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Includes full-text articles from the Richmond Times-Dispatch (1985-current)*, digital issues of the Richmond Times-Dispatch (1903-1986), as well as digital issues beginning January 1, 2019 (with a 90-day embargo) for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bristol Herald Courier, Culpeper Star Exponent, Daily Progress (Charlottesville), Danville Register & Bee, News & Advance (Lynchburg), News Virginian (Waynesboro), News-Gazette (Lexington), Roanoke Times, and Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk).
*Due to the inclusion of some Richmond News Leader articles in this database, please check the microfilm to confirm the source for articles published August 19, 1985 - May 30, 1992.
Historical Virginia fire insurance maps and real estate atlases that are in color and searchable by address, place name, or geographic coordinates. High definition, color and gray-scale images display important historical details such as construction materials which are not visible on black and white map scans. Original index maps have been overlaid with a modern street map to make research easier. Includes some plat books. Coverage: Maps in the public domain 1865–1963.
Provides a broad array of federal and state legal resources including codes, constitutions, attorney general opinions, legal journals, regulations, court rules, supreme court and court of appeals opinions, and circuit court trial orders. Includes full-text articles from foreign and domestic newspapers, popular magazines, academic journals, and television and radio broadcast transcripts. Provides aggregated economic data on businesses, corporations, and industries in the U.S. and abroad.