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Access the Wall Street Journal from anywhere! Simply click here to create your account, and you can start using immediately. Your access will be available for the next 3 days. After 3 days, simply come back and click the provided link again, and login as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created. (Please note: Login credentials may not be shared with others).

Scholastic Teachables offers unlimited access to 30,000+ educational resources for ages 4-12. Download printable lessons plans, reading passages, game and puzzles, skill sheets, and more! Begin your journey by clicking one of the links below:

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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, transitioning from a military to civilian career, and more. To begin, click here. This service is made possible by the Library of Virginia.

Connect with a certified career coach, seven days a week between 2 and 11 pm. Get help with résumé writing, applications, searches, and skill development needs. To begin, click here. This service is made possible by the Library of Virginia.

Get live help from tutors in a variety of subjects, free of charge! To begin, click here. This service is made possible by the Library of Virginia.

As a Shenandoah County Library patron, you have unrestricted Web access to the Washington Post, whether you are in the library or at home. To access the site from inside the library, simply click here and begin browsing. To access from home, click here and follow the instructions to browse the site for seven days. On the eighth day, revisit this offsite link to receive another seven day pass. Repeat as needed!



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.

Universal Class offers the highest quality online courses for those interested in pursuing continuing education and personal development. Choose from over 500 self-paced and instructor-led courses, all on your own schedule! To begin, click here

The Virginia Newspaper Project is part of the United States Newspaper Program, a national effort to locate, describe, inventory, preserve, and provide public access to the United States imprint newspapers housed in the Commonwealth. To begin searching, click here

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 hereIf you're accessing the site from home, please use your library card number as your password.


Visit the International Code Council's "Free Resources" page to access building codes for a variety of locales. The information is free, though the site places some restrictions on searching and printing the information. To begin, click here.

The Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) contains the building regulations that must be complied with when constructing a new building, structure, or an addition to an existing building. To begin your research, click here.

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.

Visit eBooks on EBSCOhost to locate eBooks on a variety of subjects.  To begin, click here, and select "EBSCOhost Research Databases" if prompted.


While in the Library, you can get full Web access to The New York Times. Click here to log into your account.

If you are accessing the New York Times site from home or not using the library's network, click here to begin.

For help using the mobile New York Times app, click here

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.

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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 Solutions (formerly Reference USA) is a database listing over 14 million Businesses, 210 million residential listings, and 855,000 physicians 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.

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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.

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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. This resource is available for in-library use only.


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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. 

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Footnote is now fold3! Keeping its focus on bringing together original historical documents and social networking, fold3 promises a greater emphasis on military records.  Read more about the changes here.


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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. This resource is available for in-library use only.

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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.

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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.

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Looking for something to read? Use NoveList to find book reviews, plot summaries and get book recommendations based on your favorite books or authors. To begin, click here.

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 hereIf you're accessing the site from home, please use your library card number as your password.

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 hereFor a list of available legal resources compiled by the Virginia State Law Librarian, click here. 

Peterson's Test Prep (PTP) is designed to help students — in high school, graduate school, specialty school and beyond — make their future education decisions easier. PTP 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. To begin, click hereIf you're accessing the site from home, please use your library card number as your password.


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