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Explore the library's subscription online resources below for magazine articles, reading recommendations, plus legal, student, consumer, and health research.


Live Tutoring, Homework Help, and Skill Building. Communicate with Tutors through Chat Window and Shared Whiteboard. Tutors are available Monday through Sunday from 1:00pm - 10:00pm PST. Log in with your Library card number. First time users will be prompted to set-up an account. Brainfuse HelpNOW! JobNOW! is generously supported by the Placer County Literacy Support Council!

JobScout: Take Lessons. Earn Badges. Find Work.

JobScout: Take Lessons. Earn Badges. Find Work. Learn the basic Internet skills you'll need to find a job. Includes a Resume Builder, a Job Search  Function & the One-Stop Job Shop. Save job listings, send your Resume Builder resume directly to employers with a form cover letter, and maintain a schedule of the interviews you acquire. 

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EbscoHost Magazine Research Databases and Index Find  magazine articles and more. Includes Consumer Reports. Login is your library card number.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library  Download ebook articles anytime from trusted, authoritative reference works. Password is your library card number.

  • Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia 
  • American Decades (includes Primary Sources such as speeches, scripts, and letters)
  • Complete Human Diseases and Conditions 
  • Encyclopedia of Global Warming
  • Countries and their Cultures
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations 
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States

 Legal Information Reference Center logo

Legal Information Reference Center A self-help law resource that contains more than 225 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. Password = county in which you reside.

Download audiobooks and eBooks from Overdrive

Download eBooks & Audiobooks Books and audiobooks for download at no cost. Read or listen to selected titles from your home PC or Mac or from a number of portable devices. Now available for Kindle. Sign in with your library card number and PIN. (Need help with your PIN? Try the FAQ page.)


Be your own Reader's Advisor. If you like fiction, you'll love Novelist! Login is your library card number.

Kids Search powered by EBSCOhost

Kids Search Designed for youth in grades K - 8. Research information from magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias and more! Login is your library card number.

Student Research Center powered by EBSCOhost

Student Research Center Research tools for junior high and high school students. Sources include magazines, newspapers and encyclopedias. Login is your library card number.

TumbleBooks: Books that read to you!

TumbleBook Library Children's Books that read to you... Click on the link and read along with us!


If you like TumbleBooks, you'll love the ELF™ Child-Safe Browser. Put the Library's Early Literacy Station educational games and links on your own computer. Click on the Elf above to be taken to instructions for downloading.

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