All Electronic Resources
Biblioboard uses geolocation to provide immediate access to anyone physically located in the state of California. The library includes over 5,300 simultaneous use of ebooks from leading publishers as well as the Indie Author Project Select collection, which features over 400 award-winning indie-published ebooks, some of which are right here in California. No library card is required, and there are no hold queues.
Book Connection's mission is to equitably give all readers insights and opportunities that deepen their understanding and joy of the books they are reading. Our quest is to empower every reader to connect deeply with a book, gain new insights and understanding from the author, and thoroughly experience the joy of reading.
Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
Brainfuse provides live, one-to-one tutoring over the Internet. Students in grades Kindergarten - through College receive instant access to carefully-selected tutors for various subjects including math, science, language arts and test preparation. Brainfuse works closely with school districts and other institutions to customize learning solutions and raise the performance of students on state assessment exams.
BrainFuse Job Now & Vet Now is an all-in-one suite of services designed for a wide range of career or veteran needs: whether its tackling a resume, writing a cover letter, navigating the VA system, or adjusting to a civilian career. Job Now & Vet Now services include expert coaching and self-study tools to empower users.
A comprehensive interactive resource for research and learning for grades K-12. Includes correlations to California Content Standards and other valuable teacher resources. Choose your link for direct access to each school level - elementary, middle or high - or Britannica en Espanol.
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eLibrary is the user-friendly general reference tool, which delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed to support every range of users, including middle and high school students, college-prep and college-level researchers, and professional educators.
enki is a California eBook platform created by librarians where you will find popular indie fiction and nonfiction genres including romance, mysteries, graphic novels, crafts, encyclopedias, cookbooks, short stories, essays, study guides as well as classic literature with new, original book jacket art. Indulge your curiosity!
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Gale Resources (All - Alphabetical Listing)
The Gale suite of databases includes specialized resources for Academic and Business Research, Health & Wellness, Science, History, Legal Forms and Information, News, Gardening, Home Improvement and so much more.
Easily search over 17,000 publications from scholarly journals and other authoritative sources covering biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental sciences, history, marketing, political sciences, and psychology. Access articles from Nature, the Economist, the New York Times, and thousands of podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN as well as videos from BBC Worldwide Learning.
Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars, researchers, and students at the college and university level. A multi-disciplinary resource, collections cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward-from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history.
Gale Books and Authors offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. The ideal convergence of science and serendipity, this online resource leverages the Internet's unique capacity to create, build, communicate, and sustain communities of readers.
Gale Business: Entrepreneurship brings together hundreds of sample business plans, small business journals, and encyclopedias. You'll find resources covering all aspects of entrepreneurship and small business, including accounting, HR, management, marketing, taxes, and more. Plan, fund, start, and manage your business with Entrepreneurship.
Detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports. Thousands of company histories and industry essays from Gale's core business collection. Case studies, scholarly journals, and business news for deep research coverage of global economies.
Gale General OneFile provides millions of articles from thousands of magazines, journals, newspapers, and other authoritative sources. With intuitive search features, and extensive coverage across wide-ranging topics, you'll find accurate information and articles to support your interests. Discover full text results to fuel exploration and gain understanding through the vast selection of periodicals in Gale General OneFile.
Gale Health and Wellness puts authoritative, up-to-date information on health and wellness topics at your fingertips. Inside you'll have access to full text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. Whether you need answers to questions you don't feel comfortable asking your doctor or want to browse through current topics of interest, Health and Wellness provides the reliable information you need.
Gale in Context: Biography profiles the world's most influential people. You'll find premium biographical entries, news articles, videos, and primary sources covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study. Understand contemporary and historical figures, and inspire your own life course with Biography.
Gale in Context: Elementary transforms elementary education with trusted information on topics in social studies, science, language arts, and more. Access videos, magazine and news articles, images, and books in an age-appropriate, ad-free resource with tools designed to develop research skills. Support literacy, enhance learning, and encourage exploration with Gale In Context: Elementary.
Explore the foundations of environmental studies and the unique interdisciplinary methods used to address challenging environmental issues. As students, researchers, and educators take a close look at this field of study, they learn how human actions can impact planet earth, including plants, animals, and entire ecosystems. While taking a global perspective, environmental studies also analyzes what occurs on local, regional, and international levels.
Gale In Context: Global Issues delivers international coverage of a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. You'll find premium viewpoints and news articles, videos, country overviews, and primary sources analyzing world events, environmental issues, foreign affairs, global trade, and more. Gain international perspective through authoritative coverage of complex worldwide concerns in Global Issues.
Gale In Context: High School makes it easy to explore class topics, and find sources for your assignments that are sure to impress. Videos, articles from premium publications, encyclopedia entries, primary sources, and more allow you to investigate everything from social studies and science to literature and history in one easy-to-use resource.
Gale In Context: Middle School connects you to the quality information you need to ace assignments in social studies, science, language arts, and more. You'll find videos, news articles, encyclopedia entries, and more in an easy-to-use tool that helps you finish your homework in record time. Explore exciting topics, and get to your free time faster with Middle School.
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints delivers credible facts and current insight into today's most debated political and social issues. You'll find viewpoints, reference articles, videos, and infographics analyzing current events, economics, environmental issues, political science, and more.
Gale In Context: Science delivers up-to-date information on frequently studied topics in biology, chemistry, physics, math, and more. You'll find videos, magazine and news articles, reference entries, and experiments to master science and technology topics, so that you can apply your knowledge to real-world issues. Build the STEM skills you need to suceed in homework, and in life with Science.
Gale In Context: U.S. History traces America's development from colonization and revolution through civil rights, the war on terror, and the rise of the internet. You'll find primary sources, biographies and reference overviews, videos, articles from premium publications, and more on the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. History. Analyze our nation's roots to comprehend its current course with U.S. History.
Gale In Context: World History chronicles the events, people, and topics central to the story of human kind. You'll find primary sources, biographies and reference overviews, videos, articles from premium publications, and more tracing global history from ancient societies to modern conflicts. Piece together the stories of the past with trusted information and innovative research tools in World History.
Imagine what it would be like to learn complex science concepts with more confidence and less fear.
Gale Interactive: Science is a virtual lab that gives students in middle and high school grades the power to see beyond static text and embrace learning outside of the classroom.
Gale Legal Forms provides professionally written legal documents used by attorneys and law firms. You'll find downloadable forms covering real estate, wills, power of attorney, bankruptcy, small business, practically any area of law, alongside helpful tools like a Law Digest and Attorney Directory. Take charge of your legal affairs with Gale Legal Forms.
Gale Literature brings together Gale's premier literary databases in a new digital environment that allows researchers, faculty and students to search across these resources to discover and analyze content in entirely new ways.
Gale Literature Resource Center provides the trusted information you need to investigate recent releases and draw new conclusions about the classics. You'll find literature criticism, biographies, topic and work overviews, reviews, author interviews, everything you need to transform your understanding and support your analysis. Discover the story behind the story with Gale Literature Resource Center.
Gale Literature: LitFinder provides thousands of full-text written works ranging from plays by William Shakespeare and poems by Maya Angelou to essays by Ben Franklin and speeches given by U.S. Presidents and world leaders. You'll also find a set of biographies, work summaries, and photographs to provide background on key titles and individuals. Experience the written works of authors throughout history with Gale Literature: LitFinder.
A comprehensive business resource for the undergraduate researcher seeking company news, the public library patron making personal investment decisions, or the high school student looking to major in business administration, Gale OneFile: Business provides full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, and strategy, as well as business theory and practice.
A must-have for social science, history and liberal arts coursework, the Gale OneFile: Diversity Studies explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community. This collection includes more than 2.7 million articles from 150 journals, updated daily.
Gale OneFile: Gardening and Horticulture serves horticultural enthusiasts of all levels with more than 3.6 million articles from more than 100 journals, as well as more than 20 reference titles from Delmar, including Handbook of Flowers; Foliage and Creative Design; Computer Graphics for Landscape Architects; and more. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.
Gale OneFile: Gender Studies provides balanced coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society. The database offers access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.
Created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers, and health care professionals, Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine is the ideal resource for up-to-date information on the complete range of health care topics.
Gale OneFile: High School Edition is designed for middle- and high-school students and provides access to age appropriate, authoritative digital content for classroom assignments. Learners can research magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.
Gale OneFile: Home Improvement puts the research of hobbyists and professionals alike on a solid foundation with more than 4.5 million articles from more than 200 home improvement-focused titles, including architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and others. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.
Gale OneFile: Information Science provides access to periodical content covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology, including usability, cataloging, circulation, business information, and more.
Gale OneFile: Informe Académico provides quality reference material on an easy-to-use interface configured for Spanish-speaking users, allowing researchers to analyze topics and conduct Spanish language searches.
Gale OneFile: LegalTrac provides indexing for more than 1,200 major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty publications, Bar Association journals, and international legal journals, including more than 200 titles in full text. The American Association of Law Libraries not only endorses LegalTrac, it's special advisory committee selects, reviews, and enhances the content of this resource.
The innovative full-text newspaper resource allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. Gale OneFile: News provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.
Gale Power Search allows you to search all "Gale In Context" and all "Gale OneFile" databases simultaneously or select only the relevant databases that you prefer.
Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Best for children aged 6–14.
GetSetUp is on a mission to help the third of the world’s population who are over 55 to learn new skills, connect with others and unlock new life experiences. Older adults have incredible knowledge to share and new mountains (literally and figuratively) to climb, but until now they haven’t had their own place to pursue their passions and continue creating, growing, and giving back.
Browse 800,000+ titles—audiobooks, eBooks, comics/graphic novels, full music albums, movies, and TV. All borrowed content may be enjoyed while connected to the Internet or Wi-Fi by streaming. On a mobile device, borrowed content may be temporarily downloaded and accessed offline. As a library cardholder, you may borrow up to 10 titles per month. To register for and enjoy hoopla digital for free with your library card, please download the hoopla digital app from the Apple or Google Play store on your mobile device. If you are using a computer, visit https://www.hoopladigital.com.
Resources for elementary, middle, high school, and college students, as well as busy adults. Prepare to get your high school equivalency credential. Get into college with effective preparation. Explore careers, search for jobs, prep for interviews, and create resumes and cover letters. Interactive video tutorials.
Welcome to LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network with 774+ million members in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Vision: Create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. The mission of LinkedIn is simple: connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful.
Mango is the award-winning language learning resource for individuals and organizations around the world. The only single solution that combines quality content, intelligent technology and an adaptive algorithm that delivers practical phrases from real situations. This is language learning centered around you.
Northstar was developed in response to the needs of job seekers who may lack the digital literacy skills needed to seek, obtain, and retain employment, as well as to perform other tasks in daily life. Online, self-guided modules assess the ability of individuals to perform tasks based on these skills. Get started with Northstar today and build your tech skills.
The OverDrive app is one of the top-rated eBook apps available for iOS, Android, Chromebook, Mac OS, Windows, and Windows Phone.
Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your local public library – anywhere, anytime. All you need is a library card.
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ScienceFlix® is transforming the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build an abiding interest in science, technology, and engineering. With over 8,000 science-related assets in a variety of media, ScienceFlix® provides students with a better understanding of science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, interactive features and more.
SimplyE is a library-developed, open source eReader and eBook discovery app that simplifies the library user's experience in finding, borrowing and reading library eBooks. Whether it's Overdrive, Cloud Library, Axis 360, RBdigital or enki Library, patrons can find, download and read all of the eBooks our library has using a single app -- SimplyE. Download it from your device's app store, just type in "SimplyE" in the search box and follow the on-screen instructions. Feel free to contact the library for assistance.
Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creative and curious people, on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and more. On Skillshare, members come together to find inspiration and take the next step in their creative journey. Additional information about SkillShare here.