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Reference and Databases

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including reference eBooks

Database Name & Description Click on icon to access
Digital Collection of full-text articles
All EBSCO databases in one interface. Excellent for students, researchers and the curious. Covers all subjects. Searches magazines, media, newspapers, primary source documents and government documents. Allows users to translate articles into other languages.
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Find census, birth, marriage, death records and more, from USA and other countries.
Available only at the library.
     Ancestry Library Edition
Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level. Collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward-from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history.
Funded by California State Library
Archives Unbound

The Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

Auto Repair Source
Auto repair and service information including: maintenance schedules, labor estimates, wiring diagrams, recall notices and more. Designed for touch-enabled devices.
Biography Reference Center
Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines.

Your Guide to Exceptional Books. Find your next great read with BookBrowse: Reviews, recommendations, read-alikes, books by theme, author bios and interviews, resources for book clubs, and more. Devoted to current adult fiction and nonfiction books.

Consumer Reports
Full text articles with pictures. To search click on "Search within this publication" link or browse all issues from 1991 until present.
Consumer Reports
Learning Express Library
Collection of tests and eBooks that will help you prepare for a job or school exam 24/7. CBEST, SAT, GED, GRE, GMAT, Civil Service, and ASVAB are included.
Funded by the Friends of the Marina Library
Learning Express Library 
Lingo Lite
Learn basic vocabulary in 30 languages from native speakers. Each vocabulary entry includes a color photo, a native speaker video, and the word or term in the local language and your native language. Users can change the interface language (also 30 languages) at the click of a button.
A premier online learning resource offering more than 4,000 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more.
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Funded by the Friends of the Marina Library
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
A one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues. 

           Opposing Viewpoints


the language resource designed for libraries. Patrons can now customize their learning experience based on their personal interests; their occupation; their specific learning goals and more. Courses are available in any of 98 languages, including ESL and American Sign Language (ASL). Select the language you want to learn and find interactive exercises and videos to assist you.
TumbleBook Library
Over 550 titles which include animated talking picture books, books in English, French and Spanish, read-alongs, non-fiction books and National Geographic Videos. Plus, educator resources such as lesson plans, quizzes and educational games and puzzles
Tumble Book Library 
VetNow from Brainfuse offers free, live, online academic and job assistance for veterans transitioning to civilian life. Services include: resume review, job interview coaching, standardized test practice, live academic tutoring, eligible VA benefits and community resources. Live chat service is offered from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM PST daily.
Funded by The Foundation for Monterey County Free Libraries
World Book Encyclopedia Online
Access tens of thousands of authoritative articles with photographs, illustrations, maps, primary sources and more.
Funded by The Foundation for Monterey County Free Libraries
World Book Encyclopedia


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