Alexandria Library Digital Resources

The library offers premium research tools accessible with your library card. These resources are subscription-based and provide access to information from reliable sources. With just a few exceptions, all databases are accessible from home using your library card. single sign-on will prevent you from having to enter your Library Card Number for every database login. 

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Alphabetical List

Databases A-to-Z

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Expanded Academic ASAP
Covers a wide range of academic disciplines, including arts, humanities, social sciences, and technology.


Agriculture Collection
Comprehensive coverage of agriculture and its related fields.


Ancestry Library Edition 
Genealogy and family history research.♦ 


   Antiques Reference
    Learn how to evaluate antique collections. Sponsored by Mourot Decorative Arts Fund.

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Biography in Context
Biographical essays on the world's most influential people.


Books & Authors
Find books to read by exploring combinations of books, authors, genres and topics.


Britannica Online Library Edition
An online learning resource for children and adults. Easy to use and easy to find trusted information.


Business Economics & Theory Collection
Focuses on topics in economics.

 

Business Insights: Essentials
Focuses on detailed company and industry news and information.


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Child Development
Covers issues related to human development from conception through adolescence.


Communication & Mass Media Collection
Provides information focused on all aspects of the communications field.

 

Computer Database
Focuses on computers and technology.


Contemporary Literary Criticism Select
Critical essays on contemporary authors.


Credo Reference-Literati
Free live homework help for kids in grades 3-12. Also a great place to research any subject for papers or projects.


Criminal Justice Collection
Useful information for a career in law, law enforcement, or Homeland Security.


Culinary Arts collection
Information related to cooking, nutrition, and the culinary arts industry.


Cypress Resume Builder
Allows you create professional-quality resumes and coverletters in quick and simple steps.

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Diversity Studies Collection
Explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community.


DMV Practice Tests Online
Practice DMV tests for the State of Virginia.


eBooks on EBSCO
Collection of non- fiction and reference eBooks.


   eLibrary
   General reference collection.


Environmental Studies and Policy Collection
Focuses on environmental issues and policies.


Family Search
Genealogy and family history research.


Fine Arts & Music Collection
Research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.


FirstSearch
Access to a core collection of reference databases.


Foundation Directory Online
Directory and profiles of grantmakers to see who is receiving funding and why.♦ 


Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Resource for finding grants and fundraising opportunities.♦ 


Foundation Maps
Interactive mapping tool showing the impact of philanthropy around the world.♦ 


Freading eBooks  
eBooks for checkout with no holds or waitlists.


Freegal Music Service  
Download 5 songs per week (to keep) and stream music 3 hours per day with your library card.

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Gale Courses 
Interactive, instructor-led online courses on a wide range of courses. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.


Gale Virtual Reference Library 
Collection of virtual reference books on a wide variety of topics.


Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Collection
Key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture.


General OneFile
General reference collection.


General Reference Center Gold
General interest database offers the latest content covering current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, and more.


General Science Collection
Collection of science resources.


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Health Reference Center Academic
Full text access of nursing and allied health journals.


Health & Wellness Resource Center
Access to carefully compiled medical reference materials


Heritage Quest
Over 25,000 family and local histories, providing a collection of research materials for tracing family history.


Home Improvement Collection
Home improvement focused titles for hobbyists and professional carpenters.


Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Collection
Industry journals covering both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field.

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Information Science and Library Issues
Topics in information infrastructure, data processing techniques, metadata architectures, and more.


InfoTrac Newsstand
A full-text newspaper database collection of more than 1,000 newspapers.


Insurance & Liability Collection
Journals covering topics such as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more.

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Literature Criticism Online
Largest curated online collection of literary criticism.


   Mango Languages 
   Mango is an online language-learning system with over 70 different language courses and 18 ESL       courses.


Miss Humblebee's Academy
A play- based, interactive and fun learning experience.


Military & Intelligence Database
Past and current state of military affairs.


Morningstar Investment Research Center
Designed to help patrons reach their investment goals. If you are offsite please use this link.


Nursing & Allied Health Collection
All aspects of the Nursing profession are covered in this collection.


Odilo
Spanish eBooks and streaming videos.


RBDigital (formerly Oneclickdigital) eAudiobooks
Downloadable audiobooks in an easy to use format with no holds or waitlists


OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks  
Download popular audiobooks and eBooks for use on computer desktops and mobile devices.

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Pop Culture Collection
Information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course.


Psychology Collection
Learn how to do more effective research by learning how to find, evaluate, and use information.


Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection
Full-text periodicals covering physical therapy and sports medicine.


ProQuest Research Companion 
Guides students through the research process, helping develop critical thinking skills to more effectively find, evaluate, and use information. 
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Regional Business News
Regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.


Religion & Philosophy Collection
Different religions, philosophies and how they impact our daily lives.


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Small Business Collection
Insights, tips, strategies and success stories for business entrepreneurs.


Small Business Resource Center
Learn how to start, finance or manage your small business.


Testing & Education Reference Center 
Search thousands of college and graduate school entries, identify scholarships that meet financial needstake on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.


Today's Science
Tailored to students and teachers, including tips for writing research papers, a guide to putting together a science fair project, experiments and presentations.


U.S. History Collection
Coverage of both the current thinking and events in US History


Vocations & Careers Collections
Topics include job searching and maintaining a career.


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War & Terrorism Collection
Periodicals for analysts, risk management professionals and students of military science, history, social science.


Washington Post Historical Newspapers
Digitized Wasington Post articles from 1877-1997.


World History Collection
Covers both current thinking and events in World History


Women in History
Covers Women throughout history.


WorldCat
Access to the world's largest and most comprehensive catalog.


Zinio Digital Magazines 
Full digital versions of popular magazines. Read online or download issues to your computer or mobile device and read offline. No holds or waitlists.

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Adults

Teens

Children

Business/Finance

Business Economics & Theory Collection
Focuses on topics in economics.


Business Insights: Essentials
Focuses on detailed company and industry news and information.


Insurance & Liability Collection
Journals covering topics such as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more.


Morningstar Investment Research Center
Designed to help patrons reach their investment goals.


Regional Business News
Regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

 

Small Business Collection
Insights, tips, strategies and success stories for business entrepreneurs.


Small Business Resource Center
Learn how to start, finance or manage your small business.


Books and Literature

Books & Authors
Find books to read by exploring combinations of books, authors, genres and topics.

 

Contemporary Literary Criticism Select
Critical essays on contemporary authors.


Freading eBooks 
eBooks for checkout with no holds or waitlists.

 

OneClick Digital eAudiobooks
Downloadable audiobooks in an easy to use format with no holds or waitlists.

 

OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks
Download popular audiobooks and eBooks for use on computer desktops and mobile devices.


 

Odilo
Download popular Spanish ebooks for use on computer desktops and mobile devices.


Careers

Cypress Resume Builder
Allows you create professional-quality resumes and cover letters in quick and simple steps.

 

Testing & Education Reference Center 
Search thousands of college and graduate school entries, identify scholarships that meet financial needstake on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.

 

Vocations & Careers Collections
Topics include job searching and maintaining a career.


Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition 
Genealogy and family history research. ♦ 

 

Family Search
Genealogy and family history research.

 

Heritage Quest
Over 25,000 family and local histories, providing a collection of research materials for tracing family history. ♦ 

Grants

Foundation Directory Online
Directory and profiles of grantmakers to see who is receiving funding and why. ♦ 

 

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Resource for finding grants and fundraising opportunities. ♦ 

 

Foundation Maps
Interactive mapping tool showing the impact of philanthropy around the world. ♦ 

Health and Medicine

Health & Wellness Resource Center
Access to carefully compiled medical reference materials.

 

Health Reference Center Academic
Full text access of nursing and allied health journals.

 

Nursing & Allied Health Collection
All aspects of the Nursing profession are covered in this collection.

 

Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection
Full-text periodicals covering physical therapy and sports medicine.

 

Psychology Collection
Full-text periodicals covering the study of the human mind and emotions.

History

U.S. History Collection
Coverage of both the current thinking and events in US History.

 

Women in History
Covers Women throughout history.

 

World History Collection
Covers both current thinking and events in World History.

 

War & Terrorism Collection
Periodicals for analysts, risk management professionals and students of military science, history, social science.

Hobbies & DIY

Agriculture Collection
Comprehensive coverage of agriculture and its related fields.

 

Culinary Arts collection
Information related to cooking, nutrition, and the culinary arts industry.

 

Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Collection
Key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture.

 

Home Improvement Collection
Home improvement focused titles for hobbyists and professional carpenters.

Language Learning

Mango Languages 
Mango is an online language-learning system with over 70 different language courses and 18 ESL courses.

 

Testing & Education Reference Center 
Search thousands of college and graduate school entries, identify scholarships that meet financial needs take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.

 

Odilo
Download popular Spanish ebooks for use on computer desktops and mobile devices.


Newspapers and Magazines

eJournal A-Z List
Searches our online databases that provide titles with full-text, indexed, and abstracted materials.


InfoTrac Newsstand
A full-text newspaper database collection of more than 1,000 newspapers.

 

Washington Post Historical Newspapers
Digitized Wasington Post articles from 1877-1997. 

 

Zinio Digital Magazines 
Full digital versions of popular magazines. Read online or download issues to your computer or mobile device and read offline. No holds or waitlists.

Online Learning

Gale Courses 
Interactive, instructor-led online courses on a wide range of courses. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

 

Mango Languages  
Mango is an online language-learning system with over 70 different language courses and 18 ESL courses.

 

Proquest Research Companion
Guides students through the research process, helping develop critical thinking skills to more effectively find, evaluate, and use information.

 

Testing & Education Reference Center 
Search thousands of college and graduate school entries, identify scholarships that meet financial needs take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.

Research

Biography in Context
Biographical essays on the world's most influential people.


Child Development
Covers issues related to human development from conception through adolescence.


Communication & Mass Media Collection
Provides information focused on all aspects of the communications field.


Criminal Justice Collection
Useful information for a career in law, law enforcement, or Homeland Security.


Diversity Studies Collection
Explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community.


eLibrary
General reference collection.  


Environmental Studies and Policy Collection
Focuses on environmental issues and policies.


Expanded Academic ASAP
Covers a wide range of academic disciplines, including arts, humanities, social sciences, and technology.


Fine Arts & Music Collection
Research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.


Gale Virtual Reference Library 
Collection of virtual reference books on a wide variety of topics.


General OneFile
General reference collection.


General Reference Center Gold
General interest database offers the latest content covering current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, and more.


Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Collection
Industry journals covering both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field.

 

Information Science and Library Issues
Topics in information infrastructure, data processing techniques, metadata architectures, and more.

 

Military & Intelligence Database
Past and current state of military affairs.

 

Pop Culture Collection
Information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course.

 

Psychology Collection
Full-text periodicals covering the study of the human mind and emotions.

 

Religion & Philosophy Collection
Different religions, philosophies and how they impact our daily lives.

Science & Technology

Computer Database
Focuses on computers and technology.

 

General Science Collection
Collection of science resources.

 

Today's Science
Tailored to students and teachers, including tips for writing research papers, a guide to putting together a science fair project, experiments and presentations.

Careers

Cypress Resume Builder
Allows you create professional-quality resumes and coverletters in quick and simple steps.


Testing & Education Reference Center  
Search thousands of college and graduate school entries, identify scholarships that meet financial needs take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.


Vocations & Careers Collections
Topics include job searching and maintaining a career.


History & Geography

U.S. History Collection
Coverage of both the current thinking and events in US History


World History Collection
Covers both current thinking and events in World History.


Homework Help

Credo Reference - Literati
Free live homework help for kids in grades 3-12 (click right-hand tab). Also a great place to research any subject for papers or projects.


General OneFile
General reference collection


Proquest Research Companion
Guides students through the research process, helping develop critical thinking skills to more effectively find, evaluate, and use information.

Research

Biography in Context
Biographical essays on the world's most influential people.


Britannica Online Library Edition
An online learning resource for children and adults. Easy to use and easy to find trusted information.


Expanded Academic ASAP
Covers a wide range of academic disciplines, including arts, humanities, social sciences, and technology.


General Reference Center Gold
General interest database offers the latest content covering current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, and more.


InfoTrac Student Edition
A periodical and eBooks database designed for high-school students.


ProQuest Research Companion
Guides students through the research process, helping develop critical thinking skills to more effectively find, evaluate, and use information. ♦ 


Science

General Science Collection
Collection of science resources.


Today's Science
Tailored to students and teachers, including tips for writing research papers, a guide to putting together a science fair project, experiments and presentations. 


Test Preparation

Testing & Education Reference Center 
Search thousands of college and graduate school entries, identify scholarships that meet financial needs take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.


DMV Practice Tests Online
Practice DMV tests for the State of Virginia.


Literature, Languages, &
e-Reading

Contemporary Literary Criticism Select
Critical essays on contemporary authors.


Spark Notes on Freading
Step by step tutorials and study guides on writing literary and film criticism.


Mango Languages  
Mango is an online language-learning system with over 70 different language courses and 18 ESL courses.


OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks
Download popular audiobooks and eBooks for use on computer desktops and mobile devices.


Zinio Digital Magazines 
Full digital versions of popular magazines. Read online or download issues to your computer or mobile device and read offline. No holds or waitlists.


OneClick Digital eAudiobooks
Downloadable audiobooks in an easy to use format with no holds or waitlists.

 

Odilo
Download popular Spanish ebooks for use on computer desktops and mobile devices.


Homework Help

Credo Reference - Literati
Free live homework help for kids in grades 3-12 (click right-hand tab). Also a great place to research any subject for papers or projects.

Kindergarten Readiness

Miss Humbleebee's Academy
A play-based, interactive and fun learning experience.

Reading

Aesop for Children

Selected fables with color pictures, video and interactive animations.


Beanstack
Discover books matched to your child's interests, and other tools for building literacy.


Freading eBooks 
eBooks for checkout with no holds or waitlists.


Odilo
Download popular Spanish ebooks for use on computer desktops and mobile devices.


Research

Biography in Context
Biographical essays on the world's most influential people.


Britannica for Kids
A kid-friendly version of the Britannica Encyclopedia. This is a great place to get information on animals, states, countries and more.

 

National Geographic Kids 
Take amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. For ages 6-14.

 

Kids InfoBits
Developed for children in Kindergarten through Grade 5 and covers geography, current events, science, health, people, government, history and sports.


Research in Context
Easy to use middle school research resource designed for students in grades 6 to 8. 


Today's Science
Tailored to students and teachers, including tips for writing research papers, a guide to putting together a science fair project, experiments and presentations.