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- 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.
- Don't miss the "ResumeBuilder" in this database! ResumeBuilder walks you step by step through the resume writing process - helping you create a professional resume that outlines your qualifications and skills while highlighting your accomplishments.
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.
Search by job or company to find openings anywhere in the world. Learn about salaries and read feedback from other people who previously interviewed for the position you are seeking.
- Chilton Library
Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. (Redwood City cardholders only)
- 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.
Search multiple used car websites in one easy search.
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.
- 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.
- MedlinePlus en Español
Información de Salud
- Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California.
- Britannica Escolar
Ayuda gratuita de tutores expertos en systemas de 1 pm-10 pm.
- SF Genealogy
Genealogy and History for the San Francisco Bay Area.
- Find a Grave
Find A Grave is a free resource for finding the final resting places of famous folks, friends and family members.
Create your family tree and discovery your family history with free genealogy software.
- Family Search
Discover your family history through a free collection of family trees, genealogy records and resources.
- 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.
Citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
- US History in Context
Database with reference books, biographies, primary sources, images, videos, audio, magazines, news, academic journals, case overviews, and websites on US history topics.
- World History in Context
Database with reference books, biographies, primary sources, images, videos, audio, magazines, news, academic journals, and websites on world history topics.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
50 years of Art History books available in full text
- 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.
- Encyclopedia Britannica (Britannica School)
- 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
- Course Hero
Free online study guides, infographics, and additional materials for over 200 classic and modern literary titles. Online live homework help with experts and flashcards are also available.
- American Physical Society Journals (access available in libraries only)
Includes the following topics: general physics; atomic, molecular and optical physics; condensed matter and materials physics; nuclear physics; particles, fields, gravitational and cosmology; statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics; applied physics; physics education research, and APS Journal Archive back to 1893.
- Science in Context
- Includes reference books, biographies, primary sources, images, videos, audio, magazines, news, academic journals, plot summaries, and critical essays related to different science topics.
Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more. Learn online, and get the app for your mobile device! Plus you can access their citizenship prep courses. Click here to try ProCitizen
- USA Learns
Learn beginning and intermediate English for FREE. Watch video lessons and do 1000s of activities. Practice English speaking, listening, vocabulary, pronunciation, reading, spelling, writing and grammar.