eLibrary

You can access these resources from home with a library card

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Ancestry Library Edition.  IN LIBRARY USE ONLY.

Provides resources for genealogical and historical research.

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Access billions of names in thousands of genealogical databases including Census and Vital Records, birth, marriage and death notices, the Social Security Death Index, Passenger lists and naturalizations, Military and Holocaust Records, City Directories, New York Emigrant Savings Bank records, and African American and Native American Records. Library version of Ancestry.com.

Auto Repair Source (EBSCO)

Supplies the most accurate, authoritative, and up-to-date service and repair info for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.

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Featuring original equipment manufacturers content from MOTOR. This database includes service and repair procedures, wiring diagrams, technical service bulletins and recalls, maintenance schedules, specifications, diagnostic trouble codes, labor estimates, parts pricing, and component locations – everything needed to keep your vehicle running smoothly!

Britannica Escolar

Britannica Escolar is the leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish.

Bienvenido a Britannica Escolar, un recurso informativo para la educación primaria y secundaria que es seguro, actualizado y apropiado para cada nivel educativo.

This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

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Offers a primary school encyclopedia with 2,000 articles, images, and videos in Spanish and learning materials in Spanish designed specifically for students in elementary and middle school. Content is organized by grade levels to help improve student achievement, provide differentiated instruction, and maximize the use of technology in the classroom.

Britannica Fundamentals

Find interactive learning for pre-K through grade 2.  Includes literacy and math games, read-aloud books, drawing, and geographical exploration.

This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Britannica School Edition

Offers thousands of up-to-date articles, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools. Three separate databases for Elementary, Middle School, or High School provide age-appropriate materials.

This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Coursera

Offers more than 3,800 cutting edge courses taught by top instructors from leading universities and companies. Placer County Library users can sign up for Coursera access on the California State Library page.  Note: Requires creating an account using your name and email address.

This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

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Provides learners with access to more than 5,000 courses and certifications led by top businesses, universities, and organizations. Courses include: English for Business and Entrepreneurship (ESL), Foundations of Public Health Practice, Become an EMT, Bookkeeping Basics, Introduction to Google Docs, Design a Restaurant Menu, Food and Beverage Management, Branding: The Creative Journey. Contains “Gateway Certification,” a program for people without a college degree and with no experience in the field, built by leading companies such as Google, Facebook, and Salesforce. Offers subtitles in more than 50 languages.

CultureGrams (ProQuest)

Find information on more than 200 countries around the world and learn about the 50 states. The Kids Edition teaches upper-elementary- and middle school-age children more about the world around them. Each report contains images, historical timelines and fun facts, along with sections on history, population, “life as a kid,” games and sports, education and more.

This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, each concise, reliable and up-to-date report is written and reviewed by local experts, providing users with unique, intimate cultural details from a real insider’s perspective. World Edition contains primary-source reports on 209 countries and territories—including every United Nations member state—focusing on 25 cultural categories, including language, personal appearance, greetings, visiting, family, life cycle and more. States and Provinces Editions feature colorful, easy-to-read reports that describe the diversity and history of each U.S. state, the District of Columbia and all 13 provinces of Canada. Each report includes maps, flags and symbols, as well as sections on history, economy, geography, population, indigenous peoples and recipes. Teaching Activities, Curriculum Standards and Training Resources are available. 

Explora (EBSCO)

Access magazines articles, encyclopedias, Consumer Reports, and more in one search.  Current events, arts, biography, business and careers, culture, geography, health, literature and science are just a few of the topics covered. Explora also offers information for the elementary through high school grade level. 

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Explora provides research collections on thousands of topics to help you find the information you need quickly and easily with easy-to-use features and reliable content grouped into browsable categories. You can search hundreds of professional journals, popular magazines, reference books, images, primary sources, and more by keyword or by topic.

Gale In Context:  Environmental Studies

Explore comprehensive information on environmental studies through case studies, news, background information, primary source documents, video, statistics, and more. Updated daily, this resource offers nearly 400 topic, state, and province pages across the science, social studies, and humanities curriculum, including Water Privatization, Ecotourism, Air Pollution, Green Economy, and more.

This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

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From climate change to automobile emissions, today’s environmental issues determine the destiny of tomorrow’s world. Gale In Context: Environmental Studies provides users with comprehensive information, empowering learners to critically analyze and understand important topics that affect people around the world. Explore topics and events within Earth systems, global change, pollution, populations, and more.

Gale Interactive: Science

Middle and high school students can investigate science from every angle with interactive 3D biology, chemistry, earth science and human anatomy models. This virtual lab resource allows zooming in, rotating, or pulling models apart to explore and experiment with complex scientific topics. 

This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

GetSetUp

Explore this social learning platform for individuals 50+ taught by peers.  Virtual live classes center on digital learning, vocational health, social health, physical health, and mental health.  

This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

HelpNow (Brainfuse)

Access free live tutoring, homework help, and skill building for all ages and levels, in every K-12 subject. Expert tutors are available every day 24/7 in English, math and writing support, and from 1:00 -10:00 p.m. PST daily in all other subjects. Log in with your library card number. 

This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

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Brainfuse offers personalized academic assistance, a 24/7 Writing Lab, practice tests for skills-building (including SAT preparation), adult learning content (GED), and much more including Foreign Language Lab /Spanish-Speaking Support.

Also check out Brianfuse's VetNow for job seeker resources for Veterans and non-Veterans, and other live support. 

Hoopla

Stream eAudiobooks, movies, music, comics, eBooks, and television shows and immediately begin watching, listening or reading.

Kanopy

Stream films, documentaries, TV series, Great Courses, and children's content on-demand.  You will need your library card number and 4-digit PIN in order to set up an account.

Learning Express

Locate online practice exams for professional certifications, academic admissions, job related and more. Online interactive practice exams covering adult basic, academic, job related, civil service and more. Now includes ESL Spanish Basic Skills Course.

This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Libby

Borrow and download eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines for free through your library. Browse thousands of options including English and Spanish language materials. Available as an app to use on your mobile device, or use Libby in your web browser at libbyapp.com.

Library to Go by OverDrive

Borrow and download eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines for free! Both Libby and Library to Go by OverDrive allow you to borrow and read the same digital content from Placer County Library, but they look and feel different. If you prefer to use an app to access your eBooks and whatnot, use Libby instead!

LinkedIn Learning

Access this award-winning learning site taught by recognized industry experts. Videos, tutorials, and course content offered in several different languages. 

This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

National Geographic for Kids (Gale)

Discover animals, places, people, and science in this kid-friendly resource.

New York Times (at home)

Check out a free 72-hour pass to access New York Times articles and content from home or on the go. 

This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

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Features direct access to nytimes.com from 1851 to right now, including: all regular newspaper content (articles, editorials, etc.); all multimedia, including video, photography, VR features, and all new multimedia to come; Spanish and Mandarin Chinese versions of nytimes.com; and personalized access, including e-mail newsletters such as California Today, mobile apps* for phones and tablets, with customizable news feeds, and article recommendations based on topics you most commonly read about.

Northstar Digital Literacy

Learn new computer and technology skills with these online, self-guided modules. Designed for adults wanting to improve their digital literacy or for English language learners.

This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

NoveList K-8 Plus (EBSCO)

Helps kids find books for their reading level, similar series and authors, and interests. Includes some non-fiction titles. NoveList’s unique story elements like appeal, genre, and theme help you understand what about a book your readers love, and help them find more that are just their style. Need a list of books by topic or unit of study? Or to build a book display? Teach with books? NoveList K8 Plus includes education and inspiration at your fingertips.

NoveList Plus (EBSCO)

Find fiction and non-fiction print book read-alikes and audiobook listen-alikes with this robust tool to help find readers of all ages their next favorite book.

Palace Project

Search, browse, download and read in one elegant app.  Download the Palace Project app on the App store or Google Play.

ProQuest eLibrary

Identify more than 11,000 Research Topics and find information on a vast array of people, places, historical events and eras, literary genres, current events, and broad curricular themes.

This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

SIRS Discoverer (ProQuest)

Covers curriculum areas such as reading, language arts, science, social studies, history, health and technology, making it a great general reference database for upper elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators.

This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

SIRS Issues Researcher (ProQuest)

Locate information on 360+ key controversial issues. Offers background and analysis as well as pro/con of the issues. 

This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.


TeachingBooks

Explore thousands of fiction and nonfiction book resources used in the K–12 environment.

This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.


TeachingBooks for Libraries

A collection of literary resources for children and young adults, including book lists, author readings, book trailers, supplemental resources, and more. 

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An easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. This online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books for youth, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.

This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Tumble Book Library

 An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. Tumble Book Library is created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music, and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. Each story comes with puzzles and games geared to ensure reading comprehension.

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Read-Along Books: Now older students or more accomplished readers can read the collection of read-along chapter books. Read-along titles feature narration, sentence highlighting, and automatic page turning.

Language Learning: The Tumble Book Library features a growing selection of books in Spanish and French. The language drop down menu allows users to view the entire website in Spanish or French. Instructions, news and descriptions of books are all in Spanish or French. Helpful for ESL, Bilingual, and French and Spanish programs.

USA Learns

USA Learns has these free English classes for you! Learn English speaking, listening, vocabulary, pronunciation, reading, writing and grammar. The Access America course is geared towards those who are new to the United States and can help you learn about living in the U.S. You can also practice English vocabulary and grammar.

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Free website funded by the U.S. Department of Education to support immigrants who want to learn or improve their English skills as they become part of American society. The site consists of three unique programs: First English Course - a 20-unit, video-based beginner-level course; Second English Course - a 20-unit, video-based intermediate-level course (English for All videos); and, Practice English and Reading - 44 intermediate-level stories and activities. Designed as an online tool for learning English outside of a classroom, the site offers contextualized practice activities in listening, reading, writing, speaking and life skills necessary for success at work and in the community. All instructional materials are online

VetNow (Brainfuse) 

Includes real-time job support for veterans and non-veterans such as live resume and interview coaching, resume templates and resources, and unemployment assistance. Free live online help for Veterans and their families include connecting with an expert to learn more about eligible VA benefits and community resources and getting help to transition your resume from military to civilian careers.

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