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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, 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-Historical-Newspapers-buttonCalifornia Historical Newspaper Collections cover local issues, people, events, and industries. The California historical newspapers include The Salinas Californian, Visalia Times-Delta, The San Francisco Examiner, Ventura County Star, and more.
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.
CQ Researcher buttonCQ Researcher offers in-depth, authoritative, and unbiased reports on a full range of political and social-policy issues.
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.
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, photos, diagrams, 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 LiteratureGale: 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 OneFileGale: General OneFile features full-text articles from magazines, journals and scholarly publications.
Gale Health and Wellness buttonGale Health & Wellness features a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to alternative medical practices.
Gale Business: EntrepreneurshipGale 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: InsightsGale Business: Insights provides research global companies and industries with in-depth analysis through current news, statistical data, and comprehensive reports. .
Gale in Context: BiographyGale in Context: Biography has more than 440,000 biographies of authors, scientists, musicians, world leaders, and more.
Gale in Context: Opposing ViewpointsGale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints offers full-text articles including statistical charts and government data on social issues.
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.
Hispanic Life in America buttonHispanic Life in America provides the experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.
Legal Information Source buttonLegal Information Source 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.
San Francisco Chronicle buttonSan Francisco Chronicle Collection provides coverage from 1985 through current. Study trends, issues, events, advertisements, companies and more through historical and current full newspaper pages, articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7.
Small Business Source buttonSmall Business Source provides up-to-date information on starting, operating and managing a business. Includes access to the popular NOLO Press business publications.
Thousand Oaks Acorn buttonThousand Oaks Acorn provides Search full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of the Thousand Oaks Acorn. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.
US Newsstream buttonU.S. Newsstream enables users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format including exclusive access to the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Wall Street Journal.
Value-Line-buttonValue Line is an online database that gives investors and market researchers access to professional quality data and research tools.
VCStar buttonVentura County Star provides local news, sports and entertainment news from Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Ventura and Simi Valley, California. Full text with images for 2001-current (some exceptions) from California Historical Newspaper Collections (ProQuest).
Voting and Elections buttonVoting and Elections Collection offers reference material and data on presidential, gubernatorial, and congressional elections dating back to 1789.
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.