San Rafael Public Library

Alphabetical List of E-Resources

These resources are accessible from anywhere with your library card.

Academic Search Complete – full-text magazine, newspaper and scholarly journal articles on every subject

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

Ancestry Genealogy Search – billions of records and photographs. In-library use only

Archives Unbound – historical documents on topics from the Middle Ages to twentieth-century political history. Password “sanrafael”

Biography Reference Center – 460,000 biographies

Brainfuse HelpNow – homework help for all ages, subject skill-building, writing lab, standardized test center (in English and Spanish)

Brainfuse Adult Learning Center – resume writing help, job site resources, high school equivalency, and US Citizenship preparation

Britannica School Edition – Learn about any subject with content for all grades and all reading abilities K-12. Find articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended Web sites.

Britannica Escolar – Britannica en español.

Business Source Complete – market research, industry reports, and company profiles

California Digital Newspaper Collection – digitized California newspapers from 1846 onward

Consumer Health Complete – articles from newspapers, magazines, reference books, and encyclopedias on all areas of health and wellness from mainstream to alternative

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

Driving-Tests.org – free California DMV practice tests and guidebooks for cars, motorcycles, and commercial licenses (in English and Spanish)

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

High School Explora – for beginning research in all subjects

Hoopla – ebooks, eaudiobooks, movies, music, and TV with no holds and no waiting (help)

JobScout – training to help you find a job online (in English and Spanish)

Legal Information Reference Center – legal guides and e-books, including Nolo Press titles

Literary Reference Center – critical essays and author biographies

Lynda.com – software, creative, and business skills tutorials

Mango Languages – learn conversation skills for popular languages

MasterFile Premier – thousands of magazines, journals, and newspapers including National GeographicConsumer Reports, and Mother Jones

Newspaper Source Plus – 1,000 newspapers including the New York TimesSan 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.

Points of View Reference Center – pro and con articles on popular controversial subjects

ProQuest Newspapers – 500 newspapers including the Los Angeles TimesChicago Tribune, and Baltimore Sun

RBdigital (formerly Zinio) – read hundreds of popular magazines right from your screen, tablet, or smartphone (help)

Small Business Reference Center – business plans, industry information, and business e-books from Nolo Press

ThomasNet – suppliers, source products, and CAD drawings of industrial products

 

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