America's News Explore and stay informed on local and national 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 spanning the U.S. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.
Arcadia, CA Local Guide This guide contains local Arcadia history, historical places and preservation, things to do in Arcadia, and Arcadia population and statistics.
Arcadia Weekly Full-text access to Arcadia Weekly’s local and featured news, covering business, education, arts and entertainment, sports, and more. Includes searchable content from 2005-current. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.
Archives of Sexuality & Gender includes Gay and Lesbian newspapers from more than 35 countries, reports, policy statements, interviews, personal letters, and other documents related to gay rights and health, including the worldwide impact of AIDS. Part of Gale’s Archives of Sexuality & Gender.
Funded by the California State Library's K-12 Online Content Project.
Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level.
Funded by the California State Library.
Book Connections lets you personalize and enjoy digital connections to books for kids and teens.
Funded by the California State Library
Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject—for all grades and all reading abilities—offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases—Elementary, Middle, or High.
Funded by the California State Library's K-12 Online Content Project.
Career Resources Resources to help in a job search, including job sites, help with resumes and cover letters, and interview tips.
COVID-19 Resource Guide compiles helpful information about the pandemic, what it is and what we are doing about it.
Creativebug is a team of dreamers and makers who believe that everyone has a creative side – even you! Your Arcadia Public Library card now offers you unlimited access to their collection of art and craft classes anytime, anywhere.
Click here to see our video series on using Creativebug.
Culturegrams Offers concise and reliable cultural information, multimedia, and vital statistics on the United States and other countries of the World. Funded by the California State Library.
Ebook Central Resource with over 12,000 titles that supports multiple subject areas (including English Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Information Literacy and Technology). For grades 9+ with some content for Middle School and professional development content for faculty. Funded by the California State Library.
If using outside the Library, input your Arcadia Public Library card number to access this resource
eLibrary A massive collection of multidisciplinary periodical and digital media content designed for middle and high school students. Funded by the California State Library.
English Language Learning Resources A guide to English Language Learning materials in the Library, local classes throughout the San Gabriel Valley, and online resources to support your learning.
Fiction Readers’ Advisory Not sure what to read next? Here’s a good place to start!
Gale eBooks Gale eBooks can turn research into results. Optimized for search and discovery, the Gale platform enables you to search through hundreds of nonfiction eBooks on health, business, and more within a single search. Once you’ve pinpointed the exact content you want, download content to Drive and Docs with G Suite for Education integration.
Genealogy Resources This guide provides you with an introduction to genealogy research. The goal is to make genealogy researchers aware of free online resources and to highlight genealogy-related resources available at the Arcadia Public Library.
Government Information The Arcadia Public Library is a Federal Depository Library and we are ready help you access government information. This guide will introduce you to a variety of local, state, and federal resources, as well as information on elections and access to government documents.
Health Resources Finding reliable, current health information can be difficult. This guide will help start your health research with links to authoritative, dependable resources.
JobNow & VetNow combines two great online resources: JobNow helps job-seekers learn new skills, prepare for certification testing, create better resumes, prepare for and practice interviewing, and search for jobs through online classes and live support. VetNow provides access to a host of nationwide resources for veterans and their families. Residents can also connect with live VetNow Navigators to learn more about eligible VA benefits and community resources. JobNow offers tools for Learners in the LearnNow module. Access a diagnostic test center with customized study plans, lessons, and live tutoring. Create and share flashcards, tests, and games. You can even access skills building tools and a library of lessons, videos, tests and more.
Funded by the California State Library.
Kanopy Kanopy is a video streaming platform with one of the largest collections in the world - over 26,000 documentaries and feature films featuring over 1,000 producers including Criterion Collection, Great Courses, Kino Lorber, and the BBC. Create an account and start watching today! Limit of 5 downloads per month.
Learning Labs Technology resources and online guides are provided alongside the Library’s Learning Lab class materials.
Legal Resources This guide contains legal research resources including self-help and low cost legal help, courts and government information, and legal forms.
Literary Reference Center Plus Literary Reference Center Plus provides the most relevant and reliable information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames.
Los Angeles Times eNewspaper Archive provides free access to the last 30 days of the eNewspaper edition of the newspaper. For back issues, click on the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner of the page, then click on Archive.
Mango Languages Free, online language-learning in languages that include Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Tagalog, Greek, and more. Mango has English language courses (ESL) for speakers of 19 different languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, and Russian.
Learn on the go with the Mango Mobile app for iPhone and Android.
MAS Ultra High School MAS Ultra High School Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full-text for popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers, and more.
Masterfile Complete This database offers the largest collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers, covering virtually every subject area of general interest. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps, and flags.
Miss Humblebee’s Academy is a fun, interactive, and award-winning, online kindergarten-readiness learning solution for children ages 3 to 6 years. With hundreds of lessons in math, science, social studies, language and literacy, art, and music, the curriculum increases in difficulty as the user progresses through the program. Approximately twenty percent of the curriculum is available offline in the form of printables and practice worksheets.
Morningstar Investment Research Center A one-stop tool for collecting financial information on stocks, mutual funds, and securities as well as getting reliable portfolio analysis, learning about investment options, and getting the most up-to-date financial news commentary.
Please note that this resource can only be used byone patron at a time, so if it is not available when you attempt to login, please try again at a later time. Please also remember to click "End Session" when leaving the site to allow for maximum sharing of this resource.
To access from home, click here.
Novelist Plus Novelist Plus Find author read-alikes, listing of books by a favorite author, book discussion guides, book reviews, and annotations.
OverDrive Download eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines, fiction and nonfiction, through the Southern California Digital Library. Includes the former rbDigital eMagazine collection. Log in before you search to see everything available to you as an Arcadia cardholder. Works with the Libby app.
Click here to see our video series on using OverDrive.
Parenting Guide Our Parenting guide tries to answer a parent’s questions of how to raise a happy, healthy child in this day and age.We’ve curated resources under the headings of general parenting, behavior and communication, and fun.
Pasadena Star-News Collection Explore Pasadena history through local news, events and people with Pasadena Star-News Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.
Points of View Reference Center Containing resources that present diverse perspectives on important issues and events, Points of View Reference Center has the information you need to better understand controversial issues and craft persuasive arguments – in speech and in writing.
Research Companion Information literacy tools and tutorials to help develop critical thinking. (Grades 8+). Funded by the California State Library.
ReferenceUSA A premiere business and consumer reference and research directory offering instant, real-time access to in-depth information on 14 million businesses and 210 million residents.
Click here to see our video series on using Reference USA to do business research.
Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans A one-stop resource center detailing thousands of sources for education-related financial aid and awards at all levels of study. Ideal for those interested in education funding options.
Scholastic go! Elementary and middle school students can access the full text encyclopedia,The Book of Knowledge,the series Lands and People, an excellent source of information for country reports, and the series America the Beautiful, an excellent source for state reports.
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SIRS Discoverer A collection of newspaper and magazine articles and images for elementary and middle school students. Funded by the California State Library.
SIRS Issues Researcher A curated pro/con database that provides articles and graphics relating to current topics. Funded by the California State Library.
Social Services Resources This guide will link you to resources for social services in the San Gabriel Valley area.
Social Studies Fact Cards Online For students in grades 4 through 8, this resource has Information on California Missions, California Native Americans, Governors, Ranchos, and other California-specific topics.
TeachingBooks.net Meet–the–Author Movies (and More!) A multimedia website that features information about children’s authors. One can listen to an author book reading, learn the correct pronunciation of author names, explore in-depth author interviews, and much more.
Sponsored by the California State Library's K-12 Online Content Project
Teen Resources This resource guide collects various types of information of benefit and interest to students of high school age. Here’s where you will find information about colleges, health and fitness, jobs and volunteering, gaming, and homework help.
TrueFlix Provides access to the printed True Book series in the form of eBooks. There are also accompanying videos and other activities to supplement the books. This is a great resource for elementary students, in grades 3 to 6, who may be doing research on science or social studies topics.
TumbleBook Library A collection of animated, talking picture books with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Math Stories, Read-Alongs, Videos, and Tumble Puzzles & Games.
Veteran's Resources Guide This guide was designed to connect local veterans and their families with the resources they may need. Thank you for your service to our country!
Westlaw Thomson Reuters Westlaw includes coverage of Annotated California Codes, California statutes and case opinions, as well as California and Los Angeles County Rules of Court. Daily updates.
Home access available for 20 hours or 14 days, whichever comes first. Registration required.
Worldbook Online Find thousands of articles, as well as hundreds of maps, videos, and other media for an immersive learning experience. The online suite includes World Book Kids, Student, Advanced, Timelines, and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.
24/7 Homework Help Guide Elementary and middle school students can use the 24/7 Homework Help Guide to access useful web links and resources that may assist with homework and online research.
3D Printing Guide The Library has compiled a list of books in our collection and a number of helpful websites to get you started with this exciting technology.
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