List of Online Resources

  • America's News
    Includes the O.C. Register database for articles from 1987 to present, along with a variety of National news publications.
    > Use this link if you are inside the Library or city network

  • Audiobooks & eBooks
    Browse the cloudLibrary collection and download audiobooks and eBooks for free to your computer or device.

  • AuthorCheck
    Want to know when your favorite author has a new book coming out? Sign up for Author Check and you'll be notified by email whenever the library adds a new title by the authors you select. Be the first to reserve the hot new book!

  • Brainfuse Help Now
    Online Homework Help Offers live interactive help for all your homework questions from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (PST) daily. Connect with live tutors on just about any subject, and submit your written reports for writing reviews and suggestions.
    > Use this link if you are 
    inside the Library or City Network

  •  Book Connections
    Book Connections strives to joyfully enrich everyone's experience reading children's and young adult books.
    >Use this link if you are inside the Library or City Network

  • CultureGrams
    CultureGrams provides concise cultural information on countries around the world. Country reports feature basic information as well as perspectives on daily life and culture, including background, customs, and lifestyles of the world’s people.
    >Use this link if you are inside the Library or City Network

  • eLibrary
    e
    Library consists of a general reference collection of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers, helping them choose research topics and find authoritative information to support research claims.
    >Use this link if you are inside the Library or City Network

  • Encyclopedia Britannica Escolar
    Escolar is the leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish.

  • Encyclopedia Britannica School

    Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject—for all grades and all reading abilities—offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases—Elementary, Middle, or High.

  • Gale Courses
    Library cardholders can select from hundreds of free instructor-led courses covering technology, personal finance, career development, including test prep and certification. 

  • Gale in Context: Biography 
    Gale in Context: Biography contains biographical information on authors, musicians, politicians, world leaders, historical figures, and more. All articles retrieved are full-text and can be printed or emailed.                                                         
    > Use this link if you are 
    inside the Library or City Network

  • Gale in Context: Elementary
    Gale in Context: Elementary meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a kid-friendly visual interface, a subject-based search, and full-text, curriculum-related reference content.                                                       > Use this link if you are 
    inside the Library or City Network

  • Gale OneFile: Home Improvement
    Gale OneFile: Home Improvement places the research of hobbyists and professionals on a solid foundation with articles from more than 200 home improvement-focused titles. Home Improvement covers topics such as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and more.
    > Use this link if you are inside the Library or City Network

  • Gale OneFile: Entrepreneurship
    Gale OneFile: Entrepreneurship provides insights, tips, strategies, and success stories for business schools and entrepreneurs.                                                                                                                                                                                   > Use this link if you are inside the Library or City Network

  • Gale OneFile: U.S. History
    Gale OneFile: U.S. History contains scholarly journals and magazines that can be used by novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. Updated daily, U.S. History offers balanced coverage of events in U.S. history and scholarly work being established in the field.     
                                                                                                                                                 > Use this link if you are inside the Library or City Network

  • Gale OneFile: World History
    Gale OneFile: World History provides
    access to scholarly journals and magazines for use by novice historians and advanced academic researchers. World History offers balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.                                                                                                                                                                                         > Use this link if you are inside the Library or City Network

  • Gale Presents: Peterson's Test Prep
    Prepare for standardized tests with Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test Prep. This valuable resource includes full-length practice tests for GED, SAT, ACT, AP, PSAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, TOEFL, U.S. citizenship, and more. It offers information on undergraduate and graduate programs and tuition and scholarship assistance, as well as a resume builder and interviewing advice. Whether you’re a student planning for college or a professional embarking on a new career path, Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test Prep can help you along the way.
    > Use this link if you are inside the Library or City Network

  • Historic Anaheim Photos
    A digital archive of nearly 2,000 historic photographs dating back to 1860. These unique local history resources have been organized for easy browsing by Anaheim residents, scholars, and history buffs throughout California and the world.

  • Issues and Controversies
    More than 650 in-depth articles on controversial topics in the news. Full text of Issues and Controversies On File from 1995
    to the present, analyze and explain hundreds of controversial topics, in a language and format that students can understand.
    The annual National High School Debate Topic is given feature coverage.
    >  Use this link if you are inside the Library or City network

  • JobNow & VetNow
    JobNow connects users with experienced career coaches who provide live, chat-based help. Includes self-assessment and job search resources, resume review, interview preparation and practice, and adult learner foundational and career-enhancing skills. VetNow offers live-chat-based help for veterans and their families, providing assistance with understanding and applying for benefits, transitioning from military to civilian employment, and preparing for college.
    > Use this link if you are inside the Library or City network

  • Kelley Blue Book
    For the past 91 years, Kelley Blue Book has published printed guide books, providing many different values for the automotive and motorcycle industries. Sign up for free to access the digital publication.

  • New Book Alerts
    This is where you will find out about the latest books, movies, and music added to our collection each week. Sign up to have these free alerts emailed to you weekly.

  • The New York Times
    Enjoy complimentary access to the world’s finest journalism on nytimes.com. To get started follow these simple steps: 1. Select your Library, 2. Enter your Library Card Number or ACES ID; 3. Choose "Redeem"; 4. Enter your email address, choose a password, then select "Create Account"; 5. Select "Get Started" to enjoy three days' unlimited access. After the three days are up, you can repeat the process to enjoy continued nytimes.com access.

  • OC Career Cafe
    The OC Career Cafe is a Virtual Career Center open 24/7 bringing you insights and tools for success.

  • O.C. Register
    Includes the O.C. Register database for articles from 1987 to present, for local and regional news stories. 
    >Use this link if you are inside the Library or City Network

  • Pronunciator
    Learn over 90 different languages, as well as study English (ESL). This full-spectrum language learning program features speech recognition, scored quizzes, a virtual coach, downloadable MP3s, and virtual conversations, as well as a free app for your tablets, smartphones and listening devices. Choose from a variety of learning levels, even for children as young as 3.

  • ProCitizen 
    With over 100 instructional videos, plus interactive drills and quizzes, ProCitizen provides the civics, vocabulary, plus reading and writing practice that new citizens need to succeed in the United States naturalization test. ProCitizen en español.

  • ProQuest Central Student
    This database of millions of articles from more than 10,000 full-text scholarly journals provides information in science, technology, education, social sciences, humanities, and news.

    >Use this link if you are inside the Library or City Network

  • Reference USA
    Reference USA is a searchable database that provides contact information and data on more than 14 million U.S. businesses and 120 million U.S. households. The directory contains verified, accurate data about industries and companies to help you research a potential investment, employer, or service provider; find executives and company descriptions. Updated monthly.

    >  Use this link if you are inside the Library or City network

  • Research Companion
    Information literacy is a key component of the education process today. Research Companion tools and tutorials help to guide students through the research process and develop critical thinking in information literacy skills.
    >Use this link if you are inside the Library or City Network

  • Schools & Educators Complete

    Schools & Educators Complete provides access to over 12,000 full-text eBooks that support learning in multiple subject areas, from science to social studies, as well as aligning with the Common Core standards.

    >Use this link if you are inside the Library or City Network

  • Select Reads

    Online Readers Advisory includes a variety of monthly genre-specific reading recommendations. Read them online or sign up to receive them in your email.

  • SIRS Discoverer
    SIRS Discoverer consists of selected information for beginning researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators, helping them find reliable age-appropriate content for classwork, homework, and research assignments.
    >Use this link if you are inside the Library or City Network

  • SIRS Issues Researcher
    Examining over 360 complex issues, SIRS Issues Researcher is a curriculum-aligned database of content geared to middle and high school students and educators, with a focus on current and relevant analysis of today’s most important controversial issues.
    >Use this link if you are inside the Library or City Network

  • Teaching Books
    Teaching Books features a suite of instructional resources that enrich the fiction and nonfiction books read by children and young adults. Includes Book Guides & Lesson Plans, Diverse Books, Literature-Based Vocabulary Lists, Meet-the-Author Videos and Book Readings, and Resources for Award-Winning Books.
    >Use this link if you are inside the Library or City Network

  • Today's Science
    Science news written for students. Includes full text of Today's Science On File from 1992 to present. Today's Science bridges the gap between textbooks and what's happening in science today. Drawing on major scientific journals, magazines, and newspapers in the United States and abroad. Today's Science covers all the topics that today's students study: health, environment, technology, life science, physical science, earth, and space science, and science and society.
     
    > Use this link if you are inside the Library or City network

  • Tumblebooks
    Online storybooks and reading games for kids. Includes a Language Learning section with stories in French and Spanish.