Resources A-Z

Online and in library resources are available for use by York County Public Library card holders. Some may require your library card number. Use the number located under the barcode on the back of your card without spaces. Resources identified with "in library use only" may only be accessed on the public computers located at your Tabb or Yorktown Library.

Accel5 Business Video Library
Accel5 offers a collection of videos, book summaries, and articles that provide insights that help sharpen business skills. It includes short videos on topics including business competencies, leadership and management, and personal effectiveness; summaries for business and leadership books; and articles by industry leaders on current working world issues. Users will need to create a free account.

Access World News
NewsBank offers information on global issues and events, business, education, the environment, health, government and politics, sports, STEM, and more including newspapers, videos, and web-only content featuring the Daily Press, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Virginian-Pilot, USA Today, international sources and more.

Ancestry for Virginians
Offers Virginians free access to select sets of Virginia-related genealogy records hosted by Search results may include materials not part of the Library of Virginia’s collections. Users will be offered the opportunity to access these additional records through a paid subscription to Ancestry for Virginians can also be accessed through Find It Virginia. Full access to is available for use inside the Tabb and Yorktown Libraries.

Ancestry Library (in library use only)
Genealogy collection includes census, vital, military and immigration records for the United States, as well as extensive Canadian and international collections from the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany and Scandinavian countries.

Brainfuse helps students, job seekers, and veterans by connecting them with eTutors, Job Coaches, and qualified Veteran Navigators. Users can also organize online meetings for peer-to-peer learning.

HelpNow offers live tutor access for homework help, skills building and test preparation. The test center offers practice tests for all levels in math, reading, and writing as well as college preparatory tests - including the SAT. Spanish language homework help is also available.

JobNow provides users with a host of services to help in every step of the job search process including job searching, resume template, professional resume review, live interview coaching, and skill building resources.

VetNow supports your community's veterans and their families with navigating the VA bureaucracy, providing academic tutoring, employment transition assistance, and live job coaching.

CaseFinder Web
Produced by Geronimo Development Corporation, CaseFinder Web is a complete, online Virginia legal research system. Twenty databases are updated daily with the latest decisions, statutes, and amendments. When logging in to CaseFinder Web, use the Customer ID: YORK03W, Password: exlibris, and Profile Name: YCPL.

Chisman Creek Superfund Site
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently conducting a five-year review of the cleanup at the Chisman Creek Superfund Site which is expected to be completed in December 2021. A postcard was mailed to the surrounding York County, Virginia, community in June with more information. Visit the EPA Superfund Site to learn more about the cleanup history and review of the Chisman Creek site. 

The Daily Press Archive
Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of The Daily Press through NewsBank. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections.

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online
Provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works and careers of the world’s most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.

Document Bank of Virginia
Document Bank of Virginia is the Library of Virginia’s initiative to get Virginia historical documents to students and teachers. It gives students the ability to analyze the original documents and draw their own conclusions about Virginia’s past.

EBSCO Explora
Explora is an easy-to-use online tool for students, teachers, and researchers. It provides access to reputable articles, essays, primary source documents, and videos on topics ranging from arts and literature to science and math. Explora offers three school level categories for audience appropriate content: Explora Primary School, Explora Middle School, and Explora High School.

Family Search
Collection of free family history, family tree and genealogy records and resources.

Fiero Code
Fiero Code is a learn-to-code software program designed for ages 8-18, but can benefit all ages. Through fun and engaging activities, you can learn the coding skills necessary to build websites, video games, apps and more.. Coding languages include Scratch, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, and SQL.  

Find It Virginia
A collection of databases that provide access to resources such as newspapers, magazine and journal articles, television and radio transcripts, health information, business and company resources and encyclopedias. Materials are available for all age ranges and interests.

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Gale in Context: Elementary
Gale in Context: Elementary meets the research needs of students in kindergarten through grade 5. It provides age-appropriate access to newspaper and magazine articles, videos, images, and graphics. Learn about everything from animals and outer space to famous artists and favorite athletes.

Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 - today. HeritageHub helps you identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. It includes coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900's, and original obituary images.

Heritage Quest Online
Genealogy collection includes the 1790-1940 U.S. Federal Census, Revolutionary War Era Pension Records, ProQuest’s Genealogy & Local History book collection, the Periodical Source Index Archive, Freedman’s Bank Records and LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set.

JSTOR (in library use only)
JSTOR provides full-text access to academic journals, eBooks, and primary sources in the arts, sciences, humanities, and more. It is currently only available inside the Tabb and Yorktown Libraries (including WiFi).

LearningExpress Library
An interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorials designed to help patrons of all ages succeed on academic or licensing tests.

Legal Forms
Gale Legal Forms provides a wide selection of state specific, Federal, business, personal, real estate, and general legal forms. It includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, and many other forms. Also included is a comprehensive state attorney directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen’s language. 

Literature Criticism Online
Includes access to critiques on authors across regions, eras and genres. This series includes Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Drama Criticism and Children’s Literature Review.

Literature Criticism Online Collection
Cross-search three of Gale’s literature resources—Literature Criticism Online, Something About the Author Online and Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online. These award-winning literature series are available 24/7 in an online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.

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Updated daily, this comprehensive resource offers current and archived full-text articles covering a wide array of topics and issues from reliable news sources from all 50 states and the world.

ProQuest Research Library is a multidisciplinary resource featuring a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and other timely sources across the top 150 subject areas. It provides access to a wide range of titles from business and the sciences to literature and politics.

ProQuest Black Freedom Struggle in the United States
This curated selection of over 2,000 primary source documents related to African American history is designed for teaching and learning about the struggles and triumphs of Black Americans. It includes unique documents - historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence, and more - from pivotal eras in African American history, from slavery to the present.

Rosetta Stone
Access lessons and activities for 30 different languages with Rosetta Stone. Mobile apps are available for Android and iOS devices. After downloading the app, select "Enterprise and Education Learners" on the "Sign In" screen. Enter "s4680405" as the institution ID.

Something About the Author Online
This Gale reference set examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults. Entries typically cover personal life, career, writings and adaptations.

Transparent Language Online
Language learners can build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills with Transparent Language Online. With courses and supplemental resources in over 110 languages , including English for speakers of over 30 languages, there is something for every learner. This program works on virtually any computer or mobile device through a web browser or mobile app.

Transparent Language Online - KidSpeak
KidSpeak is a fun, age-appropriate online language course designed for children ages 6 and up. The program introduces children to English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Mandarin Chinese by teaching words and phrases suitable for the learners' age, needs, and interests. More than 40 activities, puzzles, and songs guide young learners through the basics, along with a cartoon "friend" who speaks the language. KidSpeak works on computers, tablets, and phones.

Universal Class for Libraries
Access over 500 online non-college credit continuing education courses with Universal Class. Attend class and complete assignments on your own schedule. Courses include accounting, business, photography, office skills, law, medical billing and more.

U.S. Census Bureau
The U.S. Census Bureau is the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy. It includes population, housing, economic and geographical data in the form of maps, tables and reports.
U.S. Government’s official web portal for all government information and services. It provides direct online access to federal, state, local and tribal governments.

Virginia Law Portal
The Virginia Law Portal is the online home of the Constitution of Virginia, Code of Virginia, Uncodified Acts of Assembly, Regulations of Virginia, Charters and Authorities of Virginia Localities, and Compacts of Virginia. Visitors can search across all of Virginia Law to find the information they want, without having to know where the information resides.

Virginia State Bar Public Resources
The Virginia State Bar seeks to increase public access to legal services by providing information about free and low-cost legal resources.

Westlaw Patron Access (in library use only)
Westlaw provides access to primary materials from both federal and state courts. Information includes cases, statutes, court rules, regulations, briefs, legal forms, secondary sources, KeyCite, Litigation Analytics, Practical Law, and more. To end your Westlaw research session, click "Sign Off" at the top of any page. Session-based tools, such as history and preferences, are wiped clean after each user to ensure patron privacy.

York County Digitized Documents and Histories
This collection includes the York County 1850 census, York County Public Library history, Citizens of Hampton Roads newspaper article collection, local family histories, and more.

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