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Spanish / Español

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Most of these resources may be accessed from home with your library card. If you aren’t a current cardholder, you may apply for a card online.


Auto Repair


ChiltonLibrary.com

 

AllData

(In library use only)

Resource for automotive (car and truck) diagnostic and repair information. Access the latest Technical Service Bulletins, and print wiring diagrams.

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Biography

Biography in Context

This database combines award-winning biographies from respected Gale Group sources. Biography in Context also includes full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and academic journals. Search for people based on name, or 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.

U*X*L Encyclopedia of World Biography

Features 750 biographies of notable historic and current figures from around the world. Entries focus on the people most often studied in middle and high school. Highlights include photos and illustrations; a chronology; a glossary; sidebars covering facts of interest; and indexes by nationality, ethnicity, occupation, and general terms.

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Books & Literature

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).

NoveList

NoveList provides subject searching, reviews, and annotated book lists for over 135,000 fiction titles. Search for titles by subject, reading level, plot elements, or use a favorite author or title to find similar books. Browse lists of books by genre or awards won. Author Read-alikes discuss the appeal of a certain author and suggest other authors with comparable traits.

InfoTrac OneFile

(For book reviews, include phrase “book review” in keyword search)
A one-stop source for news, magazine, and academic journal articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, travel and many general interest topics. Titles include: Publishers Weekly, Horn Book, Library Journal, The New Yorker, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist and thousands more. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

Student Resources in Context

Use Literature search for information on books and authors. A fully integrated database containing thousands of encyclopedia articles, 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.

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Business, Companies & Employment

 

CAREER TRANSITIONS

 

Business Insights: Global

Research and analyze companies, industries, and economies around the world. Featuring the tools you need to interpret a global business landscape: robust data sets, visualization tools to help you develop data-driven insights, and case studies to broaden your perspective on real-life situations.

Gale Directory Library

Online reference that includes Encyclopedia of Associations: International Organizations, Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S., Encyclopedia of Associations: Regional, State, and Local Organizations, and National Directory of Non-Profit Organizations

Foundation Directory Online

(In library use only. Ask at the reference desk to be logged on)

The Foundation Directory Online is the Foundation Center’s comprehensive online service, comprising two searchable databases. The foundation database houses a collection of data on the entire universe of over 68,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities. The grants database is a collection of more than 150,000 grants awarded by the 1,200 largest foundations
in the United States. Both databases are searchable and are designed to give researchers access to information on each foundation’s funding interests and giving history.

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Education & Testing

College Blue Book

A guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada, with information on programs, degrees, and financial aid sources.

LearningExpressLibrary.com (LearnATest.com)

Test preparation materials and interactive practice exams, based on
official tests, that will help you improve your scores on academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams. Provides immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and individualized analysis of your score.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans

Provides more than 4,200 sources of education-related financial aid and awards at all levels of study.

Foundation Directory Online

(In library use only. Ask at the reference desk to be logged on.)

The Foundation Directory Online is the Foundation Center’s comprehensive online service, comprising two searchable databases. The foundation database houses a collection of data on the entire universe of over 68,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities. The grants database is a collection of more than 150,000 grants awarded by the 1,200 largest foundations in the United States. Both databases are searchable and are designed to give researchers access to information on each foundation’s funding interests and giving history.

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Encyclopedias

General

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Includes e-books on the following topics: General Reference, Education, History, Nation and the World, Religion, Science, and Social Science. It includes encyclopedia articles, maps, a “global news desk” and an almanac.

Grolier Online

(Access Grolier from the Library) / (Access Grolier from home)

Search all Grolier resources (The New Book of Knowledge, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia Americana, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, The New Book of Popular Science and La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre) at once from this starting page.

Encyclopedia Americana

(Access EA from the Library) / (Access EA from home)

A general encyclopedia for high school students and adults. Most articles are written by “authors who are leading authorities in their fields.” The encyclopedia may be searched by keyword or browsed by topic.

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia

(Access GME from the Library) / (Access GME from home)

An encyclopedia designed for middle school and high school students, featuring articles, pictures, maps and animations. It also offers timelines, suggestions for research topics and quizzes.

Health & Medical

Diseases and Disorders

Information on conditions, including what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest information about treatment and prevention. Subjects available are:

Acne || AIDS || Anthrax || Chronic Fatigue Syndrome || Headaches
Hemophilia || Obesity || SARS || Sexually Transmitted Diseases || West Nile Virus

Health and Wellness Resource Center

Use this resource enter to find magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, and information on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, Prescription Drugs, etc. Included are links to diet, cancer, and health assessment sites as well as government databases. The material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.

MedlinePlus

Produced by the National Library of Medicine, brings you reliable and up-to-date information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. Available in Spanish and English.

Producida por la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina, le brinda información confiable y actualizada en todo momento sobre enfermedades, condiciones y bienestar en un lenguaje fácil de leer. Versiones en español e inglés.

Student Resources in Context

Use Science search for information on health topics. A fully integrated database containing thousands of encyclopedia articles, 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.

Enfermedades y Trastornos de la Salud

Provides information regarding medicine and health. Contains information on 280 conditions, and includes full-color images.

Provee a los investigadores de una detallada fuente de información sobre medicina y salud. Contiene información de 280 enfermedades y condiciones y muestra imágenes a todo color.

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History & Genealogy

 

PRICE IT! ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

 

Ancestry: Library Edition
(In library use only)

Search thousands of databases of genealogical and historical information, including historical records, family trees, newspaper stories, photos and maps.

Dictionary of American History

Provides information on a wide range of topics in American history, from the well studied and familiar to the obscure.

History Resource Center: U.S.

Includes historical (primary) documents as well as journal and reference articles covering “themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present.” Also includes the “American Journey Online” series.

Student Resources in Context

Use the U.S. History or World History topic buttons to browse for historical information. A fully integrated database containing thousands of encyclopedia articles, 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.

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Journals, Magazines & Newspapers

Newsstand

Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields.  Search a collection of thousands of national, international, state and local newspapers.

InfoTrac OneFile

A one-stop source for news, magazine, and academic journal articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, travel and many general interest topics. Titles include: Forbes, Time, The New Yorker, Family Handyman, Fodor’s City Guides and thousands more. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

Access World News

Find current and archived articles on issues, events, people, government in this collection of full-text newspapers, which includes the San Jose Mercury News (1/1/85-Current), La Opinion (4/1/2000-Current), New York Times (1/1/95-Current), and the Washington Post (1/1/77-Current).

San Jose Mercury News

Complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded.

Informe

Una colección de revistas latinas con textos completos.
Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad
y otras materias.

Informe is a collection of current full text articles covering business, health, technological and cultural events and issues from Spanish-language magazines.

Noticias en Español.

Artículos sobre eventos y temas sociales, económicos, gubernativos,
culturales y deportivos. También cubren temas sobre la ciencia, la ecología, la salud y los negocios. Los artículos cubren eventos y temas de actualidad en Estados Unidos, América Latina y el mundo. El producto es proveído en español.

News articles covering social, economic, environmental, government,
sports, health, science, cultural, and business issues and events in the United States, Latin America, and the world from international news services and U.S. Spanish-language newspapers. The entire product is in Spanish.

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Legal

Legal Forms

Gale’s legal form database includes thousands of free legal business, personal,litigation and federal forms.  Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

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Spanish / Español

Enfermedades y Trastornos de la Salud

Provee a los investigadores de una detallada fuente de información sobre medicina y salud. Contiene información de 280 enfermedades y condiciones y muestra imágenes a todo color.

Provides information regarding medicine and health. Contains information on 280 conditions, and includes full-color images.

Informe

Una colección de revistas latinas con textos completos.
Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad
y otras materias.

Informe is a collection of current full text articles covering business, health, technological and cultural events and issues from Spanish-language magazines.

MedlinePlus

Producida por la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina, le brinda información confiable y actualizada en todo momento sobre enfermedades, condiciones y bienestar en un lenguaje fácil de leer. Versiones en español e inglés.

Produced by the National Library of Medicine, brings you reliable and up-to-date information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. Available in Spanish and English.

Noticias en Español.

Artículos sobre eventos y temas sociales, económicos, gubernativos,
culturales y deportivos. También cubren temas sobre la ciencia, la ecología, la salud y los negocios. Los artículos cubren eventos y temas de actualidad en Estados Unidos, América Latina y el mundo. El producto es proveído en español.

News articles covering social, economic, environmental, government,
sports, health, science, cultural, and business issues and events in the United States, Latin America, and the world from international news services and U.S. Spanish-language newspapers. The entire product is in Spanish.

La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre
(Acceso de la biblioteca) / (Acceso de tu casa)

Es un recurso para hispano hablantes y estudiantes del español que incluye las noticias al día, una enciclopedia, los calendarios y un atlas. También incluye una “aula de español” con lecturas, recetas y vocabulario.

A resource for Spanish speakers and Spanish learners, featuring current news, an encyclopedia, timelines and an atlas. Also includes a “Spanish classroom” with readings, recipes and vocabulary.

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Statistics

RAND California
(In library use only)

Rand California is a subscription-based service on California and U.S. public policy issues with an emphasis on statistics. This resource provides statistics on California from a variety of sources.

InfoTrac OneFile

(In keyword search include phrase “Statistical Data Included”)

A one-stop source for news, magazine, and academic journal 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.

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Youth

Access Science

An online encyclopedia that provides students with a gateway to scientific knowledge, from basic introductory material to extended article entries and live journal citations in key scientific areas including biology, Earth and environmental sciences, chemistry, physics and beyond

Grolier Online

(Access Grolier from the Library) / (Access Grolier from home)

Search all Golier resources (The New Book of Knowledge, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia Americana, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, The New Book of Popular Science and La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre) at once from this starting page.

Student Resources In Context

A fully integrated database containing thousands of encyclopedia articles, 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.

Opposing Viewpoints: In Context

Covering social issues and designed for middle and high school students, this collection includes pro and con viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine and journal articles, statistical information, and images.

Social Studies Fact Cards

(Access Fact Cards from the Library) / (Access Fact Cards from home)

Fact Cards are for quick reference specifically aimed for students in grades 4 through 8. Social studies topics for California, United States, and the World include: California Indians, explorers, missions, mission life, ranchos, governors, counties, and history by decade; United States presidents, states, and some Native American tribes; World countries, religions, wonders, and early civilizations.

Encyclopedia Americana

(Access EA from the Library) / (Access EA from home)

A general encyclopedia for high school students and adults. Most articles are written by “authors who are leading authorities in their fields.” The encyclopedia may be searched by keyword or browsed by topic.

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia

(Access GME from the Library) / (Access GME from home)

An encyclopedia designed for middle school and high school students, featuring articles, pictures, maps and animations. It also offers timelines, suggestions for research topics and quizzes.

The New Book of Knowledge

(Access NBoK from the Library) / (Access NBoK from home)

Designed for elementary school students, this resource offers alphabetical or subject browsing, “wonder questions,” projects and experiments, a timeline of world history and educational games.

La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre

(Access Cumbre from the Library) / (Access Cumbre from home)

A resource for Spanish speakers and Spanish learners, featuring current news, an encyclopedia, timelines and an atlas. Also includes a “Spanish classroom” with readings, recipes and vocabulary.

Es un recurso para hispano hablantes y estudiantes del español que incluye las noticias al día, una enciclopedia, los calendarios y un atlas. También incluye una “aula de español” con lecturas, recetas y vocabulario.

America the Beautiful

(Access AtB from the Library) / (Access AtB from home)

America The Beautiful contains information on each of the 50 states, including history, geography, economy, culture and government. It also covers U.S. topics, such as presidents, explorers, Native Americans and natural wonders.

Lands and Peoples

(Access L&P from the Library) / (Access L&P from home)

A resource for students with information on countries, cultures, and current events. It includes encyclopedia articles, maps, a “global news desk” and an almanac.

The New Book of Popular Science

(Access NBoPS from the Library) / (Access NBoPS from home)

A science and technology resource designed from middle and high school students. It includes a science encyclopedia, science fair projects and biographies of scientists.

Student Resources in Context

A fully integrated database containing thousands of encyclopedia articles, 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.

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Kids InfoBits is a graphically-based resource designed for students in kindergarten through 5th grade. Articles can be found by browsing using graphical icons or by keyword searching.
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