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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


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.

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.
 Worldbook Online    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.



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


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.


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.

Career Resources  Resources to help in a job search, including job sites, help with resumes and cover letters, and interview tips.

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.

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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




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.



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_res_button Health Resources  Finding reliable, current health information can be difficult. This guide will help start your health research with links to authoritative, dependable resources.



History and Genealogy

Arcadia, CA Local Guide This guide contains local Arcadia history, historical places and preservation, things to do in Arcadia, and Arcadia population and statistics.


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.


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


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.

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.



Legal Resources  This guide contains legal research resources including self-help and low cost legal help, courts and government information, and legal forms.

Literature and Authors 


Fiction Readers’ Advisory  Not sure what to read next? Here’s a good place to start!


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.



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.



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.



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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