Exhibit raises the question "What was the effect of Columbus's 1492 voyage on the Americas throughout the Western Hemisphere?"
AtoZ Maps Online contains thousands of political, physical, outline, environmental, antique, and scientific maps. Some of the specialty maps include bird distribution, tree distribution, earthquake,...
A to Z the USA is an encyclopedia of US state and country data. It contains more than 120 editorial and image datasets arranged in 23 categories. Included are state animals, plants, stones, and...
A to Z World Culture website is currently not available.A to Z World Culture covers society and culture for 175 countries. Included is a large collection of images, as well as...
Above the Influence is an informational website that aims not to tell you what to think or do about drugs and alcohol, rather its aim is to help you to identify and stand up to negative pressure an
The Adult Learning Center is a part of the LearningExpress Library dedicated to assisting adult learners in developing core skills in areas of math, reading, communication and citizenship.
This site from the Library of Congress covers Black History for the last 500 years.
America's News (via NewsBank) A comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues.
Ancestry Library Edition offers comprehensive resources for genealogical and historical research. Available at any Sonoma County Library branch.
Look up an animal by typing its name in the search box on this website.
Research Sonoma County history in the Library's Special Collections! Use these guides to locate and identify historical sources for your research
Primary source material from 296 archival collections covering topics of importance to U.S. and California history
Representing private nonprofit universities and colleges in California, the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) is your one-stop directory for information about
Now you can get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs online 24/7.
BAM! is the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's official health information website for teens. Do you have a question about diseases? Food and nutrition?
Be Tobacco Free provides one-stop access to U.S. Government information on tobacco topics.
The easiest way to keep track of all the books you read. When you create a Beanstack account for yourself or your family, you are instantly connected to our seasonal reading programs. When the...
Designed with you in mind, this is an easy way to find lots of information - for parents and teachers, too.
Digital versions of books from the Sonoma County Wine Library's collection of historic books and documents, primarily from the 16th to early 20th century.
College students organized this site of women mathematicians alphabetically and chronologically.
Find historical and contemporary biographies from around the world.
Very brief biographies of famous people past and present. From The Biography Channel.
A great site originally created by a 9-year-old and his dad - lots of good information here and lots of fun sites.
Book Connections is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books.
Watch and read -- video storybooks of classic children’s books are paired with a related nonfiction e-book.
With club locations ranging from Cloverdale to Rohnert Park, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County provides all Sonoma County youth ages 6-18 with opportunities to play, learn, and ga
The Boys & Girls Club of Marin & Southern Sonoma County serves youth ages 6-18 in the Petaluma area, and provides opportunities to play, learn, and much more.
The Boys & Girls Club of Sonoma Valley is open to youth ages 6-18, and provides opportunities to play, learn, and gain skills that will enable them to succeed in life.
Braintrack is a searchable directory of higher education institutions from all over the world.
Britannica® Academic delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. The rich combination of the venerable Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate...
Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject—for all grades and all reading abilities—offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images,...
Research and analyze U.S. companies, industries, and consumers. Also included is a job search and resources area. If you are connecting from outside the library, you will need your Sonoma County...
This website put together by the Central Intelligence Agency covers all of the countries in the world.
The California Student Aid Commision's Cal Grant provides free money for eligible students to attend qualifying colleges and univ
California Apprenticeship Coordinators Association's website contains information on 30 different types of apprenticeship programs offered in California.
This is the State of California's official information page and directory for community colleges operating in California.
The California Digital Newspaper Collection contains over 400,000 pages of significant historical California newspapers published from 1846-1922, including the first California newspaper, the...
"The California Indian Library Collections (CILC) was funded with the aim of returning unique cultural mat
Great photos of tools and baskets used in daily life for food gathering, preparation and serving.
Has an overview of 21 California Missions including a brief history, operating hours and a link to the mission's website.
Learn how to enter the state-level Science Fair. Click on "Getting Started with a Project" or "Science Resources" for links to a wide range of science sites.
This is the California State Universtiy's official information page and directory.
The California Student Aid Commission is the State of California's official page for information on paying for college.
Calisphere is the University of California's free public gateway to a world of primary sources. More than 200,000 digitized items — including photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political...
Career Technical Education (CTE) is a program of the Sonoma County Office of Education's Career Development department.
French, Spanish, English, German, Italian? a Simple picture and sound language program.
Chop's is open to Santa Rosa teens, grades 7-12, and provides programs, workshops, and a whole range of activities.
This is the official website for the City of Healdsburg's volunteer opportunities. Check here for opportunities volunteering in parks, at senior centers, and much more.
This is the official website for the City of Rohnert Park's volunteer opportunities, including opportunities at the animal shelter, senior center, and many more.
This is the official website for the City of Santa Rosa's volunteer opportunities. Check here for opportunities volunteering in parks, at senior centers, and much more.
This is the official website for the City of Sebastopol's volunteer opportunities.
ACT, SAT, PSAT, AP and more! College admission test preparation is a part of LearningExpress Library that is dedicated to supporting students applying to colleges.
Graduate school admission exams, College Placement Exams, and CLEP Exams. The College Student Center is a part of the LearningExpress Library dedicated to assisting students in reviewing the skills...
International in scope, CollegeSource is a searchable database of over 70,000 digital college catalogs, institution profiles, and other college resources.
Explore colonial life including people, food, towns and more.
You can learn the fundamentals of computers, the Internet and popular software applications with these easy-to-follow video tutorials with beginner- to advanced-level instruction.
Consumer Reports is a nonprofit organization dedicated to unbiased product testing, consumer-oriented research and public education
Cope Care Deal provides informational resources for teens so that they can learn about mental health disorders and what can be done to help if they or someone they know suffers from mental health i
These book series highlight countries all around the world. Each country's culture, history, and geography are explored in detail.
This is the official volunteer informtion site for the County of Sonoma.
CultureGrams provides country and state reports that deliver a perspective on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.
The Digital Public Library of America contains e-books, maps, pictures, and other digital library items from libraries, museums, and archives across the country. No checkout required! See below for...
What is Discover & Go?Discover & Go is a community partnership program that provides online access to free and low-cost ticke
Driving-Tests was founded on the universal belief that everyone can be a safe driver. Ca DMV practice tests and driver's manuals are available 24/7.
After careful study and trial of two platforms, we are now purchasing nearly all new eBooks and eAudiobooks on the popular and user-friendly Overdrive platform. Overdrive (and its app, Libby...
The Sonoma County Library is continually working to identify and provide the best user experience for you. After careful study and trial of two platforms, we are now purchasing nearly all new...
Log in with your library card number to choose from thousands of fiction and nonfiction e-books. Not Kindle compatible.
The EBSCO eBook Collection is a collection of over 700 selected reference eBooks added to the Masterfile and Explora databases. These eBooks can be directly accessed through this link or found by...
A Spanish-language resource for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish
What is Explora Educators Edition?Explora Educator's Edition provides indexing and abstracts for nearly 300 peer-reviewed journals focusing on the field of education.
What is Explora for High School?Designed specifically for high school students, this database contains full text for popu
Full-text magazine & newspaper articles for middle school homework.
Magazine articles, biographies and images on a variety of topics, for students in grades K-8. Library card and pin required when outside the library.
Amazing pictures and information about the solar system, from the National Air and Space Museum.
Fastweb is a free online resource for finding information on preparing and paying for college. Search their database for colleges, scholarships, and internships.
Federal Student Aid is the U.S. Department of Education's offical page for information about how to pay for college.
User-friendly access to an extensive historical California map collection. High definition, color and gray-scale images display important historical details not visible on black and white map scans. ...
FinAid is a free award-winning resource that provides students with practical information on finding scholarships and paying for tuition and other school expenses.
Even the most obscure first ladies get the royal treatment here.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is a service of the U.S.
The High School Equivalency Center is a part of the LearningExpress Library that supports students working to complete their high school equivalency.
For genealogy researchers. Small-town newspapers and other hard-to-find sources.
Girls Health is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services's official website that provides useful and reliable information on health and well-being topics that specfically affect girls ages 10...
Produced by Columbia University, Go Ask Alice! is a health question and answer resource that aims to provide you with reliable information about your health and well-being.
What are Historical Magazine Archives from EBSCO?EBSCO offers full text historical runs of select major magazines dating from the 1800’s forward. Seven archives are available now in conne
Hoopla is a one stop shop for your streaming digital media needs. Collections included in this platform are Comics, Music, TV, Movies, Audiobooks, and eBooks in all genres and age groups.
I Can Afford College is a free informational resource from the California Community Colleges that provides prospective students with information about how to make college affordable.
Patrons may use any image included on ImageQuest™ for personal non-commercial (not for...
The International Wine Research Database (IWRDB) strives to be the most comprehensive bibliography of wine literature in the world. IWRDB began as a clippings file and periodicals index in the mid-...
Free Live Online Help for Job Seekers, Veterans, and their Families Career Tools
JSTOR is a selective digital library of academic content. This limited time offer includes access to an abbreviated collection of JSTOR content.
Kanopy is a streaming movie collection that showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best, classic, and groundbreaking films. All of these movies streamed free with your Sonoma County Library card.
Practice Tests, Tutorials, Job Searching and Resume Building
A great starting point for researching your legal issue and getting the forms you need. Nolo Press books included.
Covers the history and background of this expedition and links to interactive sites.
Includes photos and links for US Presidents and other notable people in US history.
COVID-19 has changed the way people are working - many people are working remotely, or unfortunately, not at all.
Books as well as DVD's targeted towards the youngest of language learners.
Interested in local authors? We've gathered their works in Local Arts.
LUNA Commons is a resource for finding valuable, educational content from digital collections built in the Insight software from Luna Imaging, Inc.
Courses and tutorials cover a variety of topic and skill areas including office productivity applications, databases, spreadsheets, Photoshop, multimedia production, business savvy, specialized...
Learn 60 foreign languages and 17 English courses taught in the user’s native tongue.
Full text articles from more than 2,000 magazines, journals, and newspapers
Health information from the National Library of Medicine. Easy access to Medline and Health topics, medical dictionaries, directories and publications.
MedlinePlus directs you to information to help answer health questions.
As a service of the National Institutes of Health, MedlinePlus's page on teen health provides you with accurate information on a variety of health and well-being topics that you might be experienci
As a service of the National Institutes of Health, MedlinePlus's page on teen sexual health provides information on everything from puberty to dating.
As a service of the National Institutes of Health, MedlinePlus's page on teenage pregnancy provides basic information for pregnant teens and their families.
As a service of the National Institutes of Health, MedlinePlus's page on underage drinking provides information on the health and safety risks associated with alcohol abuse.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a 24-hour toll-free and confidential service that provides immediate support to victims of domestic violence.
The National Eating Disorders Association provides programs and services to help those affected by eating disorders, including the operation of a toll-free, confidential helpline.
An online database housing magazine issues, images and maps produced by National Geographic. The content includes the complete run of National Geographic magazine from 1888 to 2015 with over 7400...
Books, videos, magazines and pictures produced by National Geographic for children
Check out their “Theme Maps” for population, resources, weather, and many other cool maps.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse is a service of the National Institutes of Health.
The National Runaway Safeline provides confidential and non-judgmental 24-hour support to America’s runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a toll-free hotline that offers 24-hour confidential crisis counseling and referral services to anyone who is experiencing a suicidal crisis or emotional
Each volume includes information on the tribe's history, culture, religion and daily life.
A simple map with brief information about each region including tribes, housing types, food and social customs.
What is Newspapers.com?
NextReads is an email newsletter and readers advisory service. You can choose to receive a variety of newsletters including lists of great new titles on the subject of your choice. Newsletters are...
Images documenting the rich history of dairying in Sonoma and Marin Counties
For Kids: Find your next great read! For Teachers: Great resource for Common Core connections!
Your guide to fiction and non-fiction for adults, teens, and children. Search for a specific title, author, series, or subject or browse reading lists, author-read-alikes, award winners, book...
Career Center is a part of the LearningExpress Library that contains information specific to career exploration and exams.
The Online Archive of California (OAC) provides free public access to detailed descriptions of primary resource collections maintained by more than 200 contributing institutions including libraries,...
Descriptions of early American life through the 20th century. This site provides a wide range of information including documents.
With thousands of E-Books and Audiobooks in all areas of fiction and nonfiction to choose from there is always something to read. Overdrive never closes with 24 hour access to check out, return books...
A collection of over 3000 digital magazines from across the U.S. and around the world.
A streaming collection of Great Courses Instructional videos and ASL Signed Stories videos available on the OverDrive platform.
On site access only: The Physical Review journals, published by APS, offer high-quality research and review journals to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics. APS provides free online access...
These series of books feature up-to-date report-writing facts, fun facts and more.
Planned Parenthood provides resources and sex education that aims to empower teens to make informed choices about their sexual health and relationships.
Points of View Reference Center presents multiple sides of an issue providing rich content that can help students realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand...
More than 11,000 Research Topics pages deliver information on a vast array of people, places, historical events and eras, literary genres, current events, broad curricular themes and much more.
Read newspaper articles from the Press Democrat, New York Times, and more.
A resource to help students do more effective scholarly research with access to journals, books, newspapers and magazines.
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization.
Recursos para hispanohablantes is a part of LearningExpress Library dedicated to Spanish language resources offering GED, American citizenship test preparation and other tools.
Resume and cover letter building tools. The Job and Career Accelerator is a part of the LearningExpress Library that focuses on assisting with the process of exploring careers and preparation for the...
Salem Press Reference Shelf is a collections of digital reference materials we have received in conjunction with a print purchase covering the subject areas of History and Science. There are eBooks...
Search early issues and see exact copies of the articles as printed on the original pages of the Chronicle. Only available at the History and Genealogy Library.
Guide to Sanborn fire insurance maps at the Sonoma County Library -- part of a uniform series of large-scale maps, dating from 1867 to the 1950s and depicting the commercial, industrial, and...
School center is a part of LearningExpress Library focusing on resources to help school aged students develop subject skills in elementary, middle and high school.
A general reference database for upper elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas such as reading, language arts, science, social studies, history,...
A resource for pro/con issues assignments offering background and analysis on 360+ leading issues
Includes the full text and complete forms from the latest, up-to-date editions of Nolo Press books, written by lawyers for consumers and small business.
Need Help? Don't know where to turn? Free, confidential, and multi-lingual help is available to you 24-hours a day. Just dial 2-1-1, or visit Sonoma County 211online.
Sonoma County 4-H is a program of the University of California's Cooperative Extension. It aims to provide youth with a better understanding of home economics and agricultural techniques.
Materials associated with advertisements for Sonoma County businesses, tourism, political campaigns, events and organizations featured in newspapers and other sources.
Photographs of Sonoma County taken from the air and from the tops of tall buildings
The Sonoma County Architectural Drawing Collection incudes renderings, blueprints and sketches from prominent Sonoma County architects, drawn from the collections of the Sonoma County Library.
Official Sonoma County records of deeds, mortgages, wills and probate records, assessments of property, voter registration, oaths of office, surveys, maps, corporation records, business licenses and...
Images, videos and other materials chronicling the Sonoma County Fair from the earliest days through the present.
Maps of Sonoma County and surrounding areas from the late 19th through 20th century
Scanned pages from Sonoma County newspapers. The collection includes clippings as well as entire pages, but does not yet include entire issues
Sonoma County newspapers available on microfilm in the History and Genealogy Library
Historical photographs drawn from the archives of the Sonoma County Historical Society. The collection chronicles many aspects of Sonoma County life, including many images of people, places and...
A selection of historical Sonoma County maps held by the Sonoma County Library
Images from the mid-19th century to present representing a broad range of people and places associated with Sonoma County's history and culture as captured by amateur and professional photographers.
Commercial and real-photo postcards, most from the 1890s through the 1930s. While the majority of postcards depict Sonoma County scenes and businesses, the collection also includes a significant...
Local History & Culture provides access to digitized images, documents and more that illuminate Sonoma County history and culture.
Database searchable by subject (places, names, events, etc.) and detailed index to names, places, and events contained in the several thousand books in the local history collection.
Sonoma County Mental Health Crisis Services operates a 24-hour toll-free mental health hotline that is available to anyone living in Sonoma County.
Images, newspaper clippings and more documenting Petaluma's history as the "Egg Capital of the World."
Images of historical interest of the Sonoma County wine industry from the 1870s through the 1990, drawn from the Sonoma County Wine Library holdings.
The Sonoma Valley Teen Center offers a ton of programs and opportunities for you to have fun, learn, and explore.
Recordings and transcripts of interviews with winemakers, growers, and other notable figures in the Sonoma County wine industry from the early 1970s to the present.
Take a look at these series of books for all your state related questions. Great for reports!
This series is the combination of a book with audio CD or cassette for children trying to learn a language.
Thousands of resources to explore fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment.
Teen Ink is a nationally distributed magazine and website that is devoted to giving teens a voice by publishing their art, writing, and much more.
TeensHealth provides easy to understand information on a wide range of health and well-being topics.
The Art Assignment is home to a weekly video series hosted by curator Sarah Urist Green and author John Green.
Access to New York Times regular newspaper content from 1851-1922 and 1981 to present. For access to New York Times content from 1923-1980 see our New...
Access to New York Times regular newspaper content from 1851 to present. For access to New York Times from inside the library see our New York Times -...
The Trevor Project is a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people ages 13-24.
The Truth is website aimed at providing teens with "unfiltered, unadulterated facts about tobacco."
This is the official website for the Town of Windsor's volunteer opportunities. Check here for opportunities volunteering in parks and other local services.
Free online access to 24-hour resumé review drop off, live help and thousands of resources.
This is the official information page and directory for the University of California.
From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence.
The Volunteer Center of Sonoma County works with prospective volunteers and local nonprofits to find a volunteer opportunity that works for all parties involved.
Over 7,000 images Western Sonoma County Historical Society's West County Museum in Sebastopol, California
Articles, photos, and maps of habitat areas of animals around the world.
Images of historical interest of the Sonoma County wine industry from the 1870s through the present.