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Gale Products

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General OneFile - A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources - newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

Health Wellness Resource Center - Have a health question? This resource is the "go-to" source with credible information that is in-depth yet simple to navigate. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, health-related videos, and thousands of articles from award-winning reference titles. variety of sources - newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

Archives of Sexuality & Gender - With material drawn from hundreds of institutions and organizations, including both major international activist organizations and local, grassroots groups, the documents in the Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940 present important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond.

Literature Resource Center - A one-stop-shop for your Literature research. Access to up-to-date author information, overviews, literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods. Print material delivered in a digital format!
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OneFile News - Finally, a one-stop source for the day's news and searchable archives. Search over 1,000 newspapers and articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - With Gale Virtual Reference Library you can browse, search and download eBook articles anytime from any Internet-connected device.Gale Virtual Reference Library Directions

Kids InfoBits introduces elementary school students to database searching with easy-to-use resources featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

Middle School is for students and has with information on literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history. It has reference, periodical, and multimedia content through books, images, biographies, audio, video, magazines, newspapers, creative works, primary sources, and more.

High School provides grades 9–12 with content aligned to national and state curriculum standards to help with papers, projects, and presentations, while empowering student development of critical thinking and information literacy skills.

College offers interdisciplinary content for undergraduate students that reinforces skill development in problem-solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.

Science In Context is an online resource providing information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Based in curriculum content, this database has videos and millions of full-text articles that are drawn from hundreds of national and global newspapers, magazines, and journals. There are numerous experiments and projects that provide practical experience.
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Opposing Viewpoints in Context is on online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration. It supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. It has informed, differing views of each side of an issue and helps students develop critical thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.
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World History in Context provides an overview that covers the most-studied events, periods, cultures, civilizations, religions, conflicts, wars, ideologies, cultural movements, and people. Rare primary sources, reliable reference and multimedia content put this vast topic into context for students.
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Testing & Education Reference CenterTesting & Education Reference Center is a resource with over 300 practice tests and courses, dozens of e-books containing study materials and practice tests and information on over 4,000 accredited schools and available scholarships. Also included is a resume builder and career modules covering subjects from career change to salary negotiations.
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The Gale Archives Unbound Resource offers online access to primary source materials covering a vast array of topics of importance to U.S. and California history. It has more than 290 archives and over 14 million pages available, free from the California State Library. To see images requires Flash, so IE browser works best.


ABC-CLIO

ABC-CLIO Solutions logoABC-CLIO Solutions provide digital resources for patrons, educators, and students on complex topics. Specifically for secondary school and college, there are subject-specific reference collections and expert perspectives for the exploration and understanding of key historical issues.

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ABC-CLIO American History logoAmerican History

ABC-CLIO World History - Ancient and Medieval Eras logoWorld History (Ancient and Medieval Eras)

ABC-CLIO World History - The Modern Era logoWorld History (Modern Era)

ABC-CLIO Daily Life through History logoDaily Life Through History

 


RB Digital

RB Digital logoTest Prep for ACT/SAT is a comprehensive self-paced program to help raise scores for the ACT and SAT. If you don’t have an account, you can create one (link in upper right) from the RB Digital e-book and audiobook page. If you have an account with the Calabasas Library RB Digital platform, then use the same information to log in, also in the upper right. You can download the app in Google Play or the App Store.


Southern California Library Cooperative

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SCLC's DigiLab is a California Library Services Act (CLSA) funded project, managed by the Southern California Library Cooperative (SCLC) and in cooperation with SCLC member libraries. The DigiLab project allows participating libraries to scan and share materials across a digital cloud-based platform. The project gives each library a chance to recognize the unique role their library can play in broadening the information landscape for everyone by making their library’s unique digital collection more accessible. DigiLab promotes preservation and collaboration in the sharing of materials, making information more available, benefiting not only the member libraries, but the communities they serve.


News Bank

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NY Times

NY Times logoNY Times articles are now available. You first must create an account, with an email address and a password.  If you are at home or school, you need to visit this page.  It will issue you a redeem code. Please click on Redeem for full access for 24 hours. You do need to be logged in. Return to the Library webpage here to click the link and redeem for each 24 hours you want to have access to the NY Times.  

If you are in the library or on the Library’s wifi, you can browse unlimited articles once you have created an account and logged in.


Britannica

Britannica School logoBritannica School is the go-to site for K-12 research. Fifty-three thousand schools throughout the country use Britannica School to build essential information literacy skills, differentiate instruction, and support STEM education.

Britannica Escolar logoBritannica Escolar is the leading knowledge-building resource, universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish, made for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.

 


Book & Reading Emergency Kit

Book & Reading Engagement Kit - Enrich reading for students with vetted materials to support your literacy instruction. Included are: author interviews, vocabulary lists, reading levels, lesson plans and more. Educators must sign in/create an account to use all the free materials.

 


TeachingBooks.net

TeachingBooks logoBook Guides and Lesson Plans - Find lesson plans, discussion questions, novel units, reader's theater scripts, and other instructional support for the books you're reading in any K–12 classroom.

Booklists: Build Your Own - Compile, organize, analyze, and share instructional materials associated with the books in your curriculum.

Diverse Books - Include diverse cultural experiences in your instruction as reflected in quality fiction and nonfiction books.

Literature-Based Vocabulary Lists - Have ready-to-use vocabulary lists — often organized by chapter — for the books that you're teaching.

Meet-the-Author Movies & More - Meet authors and illustrators-anytime-in TeachingBooks.net original movies that illuminate the creative process, inspiration, and stories behind award-winning books.

Award-Winning Books - 2018 Award Winners in United States. 


Project MUSE

project_museProject MUSE - The following publishers have chosen to temporarily make content freely available on Project MUSE for College students.  Each publisher designates the specific content and for how long it will be freely available on MUSE.

 

 


Reference USA

Reference USA logoReferenceUSA is an Internet-based reference service from the Library Division of infoUSA. The site was designed for use as a reference tool in libraries and is continually enhanced based upon suggestions from librarians and library patrons.