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AB 3121: Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans: Interim Report

State of California Department of Justice

On June 1, 2022, the Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans issued its interim report to the California Legislature. The interim report surveys the ongoing and compounding harms experienced by African Americans as a result of slavery and its lingering effects on American society today. The interim report also includes a set of preliminary recommendations for policies that the California Legislature could adopt to remedy those harms. A final report will be issued before July 1, 2023.

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ABCmouse Early Learning Academy Home Access Library Card Required.

This short tutorial will tell you what you need to know about signing up for an account.  Visit it before you head over to ABCmouse.

ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse is 100% educational, with more than 10,000 learning activities (books, puzzles, educational games, art activities, songs, etc.) across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music.

NOTE: You must create your ABCmouse account on a desktop computer, after which it can be accessed from a mobile device.
ABCmouse offers 30-day pass checkouts - after 30 days, you'll need to renew.  Each account will accommodate up to three children. 

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Access World News eMagazines & eNews Library Card Required.

Find current and archived articles on issues, events, people, government and more with the world's largest collection of full-text news sources. Includes local news, editorials, announcements and other sections from more than 10,000 sources.

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Adult Core Skills Library Card Required.

Build your math, reading, writing, grammar, and public speaking skills. You’ll also find resources in English and Spanish to help you prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam.

You will be required to create a LearningExpress Library account to use this resource.

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

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Advisers Give Back

Get matched with a pro bono financial adviser (CFP®) who is volunteering their time to help people like you make real progress with your money. There’s no catch - the advisers can’t sell you anything or take you as their client. It’s their way of giving back to the community. Take five minutes to sign up and get matched with an amazing financial adviser today! 

Check out our quick informational video about the program.

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Alexander Street Performing Arts Collection Streaming Music Streaming Video Library Card Required.

This collection includes:

  • Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collections
  • Music Online: Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
  • Music Online: The Quest TV Collection
  • Dance Online: Dance in Video
  • The Broadway On Demand Collection
  • National Theatre Collections
  • The Royal Shakespeare Company Collection
  • Theatre in Video
  • Classical Music in Video
  • Opera in Video

Browse all collections here, or check out each individual collection by finding it in eLibrary A-Z List under the title.

This resource is provided courtesy of the California State Library.

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Architectural Digest Magazine Archive eMagazines & eNews Primary Sources Library Card Required.

The Architectural Digest Archive is an extensive collection of the famed international design magazine from 1922 through 2011, presented in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format. Published monthly by Condé Nast, the magazine has enjoyed a longstanding reputation as the definitive source for architects and interior designers as well as for everyday design enthusiasts. Each issue features beautiful photography and information on architecture and interior design, art and antiques, travel destinations, and extraordinary products.

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Art Magazine Collection Archives eMagazines & eNews Library Card Required.

Art Magazine Collection Archives contains indexing and full text (including covers and advertisements) for Magazine Antiques (1922-2016), ARTnews (1902-2006), and Art in America (1913-2015). This archive provides a history of collecting over the course of the 20th century, as well as a comprehensive record of fine arts, art history, interior design, decorative arts, and architecture in the 20th and early 21st centuries. 

American Art News
Full Text: 11/05/1904 To 02/10/1923

Art In America Archive
Full Text: 01/01/1913 To 12/01/2015

Art News Archive
Full Text: 02/17/1923 To 02/01/1941

ARTNews Archive
Full Text: 02/15/1941 To 12/01/2006

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ArtistWorks – a Libby Extra Library Card Required.

ArtistWorks provides world-class instruction for the most popular string and band instruments through self-paced video lessons from professional musicians.

  • Instruction in piano, guitar, voice, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, ukulele, and much more! 
  • Blues, Bluegrass, Jazz, Rock, Classical and More
  • Hundreds of hours of high-quality video instruction
  • Studio quality play-along tracks
  • Downloadable written materials, tablature, and sheet music
  • Supported languages: English

Get a 7-day pass through this link or in the Libby app under "Extras." Check out our Quick Start Guide for information and help getting started.

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Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection Streaming Music Library Card Required.

Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection delivers some of the most significant dramatic literature of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries by leading actors from around the world, all from the curated archive of the nation’s premiere radio theatre company and recorded specifically for online listening. From Alexander Street.

This resource is provided courtesy of the California State Library.

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Basic Computer Skills Library Card Required.

Learn the basics of using a computer, navigating the internet, and using popular Microsoft Office software programs such as Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word.

You will be required to create a LearningExpress Library account to use this resource.

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

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BBC Literary Adaptations in Video Streaming Video Library Card Required.

This collection comprises a treasure trove of BBC productions of famous literary works, many that were buried in the BBC archive for the past few decades. A great breadth of works is included from Dickens to Shakespeare, from Chekhov to Arthur Miller, from Jane Austen to Mary Shelley. Talent like Mark Rylance, John Gielgud, Ian McKellen, Colin Firth, and more make this product a must-have for theatre, drama, performing arts, and literature courses. In addition to actual performances, the product includes titles like Face to Face where actors and directors discuss their craft. From Alexander Street.

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BiblioBoard HistoryLab Primary Sources Library Card Required.

Covering a wide range of topics—including Literature, Philosophy, History, Geography, and Science—HistoryLab is BiblioBoard’s chief historical database. HistoryLab contains 400 Anthologies with over 14,000 full-text eBooks and over 24,000 pieces of primary source content. BiblioBoard Core Anthologies cover a range of topics from Abraham Lincoln and the Alamo to ballet, baking, chocolate, Mozart, Jack London, and Victorian Fashion.

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Black Freedom Struggle Collection Primary Sources

This website, focused on Black Freedom, features select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. its intention is to support a wide range of students, as well as independent researchers and anyone interested in learning more about the foundation of ongoing racial injustice in the U.S. – and the fights against it. 

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Black Women’s Suffrage Digital Collection Primary Sources

The Black Women’s Suffrage Digital Collection is a collaborative project to provide digital access to materials documenting the roles and experiences of Black Women in the Women’s Suffrage Movement and, more broadly, women’s rights, voting rights, and civic activism between the 1850s and 1960. From the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

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Book Connections

See TeachingBooks for Libraries

NOTE: As of Thursday, January 11, "Book Connections" is now rebranded as "TeachingBooks for Libraries." TeachingBooks for Libraries is the same resource with the same tools!



Brainfuse HelpNow Library Card Required.

Free tutoring for students of all ages is now available 24/7! Brainfuse HelpNow offers assistance in Math, Language Arts, and other core K-12 subjects in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Tagalog. There’s no age limit to who can use the service. Adult learners can also access writing assistance, citizenship resources, and other tools.

This service is offered courtesy of the California State Library.

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Brainfuse JobNow Library Card Required.

Self-assessment and job search resources.  Get live resume and interview coaching, find unemployment assistance, job resources, and more, including eParachute, a Brainfuse partnership offering an online resource created by What Color is Your Parachute? author Richard Bolles. 

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Brainfuse VetNow Library Card Required.

Free online assistance for veterans and their families.

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

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Britannica School Library Card Required.

Britannica School is a three-part encyclopedia with portals for elementary, middle, and high school students. This resource is provided courtesy of the California State Library.

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Broadway On Demand Collection Streaming Video Library Card Required.

The Broadway On Demand Collection takes viewers from behind the stage to the bright lights of Broadway through masterful plays, musicals, and dance performances, but it also provides a diverse range of unique behind-the-scenes series, documentaries, instructional videos, and more. From Alexander Street.

This resource is provided courtesy of the California State Library.

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California Libraries Catalog (CalCat)

California Libraries Catalog is a unique database that shows the holdings of books, videos, audio, maps, and other materials held by libraries in California. Each public library in the state now has a subscription to FirstSearch, the search engine to WorldCat and the California Libraries Catalog. First Search is the tool that looks for books and other library materials by author, title, format, publisher, and many other search terms.

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CalMatters Explainers eMagazines & eNews

Explore CalMatters explainers that provide the data-driven context you need to make sense of big issues confronting California. 

CalMatters is a nonpartisan and nonprofit news organization bringing Californians stories that probe, explain, and explore solutions to quality-of-life issues while holding our leaders accountable. 

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Career Preparation Center Library Card Required.

Explore potential careers (including military service), build workplace skills, and prepare for the ACT® WorkKeys® Assessments, the ASVAB test, the TOEIC® test and career licensure exams.

You will be required to create a LearningExpress Library account to use this resource.

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a national public health institute in the United States. It is a United States federal agency, under the Department of Health and Human Services, and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Its main goal is to protect public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability in the US and internationally.

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Classica – A Libby Extra Streaming Video Library Card Required.

Stingray Classica is the world’s premium classical music destination dedicated to classical music, opera, and ballet.

Features:

  • More than 1000 concerts all commercial free!
  • New content is added weekly
  • Concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries, Festivals, and more!
  • Supported languages: English, French, Dutch

Get a 7-day pass through this link or in the Libby app under "Extras." Check out our Quick Start Guide for information and help getting started.

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Classical Music in Video Streaming Video Library Card Required.

Classical Music in Video provides an extensive collection of influential performances and documentaries demonstrating the continuous development of classical music, spanning eras from canonical masters to modern composers. From Alexander Street.

This resource is provided courtesy of the California State Library.

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College Admissions Test Preparation Library Card Required.

Prepare for the PSAT/NMSQT, ACT, and SAT tests, study for your AP Exams, and write your college admission essay.  From LearningExpress Library

You will be required to create a LearningExpress Library account to use this resource. 

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

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College Students Library Card Required.

Brush up on your reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, math and science skills. Prepare for ACCUPLACER® and ASSET® college placement tests, CLEP® and DSST® exams, and graduate school admissions exams such as the GMAT®, GRE®, LSAT®, MCAT® and PCAT®.

You will be required to create a LearningExpress Library account to use this resource.

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

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Computer and Internet Basics Center Library Card Required.

The fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer is with video tutorials. Now you can learn computer and internet basics quickly and become comfortable with everything your computer has to offer. From LearningExpress Library.

You will be required to create a LearningExpress Library account to use this resource.

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

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CultureGrams Library Card Required.

Concise cultural information on countries around the world. (Grades 3-12).  CultureGrams offers:

  • World Edition: Experience the world with cultural information on more than 200 countries and territories.
  • Kids Edition: Get a kid's-eye view of daily life in countries around the world.
  • States Edition: Explore all the U.S. states in colorful, engaging reports.
  • Provinces Edition: Tour all the Canadian provinces and territories in 13 image-filled reports.
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Dance Online: Dance in Video Streaming Video Library Card Required.

Dance Online: Dance in Video presents an extensive collection of performances, instructional materials, documentaries, and interviews, showcasing high-caliber performances from the greatest dance companies and performers worldwide, spanning from traditional ballet to hip hop, street dance, and modern dance, offering a unique opportunity for to study and analyze the fusion between styles. From Alexander Street.

This resource is provided courtesy of the California State Library.

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Diversity & Ethnic Studies eBooks (EBSCOhost) eBooks Library Card Required.

This subscription collection includes academic eBooks related to diversity, anti-racism, ethnic studies, disability studies, gerontology & age studies, migration studies, gender and sexuality studies, cultural studies, and religious studies. The collection utilizes outside resources and scholarship to ensure that the collection remains up to date and aligned with current research.

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Dragonsource eMagazines & eNews Library Card Required.

A full-text resource of over 100 popular and scholarly periodicals published in the Chinese language in China. Includes periodical articles for adults, young adults, and children and covers a wide range of topics including health, home, parenting, poetry, medical research, recipes, traveling, and politics.

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Driving Tests

Practice tests for the California driving permit. Includes practice tests for the automobile permit/license, commercial driver's license, and motorcycle permit/license. Also includes the driver's handbooks for all three types of test. Some material is available in Spanish and Russian.

en español
на русском

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Ebony Magazine Archive eMagazines & eNews Primary Sources Library Card Required.

Ebony is one of the key African-American magazines of the 20th century, covering 20th and 21st-Century current events, art, design, politics and culture, literature, advertising, and more. Their editorial philosophy is to “showcase the best and brightest as well as highlighting the disparities in Black life in the United States and worldwide”. The Ebony Magazine Archive contains indexing, abstracting, and full text for the complete archive (including Covers and Advertisements) beginning in November 1945 to June 2014.

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EBSCO eBooks eBooks Library Card Required.

Explore eBooks, available in the browser or for download, for adults, teens, and kids on a variety of subjects. Downloaded eBooks from EBSCO can be read in the EBSCO Mobile app or in Adobe Digital Editions. Check out our Quick Start Guide for instructions.


EBSCO Free Research Databases

EBSCO provides free research databases covering a variety of subjects for students, researchers, and librarians. Researchers can also use EBSCO Essentials to search for free, reliable articles and connect to their library to access additional EBSCO content.  This collection includes the resources listed below.

  • EBSCO Essentials
  • EBSCO Open Dissertations
  • GreenFILE
  • Library, Information Science, and Technology Abstracts
  • Teacher Reference Center
  • European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
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EBSCOhost Library Card Required.

Comprehensive databases for finding articles on all topics; with the full text of more than 1,700 periodicals. Choose a specific subject collection in which to search or search all. Collections include business, children and teens, ethnic, health, home cooking and gardening, environment, science, sports, politics and more. Includes Consumer Reports magazine. 

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enkiGeo eBooks

This collection from enki Library can be read in the browser or through the BiblioBoard app. No login is necessary for anyone located in California!



Ethnic Diversity Source Primary Sources Library Card Required.

With its curated full-text materials, Ethnic Diversity Source is essential to support the study of African Americans, Arab Americans, Asian Americans, European Americans, Jewish Americans, Latinx Americans, Multiracial Americans, and Native Americans, among others, with respect to their cultures, traditions, social treatment, and lived experiences. Scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, historical documents, and biographies are complemented by primary sources, such as speeches and interviews. Complete with robust collections of videos and e-books, Ethnic Diversity Source creates a dynamic research experience for students and researchers.

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Explora for Middle School Library Card Required.

Full text for more than 150 popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.

Additionally, Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books including the Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia; New Oxford American Dictionary, 2nd Edition; Encyclopedia of Animals™; and thousands of relevant photos, maps, and flags.

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Explora for Public Libraries Library Card Required.

Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents.
Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic.  Includes topic overviews that provide a starting point for research.

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Gale Directory Library eBooks Library Card Required.

The GDL hosts a variety of directory products that particular libraries can choose from. Use it to search, sort and export information both from current directory editions as well as prior editions that are maintained as searchable backfiles. Multiple directories can be cross-searched. GDL includes Encyclopedia of Associations.

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Gale eBooks eBooks Primary Sources Library Card Required.

Formerly known as Gale Virtual Reference Library. Gale eBooks offers encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Includes reference eBooks, literature resources, and more.

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Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints Library Card Required.

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints is designed for high school students and draws on a variety of sources including the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, to offer pro and con articles, statistics, topic overviews, and primary documents related to controversial topics. Also included are resources for the National Debate topic. 

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Gale OneFile: Educator’s Reference Complete Library Card Required.

A great resource for a variety of educators—from teachers and administrators to those studying in the field at the collegiate and graduate level. It seeks to provide full text for titles in the ERIC database and covers multiple levels of education and every educational specialty, such as technology, bilingual education, health education, and testing, and provides insight on issues in administration, funding, and policy.

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Gale OneFile: Information Science Library Card Required.

Contains valuable content for library science students, information science students, technology professionals, and others. Information Science is updated daily with articles covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology, including usability, cataloging, circulation, business information, and more.

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Gale OneFile: Religion and Philosophy Library Card Required.

Covers topics of philosophies and religions in one comprehensive collection. Researchers will gain valuable insight into the impact religion has had on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language. Updated daily, Religion and Philosophy supports a broad range of topics from theological approaches to social issues.

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Gale Presents: National Geographic Virtual Library 1888-2015 eMagazines & eNews Library Card Required.

National Geographic magazine, the official journal of the National Geographic Society,  built its reputation delivering the highest-quality photojournalism and cartography in the world.

The iconic monthly publication provides unparalleled, in-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science, technology, and more -- making it an essential resource for educators and students as well as general readers. Enjoy unlimited access to the magazine from the first issue in 1888 through 2015 -- every article from every issue, each fully searchable.

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Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep eBooks Library Card Required.

Previously known as Teaching & Education Reference Center plus Career Center (TERC)

Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.  Take a Career Assessment, get career help, and find job listings from Indeed.com.  Use the VisualCV Resume Builder to easily create a professional-looking resume. 

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Gale Presents: Udemy Library Card Required.

Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and personal interests. Connect to 4,000+ on-demand video courses taught by world-class instructors. Courses cover content on leadership and management, coding, design, marketing, IT operations, data science, project management, human resources, sales, accounting and finance, and productivity. Powered by the Udemy for Business collection.

This resource requires that you create an account.  You can log in with an existing Google or Microsoft account, or create an account with Gale Cengage.

NOTE: This resource is only available to users with regular library cards. eCards are not compatible. You can convert your eCard by visiting one of our community libraries.
NOTE: Users must be physically within Alameda County to use this resource.
NOTE: The Udemy for Business app is not currently available for library users.

If you are denied access to this resource, check out our Quick Start Guide

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Gale Primary Sources Primary Sources Library Card Required.

Gale Primary Sources takes users beyond a simple search, allowing them to analyze content using frequency and term-relationship tools. Through intuitive subject-indexing users will discover new material even in the most familiar of content sets.

Searches: 

Gale Primary Sources: Archives of Sexuality & Gender
Gale Primary Sources: Archives Unbound

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Grades 4-8 Educator Resources Center Library Card Required.

Build skills for classroom and homework success. The Grades 4-8 Educator Resources Center helps elementary and middle school educators prepare students for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects. From LearningExpress Library

You will be required to create a LearningExpress Library account to use this resource

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.



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HeritageHub Primary Sources Library Card Required.

Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.

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HeritageQuest Online Library Card Required.

HeritageQuest Online provides a comprehensive collection of genealogical and local history resources. This database
makes it convenient to explore billions of American and international genealogical records dating back to the 1700s —
including unique primary sources, family and local histories, research guides, interactive census maps, and more. Combined
with an easy-to-use search experience, it’s easier than ever for users to discover their ancestors and learn about local people
and places from the past.

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High School Equivalency Center Library Card Required.

Build basic skills, prepare for the GED and HiSET, and get ready to get your High School Diploma. From LearningExpress Library.

You will be required to create a LearningExpress Library account to use this resource.

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

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High School Students Center Library Card Required.

Build skills for classroom and homework success. The High School Students Center helps students in high school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects. From LearningExpress Library

You will be required to create a LearningExpress Library account to use this resource

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.



Homework Central from ProQuest Library Card Required.

Homework Central gives student researchers access to five resources: 

  • CultureGrams: Offers unique, concise cultural information, multimedia, and vital statistics on the countries of the world, US states, and Canadian provinces. (Grades 3-12)
  • eLibrary: Offers a collection of multidisciplinary periodical and digital media content, designed for beginning and intermediate researchers. (Grades 6+)
  • ProQuest Research Companion: eLearning platform offering multimedia-based lessons on information literacy principles including finding, evaluating, and using information. (Grades 8+)
  • SIRS Discoverer: Selected content for novice researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators. (Grades 3-9)
  • SIRS Issues Researcher: Curriculum-aligned database of content organized by complex issues, ideally for middle and high school students and educators. (Grades 6+)

This resource is available courtesy of the California State Library.

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hoopla BingePass – Curiosity Stream Streaming Video Library Card Required.

Check out a Curiosity Stream Bingepass and get a one-week pass to access an ever-growing collection of award-winning original and curated factual films, shows, and series covering science, nature, travel, history, technology, and more.  Checking out a pass will use one of your hoopla monthly checkouts.

After pressing play, you will be redirected to a new browser window to view Curiosity Stream videos.  You will not be required to create an account.
The Curiosity Stream app is not compatible with this offer.

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hoopla BingePass – for Children eAudiobooks eBooks Streaming Video Library Card Required.

hoopla BingePass lets you, well, binge! Entire collections of streaming content are at your fingertips with just one borrow. Each borrow allows you to consume as much content as you want for 7 days. Not done? Check out another pass!

Each Kids' BingePass offers eBooks, eAudiobooks, and/or Streaming video focused on fun subjects, popular publishers, and more.  Check them out!

Current BingePass Options:

  • Reading Corner
  • Kids' Books in Action
  • Hellosaurus
  • Highlights Collection
  • KidzVidz
  • STEAM Powered Kids
  • Cuentos para niños en español
  • Growing Up: Social-Emotional Learning
  • Read-Along to Learn
  • Learn About the World
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hoopla BingePass – Great Courses Streaming Video Library Card Required.

The Great Courses Library Collection is the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment, with hundreds of courses spanning thousands of in-depth video lectures on subjects like Science, Health & Wellness, and much more.
This is part of hoopla's Bingepass collection.  7-day check out.

Access the Great Courses through the hoopla app from your favorite app store.  You can also access it using the hoopla site.

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hoopla BingePass – Hellosaurus Streaming Video Library Card Required.

Incredibly engaging, interactive, and educational, Hellosaurus puts kids ages 2 to 8 in their favorite shows. Featuring popular titles like The Wiggles and Love, Diana, children develop life skills independently and safely by having fun. One borrow gets them all the Hellosaurus they want for 7 days.

You must download the Hellosaurus iOS or Android app to your mobile device to play this content. No signup is needed. 

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hoopla Digital Comics eBooks Library Card Required.

hoopla Digital offers a huge collection of comics and graphic novels from the most popular publishers in the field, including DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Image, and many more. hoopla comics are always available - no waits, no holds! Check out our Quick Start guide.





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iNDIEFLIX – a Libby Extra Streaming Video Library Card Required.

iNDIEFLIX is a streaming movie service that offers access to pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts.

  • Thousands of full-length feature films, shorts, documentaries, and series from around the world
  • Diverse voices, pop culture favorites, and box office hits
  • Award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts
  • Thousands of hours of commercial-free programming
  • Academy Award-winning animation

Get a 7-day pass through this link or in the Libby app under "Extras."  Check out our Quick Start Guide for information and help getting started.

NOTE: Some content may include mature themes and language - viewer discretion is advised.  You will be asked to provide an email address the first time you use iNDIEFLIX.

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JET Magazine Archive eMagazines & eNews Library Card Required.

JET Magazine Archive covers the civil rights movement, politics, education, and other social topics with an African American focus. It includes over 3,000 issues providing a broad view of news, culture, and entertainment from its first issue in 1951 through 2014.

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Job & Career Accelerator Library Card Required.

Whether you’re looking to find a new job in your current field or pursue a career in an exciting new industry, Job & Career Accelerator has the powerful tools and expert guidance to help you through every step of the process to succeed in today's job market. 

You will be required to create a LearningExpress Library account to use this resource.

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

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LearningExpress Library Library Card Required.

Practice taking tests online for the ACT, SAT, GED, and other academic exams. Tests also include civil service, military, law enforcement, real estate, other career exams, and the U.S. Citizenship Test. You will need to register to create a free account with LearningExpress Library so you can access your own exams on repeat visits from your home.

For information about using the LearningExpress Library app, check out our FAQ.

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

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Legal Resource Collection at the Fremont Main Library (in-library-use only) Library Card Required.

This partnership is between the Alameda County Law Library and the Alameda County Library.

Database collection includes: 

NOTE: Westlaw is no longer available at Fremont Main Library. It is still available at Dublin Library.

  • Dissomaster
  • OnLaw
  • Nolo Press eBooks
  • Trellis
  • Lexis Nexis
  • Divorce Solutions California by Nolo Press Occidental (available inside all Alameda County Library branches)
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Libby Extras Library Card Required.

Check out all of our Libby Extras!  You can also find direct links in our AtoZ list by browsing for the name of the Extra.

Our current Extras include:

  • ArtistWorks
  • Classica
  • Craftsy
  • Craftsy en Español
  • The Great Courses
  • iNDIEFLIX
  • Qello

Look at our Quick Start Guide for information about each Extra and help getting started.




LinkedIn Learning Library Card Required.

LinkedIn Learning for Library provides unlimited access to great content from Lynda.com plus courses offered in English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese.
Users of any skill level will find bite-size tutorials or comprehensive courses on hundreds of topics the latest software, creative, and business skills.  All you need to get started is your library card/PIN.

If you choose to use the LinkedIn Learning app, our library ID is aclibrary. For help, check out our Quick Start Guide.

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

NOTE: Due to privacy concerns, the library version of LinkedIn Learning is anonymous.  This means that certificates earned by library users will not have the student's name on them. 

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Living Nations, Living Words: A Map of First Peoples Poetry

This ground-breaking project, launched in celebration of Native American Heritage Month, is an interactive online map that features audio recordings of 47 contemporary Native American poets, including Louise Erdrich, Natalie Diaz, and Ray Young Bear, among many others.  The project was conceived by US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo.

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Magzter Library eMagazines & eNews Library Card Required.

Magzter Library provides thousands of periodicals with diverse content across 40+ topic categories and in over 30 languages.

NOTE: To access Magzter, enter your library card number and PIN.  You will be redirected to the site without having to log in again, but you may have to wait a few seconds for the redirect to complete.

The Magzter app is not currently available for this resource.

For more information and a list of available languages, check out our Quick Start Guide.

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MAS Reference eBook Collection eBooks Library Card Required.

This ebook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general reference subjects for high school students. Topics include biography, history, careers, language arts, literature, government, health, math, science, current events, and social-emotional health.

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MasterFile Complete eMagazines & eNews Library Card Required.

This multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications with full-text information dating as far back as 1922. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Complete also contains full text for more than 1,000 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

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MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection eBooks Library Card Required.

This ebook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general reference subjects. Topics include biography, history, careers, cooking, literature, genealogy, health, parenting, personal finance, politics, architecture, science, current events, social-emotional health, sports, and travel.

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Middle Search Plus eMagazines & eNews Library Card Required.

Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full-text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps, and flags.

 

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Middle Search Reference eBook Collection eBooks Library Card Required.

This eBook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general reference subjects for middle school students. Topics include social studies, math, history, language arts, technology, geography, culture, and science.

 

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Music Online: The Quest TV Collection Streaming Music Streaming Video Library Card Required.

Music Online: The Quest TV Collection, co-created by Quincy Jones & Reza Ackbaraly, offers valuable materials for music history and cultural studies through the preservation of diverse live performances, spanning the evolution of jazz and beyond — representing funk, soul, hip-hop, folk, indie, electronic, blues, and other eclectic world genres. From Alexander Street.

This resource is provided courtesy of the California State Library.

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MyHeritage Primary Sources Library Card Required.

MyHeritage is the place for discovering, sharing, and preserving family history.  It contains records from World Vital Records. 

NOTE: The MyHeritage app is not compatible with the library's subscription at this time.

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Nation Archive eMagazines & eNews Library Card Required.

The Nation Archive contains indexing, abstracting, and full text for the complete archive of The Nation, beginning with its first issue in 1865 through 2020. The Nation is America’s oldest weekly magazine and one of its premier journals of opinion since its inception in 1865. Full Text:07/06/1865 To 12/28/2020.

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National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Primary Sources

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.

Those valuable records are preserved and are available to you, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military service, or are researching a historical topic that interests you

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National Review Archive eMagazines & eNews Library Card Required.

The National Review Archive offers complete indexing & abstracting and full-text coverage for all issues of the journal back to the first issue in 1955 through 2020. The publication consistently provides insightful and unique coverage of political, economic, social, and cultural issues and trends, and remains one of the leading sources in this regard.  Full Text:11/19/1955 To 12/31/2020.

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National Theatre Collection Streaming Video Library Card Required.

National Theatre Collection provides contemporary video productions, modern reinterpretations of classic all featuring acclaimed actors and directors of the highest caliber along with exclusive behind-the-scenes archival content. From Alexander Street.

This resource is provided courtesy of the California State Library.

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