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Alameda County Resource Directory - This easy-to-use, compact directory of information on County resources and services is designed to give citizens an overview of County services and provide a direction to services they need. The directory was compiled in collaboration with representatives from each County agency providing help in identifying what types of issues and questions citizens present when they call Alameda County phone operators and/or agency offices. This is the first edition of the directory. The on-line directory will be updated twice a year by the General Services Agency/Communications staff.

Gale Directory Library - The Gale Directory Library 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. Or users can mine individual directories for the particular kinds of data they contain, such as financial information for companies, circulation figures for publications, and much more. Gale Directory Library includes Encyclopedia of Associations.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia - A general encyclopedia for grades 6 and up.

Grzimek's Animal Life - Grzimek's Animal Life on the web provides students and researchers with a dynamic, interactive resource that fosters discussion and critical thinking. This product uses the content from the encyclopedia to provide unequaled coverage on more than 4,000 species, and includes more than 11,000 images, videos, illustrations, and maps.

New Book of Knowledge - Now available through Grolier Multimedia. The New Book of Knowledge is an encyclopedia and current events information for grades 3 and up.

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