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Search thousands of academic journals at once on a broad range of disciplines.
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.
Calm is an online service that provides guided meditations, courses, stories, music, and other helpful tools to manage stress and mental health. Calm is available both via the web, opens a new window and through a mobile app. See below links. Requires 29041, 29731 or 29735 library card.
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. Simply click on the link 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.
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 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.
Search multiple databases at once covering general interest topics, business resources, literary reference, news articles and more.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ayuada con Referencia Latina (en inglés), opens a new window
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.
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:
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.
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