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Reference and Databases

Electronic Resources Available 24/7

 Research databases A to ZSpanish reference sources Business research databasesLiterary reference resourcesNews reference sources Science and Health Reference sourcesReference sources for students

Home access may require your library card number.

Portal view of all electronic resources,
including reference eBooks

Database Name & Description Click on icon to access
Digital Collection of full-text articles
All EBSCO databases in one interface. Excellent for students, researchers and the curious. Covers all subjects. Searches magazines, media, newspapers, primary source documents and government documents. Allows users to translate articles into other languages.
3 minute tutorial
Funded by MCFL.
Find census, birth, marriage, death records and more, from USA and other countries.
Available only at the library.
Funded by MCFL.
     Ancestry Library Edition

The Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

Funded by MCFL.

Auto repair and service information including: maintenance schedules, labor estimates, wiring diagrams, recall notices and more. Designed for touch-enabled devices.
Funded by MCFL.
Biography Reference Center
Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines.
Funded by MCFL.
Your Guide to Exceptional Books. Find your next great read with BookBrowse: Reviews, recommendations, read-alikes, books by theme, author bios and interviews, resources for book clubs, and more. Devoted to current adult fiction and nonfiction books.
Funded by MCFL.

Consumer Reports
Full text articles with pictures. To search click on "Search within this publication" link or browse all issues from 1991 until present.
Funded by MCFL.
Consumer Reports
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 MCFL.
Learning Express Library 
Lingo Lite
Learn basic vocabulary in 30 languages from native speakers. Each vocabulary entry includes a color photo, a native speaker video, and the word or term in the local language and your native language. Users can change the interface language (also 30 languages) at the click of a button.
A premier online learning resource offering more than 4,000 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more.
30 seconds TV spot
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
A one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues. 
Funded by MCFL.

           Opposing Viewpoints


TumbleBook Library
Over 550 titles which include animated talking picture books, books in English, French and Spanish, read-alongs, non-fiction books and National Geographic Videos. Plus, educator resources such as lesson plans, quizzes and educational games and puzzles
Free K-3 Common Core Portal
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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