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A-Z Maps
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-Z the USA
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-Z World Culture
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...
Archives Unbound logo
Primary source material from 296 archival collections covering topics of importance to U.S. and California history
Beanstack logo
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...
Biography In Context Logo
Find historical and contemporary biographies from around the world. 
Britannica Academic
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...
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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,...
California Digital Newspaper Collection
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...
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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...
Admission Test Preparation
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.
College Students
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...
Computer Skills Center Logo
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.
RBdigital Magazines logo
Register here first to borrow digital magazines: Rolling Stone, The Economist, Popular Mechanics, Wired, US Weekly and more!
Driving tests logo
Driving-Tests was founded on the universal belief that everyone can be a safe driver. Ca DMV practice tests and driver's manuals are avilable 24/7. 
Enki eBooks logo
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...
Escolar
A Spanish-language resource for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish
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What is Explora for High School?Designed specifically for high school students, this database contains full text for pop
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Full-text magazine & newspaper articles for middle school homework.
FIMo - FIre Insurance Maps Online
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. ...
High School Equivalency Center
 The High School Equivalency Center is a part of the LearningExpress Library that supports students working to complete their high school equivalency. 
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
ImageQuest logo
Patrons may use any image included on ImageQuest™ for personal non-commercial (not for...
LearningExpress
Practice Tests, Tutorials, Job Searching and Resume Building
Local Arts logo
Interested in local authors? We've gathered their works in Local Arts.
LUNA Commons logo
LUNA Commons is a resource for finding valuable, educational content from digital collections built in the Insight software from Luna Imaging, Inc.
Free Lynda.Com Courses
COVID-19 has changed the way people are working - many people are working remotely, or unfortunately, not at all.
Mango logo
Learn 60 foreign languages and 17 English courses taught in the user’s native tongue.
Magazines
Full text articles from more than 2,000 magazines, journals, and newspapers
MedlinePlus directs you to information to help answer health questions.
National Geographic Logo
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...
NoveList K-8
For Kids: Find your next great read! For Teachers: Great resource for Common Core connections!
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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
Career Center is a part of the LearningExpress Library that contains information specific to career exploration and exams. 
Online Archive of California
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,...
OverDrive Logo
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...
OverDrive Logo
A streaming collection of Great Courses Instructional videos and ASL Signed Stories videos available on the OverDrive platform. 
Points of View Reference Center
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...
ProQuest Newspapers
Read newspaper articles from the Press Democrat, New York Times, and more.
Recursos Para Hispanohablantes
Recursos para hispanohablantes is a part of LearningExpress Library dedicated to Spanish language resources offering GED, American citizenship test preparation and other tools.  
Job and Career Accelerator
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...
School Center
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.
Mission San Diego De Alcala
California Indians, explorers, missions, ranchos and more.
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Thousands of resources to explore fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment. 
The New York Times
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 -...
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U.S. Government Information
Maps and Animals
Articles, photos, and maps of habitat areas of animals around the world.