History & Government

Code of Virginia


This easy-to-search database offers free access to the Code of Virginia.

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


This encyclopedia is an authoritative and user-friendly resource on the history and culture of Virginia.

Gale General Research


Search a treasure trove of journal articles, images, news articles and more. Gale General Research covers the following subjects including but not limited to:
  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • World History

Hamblin Studio Photograph Collection


1,300 photographs taken by 4 photographers associated with the Hamblin Studio 1910-1975. Subjects include:
  • African American Community Life
  • Business
  • Commerce
  • Education
  • Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Religion
  • Social and Cultural Activities