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Find articles in many areas of academic study including the sciences, engineering, math, social sciences and humanities.

Comprehensive collection of biographies, including actors, authors, composers, explorers, historical figures, world leaders, inventors, musicians, and many others.

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A collection of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for research which includes Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, Readymade Job Search Letters, Grizmek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia, the Ancient World, Dictionary of American History, Fashion Costume and Culture, the Greenwood Library of World Folktales, the Gale Encyclopedia of Science and more.

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Get live online homework help from an expert tutor. For students of all ages, in English or Spanish. Monday – Friday 1pm -10pm PST. Also includes a writing lab, test center, live skill building, foreign language lab and adult learning center.

Comprehensive resource with information on thousands of authors and their works, including literary criticism, biographies and bibliographies.

Online language learning program in a variety of languages, focusing on everyday conversational skills. Also includes English as a second language.

Research tool designed for high school students, containing articles from many popular magazines.

Comprehensive resource offering articles from academic journals, magazines, reference books and primary source documents.

Research tool designed for middle school students, containing articles from many popular magazines and reference books. Articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

Find articles from many current newspapers, including Marin Independent Journal, Christian Science Monitor, The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The Times (UK), USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times and others. Also includes TV and radio news transcripts from major broadcasting networks. See also ProQuest Newspapers.

Get recommended reading suggestions by entering a title or author to find similar books. Explore reading lists and book discussion guides.

Get recommended reading suggestions for K-8 graders by entering a title or author to find similar books. Explore reading lists, award-winner lists and book discussion guides.

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Find articles from current major national and international newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. See also Newspaper Source Plus.

Research tool designed for Middle and High School students, including articles from magazines and reference books. Articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

Explore articles on social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics. Sources include international & regional newspapers, magazines, polls, pamphlets and government information.