Search thousands of academic journals at once on a broad range of disciplines.
Business, Associations, & Finance
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.
Access information from thousands of top business journals covering topics such as marketing, management, accounting, sales, and more.
Coursera Courses & Tutorials
Note: This resource is no longer active. This resource was previously available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library. Patrons who previously registered for access prior to the end date can log in by going directly to the Coursera website, opens a new window.
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:
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.
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
Live real-time homework assistance is available for California K-12 students 24 hours a day by laptop, tablet or phone from qualified tutors using state curriculum and standards. 24/7 assistance is available in English and Spanish for Language Arts and Mathematics.
Every day between 10:00 AM and 10:00 PM, assistance is available in core K-12 subjects in the following languages:
Tutors can provide a virtual whiteboard, conduct live audio interactions with students and work with learners on a wide range of concepts. Students are expected to work through the content and learn from the feedback. Tutors do not provide answers — they provide guidance and help. All tutors have passed background checks and possess, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree.
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
Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning! Read more about this upgrade on our blog.
A constantly growing library of more than 8,500 courses in streaming video format with 40-60 new courses added weekly. Subjects covered range from 3D + Animation, Audio, Business including Office and Google software, Design, Developer, Photography and Video, and Web and Social Media. Videos use screenshots, narration, live-action, smart boards, charts and graphics, audio, and include captioning. Courses are available for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced learning tracks. This year’s subscription to LinkedIn Learning is funded through the California State Library.
To use the mobile app:
- Download the LinkedIn Learning app for iOS, opens a new window or Android, opens a new window.
- Tap Sign in
- Tap Sign in with your Library Card under the Continue button.
- Enter smcl when prompted to Enter your Library ID and tap Continue.
- Sign in with your 29041, 29731 or 29735 library card and PIN.
This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.
Search and browse full-text articles from magazines, reference books, and other primary source documents.
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.
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.
O’Reilly for Public Libraries is an online learning resource designed to help you understand the latest technologies and business strategies. You get unlimited access to over 50,000 technology eBooks as well as video courses, case studies from top companies, learning paths, expert playlists, and more—with nearly 1,000 topics to explore in technology and business.
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.
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.
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.
Skillshare Courses & Tutorials
Note: This resource is no longer active. This resource was previously available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library. Patrons who previously registered for access prior to the end date can log in by going directly to the Skillshare website, opens a new window.
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.