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Databases, Resources & Research

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!

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

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

Search thousands of academic journals at once on a broad range of disciplines.

This research database covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present and includes hundreds of full-text history journals and books.

This biographical database offers in-depth profiles from Current Biography and World Authors, the periodical coverage of Biography Index and the specialist content of Junior Authors & Illustrators.

Provides thousands of reliable full-text biographies, including the complete full text of Biography Today and Biography, plus narrative biographies not available in other databases

Access information from thousands of top business journals covering topics such as marketing, management, accounting, sales, and more.

Students can search multiple databases at once for elementary school research (grades K-5). All full-text articles included are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

Databases searched:

  • Primary Search
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
  • American Heritage Children’s Dictionary
  • Topic Overviews K-5

An authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources.

Search multiple databases at once covering general interest topics, business resources, literary reference, news articles and more.

Databases searched:

  • MasterFILE Premier (with Consumer Reports)
  • Business Source Complete
  • Newspaper Source Plus
  • Biography Reference Center
  • Topic Overviews Public Libraries
  • Associated Press Videos

Students can search multiple databases at once for full-text articles, images, videos, and more for high school research (grades 9-12).

Databases searched:

  • MAS Complete
  • Newspaper Source Plus
  • History Reference Center
  • Literary Reference Center Plus
  • Science Reference Center
  • TOPICsearch
  • Biography Reference Center
  • Topic Overviews 6-12
  • Associated Press Videos

The definitive full-text database covering world history (excluding the United States and Canada) from the 15th century to the present.

Contains thousands of reliable resources including primary source documents, biographies, photos, maps, and more.

Includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, as well as thousands of legal forms.

This full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing.

Students can search multiple databases at once for full-text articles for middle school research (grades 6-8). All full-text articles included are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).
Databases searched:

  • Middle Search Plus
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
  • Topic Overviews 6-12

Search full-text articles from over 1,200 newspapers, newswires, and news magazines.

Contains resources that present diverse perspectives on important issues and events.

This full-text Spanish-language database covers subjects inside and outside academia and offers content from a variety of sources, including reference books, general interest magazines, and health reports.

Este base de datos de texto completo en español cubre temas dentro y fuera de la academia y ofrece contenido de una variedad de fuentes, incluidos libros de referencia, revistas de interés general e informes de salud.

Designed specifically for junior and senior high schools, Science Reference Center is an excellent source of reliable information on life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, technology and more.

Professional educators can search multiple databases at once for full-text articles from peer-reviewed education journals and educational reports.

Databases searched:

  • Professional Development Collection
  • ERIC

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.

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

Mango Language Learning, AtoZdatabases, Alldata Auto Repair

Missions of California eBook series.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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

WorldCat.org lets you search the collections of libraries in the United States and around the world for their holdings of books, audiovisual materials, maps, historical collections, and more.