Research and Learn
Find It Virginia is a carefully curated selection of authoritative databases and online learning products for Virginians of all ages. Use the links below to get started with Find It Virginia and other resources from Rappahannock Co. PL. Please contact the library if you have any questions or run into any issues.
Search Consumer Reports
America’s News — Use America’s News to stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the US. Available remotely 24/7 on any device. Also search current and archived issues of Rappahannock News.
Explora Public Libraries — Explora is a user-friendly search tool that offers access to thousands of magazine and journal articles on a wide range of topics for both students and lifelong learners.
Explora Middle & HS — Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with age-appropriate content for middle and high school learners with an easy-to-use interface and great accessibility tools, including translation and text to sound.
Gale in Context: Elementary — Gale in Context: Elementary meets the research needs of students in kindergarten through grade 5, with age-appropriate content from magazines, newspapers, and more.
Ancestry for Virginians — Free access to select Ancestry.com materials from the Library of Virginia’s collections. Available to Virginia residents who are authenticated using GeoIP validation. Users may need to enable geolocation services on their browser to gain access. Please note: The ‘Ancestry for Virginians’ content is included in Ancestry.com personal subscriptions.
Heritage Hub — Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. Heritage Hub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.
Virginia Memory — Virginia Memory is part of the online presence of the Library of Virginia, the state archives and reference library. The Library maintains vast and varied collections of print materials, manuscripts, archival records, newspapers, photographs and ephemera, maps and atlases, rare books, and fine art that tell the history of the commonwealth and its people. Access to the digital collections found on Virginia Memory is made possible by federal funding provided through the Library Services and Technology Act program administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Jobs and Careers
Accel5 — Explore a unique business library, featuring videos, book summaries, and articles on professional development, leadership theory, and business best practices.
Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative — Use these self-paced, online classes to learn how to launch a small business venture, from marketing to human resources and government regulation to finance.
Gale Legal Forms — Find downloadable, fillable forms for basic legal transactions, current to Virginia code.
JobNow — Connect LIVE with a certified career coach, seven days a week between 2 and 11 pm, for help with résumé writing, applications, searches, and skill development needs. Also find unemployment assistance, résumé templates, career assessments, and test and credentialing prep resources for over 140 job types.
Universal Class — Online, self-paced learning, with over 100 classes relating to business and entrepreneurship skills.
VetNow — Connect LIVE with a military benefits navigator, seven days a week between 2 and 11 pm, for help with eligibility questions, connecting with veteran’s benefits and community resources, and more.
Books and Reading
NoveList Plus — Can’t decide what to read next? Need a book or author recommendation for a child, student, or family member? Use NoveList Plus to discover your next favorite author, series, or title!
NoveList Plus K-8 — Looking for your next great read for your child? Use NoveList K-8 to discover your new authors, series, or titles!
Homework Help Now — Connect LIVE with a certified tutor, seven days a week between 2 and 11 pm, for assistance with assignments, research and writing. Also find practice tests, study plans, and more. Tutoring is available in English and Spanish.
Transparent Language — Learn to speak 140+ foreign languages including over 20 indigenous languages, American Sign Language, and Citizenship Prep, and also includes ESL/ELL materials for speakers of 34 different languages. Transparent Language is perfect for the business travelers or tourists, as well as supplementing classroom lessons for students.
Universal Class — Online, self-paced learning, with over 600 classes on everything from crafts to technology and much more.