Databases



The library offers free access to the New York Times. If you are at the library visit the NYT website and login or register to get unlimited access during your visit. If you are not in the library building, follow the link above and you will get unlimited access for 24 hours. This includes the NYT app for mobile devices as well.
NoveList Plus allows you to find series and authors that read like the books that you enjoy most. Includes information on authors, series, genres, award winners, and more. Covers Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Audiobooks.
NoveList K-8 Plus helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

Encyclopedia Britannica has been a trusted resource for students and researchers for 250 years. The online Britannica School edition is constantly updated and has easier-to-read entries for elementary and middle school students as well as explainer videos. 
Find age and reading level appropriate biographies, news articles, and encyclopedia entries to use in your reports. Includes information on history, science, and literature, and more.
Premium Online Middle School reading level resources on biographies, current events, science, literature, and history. Includes major newspapers, magazines, and encyclopedias.
Premium Online High School Resources selected for reading level and appeal to teens. All high school subjects are included and the resources come from major newspapers, magazines, and encyclopedias.
Biography Reference Center gives concise biographical information from trustworthy sources as well as recommendations on the best book-length biographies.

TeachingBooks.net is a resource for students to learn about books and authors frequently read in schools. Watch videos of the authors talking about their writing and reading from their own books.

Points of View Reference Center provides the Pro and Con sides of current issues to give you a better perspective. Invaluable for high school debates or for helping develop and defend your views on controversial issues.
Premium Online Resources for Adults includes major newspapers and magazines like Discover and Prevention to help you be better informed about your career, health, personal finance, politics, and general knowledge. 
Download digital copies of favorite magazines to read on your computer, tablet or mobile device with the RB Digital Magazine service available through the Library.
Mango Languages online learning has more than 70 world language courses, English as a Second Language (ESL) courses in 21 different primary languages, and 14 specialty courses, including Biblical Hebrew, Ancient Greek, and Pirate!

Archives Unbound provides thousands of historical photographs, documents, maps, official government documents, and more. It is a repository of primary sources for historical research. It is a good compliment to the digitized newspapers at the California Newspaper Project's and U.S. Newspaper Project.
Scholarly Resources for college through grad school level research. Full text articles from academic journals and magazines on social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences and ethnic studies.

Our College and University Reference collection includes high quality dictionaries and encyclopedias on specialized topics like the environment, careers, law, science, history, and more.
This website will help you study for the California Driver's License Exam. There are practice tests and official CA DMV Manuals.

Learn English for the US Citizenship exam using this free website and app from the Sacramento County Office of Education.

 


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