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Fairfax County History

Virginia Room Research

Good Starting Points for Research on Virginia

  • Encyclopedia Virginia
    "A valuable tool for exploring the people, history, government, economy and culture of Virginia." From the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
  • Index to Virginia Cavalcade Magazine
    A subject and author index to The Cavalcade, a magazine of Virginia history and culture published by the Library of Virginia from 1951 to 2002. Virginia Cavalcade's brief, yet authoritative, articles depict Virginia history from the age of exploration to the mid-20th century. Useful for students. Reference and circulating copies of the magazine are available in the Virginia Room.
  • Library of Virginia
    The Library of Virginia's digital collection includes resources such as maps, newspapers, and photographs. Their Document Bank of Virginia (DBVa) provides primary documents useful for the study of history.

Your FCPL library card gives you access to this resource even when you are not at a branch location.

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