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Alexander Street's products are curated, discipline-focused, primary-source collections, websites, and streaming media for learning and research. 

biblioboard-ebooksBiblioboard uses geolocation to provide immediate access to anyone physically located in the state of California. The library includes over 5,300 simultaneous use of ebooks from leading publishers as well as the Indie Author Project Select collection, which features over 400 award-winning indie-published ebooks, some of which are right here in California. No library card is required, and there are no hold queues.

book connections-connect deeply with booksBook Connection's mission is to equitably give all readers insights and opportunities that deepen their understanding and joy of the books they are reading.  Our quest is to empower every reader to connect deeply with a book, gain new insights and understanding from the author, and thoroughly experience the joy of reading.

bookflix-pairs storybooks with nonfiction ebooksScholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

HelpNow-live one-to-one tutoring over the internet
Brainfuse provides live, one-to-one tutoring over the Internet. Students in grades Kindergarten - through College receive instant access to carefully-selected tutors for various subjects including math, science, language arts and test preparation. Brainfuse works closely with school districts and other institutions to customize learning solutions and raise the performance of students on state assessment exams.

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This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

A comprehensive interactive resource for research and learning for grades K-12. Includes correlations to California Content Standards and other valuable teacher resources.  Choose your link for direct access to each school level - elementary, middle or high - or Britannica en Espanol.

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cloudLibrary-discover and download ebooksWhether browsing on the web, a tablet, or your personal device, you can discover and download eBooks.  CloudLibrary by bibliotheca works with a huge range of eReading devices and is perfect for people who enjoy downloading material to their portable devices.

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culturegrams-reports on the countries of the worldCultureGrams is an electronic database of reports on the countries of the world. These reports provide an insider's perspective on people's daily life and culture.

ebookcentral-relevant and award winning titles
ProQuest librarians have sifted through millions of titles in Ebook Central and OASIS so that you can quickly find the relevant , award-winning titles your students faculty need. Support your users' distance-learning needs with titles on topics such as: Research and study skills.

elibrary-user friendly general reference tooleLibrary is the user-friendly general reference tool, which delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed to support every range of users, including middle and high school students, college-prep and college-level researchers, and professional educators.

Gale Resources (All - Alphabetical Listing)
The Gale suite of databases includes specialized resources for Academic and Business Research, Health & Wellness, Science, History, Legal Forms and Information, News, Gardening, Home Improvement and so much more.

academiconefile-publications from scholarly journalsEasily search over 17,000 publications from scholarly journals and other authoritative sources covering biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental sciences, history, marketing, political sciences, and psychology. Access articles from Nature, the Economist, the New York Times, and thousands of podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN as well as videos from BBC Worldwide Learning.

archivesunbound-digital collections of historical documentsArchives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars, researchers, and students at the college and university level. A multi-disciplinary resource, collections cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward-from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history.

Books-and-Authors-explore books authors and moreGale Books and Authors offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. The ideal convergence of science and serendipity, this online resource leverages the Internet's unique capacity to create, build, communicate, and sustain communities of readers.

GaleBusiness-Entrepreneurship: resources for entrepreneurshipGale Business: Entrepreneurship brings together hundreds of sample business plans, small business journals, and encyclopedias. You'll find resources covering all aspects of entrepreneurship and small business, including accounting, HR, management, marketing, taxes, and more. Plan, fund, start, and manage your business with Entrepreneurship.

business insights global-core business collectionDetailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports. Thousands of company histories and industry essays from Gale's core business collection. Case studies, scholarly journals, and business news for deep research coverage of global economies.

generalonefile-provides millions of articlesGale General OneFile provides millions of articles from thousands of magazines, journals, newspapers, and other authoritative sources. With intuitive search features, and extensive coverage across wide-ranging topics, you'll find accurate information and articles to support your interests. Discover full text results to fuel exploration and gain understanding through the vast selection of periodicals in Gale General OneFile.

GaleHealthandWellness-up to date health and wellness informationGale Health and Wellness puts authoritative, up-to-date information on health and wellness topics at your fingertips. Inside you'll have access to full text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. Whether you need answers to questions you don't feel comfortable asking your doctor or want to browse through current topics of interest, Health and Wellness provides the reliable information you need.

galebiography-biographies on the worlds most influential peopleGale in Context: Biography profiles the world's most influential people. You'll find premium biographical entries, news articles, videos, and primary sources covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study. Understand contemporary and historical figures, and inspire your own life course with Biography.

GaleElementary-explore elementary educationGale in Context: Elementary transforms elementary education with trusted information on topics in social studies, science, language arts, and more. Access videos, magazine and news articles, images, and books in an age-appropriate, ad-free resource with tools designed to develop research skills. Support literacy, enhance learning, and encourage exploration with Gale In Context: Elementary.

EnvironmentalStudies-explore foundations of environmentExplore the foundations of environmental studies and the unique interdisciplinary methods used to address challenging environmental issues. As students, researchers, and educators take a close look at this field of study, they learn how human actions can impact planet earth, including plants, animals, and entire ecosystems. While taking a global perspective, environmental studies also analyzes what occurs on local, regional, and international levels.

globalissues-international coverage of global issuesGale In Context: Global Issues delivers international coverage of a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. You'll find premium viewpoints and news articles, videos, country overviews, and primary sources analyzing world events, environmental issues, foreign affairs, global trade, and more. Gain international perspective through authoritative coverage of complex worldwide concerns in Global Issues.

highschool-sources for assignmentsGale In Context: High School makes it easy to explore class topics, and find sources for your assignments that are sure to impress. Videos, articles from premium publications, encyclopedia entries, primary sources, and more allow you to investigate everything from social studies and science to literature and history in one easy-to-use resource.

middleschool-information for assignmentsGale In Context: Middle School connects you to the quality information you need to ace assignments in social studies, science, language arts, and more. You'll find videos, news articles, encyclopedia entries, and more in an easy-to-use tool that helps you finish your homework in record time. Explore exciting topics, and get to your free time faster with Middle School.

opposingviewpoints-credible facts for political and social issuesGale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints delivers credible facts and current insight into today's most debated political and social issues. You'll find viewpoints, reference articles, videos, and infographics analyzing current events, economics, environmental issues, political science, and more.

galescience-up-to-date informationGale In Context: Science delivers up-to-date information on frequently studied topics in biology, chemistry, physics, math, and more. You'll find videos, magazine and news articles, reference entries, and experiments to master science and technology topics, so that you can apply your knowledge to real-world issues. Build the STEM skills you need to suceed in homework, and in life with Science.

ushistory-primary sourcesGale In Context: U.S. History traces America's development from colonization and revolution through civil rights, the war on terror, and the rise of the internet. You'll find primary sources, biographies and reference overviews, videos, articles from premium publications, and more on the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. History. Analyze our nation's roots to comprehend its current course with U.S. History.

worldhistory-primary sourcesGale In Context:  World History chronicles the events, people, and topics central to the story of human kind. You'll find primary sources, biographies and reference overviews, videos, articles from premium publications, and more tracing global history from ancient societies to modern conflicts. Piece together the stories of the past with trusted information and innovative research tools in World History.

gale_interactive_science-virtual labsImagine what it would be like to learn complex science concepts with more confidence and less fear. 

Gale Interactive: Science is a virtual lab that gives students in middle and high school grades the power to see beyond static text and embrace learning outside of the classroom.

legalforms-downloadable formsGale Legal Forms provides professionally written legal documents used by attorneys and law firms. You'll find downloadable forms covering real estate, wills, power of attorney, bankruptcy, small business, practically any area of law, alongside helpful tools like a Law Digest and Attorney Directory. Take charge of your legal affairs with Gale Legal Forms.

literature-literary databasesGale Literature brings together Gale's premier literary databases in a new digital environment that allows researchers, faculty and students to search across these resources to discover and analyze content in entirely new ways.

liresourcecenter-provides trusted informationGale Literature Resource Center provides the trusted information you need to investigate recent releases and draw new conclusions about the classics. You'll find literature criticism, biographies, topic and work overviews, reviews, author interviews, everything you need to transform your understanding and support your analysis. Discover the story behind the story with Gale Literature Resource Center.

litfinder-full text written worksGale Literature: LitFinder provides thousands of full-text written works ranging from plays by William Shakespeare and poems by Maya Angelou to essays by Ben Franklin and speeches given by U.S. Presidents and world leaders. You'll also find a set of biographies, work summaries, and photographs to provide background on key titles and individuals. Experience the written works of authors throughout history with Gale Literature: LitFinder.

onefilebusiness-full text coverage of all business disciplinesA comprehensive business resource for the undergraduate researcher seeking company news, the public library patron making personal investment decisions, or the high school student looking to major in business administration, Gale OneFile: Business provides full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, and strategy, as well as business theory and practice.

diversitystudies-explore cultural differencesA must-have for social science, history and liberal arts coursework, the Gale OneFile: Diversity Studies explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community. This collection includes more than 2.7 million articles from 150 journals, updated daily.

journals and articles on gardeningandhorticultureGale OneFile: Gardening and Horticulture serves horticultural enthusiasts of all levels with more than 3.6 million articles from more than 100 journals, as well as more than 20 reference titles from Delmar, including Handbook of Flowers; Foliage and Creative Design; Computer Graphics for Landscape Architects; and more. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.

balanced coverage on genderstudies and moreGale OneFile: Gender Studies provides balanced coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society. The database offers access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.

healthandmedicine-up to date resource for health care topicsCreated specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers, and health care professionals, Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine is the ideal resource for up-to-date information on the complete range of health care topics.

onefilehs_000Gale OneFile: High School Edition is designed for middle- and high-school students and provides access to age appropriate, authoritative digital content for classroom assignments. Learners can research magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.

homeGale OneFile: Home Improvement puts the research of hobbyists and professionals alike on a solid foundation with more than 4.5 million articles from more than 200 home improvement-focused titles, including architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and others. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.

informationscience-access to periodical contentGale OneFile: Information Science provides access to periodical content covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology, including usability, cataloging, circulation, business information, and more.

InformeAcademico-reference material for Spanish speaking usersGale OneFile: Informe Académico provides quality reference material on an easy-to-use interface configured for Spanish-speaking users, allowing researchers to analyze topics and conduct Spanish language searches.

GaleOnefile-LegalTracGale OneFile: LegalTrac provides indexing for more than 1,200 major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty publications, Bar Association journals, and international legal journals, including more than 200 titles in full text. The American Association of Law Libraries not only endorses LegalTrac, it's special advisory committee selects, reviews, and enhances the content of this resource.

galenews-newspaper resourceThe innovative full-text newspaper resource allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. Gale OneFile: News provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.

powersearch-search all databasesGale Power Search allows you to search all "Gale In Context" and all "Gale OneFile" databases simultaneously or select only the relevant databases that you prefer.

national geographic kidsExplore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Best for children aged 6–14.

homeworkcentral assists student researchHomework Central provides authoritative information on a variety of topics to assist student research.

hoopla-borrow ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and moreBrowse 800,000+ titles—audiobooks, eBooks, comics/graphic novels, full music albums, movies, and TV.  All borrowed content may be enjoyed while connected to the Internet or Wi-Fi by streaming. On a mobile device, borrowed content may be temporarily downloaded and accessed offline.  As a library cardholder, you may borrow up to 10 titles per month. To register for and enjoy hoopla digital for free with your library card, please download the hoopla digital app from the Apple or Google Play store on your mobile device. If you are using a computer, visit

LearningExpress-resources for children and adults Resources for elementary, middle, high school, and college students, as well as busy adults.  Prepare to get your high school equivalency credential.  Get into college with effective preparation.  Explore careers, search for jobs, prep for interviews, and create resumes and cover letters.  Interactive video tutorials.
This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

linkedinlearning-helps others become productive and successfulWelcome to LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network with 774+ million members in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Vision: Create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. The mission of LinkedIn is simple: connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful.
This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Mango-language learning resourceMango is the award-winning language learning resource for individuals and organizations around the world. The only single solution that combines quality content, intelligent technology and an adaptive algorithm that delivers practical phrases from real situations. This is language learning centered around you.

NewYorkTimes-new york newsFind breaking news, multimedia, reviews & opinion on Washington, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, real estate, ... and much, much more.
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northstar helps build digital literacy skillsNorthstar was developed in response to the needs of job seekers who may lack the digital literacy skills needed to seek, obtain, and retain employment, as well as to perform other tasks in daily life. Online, self-guided modules assess the ability of individuals to perform tasks based on these skills.  Get started with Northstar today and build your tech skills.
This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

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pronunciator-learn a new languagePronunciator is a fun and easy way to learn any of 80 languages. One of the great things about Pronunciator is that you can learn any language, in virtually any other language. Pronunciator offers the largest ESL curriculum on the planet, with courses taught in 51 non-English languages.

proquest research companionProQuest Research Companion is a new, intuitive, self-guided tool written by writing instructors and librarians, designed to enhance information literacy, writing, and research skills in libraries and online learning environments.

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sirsdiscoverer-reference database for upper elementary and middle school learnersSIRS Discoverer is a general reference database for upper elementary and middle school learners, researchers and educators covering curriculum areas such as reading, language arts, current events, science, social studies, history, health and technology.

issuesresearcher offers over 2,000 global sourcesSIRS Issues Researcher provides authoritative insight into the most-studied social issues by delivering the pros and cons from relevant, credible documents and graphics selected by trained editors and curated from over 2,000 global sources.

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tumblebooks-animated talking picture booksTumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

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Over 4,000 comics, graphic novels, and children’s materials are available for free to all residents of California this summer.

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