Resources by Subject


Resources by Subject
Access from home with your library card

Not sure which resource to use?  Try the following databases which cover a wide variety of topics:

Academic OneFile: Covers the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, literature and other subjects

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Full-text reference books

General OneFile: News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics.

PowerSearch: Search a number of databases all at once!

Student Resources in Context: Information on all core subjects from science to literature to history.


If you need help, please contact the Reference Desk at (831) 624-7323 or


Articles & News

Featured Resources

Access World News: US & world news

General OneFile: One-stop source for newspaper & magazine articles

Infotrac Newsstand: US & world news articles & broadcasts

Monterey County Herald: Search articles from 2002-present

New York Times from 1851 to the present: in the library or use this link outside the library.  Create an account with your personal email address, or “Log In” if you already have created an account. 


Biography & Genealogy

Featured Resources

America’s Obituaries & Death Notices: US obituaries from 1860 – current

Ancestry Library Edition: US & international genealogy research (In-library use only)

Biography in Context: Information on notable figures from all fields

Monterey Family History Center: Great resource for genealogical information. Volunteers available to assist.


Homework Center & Education Resources

Featured Resources

Archives Unbound - historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students 

BrainFuse: Online homework help available 1 pm – 10 pm Learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals

Student Resources in Context: History, literature, science, and social studies articles

Testing and Education Reference Center: Test prep, career pathways and more



First Saturday eHelp

Get help with databases, computers, ebooks and all of our streaming and downloadable content. 

Join us every first and third Saturday, 1-3 PM, at the Main Library Reference Room, corner of Ocean Avenue and Lincoln Street.