Choose a category to begin your search:
Magazines & Newspapers | Biographies | Business & Finance | Career Resources | Consumer Resources | Courses Online | Digital Image Libraries | Disability Resources | en español | Genealogy | Government & Legal | Health and Medicine | History and Countries | Homework | Language Learning
- General OneFile
Over 7,000 full-text popular magazine articles on diverse topics.
- Academic Onefile
Academic and research articles from scholarly journals.
- Biography in Context
Profiles of over 500,000 newsmakers and historical figures from trusted sources.
Investment research center for stocks, funds, market research and more. (Redwood City cardholders only)
Business and residence profiles; great for market research and people searches.
- Gale Business Insights: Global
Research and analyze companies, industries, and economies around the world.
- Testing and Education Reference Center
Over 300 practice tests and courses; related eBook collection material; scholarship and education search information.
Job search tool includes Indeed.com job postings. Use business profiles to research potential employers, and prepare for interviews.
Peninsula non-profit, offering job search and career change assistance with educational presentations, employer panels, networking mixers and small business workshops.
- GCF Learn Free
Tutorials on computer, Internet and email basics, social media, google docs, and word processing. For Spanish site go to www.gcfaprendelibre.org
Job openings, salary data, and more.
Find local jobs and take online training to improve your chance of getting hired.
- Consumer reports
Search for your consumer product "camera" or "digital television" with "consumer" or “product evaluation."
- Kelley Blue Book
Find pricing and reviews for new and used cars.
- NADA Guides
Pricing information for new and used vehicles.
Information on school performance, listings of 200,000 public and private schools serving students from preschool through high school and more than 800,000 parent ratings and reviews.
- Testing & Education Reference Center
Over 300 practice tests and courses; related ebook collection material; scholarship and education search information.
- Coursera - Online Learning
Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.
- Khan Academy
Offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a learning dashboard that lets learners study at their own pace, including SAT and MCAT.
- Library of Congress
Digitized versions of collection materials available online since 1994, concentrating on its most rare collections and those unavailable elsewhere.
- Digital Public Library of America
Brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.
- Prelinger Archive
Rick Prelinger and The Internet Archive offer public domain films from Prelinger Archives to all for free downloading and reuse.
- CA State Library
Collection contains thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles on digital cartridge (DB), cassette (RC), and in braille (BR) for people with print disabilities. Call (800) 952-5666 to find out if you can use the service.
Search for topics like disability benefits, housing, and assistive technology.
- 2-1-1 Get Help in San Mateo County
Can help you find local services like food, housing, health care, senior services, child care and legal aid. For free, confidential, multilingual service 24/7 call 2-1-1.
Revistas populares en español. Popular Spanish-language magazines.
- MedlinePlus en Español
Información de Salud
- Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California.
- SF Genealogy
Genealogy and History for the San Francisco Bay Area.
- California Death Records and Indexes
- The USGen Web Project
Free genealogy websites for genealogical research.
- Online Veterans and Military Documents
Searchable databases; instructions for requesting print or microfilm records.
- Records Project
Access to State and County records.
- Redwood City Municipal Code and Zoning Ordinances
- San Mateo County Code
- California Code
- The State of CA
- United Nations
- CA Courts Self Help Center
Forms and tips to help you work with an attorney or represent yourself.
- Redwood City demographics
- American FactFinder - U.S. Census Bureau
Population, housing, economic, and geographic data for the United States.
Searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases; useful for statistics searches.
Health, wellness and disease information from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its partners.
- Science in Context
Health and Medicine category covers topics like Head Injuries and Statistics, including sources like Nature Medicine and Townsend Letter.
- US History in Context
- World History in Context
- BBC Country Profiles
- Library of Congress Country Studies
Online access to country profiles, maps and suggested related books and photos.
- United Nations – News Centre
Current daily world news, maps, photos, radio and film.
- Brainfuse Online Tutoring (Redwood City cardholders only)
Free online help from expert tutors from 1-10 pm
- Biography in Context
Over 600,000+ biographies covering more than 525,000 individuals.
- California Fact Cards
Quick reference for school assignments on California Missions, explorers, Native Americans and history.
- eBooks - Kids Digital Collection
- eBooks - Teens Digital Collection
- Kids InfoBits
Curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content for elementary school students.
- Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Pro and con articles on many current social issues.
- Student Resources in Context
- Literature Resource Center
- Science in Context
- Mango Languages
Learn languages like Spanish, English, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.
- Basic ESL Online English Learning
Improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills with these easy lessons. No computer experience is needed. Select "Instant Access" to enter without registering.