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Last Updated: 12/21/16

Blackwater Regional Library provides these quality databases free of charge for our patrons. What are databases? Click here to find out. Simply click on a database's logo to be taken to its website.

Genealogy Resources

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Career Access Network logoOpportunity Inc.'s Career Access Network (CAN) is the bridge that connects individuals to essential career-related information and services within their communities throughout South and Western Hampton Roads, including the Cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and the Counties of Isle of Wight and Southampton. CAN offers a multitude of career exploration, job search assistance, labor market information, financial literacy education, and employer recruitment activities. Find a job, explore careers, develop new skills, manage your money. Opportunity Inc. also has 3 One-Stop Workforce Centers in the area, stop by for help with identifying career opportunity, obtaining employment, and enrolling in post-secondary training programs - centers are in Suffolk, Franklin, and Norfolk.

ChiltonLibrary - represents Chilton Library Logothe most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. ChiltonLibrary gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.

You may be logged in automatically. If not, enter the password 'blackwater'.


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Consumer Reports - the largest paid-publication, subscription-based website in the world. Consumer Reports enables consumers to make better purchasing decisions on the products they are shopping for. Consumer Reports provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services from appliances to cars.

Library card required for access outside the library. When prompted for "Patron ID" enter your library card number.


FindItVA Logo The best place to start! A one-stop shop of general and specialized research databases, provided by Gale Online Resources, great for elementary school students through adults.These databases contain articles from scholarly journals, reference books, magazines, and newspapers. Broad database topics cover: Business, Careers, Current Events, History, Health, Hobbies, Magazines, Military & Government, Religion & Philosophy, and Science & Technology. Also includes Kids InfoBits.

Find It Virginia may log you in automatically. If not, some computers ask for your library card number and others ask for a password - enter "blackwater."

LEL_Logo NEW.jpgLearningExpress Library (LEL) is an interactive online learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, GED exam preparation, and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math, for all ages. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Also included are great introductions to computer and Internet basics, and popular software tutorials, such as Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, and more! Direct access to Job & Career Accelerator, as well.

For LearningExpress Library, you will need to register for an account using your library card number.







Literati Public - includes a host of resources, such as educational content for K-12 students and adults, informational videos and tutorials, interactive discovery tools, and Homework Help for students grades 3-12 in the areas of math, reading, and writing, science, and SAT prep. Fall hours: M-Th 3:00-9:00 pm, Sa 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Summer hours: M-Th 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

You should be logged in automatically if within one of the branches. If not, go to the top left, locate Blackwater Regional Library, and enter your library card number when prompted.

NoveList Plus NoveList Plus - Looking for more books like your favorites? Want to find a new author? Can't remember all of the titles in a series? NoveList Plus has the answers! Get recommended readings lists, book discussion guides and more!

Library card required for access outside the library. When prompted for "Patron ID" enter your library card number.

NoveList K-8 Plus NoveList K-8 Plus - Geared towards readers in kindergarten through 8th grade, NoveList K-8 can help you and your child find their next favorite book. Includes recommended reading lists and curricular connections perfect for homeschoolers and teachers.

Library card required for access outside the library. When prompted for "Patron ID" enter your library card number.

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