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britannica-school-middle-buttonBritannica Middle School includes thousands of articles, multimedia, primary sources, and other resources that support student research and reinforces curriculum standards for students 6th -8th. It also includes Britannica Escolar (in Spanish).
britannica-school-high-buttonBritannica High School includes thousands of articles, multimedia, primary sources, and other resources that support student research and reinforces curriculum standards for students 9th -12th. It also includes Britannica Escolar (Britannica School Edition in Spanish).
CA K-12 Resources buttonThe California State Library provides free access to Encyclopedia Britannica, Gale Resources, ProQuest Resources and TeachingBooks.net for use by every public K-12 school and student in the state.
Comic Plus button Comics Plus Teen Collection - Free digital comics, graphic novels, and manga for teens through the library website and apps. For more information, go to Comics Plus page and see the Age Appropriate Guidelines.
CultureGrams ButtonCultureGrams Concise social, cultural, and political information on countries, U.S. states, and provinces around the world. (Grades 3-12)
EBSCO LearningExpress button EBSCO LearningExpress Complete offers interactive tutorials, practice tests, study tools for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation, career tests, as well as  U.S. Citizenship classes.
This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.
Gale eBooks Gale: eBooks offers full-text reference titles from Gale and other premier publishing partners. Special features include: on-demand machine-aided content translations into 14 languages and text-to-speech technology in 19 languages.
litn-webGale: Gale Literary Index provides quick and easy access to author and title listings from over 130 literature products from Gale and the imprints Charles Scribner's Sons, St. James Press, and Twayne Publishers. 
Gale: General OneFile Gale: General OneFile features full-text articles from magazines, journals and scholarly publications.
Gale: Literature Gale: Literature provides access to Dictionary of Literary Biography, Gale eBooks, Literature Resource Center, Literary Criticism Online, Something About the Author Online as primary sources, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies.
Gale in Context: BiographyGale in Context: Biography has more than 440,000 biographies of authors, scientists, musicians, world leaders, and more.
Gale In Context: Environmental StudiesGale In Context: Environmental Studies provides detailed information including reference works, case studies, multimedia materials, newspapers, and magazines on current environmental issues and processes from both a scientific and a social standpoint.
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints offers full-text articles including statistical charts and government data on social issues. Periodical content covers current events, news and commentary, economics, environmental issues, political science, and more.
Gale Interactive: ScienceGale Interactive: Science provides engaging, interactive models that bring science to life. While supporting high school curricula and university coursework, it helps students better visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science.
Gale Presents Peterson’s Test PrepGale Presents Peterson’s Test Prep offers high school, college, and career-oriented full-length, timed practice exams such as AP, SAT, or ACT and courses; access to resumé and cover letter building tools; and much more.
LinkedIn LearningLinkedIn Learning offers courses including new business, creative, and tech skills with over 16,000 expert-led online video tutorials. For more information about LinkedIn Learning, go to Patron FAQ.   Library ID: tolibrary
Mango Languages ButtonMango Languages off free, online language-learning in over 70 languages and dialects. Mango has English language courses for speakers of 19 different languages. Learn on the go with the Mango Mobile app for iPhone and Android.
National Geographic KidsNational Geographic Kids offers streaming videos and eMagazines with amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space for children aged 6–14.
NovelistNoveList Plus provides reading suggestions for teens and adults with summaries.
Novelist K to 8NoveList K-8 provides reading suggestions for young readers from kindergarten to grade 8th.
OREILLY for Libraries The O’Reilly for Public Libraries includes more than 43,000 books and 30,000 hours of video in areas such as information technology and software; business; digital media; professional and personal development; and desktop and web applications.
ProQuest Central Student Edition button ProQuest Central Student - designed to bring instant results to users across thousands of journals, magazines, newspapers, videos, reports, and more. This resource brings together some of ProQuest's most used databases in education, humanities, psychology, science, social sciences, and news. (Grades 9+, IB, AP, College Prep)
PBS Video Collection buttonPBS Video Collection of more than 1,700 streaming videos provides an exceptional range of content with the most valuable video documentaries and series from PBS. From science to history, art to Shakespeare, diversity to business & economics, and more.
SIRS Discover Button SIRS Discoverer - A general reference database providing safe, reliable, curriculum-aligned content and features for use by students and educators. (Grades 3-9)