Search thousands of academic journals at once on a broad range of disciplines.
Homework, Education, & Testing
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
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- 10 car practice tests
- 6 motorcycle practice tests
- 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests
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- An FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions
Need a Driver License Handbook? You can get them in different languages from CA.gov, opens a new window.
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.
Summaries and commentary for hundreds of literary classics.
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:
An authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources.
Your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
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.
Connect live with an expert tutor for homework help in English & Spanish, seven days a week
from 1 PM – 10 PM PST. Kindergarten - Adult. Requires "29041" 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
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- 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.
This full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing.
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. Requires "29041" library card.
Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin, Cantonese, Greek, Italian, Korean & more. Mango can also help second language learners learn English and is available for those speaking Chinese and Spanish. Requires "29041" library card.
Search and browse full-text articles from magazines, reference books, and other primary source documents.
Search full-text articles from over 1,200 newspapers, newswires, and news magazines.
Contains resources that present diverse perspectives on important issues and events.
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You can learn online or on the go with the app (see links to download below) for your mobile device! You must register an account with Pronunciator to use the app.
Offers up-to-date business and residential data in the United States. With ReferenceUSA, you can find jobs, business opportunities, company research, market trends, addresses and phone numbers, and much more.
This full-text Spanish-language database covers subjects inside and outside academia and offers content from a variety of sources, including reference books, general interest magazines, and health reports.
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 best IT and technology eBooks from the best authors and publishers.
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.
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.
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- 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
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- 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:
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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
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.
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.