Databases by Title


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Archives Unbound: historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students 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)



DMV Practice Tests: Free driver’s test practice


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 to request additional maps.)

Flipster: download digital magazines like National Geographic and Newsweek


Gale eBooks: Reference books on science, health, religion and more


Heritage Hub: US obituaries, death notices and more, 1824-present (learn more)

Hoopla: Stream movies, television shows, music, audiobooks, eBooks and comics.

As of April 2, 2024, some restrictions have been added. (See Limitations on Hoopla).


*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


*New York Times: Articles and more from 1851 – the present. (Instructions)

NewspaperArchive: *FREE TRIAL, June 4-June 18, 2024* Access 400 years worth of newspapers from across the United States and the world

*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


Proquest eLibrary: Research made easy - find content, context, and pathways as you research a topic.

Palace Project: Search, browse, download and read across many of the library’s ebook collections using The Palace Project app. (Instructions)


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)


Value Line: Investment research. Smart research, smarter investing

*VetNow: Get free, live, online help with a wide range of career and veteran needs.