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Databases, Resources & Research

Biographies

Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search. A comprehensive database of biographical information on more than 220,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.

Business/Careers

Business and Company Resource Center is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.

Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

eBooks and Audiobooks

View CliffsNotes for free! (There is a fee for downloading and/or printing copies.)
CliffsNotes cover hundreds of literary classics so students get the most from the great works with expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background

Missions of California eBook series.

The best IT books from the best authors and publishers in an online, searchable database. Good for IT professionals or programmers as a means of addressing their never-ending need to quickly pinpoint reliable code examples and technical information.

eContent isn't new to libraries. What is new is the ever-widening array of choices and eResources available through the Web. As formats, languages and technologies multiply, so does the challenge to manage and deliver quality content — in ways that will work both today and tomorrow. NetLibrary meets that challenge as the most versatile eContent provider for libraries and publishers today. It supports the most content from leading publishers, the most types of media — including eBooks and eAudiobooks — the widest audience of users and the most types of libraries. NetLibrary takes you far beyond the world of eBooks to provide a flexible and stable eContent platform that is positioned for continual rapid content growth.

OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, and other digital content. We deliver secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services for publishers, libraries, schools, and retailers--serving millions of end users globally.

The Enki Library is a shared open source eBook Network open to all California Libraries.

Content is focused on smaller and independent publishers including, but not limited to, Workman, UC press, McGraw Hill, National Highlights, Akashic, Bancroft, Dzanc, InfoBase, Lerner, Permanent Press, Crossroad, Xist and Smashwords.
Works on smartphones, tablets (including Android) and computers. We recommend using the browser that came installed on your phone or table as non-native browsers like Google Chrome are not supported at this time.

Health

More than 25 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

History & Countries

The History Resource Center: U.S. provides access to over 1,000 historical (primary) documents, more then 30,000 reference articles, and over 65 full-text journal covering themes, events, individuals, and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present.

Covering the 20th Century, the History Resource Center: Modern World includes reference sources, full-text articles from more than 100 academic journals, maps and images, and full-text and facsimile images for over 1,400 primary source documents.

Homework Help

The California Libraries Catalog is a unique database that shows the holdings of books, videos, audio, maps, and other materials held by libraries in California.

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

This periodical database is designed for elementary school students, with easy access to full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Kid's Edition contains full-text to reference books and more than 75 popular magazines including Ranger Rick, Highlights, Science Weekly, Children's Digest, Jack & Jill and Sports Illustrated for Kids.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale and Macmillan Reference USA sources to provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

A fully integrated database containing thousands of curriculum-targeted primary documents, biographies, topical essays, background information, critical analyses, full-text coverage of over 1,000 magazines, newspapers, over 20,000 photographs and illustrations, and more than 8 hours of audio and video clips. Includes Student Resource Center-Health Module.

Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search. A comprehensive database of biographical information on more than 220,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.

The History Resource Center: U.S. provides access to over 1,000 historical (primary) documents, more then 30,000 reference articles, and over 65 full-text journal covering themes, events, individuals, and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present.

Covering the 20th Century, the History Resource Center: Modern World includes reference sources, full-text articles from more than 100 academic journals, maps and images, and full-text and facsimile images for over 1,400 primary source documents.

Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Combining Gale Group's core literary databases in a single online service, the Literature Resource Center covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors.

Literature

Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Combining Gale Group's core literary databases in a single online service, the Literature Resource Center covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors.

Magazines & Newspapers

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

Replaced by Academic OneFile.

Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is a one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues. Drawing on acclaimed series published by Greenhaven Press and other Gale imprints, OVRC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites. New to the database are Lexile reading levels for periodicals and an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards.

Technology

Supporting high school curricula and university coursework, Science in Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography, this revolutionary, curriculum-oriented online experience is designed to boost achievement for students and researchers.

Other

The California Libraries Catalog is a unique database that shows the holdings of books, videos, audio, maps, and other materials held by libraries in California.

Local Library Database Pages

Ancestry.com, Bay Area Consumer Checkbook, Demographics Now, HeritageQuest, Mango Languages, NextReads, Tutor.com, Universal Class, WorldCat FirstSearch

Chilton, Pronunciator, StarWalk Media, Tumblebooks, Health and Wellness Resource Center, Grolier Online, Learning Express Library, Brainfuse

Mango Language Learning, AtoZdatabases, Alldata Auto Repair

AtoZdatabases, Tumblebooks, Bay Area Consumers Checkbook, Mango Languages, Freegal, Brainfuse

Grolier Online, Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage, SRDS Lifestyle Manual - Local Market Audience, Reference USA Company Directory, Consumer Checkbook, Foundation Center Online

Click on the link below to enter the library website directly:                                                Cañada College Library | College of San Mateo Library | Skyline College Library

Chilton, Adademic OneFile, Health & Wellness, California Missions eBooks, Small Business Resource Center, Tumblebooks eBooks for kids

Please Note:These databases are available only to patrons of the specific library listed. Sometimes they are available to anybody actually at the library. It is best to call ahead if you are unsure about a particular database.