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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.

    AFI Online

    Information on American motion pictures through 1972 and on the top ten movies of the years 2000 to the present. Available only in the Library.

    B


    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.

    C


    California State Tax Forms

    Franchise Tax board forms and publications

    Consumer Health Complete

    Information from hundreds of medical journals and reference volumes

    E


    eBooks & eAudiobooks

    Download eBooks and eAudiobooks to your computer, compatible portable device, or phone.

    F


    Fact Cards Online

    A series of research tools designed for students in grades 4 through 8.

    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 Grants to Individuals Online

    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 Website

    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.

    G


    Gale Legal Forms

    An up-to-date selection of popular legal forms for all fifty states.  Includes legal dictionary and attorney directory.

    I


    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

    J


    JobNow

     

    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

    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.

    L


    Literature Resource Center

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

    M


    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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    NoveListPlus

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

    O


    Oxford English Dictionary

    The authoritative dictionary of the English Language.

    P


    Philanthropy In/Sight Designed for grant makers, this interactive tool from the Foundation Center maps grant makers and grants given to nonprofits worldwide, and allows overlay analysis from 150 different needs based data sets. This mapping tool is available only in the Main Library.

    Points of View

    Pros and Cons of current issues.

    ProQuest

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

    R


    RAND California

    Statistical data from the RAND Corporation

    ReferenceUSA 

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

    S


    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.

    U


    U.S. Healthcare Providers

    Information on 855,000 doctors and dentists.

     

    W


    World Book Encyclopedia

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

    World News Digest

    Comprehensive digest of news and current events from 1940 to the present.

    WorldCat

    WorldCat searches the holdings of libraries worldwide.

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