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All Databases & Online Resources

To search a database, click on the links below. When accessing databases from home you will be prompted to enter your 13-digit library card number (no spaces). Need help using a database? Ask a librarian at the Information Desk.

Adult Learning

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  • lynda.com
    Video courses on a variety of tech, creative and business topics.
  • Mango Languages
    Free, online language-learning includes 22 languages, including Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, Korean, Russian, and Greek. Also has English language courses for speakers of 15 different languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, and Russian.
  • PowerSpeak Languages
    Learn Spanish, French, Mandarin, German, or English for Spanish-speakers and Chinese-speakers through a series of stories, activities and innovative learning tools.
  • Tutor.com's Adult Education and Career Center
    Live tutors are available for career help, including resume review, job searching and interview preparation. Tutors can also help with GED and Citizenship preparation, and essay review. Additionally tutors can help adult learners with back to school needs. Help is available in English and Spanish.

Auto Repair

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  • Chilton Library
    Detailed step-by-step service instructions, photographs, illustrations, wiring diagrams, diagnostic trouble codes, recall information, and maintenance and specification tables. Covers domestic and import vehicles up to current model year.

Biographies

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Business

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  • Business Insights: Essentials
    Information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.
  • DemographicsNow
    Demographic information with interactive maps and fast access to U.S. Census data sorted by geographic location and demographic characteristics.
  • Legal Information Reference Center
    Search full-text legal self-help reference works and get free legal forms. Topics covered include business law, financial planning, family law, property and real estate law, and rights and disputes.
  • ReferenceUSA
    Select "U.S. Businesses" for detailed business information. Select "U.S. Residential" to conduct market research or locate friends and relatives.

Career

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  • Career Transitions
    An online career guidance center that walks you through the job-search process from beginning to end.
  • JobScout
    JobScout is a free online learning platform that teaches you basic digital literacy skills to find a job. For every lesson you complete, you'll earn a badge. JobScout lets you track your progress and access games to reinforce the skills you learn.
  • Live Homework Help
    Click on "Career Help" for resume and cover letter help and career tips from Career Solvers and other job search pros.
  • Tutor.com's Adult Education and Career Center
    Live tutors are available for career help, including resume review, job searching and interview preparation. Tutors can also help with GED and Citizenship preparation, and essay review. Additionally tutors can help adult learners with back to school needs. Help is available in English and Spanish.

 

Citizenship

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  • CitizenshipWorks
    CitizenshipWorks provides easy-to-use online tools to help low and moderate-income individuals to prepare for the naturalization process and tests.
  • Tutor.com's Adult Education and Career Center
    Live tutors are available for career help, including resume review, job searching and interview preparation. Tutors can also help with GED and Citizenship preparation, and essay review. Additionally tutors can help adult learners with back to school needs. Help is available in English and Spanish.
  • USCIS Citizenship Resource Center
    Provides learners, teachers, and organizations with a one-stop resource for locating citizenship preparation materials and activities.

Directories

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  • Directories
    Find business information on brands and their companies. Search for contact information on multinational, national and regional groups. Discover listings for radio, television, cable and print media. Users can search multiple directories at one time.

Downloadable eBooks, Audiobooks, Magazines, Movies & Music

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Español

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Mas libros digitales

Genealogy

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  • HeritageQuest
    Complete U.S. Federal Census, Freedman's Bank Records for African American genealogy research and Periodical Source Index (PERSI). Your library card number (no spaces) is your "barcode ID".

Health & Medicine

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More health eBooks

History

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More history eBooks

Homework

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More homework eBooks

Kids

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  • BookFLIX
    Read along with stories and learn facts with online books.
  • Kids' Virtual Reference Library
    eBooks covering popular subjects including history, geography, religion, and science. Designed for children in upper elementary school.
  • Live Homework Help
    Get free homework help from a live, online tutor in math, science, English, and social studies.
  • NoveList K-8
    A guide to reading for children grades Kindergarten-8. A resource for children, parents, and teachers.
  • Social Studies Fact Cards
    Covers U.S. states and presidents, California history and world history. For students grades 4-6.
  • TumbleBook Library
    Animated and talking children's books.

Languages

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  • Mango Languages
    Free, online language-learning includes 22 languages, including Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, Korean, Russian, and Greek. Also has English language courses for speakers of 15 different languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, and Russian.
  • PowerSpeak Languages
    Learn Spanish, French, Mandarin, German, or English for Spanish-speakers and Chinese-speakers through a series of stories, activities and innovative learning tools.

Legal

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  • LA County Municipal Code
    The Los Angeles County Code is a compilation of County ordinances of a general nature which have been codified, chaptered and indexed.
  • Legal Information Reference Center
    Search full-text legal self-help reference works and get free legal forms. Topics covered include business law, financial planning, family law, property and real estate law, and rights and disputes.

Literature

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  • Literature Resource Center
    Literary criticism, biographies and overviews of literary topics and works from all genres, disciplines, time periods and regions of the world.
  • NextReads
    Sign up to receive book recommendations by email. Choose from over 20 newsletters, including fiction, nonfiction, audiobooks and books for teens and kids.
  • NoveList
    A guide to fiction and nonfiction reading for all ages, including fiction and nonfiction reading interests.
  • Encyclopedia of World Mythology (eBook)
  • Shakespeare for Students (eBook)

More literature eBooks

Magazines & Newspapers

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Music

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Science

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More science eBooks

Social Issues

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Taxes

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Test Prep

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  • Live Homework Help
    Click on "Career Center" to get help with Citizenship and GED test preparation or click on the "Student Center" for worksheets, tutorials and study guides for more testing resources.

Travel

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  • Global Road Warrior
    Practical answers to your travel questions, such as how much to tip, religious taboos, greeting your host, family life, and punctuality.
  • Travel Guides (eBook)
    Travel guides for Northern California, the United States, and countries and cities throughout the world.

Virtual Reference Library

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  • Virtual Reference Library
    eBooks on art, business, education, the environment, health, history, law, literature, social sciences, science, and technology.