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Research & Articles
Research Database

EbscoHost offers a variety of comprehensive full-text databases, ranging from general reference collections to subject-specific databases for public, academic, corporate and school libraries.
Search full-text articles from magazines, essays, videos, and primary source documents for subject-based student research.
Search Complete

Scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database that offers indexing and abstracts for peer-reviewed journals, periodicals, monographs, reports, conference proceedings and more.
Archives Unbound Primary source materials covering a wide-variety of topics of importance to US and California history.
Reference Center
Biographical articles about people from around the world and throughout history.
Britannica Escolar Britannica Escolar es una enciclopedia en dos partes con portales para estudiantes de primaria y secundaria.
School Edition
Britannica School Edition is a three part encyclopedia with articles for elementary, middle, and high school students.
Source Complete
Provides access to detailed company information and analysis, industry profiles and market insights and emerging trends.
Reference Center
Offers full-text from reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, periodicals, historical documents, biographies, photos and maps, and historical video.
Reference Center
A full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books and literary journals. Includes plot summaries, articles, author biographies, book reviews, novels, literary journals, short stories, poems, author interviews, and images.
Legal Information
Reference Center
Find legal forms, browse by category for relevant articles, or search through NOLO Press books on legal matters.
Points of View
Reference Center
A full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. 
Reference Center
Contains full text for science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and more. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
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Auto Repair
Chilton Auto Library Provides access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. Provides step-by-step repair procedures, troubleshooting guides, diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams, and videos.
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Business & Finance 
Source Complete

Access detailed company information and analysis, industry profiles and market insights and emerging trends.
Harvard Business Review Published since 1922, this general management magazine focuses on leadership, strategy, and operations across industries and management objectives. 
Morningstar Investment Research Center A comprehensive financial database that provides independent ratings and analysis on a wide range of financial products with up-to-date financial news and information, tools for analyzing your portfolio, and online investment courses and webinars.
Regional Business News
Regional Business News provides full text for regional business publications, covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
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Career & Skill-Building  
Career Online High School Earn your High School diploma and a Career Certification through Career Online High School, a free, online learning platform to help start or advance your career. Scholarships provided by the Mountain View Public Library and the California State Library. 
Coursera Online learning platform focused on digital, human and business skills with courses provided by top universities and companies.
GetSetUp Live, interactive learning courses for adults aged 50+ focused on technology, health and social connections for older adults.
LearningExpress Library Offers tools and resources to help search for jobs, develop new skills and prepare for career certification exams and school admissions tests.
LinkedIn Learning Online courses taught by industry experts in software, creative and business skills to help achieve personal and professional goals.
Skillshare Platform for learning new skills from experts in a variety of fields including creative arts, design, entrepreneurship, lifestyle and technology.
Northstar Digital Literacy Online literacy program aimed at improving digital and technology literacy through assessment and training.
Brainfuse HelpNow Receive live tutoring assistance for grades K through 12, expert writing analysis, as well as access to skill-building resources.
Brainfuse VetNow Find resources and benefits for eligible veterans with Brainfuse VetNow. Receive live assistance to help navigate the VA system and learn about the available services and benefits.
Vocational and
Career Collection
Designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public, this collection provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.
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Consumer Research
Access thousands of ratings and reviews for consumer products and services through the web version of the popular consumer review magazine.
Consumer Reports Database Search full-text articles from the Consumer Reports magazine from 1985 to the current issue.   
Consumer Reports
Buying Guide

Updated yearly, this resource provides 2,000+ expert reviews, ratings, and advice on purchasing electronics, home appliances, cars, and more.
Legal Information
Reference Center
Find legal forms, browse by category for relevant articles, or search through NOLO Press books on legal matters, including consumer rights and financial planning.
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Health & Wellness  
Alt Health Watch
A full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
Consumer Health Complete A resource for consumer-oriented health content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine.
Health Source:
Consumer Edition

Searchable information on medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Scholarly full-text journal articles focusing on medical disciplines and includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide.     
MedlinePlus Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, this site provides reliable, up-to-date health information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.
Digital Reference
PDR (formerly Physicians' Desk Reference) delivers innovative health knowledge products and services that support prescribing decisions and patient adherence to improve health. Should be used only as a reference aid
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection The world's largest full-text psychology database; includes topics on emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.

Salud en Español

Consumer Health Complete in Spanish. Salud en Español tiene reportes completos basados en evidencias y fichas de datos relacionados a todos los aspectos de la salud y el bienestar. Reportes específicos por tema que cubren todos los aspectos de la salud, dan información general importante en relación a enfermedades, afecciones y procedimientos de diversos tratamientos.
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Homework Help  
Brainfuse HelpNow Receive live tutoring assistance for grades K through 12, expert writing analysis, as well as access to skill-building resources and collaboration and study tools.
Britannica School Edition
Britannica School Edition provides up-to-date and well-curated content that includes images, videos, articles, primary sources, and more to help facilitate research for Elementary, Middle, and High School students.
Elementary School
Simple searchable database of age-appropriate materials that provides relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents to help successful research.
Middle School
Resource designed for middle school students to search for articles, essays, and primary source documents on a variety of school subjects and related topics. 
High School
Geared towards high school students, this resource provides primary source documents, articles, and essays to help facilitate successful research.
Gale Interactive: Science Explore complex concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science through an interactive lab simulation. For middle and high school students.
Gale in Context:
Environmental Studies
Analyze the impact of human interaction with the environment through case studies, news reports, journals and other reference materials. For high school students.
National Geographic Kids Browse the magazine (2009 to current) and explore books, videos, and images on animals, history, culture and more. For elementary and middle schools students.
Points of View
Reference Center
By presenting multiple sides of important issues, this database helps students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.
A collection of resources on children's and young adult books and authors used to supplement the student reading experience.
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Language Learning  
Mango Languages
Interactive language-learning lessons that combine real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple and clear instructions in an adaptive learning process.
Foreign Language Study
Access eBooks and eAudiobooks focused on language learning at all levels through OverDrive and the Northern California Digital Library.
Language Learning
at the Library
Check the Library calendar for upcoming events focused on conversation skills and language learning
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Local History
Mountain View Historical Newspapers 
(available in Library only)
Search digitized local newspapers from throughout the 20th century with full-text searching and image enhancement provided by Digital ReeL.
Mountain View Photographs and Oral Histories Discover photos of historical Mountain View and oral histories by Mountain View residents, focusing on the unique heritage of the city. Hosted by 
Mountain View
Obituary Database
An online index to the local obituaries found in the Mountain View History Center collection. Most obituaries appeared in local newspapers from 1967 to 2004.
Mountain View Voice Obituaries
An online directory of obituaries and remembrances of Mid-peninsula residents from the Mountain View Voice, from 2006 to the present.
Mountain View
History Center

Located on the 2nd Floor of the Mountain View Public Library, the History Center collects and preserves books, maps, photographs, directories, newspapers, school yearbooks, and other materials pertaining to Mountain View's heritage.
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Reading & Literature   
Literary Reference Center
A full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books and literary journals. Includes plot summaries, articles, author biographies, book reviews, novels, literary journals, short stories, poems, author interviews, and images.
NoveList Plus Through book reviews, author read-alikes, book lists and recommendations, NoveList Plus provides detailed descriptions of thousands of fiction and non-fiction titles to help find your next favorite book.
NoveList Plus K-8 A book recommendation database for young readers, NoveList Plus K-8 helps encourage reading success by finding the right book by interest and reading level. Most titles include Lexile and Accelerated Reader levels.
LINK+ A free, book-lending service that allows Mountain View Public Library patrons to borrow items from other public and academic libraries throughout California.
Book Club Kits
Host your own book club with book club kits available through the Library. Each kit consists of 10 copies of a popular title, a discussion guide, and a sign-out sheet.
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