TumbleBooks, a provider of digital content for all ages, has opened access to their resources for users as libraries remain closed due to COVID-19. Click here for information on signing in and benefiting from this generous offer.
Small Business Reference Center
Small Business Reference Center provides a wealth of information for budding entrepreneurs, including access to NOLO books on important business and nonprofit topics. Click here to access a list of EBSCO database products, and scroll down to select Small Business Reference Center.
Car trouble? Access step-by-step repair instructions, wiring diagrams, video tutorials and more via Chilton Library. If you've used Chilton manuals in print format, you'll find the online version more comprehensive and user-friendly. To begin, click here. If you're accessing the site from home, please use your library card number as your password.
Find objective expert ratings on a variety of products and services via Consumer Reports Online. This database is designed to be user-friendly, so finding advice on purchases is just a click away. To begin, click here. If you're logging in from home, please use your library card number for access.
Find It Virginia
Looking for something? Find it Virginia probably has it. You can find magazine and newspaper articles, encyclopedias and other reference works, TV and radio transcripts, company information and investment reports, health and wellness information, and homework help, plus photos, charts, maps, diagrams, and illustrations.
MasterFILE Elite provides full text for magazines, periodicals and reference books covering a wide-range of subject areas. This database also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps and flags. To begin, click here. If you're logging in from home, please use your library card number for access.
Reference USA is a database listing over 14 million Businesses, 210 million residential listings, and 855,000 physician and dentists. Look up a college roommate, find a medical office or get information about a business. Updated monthly, so you won't get stuck with out-of-date listings.
Senior Navigator is a one-stop online resources for senior citizens in Virginia. This award-winning program combines the Internet with a network of volunteers to bring over 21,000 health and aging resources - both public and private - to seniors, their families and caregivers.
Ancestry provides coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as records from Canada and other areas. Read more about Ancestry Library Edition.
FOR IN-LIBRARY USE
FOR AT HOME USE
FamilySearch is a family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. The Shenandoah County Library is one of over 4,000 FamilySearch Centers that provides access to the FamilySearch database of digitized records, family trees, books, and genealogies. This service requires the creation of a free FamilySearch Account.
HeritageQuest is an essential collection of unique material for both genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s. You can use HeritageQuest Online to find your ancestors, trace their paths across America, and learn what life was like in the areas where they settled. Read more about Heritage Quest
The USGenWeb Project is a volunteer-driven effort to provide free genealogical Web sites for researching information in all 50 states. To access a comprehensive list of sites, click here. To navigate directly to the Virginia GenWeb site, click here. Information for Shenandoah County in particular may be accessed by clicking here. Finally, if you wish to search Hening's Statutes-at-Large, a collection of the laws of Virginia from 1619, click here.
Prices 4 Antiques
Prices 4 Antiques’ records are routinely used to learn what was paid for a specific item listed in the database, to estimate the value of similar items for sale, purchase, or insurance purposes and to support values in a formal appraisal or in a family division of property.
With approximately 1,300 categories and related types, the P4A Antiques database is used by many professional personal property appraisers and is a favored resource at most major auction houses, including Christie’s in New York, while many museums, public libraries and government agencies like the Internal Revenue Service also subscribe.
Mango Languages is a one-stop language learning resource. Study and learn over twenty foreign languages with both basic and complete courses. Learn phrases for your next trip abroad, or study for fluency all from any computer with internet access. Use your library barcode for access.
Have you ever started a novel only to find it's part of a series, with no idea what to read next? Try eSequels, which provides an easy way to locate books that are part of a series. This database can be searched by author and title, as well as by character, location, and subject.
If you're in need of legal forms for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the LegalForms database is the place to start. Find forms related to divorce and bankruptcy proceedings, wills, real estate transactions, powers of attorney, and much more. The database also includes an Attorney Directory and legal dictionary. To begin, click here. If you're accessing the site from home, please use your library card number as your password.
Virginia Law Portal
The Virginia Law Portal brings together the legal publications that comprise Virginia Law: the Code of Virginia, Administrative Code and the Commonwealth's Constitution. The newly designed Web site adds Compacts, Charters, Authorities, and Uncodified Acts to the law resources available for searching and navigating. To begin, click here. To locate resources for self-represented litigants, visit the Virginia Judicial System Court Self-Help page by clicking here.
Testing and Education Reference Center
Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) is designed to help students — in high school, graduate school, specialty school and beyond — make their future education decisions easier. TERC is loaded with information on colleges, technical schools, practice entrance exams, and certification and professional license exams that show students what to expect and how to prepare for — and excel at — the next level. The included Resume Builder and Virtual Career Library make TERC the perfect choice for job seekers by providing specific examples and tips for job searches. To begin, click here. If you're accessing the site from home, please use your library card number as your password.
Automotive Article Count: 1
Building Codes Article Count: 2
Consumer Information Article Count: 1