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Newspapers & Magazines

Masterfile Complete

Magazine and journal articles from thousands of publications.


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

World News Digest 

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

Business, Careers & Foundations


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

Business Insights Essentials

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

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.

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.

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.

Job Now

Get help writing resumes and conducting 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.

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.

Dictionaries & Reference Works

Merriam Webster Dictionary

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

Oxford English Dictionary

The authoritative dictionary of the English Language.

World Book Encyclopedia

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

Gale LegalForms

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

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.

Literature & Book Resources

Literature Resource Center

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

eBooks & eAudiobooks 

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


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

Something About the Author

Learn more about the authors you may be reading.


WorldCat searches the holdings of libraries worldwide.

Student Resources

Student Research Center

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

Adult Learning Center

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

Brainfuse Online Tutoring 

Get live online homework help from an expert tutor.

Mango Languages

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

Fact Cards Online

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

Points of View

Pros and Cons of current issues.

Health & Sciences

Access Science

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

Consumer Health Complete

Information from hundreds of medical journals and reference volumes.

U.S. Healthcare Providers

Information on 855,000 doctors and dentists


Biography in Context  

Biographical articles from a variety of reference sources.

Government Resources & Statistics

City of Santa Monica

Information about local government and programs.

IRS Tax Forms

Federal Tax forms and related publications

California State Tax Forms

Franchise Tax board forms and publications

RAND California

Statistical data from the RAND Corporation

Local History

Imagine Santa Monica

Historic photographs of the Santa Monica Bay region and the Santa Monica Outlook newspaper (1875 -1920).

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