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These resources are available to everyone from inside the library. Resources can also be accessed from your home computer, tablet or phone. If you have trouble with access or use, please call the Reference Desk at 540.434.4475 x123.

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  • Automobile diagnostics and repair. Only available inside MRL locations.

  • Explore a unique business library, featuring videos, book summaries, and articles on professional development, leadership theory, and business best practices. Create an account to keep your place in publications, track what you’ve read, and get suggestions from Accel5 promoting items that match your interests.

  • Highlights American holidays and pivotal moments, arranged in an easy-to-use, day by day format, so readers can uncover fascinating and often overlooked accounts of American history. Requires a library card number for login outside of the library.

  • Genealogy database only available inside MRL locations.

  • The documents presented here represent a selection of primary sources available in several ProQuest databases. The databases represented in this website include American Periodicals, Black Abolitionist Papers, ProQuest History Vault, ProQuest Congressional, Supreme Court Insight and Alexander Street’s Black Thought and Culture. The goal of this website is to provide a selection of primary source documents that may be used by a wide range of students, from middle and high school students to college students and independent scholars.

  • Offers personalized academic assistance in core subjects (math, reading, writing, Languages, science, and computer programming), practice tests for skills-building (including SAT preparation), and much more. Live tutoring is available in either English or Spanish from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM EST. Students may submit papers to HelpNow’s Writing Lab for expert assistance and feedback.  Requires a library card number for login outside of the library.

  • Provides live help and online resources to guide you through the steps to get a job, including building a resume, live interview coaching, and personality & career assessments. Live job coaches are available from 2 – 11 PM. Requires a library card number for login outside of the library.

  • Supports veterans and their families with navigating the VA bureaucracy, providing academic tutoring, career resources, and employment transition assistance. Live help is available with a veteran navigator or job coach. Requires a library card number for login outside of the library.

  • Provides original, unbiased, and comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. CQ Researcher includes over 500 reports dating back to 2005. Requires a library card number for login outside of the library.

  • Has ratings, recommendations, test results, and buying guides for thousands of products and services.  There are also informational articles on a range of different topics such as new products, house and yard upkeep, and product recalls. Requires a library card number for login outside of the library.

  • Offers over 1,000 free video classes in drawing, painting, sketchbooking, sewing, quilting, knitting, jewelry making, and much more. New classes are added daily. Requires a library card number for login outside of the library.

  • Database of over 1,600 scholarly journals and popular magazines including Consumer Reports. Requires a library card number for login outside of the library.

  • Provides those who have a basic foundation in grammar and reading with quality educational articles on a range of topics such as history, literature, science and life skills. Requires a library card number for login outside of the library.

  • Use these self-paced, online classes to learn how to think like an entrepreneur as you prepare to launch a small business venture or plan a career path. Take your passion into the business world. (ELI is the equivalent of 3 college credits).

  • Supports both student research and classroom instruction with age-appropriate content for middle and high school learners with an easy-to-use interface and great accessibility tools, including translation and text to sound.

  • Informs and entertains with over 8,000 fascinating “firsts” in history. Requires a library card number for login outside of the library.

  • Access a variety of academic and popular databases relating to a multitude of topics such as biographies, business, health and wellness, and computers. Requires a library card number for login outside of the library.

  • Is an exciting resource designed especially for students in kindergarten through grade five that includes educational and engaging videos, images, and magazines.

  • Provides professionally written, national and state-specific attorney forms to help you participate in your legal affairs and common legal procedures with confidence. Requires a library card number for login outside of the library.

  • Offers guidance for the entire grant writing process, from finding grant makers to building strategy to crafting a winning grant proposal. Available only within MRL locations.

  • Research family history using census data, Revolutionary War records, family history books, and more. Requires a library card number for login outside of the library.

  • Ad-free streaming videos for kids that are educational and entertaining. The videos include Sesame Street, Arthur, Reading Rainbow, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, and many more.

  • Test preparation and skill building courses for all levels of students from elementary to graduate, including GED prep. Learning Express has a new look. Get an overview of the changes in our recent blog post. Requires a library card number for login outside of the library.

  • Legal research database available only at Central Library.

  • Provides access to nytimes.com. You will need to create a nytimes.com account or use your existing account. NYT Cooking and Crossword are not included.

  • Explore and stay informed on local, national and international topics, people and events with information from credible, vetted U.S. and global news sources, including the Daily News-Record, Page News and Courier, and more.  Requires a library card number for login outside of the library.

  • Resource to help you find that next great read or listen for readers at K-8 levels. Requires a library card number for login outside of the library.

  • Resource to help you find that next great read or listen. Requires a library card number for login outside of the library.

  • An online U.S. Naturalization Test preparation course. Includes videos, interactive drills and quizzes. Requires a library card number for login outside of the library.

  • Un curso en línea de preparación para el Examen de Naturalización de los EE.UU. Contiene vídeos, ejercicios y cuestionarios interactivos. Requiere un número de tarjeta de la biblioteca para iniciar sesión fuera de la biblioteca.

  • Database of scholarly journal and popular magazine articles. Requires a library card number for login outside of the library.

  • A language learning application. Includes 150+ languages. All languages have child friendly lessons. Requires a library card number for login outside of the library.

  • A carefully selected collection of articles and documents provide balanced coverage, supported by comprehensive background information, on the topics of vital interest in our fast-changing world. Requires a library card number for login outside of the library.

  • A language learning application that uses an immersion method of learning. Includes 28 languages.  Requires a library card number for login outside of the library. 

  • A statistics database that has more than 1,000,000 statistics. It also has topic dossiers, studies, industry reports, and market forecasts for businesses. 

  • An online language learning program offering over 80 languages. This program also has ESL programs for speakers of many other languages.  In order to use Transparent Language Online, each patron needs to set up a username and password to track personal progress.  A library card number is required to set this up.  You may also sign in as a guest with only a library card.

  • offers more than 500 online courses, which are either self-paced or instructor-led. Classes offered cover a wide variety of topics such as accounting, computers, writing, cooking, crafts, and many more. Requires a library card number for login outside of the library.

  • Resource for information on health, aging, and disabilities in Virginia.

  • Provides access to The Wall Street Journal online. You will need to create a wsj.com account. Patrons who have a Massanutten Regional Library card can request a password to access wsj.com from home. Please email reference@mrlib.org or call 540-434-4475 x122 to retrieve the password.

  • Provides access to the Washington Post online. You will need to create a washingtonpost.com account or use your existing account.

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