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Classic Catalog Link+
Use the links below to search a number of library resources. A current Santa Clara City Library card is required to access some of these resources from home or office (see Getting a Card).

Automotive

Auto Repair Reference Center - Ebsco
This database contains do-it-yourself repair and maintenance
information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported
vehicles. All of the content has been created by ASE
certified technicians.


Biographies

Biography Reference Center - Ebsco
Biography Reference Center™ offers a collection of more than 461,000 full-text biographies. In addition to keyword searching, users can also locate biographies of interest by browsing more than 30 genre categories, including actors, authors, composers, explorers, figures relevant to U.S. & world history, inventors, musicians, Presidents of the United States, current world leaders and others.


Books and Reading 

Literary Reference Center Plus - Ebsco
This full-text database provides relevant information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes - to give students, professors, and researchers a complete foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.

NoveList K-8 Plus - Ebsco
Use NoveList K-8 Plus to find a good book to read. This resource contains recommended fiction and non-fiction books for children and young adults.

NoveList Plus - Ebsco
Use NoveList Plus to find your next interesting book to read. You will find both fiction and non-fiction titles. NoveList contains book reviews, award lists, author read-alikes, and Recommended Reads book lists on high-interest topics.


Business and Investing

Business Source Complete - Ebsco
This is a good resource for researching companies, industries, and business topics. The database contains full-text articles from over 1,800 general business magazines and trade journals and more than 2,400 peer-reviewed journals. The database also includes market research reports, industry reports, company profiles, and additional material.

Morningstar Investment Research Center - In Library Access | Home Access
This resource includes approximately 2,100 mutual fund reports, 1,900 stock analyst reports, and 150 exchange-traded fund (ETF) reports. The Help & Education section offers courses on investing and training in the use of the Morningstar Investment Research Center. There is a limit of three simultaneous users.

ReferenceUSA
ReferenceUSA indexes the contents of telephone white and yellow pages in the United States. The Business section is useful for locating businesses, associations, schools, and government agencies; it can be searched and sorted by name, type of business, city, business size, SIC code, etc. The Residential section searches individual names, and may be used as a "reverse directory" to locate people by address and phone number.

Small Business Reference Center - Ebsco
This database offers a variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subjects, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on creating business plans that lead to successful funding. Also included are many full-text Nolo Press books covering areas of interest to small businesses.

Value Line Research Center
In Library Access | Home Access
The Research Center provides online access to Value Line's publications covering: stocks, mutual funds, options, and convertible securities.


Computers and Technology

Safari Books Online - ProQuest
Safari contains technical and business eBooks from publishers such as O’Reilly, Peachpit Press, and Que.


Consumer Information

Bay Area Consumers’ Checkbook
This resource rates local service businesses. It is published by an independent non-profit organization.


e-books

New image for databases - 20131216 - Bruce  Axis 360
Axis 360 is a collection of popular downloadable e-books for children, young adults, and adults in EPUB or PDF format. If you would like information on how to use Axis 360, click here for some brief YouTube tutorials. You can also read e-books using the Blio Reader.  When logging in and prompted for your user name, enter your library card number.

New image for databases - 20131216 - Bruce  Enki Library
Enki Library contains a wide collection of eBooks from small and independent publishers in PDF and EPUB formats (not Kindle compatible).  Click here to see how to get started with Enki Library.

Northern California Digital Library - OverDrive
eBooks and audiobooks are downloadable to your own personal computer and many mobile devices with a current SCCL card
Digital books are electronic versions of print books. They include downloadable audiobooks for listening and eBooks for on-screen reading.

New image for databases - 20131216 - Bruce  OneClickdigital - RBdigital
Downloadable audiobooks for adults, young adults, and children.

Safari Books Online - ProQuest
Safari contains technical and business eBooks from publishers such as O’Reilly, Peachpit Press, and Que.


e-books for Kids

AudioBookCloud Library
AudioBookCloud Library allows you to listen to your favorite audiobooks with just a click of a button. Listen online to audiobooks in many different categories: fiction, non-fiction, classics and even Spanish language audiobooks. These books are always available, never on hold, and no need to download. Browse, click, listen. It’s that easy.

New image for databases - 20131216 - Bruce  Axis 360
Axis 360 is a collection of popular downloadable e-books for children, young adults, and adults in EPUB or PDF format. If you would like information on how to use Axis 360, click here for some brief YouTube tutorials. You can also read e-books using the Blio Reader.  When logging in and prompted for your user name, enter your library card number.

BookFlix - In Library Access | Home Access
Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration. BookFlix is for children in pre-kindergarten through 3rd grade.

New image for databases - 20131216 - Bruce  OneClickdigital - RBdigital
Downloadable audiobooks for adults, young adults, and children.

TumbleBookCloud
TumbleBookCloud is an online collection of e-books, audiobooks, and educational videos for middle school and high school level readers. The collection contains young adult/teen novels, classics, poetry, short stories, young adult/teen audiobooks, graphic novels, and educational videos from National Geographic. All books are available with unlimited access, all the time, from any device with an Internet connection.

TumbleBookCloud Junior
TumbleBookCloud Junior is an online collection of e-books, audiobooks, and educational videos for elementary and middle school level readers. The collection contains early reader chapter books, children’s classics, graphic novels, children’s audiobooks, and National Geographic videos. All books are available with unlimited access, all the time, from any device with an Internet connection.

TumbleBooks: e-Books for e-Kids
An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they love.


English as a Second Language (ESL)

AudioBookCloud Library
AudioBookCloud Library allows you to listen to your favorite audiobooks with just a click of a button. Listen online to audiobooks in many different categories: fiction, non-fiction, classics and even Spanish language audiobooks. These books are always available, never on hold, and no need to download. Browse, click, listen. It’s that easy.

BookFlix - In Library Access | Home Access
Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration. BookFlix is for children in pre-kindergarten through 3rd grade.

Brainfuse
This is a live online homework assistance service that enables students, grade 3-12, to access one-on-one tutoring from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. daily. If you would prefer homework help from a Spanish-speaking tutor, you can use Brainfuse’s Full Spanish Speaking Service. Spanish-speaking tutors are offered coextensively (same subjects and hours of availability) with their English-speaking tutors. Brainfuse includes unlimited one-to-one tutoring sessions; tutoring in a wide variety of subjects (math, science, social studies, and English/language arts); skill building exercises; and a 24-hour writing lab. Adults can also use Brainfuse. Brainfuse’s Adult Learning Center offers job assistance, test preparation, and an academic skills center with live tutoring sessions from online tutors trained to work with adults.

Learning Express Library
Learning Express Library is a collection of online practice exams and test preparation material. Among the exams available are the G.E.D., ACT, S.A.T., C.B.E.S.T., G.R.E., Police Officer, Postal Worker, and U.S. Citizenship.

Mango Languages
Learn to speak a language via the Web. You can learn English as a Second Language, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, and Spanish with Mango Languages. The latest version of Adobe Flash Player is required.

TumbleBookCloud
TumbleBookCloud is an online collection of e-books, audiobooks, and educational videos for middle school and high school level readers. The collection contains young adult/teen novels, classics, poetry, short stories, young adult/teen audiobooks, graphic novels, and educational videos from National Geographic. All books are available with unlimited access, all the time, from any device with an Internet connection.

TumbleBookCloud Junior
TumbleBookCloud Junior is an online collection of e-books, audiobooks, and educational videos for elementary and middle school level readers. The collection contains early reader chapter books, children’s classics, graphic novels, children’s audiobooks, and National Geographic videos. All books are available with unlimited access, all the time, from any device with an Internet connection.

TumbleBooks: e-Books for e-Kids
An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they love.


Genealogy

American Ancestors (Available at SCCL locations ONLY)
Patrons at SCCL locations have access to all areas of the American Ancestors Website, except The Great Migration Newsletter Online. Users can access over 110 million names in 2,000 databases. Patrons may view the most popular databases or select from an A-Z list of all the databases.

Ancestry Library Edition – ProQuest (Available at SCCL locations ONLY)
Ancestry Library Edition
includes the following databases the U.S. Census Collection; Census Collections for the U.K., Australia, Canada and Germany, Birth, Marriage and Death Records; the Immigration & Travel Collection; the Military Collection; Family and Local History Records; Court, Land and Probate Records; and Trees and Message Boards.

Heritage Quest Online - ProQuest
Heritage Quest Online contains the following databases 1790-1930 Federal Census Collection, over 28,000 digitized Genealogy & Local History Books, PERSI Index, Revolutionary War Pension Records & Bounty Land Warrants, Freedman’s Bank, and the U.S. Serial Set.

San Jose Mercury and Evening News Historical Archives, 1884–1922
Newsbank provides access to fully digitized San Jose newspapers from 1884-1922. This is a great tool for researching Santa Clara county local history.


Health and Medicine

Consumer Health Complete - Ebsco
Consumer Health Complete supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics. It provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine.

Covered California
A website available via the Internet
Covered California is California's new health insurance exchange, where individuals, families and small businesses can find affordable health insurance.  See - also the Library's Affordable Care Act information web page.

MedlinePlus 
A website available via the Internet
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

Salud en Español - Ebsco
Este recurso provee reportes de especificos temas cubriendo todos los aspectos de salud y bienestar sobre enfermedades, condiciones medicas, procedimientos y varios tratamientos. Salud en Español es el recurso inmediato para tener reportes basados en evidencias y paginas completas de hechos que estaran en Español.


History 

History Reference Center - Ebsco
History Reference Center is designed for use by high school and undergraduate college students. It contains historical documents, biographies of historical figures, full-text reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, and historical photos and maps.


Jobs and Careers

Brainfuse
This is a live online homework assistance service that enables students, grade 3-12, to access one-on-one tutoring from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. daily. If you would prefer homework help from a Spanish-speaking tutor, you can use Brainfuse’s Full Spanish Speaking Service. Spanish-speaking tutors are offered coextensively (same subjects and hours of availability) with their English-speaking tutors. Brainfuse includes unlimited one-to-one tutoring sessions; tutoring in a wide variety of subjects (math, science, social studies, and English/language arts); skill building exercises; and a 24-hour writing lab. Adults can also use Brainfuse. Brainfuse’s Adult Learning Center offers job assistance, test preparation, and an academic skills center with live tutoring sessions from online tutors trained to work with adults.

Learning Express Library
Learning Express Library is a collection of online practice exams and test preparation material. Among the exams available are the G.E.D., ACT, S.A.T., C.B.E.S.T., G.R.E., Police Officer, Postal Worker, and U.S. Citizenship.

ReferenceUSA
ReferenceUSA indexes the contents of telephone white and yellow pages in the United States. The Business section is useful for locating businesses, associations, schools, and government agencies; it can be searched and sorted by name, type of business, city, business size, SIC code, etc. The Residential section searches individual names, and may be used as a "reverse directory" to locate people by address and phone number.

Tuition Funding Sources
Tuition Funding Sources (TFS) is a database of college scholarships. Use it to find scholarships and financial aid to help pay for your college education. To search the database you will need to register. To register click on the Tuition Funding Sources link above. Then click on the “login” button on the TFS home page.


Language Learning

Mango Languages
Learn to speak a language via the Web. You can learn English as a Second Language, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, and Spanish with Mango Languages. The latest version of Adobe Flash Player is required.


Legal

Legal Information Reference Center - Ebsco
Search full-text legal self-help reference books and print free legal forms. Many of the books and forms are from Nolo Press. Topics covered include business law, financial planning, family law, property & real estate and rights & disputes.


Library Catalogs

Santa Clara City Library Online Catalog

Other Local Library Catalogs

Other Library Catalogs:
Library of Congress
Link+
WorldCat


Magazine Articles and Online Magazines

MasterFILE Premier - Ebsco
This is a good place to look for general interest magazine articles. Within MasterFILE Premier you will find full-text articles from nearly 1,700 magazines including Consumer Reports, Foreign Affairs, Saturday Evening Post, and more.

Academic Search Premier - Ebsco
You can use Academic Search Premier to find university scholarly journal and magazine articles. Many of the articles are available in full-text. The database contains over 4,700 journals in full-text and more than 13,600 journals which are indexed and abstracted.

Zinio Online Magazines
View full digital copies of your favorite magazines. Read magazines online or download issues to your computer or mobile device to read offline.  Instructions for using Zinio Online Magazines.  Zinio magazine titles available from the Library.


Music

New image for databases - 20131216 - Bruce  Freegal Music
Find new music or old favorites and listen for free with your library card. Download 3 DRM-free songs per week and stream up to 3 hours of music per day.  For frequently asked questions (FAQs) about using Freegal Music click here.


Newspapers

San Jose Mercury and Evening News Historical Archives, 1884–1922
Newsbank provides access to fully digitized San Jose newspapers from 1884-1922. This is a great tool for researching Santa Clara county local history.

San Jose Mercury News, (1985 - current)
Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of the San Jose Mercury News. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections.

Worldcrunch: All News is Global - RBdigital
Worldcrunch is a source of English-translated news from leading global news sources. It will provide you a global perspective on the news.


Scholarships

Tuition Funding Sources
Tuition Funding Sources (TFS) is a database of college scholarships. Use it to find scholarships and financial aid to help pay for your college education. To search the database you will need to register. To register click on the Tuition Funding Sources link above. Then click on the “login” button on the TFS home page.


Science

Science Reference Center - Ebsco
Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text, science-oriented content. It is designed to meet the needs of student researchers. It contains full-text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.


Student Resources

Biography Reference Center - Ebsco
Biography Reference Center™ offers a collection of more than 461,000 full-text biographies. In addition to keyword searching, users can also locate biographies of interest by browsing more than 30 genre categories, including actors, authors, composers, explorers, figures relevant to U.S. & world history, inventors, musicians, Presidents of the United States, current world leaders and others.

Brainfuse
This is a live online homework assistance service that enables students, grade 3-12, to access one-on-one tutoring from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. daily. If you would prefer homework help from a Spanish-speaking tutor, you can use Brainfuse’s Full Spanish Speaking Service. Spanish-speaking tutors are offered coextensively (same subjects and hours of availability) with their English-speaking tutors. Brainfuse includes unlimited one-to-one tutoring sessions; tutoring in a wide variety of subjects (math, science, social studies, and English/language arts); skill building exercises; and a 24-hour writing lab. Adults can also use Brainfuse. Brainfuse’s Adult Learning Center offers job assistance, test preparation, and an academic skills center with live tutoring sessions from online tutors trained to work with adults.

History Reference Center - Ebsco
History Reference Center is designed for use by high school and undergraduate college students. It contains historical documents, biographies of historical figures, full-text reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, and historical photos and maps.

Kids Search - Middle and Elementary School - Ebsco
Use Kids Search to find magazine articles, biographies, images and more on a variety of topics for students in grades K-8.

Learning Express Library
Learning Express Library is a collection of online practice exams and test preparation material. Among the exams available are the G.E.D., ACT, S.A.T., C.B.E.S.T., G.R.E., Police Officer, Postal Worker, and U.S. Citizenship.

Literary Reference Center Plus - Ebsco
This full-text database provides relevant information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes - to give students, professors, and researchers a complete foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.

Points of View Reference Center - Ebsco
Essays, articles, and news items presenting multiple sides of over 250 current or controversial issues.

Science Reference Center - Ebsco
Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text, science-oriented content. It is designed to meet the needs of student researchers. It contains full-text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

Searchasaurus (K-2) - Ebsco
Searchasaurus contains full-text articles from over 80 magazines and pamphlets appropriate for children in kindergarten through 2nd grade.

Student Research Center - High School and Middle School - Ebsco
High school and middle school students can use Student Research Center to find magazine and newspaper articles, biographies, and country reports to help you with your school assignments.

Tuition Funding Sources
Tuition Funding Sources (TFS) is a database of college scholarships. Use it to find scholarships and financial aid to help pay for your college education. To search the database you will need to register. To register click on the Tuition Funding Sources link above. Then click on the “login” button on the TFS home page.

World Book Online - School & Library Edition
Use this resource to search and view the World Book Encyclopedia online. World Book Online also includes a Spanish-language encyclopedia for students and World Book Kids. World Book Kids is a simple to use online resource for younger students.


Telephone Directories

ReferenceUSA
ReferenceUSA indexes the contents of telephone white and yellow pages in the United States. The Business section is useful for locating businesses, associations, schools, and government agencies; it can be searched and sorted by name, type of business, city, business size, SIC code, etc. The Residential section searches individual names, and may be used as a "reverse directory" to locate people by address and phone number.


Testing
 
Brainfuse
This is a live online homework assistance service that enables students, grade 3-12, to access one-on-one tutoring from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. daily. If you would prefer homework help from a Spanish-speaking tutor, you can use Brainfuse’s Full Spanish Speaking Service. Spanish-speaking tutors are offered coextensively (same subjects and hours of availability) with their English-speaking tutors. Brainfuse includes unlimited one-to-one tutoring sessions; tutoring in a wide variety of subjects (math, science, social studies, and English/language arts); skill building exercises; and a 24-hour writing lab. Adults can use Brainfuse also. Brainfuse’s Adult Learning Center offers job assistance, test preparation, and an academic skills center with live tutoring sessions from online tutors trained to work with adults.

Learning Express Library
Learning Express Library is a collection of online practice exams and test preparation material. Among the exams available are the G.E.D., ACT, S.A.T., C.B.E.S.T., G.R.E., Police Officer, Postal Worker, and U.S. Citizenship.

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