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These resources are available to anyone with a valid Marin library card, unless noted in the descriptions. (Some resources are only available to cardholders who live in our jurisdictions, due to licensing agreements). [Explain this]


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Homework Help

Academic Search Complete

Find articles in many areas of academic study including the sciences, engineering, math, social sciences and humanities.

 

Access Science

Find encyclopedia entries and articles on science and technology, plus multimedia and graphics, and science news.
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Biography Reference Center

Comprehensive collection of biographies, including actors, authors, composers, explorers, historical figures, world leaders, inventors, musicians, and many others.

 

EBSCO Combined Search

Search all our EBSCO databases simultaneously, covering a wide range of subjects.

 

Gale Virtual Reference Library

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.

 

Help Now! Homework Help

Get live online homework help from an expert tutor. For students of all ages, in English or Spanish. Monday - Friday 1pm -10pm PST. Also includes a writing lab, test center, live skill building, foreign language lab and adult learning center.
(Available only to library cardholders who live within MCFL jurisdictions) [Explain this]

 

Kids Search from EBSCO

Elementary school students can find resources on a number of topics.

 

Literary Reference Center

Comprehensive resource with information on thousands of authors and their works, including literary criticism, biographies and bibliographies.

 

MAS Ultra: School Edition

Research tool designed for high school students, containing articles from many popular magazines.

 

MasterFILE Premier

Comprehensive resource offering articles from academic journals, magazines, reference books and primary source documents.

 

Middle Search Plus

Research tool designed for middle school students, containing articles from many popular magazines and reference books. Articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

 

Newspaper Source Plus

Find articles from many current newspapers, including Marin Independent Journal, Christian Science Monitor, The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The Times (UK), USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times and others. Also includes TV and radio news transcripts from major broadcasting networks. See also ProQuest Newspapers.

 

Points of View Reference Center

Learn about topics from opposing viewpoints, with an overview, point, counterpoint and Critical Thinking Guide. Articles include citations. Topics include affirmative action, cloning, Israel & the Palestinians, separation of church and state, and many more.

 

ProQuest Newspapers

Find articles from current major national and international newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. See also Newspaper Source Plus.

 

Student Research Center

Research tool designed for Middle and High School students, including articles from magazines and reference books. Articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

 

Topic Search

Explore articles on social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics. Sources include international & regional newspapers, magazines, polls, pamphlets and government information.