Online Resources
Ancestry.com is available in any Handley Regional Library location.

Consumer Reports

CQ Researcher Find It Virginia
Use Fold3 from anywhere with your Handley Regional Library card number. Heritage Quest at home or in the library Lands and People database Literati
Mango Languages Overdrive Ebooks & more PastPerfect Photos Testing & Education

We pay for many great resources so you don't have to. You can access all of these databases in the library,
and many can be accessed from the comfort of your own home. For most, all you need is a library card!
Check out the resources below. For assistance with questions, email the librarian.

1. Articles & Research
  • CQ Researcher
    • Search for in-depth discussions of current events & "hot" issues in the news, ranging from social & teen issues to environment, health, education & science & technology. Call 540-869-9000 ext. 203 for login information.
  • Find It VA
    • Search for magazine & newspaper articles, TV & radio transcripts, encyclopedias & other reference works. Materials are available for all age ranges & interests.
  • Lands & Peoples
    • It's for everybody! Elementary, middle, & high school students, adults, teachers & educators. See videos & photographs, read descriptions, get lesson plans about other lands & peoples. To use it from home, click here; you will need your library card number.
      To use it at the library, click here.
  • Literati
    • One search gathers info from 400 full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries, fact-books & atlases. Includes 300,000 images & 200,000 audio files. Search by topic, image or audio formats. Get live homework help from Mon-Sat.
  • ReferenceUSA
    • Provides access to accurate & complete business and consumer data for job seekers, small business owners, marketing professionals, and researchers. Available ONLY at library locations.
 
2. Genealogy & History
  • Ancestry.com
    • Offers census searches, immigration, birth, death & marriage records, & more. For genealogists & casual users. Available ONLY at library locations.
  • Fold3
    • Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos and personal documents of the men and women who served. The Fold3 name comes from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans who served in defense of their country and to maintain peace throughout the world. Now available! Access Fold3 from anywhere with your Handley Regional Library card number.
  • Heritage Quest
    • Offers census searching & information on people & places named in thousands of family & local histories. For genealogists & casual users. Access from Internet capable computer. Requires library card.
  • Past Perfect
    • Searchable collection of local photographs owned by the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society & the Handley Regional Library. Includes the people, places, & events of the lower Shenandoah Valley
3. Language Learning
  • Mango Languages
    • A premier resource for all your language-learning needs. Mango is an interactive tool that helps you learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, & 60 more languages. Also includes English instruction (ESL) tailored to speakers of 16 languages.
 
4. Test Prep
  • Testing & Education Reference Center
    • Practice for SAT & other college/graduate school admissions exams, civil service exams, ASVAB & other military entrance exams, plus the G.E.D. Includes eBook study guides. Call 540-869-9000 ext. 203 for login information.
5. Money Matters
  • Consumer Reports
    • Access highly respected ratings & reviews of thousands of consumer products at consumerreports.org . Call 540-869-9000 ext. 203 for login information.
  • Foundation Center
    • Offers access to three powerful funding databases: Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, and Foundation Maps. Also available at Handley are useful finding funding related print publications. Available ONLY at Handley Library. Call 540-662-9041 x19 for more details.
  • Value Line
    • NEW! For beginning as well as veteran investors, Value Line provides reliable, unbiased information. Find accurate, insightful research on companies, industries, markets, and economies. Evaluate investments with confidence and make smarter, more profitable decisions.
 
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