San Rafael Public Library

E-Resources for Middle and High School Students

These resources are accessible from anywhere with your library card.

  • Academic Search – full text magazine, newspaper and journal articles on every subject, including scholarly, peer-reviewed
  • Biography Reference Center – 460,000 biographies\
  • 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.
  • Consumer Health Complete – articles on all areas of health and wellness – from mainstream to alternative – from newspapers, magazines, reference books, and encyclopedias
  • – free California DMV practice tests and guidebooks for cars, motorcycles, and commercial licenses (in English and Spanish)
  • High School Explora –  for beginning research in all subjects
  • Literary Reference Center – author biographies and critical essays on literature
  • – professional tutorials to learn computer, software, and creative applications; business and leadership skills, and more. (Lynda may only be available until the end of October. You can read more about this here.)
  • MasterFILE Periodicals – thousands of magazines, journals, and newspapers including National Geographic, Consumer Reports, and Mother Jones
  • Points of View Reference Center – pro and con articles on popular controversial subjects
  • The School of Life – a website devoted to developing emotional intelligence through the help of culture, covering a variety of ideas in the humanities – from philosophy to literature, psychology to the visual arts – ideas that will exercise, stimulate and expand your mind
  • Thug Notes – Thug Notes is an American educational web series that summarizes and analyzes various literary works in a comedic manner
  • Downtown Library

    Sun: 1-5
    Mon: 1-8
    Tues, Weds, Thurs: 10-8
    Fri & Sat: 10-5

    (415) 485-3323

    1100 E Street (at 5th Avenue)
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Pickleweed Library

    Sun & Mon: Closed
    Tues & Weds: 1-8
    Thurs: 11-8
    Fri & Sat: 11-5

    (415) 485-3483

    50 Canal Street
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Northgate Pop-Up Library

    Mon, Weds, Thurs: 1-8
    Fri, Sat, Sun: 1-5
    Tues: closed

    (415) 524-2694

    5800 Northgate Drive
    San Rafael, CA 94903

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