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Ancestry Library Edition Search billions of records and discover your family's history. Ancestry is in-library use only.
Basic ESL: Online English LearningBasic ESL improves an individual’s listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through a simple to follow, and instructionally proven curriculum. Students learn English quickly and effectively on relevant topics including: family, home, and school.
Career Access Network Hampton RoadsCAN connects individuals to essential career related information and services within their communities throughout Hampton Roads. CAN offers career exploration, job search assistance, labor market information, and financial literacy education.
Code of Virginia This easy-to-search database offers free access to the Code of Virginia.
DK FindOut! DK's aim is to inform, enrich and entertain readers of all ages, and they have built a safe place online for your child to see, learn, and explore almost everything.
Document Bank of Virginia (DBVa)Document Bank of Virginia (DBVa) is the Library of Virginia’s initiative to get documents into classrooms. Using primary sources, teachers can make history relevant to students while helping them learn and understand state standards.
Encyclopedia of Virginia An authoritative and user-friendly resource on the history and culture of Virginia.
Find it VirginiaUse Find It Virginia to search an array of resources all at one time. This collection includes newspapers, magazine and journal articles, and books such as encyclopedias.
Gale General ResearchSearch a treasure trove of journal articles, images, news articles and more. Covers subjects such as Agriculture, Business, IT, World History, and more.
Hamblin Studio Photograph Collection 1,300 photographs taken by four photographers associated with the Hamblin Studio 1910-1975. Subjects include business, commerce, manufacturing, government, education, religion, social and cultural activities, and African American community life.
Info Trac Student Edition (9-12)Now with over 1100 titles, this collection of newspapers and magazines is designed for high-school students.
InfoTrac Junior Edition (6-8)This collection of newspapers and magazines is designed for students in junior high and middle school.
Kids InfoBits (K-5)Kids InfoBits is developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. This collection covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
LiteratiSearch through hundreds of electronic reference books and view thousands of pages on a wide variety of topics.
Local Resources (Suffolk and Hampton Roads)Looking for information about the local area? Check out our list of popular sites for Suffolk and the larger Hampton Roads area.
National Archives Resources for Genealogists Use the resources at the National Archives to explore your family's ancestry.
National Geographic KidsAccess National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009-present, 200 National Geographic Kids books, and 500 downloadable images for kids.
Rocket LanguagesAn interactive language learning program. Includes Spanish, Arabic, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, Hindi, Italian, English for Spanish Speakers, and many others.
Sight WordsFree resources to teach your child to read.
Suffolk Nansemond Historical SocietyThis small group has grown into a membership of over 300, and the Society has become an advocate for the community at large by bringing attention to people and places that are in danger of being forgotten or lost.
Suffolk News Herald
Testing & Education Reference CenterUsers will find test prep for GED, AP, ISEE, COOP, SSAT, CLEP, FCAT, SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT. It also includes information on 2- and 4-year colleges and universities across the United States and Canada, and a comprehensive Career Search module.
Universal ClassOver 500 online classes available in a wide variety of topics with the option of earning continuing education units (CEUs). Universal Class is totally FREE with your Suffolk Public Library card!
Virginian Pilot

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