Online Research & Learning

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All Online Resources

Academic Search Complete

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

Alt HealthWatch

Note: Subscription expired 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

Note: Subscription expired 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

Note: Subscription expired 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

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

Consumer Health Complete

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

Consumer Reports

Access issues of Consumer Reports from 2014 to the current issue through Flipster.

Tip: To see back issues, click on the current magazine cover, and then click on “All Issues” in the menu on the right.  You can also search within one issue or all issues, and browse all the covers.

CultureGrams

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

EBSCO Combined Search

Note: Subscription expired 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

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

Explora High School

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

Explora Middle School

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

Health Source: Nursing, Academic Edition

Note: Subscription expired 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).

JobNow & VetNow

Career tools and Veteran support tools are available on the BrainFuse platform.  Get access to Live Job Coaching:  connect with a coach to get help with job searching, applications, and interview preparation.  Job coaches can also help transition your resume from military use for civilian careers.

Resume Lab:  Submit your resume and receive expert feedback on formatting, key words, transferable skills, translating military resumes for civilian employers, and more.

Veteran Support Tools include Live Navigator:  Connect with an expert veteran to learn more about eligible VA benefits and community resources; and, Veteran Resources: Review carefully selected resources to help you understand your benefits and community resources.  Access provided courtesy of the California State Library.

Legal Information Reference Center

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

Literary Reference Center

Note: Subscription expired 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

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

MasterFILE Premier

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

Newspaper Source Plus

Note: Subscription expired 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

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

Professional Development Collection

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

ProQuest Academic

Combination of several databases with over 20,000 publications that range from scholarly journals to popular magazines.  Databases include the 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

Note: Subscription expired 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

Note: Subscription expired 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

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

Articles & News

Academic Search Complete

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

ProQuest Academic

Combination of several databases with over 20,000 publications that range from scholarly journals to popular magazines. Databases include the 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.

California Digital Newspaper Collection

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

EBSCO Combined Search

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

MasterFILE Premier

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

Newspaper Source Plus

Note: Subscription expired 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

Note: Subscription expired 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

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

Books & Literature

Literary Reference Center

Note: Subscription expired 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

Note: Subscription expired 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

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

Small Business Reference Center

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

Consumer Information

Consumer Health Complete

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

Consumer Reports

Access issues of Consumer Reports from 2014 to the current issue through Flipster.

Tip: To see back issues, click on the current magazine cover, and then click on “All Issues” in the menu on the right.  You can also search within one issue or all issues, and browse all the covers.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

Health

Alt HealthWatch

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

Consumer Health Complete

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

Health Source: Nursing, Academic Edition

Note: Subscription expired 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

JobNow & VetNow

Career tools and Veteran support tools are available on the BrainFuse platform.  Get access to Live Job Coaching:  connect with a coach to get help with job searching, applications, and interview preparation.  Job coaches can also help transition your resume from military use for civilian careers.

Resume Lab:  Submit your resume and receive expert feedback on formatting, key words, transferable skills, translating military resumes for civilian employers, and more.

Veteran Support Tools include Live Navigator:  Connect with an expert veteran to learn more about eligible VA benefits and community resources; and, Veteran Resources: Review carefully selected resources to help you understand your benefits and community resources.  Access provided courtesy of the California State Library.

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

Note: Subscription expired 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

Note: Subscription expired 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

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

Explora Middle School

Note: Subscription expired 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

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

MasterFILE Premier

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

Points of View Reference Center

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

ProQuest Academic

Combination of several databases with over 20,000 publications that range from scholarly journals to popular magazines.  Databases include the 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

Note: Subscription expired on September 30, 2020.

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our E-Library.

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