Online Research & Learning

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All Online Resources


Academic Search Complete

Find articles in many areas of academic study including the sciences, engineering, math, social sciences and humanities.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Alt HealthWatch

Find articles and reports on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Ancestry.com: Library Edition

Genealogical information and records including the U.S. and Canadian Census,and the Social Security Death Index.
Access from home extended through end of December 2020. (Usually in-library access only). 

Anne T. Kent California Room Digital Archive

Explore local history materials from the Anne T. Kent California Room collection, including photographs, oral histories and articles from historic Marin County newspapers. More information.

Biography Reference Center

Comprehensive collection of biographies, including actors, authors, composers, explorers, historical figures, world leaders, inventors, musicians, and many others.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Britannica Escolar

Escolar is the leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish.  Access provided courtesy of the California State Library.

Britannica School Edition

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.  Access provided courtesy of the California State Library.

Business Source Complete

Find company profiles and articles from business and trade journals.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

California Digital Newspaper Collection

Access full image scans of selected historical California newspapers from 1846 to the present.

Computers & Applied Sciences Complete

Academic journals, books and trade publications covering research and development of the computing and applied sciences disciplines.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Consumer Health Complete

Find information on all areas of health and wellness including fact sheets, pamphlets, reports, images and diagrams.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Consumer Reports

Get unbiased ratings and reviews on thousands of products and services.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Tip: View articles by issue date, or click on “Search within this publication” and then add your search terms in the search box after “JN “Consumer Reports” “. e.g. JN “Consumer Reports” dishwashers

CultureGrams

Concise cultural information on countries around the world. (Grades 3-12) Access provided courtesy of the California State Library.

EBSCO Combined Search

Search many of our EBSCO databases simultaneously, covering a wide range of subjects.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

eLibrary

General reference collection of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers. Includes newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, books, videos and audios, dissertations and theses, reports, blogs, and much more. (Grades 6+) Access provided courtesy of the California State Library.

Explora Elementary School

Look up articles and facts for elementary school projects and homework.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Explora High School

Look up articles and facts for high school projects, homework and research.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Explora Middle School

Look up articles and facts for middle school projects and homework.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Access consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, Men’s Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Health Source: Nursing, Academic Edition

Scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines, particularly nursing and allied health.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

HelpNow! Homework Help

Get live online homework help from an expert tutor. For students of all ages, in English or Spanish. Monday – Sunday 1pm -10pm PST. Includes a writing lab, test center, live skill building, foreign language lab and adult learning center. Also offers live assistance for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Legal Information Reference Center

Legal information and forms for consumers and small businesses from Nolo reference books.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Literary Reference Center

Comprehensive resource with information on thousands of authors and their works, including literary criticism, biographies and bibliographies.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Lynda.com

Achieve personal and professional goals with this online learning platform that covers business, software, technology and creative skills in videos taught by experts. Classes available for beginners, intermediate and advanced users.
Note: You will need to access Lynda.com through the Library’s login page, not by directly visiting the lynda.com homepage.

Mango Languages

Online language learning program in a variety of languages, focusing on everyday conversational skills. Also includes English as a second language.

MAS Ultra: School Edition

Research tool designed for high school students, containing articles from many popular magazines.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

MasterFILE Premier

Comprehensive resource offering articles from academic journals, magazines, reference books and primary source documents.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Newspaper Source Plus

Find articles from many current newspapers, including Marin Independent Journal, Christian Science Monitor, The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The Times (UK), USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times and others. Also includes TV and radio news transcripts from major broadcasting networks.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

New York Times

Unlimited free access to NYTimes.com, the digital version of The New York Times. (Note: You will need to log in or create a NYTimes.com account. See more information.)

Points of View Reference Center

Learn about topics from opposing viewpoints, with an overview, point, counterpoint and Critical Thinking Guide. Articles include citations. Topics include affirmative action, cloning, Israel & the Palestinians, separation of church and state, and many more.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Professional Development Collection

Read articles from many education journals including Booklist, Education, High School Journal, and more.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

ProQuest Academic

Combination of several databases including Coronavirus Research Database, eBook Central, eLibrary, Global Newsstream, LA Times, Publicly Available Content Database, SIRS Discoverer and SIRS Issues Researcher. Access provided courtesy of the California State Library.

ProQuest Newspapers

Find articles from current major national and international newspapers including Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.

Reference USA

Search business listings and view detailed company profiles. Filter by business type, geography, sales volume and other criteria. Also includes US white pages and job postings. Limit: 25 downloads per search.

Regional Business News

Articles from regional U.S. and Canadian business publications.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Safari Tech Books

Read online books on technology, digital media and business topics.

School & Educators Complete (eBooks)

Collection of over 12,000 eBooks supporting multiple subject areas (English Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Information Literacy and Technology). (Grades 9+, possibly some content for Middle School, also includes professional development content for faculty) Access provided courtesy of the California State Library.

SIRS Discoverer

Selected content for beginning researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators. (Grades 3-9) Access provided courtesy of the California State Library.

SIRS Issue Researcher

Curriculum-aligned database of content organized by complex issues, ideally for middle and high school students and educators. (Grades 6+) Access provided courtesy of the California State Library.

Small Business Reference Center

Get up-to-date information on starting, growing or rescuing a business from Nolo business reference books online. Also includes how-to videos on all aspects of managing a business.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

TeachingBooks.net Book Connections

A collection of instructional materials about children’s and young adult books and authors, including booklists, meet-the-author videos, and many other author and book resources.

Topic Search

Explore articles on social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics. Sources include international & regional newspapers, magazines, polls, pamphlets and government information.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Articles & News


Academic Search Complete

Find articles in many areas of academic study including the sciences, engineering, math, social sciences and humanities.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

California Digital Newspaper Collection

Access full image scans of selected historical California newspapers from 1846 to the present.

EBSCO Combined Search

Search many of our EBSCO databases simultaneously, covering a wide range of subjects.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

MasterFILE Premier

Comprehensive resource offering articles from academic journals, magazines, reference books and primary source documents.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Newspaper Source Plus

Find articles from many current newspapers, including Marin Independent Journal, Christian Science Monitor, The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The Times (UK), USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times and others. Also includes TV and radio news transcripts from major broadcasting networks.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

New York Times

Unlimited free access to NYTimes.com, the digital version of The New York Times. (Note: You will need to log in or create a NYTimes.com account. See more information.)

Professional Development Collection

Read articles from many education journals including Booklist, Education, High School Journal, and more.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

ProQuest Newspapers

Find articles from current major national and international newspapers including Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.

Biography


Biography Reference Center

Comprehensive collection of biographies, including actors, authors, composers, explorers, historical figures, world leaders, inventors, musicians, and many others.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Books & Literature

Literary Reference Center

Comprehensive resource with information on thousands of authors and their works, including literary criticism, biographies and bibliographies.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

TeachingBooks.net

A collection of instructional materials about children’s and young adult books and authors, including booklists, meet-the-author videos, and many other author and book resources.

Business & Investing


Business Source Complete

Find company profiles and articles from business and trade journals.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Reference USA

Search business listings and view detailed company profiles. Filter by business type, geography, sales volume and other criteria. Also includes US white pages and job postings. Limit: 25 downloads per search.

Regional Business News

Articles from regional U.S. and Canadian business publications.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Small Business Reference Center

Get up-to-date information on starting, growing or rescuing a business from Nolo business reference books online. Also includes how-to videos on all aspects of managing a business.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Consumer Information

Consumer Health Complete

Find information on all areas of health and wellness including fact sheets, pamphlets, reports, images and diagrams.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Consumer Reports

Get unbiased ratings and reviews on thousands of products and services.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Tip: View articles by issue date, or click on “Search within this publication” and then add your search terms in the search box after “JN “Consumer Reports” “. e.g. JN “Consumer Reports” dishwashers

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Access consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, Men’s Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Health


Alt HealthWatch

Find articles and reports on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Consumer Health Complete

Find information on all areas of health and wellness including fact sheets, pamphlets, reports, images and diagrams.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Access consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, Men’s Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Health Source: Nursing, Academic Edition

Scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines, particularly nursing and allied health.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

History & Genealogy


Ancestry.com: Library Edition

Genealogical information and records including the U.S. and Canadian Census,and the Social Security Death Index.
Access from home extended through end of December 2020. (Usually in-library access only). 

Anne T. Kent California Room Digital Archive

Explore local history materials from the Anne T. Kent California Room collection, including photographs, oral histories and articles from historic Marin County newspapers. More information.

California Digital Newspaper Collection

Access full image scans of selected historical California newspapers from 1846 to the present.

Jobs & Careers

Reference USA

Search business listings and view detailed company profiles. Filter by business type, geography, sales volume and other criteria. Also includes US white pages and job postings. Limit: 25 downloads per search.

Languages


Mango Languages

Online language learning program in a variety of languages, focusing on everyday conversational skills. Also includes English as a second language.

Online Learning


HelpNow! Homework Help

Get live online homework help from an expert tutor. For students of all ages, in English or Spanish. Monday – Sunday 1pm -10pm PST. Includes a writing lab, test center, live skill building, foreign language lab and adult learning center. Also offers live assistance for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Lynda.com

Achieve personal and professional goals with this online learning platform that covers business, software, technology and creative skills in videos taught by experts. Classes available for beginners, intermediate and advanced users.
Note: You will need to access Lynda.com through the Library’s login page, not by directly visiting the lynda.com homepage.

Mango Languages

Online language learning program in a variety of languages, focusing on everyday conversational skills. Also includes English as a second language.

Safari Tech Books

Read online books on technology, digital media and business topics.

Science & Technology


Computers & Applied Sciences Complete

Academic journals, books and trade publications covering research and development of the computing and applied sciences disciplines.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Lynda.com

Achieve personal and professional goals with this online learning platform that covers business, software, technology and creative skills in videos taught by experts. Classes available for beginners, intermediate and advanced users.
Note: You will need to access Lynda.com through the Library’s login page, not by directly visiting the lynda.com homepage.

Safari Tech Books

Read online books on technology, digital media and business topics.

Student Resources


Biography Reference Center

Comprehensive collection of biographies, including actors, authors, composers, explorers, historical figures, world leaders, inventors, musicians, and many others.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Britannica Escolar

Escolar is the leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish.  Access provided courtesy of the California State Library.

Britannica School Edition

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.  Access provided courtesy of the California State Library.

CultureGrams

Concise cultural information on countries around the world. (Grades 3-12) Access provided courtesy of the California State Library.

eLibrary

General reference collection of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers.  Includes newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, books, videos and audios, dissertations and theses, reports, blogs, and much more. (Grades 6+)  Access provided courtesy of the California State Library.

Explora Elementary School

Look up articles and facts for elementary school projects and homework.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Explora Middle School

Look up articles and facts for middle school projects and homework.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

HelpNow! Homework Help

Get live online homework help from an expert tutor. For students of all ages, in English or Spanish. Monday – Sunday 1pm -10pm PST. Includes a writing lab, test center, live skill building, foreign language lab and adult learning center. Also offers live assistance for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Lynda.com

Achieve personal and professional goals with this online learning platform that covers business, software, technology and creative skills in videos taught by experts. Classes available for beginners, intermediate and advanced users.
Note: You will need to access Lynda.com through the Library’s login page, not by directly visiting the lynda.com homepage.

MAS Ultra: School Edition

Research tool designed for high school students, containing articles from many popular magazines.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

MasterFILE Premier

Comprehensive resource offering articles from academic journals, magazines, reference books and primary source documents.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Points of View Reference Center

Learn about topics from opposing viewpoints, with an overview, point, counterpoint and Critical Thinking Guide. Articles include citations. Topics include affirmative action, cloning, Israel & the Palestinians, separation of church and state, and many more.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

ProQuest Academic

Combination of several databases including Coronavirus Research Database, eBook Central, eLibrary, Global Newsstream, LA Times, Publicly Available Content Database, SIRS Discoverer and SIRS Issues Researcher.  Access provided courtesy of the California State Library.

School & Educators Complete (eBooks)

Collection of over 12,000 eBooks supporting multiple subject areas (English Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Information Literacy and Technology). (Grades 9+, possibly some content for Middle School, also includes professional development content for faculty)  Access provided courtesy of the California State Library.

SIRS Discoverer

Selected content for beginning researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators.  (Grades 3-9)  Access provided courtesy of the California State Library.

SIRS Issue Researcher

Curriculum-aligned database of content organized by complex issues, ideally for middle and high school students and educators. (Grades 6+)  Access provided courtesy of the California State Library.

TeachingBooks.net Book Connections

A collection of instructional materials about children’s and young adult books and authors, including booklists, meet-the-author videos, and many other author and book resources.

Topic Search

Explore articles on social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics. Sources include international & regional newspapers, magazines, polls, pamphlets and government information.
Please note: Subscription will expire on September 30, 2020.

Looking for eBooks?

We’ve got eBooks, downloadable Audiobooks, streaming video and more available through
our E-Library.

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