Search thousands of academic journals at once on a broad range of disciplines.
Explore and stay informed on local, national and international topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources from around the world to around the corner, including The San Mateo Daily Journal. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.
The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, from the early 18th century to today.
Level up your career with access to 5000+ courses and certifications taught by industry experts from leading universities. Courses include in-demand skills and certifications like data science, machine learning & AI, management essentials, and much more. To register for the first time, simply click on the link in the title above, fill in your name, email address, zip code, and library. You will then be prompted to enter your library barcode and PIN.
If you've already registered through the library, you can access your courses by simply going to https://www.coursera.org/.
It is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.
Get crafting with Creativebug! You can choose from 5000+ online classes taught by crafting artists and ranging on subjects from painting and drawing to canning and preserving. You can take classes, get inspiration, and participate in the daily practice series. If you have the time, check out Creativebug Television (CBTV), where you can get a behind the scenes look at some of the artists featured on Creativebug. Requires 29041, 29731 or 29735 library card.
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:
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
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 experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.
Search and browse full-text articles from magazines, reference books, and other primary source documents.
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
Contains resources that present diverse perspectives on important issues and events.
Provides authoritative, full-text eBooks in a wide range of subject areas along with powerful tools to find, use, and manage the information. Subjects covered: Business & Economics; Computers & IT; Education; Engineering & Technology; History & Political Science; Humanities; Interdisciplinary & Area Studies; Language, Literature & Linguistics; Law, International Relations & Public Policy; Life Sciences; Medical; Nursing & Allied Health; Physical Sciences; Psychology & Social Work; Religion, Philosophy & Classics; Sociology & Anthropology.
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.
A general reference database providing safe, reliable, curriculum-aligned content and features for use by students and educators in Primary and early Secondary schools.
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.
An online learning platform for San Mateo County Libraries cardholders who want to improve work-related skills or further develop a personal interest. Users can search through more than 4,000 continuously updated, on-demand video courses across 75 categories in business, technology, design, health, mindfulness, and more. Requires 29041, 29731 or 29735 library card.
To Use the App:
- Download the Udemy for Business app in the View available apps below.
- Open the app and enter gale.udemy.com as the organization account and click Next.
- Under Find Your Institution select Public Library and search for San Mateo County Library.
- Click San Mateo County Library and you’ll be taken to the screen where you can enter your library card number and click Sign In.
- You’ll be taken to the screen where you can sign in using a Google or Microsoft account.
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.