EBSCOhost – Access and search the full text of a collection of over 20,000 electronic books (eBooks).
Titles focus on career development (interviewing, resumes, etc.), business, and general reference.
Freading is an E-book service for Portsmouth Patrons, download books to your phone or computer including Apple , Android, and Windows.
OneClickDigital has recorded books to download to your ipod , Phone or Computer.
Tumblebooks – A wonderful resource that allows children to read, listen and follow along. It can be used by anyone and encourages comprehension with follow-up questions.
Zinio is a e-magazine subscription for your electronic devices.
Cypress Resume’s http://www.cypressresume.com/
Log in with your Library barcode from inside the library and create a professional looking resume.
Education and Testing
Learning Express Library – Practice career and educational tests and access practice guide eBooks for hundreds of tests including:
ACT, Advanced Placement, ASVAB, Civil Service, Cosmetology, EMT/Paramedic, ESL (Spanish) Skills Improvement Courses, Firefighter, GED, GMAT, GRE, Law Enforcement, LSAT, Nurse Aide, Postal Worker, SAT, Teacher Certification, TOEFL, US Citizenship.
Literary Index (Gale Group) – An author and title index to thousands of literary reference resources.
Pronunciator – Patrons can learn a foreign language over 50 to choose from.
Ancestry Library Edition – (Only available inside the library)
7 billion genealogical records from across the globe and millions of family trees.
Historical records + family trees + helpful tools + support
HeritageQuest Online – Access genealogical resources including:
United States Census, Freedman’s Bank Records, Revolutionary War Pension Records, United States Congressional Serial Set, and PERiodical Source Index (PERSI).
Newspapers and Magazines
Virginian Pilot archived from 1990 to current, search by year then date. Log in with Library Barcode.
Find It Virginia – Find magazine and newspaper articles, encyclopedias and other reference works, TV & radio transcripts, and homework help, plus photos, charts, maps, diagrams & illustrations.
Reference and Research
Literati – A host of resources, such as educational content for K-12 students and adults, informational videos and tutorials, and interactive discovery tools as well as Homework Help.