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Articles and Databases


The library offers many thousands of dollars' worth of online subscriptions at the click of a mouse. Articles can be e-mailed, printed or downloaded.

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Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles
Read articles from thousands of magazines & journals and major newspapers.

Databases by Topic

   • Books, Authors & Literary Criticism
   • Business & Investments
   • California
   • Chinese E-Magazines
   • Cooking, Gardening, Home & Travel
   • Countries & States
   • eBooks & eAudioBooks
   • Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Directories
   • English & Spanish Language
   • For Students & Teachers
   • Genealogy
   • Health & Medicine
   • History & Biography
• Jobs/Career
• Language Learning
• Law and Legal Forms
• Maps
• Music Library
• Science and Technology
• Social Issues
• Sports
• Statistics
• Telephone Directories
• Test Preparation
• Video


All Databases: Complete alphabetical list of the online resources

If you experience problems accessing our electronic resources from outside Alameda County Library. Check the Articles & Databases remote access Troubleshooting Tips page for answers to common problems.