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Genealogy


Ancestry.com: Library Edition

In-library access only

Genealogical information and records including the U.S. and Canadian Census, and the Social Security Death Index.

       

Jobs


Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow

Resume and interview tips, live coaching, resume templates, job and career resources. Also support tools and resources for Veterans.


Coursera

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Coursera offers free online courses, many of them led by top colleges or companies like Google. Learners can access all course materials, gain skills to advance or switch careers, and earn certificates of completion or degrees. Access provided courtesy of the California State Library for a limited term.


GetSetUp: Live Classes for Older Adults

GetSetUp is an online community of people who want to learn new skills, connect with others and unlock new life experiences in small intimate classes. Their safe, social and interactive learning environment has been specifically designed for active older adults. From art therapy, learning Spanish, cooking classes to coffee chat there is something for everyone! Access provided courtesy of the California State Library for a limited term.


LearningExpress Library

This suite of highly-acclaimed eLearning solutions provides interactive tutorials, practice tests, e-books, flashcards and articles for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation, career development and more. Designed to help students and professionals achieve their educational and career goals. Access provided courtesy of the California State Library for a limited term. Access provided courtesy of the California State Library for a limited term.


Northstar

Northstar Digital Literacy defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. Northstar was developed in response to the needs of job seekers who may lack the digital literacy skills needed to seek, obtain, and retain employment, as well as to perform other tasks in daily life. Note: No learner account is required to get started. Just enter a test-taker name and click "continue" to start learning. Access provided courtesy of the California State Library for a limited term.


Skillshare

Online learning platform with thousands of creative courses and classes taught by experts to help you learn new artistic skills like animation, drawing, photography, writing and more! Note: The library has access to a limited number of free 3-month memberships. To get started, sign up for an account with your email and select a password. You will then have 3 months to take advantage of all the classes available on the site. Access provided courtesy of the California State Library for a limited term.


Language Learning


Mango Languages

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

Newspapers & Magazines


California Digital Newspaper Collection

The CA Digital Newspaper Collection contains over 1,500,000 pages of significant historical California newspapers published from 1846-present, including the first California newspaper, the Californian, and the first daily California newspaper, the Daily Alta California.


The 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.


Overdrive Magazines

Thousands of magazines in several languages, including popular magazines like The New Yorker, The Economist, Newsweek, OK, and US Weekly. Also available through the Libby App.


ProQuest Newsstand

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.


The Wall Street Journal

Access to The Wall Street Journal, an American business-focused, international daily newspaper.


Student Resources


Britannica School Edition

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.


Britannica Escolar

Escolar is the leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish.


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 CultureGrams

Concise cultural information on countries around the world. (Grades 3-12)


ProQuest Reference 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 and more. (Grades 6+)


ProQuest SIRS Discoverer

Selected content for beginning researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators. (Grades 3-9)


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+ and professional development content for faculty).


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.


   

Last updated October 2021