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Now available for home checkout! With 9,000+ (English/Spanish) interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners ages 2 to 8.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help
Type: Kids
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Designed for academic institutions, this database is a leading resource for scholarly research. It supports high-level research in the key areas of academic study by providing journals, periodicals, reports, books and more.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help, Automotive, Business & Finance, Consumer, Dictionaries & Encyclopedias, Genealogy, Health & Medicine, History & Biography, Jobs & Careers, Legal & Government, Literature & Reading, Magazines & Newspapers, Science & Technology, Statistics & Demographics
Type: Adult
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America: History and Life is the definitive index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Indexing hundreds of journals, it is an invaluable bibliographic database for history students.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help, History & Biography, Legal & Government
Type: Teen, Adult
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UPDATE: Ancestry has made this database available from home during the COVID-19 closure. It is usually only available in the library, but now you can use it at home.


A genealogy research tool with over 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, including US Census, birth and death records, military records, land and probate records and much more.
This database is only available for use in the library
Subject: Genealogy
Type: Adult
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Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.
Subject: Automotive
Type: Adult
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Information about new and used vehicles.
Subject: Automotive
Type: Adult
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Consult a collection of classic reference works including dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, quotations, English usage, mythology, the Bible and more.
Subject: Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Type: Adult
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History, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions and organizations.
Subject: History & Biography
Type: Kids, Teen
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This biographical database offers the in-depth profiles from Current Biography and World Authors, the periodical coverage of Biography Index and the specialist content of Junior Authors & Illustrators. It provides full-text articles, images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help, History & Biography
Type: Kids, Teen, Adult
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Biography Reference Center 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. In addition to keyword search, users can locate biographies by subject occupation, nationality, activity, gender, lifespan and more.
Subject: History & Biography, Magazines & Newspapers
Type: Kids, Teen, Adult
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This website contains approximately 1,600 documents focused on six different phases of Black Freedom:

  1. Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)
  2. The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
  3. Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932)
  4. The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945)
  5. The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975)
  6. The Contemporary Era (1976-2000)
Subject: Academics & Homework Help, History & Biography, Statistics & Demographics
Type: Kids, Teen, Adult
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Reviews and recommendations.

Subject: Literature & Reading
Type: Teen, Adult
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A database of information on a wide variety of subjects for elementary, middle,and high school students and teachers.
Subject: Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Type: Kids, Teen, Adult
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Conducting research in economics, governmental studies, foreign policy, and the social sciences. Brookings is one of the oldest think tanks in the US and is an independent, nonpartisan organization devoted to research, analysis, and public education.
Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult
The Burlingame Public Library has scanned its historical collection of local newspapers. These historical documents are now available for quick access in the library. Even better, they are now searchable. Whether you're doing research or simply browsing, these documents provide a fascinating glimpse into the past. 

The collection is not available remotely, so you will need to come into the library to view these documents, but they can be accessed from any computer in the library. Click Here for Access.

The collection contains scans from:
  • The Boutique, the Village, and the Boutique and Villager
  • The Broadway Editor and Editor of Burlingame
  • The Advance, The Advance Star, and the Burlingame Advance Star
  • The Independent
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for the City of Burlingame
Subject: Genealogy, History & Biography, Magazines & Newspapers
Type: Teen, Adult
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Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult
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Subject: Business & Finance
Type: Adult
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CA law consists of 29 codes covering various subject areas.

Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult
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Information to help in working with an attorney and in representing yourself in some legal matters.

Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult
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Searchable records from the California Department of Health Services Office.

Subject: Genealogy
Type: Adult
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A freely accessible repository of digitized California newspapers from 1846 to the present.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help, Magazines & Newspapers
Type: Teen, Adult
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Source for career exploration, training & jobs.
Subject: Jobs & Careers
Type: Adult
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Study guide
Subject: Academics & Homework Help
Type: Teen
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Databases providing access to the full texts of bills and laws from the United States Congress, the daily Congressional Record, relevant proceedings and proposed legislation, committee reports, and roll call votes, variously available from the present back to the 93rd Congress (1973). Includes links to major U.S. legislative Web sites.
Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult
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Offers online courses from the top universities, for free.  Learn from world-class professors, watch high quality lectures, achieve mastery via interactive exercises, and collaborate with a global community of students.
Subject: Language & Online Learning
Type: Adult
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As part of the Affordable Heath Care Act (Obamacare), Covered California is California's new health insurance exchange, where individuals, families and small businesses can find affordable health insurance.

Subject: Health & Medicine
Type: Adult
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With Data Axle you can:

  • Find jobs by job skills, location, and industry
  • Find business opportunities
  • Locate companies nationwide
  • Research business executives
  • View historical market trends
  • Track down addresses and phone numbers
  • Discover news articles for research

Data Axle was formerly called ReferenceUSA.
Subject: Business & Finance, Community Information, Consumer, Jobs & Careers
Type: Adult
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Subject: Automotive, Language & Online Learning
Type: Teen, Adult
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Subject: Jobs & Careers
Type: Adult
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ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources.

  • More than 1.6 million records
  • Links to nearly 750,000 full-text documents
  • Coverage dating back to 1966
  • An education-specific thesaurus containing over 11,700 terms

ERIC contains records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents. It includes records for a variety of source types, including journal articles, books, conference papers, curriculum guides, dissertations and policy papers. Further, researchers can limit search results by education level such as Early Childhood Education as well as on the intended audience such as Counselors or Teachers. 


Subject: Academics & Homework Help, Literature & Reading
Type: Adult
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Curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content for elementary school students (grades K-5), includes the ability to search by Lexiles.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help, Dictionaries & Encyclopedias, Science & Technology, Statistics & Demographics
Type: Kids
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Subject: Academics & Homework Help, History & Biography, Legal & Government, Magazines & Newspapers, Science & Technology, Statistics & Demographics
Type: Teen, Adult
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Curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content for high school students.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help, Literature & Reading, Science & Technology
Type: Teen
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Curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content for middle school students.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help, Dictionaries & Encyclopedias, History & Biography, Literature & Reading, Magazines & Newspapers, Science & Technology, Statistics & Demographics
Type: Teen
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The Educator’s Edition of Explora highlights content relevant to teachers, including lessons plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources.

Subject: Academics & Homework Help, Language & Online Learning
Type: Adult
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GetSetUp is the largest and fastest growing online community of older adults who want to learn, connect and do wonderful things. The platform offers live classes taught by peers who are experts in their field, social hours hosted by community members, and special events with speakers who directly address areas of interest to older adults. Classes are taught in English, Spanish, Hindi and Mandarin. GetSetUp has grown to over 150 employees spread across the world with core teams in the U.S., Australia, India, and more sites coming soon.

This resource is brought to you for free from October 2021-September 2022 through funding from the California State Library
Subject: Language & Online Learning
Type: Adult
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Search jobs from over 20,000 job sites, newspapers and company career pages.
Subject: Jobs & Careers
Type: Adult
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Offers users a quick and easy resume building experience.
Subject: Jobs & Careers
Type: Teen, Adult
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A national, independent nonprofit organization committed to helping parents choose schools in their community.        

Subject: Community Information
Type: Kids
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Subject: History & Biography
Type: Teen, Adult
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Subject: History & Biography
Type: Teen, Adult
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Contact information for local, state, and federal elected officials.
Subject: Community Information
Type: Adult
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Live job coaching, resume assistance, and live Veterans assistance.

Provided by the California State Library
Subject: Business & Finance, Community Information, Consumer, Health & Medicine, Jobs & Careers
Type: Adult
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Find pricing and reviews for new and used cars.
Subject: Automotive
Type: Adult
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Statistics on the education, economic, social and physical well-being of children in the U.S.

Subject: Statistics & Demographics
Type: Teen
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A one-stop, comprehensive resource to guide individuals through each of the steps they need to take to begin, further, or change their career path.
Subject: Jobs & Careers
Type: Teen, Adult
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Test, Tutorials, eBooks and more, including:

Career Preparation
Job and Career Accelerator
High School Equivalency Center
College Preparation
School Center
College Student Center
Adult Core Skills
Basic Computer Skills
Recursos Para Hispanohablantes

Subject: Language & Online Learning
Type: Adult
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Plain-English definitions for hundreds of legal terms.
Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult
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Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult
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Great book suggestion eNewsletter - click to view and subscribe.
Subject: Literature & Reading
Type: Teen, Adult
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Description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.
Subject: History & Biography
Type: Teen
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Free public domain audiobooks.
Subject: Audio & Ebooks
Type: Adult
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The popular LinkedIn Learning (Lynda) is being provided to you for free through the California State Library.

This service is being provided for one year and may not continue when the California State Library funding discontinues. (Service began 10/2021)
Subject: Language & Online Learning
Type: Teen, Adult
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Subject: Literature & Reading
Type: Adult
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15,000+ free public domain eBooks in a variety of formats (including PDF) designed for a wide variety of e-text readers.
Subject: Audio & Ebooks, Literature & Reading
Type: Kids
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Search and browse full-text articles from magazines, reference books, and other primary source documents.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help, Automotive, Business & Finance, Consumer, Jobs & Careers, Legal & Government, Literature & Reading, Magazines & Newspapers, Science & Technology
Type: Adult
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Authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Also has extensive information about drugs, and illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and the latest health news.


Subject: Health & Medicine
Type: Adult
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Dictionary with audio pronunciations.
Subject: Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Type: Kids, Teen, Adult
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Twenty California missions eBooks that can be read online, available free:
username: missions
password: missions
Subject: Academics & Homework Help
Type: Kids
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Our license only permits one user at a time, so if you are unable to access the site, try again a few minutes later.
Subject: Business & Finance
Type: Adult
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Our license only permits one user at a time, so if you are unable to access the site, try again a few minutes later.
Subject: Business & Finance
Type: Adult
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Pricing information for new and used vehicles.
Subject: Automotive
Type: Adult
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Subject: Genealogy
Type: Adult
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The California State Library is providing public libraries with free online access to the New York Times (NYT).  You can access the NYT on Internet computers in libraries or get 24-hour offsite access through our website by code activation.

Getting Started

Access on library computers:

  1. Go to the New York Times
  2.  “Sign Up” to create an account with your personal email address, or log in if you have already created an account.
  3. Click through 11+ articles during your session to ensure you do not hit the NYT pay wall.

Offsite/remote access

  1. Open a web browser.
  2. Click on the remote access link.
  3. *Click “Redeem” to get 24 hours of continuous access.
  4. **Register with your personal email address, or click on “log in here” if you have already created an account.

Once you have created your account (or have logged in), you will receive an email confirmation of your 72-hour, unlimited access to New York Times Digital.

* After the first 24 hours have passed, you will need to redeem another code for another 24 hours of remote access (i.e. Repeat Step 2). This is the licensing model that New York Times has negotiated with public libraries.

** 
Please be advised that registering an email address with New York Times Digital will opt you into receiving email marketing communications from the New York Times. To opt out of receiving mailings, follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of these messages.

Using New York Times Digital App

The New York Times Digital app is free and available for the following operating systems:

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Fire tablets

Please visit your device's app store to get the app. You will need to follow the "Offsite/remote access" instructions above to access New York Times Digital on the app.

If you're using a mobile device, open your device’s browser to the New York Times page with the remote access link to get the access code, not the New York Times app itself. Then, once you launch the NYT app and sign in with the email address you used to register, the code will have already been applied.

Subject: Magazines & Newspapers
Type: Adult
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How much has the way you get news changed in the past few years?
How easy or difficult is it for you to get news you find trustworthy?

This resource was created by the Pacific Library Partnership's News Literacy Taskforce as a tool for librarians. It has been modified here for our library patrons who would like to take a more informed approach to navigating the news.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help, Literature & Reading, Magazines & Newspapers
Type: Teen, Adult
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Newspaper Source Plus provides a full-text digital collection of the world's major news content. It includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires and news magazines. In addition, it offers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources.

To search Newspaper Source Plus directly, with the option of viewing a publication list, click here:
Newspaper Source Plus (standalone collection)

If you'd like to search Newspaper Source Plus as part of the Explora package, which might return other helpful resources from different sources, click here:
Newspaper Source Plus (Through the Explora Interface)


Subject: Magazines & Newspapers
Type: Adult
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Subject: Audio & Ebooks
Type: Adult
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Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult
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NOVA is a nonprofit, federally funded employment and training agency that provides customer-focused workforce development services.
Subject: Jobs & Careers
Type: Teen, Adult
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Contains information on over 135,000 fiction books including reviews.
Subject: Literature & Reading
Type: Teen, Adult
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Current and popular IT and technology titles.
Subject: Jobs & Careers, Literature & Reading, Science & Technology
Type: Teen, Adult
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Download a wide range of popular fiction and non-fiction eBooks and audio eBooks.

Kindle - Overdrive

Subject: Audio & Ebooks
Type: Adult
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Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help
Type: Teen, Adult
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timely and objective information on U.S. and international population trends and their implications.

Subject: Statistics & Demographics
Type: Adult
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U. S. Citizenship Preparation. Learn all about democracy, how the U.S. government works, American history and geography, and brush up your English reading and writing skills at the same time. Learn by watching videos, practice with drills and take quizzes to help you know when you are ready to take the exam.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help, Language & Online Learning
Type: Adult
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Preparación para la ciudadanía estadounidense. Aprenda todo sobre la democracia, cómo funciona el gobierno de los Estado Unidos, La historia y la geografía de los Estado Unidos. Aprenda viendo videos, practique con simulacros y realice cuestionarios para saber cuándo está listo para tomar el examen.
Subject: Language & Online Learning
Type: Adult
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Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 163 languages with Personalized Courses, movies, music, and more. Includes new COVID-19 language course in 101 languages.

Subject: Language & Online Learning
Type: Kids, Teen, Adult
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PubMed is a very powerful database developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the National Library of Medicine containing or linking to over 20 million citations, many of them free.

Subject: Health & Medicine
Type: Teen, Adult
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Subject: Health & Medicine
Type: Adult
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PLEASE NOTE: RBDigital Magazines will be phased out, but all of the magazines are now available through OverDrive and Libby. This should be a great improvement, as eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines are now all in the same service.

With over 1000 titles to choose from you're sure to find something that interests you. You’ll also find Chinese and Spanish language magazines. You can check out as many magazines as you want and there are never any wait times or due dates. Once you download the title, it stays on your device until you delete it.
Subject: Literature & Reading, Magazines & Newspapers
Type: Teen, Adult
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With ReferenceUSA you can:

  • Find jobs by job skills, location, and industry
  • Find business opportunities
  • Locate companies nationwide
  • Research business executives
  • View historical market trends
  • Track down addresses and phone numbers
  • Discover news articles for research
Subject: Business & Finance, Community Information, Jobs & Careers, Statistics & Demographics
Type: Adult
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This full-text Spanish-language database covers a broad array of subjects inside and outside academia. It offers content from a variety of sources, including reference books, general interest magazines and health reports.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help, Dictionaries & Encyclopedias, Magazines & Newspapers
Type: Teen, Adult
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This resume workshop provides detailed explanations, as well step-by-step processes, for creating an effective resume. The Cover Letter Workshop can be found HERE.


Subject: Jobs & Careers
Type: Adult
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Rules and regulations for a wide variety of situations as handled in San Mateo County.
Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult
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A 180+ volume scrapbook of people and places, covering every county of California.

Subject: Genealogy
Type: Adult
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Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images.
Subject: Dictionaries & Encyclopedias, Magazines & Newspapers, Science & Technology
Type: Teen, Adult
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Database of nonprofit and public services available to people who live or work in San Mateo County.

Subject: Community Information
Type: Adult
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Search for hourly and part-time jobs.
Subject: Jobs & Careers
Type: Adult
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The most full-featured SSDI search engine on the internet.

Subject: Genealogy
Type: Adult
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Fact Cards are a series of research resources designed for quick reference for students in grades 4 through 8. The topics covered by Fact Cards are those California, United States, and World topics included in the social studies curriculum in California.

Subject: Academics & Homework Help
Type: Kids
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Topical and audience-focused links to web pages from the state government. Includes links to state agencies and online services.

Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult
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(SITN) is a current compilation of policy-related items significant to the Legislature and Governor's Office. It is created weekly by the State Library's California Research Bureau and Information Services Section to supplement the public policy debate in California's Capitol.
Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult
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Password: teachingbooksK12library

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. 
  • Ready-to-use and vetted for quality to save you time
  • Stimulate discussions about the books you're teaching
  • 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
Subject: Academics & Homework Help, Literature & Reading
Type: Kids, Teen
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Username: burlingame
Password: teachingbooksK12library

Compile, organize, analyze, and share instructional materials associated with the books in your curriculum.
  • Create your own booklists
  • Manage text sets
  • Analyze text complexity differentiation
  • Seamlessly edit, sequence, and annotate lists Immediately have instructional materials
  • Distribute lists with QR codes, emails, or permanent links
Subject: Academics & Homework Help, Literature & Reading
Type: Kids, Teen
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Username: burlingame
Password: teachingbooksK12library

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
Subject: Academics & Homework Help, Literature & Reading
Type: Kids, Teen
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Username: burlingame
Password: teachingbooksK12library

Have the author reveal, anytime, the author's purpose, writing, and research processes with these TeachingBooks.net exclusively created primary source materials.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help, Literature & Reading
Type: Kids, Teen
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Subject: Academics & Homework Help, Literature & Reading
Type: Kids, Teen
Card Type: Burlingame Public Library bpl Burlingame Public Library (Card required)
Username: burlingame
Password: teachingbooksK12library

Have ready-to-use vocabulary lists — often organized by chapter — for the books that you're teaching. Vocabulary lists include:

  • Definitions
  • Example sentences pulled from each book
  • Audio pronunciations
Subject: Academics & Homework Help
Type: Kids, Teen
Card Type: Open Access Open-Access-icon-(002) Open Access (no card required)
Profiles and current articles concerning each country.
Subject: History & Biography
Type: Teen

Tutor.com

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The Burlingame Public Library's subscription to Tutor.com's services will end June 30th, 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Subject: Jobs & Careers
Type: Kids, Teen
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Population, housing, economic, and geographic data for the United States.
Subject: Statistics & Demographics
Type: Adult
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8/19/2021: Universal Class courses are now available through Libby, the same app we use for eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines. You can still use the web version, but you can now access this content in Libby if you'd prefer.

Learn a new skill with over 500 online non-college credit Continuing Education courses (from Accounting to Human Resources Management) you  can access 24/7 on the internet. Attend classes, do assignments on your
own schedule and "meet" with a real instructor with whom you may communicate with using e-mail. Available remotely to Burlingame cardholders only. Available to any other San Mateo County resident within the library.
Subject: Jobs & Careers, Language & Online Learning
Type: Adult
Card Type: Open Access Open-Access-icon-(002) Open Access (no card required)
Topical and audience-focused links to millions of web pages from the federal government. Includes A-Z Index of Government Departments and Agencies.
           
 
Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult
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Subject: Genealogy
Type: Adult
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In library use


Subject: Business & Finance
Type: Adult
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Subject: Business & Finance
Type: Adult
Card Type: Burlingame Public Library bpl Burlingame Public Library (Card required)
Live job coaching and Veterans assistance.

Provided by the California State Library.
Subject: Business & Finance, Community Information, Consumer, Health & Medicine, Jobs & Careers, Legal & Government
Type: Adult
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Key facts, maps, statistics, demographics, and a nutshell history of many countries.

Subject: History & Biography
Type: Kids, Teen