Databases

A to Z Maps
Contains thousands of political, physical, outline, environmental, antique, and scientific maps. Adults/Teens (12-17) --More Info
A to Z the USA
Encyclopedia of US state and country data. Adults/Teens (12-17) --More Info
A to Z World Culture
Covers society and culture for 175 countries. Adults/Teens (12-17) --More Info
ABCmouse Bring Learning Home - Remote Access
A digital early learning resource for children ages 2–8. Preschool Children (2-5) /School-Age Children (5-8) --More Info
Ancestry Library Edition
Provides resources for genealogical and historical research.
Available only within Sonoma County Library branches (no remote access). Adults --More Info
Archives Unbound
Primary source material covering topics of importance to U.S. and California history.Adults/School-Age Children (5-12)/Teens (12-17) --More Info
Biography In Context
Comprehensive database of biographical information on people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Adults/School-Age Children (5-12)/Teens (12-17) --More Info
BookFLIX
Classic children’s picture books are paired with a related nonfiction e-book. School-Age Children (5-12) --More Info
Britannica Academic
Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools. Adults/Teens (12-17) --More Info
Britannica School
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, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases—Elementary, Middle, or High.School-Age Children (5-12)/Teens (12-17) --More Info
Chilton Automotive Repair
Chilton provides authoritative automotive repair information on thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. The information you need to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle. Adults --More Info
Consumer Reports
Unbiased product testing, consumer-oriented research, and public education. Adults --More Info
Discover and Go
Discover and Go is a nationally recognized museum pass program that provides library cardholders with free and discounted tickets to local museums and cultural institutions.Adults, School-Age Children (5-17))/Teens (13-17) --More Info
DMV Practice Driving Tests for California
Online practice tests for Car or Motorcycle exams. Three online driver's manuals available. Adults/Teens (12-17) --More Info
EBSCO eBook Collection
Direct access to a over 700 selected reference eBooks added to the Masterfile and Explora databases. Adults/Teens (12-17) --More Info
Enki Electronic Books
Log in with your library card number to choose from thousands of fiction and nonfiction e-books. Not Kindle compatible.School-Age Children (5-12)/Teens (12-17)/Adults --More Info
Escolar
Escolar is the leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish.School-Age Children (5-12)/Teens (13-17) --More Info
Explora Educator's Edition
Explora Educator's Edition highlights content relevant to teachers, including lesson plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources. Adults  --More Info
Explora for High School
Find full text magazine articles, biographies, images and more on a variety of topics for high school students. Teens (13-17) --More Info
Explora for Middle School
A great place to start when you're looking for information for middle school homework assignments. School-Age Children (5-12) --More Info
Explora for Primary School
Find magazine articles, biographies, images and more on a variety of topics for students in grades K-8. School-Age Children (5-12) --More Info
FSTA Food Science and Technology Abstracts
This specialized database covers scientific and technological literature relating to food, beverages and nutrition.Adults --More Info
GenealogyBank
Find birth announcements from small-town newspapers and other hard-to-find documentation of family history.
Available at the Sonoma County Library branches only. This resource is not available remotely (i.e. from outside the library). Adults --More Info
HeritageQuest
Databases include fully indexed and searchable, full-page online views of Census archives for the complete U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1930. Browse through thousands of family and place histories, genealogical books, documents, and official records. Adults --More Info
Hoopla Digital
A streaming service that allows Sonoma County Library cardholders to borrow audiobooks, movies, music, comics, ebooks, and television shows and immediately begin watching, listening or reading.Adults --More Info
ImageQuest
Patrons may use any image included on the ImageQuest™ Web site for personal non-commercial (not for sale), educational purposes only. Adults/School-Age Children (5-12)/Teens (12-17) --More Info
Kanopy
Kanopy is a streaming movie collection that showcases more than 30,000 of the world's best, classic and groundbreaking films. Adults/School-Age Children (5-12)/Teens (12-17)--More Info
Learning Express Tests, Tutorials and Resume Building
LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages improve the skills required for academic and career success. Adults/Teens (12-17) --More Info
Legal Information Reference Center
Legal Information Reference Center is a great starting point for researching your legal issue and getting the forms you need. 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. Adults --More Info
Lynda.com - PLEASE NOTE: Lynda.com will soon become LinkedIn Learning
Lynda for Libraries provides Sonoma County Library cardholders access to the complete Lynda.com collection of more than 3,000 courses and 150,000 award-winning video tutorials taught by industry experts covering a variety of topic and skill areas including office productivity applications, databases, spreadsheets, Photoshop, multimedia production, business savvy, specialized applications, organizational skills and Adobe Acrobat. Adults/Teens (12-17) --More Info
Mango Languages
Mango Languages is a major language learning service. The service is available to library card holders online and for mobile devices with the Mango app. Adults/Teens (12-17) --More Info
MasterFile Complete - Magazine Articles
Read and download full text articles from more than 2,000 magazines, journals, and newspapers. Adults/Teens (12-17) --More Info
National Geographic Kids
Books, videos, magazines and pictures produced by National Geographic for childrenSchool-Age Children (5-12) --More Info
The New York Times - In Library Access
Free access to unlimited New York Times articles and content for Sonoma County Library cardholders when using library computers or Wi-Fi. Adults/ Teens (12-17) --More Info
The New York Times - Remote Access
Check out a free 24 hour pass to access New York Times articles and content from home or on the go. Adults/ Teens (12-17) --More Info
Newspapers.com
Digital archive of:
- Cloverdale Reveille 1880 to 2004
- The Petaluma Courier 1876 to 1896
- Petaluma Daily Morning Courier 1891 to 1928
- Petaluma Weekly Argus 1867 to 1889
- The Press Democrat from 1928 to 1997
- Sonoma West Times and News 1895 to 2016
Available only within Sonoma County Library branches (no remote access). Adults --More Info
NoveList K-8 Plus
Database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers. School-Age Children (5-12)/Preschool Children (0-5) --More Info
NoveList Plus
Powerful resource for readers searching for that next good read. It allows readers to use a favorite author or title as a template to locate other authors and titles of interest. Adults/School-Age Children (5-12)/Teens (12-17)/Preschool Children (0-5) --More Info
OverDrive
Borrow and download e-books and e-audiobooks for free through your library. You need your library card number and 4-digit PIN in order to borrow.School-Age Children (5-12)/Teens (12-17)/Adults --More Info
Points of View
Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. Adults/Teens (12-17) --More Info
ProQuest
Full text of articles from over 2,800 newspapers, newswires, blogs, and other publications in 14 languages from around the world including:
- The Guardian 1992 to Present
- The New York Times 1851 to Present
- La Opinión 1992 to Present
- Petaluma Argus-Courier 2008 to 2009
- The Press Democrat 1994 to Present
- Reforma 1995 to Present
- El Universal 2005 to Present
- The Wall Street Journal 1984 to Present
- The Washington Post 1987 to Present
Adults/Teens (12-17) --More Info
RBdigital Magazines
Borrow digital magazines for free through your library. Adults/Teens (12-17) --More Info
RefUSA (Business search from ReferenceUSA)
Research and analyze U.S. companies, industries, and consumers. ReferenceUSA covers millions of businesses, from major corporations to small businesses and sole proprietorships. It is an excellent source for local business information. Adults --More Info
Salem Press Reference Shelf
Browse Salem Press reference books: Earth Materials & Resources; Earth's Weather, Water, & Atmosphere; Earth's Surface & History; and Physics & Chemistry of the Earth (also available in print at the Central Library). Adults/Teens (12-17) --More Info
San Francisco Chronicle 1865-1922
A great research resource for genealogists and local historians. Search through the full text of early issues, and see exact copies of the articles as printed on the original pages of the Chronicle. Adults --More Info
Small Business Reference Center
Great starting point for researching topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business. It 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. Learn from the experts how to deal with contract and employee issues, minimize taxes, and avoid legal problems in the first place. Adults --More Info
Social Studies Fact Cards
Begin your research in many common homework subjects, using Social Studies Fact Cards. School-Age Children (5-12)/Teens (12-17) --More Info
TeachingBooks.net
Thousands of resources to explore fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment.School-Age Children (5-12)/Teens/Adults --More Info
TumbleBooks - retired 6/30/19
For animated picture books check out Bookflix, Kanopy Kids Unlimited or Hoopla. For Read-Along titles in English, French and Spanish visit our Kids room on OverDrive. School-Age Children (5-12)/Preschool Children (0-5)
Tutor.com
Free online access to Tutor.com’s 3,600+ expert tutors for one-to-one, real-time tutoring in over 40 subjects and test preparation areas. & Spanish language materials too! School-Age Children (5-12)/Teens/Adults --More Info
ValueLine
Value Line puts you in the driver’s seat with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. 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. Adults --More Info
Wildlife Encyclopedia
Includes descriptive articles, photos, and maps of habitat areas of animals around the world. School-Age Children (5-12)/Teens (12-17) --More Info
Worldcat
WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content. It allows you to search the collections of many libraries at once, including Sonoma County Library and thousands more around the world. Adults --More Info