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ABI/Global contains U.S. and international academic and trade journals and newspapers covering business and economic conditions, corporate strategies, management techniques and product information.


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Accessible Archives© provides on-line full text search capability of archived historical information previously furnished only on microfilm. Source materials from the 18th and 19th century include The Virginia Gazette (1736-1780), The Pennsylvania Genealogical Catalogue (Chester County 1809-1870), South Carolina Newspapers (1732 - 1780) and perspectives on the Civil War.


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America the Beautiful is a comprehensive source about the states and territories of the United States of America with lots of pictures, maps and statistics.


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The American Physical Society (APS) provides free access to all online APS journals, from the most recent articles back to the first issue in 1893, to readers and researchers accessing their collection from inside public library buildings in the United States. This collection includes over 400,000 scientific research papers.


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Ancestry Library Edition provides a wide range of resources for genealogical and historical research. It includes records from the U.S. Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more.


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Auto Repair Reference Center contains the complete automotive repair manuals that were originally published in the Chilton Total Car Care Series as well as technical service bulletins, wiring diagrams and labor time estimates. The procedures are written specifically for the do-it-yourselfer, but are comprehensive enough for professional technicians. Every major manufacturer for domestic and imported vehicles is represented, including auto repair manuals for most vintage makes from 1954.



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Biography in Context provides in-depth coverage of current and historic people. It provides articles and portraits.



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Books and Authors contains descriptions of thousands of highly recommended adult, teen and children's fiction titles from multiple genres. This is very useful if you would like to know the sequence of a series of titles by one author or if you are looking for other authors who write in a similar genre or style.



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Business Insights: Global includes in-depth company and industry profiles, interactive live charts for economic and business indicators, detailed country profiles, investment research/brokerage reports, case studies, SWOT reports, and many business articles.



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Business Index ASAP has full-text academic and business journals that can be used for research on management issues, economic indicators and business theory/practices as well as information on companies and industries worldwide.



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Career Transitions helps job-seekers assess their strengths and interests, explore new opportunities, and improve success in getting a job.


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Child Development features articles and research on children from early childhood through teenage with material on childhood education, health and parenting topics.



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Computer Database covers computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.


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Consumers' CHECKBOOK provides articles published in Washington Consumers' CHECKBOOK as well as CHECKBOOK'S Guide to Top Doctors, Guide to Hospitals, and Guide to Health Plans (non- federal), and Car Deals publications.


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CQ Researcher offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of current issues. Topics range from social and teen issues to the environment, health, education and science and technology. CQ Researcher explores a single "hot" issue each week.


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Current Biography Illustrated  provides profiles and images of people making news today as well as famous people back to World War II including celebrities, politicians, sports figures, writers, actors, scientists, and others.


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eBook Collection is a viewable collection of textbooks, test prep books and technical materials.

  • Some titles are not listed in the library catalog. To access our entire collection, logon directly to EBSCOhost.
  • You do not need to create an EBSCO eBook account to view a book, but you will need to create an account to download or place a hold on a title.
  • To create an EBSCO eBook account log on with your FCPL library card and then in the upper right hand corner select Sign In.
  • If you access EBSCOHost from home, you’ll need to have a Fairfax County library card.
  • If you place a hold on a book, you’ll be notified by e-mail an hour after the previous user logs out.

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eLibrary contains interview transcripts, speeches, and other primary source materials. It features a "go to the best part" button to help you browse quickly through your search results.


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Encyclopedia Americana Online includes the full text of the print Encyclopedia Americana and more.


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Europa World Yearbook contains political and economic information about more than 250 countries and territories through background information, statistics, and government and media contacts.



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Expanded Academic ASAP covers every academic discipline through scholarly journals, news and general interest magazines, and The New York Times.


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Foundation Directory Online Professional  allows grant seekers to quickly research prospective funders by providing access to detailed information on grant makers, grants and grant recipients as well as access to grant makers web sites and searchable 990's.



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Gale Directory Library provides listings for many industries. It includes these directory sources: Brands and Their Companies, Encyclopedia of Associations, Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media, and National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations.



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Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of eBook encyclopedias and almanacs.




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General OneFile supplies articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and more.



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General Reference Center Gold provides indexing, abstracts, and full-text for thousands of magazines and newspapers including The Washington Post and The Christian Science Monitor.


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Grants to Individuals Online is an online database of more than 6,200 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers and other individual grantseekers.


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Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia contains articles, bibliographies and more.



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Health and Wellness Resource Center offers medical journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, pamphlets, and medical encyclopedias and dictionaries on a broad range of health topics. It includes a drug/herb finder and information on alternative medicine.


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HeritageQuest Online allows researchers to find their ancestors, trace their paths across America and learn what life was like in the areas where they settled.


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Historical Newspaper Index uniquely provides over one million records from nine local newspapers covering research on the history of local buildings, lists of Civil War veterans, past Board of Supervisors meetings and election statistics, and much more. Information & Tips


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The Historical New York Times includes The New York Times from 1851 through 2007.


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The Historical Washington Post includes The Washington Post from 1877 through 1994.



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Junior Edition offers magazines, newspapers and reference books on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Merriam-Webster's Biographical Dictionary is one of the reference books included.



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Kid's InfoBits is for the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a graphic interface, a subject search, and full-text, age-appropriate magazines and newspapers on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.


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Lands and Peoples Online provides information on cultures, geography, languages, and news and history of every independent country and continent in the world with maps, flags, photos, and Web links.


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LearningExpress Library provides practice tests, tutorials and eBooks to prepare for academic and licensing tests. Coverage spans elementary school skills through adult job skills and citizenship test preparation.



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Literature Resources lets you search several literature databases at the same time on a Website designed specifically for literature research. Find the full texts of literary works, journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.



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Literati includes a host of resources, such as educational content for K-12 students and adults, informational videos and tutorials, and interactive discovery tools. Literati Public has been specifically customized for Virginia Libraries. Online tutoring help from certified teacher is offered through the "Homework Help" tab Monday through Thursday from 3pm-9pm and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This service is offered to all students in Virginia (Grades 3-12) needing help in Math, Reading or Writing.




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LitFinder contains full-text poems, short stories, speeches and plays including some material in Spanish.



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Mango Languages  teaches conversation and cultural awareness in over a dozen languages including: Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Farsi and Chinese. Not available in library branches.


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MasterFILE Premier covers diverse topics including general information, business issues, health and multicultural materials. It includes an image collection with photos of people, natural science photos, photos of places, historical photos, maps, and flags.


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MedlinePlus is an authoritative information source from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), other government, non-profit and other health-related organizations and is organized by help topic. MedlinePlus also provides full-text drug information and an illustrated medical encyclopedia.



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Military and Intelligence Database provides hundreds of military-related and general magazines.



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Morningstar Investment Research Center provides independent investment research and analysis in the United States and in major international markets with data and analyst reports on stocks and funds, tools to build and analyze a portfolio, and tools to learn new stock and fund-investing strategies and portfolio-building- skills. Data and analysis of domestic and international markets by market sector, industry and geographic region are also available.



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National Geographic Kids contains reputable, authoritative, and appropriate content that brings children aged 6-14 the world in a way they've never seen it before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.


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National Newspapers Core covers newspapers including: The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.


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New Book of Knowledge has features of the print version plus Wonder Questions, facts and figures, projects and experiments, literary selections, and more.


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New Book of Popular Science contains hundreds of articles in the print version plus science games, puzzles, and brain teasers. Top-of-the-news science stories are updated weekly.


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The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) provides access to genealogical resources for the United States, Canada and Europe, but primarily covers New England and New York.


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The Historical New York Times includes The New York Times from 1851 through 2007.


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Novelist supplies lists of titles by fiction authors and allows you to find authors who write books similar to those of a particular fiction author you enjoy. Many titles have links to reviews, table of contents for anthologies, and/or first chapters. There are also author biographies and recommended reading lists. It is searchable by author, title, series name, award winners, or a general plot description.


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Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre was conceived and developed with the Spanish-speaking peoples of the Americas as its focus. Based on the print encyclopedia, Cumbre, it contains thousands of articles, thousands of photographs, and more.


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OverDrive provides eBooks, eAudiobooks and eVideos. Your Fairfax County Public Library card and password

are all you need to access OverDrive. Complete instructions and help getting started are available at OverDrive's Online Digital Media Guided Tour and OverDrive's Quick Start Guide.



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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography features more than 57,000 entries about the people who have shaped British history. Produced by Oxford University Press, this dictionary includes portraits, illustrations, and links to related online resources.



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Oxford English Dictionary Online provides the meaning and history of the English language. It also contains millions of quotations.



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Professional Collection is a custom selection of hundreds of full-text journals.



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The ProQuest Digital Microfilm™ is a browser based system that provides a simple and convenient way to access microfilm editions of The New York Times & Washington Post. These titles can viewed in their original full-image and will cover relatively recent editions of these titles.


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Reference USA from Infogroup offers verified details on 14 million U.S. businesses and 210 million U.S. residents. We bring that information directly to library patrons, making it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.



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Religion and Philosophy Collection features a selection of hundreds of magazines and journals covering religion and the related areas of philosophy, archaeology and anthropology.



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Science in Context covers the latest scientific developments from hundreds of magazines. The database covers curriculum-related science topics and offers content directly related to state and national education standards.


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The Serials Directory provides bibliographic information and pricing for thousands of U.S. and international periodicals.


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Small Engine Repair Reference Center provides reference and instructional information about small engine machinery maintenance and repair and contains the full set of small engine repair manuals from Clymer. Routine maintenance as well as more extensive repairs are covered.



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Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage is a comprehensive, professional source of proprietary analysis on companies, and investments including rankings of stocks and mutual funds. The site also includes a Financial Education section with tools for better understanding personal and family financial matters such as budgets, mortgages, credit, retirement, etc. The industries section is only available in library branches.



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Student Edition focuses on general reference materials with a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, government, history, and many other topics. It contains audio and video clips and primary sources.



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Student Resources in Context provides a selection of original reference material, overviews, critical essays, primary source documents and full-text magazines and newspapers with audio and video clips, photographs, maps and graphics.


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TumbleBookLibrary offers electronic books which include animation, music and narration from a variety of children's publishers. This online resource provides story books, nonfiction picturebooks, chapter books, games, and puzzles to help children who are reading by themselves as well as those who are building their reading skills. There is also a language learning section with titles in Spanish and French.


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Uniworld provides quick access to high quality contact information for businesses in over 200 countries and 1,200 industries. Users may also target companies with career postings.


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Value Line Research Center includes on-line access to stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situations stocks.


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Virginia Career VIEW (Vital Information for Education and Work) provides career and education resources to students, parents, jobseekers and educators. The site offers extensive information on occupations, online career assessment tests, and college financial aid.


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The Historical Washington Post includes The Washington Post from 1877 through 1994.


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Women in History provides access to journal articles covering all types of women’s issues including health issues, feminism, gender issues and cultural roles.


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Zinio The library offers access to current digital editions of many popular magazines for a variety of devices through a service called Zinio. This service is sponsored by the Library of Virginia.


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