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    Access Science

    Science reference materials including the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.

    Adult Learning Center

    Get live, one-on-one help from tutors for the GED, Citizenship Test, Microsoft Office and more.

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    Biography in Context 

    Biographical articles from a variety of reference sources.

    Brainfuse Online Tutoring

    Get live online homework help from an expert tutor.

    Business Insights Essentials

    Statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals and topical reference materials, organized by company and industry, in the global business environment.

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    California State Tax Forms 

    Franchise Tax board forms and publications.

    City Council

    Agendas, staff reports, minutes and videos.

    Consumer Health Complete

    Information from hundreds of medical journals and reference volumes.

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    A streaming service for new, creative, and unusual music.


    eBooks & eApps

    Download eBooks and eAudiobooks to your computer, compatible portable device, or phone. Watch streaming video, listen to music, and read magazines.

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    Foundation Directory Online Professional 

    The Foundation Center’s directory of foundation and company grantmakers and non-profit grant recipients. This searchable database is available only in the Main Library.

    Foundation Center Online

    The Foundation Center website provides useful background information and instruction about the world of philanthropy and grant seeking. Note: If you are looking for a directory of grantmakers and grants, see the Foundation Directory Online Professional database or the Foundation Grants to Individuals Online database listed above.

    Foundation Center Grants to Individuals

    The Foundation Center’s directory that provides detailed descriptions of foundations that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. This searchable database is available only in the Main Library.

    Foundation Center Tutorials by SMPL (YouTube)

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    Power Search
    Tips for Finding Search Terms
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    Gale Legal Forms

    An up-to-date selection of popular California and Federal legal forms.  Includes legal dictionary and attorney directory.

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    Imagine Santa Monica

    Online local history materials, including photographs, maps, newspaper citations and the contents of the Santa Monica Outlook newspaper for the years 1875 -1920.

    IRS Tax Forms

    Federal Tax forms and related publications.

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    Get help writing resumes and conducting job interviews with live assistance (via online chat) and related resources. You must set up a free account for online chat services.


    JobScout is a user friendly online learning platform designed to teach you basic internet skills, create a resume and search job listings. Free account required.

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    LearningExpress Library

    Features skillbuilding tools for reading, writing, math, and science. Test preparation for high school equivalency and college admissions. Workplace resources include preparing for occupational licensing exams.

    Literature Resource Center

    Literary criticism and author biographies from publications such as Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism and the Dictionary of Literary Biography.

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    Mango Languages

    Online lessons for many foreign languages and for English as a second language (ESL).

    Masterfile Complete

    Magazine and journal articles from thousands of publications.

    Merriam Webster Dictionary

    An unabridged dictionary plus a thesaurus, Spanish-English dictionary and medical dictionaries.

    Morningstar Investment Research Center

    An all-inclusive database providing comprehensive data and analysis of more than 35,000 investments, including stocks, mutual funds and other types of investment.

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    News for You

    Easy-to-read current news stories to help you learn to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. Includes audio, written exercises, vocabulary help and crossword puzzles. Available from the Main Library and branch public PCs.


    Provides subject access, reviews and much more for the thousands of fiction and non-fiction titles. 

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    Oxford English Dictionary

    The authoritative dictionary of the English Language. 

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    Newspaper articles from Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and Christian Science Monitor.

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    RAND California

    Statistical data from the RAND Corporation.


    Information on 14 million businesses and 89 million U.S. residents.  

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    Something About the Author 

    Learn more about the authors you may be reading.
    Student Research Center

    Information on Arts, Media, English, Math, Social Sciences, History, Sports, Technology, Business, and Careers.

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    U.S. Healthcare Providers

    Information on 855,000 doctors and dentists.

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    Value Line Investment Survey

    Weekly up-to-date investment information and comprehensive reference for investors. In breadth of coverage it is encyclopedic, covering some 1,700 equity issues.
    Company name, Ticker or Industry Lookup

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    World Book Encyclopedia

    Popular generalist encyclopedia, includes separate editions for kids, students, advanced searchers and Spanish speakers.
    World News Digest

    Formerly Facts on File. Comprehensive digest of news and current events from 1940 to the present.

    WorldCat searches the holdings of libraries worldwide.

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    Zinio offers downloadable full color, interactive digital magazines.

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