Online Databases

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Browse our Databases by Subject (click to find the right database for your topic of interest)


Newspapers and Magazines


America's Newspapers
Newsbank - America's Newspapers
Local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers--all in one easy-to-search database. Almost 700 newspapers included in this database including the Orange County Register and the New York Times!

General Reference Center Gold

General Reference Center Gold

A database containing articles or summaries from general interest magazines and newspapers.


World Book Online

World Book Kids
World Book Kids
This database includes thousands of easy-to-read articles, engaging images and illustrations, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources.

World Book Info
World Book Info Finder
Designed for school aged researchers looking for help with homework. Info Finder is a general purpose database on a variety of topics including science fair projects and biographies. Includes links to world newspapers.

World Book Reference
World Book Reference Center
A powerful reference tool for advanced researchers and information seekers. The site features thousands of e-books, tens of thousands of articles, and hundreds of thousands of primary source documents.

World Book Discover
World Book Discover
This database includes reference articles, text-to-speech capabilities, learning and life skills activities, research tools, multimedia, and interactive video.

Early World of Learning
Early World of Learning
A wealth of resources to help preschoolers and children in the early grades grasp critical early childhood themes while developing reading and oral language skills. This database uses narrated stories with word-by-word highlighting, interactive games, interactive reference material for beginners, and more to help young learners build vocabulary, comprehension, phonics, and reading fluency.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
This database offers World Book’s excellent editorial content, rich media, and interactive features in Spanish.
Gran Enciclopedia Hispanica
Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica
A comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia that includes over 100,000 articles, more than 9,000 images and maps, and nearly 1,000 videos, animations, sounds, and interactive media.

World Book Living Green
World Book Living Green
A database specialized in green living, with resources and information on consumable goods, pollution facts, durable goods, green development, green transportation, and nature.

World Book Early Peoples
World Book Early Peoples
A database specialized in ancient civilizations and early human life.

World Book Inventions and Discoveries
World Book Inventions and Discoveries
A database specialized in human innovation. Find information on inventions and discoveries related to the fields of agriculture, art, astronomy, engineering, medicine, communications, economics, and more.

World Book Social Studies Power
World Book Social Studies Power
A database specialized in social studies that provide lessons with instructive multimedia, read-aloud text, literacy tools, and geography basics to provide a well-rounded learning experience for students.

 

Science Power Icon

Science Power new!

This database uses engaging and visually rich multimedia lessons to teach on-level and differentiated lesson content to upper elementary-age children. The database is correlated to popular science textbooks as well as state/provincial standards, and includes differentiated content to help struggling readers master the material.


Gale Databases


General Ref Center Gold
General Reference Center Gold
A database containing articles or summaries from general interest magazines and newspapers.

Gale Virtual Ref Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a searchable database of ebook encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for research on topics such as the Middle Ages, World War II, Colonial America, the Great Depression, Westward Expansion, Decades in American History, and much more.

Remote Access
Remote Access
(click on Remote Access if you connect from home, school, or office)


You will need a Santa Ana Public Library card and Personal Identification Number (PIN). Contact Circulation Desk at (714) 647-5250 to obtain a PIN.


If you are unable to access our online databases, please call the Reference Desk at (714) 647-5264 or email saplcomments@santa-ana.org

Testing
Testing & Education Reference Center With Career Module
A start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life.
  • Over 300 practice tests and courses
  • Dozens of ebooks containing valuable study material and practice tests
  • Information on over 4,000 accredited schools
  • Scholarship search featuring $8 billion in available scholarships
  • Resume builder with over 1,000 brainstorming phrases to get you started
  • Career modules covering subjects from career change to salary negotiations

American History
American History
eBooks on American History.

Biography in Context

Biography in Context

Biography in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people.



ABC-CLIO (formerly Greenwood) Databases

Latino American Experience
American Mosaic - The Latino-American Experience
Information from many print and online sources on the history and culture of Latinos living in the United States.

American Indian Experience
American Mosaic -The American Indian Experience
This database contains a full-text digital resource exploring the histories and contemporary cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States.

African American Experience
American Mosaic - The African American Experience
Developed with the guidance of African American librarians and subject specialists, The African American Experience is the widest ranging and easiest-to-use online database collection on African American history and culture. This database contains a full-text digital resource exploring African American history and culture.

Daily Life through History
Daily Life through History
Provides details of what life was like for people in different cultures throughout history. Includes illustrations, maps, clothing patterns, song, recipes, games, and dances of the time period.
Issues
Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society
This database provides students with an in-depth understanding of how society shapes and is shaped by controversy.

Popular Culture Universe
Popular Culture Universe
Pop Culture Universe is an irresistible yet authoritative digital database on popular culture in America, both past and present--in a package as dynamic as the topic it covers.

World Folklore and Folklife
World Folklore and Folklife
Fully-indexed and cross searchable, this database provides resources related to the myths, legends, and folktales of people around the world as well as history, religions, beliefs, rituals, ceremonies, holidays, festivals, music, dance, food, arts, and crafts.

World at War
World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society
This user-friendly database provides comprehensive information on 14 conflict periods that have defined our nation from its earliest beginnings to today.



Remote Access
Remote Access
(click on Remote Access if you connect from home, school, or office)

You will need a Santa Ana Public Library card and Personal Identification Number (PIN). Contact Circulation Desk at (714) 647-5250 to obtain a PIN.

If you are unable to access our online databases, please call the Reference Desk at (714) 647-5264 or email saplcomments@santa-ana.org