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Alphabetized list of all online resources

ABCmouse is an interactive and engaging resource for children ages 2 to 8.

Academic Search Complete
Academic and research articles from scholarly journals.

America: History & Life
Search for information on the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes reference books, biographies, primary sources, images, magazines, news, and more.

Business and residence profiles; great for market research and people searches.

AtoZ World Foods
Explore recipes and food culture by country. (Redwood City cardholders only)

Adult Learning Center
Prepare for the High School Equivalency Test and US Citizenship Test, learn Microsoft Office and more.

Auto Repair Source

Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs.

Biography Reference Center
Profiles of over 460,000 full text biographies of historical figures from trusted sources. Additional biography articles and images can be found on the Biography Reference Bank.

Free online help from expert tutors from 1-10 pm.

Britannica Escolar
Una enciclopedia en línea para aprender más sobre cualquier tema.  Esta ofrece tres bases de datos diferentes: primaria, secondaria o preparatoria

Britannica School
An online encyclopedia for learning more about any subject. Offers three separate databases - Elementary, Middle, or High.

Business Source Complete
Research and analyze companies, industries, and economies around the world.

Career Online High School
Offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online.

Discover & Go
Free and discounted tickets to museums, zoos and local attractions.

Elementary School Search
Curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content for elementary school students (grades K-5), includes the ability to search by Lexiles.

Access information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index,

History Reference Center
Includes reference books, biographies, primary sources, images, magazines, news, and more on world history topics.

High School Search
Curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content for high school students.

Legal Information Reference Center
Full text articles from top consumer legal reference books including Nolo.

Literacy Reference Center
Information about authors and their writings, includes 36,000 plot summaries/synopses and 85,000 articles/essays on literary criticism.

Middle School Search
Curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content for middle school students.

Investment research center for stocks, funds, market research and more. (Redwood City cardholders only)

New York Times

Enjoy complimentary unlimited access to the world’s finest journalism on

Newspaper Source Plus
Over 7,000 full-text popular magazine articles on diverse topics.

Points of View Reference Center
Pro-and-con articles on many current social issues.

Learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more. 

ProCitizen will help you prepare for the Civics, Reading, and Writing portions of the Naturalization Test.

Downloadable digital editions of popular newsstand magazines.

Referencia Latina
Revistas y periódicos populares en español.

Science Reference Center
Includes reference books, biographies, primary sources, images, magazines, and more related to different science topics.

Learn new skills and take courses on a variety of topics including Productivity & Collaboration, Leadership & Management, Business Skills, Government, IT Skills, Building Relationships, Coaching and Mentoring, Collaboration and Engineering.  Develop a personalized learning plan using eBooks, courses, videos and other resources.

Teacher Resources
Collection of education journals and educational reports.