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Academic OneFile - Covers physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Articles are in PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.

America the Beautiful - Now available through Grolier Multimedia. Look for America the Beautiful on the left side of the page. America the Beautiful has comprehensive information on any of the U.S. states and territories. For grades 4 and up.

A to Z Maps Online - A database of world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. New maps are added to the collection every month. The maps are royalty-free and may be used by students, administrators, library members, and businesses for: school reports, business reports, posters, multi-media presentations, and just about any other use imaginable.

A to Z the USA - Information is excellent for business and students. Find demographics, crime statistics, geography, local media, and so much more.

Best of History - Best of History Web Sites aims to provide quick, convenient, and reliable access to the best history-oriented resources online in a wide range of categories. BOHWS has been designed to benefit history teachers and their students, but general history enthusiasts will benefit from the site as well. Best of History Web Sites contains links to over 1200 history-related web sites that have been reviewed for quality, accuracy, and usefulness. Included are links to K-12 history lesson plans, teacher guides, activities, games, quizzes, and more.

Biography Resource Center - Essays, articles and web sites provide extensive information on 220,000 noteworthy people from many countries and throughout history, including the present. In addition to searching by name, you can also search by occupation, nationality, ethnicity or time period.

Brainfuse - Free tutoring for students of all ages. Expert tutors in Math, Science, Social Studies, Writing and English via the Internet. Every day 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Educators 200 Collection - For future teachers and administrators, this set includes over 250 titles covering the latest technologies, developments, instruction and coaching breakthroughs.

FREE - Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - Essays, articles and web sites provide extensive information on 220,000 noteworthy people from many countries and throughout history, including the present. In addition to searching by name, you can also search by occupation, nationality, ethnicity or time period.

Global Road Warriors - Find maps, culture, media and holidays of the world.

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia - Grolier Multimedia includes the Grolier Encyclopedia (Grade 6+), America the Beautiful (Grade 4+) and New Book of Knowledge (Grade 3+). Select from the list on the left side of the page.

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.

Learning Express Library - Practice taking tests online with immediate scoring for 4th grade, 8th grade, Advanced Placement, SAT and other academic exams. Also includes SAT Exam Success Course. You will need to register to create a free account with LearnATest so you can access your own exams on repeat visits from your home.

Literature Resource Center - Combines Gale Group's core literary databases in a single online service. You'll find in-depth information on the lives and writings of 120,000 authors from all time periods along with critical reaction to their works.

LitFinder - Covering world literature and authors throughout history, LitFinder contains a wealth of literary works including over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. For students or patrons seeking a deeper view into literature, LitFinder also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more!

NeoK12 - NeoK12 catalogs free online educational videos. Each video is watched and reviewed to ensure they are accurate, safe and appropriate for K-12 kids.
Search by subject or keyword.

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.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center - Designed for high school students, this 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.

Pop Culture Collection - This collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art, or liberal arts course. 100 periodicals, predominantly full-text.

Social Studies Fact Cards On-Line - Quick information sources on subjects studied in California schools related to California, Missions, United States and World history for grades 4 and up.

Student Resource Center - Contains a selection of primary documents, topical essays and multimedia images designed to complement the curriculum of high school students.

Teacher Reference Center (TRC) - This index of over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books is now also offered free via the EBSCOhost platform. This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics, and more for K-12 Teachers & Librarians.

Tuition Funding Sources - Tuition Funding Sources is a private website designed to help students find scholarships, college and career information. TFS offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 Billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career inform Tuition Funding Sources is a private website designed to help students find scholarships, college and career information. TFS offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 Billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information.

Pepsi-Cola sponsors the TFS program nationwide. Pepsi-Cola and TFS have been helping students find scholarships and other sources of financial aid for more than 20 years. Please note: you must begin an account with TFS and link through the Alameda County Library website by using the Login link. Further information is available from the FAQs page, including the privacy policy.

TumbleBooks Library - A collection of animated, talking picture books, reading comprehension quizzes, educational games, and teacher resources. Also included is a Spanish and French language learning section and the option to view the site in Spanish, Chinese and French.

TumbleTalkingBooks
TumbleTalkingBooks are ebooks for adults, teens and children. TTB contains mysteries, sci-fi, westerns, romance, classic, non-fiction and more. TumbleTalkingBooks allows you to listen to or download your favorite audio books with just a click of a button. Listen online, bookmark your spot, or download the book and access your books offline at your convenience.

You can download the books to any PC/MAC laptop, notebook, desktop, and to Android tablets. Downloads are for a 90-day loan period and you may borrow as many books at the same time as you like! You will first have to download the free TumblePad 2.0 reading software.

Please note: TumbleTalkingBooks cannot be downloaded to iPods, mp3 players or copied to a CD.

 

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