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Reference and Databases

Electronic Resources Available 24/7

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including reference eBooks

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Live Homework Help
Free online homework help with a live tutor provided from 1pm to 11pm daily, except for major holidays.

Funded by The Foundation for Monterey County Free Libraries.

With 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities,’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-6+). From Age of Learning, Inc. Use it for free on a Monterey County Free Libraries computer! 
A to Z the USA
State information for student's state reports and for anyone seeking state demographics, educational institutions, maps, etc.

A to Z the USA

Biography Reference Center
All you need to know about famous people from reliable sources.
5 min tutorial
California Missions Online
Popular books for children about all California Missions in electronic format.
Explora for Primary Schools
A dedicated search interface for all  EBSCO  databases for kids K-5.
3 minute tutorial
Explora Primary Schools
Explora for Secondary Schools
A dedicated search interface for all  EBSCO  databases for students 6-12 grades.
3 minute tutorial
Explora Secondary Schools
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures
A guide to the history and current status of numerous cultural groups outside the United States. Offer students background and current status on cultures of the countries they are most likely to study.
                 Junior Cultures
Learning Express Library
Collection of tests and eBooks that will help you prepare for a job or school exam 24/7. CBEST, SAT, GED, GRE, GMAT, Civil Service, and  ASVAB are included.
Funded by the Friends of the Marina Library
Learning Express Library
A premier online learning resource offering more than 4,000 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more.
30 seconds TV spot
Funded by the Friends of the Marina Library
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
A one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues. 

        Opposing Viewpoints 

TumbleBook Library
Online Books for Kids.
Available in English, Spanish and French.
Tumble Book Library
World Book Encyclopedia Online
Access tens of thousands of authoritative articles with photographs, illustrations, maps, primary sources and more.
Funded by The Foundation for Monterey County Free Libraries.
   World Book Encyclopedia


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