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Access Video on Demand: Master Collection –    View streaming world-class documentaries, award-winning educational films, and instructional videos from PBS, BBC, History Channel, A&E, National Geographic, Ken Burns and other respected sources.

AfricanAmerican History Online – Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, the completely revised African-American History Online offers a fresh new way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture, with tablet/ mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines.

Ancestry.com Library Edition Search thousands of genealogical and historical records. Available from inside any branch of the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries.

Today’s Atlanta Journal Constitution is now available in a full image edition, just like print!  The new image edition is available through NewsBank.  View the full image edition or search articles for the AJC through NewsBank.


Bloom’s Literature    examines the lives and works of great writers throughout history. This resource contains more than 20,000 critical essays from over 500 literary journals and 2,300 scholarly and critical books, including 700 titles published by Bloom’s Literary Criticism and Facts On File. Also included in the database are more than 13,000 biographies, 45,000 character entries, 5,000 synopses of literary works and hundreds of images and videos.

Brainfuse Live Homework Help The Chattahoochee Valley Libraries is now offering live online homework help powered by Brainfuse.  Expert tutors will be available from 2pm-11pm daily to assist students in grades K-12 with Math, Science, Social Studies, English, SAT/ACT Test Prep & more.

Business Source Complete–  This Galileo database gives access to scholarly business journals and magazines. Contact the library at 706-243-2669 for the password.


Columbus Ledger-Enquirer  Search more than 25 years of Columbus and Georgia history with The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Collection. Coverage from 1993 through current. Explore current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages and individual articles, as well as content only published online.

Credo Reference Search full text articles from reference materials such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, and more.


DigEx – Submit items for digitization or share your story by recording oral histories. Explore CVL’s new online and ever-changing digital exhibit “Columbus, Georgia: Hear Us Talking” and learn more about local history, focusing on the stories of traditionally marginalized peoples.

Entrepreneurial Mindset Training – This self-paced, online training course has approximately ten hours of narrated “chalkboard” lectures that include interview segments with real-world entrepreneurs. This course is a learning experience that reveals the underlying logic and the methods that will empower you to think (and act) like an entrepreneur.


FamilySearch – Operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), this website offers a variety of genealogical databases, access to unindexed images of genealogical records, the Social Security Death Index, wiki entries describing various types of genealogical research, and access to the Family History Library’s catalog. Free access to the 1940 United States Federal Census.

Fold3 Library Edition –  The premier collection of historical military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served from the Revolutionary War through recent conflicts. It contains more than 470 million searchable records spanning hundreds of years.

Foundation Directory Online by Candid (Professional)  Full Database access is available at the Columbus Public Library (Macon Road) FDO Professional allows non-profit organizations seeking grants to search thousands of funding organizations and grant recipients, read application guidelines and program summaries, and research potential funders.

Foundation Grants for Individuals by Candid  Full Database access is available at the Columbus Public Library (Macon Road) A database of 10,000 foundations that support artists, students, researchers, and other individual grantseekers with grants, scholarships, fellowships, and more.

GALE Legal Forms – Find reliable and free legal forms available anytime, anywhere.  Contact the library at 706.243.2669 for the GALILEO password.

GALE E-books –    Gale E-books offers online access 24/7 to more than 330 encyclopedias and other reference books, all written by reputable scholars in their fields.Just like the encyclopedia, Gale E-Books are the best place to get an authoritative overview of a subject new to you.  There are bibliographies at the end of most articles leading you on to other reliable, reputable sources for more in-depth information.  Contact the library at 706.243.2669 for the GALILEO password.


Heritagequest Search digitized genealogy and local history materials. Contact the library at 706-243-2669 for the password.


JobNow– Live online resume and interview coaching plus career advice from job help professionals.

Job & Career Accelerator Prepare resumes and cover letters and locate jobs from over five million listings. Contact the library at 706-243-2669 for the password.


LearningExpress Library Offers practice tests for GED, ASVAB, and school entrance exams as well as writing and other skill-building courses. From outside the library, you will need the Galileo password. Contact the library at 706-243-2669 for the password.


Mango Languages Learn a language or improve your skills with this online-learning system. Available languages include Spanish, French, Arabic and Chinese.


Newsbank Locate articles on current issues in the news as well as search the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer from 1993-present.

Novelist This database lets you find new books to read or search for books similar to authors or titles you have already read. Contact the library at 706-243-2669 for the password.


Regional Business News This resource provides coverage from over 50 regional business publications. Contact the library at 706-243-2669 for the password.


Salem Press – A collection of ebooks covering a variety of topics; history, politics, social justice, science, business, health, and more. Many primary source documents are included in the collection.

SkillShare – Access over 22,000 online classes and workshops from home or on your mobile device with your library card.  Illustration, design, photography, video, ceramics, art, web development and more!


Value Line 
Value Line is a comprehensive financial resource covering current and historical market and financial data spanning thousands of U.S. companies, mutual funds and other securities. It is continuously updated and includes research, commentary, price projections and analytical tools.


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