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All Online Library Resources A to Z

The Library purchases all of these online resources to provide you with reliable information for your research. They include journal articles, magazines, newspapers, biographies and other research aids that are unavailable for free on the Internet. You will need a Library Card in order to access these resources from outside the Library. A few are only available from inside the Library as noted.

For a directory of these resources by subject with recommended websites, start at Research It.


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Academic Search
Articles from scholarly journals. For college level and up.
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Alldata
Auto repair information for import and domestic cars and light trucks, 1982-2012.AVAILABLE AT CENTRAL BRANCH ONLY.
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Newsbank
Full-text articles from 1,700+ U.S. newspapers including local news, editorials, announcements, obituaries and other sections.
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Ancestry
Family history research. AVAILABLE AT LIBRARY BRANCH ONLY.
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Auto Repair Reference
Repair information for domestic and foreign cars and trucks from 1945 to 2010.
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Biography
Biographies of famous people around the world, past and present.
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Bookflix
Video picture books paired with related nonfiction books in English and Spanish. For preschool and elementary age children.
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Business Complete
Articles on company and industry news and trends. Company profiles, country economic data, industry information and market research.
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Chilton
Repair information for domestic and foreign cars and trucks from 1940s to the present.
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Consumer
Health and wellness information including articles, images, videos and diagrams. Available in 17 languages.
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Salud
Cientos de informes sobre los temas de salud más comunes en Español. Hundreds of reports for the most common health topics in Spanish.
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Consumer Reports
Make better purchasing decisions using product reviews, ratings, news and comparisons from Consumer Reports magazine.
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Consumer Reports
The English Language Learner Reference Center is a multi-purpose online information resource designed especially for secondary and young adult English language learners (ELLs) in school and public libraries.
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Foundation
Database of more than 6,500 foundation and public charity programs that provide support for students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. AVAILABLE AT CENTRAL BRANCH ONLY.
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Foundation Directory
Premier online tool for non-profits looking for grants with profiles of more than 100,000 U.S. grantmakers and 2.4 million grant records. AVAILABLE AT CENTRAL BRANCH ONLY.
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Foundation Directory
Foundation Maps is Foundation Center's premier data visualization tool and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world.
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Fresno Bee
Full-text of The Fresno Bee (1986 to present). Obituaries included. Advertising excluded.
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Funk & Wagnalls
General purpose encyclopedia offering articles useful to children, students and adults.
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Hobbies & Crafts
History Reference Center® is the world's most comprehensive full text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research.
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Hobbies & Crafts
Articles and videos about popular hobbies, crafts and recreational activities.
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Job Now
The Home Improvement Reference Center is designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects
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Job Now
Get online job and career coaching, resume assistance, and interview practice.
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Job Now
Use JobScout in English or Español to learn the basic internet and social media skills you need to find a job. Includes a resume builder and job search tools.
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Kid Search
Easy-to-use search experience across a wide variety of topics. For elementary school level.
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Learning Express
LearningExpress Library features online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help customers of all ages. It offers job search, workplace skills improvement and skill building. Career certification and GED® test prep (the NEWEST version), and more!
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Legal
Full text articles, legal forms and detailed “how-to” instructions to address a wide-range of legal issues for consumers and small businesses.
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Literary
Literary criticism, plot summaries, biographies, poems, short stories, and reviews. For high school level and up.
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Mango Languages
Conversational language courses for over 30 languages. Also includes English language courses for Spanish-speakers and 10 other languages.
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Master File
Articles from magazines, newspapers, books, and primary sources on a wide range of subjects. For high school level and up.
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Morningstar
Investment data and reports on more than 30,000 mutual funds, stocks and ETFs. Also includes portfolio management tools.
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Newspaper Source
Selected full text from a collection of over 1,000 regional, national, and international newspapers; also includes full text television & radio news transcripts.
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Novel List
Information on over 260,000 fiction and non-fiction titles for adults, teens and kids, plus lists of award-winning books, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, Read-alikes, Recommended Reads and more.
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Novel List K8
A resource for kids (and the adults who work with them), containing information on book titles designed to support kids’ pleasure reading as well as school curriculum.
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OverDrive Ebooks
Download eBooks and eAudiobooks to your Windows or Mac computer or transfer them to any number of compatible portable devices.
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Photo Heritage Collection
Thousands of images from the San Joaquin Valley & Sierra Foothills Photo Heritage Project.
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Points of View Center
Pro and con articles, background information, and research guides on 250+ controversial issues. For high school level and up.
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Refrencia Latina
Integral en español de datos de contenido que ofrecen las enciclopedias, textos completos de más de 100 libros de referencia, informes de salud, decenas de revistas de interés general y los informes de salud y un diccionario Español-Inglés.

Comprehensive Spanish-language database offering content from encyclopedias, full text for over 100 reference books, health reports, dozens of general interest magazines and health reports and a Spanish-English dictionary.

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ReferenceUSA
Business and residential directories including phone numbers, addresses and detailed company information. Great for job searching or building client lists.  Also contains a listing of 855,000 physicians and dentists in the country.
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Sams Photofacts
Repair information for over 190,000 models of consumer electronics devices, CBs, antique radios, car stereos and other devices from SAMS Technical Publishing.
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OAC The San Joaquin Valley Digitization Project image collection consists of photographs selected from the collections of the nine public libraries of the San Joaquin Valley Library System, as well as the collections of museums and individuals in their communities. The photos were selected mainly for their historical interest. They represent various aspects of life in the San Joaquin Valley and the Sierra Nevada foothills; in the counties of Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno, Madera, and Mariposa. The photos date from 1850 to 2002.
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Small Business Center
Science Reference Center™ is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content.
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Small Business Center
Wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans.
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Student Research Center
SERRC contains the full set of small engine repair manuals from Clymer. Engines types include: motorcycles, ATVs, personal water craft, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, tractors, snow blowers, generators, and more. 
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Student Research Center
Articles from popular general interest and current events magazines, reference books, photos, maps & flags. For middle school and high school level.
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For a directory of these resources by subject with recommended websites, start at Research It.
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