A - Z list of Resources

Ancestry (library edition)  IN LIBRARY USE ONLY

Provides resources for genealogical and historical research.

Auto Repair Source

Supplies the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair info for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.

Book Connections

Adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books.

Brainfuse

Obtain free live tutoring, homework help, and skill building. Tutors available every day from 1:00 -10:00 p.m. Log in with your library card number. Supported by the Placer County Literacy Support Council.


Brittanica School Edition

Offers thousands of up-to-date articles, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools. Three separate databases for Elementary, Middle school or High School provide age-appropriate materials.


Brittanica Escolar

Provides a Spanish language encyclopedia with 2,000 articles, images, multimedia and maps.  Divided into two sections - elementary and middle school.  

Brittanica Fundamentals

Find interactive learning for pre-K through grade 2.  Includes literacy and math games, read-aloud books, drawing, and geographical exploration.

Coursera 

Offers more than 3,800 cutting edge courses taught by top instructors from leading universities and companies.  Placer County Library users can sign up for 6 months of Coursera access on the California State Library page.  

This resource was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

CultureGrams

Contains country and state reports that deliver a perspective on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.

Get Set Up

Explore this social learning platform for individuals 50+ taught by peers.  Live classes center on digital learning, vocational health, social health, physical health, and mental health.  

This resource was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

Explora

Access magazines articles, encyclopedia, Consumer Reports and more.  Explora also offers information for the elementary-high school age as well.

Hoopla

Stream e-audiobooks, movies, music, comics, e-books, and television shows and immediately begin watching, listening or reading.

JobNow & VetNow

Receive free live online help for job seekers, Veterans, and their families.

Learning Express

Find online practice exams for professional certifications, academic admissions, job related and more. Online interactive practice exams covering adult basic, academic, job related, civil service and more. Now includes ESL Spanish Basic Skills Course.

This resource was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

Libby

Borrow and download e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines for free through your library. Available as an app or in a web browser. You need your library card number and 4-digit PIN in order to check out items.

Library to Go by OverDrive

Borrow and download e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines for free through your library. You need your library card number and 4-digit PIN in order to check out items.

LinkedIn Learning

Access this award-winning learning site taught by recognized industry experts.  Videos, tutorials, and course content offered in several different languages. 

This resource was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

New York Times (at home)

Check out a free 24 hour pass to access New York Times articles and content from home or on the go.

Northstar Digital Literacy

Learn new computer and technology skills with these online, self-guided modules. Designed for adults wanting to improve their digital literacy or for English language learners.

This resource was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

Novelist

Search for that next good read with this powerful resource. It allows readers to use a favorite author or title as a template to locate other authors and titles of interest. 

Proquest E-Library

Identify more than 11,000 Research Topics and find information on a vast array of people, places, historical events and eras, literary genres, current events, and broad curricular themes.

SIRS Discoverer

Covers curriculum areas such as reading, language arts, science, social studies, history, health and technology, making it a great general reference database for upper elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators.

SIRS Issues Researcher

Locate information on 360+ key controversial issues. Offers background and analysis as well as pro/con of the issues. 

Skillshare

Discover creative, business, technology, and lifestyle classes. Classes include entrepreneurship, web development, productivity, photo editing and more. Follow this link to create an account for 3 months of free access.

 This resource was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

Teaching Books

Explore thousands of fiction and nonfiction book resources used in the K–12 environment.

Tumblebooks

Discover children's animated books, audiobooks, puzzles and games in English and Spanish. 

USA Learns

Teaches English and provides U.S. Citizenship preparation.