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Databases

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.

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.

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)

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) 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Marin County Free Library jurisdiction residents due to licensing agreements)

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)

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.

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)

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)