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Due to licensing agreements, some resources limit access to in-library use, public library use and Marin County Free Library jurisdictions. Access is noted in each description. For more information or to find out if your home library is within a Marin County Free Library jurisdiction, visit the MARINet Help page.


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3M Cloud Library

The 3M Cloud Library is a flexible, easy-to-use e-book lending system for full color eBooks and allows patrons to browse on the web, check out and read the eBook titles using the latest 3M mobile technology via 3G/4G networks or WiFi—Android phones, iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches, Kindle Fire, Nook Color…or any wifi enabled PC or Mac. Not compatible with Windows tablets.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin).

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)

This scholarly collection offers full-text coverage of information in many areas of academic study including, but not limited to: animal science, anthropology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women's studies, zoology and many other fields.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

Access Science

This discovery and reference tool provides authoritative encyclopedia articles on science and technology, plus multimedia and graphics, science news, biographies of scientists, and a study center.

(Available only to residents within Marin County Free Library jurisdictions, due to licensing agreements
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Alt HealthWatch

This resource focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full-text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. Information provided in this database should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

Ancestry: Library Edition

Available only in the Civic Center Library and the California Room.  Explore your family history by searching a wide array of genealogical sources, including census reports, birth and death records, and immigration records. Deepen your family history with newspaper articles, yearbook photos and more.
(In-library use only at the Civic Center Library due to licensing agreements)

Anne T. Kent California Room Digital Archive

A searchable repository of source materials documenting local history from the Anne T. Kent California Room collection, this growing database includes over 1,000 photographs, images, and oral histories as well as articles from historic Marin County newspapers. Search across all digital items or browse by collection. For more information, visit the California Room page.
(Free online resource accessible to anyone, anytime, anywhere.)

Axis 360 eBooks

Axis 360 offers interactive eBooks. Many titles are enhanced by color, video, and audio using the Blio reading app -- great for picture books, cookbooks, craft books, graphic novels and other books with color images. The Blio app is also compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. All eBooks include a text-to-speech for the print-impaired.
(Available to Marin County Free Library residents with a valid library card)

Biography Reference Center

A comprehensive collection of full-text biographies, including the complete full-text run of Biography Today and Biography, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases, in addition to keyword searching, users can also locate biographies of interest by browsing more than 30 genre categories, including actors, authors, composers, explorers, figures relevant to U.S. & world history, inventors, musicians, Presidents of the United States, current world leaders and many others.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin) 

Bookflix

An interactive literacy resource that builds a love of reading and learning, online! BookFlix pairs classic fictional video storybooks from publisher Weston Woods with nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to reinforce reading skills and develop essential real-world knowledge and understanding. BookFlix is accessible to every child – early readers, reluctant readers, and English Language Learners.
(Available to all California residents)

Business Source Complete

A business research database that features company profiles and full-text articles for more than 2,000 journals dating back to 1965 and searchable cited references back to 1998.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

California Digital Newspaper Collection

The California Digital Newspaper Collection is a freely accessible repository of digitized California newspapers from 1846 to the present.  It contains over 400,000 pages of significant historical California newspapers.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

Computers & Applied Sciences Complete

This resource covers the research and development spectrum of the computing and applied sciences disciplines. Subject areas include the many engineering disciplines, computer theory & systems, new technologies, and social & professional context.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

Consumer Health Complete

A resource for consumer-oriented health content, designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full-text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc. Information provided in this database should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin) 

EBSCO Combined Search

Searches our EBSCO databases simultaneously through a single interface.
EBSCO Research Databases provide full-text articles from thousands of periodicals. Databases cover a wide range of subjects in both scholarly and professional resources.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

Enki Library

Over 16,000 titles available to download or read online. The Enki Library is hosted by Califa, and is the eBook collection created by libraries, for libraries.

(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

Green Planet Stream

Green Planet Stream is the companion site to Green Planet Films, a nonprofit distributor of nature and enviromental films from around the globe. Green Planet Stream promotes enviromental education through film. 

(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin).

Health Source Consumer Edition

A collection of consumer health information, this resource provides access to nearly 80 full-text consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others. This database also includes searchable full text for current health-related pamphlets and nearly 130 health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society. Information provided in this database should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

Health Source: Nursing, Academic Edition

This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Creative Nursing, Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry, and many more.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin) 

Help Now! Homework Help

Students can connect live with an expert tutor for homework assistance in English or Spanish, Monday through Friday from 1PM to 10 PM, PST, Kindergarten to Adult. They also provide a writing lab, test center, Live Skill Building, Foreign Language Lab and an adult learning center.

(Available only to residents within Marin County Free Library jurisdictions, due to licensing agreements
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Hoopla

Hoopla is an online streaming service for library users to access audiobooks, movies, TV shows and music via the library.

(Available only to residents within Marin County Free Library jurisdictions and Sausalito Library jurisdiction, due to licensing agreements
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IndieFlix

IndieFlix is a streaming movie service that provides unlimited access to award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries. An Internet enabled device is all that is necessary to watch movies. IndieFlix can be accessed via smart phones, computers, tablets (iPad and Android), Roku, Xbox and Apple devices.

(Available only to residents within Marin County Free Library jurisdictions, due to licensing agreements
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JobNow: Live Job Assistance

JobNow is a unique service that features expert resume assistance/live interview preparation and career coaching. JobNow services include: Live Interview Coaching where job seekers receive live interview practice from online job coaches, Premium Resume Lab which includes online resume/cover letter assistance from trained writing experts and Job Resources where users can draw from a carefully-selected library of interview tips, resume templates, career assessments and other valuable resources. In addition, JobNow provides an Adult Learning Center (ALC) designed for adult learners, the ALC offers test preparation; including the GED and U.S.. Citizenship test, an expert writing lab and a unique academic skills center featuring live online tutors.

(Available only to residents within Marin County Free Library jurisdictions, due to licensing agreements
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Kids Search from EBSCO

Designed for elementary school students, Kids Search makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find useful resources and features a dictionary, an encyclopedia, and images. Students can search across the following databases simultaneously: Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, History Reference Center, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, Primary Search and Science Reference Center.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

Learning Express Library

Web-based learning solution for test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources.
(Available only to residents within Marin County Free Library jurisdictions, due to licensing agreements
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Aprendizaje en línea de lectura, escritura y matemáticas para ganar las credenciales GED o preparación para ser ciudadano estadounidense. 
(Disponible a residentes de las jurisdicciones de la Biblioteca Gratuita del Condado de Marin)

Legal Information Reference Center

Contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. The full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. This database offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

Literary Reference Center

A comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes as part of a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books and literary journals.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin) 

Little Pim

An online language learning system for ages 0-6, Little Pim, powered by Mango Languages, introduces children to foreign language in a way that is accessible and engaging. The method incorporates words and themes that are relevant to a child’s daily life, and research shows that early language learning enhances verbal development, social and cognitive skills.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

Lynda.com

Lynda.com provides self-paced, online learning video programs by experts in a variety a subjects; including business, design, web and photography. Thousands of classes are available and are targeted towards beginners, intermediate users, advanced users and appropriate for all users. Classes are available on your home computer, in the library and on mobile devices.

(Available only to residents within Marin County Free Library jurisdictions, due to licensing agreements
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Mango Languages

A fun, fast and easy language learning program that provides self-directed language instruction in a variety of languages  and focuses on everyday conversational skills. Languages offered include, but are not limited to Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, and Spanish. Also includes English instruction tailored to speakers of Brazilian, Portuguese, Polish, and Spanish.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

MAS Ultra: School Edition

This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school research, contains full text articles for nearly 500 popular high school magazines including America's Civil War, American Heritage, American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Careers & Colleges, Civil War Times, Congressional Digest, Discover, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific American, Smithsonian, World War II, etc.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

MasterFILE Premier

This resource offers full-text articles for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text articles for more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags. In addition, PDF back files for key publications including American Libraries, Foreign Affairs, History Today, Judaism, Library Journal, National Review, Saturday Evening Post are also available.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

Middle Search Plus

This resource contains full text articles for more than 140 popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles) and full text articles are also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Additionally, Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books including the Funk & Wagnall's New World EncyclopediaAmerican Heritage Dictionary, and Encyclopedia of Animals.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Morningstar is a leading provider of independent investment research that provides data on a wide variety of investment offerings; including stocks and mutual funds, real-time data and investment managment services.

(Available only to residents within Marin County Free Library jurisdictions, due to licensing agreements
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Newspaper Source Plus

This resource provides more than 1,000 full-text newspapers, including major newspapers such as New York Times (from January 1985 to present), Christian Science MonitorSan Francisco Chronicle, The Sydney Morning Herald(Australia), The Times (UK), Toronto Star, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times (DC) and others. In addition to full-text articles, thousands of television and radio news transcripts are available, including ABC News (American Broadcasting Company), ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), CBS News, CNBC, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, MSNBC, National Public Radio, PBS and more.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

NoveList

A readers' advisory service that provides access to information on thousands of fiction titles and offers a wide range of content that will serve fiction readers of all kinds. NoveList includes author readalikes, book discussion guides, reading lists and more.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

NoveList K-8

A reader’s advisory service aimed at the K-8 population, this resource contains enhanced subject access for over 60,000 fiction titles. Also includes discussion guides, award-winner lists and recommendations.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

OneClickdigital

OneClickdigital provides patrons with access to popular eAudiobooks from various devices including iPods, iPads, iPhones, MP3 players , Android tablets, Kindle Fire, Nook readers; as well as Mac and Windows computers. 

(Available only to residents within Marin County Free Library jurisdictions, due to licensing agreements
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OverDrive Digital Downloads

Over 7,000 eBooks, eAudiobooks, eVideo and eMusic titles available for you to download.

(Available to Marin County Free Library residents with a valid library card)

Points of View Reference Center

A full-text database designed to provide students with a balance of materials from all viewpoints. This resource provides topics with an overview, point, counterpoint and Critical Thinking Guide. Topics covered include: affirmative action, cloning, DNA profiling, HIV/AIDS status disclosure, immigration, Iraq, Israel & the Palestinians, Katrina and FEMA response, nuclear proliferation, separation of church and state, standardized testing, stem cell research, tax cuts, voting machines, and many more. In addition this database contains the Video Encyclopedia of the 20th Century, providing students with a searchable collection of some of the most important social, political, and cultural moments of the 20th century.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin) 

Professional Development Collection (Ebsco)

The Professional Development Collection includes full text for more than 500 high-quality education journals including; Booklist, Education, High School Journal, Phi Delta Kappan, Reading Teacher, School Library Journal and many others.

(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin) 

ProQuest Newspapers

Full-text articles of over 600 national and international newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle (1996-present), the Christian Science Monitor (1988-present), the Los Angeles Times (1985-present), the New York Times (1980-present), the Wall Street Journal (1984-present) and the Washington Post (1987-present).
This database of articles includes professional journals, academic journals, and regional newspapers, providing either abstracts or full text articles.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

Reference USA

This database provides company profiles that include address, phone number, size, lines of business, and executive or contact for each firm and covers 120 million U.S. residents and households.
In-Library Use: 25 Prints/Downloads per search. Remote Use: 5 Prints/Downloads per search.

(Available only to residents within Marin County Free Library jurisdictions, due to licensing agreements
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Regional Business News

This database provides full-text articles for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications. (Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

Rock's Backpages

The ultimate archive of music journalism with over 23,000 classic articles on artists from Aaliyah to ZZ Top, on all genres from rockabilly to hip hop, by the finest music writers of the last 50 years.

(Available only to residents within Marin County Free Library jurisdictions, due to licensing agreements)
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Safari Tech Books Online

Thousands of high demand eBooks on technology topics, including titles published by O'Reilly Press, Sun Press, Microsoft Press, Prentice Hall, Adobe Press, and more.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

Small Business Reference Center

Provides up-to-date information on topics related to starting a company, operations management, sales, and growing or rescuing a business; including a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas. In addition, business videos provide critical information for business owners, including ‘how to’ videos to help foster success in all aspects of managing a business. The full-text reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin) 

Standard and Poor's Daily Price Record

Daily Price Record is a database containing historical and current pricing data for securities traded on the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, and American Stock Exchange.

(Available only to residents within Marin County Free Library jurisdictions, due to licensing agreements
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Student Resource Center

The Student Research Center is designed for Middle and High School students. It searches the EBSCO databases we offer for the best resources on their topic for students and contains full text articles for more than 140 popular magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles) and full text articles are also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Additionally, Student Resource Center contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books including the Funk & Wagnall's New World EncyclopediaAmerican Heritage Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Animals.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

Topic Search

This current events database allows you to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints. TOPICsearch contains full text for over 60,000 articles from diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

Tuition Funding Sources

A private website designed to help students find scholarships, college and career information. TFS offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 Billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information.

(Available only to residents within Marin County Free Library jurisdictions, due to licensing agreements
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Virtual Reference Library (Gale)

A collection of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for research which includes Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, Readymade Job Search Letters, Grizmek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia, the Ancient World, Dictionary of American History, Fashion Costume and Culture, the Greenwood Library of World Folktales, the Gale Encyclopedia of Science and more.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

Zinio Digital Magazines

Zinio Digital Magazine is the world's largest digital newsstand. Through the ZINIO UNITY™ reading platform, you can search and select publications from a subscribing library’s digital magazine stand. The entire magazine is replicated digitally and allows you to move seamlessly within each publication page between text, interactive graphics, animated illustrations, videos and much more. With its unique digital platform,you can discover published content, get more of it and do more with it.

(Available only to residents of Marin County Free Library jurisdictions, Belvedere-Tiburon, Mill Valley and San Anselmo Library jurisdictions, due to licensing agreements)
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