Arcadia, CA 91006
Tel: (626) 821-5567
Fax: (626) 447-8050
Director of Library & Museum Services
Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday
10 a.m.– 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday
10 a.m.– 6 p.m.
(Closed Sundays & Holidays)
Online Databases & Other eResources
- Business Information
- Encyclopedias, Handbooks, and Directories
- eBooks, Audiobooks, and Digital Magazines
- Education and Career
- History and Genealogy
- Literature & Authors
- Magazine, Newspaper, and Statistical Research
- Homework Help and Tutoring through Brainfuse's HelpNow NEW
- Resume Help and Job Searching through Brainfuse's JobNow NEW
- Other Online Resources
Some subscription databases are provided thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Arcadia Public Library. Several subscription databases are provided thanks to assistance received from the California Public Library Fund
PLEASE NOTE: DATABASE ACCESS "AT THE LIBRARY" INCLUDES BOTH "WIRED" PUBLIC STATIONS AND "WIRELESS" PERSONAL DEVICES.
Morningstar Investment Research Center
is an easy to navigate database designed to help you reach your investment goals. It’s a one-stop tool for collecting financial information, getting reliable portfolio analysis, learning about investment options, and getting the most up-to-date financial news commentary. Data is provided on over 14,500 stocks, 24,800 mutual funds, 1500 exchange traded funds, and 700 closed end funds. It also provides reports on over 3500 securities, offering in-depth background and analyst opinions on top investments.
This resource can only be used by one 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.
The Gale Virtual Reference Library provides access to authoritative handbooks, directories, and encyclopedias on a wide variety of subjects. All of the included ebooks are web accessible, and there’s no need to check them out. Click here for a list of available titles. From HOME enter Library barcode in CAPS to login and click on 'Proceed'.
You can also click on a link below to be taken to the corresponding sub-collection of titles:
ReferenceUSAThe premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. Used by entrepreneurs, businesses, students, job-seekers or anyone wanting access to information on over 24 million U.S. Businesses, over 263 million U.S. Consumers, U.S. New Businesses, U.S. New Movers/New Homeowners, U.S. Health Care, Canadian Businesses and Canadian Residents in an easy to search format. Data can be searched, viewed, printed, downloaded, charted and graphed.
Download ebooks and audiobooks, fiction and nonfiction, through the Southern California Digital Library. Log in before you search to see everything available to you as an Arcadia cardholder.
Zinio Digital Magazines
Zinio is the ultimate source for magazine lovers, with digital magazines for iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac & PC. News may break elsewhere - stories live on Zinio!
TumbleBooks is a collection of animated, talking picture books with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Math Stories, Read-Alongs, Videos, and Tumble Puzzles & Games. Enter your library card barcode number into the box, including all characters in CAPS, but no spaces (example PARC000012345G).
This long-standing reference is a one-stop resource detailing thousands of sources of education-related financial aid and awards at all levels of study. Perfect for education professionals, parents, students, counselors and others interested in education funding options.
HeritageQuest Online, the genealogy database from ProQuest, allows searching through Census, war, and bank records, as well as related books and articles, to trace family lineage and history. Find your ancestors by searching U.S. Federal Census records from 1790-1940. This resource is made possible with funding from the Friends of the Library.
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 topics included in the social studies curriculum in California.
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Powerspeak Languages Tutorials
A fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 125,000 fiction titles, also including other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, and book discussion guides.
This resource is made possible with funding from the Friends of the Library.
Entering your library card barcode number in the box for Patron ID, including all characters in CAPS, but no spaces, and then click on "Login".
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.
Writing a persuasive essay? Searching for a good debate topic? Look no further than 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.
The ProQuest Los Angeles Times Online offers complete full-text content from 1985 to present of local and regional news.
Tutoring for Homework Help and for Job Searching
FREE "AccessMyLibrary" iPhone® app is now available for Gale Online Resources. Learn more about it »
- Check to make sure you are entering your library card bar code correctly:
- Using or not using capital letters depending on the instructions
for the specific database, example Gale Databases require the barcode to be entered in CAPS
- Entering all the characters of your library card bar code including the "parc" prefix and any ending letters or symbols
- Not putting in spaces between any part of the library card bar code
Check configuration on popup blocker software to make sure the resource site window isn't being blocked from opening
- Still having problems call the Adult Reference Desk: 626-821-5569