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    You can sign up for a temporary library card during the emergency COVID-19 closure. 

    Please fill out the temporary library card application online form. Allow 1-2 business days for processing.  After you receive an email with your new library card number, you will be able to enjoy the Library's suite of electronic resources, including books, movies, and music available for download or streaming.

    Databases by Subject  

     
     
    Databases by Name
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    Adult Learning Center

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

    Archives of Sexuality & Gender:
    LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940

    The largest collection available in support of the study of gender and sexuality. Enables scholars to make new connections in LGBTQ history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, health, political science, policy studies, and other related areas of research.

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    Brainfuse Online Tutoring 

    Get live online homework help from an expert tutor.

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    California State Tax Forms 

    Franchise Tax board forms and publications.

    City Council

    Agendas, staff reports, minutes and videos.

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    DRAM

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

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    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 (FDO) Essential

    The Library has compiled a list of Resources for Nonprofits for those seeking funding during the COVID-19 crisis.

    Trying to search for grants from home? Foundation Directory Online (FDO) Essential is available for remote access through 2021. Once on the site, you will be asked to create an account and sign up for a day pass. The day pass allows you to use FDO Essential remotely anytime within a 24-hour window. There is a clock at the top of the screen that will tell you how much time remains in the pass. After the 24 hour period ends, the clock will show the next date on which you can activate a new pass (every 30 days).

    Contact us for questions and assistance at:
    Phone: (310) 458-8600 Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm
    Email: Reference@smgov.net

    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 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's Grantspace

    The Foundation Center's learning portal.

    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.

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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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    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.

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    Mango Languages

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

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    Masterfile Complete

    Magazine and journal articles from thousands of publications.

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    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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    New York Times Online

    Use your Santa Monica Public Library card to create a free account and get 24-hour unlimited access to the digital edition of The New York Times

    NoveListPlus

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

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    ProQuest Newspapers

    Newspaper articles from Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

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    New! Recent Newspapers is ProQuest’s digital microfilm product. It provides the microfilm experience in a digital format. It consists of full-page images of every page of the newspapers (from 2008 up to 3 months ago), including Sunday classifieds and is completely full-text searchable.

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    RBdigital

    On February 1, 2021 our digital magazine collection moved to OverDrive/Libby. Learn more.

    ReferenceUSA

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

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    Santa Monica City Council Agendas, Staff Reports, Minutes & Videos

    Santa Monica Image Archives

    Online local history materials, including photographs, maps, newspaper citations and the contents of the Santa Monica Outlook newspaper for the years 1875 -1925. 

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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.

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    WorldCat 

    WorldCat searches the holdings of libraries worldwide.

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