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

A-D   E-F   G-I   K-O   P- R   S-V   W-Z


ABCmouse
With 9,000+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities (ages 2-8+).


Ancestry Library Edition 
Genealogy and family history research.♦ 


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


A to Z World FoodAtoZ World Food
A comprehensive food database that contains traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world.


   AtoZ World Travel
    A comprehensive travel resource with information about culture, language, and more.


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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.


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


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


EBSCO Explora
Explora searches across MasterFile Complete, READ It!, and EBSCO eBook Collection.


EBSCO MasterFILE Complete
Full text magazines, reference books and primary source documents with photos, maps and flags.


EBSCO ReadIt!
Offers resource to help build background knowlege, conduct research and improve study skills for middle and highschool students.


Family Search
Genealogy and family history research.


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 Career Transitions
is an online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end. It brings together all the tools needed to explore and take the leap to a new career.


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 Legal Forms
Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others.


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


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.


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Kanopy
Free access to more than 30,000 films, with the popular on-demand film streaming service.


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


   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.


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


Novelist Plus
Reading recommendations for fiction and non-fiction, read-alike and listen-alike recommendations, series information and award winners all in one place.


Novelist K-8 Plus
Reading recommendations for grades K-8 for fiction and non- fiction, read-alike and listen-alike recommendations, series information and award winners all in one place.


Odilo
Spanish eBooks and streaming videos.


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


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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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RBDigital eAudiobooks
Downloadable audiobooks in an easy to use format with no holds or waitlists


RBDigital 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.


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


Rocket Languages
Interactive audio, language and cultural lessons with reinforcement activities to help learn a foreign language.


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Sesame Street eBooks
The online leading source for children's educational ebooks.


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.


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.


Universal Class
Provides over 500 high quality, online courses to help you learn the skills needed to achieve your goals. Courses included lessons, exams, assignment, discussion boards and actual assessment of your progress.


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


World Book Early World Of Learning
Stories, songs, videos and games provide an interactive and playful environment that encourages reading comprehension and mastery of phonetic skills.


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


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Adults

Teens

Children

Business/Finance

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

Books and Literature

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

 

Freading eBooks 
eBooks for checkout with no holds or waitlists.

 

Novelist Plus
Reading recommendations for fiction and non-fiction, read-alike and listen-alike recommendations, series information and award winners all in one place.

 

RBDigital 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

Gale Career Transitions
An online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end.


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.

 


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.

 

Language Learning

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

 

Rocket Languages
Interactive audio, foreign language and cultural lessons.

 

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. 

 

RBDigital 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.

 

Rocket Languages
Interactive audio, foreign language and cultural lessons.

 

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.

 

Universal Class
Provides over 500 high quality, online courses to help you learn the skills needed to achieve your goals.

Research

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


EBSCO MasterFILEFull text magazines, reference books and primary source documents with photos, maps and flags.


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


Science & Technology

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

Gale Career Transitions
An online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end.

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.

Homework Help

EBSCO ReadIt!
Offers resource to help build background knowlege, conduct research and improve study skills for middle and highschool students.


EBSCO MasterFILE
Full text magazines, reference books and primary source documents with photos, maps and flags.


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.


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


Science

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

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


Novelist Plus
Reading recommendations for fiction and non-fiction, read-alike and listen-alike recommendations, series information and award winners all in one place.


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


RBDigital 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.


RBDigital 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.


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


Kindergarten Readiness

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

Reading

ABCmouse

With 9,000+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities.


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.


Novelist K-8 Plus
Reading recommendations for grades K-8 for fiction and non-fiction, read-alike and listen-alike recommendations, series information and award winners all in one place.


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


Sesame Street eBooks
The online leading source for children's educational ebooks.


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.

 

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


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.