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Access-World-News-buttonAccess World News provides local, national and international topics, people and events with information from credible, vetted U.S. and global news sources, including the Daily News, Ventura County Star, and USA Today.
AmericanAncestors-button American Ancestors provides full-text access to to the Mayflower Descendants, the New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1847-1994), and New England state vital records. Accessible from the Thousand Oaks Library only.
ancestry-button Ancestry Library Edition provides narratives, oral histories, indexes and abstracts, a vast collection of U.S. and international documents online. Accessible from the Thousand Oaks Library only.
Black Life in America buttonBlack Life in America shares the experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.
Britannica Adults and High SchoolBritannica Adults & High School include a full encyclopedia, covering the research needs of a different age group. It also contains full-text magazine articles, reviewed websites, homework help, a world atlas, dictionaries, and thesauri.
Britannica School logoBritannica School includes encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, e-books, and other learning resources for grades K to 12. It also includes Britannica Escolar which is the Britannica School in Spanish.
CA K-12 Resources buttonThe California State Library provides free access to Encyclopedia Britannica, Gale Resources, ProQuest and TeachingBooks.net for use by every public K-12 school and student in the state.
consumer-reports-buttonConsumer Reports provides unbiased ratings and reviews for 9000+ products and services, plus trusted advice and in-depth reporting on what matters most.
Reference Solutions buttonData Axle Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA) provides business and residential telephone directory and basic company information.
encyclopedia-environmental-issue-button Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues focuses on information from numerous fields of knowledge relevant to the study of environmental issues including biology, geology, anthropology, demographics, genetics, and engineering, and explains the interrelationships of these issues in simpler terms.
Foundation-directoryFoundation Directory Online provides grants and foundations. Accessible from the Thousand Oaks Library only. See a librarian for access.
Gale: Business Insights: Essentials has 15 min. delayed stock reporting, financial analyst reports, market research reports for public, private, and international companies, as well as extensive industry information with S.W.O.T Analysis.
chll-webGale: Chilton Library provides standard auto repair manuals online with step-by-step service and repair procedures, wiring diagrams, maintenance and specification tables, troubleshooting guides and diagnostic trouble codes, photos, diagrams and multimedia, and ASE test prep.
Gale: Gale Directory Library provides access to a variety of business related reference books electronically: Ward's Business Directory, Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, Business Rankings Annual and Market Share Reporter. 
Gale: Gale eBooks offers full-text reference titles. Special features include: on-demand machine-aided content translations into 14 languages and text-to-speech technology in 19 languages. Check out the Gale eBooks tutorial.
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: 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: General OneFile features full-text articles from magazines, journals and scholarly publications.
Gale: LegalForms offers thousands of legal forms with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.
Gale Business: DemographicsNow provides access to detailed U.S. demographic data, magnified by reporting capabilities that allow users to easily and rapidly compile information to make informed and accurate decisions.
Gale Business: Entrepreneurship offers 4 key business stages—plan, fund, start and manage. It covers all major areas of starting and operating a business, including financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, and taxes.
Gale Business: Plan Builder offers step-by-step guidance for starting, managing, and optimizing a business. For the first time user, please create an account to get started.
Gale in Context: Biography has more than 440,000 biographies of authors, scientists, musicians, world leaders, and more.
Gale in Context: High School provides history, Science, Literature, and other core subjects are covered in millions of periodical and newspaper articles, primary source entries, multimedia records, and other materials.
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints offers full-text articles including statistical charts and government data on social issues.
scic-webGale in Context: Science provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics including biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, physics, and more.
Gale Primary Sources: Archives of Sexuality & Gender provides LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940 and covers topics such as LGBTQ activism and the HIV/AIDS crisis.
Gale Primary Sources: Archives Unbound presents digital content from: "County and Regional Histories & Atlases: California, 1867-1910"; and "Through the Camera Lens: The Moving Picture World and the Silent Cinema Era, 1907-1927."
HeritageHub buttonHeritage Hub provides genealogical records from 1704 – today, including hard-to-find obituary content from the mid 1900’s, coverage from all 50 states, and original obituary images from historical newspapers.
HeritageQuest OnlineHeritage Quest Online provides genealogy collection of family and local histories.
Legal Information Reference Center LOGOLegal Information Reference Center offers consumer legal reference books from NOLO Press, including printable legal forms.
Local-News-Index-buttonLocal News Index provides local newspapers indexed by Thousand Oaks Librarians, including obituaries.
Los-Angeles-Times-buttonLos Angeles Times has full-text articles published in L.A. Times beginning from 1881 to current.
MorningStar-buttonMorningStar Investment Research Center  includes research on more than 30,000 stocks, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). It is designed specifically for individual investors.
Salem-History-buttonSalem Online includes Decades series, Great Lives from History series, and Great Events from History.
ScienceFlix-buttonScience Flix includes curriculum-driven resources, interactive features, and an easy to use interface for students in grades 4 through 9. Read information about scientific topics, watch videos, create projects, take quizzes and more. 
Small Business Reference Center LOGOSmall Business Reference Center provides up-to-date information on starting, operating and managing a business. Includes access to the popular NOLO Press business publications.
 trueflix-buttonTrueFlix is an online resource that focuses on engaging subject-area content in science and social studies for students in grades 3-6. All True Book titles are accompanied by related content and primary sources featuring videos, audio, images, and text.
Value-Line-buttonValue Line is an online database that gives investors and market researchers access to professional quality data and research tools.
Weiss RatingsWeiss Ratings provides stocks, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), banks, credit unions and insurance companies. It also contains the valuable Medigap tool detailing Medicare supplemental insurance options and more.