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


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 Resource Center: Information on notable figures from all fields

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



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.