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Databases, Resources & Research

Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of all academic disciplines, Academic OneFile is authoritative and comprehensive. Millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, including full-text coverage of the New York Times since 1995. Updated daily.

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Mango Language Learning, AtoZdatabases, Alldata Auto Repair

Missions of California eBook series.

books (ebooks) are available at your convenience - anytime, anywhere.
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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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.