarten through grade 5 can use this resource to find full-text information from references and magazines and newspapers. It covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.Learning Express Library
: This great resource offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, e-books, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you. Read more about this resource
: A bibliographic database providing information on librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Literati by Credo
: High school and first year college students will find this resource helpful for finding topics and basic information. Read more about this resource
. Literature Resource Center
: College students, both undergraduate and graduate, as well as the sophisticated casual user, will find biographical entries, critical essays and reviews, author interviews as well as full-text poems, plays and short stories.LitFinder
: Students and researchers will find full-text poems, stories, plays and more. It also includes biographies, essays and explanations for further study, evaluation and enjoyment.Literary Criticism Collection
: Students will find critical and biographical web sites about authors and their works. Sources are both historical and international in scope.Mango Languages
: Update your marketable skills by learning a second language. Mango Languages immerses you in real, everyday conversations in 12 different language courses.Read more about this resource
. MasterFile Premiere
: Provides full text, abstracts and indexing for reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multi-cultural magazines. Updated daily.
: Need business and financial data on global publicly listed companies? Try Mergent! It contains information on global equity fundamentals, equity pricing, corporate actions and fixed income. You'll find detailed financial information for more than 35,000 U.S. public and non-public companies as well as municipal bond issuers and corporate bonds, dividends, actions and unit investment trusts. Read more about this resource
NetLibrary: See e-Book Collection by EBSCO NoveList
: Use NoveList to find fiction books based on books that you've read or topics in which you are interested in. There is a wide range of things to choose from including booklists, reviews and a huge database of books. Read more about this resource
.Nursing and Allied Health Collection
: Journal articles on all aspects of the Nursing profession -- from direct patient care to health care administration. This collection will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.Opposing Viewpoints
: This is a complete one-stop source for information on social issues. You'll find articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. Read more about this resource
. Psychology Collection
: Journal articles exploring what makes people "tick" from childhood to death a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops -- and diminishes -- over time.Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection
: Journal articles in the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine. Topics include proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more.ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Norfolk Journal and Guide
: Genealogists, researchers and scholars will enjoy easy access to first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events from 1921 to 2003. Read more about this resource
.Read the Books
: Help your child find just the right book. Use Read the Books to find both fiction and non-fiction books for kids. You'll also have access to book lists, book discussion guides and more.
: Use this resource to search for companies in the United States. Basic searches include size, location and type. You can do custom searches that include ownership, financial data and more. You'll find extensive company information including telephone numbers and industry profiles. Read more about this resource
. Regional Business News
: Get regional news that you can use from business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
: High school student? Try Sparknotes. You'll find literature study guides, classic books, and reference tools. There is even test prep for all the major college readiness testing including SAT and ACT as well as AP Subject exams.
Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage: Need analysis and rankings on companies, industries, mutual funds and other investments. You'll find it all in NetAdvantage. Use the Financial Education section tools for a better understanding of personal and family finances. To use NetAdvantage, enter your valid Virginia Beach Public Library card number below. Read more about this resource
: High school student will find indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books with information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.TumbleBooks
: Listen and read along to Tumble Books! These are animated, talking picture books created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.
U.S. History Collection
: This collection provides coverage of the current thinking on the events in U.S. History, as well as new and innovative scholarly work in the field. This compilation of journals provides balanced and thought-provoking insight into the field. Journals range in topic from Urban History Review to the Journal of Folklore Research. Read more about this resource
: Need information on stocks which are traded on the American & New York Stock exchanges or NASDAQ? Use this resource to find data and performance analyzes on stocks and other securities. Read more about this resource
: Get the local news from the local paper. You'll find full text articles from 1990 to the current date.
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World Book Encyclopedia: Provided by the Friends of the Virginia Beach Public Library, World Book Encyclopedia is a premier online reference source--containing every article from the print set plus thousands more. Enjoy state-of-the art multimedia, editor-reviewed Web sites, and much more. Read more about this resource
. To use Word Book, enter your valid Virginia Beach Public Library card number below.
World History Collection
: Have a question about Alexander the Great? Just what are the Ides of March? This collection of predominantly full-text journals provides balanced coverage of events in World History. Find information in academic journals, popular magazines, even multi-media sources.