San Rafael Public Library

Research and Learning

These resources are accessible from anywhere with your library card.

E-Resources for Elementary & Middle School Students

E-Resources for High School Students

A-Z List of Resources

New!

ConsumerReports.org – the online version of Consumer Reports that gives you instant access to thousands of expert reviews and ratings. Log in with your library card number.

Biography

Books and Reading

Business, Investing, & Legal

Consumer Information

  • ConsumerReports.org – the online version of Consumer Reports that gives you instant access to thousands of expert reviews and ratings.

Genealogy

Health

  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information –  a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information in lay language  (in English and Spanish)
  • Alt Health Watch – offers complimentary, holistic, and integrative approaches to health care and wellness
  • Consumer Health Complete – articles from newspapers, magazines, reference books, and encyclopedias on all areas of health and wellness from mainstream to alternative
  • Health Source – Consumer Edition – magazine articles from consumer health magazines such as Harvard Health Letter, Prevention, and many more
  • Health Source – Nursing/Academic Edition  – articles from scholarly, peer-reviewed, academic journals covering all the medical disciplines
  • Merck Manuals Online – one of the world’s most widely used medical information resource in 9 languages for professionals and consumers

Jobs

  • Brainfuse Adult Learning Center – resume writing help, job site resources, high school equivalency and US Citizenship preparation (in English and Spanish)
  • JobScout – training to help you find a job online (in English and Spanish)

Languages

Learning Resources

  • Brainfuse HelpNow– homework help for all ages, subject skill-building, writing lab, standardized test center (in English and Spanish)
  • Driving-Tests.org – free California DMV practice tests and guidebooks for cars, motorcycles, and commercial licenses (in English and Spanish)
  • Lynda.com – professional tutorials to learn computer, software, and creative applications; business and leadership skills, and more

Newspapers, Magazines, Journals

  • Academic Search Complete – full text magazine, newspaper and scholarly/academic journal articles on every subject
  • California Digital Newspaper Collection – digitized California newspapers from 1846 onward
  • JSTOR Open Content – explore scholarly/academic content on JSTOR that is open to everyone, everywhere. Search thousands of free journal articles and open access book chapters.
  • MasterFile Premiere  – thousands of magazines, journals, and newspapers including National Geographic, Consumer Reports, and Mother Jones
  • Newspaper Source Plus – 1,000 newspapers including the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Washington Post
  • New York Times Online – Unlimited free access to NYTimes.com, the digital version of The New York Times. Note: You will need to log in or create a NYTimes.com account. More info.
  • ProQuest Newspapers – 500 newspapers including the Marin IJ, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Washington Post
  • RBdigital (formerly Zinio) – read hundreds of popular magazines right from your screen, tablet, or smartphone (help)

Reference

Streaming Media

  • Hoopla – streaming movies, music, and TV with no holds and no waiting (help)
  • Kanopy – streaming Classic Cinema, Indie Films, Foreign Films, and Top Documentaries (help)