Search thousands of academic journals at once on a broad range of disciplines.
This research database covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present and includes hundreds of full-text history journals and books.
Remote access to Ancestry Library Edition is no longer available. Please visit any San Mateo County Library location where you can access this resource on any public computer or your own internet-enabled device connected to the library's WiFi.
Resources for genealogical and historical research, including military, court, census, birth, marriage, and death records, and more.
This biographical database offers in-depth profiles from Current Biography and World Authors, the periodical coverage of Biography Index and the specialist content of Junior Authors & Illustrators.
Provides thousands of reliable full-text biographies, including the complete full text of Biography Today and Biography, plus narrative biographies not available in other databases
This online database is the go-to site for elementary school research. Fifty-three thousand schools throughout the country use Britannica School to build essential information literacy skills, differentiate instruction, and support STEM education.
Un excelente recurso digital en español que ayuda a enriquecer el aprendizaje de los estudiantes de primaria y secundaria.
Un excelente recurso digital en español que ayuda a enriquecer el aprendizaje de los estudiantes de primaria.
Un excelente recurso digital en español que ayuda a enriquecer el aprendizaje de los estudiantes de secundaria.
This online database is the go-to site for high school research. Fifty-three thousand schools throughout the country use Britannica School to build essential information literacy skills, differentiate instruction, and support STEM education.
This online database is the go-to site for middle school research. Fifty-three thousand schools throughout the country use Britannica School to build essential information literacy skills, differentiate instruction, and support STEM education.
This online database is the go-to site for K-12 research. Fifty-three thousand schools throughout the country use Britannica School to build essential information literacy skills, differentiate instruction, and support STEM education.
Access information from thousands of top business journals covering topics such as marketing, management, accounting, sales, and more.
CA Building Codes, includes Building, Fire, Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical.
CA law consists of 29 codes covering various subject areas.
Information to help you work better with an attorney, and represent yourself in some legal matters.
California missions eBooks that can be read online for free.
When asked for a Username and Password please enter Username: missions Password: missions.
Need to find out about California Mission or California Indians? How about California Governors or Explorers? California Social Studies Fact Cards will help you out with facts at your fingertips for California Indians, Explorers, Missions and Mission life, Ranchos, Datelines and more.
Información para ayudarle a trabajar mejor con un abogado y representarse a sí mismo en algunos asuntos legales.
Summaries and commentary for hundreds of literary classics.
Offers up-to-date business and residential data in the United States. With data axle – reference solutions, you can find jobs, business opportunities, company research, market trends, addresses and phone numbers, and much more.
Use EBSCOhost to select and search reference databases of your choice. This interface is recommended for advanced searchers. For students and general searchers, try one of the Explora databases below:
Students can search multiple databases at once for elementary school research (grades K-5). All full-text articles included are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).
- Primary Search
- Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
- American Heritage Children’s Dictionary
- Topic Overviews K-5
An authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources.
EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit working to eliminate the digital divide by making high-speed, low-cost Internet service and computers, and free digital literacy courses accessible to all unconnected Americans.
Your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Find trusted Weiss Ratings guides to stocks, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), banks, credit unions, and insurance companies online with the Financial Ratings Series powered by Greyhouse Publishing.
Also access a Medigap tool detailing Medicare supplemental insurance options as well as helpful financial literacy resources on subjects such as making a budget, managing debt, and starting a 401K.
Students can explore topics ranging from climate change to automobile emissions. This resource will help you critically analyze important environmental topics that will affect people around the world. Discover more about topics and events such as Earth systems, global change, pollution, and populations. Gale in Context allows for easy selection of content appropriate for different grade levels.
This resource allows middle and high school students to learn complex science concepts with highly visual digital content that includes 3D models and a virtual laboratory experience for students.
Search multiple databases at once covering general interest topics, business resources, literary reference, news articles and more.
- MasterFILE Premier (with Consumer Reports)
- Business Source Complete
- Newspaper Source Plus
- Biography Reference Center
- Topic Overviews Public Libraries
- Associated Press Videos
San Mateo County Libraries now offers a fully accredited online high school diploma and career certification program through Career Online High School (COHS). COHS is available via the internet, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. A limited number of scholarships are available to card holders who are California residents and 19 years of age or older.
Resources for genealogical and historical research, including the U.S. Federal Census, Freedman’s bank records, the PERSI index, and more. Requires 29041, 29731 or 29735 library card.
Students can search multiple databases at once for full-text articles, images, videos, and more for high school research (grades 9-12).
- MAS Complete
- Newspaper Source Plus
- History Reference Center
- Literary Reference Center Plus
- Science Reference Center
- Biography Reference Center
- Topic Overviews 6-12
- Associated Press Videos
The definitive full-text database covering world history (excluding the United States and Canada) from the 15th century to the present.
Contains thousands of reliable resources including primary source documents, biographies, photos, maps, and more.
Contact information for local, state, and federal elected officials.
Includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, as well as thousands of legal forms.
A combined catalog of books from participating public and academic libraries throughout California and Nevada. Members of the LINK+ consortium utilize a single searchable catalog to seamlessly borrow books from each other. Requires "29041" or "29047" library card.
This full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing.
Search and browse full-text articles from magazines, reference books, and other primary source documents.
Health information from the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine.
Información de salud de los Institutos Nacionales de Salud y la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina.
Students can search multiple databases at once for full-text articles for middle school research (grades 6-8). All full-text articles included are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).
- Middle Search Plus
- Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
- Topic Overviews 6-12
Morningstar is a respected tool for collecting financial information, obtaining portfolio analysis, learning about investment options and reading financial news commentary. Find data on over 14,500 stocks, 24,800 mutual funds, 1,500 exchange-traded funds, and 700 closed-end funds. Also find analyst reports on over 3,500 securities, offering in-depth background and analyst opinions on top investments. Requires a 29041, 29731 or 29735 library card.
Engage elementary and middle school students with age-appropriate digital content on exciting subjects such as science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.
72-hour complimentary, unlimited access pass to the full edition of The New York Times online and eligible apps without a subscription. Find all regular newspaper content, photography, and videos dating back from 1851 to the present. Personalize your access through email newsletters, mobile apps, and customizable news feeds and recommendations. Mandarin and Spanish versions are also available.
To get started, register for a free account either by being logged into smcl.org or from within a San Mateo County Libraries location using a library computer or using your own device on the library WiFi. Once registered, you will be able to enjoy your 72-hour access pass from anywhere by logging in with the same email and password entered during registration.
After your 72-hour pass expires, you may activate a new pass by visiting the pass activation page while once again being logged into smcl.org or from within a San Mateo County Libraries location using a library computer or using your own device on the library WiFi.
Search full-text articles from over 1,200 newspapers, newswires, and news magazines.
Search current and archived issues of local newspapers for full-text news articles, editorials, events, people, government, sports and more. Search each paper individually or search all six local papers at the same time using the links below. Requires a 29041, 29731 or 29735 library card.
- San Francisco Chronicle, opens a new window – 1/1/1985-present (no obituaries included)
- San Mateo County Times, opens a new window – 9/15/2001-present
- San Mateo Daily Journal, opens a new window – 10/2/2000-present
- San Jose Mercury News, opens a new window – 6/1/1985-present
- Half Moon Bay Review, opens a new window – 8/15/1997-present
- Pacifica Tribune, opens a new window – 9/24/2003-present (no data 9/10/2009-6/6/2012)
- Search all six local papers at the same time., opens a new window
Helps children grades K-8, parents, & teachers identify books appropriate for children's reading abilities and interests. Find suggestions for new fiction, nonfiction and audiobooks. Requires a 29041, 29731 or 29735 library card.
Tell NoveList what you like to read, and it will suggest similar books you might like! Find new fiction, nonfiction, and even audiobooks and authors based on your old favorites. Requires a 29041, 29731 or 29735 library card.
Contains resources that present diverse perspectives on important issues and events.
A highly specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians, and education researchers.
Designed to bring instant results to users across thousands of journals, magazines, newspapers, videos, reports, and other types of content. This multidisciplinary resource brings together some of ProQuest’s most used databases in education, humanities, psychology, science, social sciences, and news.
An online resource of reports on 209 countries, each U.S. state, and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories. Reports contain information on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people, as well as audio, video, images, maps, infographics, and classroom exercises.
A reference collection of periodical and digital media content designed to support middle and high school students, college-prep and college-level researchers, and professional educators.
ProQuest is used by researchers and librarians around the world. Through its partnerships, ProQuest has built a growing content collection that now encompasses 90,000 authoritative sources, six billion digital pages and spans six centuries.
Supports information literacy, writing, and research skills instruction occurring in libraries, classrooms, and online learning environments.
A general reference database providing safe, reliable, curriculum-aligned content and features for use by students and educators in Primary and early Secondary schools.
Delivers the pros and cons on social issues with relevant, credible information. Analyses and opinions hand selected from thousands of national and international sources such as newspaper and magazine articles, videos, charts, maps, statistics, primary sources and government documents.
Redwood City Public Library Online Resources (Students Only) Business Directories Courses & Tutorials Dictionaries eBooks/eAudiobooks eMagazines eMusic Encyclopedias eVideos Games Magazines Manuals Newspapers Readers' Advisory Reference Study Guides Tests
Students can access all of Redwood City Public Library's eResources using their Empower Card. Requires 29731 or 29735 library card.
Este base de datos de texto completo en español cubre temas dentro y fuera de la academia y ofrece contenido de una variedad de fuentes, incluidos libros de referencia, revistas de interés general e informes de salud.
The Civil Grand Jury serves as an ombudsperson for the citizens of San Mateo County. The jury may receive and investigate complaints by individuals regarding the actions or performances of county or public officials. The yearly Final Reports and responses are available online starting from 1998.
Rules and regulations for a wide variety of situations and issues as handled in San Mateo County.
Designed specifically for junior and senior high schools, Science Reference Center is an excellent source of reliable information on life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, technology and more.
Database of nonprofit and public services available to people who live or work in San Mateo County.
Professional educators can search multiple databases at once for full-text articles from peer-reviewed education journals and educational reports.
- Professional Development Collection
Provides multimedia content to complement children's and young adult books. Resources include audiobook readings, author videos, book discussion guides and lesson plans for over 40,000 books in English and Spanish.
Find lesson plans, discussion questions, novel units, reader's theater scripts, and other instructional support for the books you're reading in any K–12 classroom.
- Ready-to-use and vetted for quality to save you time
- Stimulate discussions about the books you're teaching
- Use for book clubs and to prompt conversation about books at home
- Choose from thousands of guides for both fiction and nonfiction
- Great for new educators and teachers-in-training
Compile, organize, analyze, and share instructional materials associated with the books in your curriculum.
- Create your own booklists
- Manage text sets
- Analyze text complexity differentiation
- Seamlessly edit, sequence, and annotate lists
- Immediately have instructional materials
- Distribute lists with QR codes, emails, or permanent links
Have the author reveal, anytime, the author's purpose, writing, and research processes with these TeachingBooks.net exclusively created primary source materials.
Have ready-to-use vocabulary lists — often organized by chapter — for the books that you're teaching. Vocabulary lists include:
- Example sentences pulled from each book
- Audio pronunciations
Get to know the latest award-winning books with exclusive primary source recordings that introduce students to authentic writing and research processes.
Include diverse cultural experiences in your instruction as reflected in quality fiction and nonfiction books.
- Identify exceptional multicultural books for all content areas
- Bring culture and race to the forefront of literary conversations with authentic, primary source instructional materials
Voter’s Edge California is a comprehensive, nonpartisan online guide to elections covering federal, state, and local races in the state of California.
With Voter’s Edge California, voters can:
- Access their full, personalized ballot by entering their address.
- Get in-depth information on candidates, measures, and who supports them.
- View candidate biographies, top priorities, answers to questions, photos, policy videos, endorsements, and detailed information about who funds their campaigns.
- Browse unbiased explanations of ballot measures; find out who supports, opposes, and funds them.
- Check where, when, and how to vote, including information on their local polling locations.
- Keep track of their choices to make voting easier.
- Share information about the election with friends and family.
A joint project of MapLight and the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (LWVCEF).
Voter’s Edge California es una guía integral para las elecciones, sin ninguna afiliación partidista y disponible en línea, que cubre las contiendas federales, estatales y locales en el estado de California.
Con Voter’s Edge California, los votantes podrán:
- Tener acceso detallado y personalizado a su boleta electoral al ingresar su dirección
- Obtener información detallada sobre los candidatos, las iniciativas de ley y quién los apoya.
- Ver las biografías de los candidatos, sus prioridades, respuestas a preguntas, fotografías, videos políticos, respaldos e información detallada acerca de quién financia sus campañas.
- Explorar las explicaciones imparciales de las iniciativas de ley en la boleta electoral; saber quién las apoya, se opone a ellas y las financia.
- Revisar dónde, cuándo y cómo votar, incluida la información sobre la ubicación de los lugares de votación locales.
- Dar seguimiento a sus opciones para hacer que el proceso de votación sea más sencillo.
- Compartir información acerca de las elecciones con familiares y amigos.
Voter’s Edge California (VEC) es un proyecto conjunto de MapLight y la League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (LWVCEF).
An engaging, interactive, gamified and trustworthy online learning experience for grades pre-K through high school. A suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, educational games, pictures, audio, maps and video, complemented by children’s ebooks, current periodicals and related Web sites.
Perfect for school reports and research papers. There are different portals for different age ranges and includes Spanish resources for elementary school users.
Search the library catalogs of thousands of worldwide public, school, academic, law, health and other libraries.
Yewno Discover is a research tool that augments reference databases and keyword searching. Yewno allows users to browse for information and ideas through a visual map called a Knowledge Map, suggesting other related concepts. Drawing on Yewno's databases, users can then review, build upon, and refine their search by making connections between related concepts.