The Virtual Language Observatory (VLO) provides a means of exploring language resources and tools. Its aim is to provide an easy to use interface, allowing for a uniform search and discovery process for a large number of resources from a wide variety of domains. Facets make it easy to explore and access available resources. A powerful query syntax makes it possible to carry out more targeted searches as well. It also makes it easy to review processing options for discovered resources via the Language Resource Switchboard, and to create virtual collections based on search results via the Virtual Collection Registry.