Databases by Title
*Starred resources are available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.
Ancestry Library Edition: In-library access only.
AtoZdatabases: Search people and businesses, or create mailing lists
Archives Unbound: historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students
BookBrowse: Online magazine for book lovers
*Book Connections: book trailers, meet-the-author videos, reading guides & more
*Britannica School Edition: for elementary, middle and high school students
California Occupational Guides: California-specific guide to training, job outlook, & earnings expectations for jobs
Carmel Pine Cone: Local newspaper (1915-2006)
ComicsPlus: Enjoy thousands of digital comics, graphic novels and manga with no holds, wait lists, or borrowing limits
Consumer Reports: Find product reviews and comparisons
*Coursera: Build the skills you need for in-demand jobs with access to more than 5,000 courses and certifications.
*CultureGrams: Social, cultural, and political information on countries, U.S. states, and provinces around the world. (Grades 3-12)
CALIFORNIA MISSIONS RESOURCES
- California Missions eBooks: Username missions, Password missions
- California Missions Resource Center
- California Missions Trail: From the California Department of Parks and Recreation
- 21 California Missions and Map
eBook Central: thousands of ebooks on English Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Information Literacy and Technology. (Grades 9+)
Encyclopedia of Associations: Information on regional, national and international organizations
*Enki California Digital Library: eBooks available to every person in California
*Escolar Online: Brittanica Escolar
Fire Insurance Maps Online: Access through your library account. Historical maps of Monterey County houses and buildings, 1880s-1950s. (Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request additional maps.)
Flipster: download digital magazines like National Geographic and Newsweek
Gale eBooks: Reference books on science, health, religion and more
*GetSetUp: Free live, online classes for older adults, including cooking, exercise, tech skills and much more.
Hoopla: Stream movies, television shows, music, audiobooks, eBooks and comics.
*Job & Career Accelerator: An easy-to-use search tool with everything patrons and students need to find, apply for, and get hired into ideal positions.
Kanopy: Stream Classic Cinema, Indie Film and Top Documentaries
*LearningExpress Library: Prepare for professional exams, get certifications, get ready for college, find a job, become a U.S. citizen, and much more.
Libby: Read popular ebooks and e-audiobooks.
Mango Languages: A fast, easy way to learn a language. Over 70 languages available!
Monterey County Herald: Search articles from 2002 – the present
*Northstar Computer Skills Assessment: Not a computer whiz? Assess your tech skills and build the computer knowledge you need for daily life, employment, and higher education.
Novelist: Reviews, readalikes, and more for fiction and non-fiction
Permit Practice Tests: Free driver’s test practice
Proquest eLibrary: Research made easy - find content, context, and pathways as you research a topic.
San Francisco Chronicle: 2017-present
San Francisco Community Coverage: San Francisco Bay Area newspapers, including the Chronicle and the Examiner
San Francisco Examiner: 2017-present
*SIRS Discoverer: A general reference database providing safe, reliable, curriculum-aligned content and features for use by students and educators. (Grades 3-9)
*Skillshare: Get 12 months of access to classes on entrepreneurship, graphic design, productivity, marketing, and more.
Value Line: Investment research. Smart research, smarter investing
*VetNow: Get free, live, online help with a wide range of career and veteran needs.