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ABCmouse
Academic Search Complete
America: History and Life with Full Text
Auto Repair Source
Biography Reference Bank
Biography Reference Center
Book Connections
Brainfuse JobNow and VetNow
Britannica Escolar
Britannica School
Business Source Complete
Calflora
California Franchise Tax Board
California Native Plant Wiki
Calisphere
Calscape
Career OneStop
Comics Plus
Coursera
DigitalLearn
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
Driver License Handbooks
eBooks
eMagazines
ERIC
Explora for Elementary School
Explora for Middle and High School
Federal Forms
Federation of Tax Administrators
Gale in Context: Environmental Studies
Gale Interactive: Science
General Research
GetSetUp
Historical Abstracts with Full Text
History Reference Center
Hoopla ebooks, audiobooks, video, music
Kanopy streaming video
Legal Information Reference Center
LinkedIn Learning
Literacy Reference Center Plus
MedlinePlus
National Geographic Kids
Naxos Music Library
Naxos Music Library Jazz
Naxos Music Library World
Newspaper Source Plus
New York Times
Niche Academy
Northstar Digital Literacy
NoveList Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus
O'Reilly for Public Libraries
Points of View Reference Center
ProCitizen
ProCitizen (en Español)
ProLibrary (Library Spanish for English-speakers)
ProLibrary (Library English for Spanish-speakers)
Pronunciator
ProQuest Databases
ProQuest Ebook Central
ReferenceUSA
Referencia Latina
Science Reference Center
Skillshare
Teacher Resources

TeachingBooks
TumbleBookLibrary
Tutor.com
Weiss Financial Ratings

Business

Auto Repair Source

Auto Repair Source is powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

Brainfuse JobNow and VetNow

Brainfuse JobNow and VetNow features live online assistance, resume lab help, and a wide range of academic tools to help job seekers and veterans reach their goals.

Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content.

Legal Information Reference Center

Legal Information Reference Center provides exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, more than 225 full-text publications, and thousands of legal forms from Nolo Press and others.

ReferenceUSA

ReferenceUSA provides library patrons access to extremely accurate and complete business and consumer data.

Weiss Financial Ratings 

Find trusted Weiss Financial Ratings guides to stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), banks, credit unions and insurance companies. Medigap tool for information about Medicare supplemental insurance options including up-to-date pricing guides. And access helpful financial literacy tools for subjects such as making a budget, understanding insurance, and starting a 401k, powered by Greyhouse Publishing.

Discover

Elementary School

Explora for Elementary School explores topics in biography, social studies, language arts and science, using encyclopedia, text books, periodicals and original sources. For research and investigations by elementary students (grades K-5).

Britannica School and Escolar is made for today’s digital classroom, with extensive, up-to-date information sources in English and Spanish.

National Geographic Kids explores amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology and space using videos, books and magazines. Best for children aged 6–14.

ProQuest Databases provide a single source for scholarly journals, newspapers, reports, working papers and datasets along with digitized historical primary source documents and more than 450,000 eBooks.

Scholastic Teachables offers printable teaching materials, including worksheets, lesson starters, minibooks, activities and games for K-8. Topics include reading and language arts, math, science, social studies, and social-emotional learning. Searchable by grade, subject, theme, type and genre.

Middle School

Biography Reference Center offers the complete full-text run of Biography Today and Biography, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.

Britannica School and Escolar is made for today’s digital classroom, with extensive, up-to-date information sources in English and Spanish.

Middle School Supersearch provides 170 popular middle school magazines, thousands of historical essays, 80,000 biographies, 55,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.

National Geographic Kids explores amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology and space using videos, books and magazines. Best for children aged 6–14.

ProQuest Databases provide a single source for scholarly journals, newspapers, reports, working papers and datasets along with digitized historical primary source documents and more than 450,000 eBooks.

ProQuest eBook Central provides eBooks with breadth and depth of authoritative content on a range of subjects, including the arts, business and management, education, health, history and political science, law, literature and language, religion and philosophy, science and technology, and social science

Referencia Latina is a comprehensive Spanish-language resource offering 49,000 encyclopedia entries, 50,000 images, 2,500 health reports, 100 reference books, dozens of general interest magazines, and daily updated articles from a dozen prominent newspapers from 10 Latin American countries.

High School and above

Academic Search Complete has more than 6,400 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,700 peer-reviewed journals. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887.

America: History and Life is for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history and culture from prehistory to the present. It has indexing for 1,700 journals from 1955 to present, and full-text of 200 journals and 100 books.

Biography Reference Bank combines in-depth, original profiles of Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated with the thorough periodicals coverage of Biography Index. It includes over 500,000 people and over 36,000 images!

Biography Reference Center offers the complete run of Biography Today and Biography, plus thousands of narrative biographies not available in other databases.

Britannica School and Escolar is made for today’s digital classroom, with extensive, up-to-date information sources in English and Spanish.

Gale Interactive: Science helps science come to life as you zoom, rotate and explore interactive 3D models. View related reference articles and search Gale content to find more information.

Gale in Context: Environmental Studies provides information about environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news and multimedia content.

General Research Supersearch Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides 1,600 periodicals back to 1975, 440 reference books, 73,000 primary source documents, and 1.7 million photos, maps & flags. Also includes Consumer Reports.

High School Supersearch is a multi-database search of several student resources below.

Historical Abstracts and Full Text (World) covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present.

History Reference Center (U.S. and World) offers 2,000 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, 140 history periodicals, 74,000 historical documents, 81,000 biographies of historical figures, 113,000 historical photos and maps, and 83 hours of historical video.

Points of View Reference Center contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue, helping students develop persuasive arguments and essays, understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

ProQuest Databases provide a single source for scholarly journals, newspapers, reports, working papers and datasets along with digitized historical primary source documents and more than 450,000 eBooks.

ProQuest eBook Central provides eBooks with breadth and depth of authoritative content on a range of subjects, including the arts, business and management, education, health, history and political science, law, literature and language, religion and philosophy, science and technology, and social science

Referencia Latina is a comprehensive Spanish-language resource offering 49,000 encyclopedia entries, 50,000 images, 2,500 health reports, 100 reference books, dozens of general interest magazines, and daily updated articles from a dozen prominent newspapers from 10 Latin American countries.

Science Resource Center is a comprehensive research database of content from 860 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc.

Teacher Resources is designed for professional educators, and provides a highly specialized collection of 460 high quality education journals and 230 educational reports.

Learn

ABCmouse

ABCmouse is the #1 Learning App for children ages 2–8+, with more than 8,500 activities that teach reading, math, science, health, social studies, art, and music.

Auto Repair Source

Auto Repair Source is powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

Kanopy

Tutorial(PDF, 941KB)

Kanopy lets you stream films anytime, anywhere on the web site or in the app. It has movies, documentaries, instructional films, and even a Kids section.

Menlo Park Library card (29044...) and PIN required.

Niche Academy

Niche Academy is your online video tutorial source for getting started with Internet apps and library offerings. Learn about Facebook, Instagram and Gmail, or Overdrive, Microsoft Office and NoveList – and a whole lot more!

O’Reilly for Public Libraries

O’Reilly for Public Libraries is an online learning resource designed to help you understand the latest technologies and business strategies. With over 43,000 eBooks and 30,000 hours of video, this collection serves the business and technology needs of a wide range of users.

ProCitizen

ProCitizen in English and ProCitizen en Español help you prepare for the U.S. Citizenship test.

ProLibrary

ProLibrary teaches Spanish to librarians and English to library users!

Pronunciator

Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 163 languages with Personalized Courses, movies, music, and more.

Tutor.com

The Tutor.com Learning Suite combines online tutoring, homework help, and test preparation with powerful diagnostic tools and self-study resources to provide a well-balanced and flexible educational environment designed to meet the individual needs of all learners.

Read

eBooks and eAudiobooks

Read and listen on your phone, tablet, Kindle, or computer. Get details on our eBooks page

eMagazines

Read current, full-color, full-screen magazines on your tablet or computer. See details on our eMagazines page

Book Connections

Book Connections empower every reader to experience the joy of reading with a collection of instructional materials on children's and young adult books and authors.

Literary Reference Center Plus

Literacy Reference Center Plus contains over 2,800 full-text literary reference books/works, over 700 full-text literary journals and magazines, 36,000 plot summaries/synopses, 230 author biographies, and 85,000 articles/essays of literary criticism.

The New York Times

The New York Times is available for free, unlimited access, 72 hours at a time.

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction. Their expertise in books and reading means that you'll always get the best help for finding just the right books.

NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests.

TeachingBooks

TeachingBooks has collected interviews, readings, videos, lessons and more about books and authors. They help readers connect deeply with a book, gain insights from authors, and thoroughly experience the joy of reading.

Unwind

Comics Plus

With Comics Plus, you have unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels and manga from more than 100 publishers. Every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with no holds or wait times. Browse and read via the website or the LibraryPass app.

Hoopla

Hoopla has hundreds of thousands of instantly available eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, TV shows and music. Enjoy on the website or Hoopla app. Menlo Park Library card # (29044...) required.

Kanopy

Tutorial(PDF, 941KB)

Kanopy lets you stream films anytime, anywhere on the website or Kanopy app. It has movies, documentaries, instructional films, and even a kids section. Menlo Park Library card (29044...) and PIN required.

Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library is the most comprehensive online collection of classical music, with over 170,000 albums to stream and more added all the time. Start streaming with Naxos Classic, Naxos Jazz, or Naxos World online or via Naxos apps. Menlo Park Library card (29044…) required.

OverDrive

Now available on OverDrive, read thousands of magazines, including The New Yorker, Bon Appétit and other popular titles, on the website or the Libby, by OverDrive(PDF, 606KB)  app.