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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.


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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.


Encyclopedias, Handbooks, and Directories

Scholastic go!

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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Gale Virtual Reference Library  Authoritative handbooks, directories, and encyclopedias on a wide variety of subjects.

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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.



eBooks, eAudiobooks, and Digital Magazines


  enki eBooks   Download classic novels, self-published books, short stories, and graphic novels from 60,000 selections! 


OverDrive  Download eBooks and eAudiobooks, fiction and nonfiction, through the Southern California Digital Library. Log in before you search to see everything available to you as an Arcadia Public Library cardholder.


Zinio Digital Magazines



RBdigital Magazines  Checkout and download digital magazines that you can read on your Mac/PC/tablet or mobile device. Downloaded magazines have no checkout limits and no due dates!

For more information about how to use RBdigital magazines, click here.


TumbleBook Library


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.


Education and Career


Brainfuse HelpNow  Homework help--on demand, anytime, anywhere, easy, intuitive and engaging! Brainfuse HelpNow eLearning is for all ages and levels. Live online tutoring is available from every day 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM PST.


BrainFuse JobNow

Brainfuse JobNow  Live, anytime, anywhere job assistance, including up-to-date nation-wide and local job search engines, professional resume critique and proven interview techniques. Live online job coaching is available from every day 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM PST.


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.


History and Genealogy

HeritageQuest Online


HeritageQuest Online  Find your ancestors by searching U.S. Federal Census records from 1790-1940.

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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.


Language Learning

 Mango Languages    

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.


Literature and Authors



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.



Novelist Plus  Find author read-alikes, listing of books by a favorite author, book discussion guides, book reviews, and annotations.




Novelist K-8 Plus  Find read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests.


Magazines and Newspapers


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.



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.



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.





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