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To search a database, click on the links below. When accessing databases from home you will be prompted to enter your 13-digit library card number (no spaces). Need help using a database? Call your local County Library or email us.

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Business Resource Center
This page on the County Library's website provides more business information including reports and statistics, and research in the library.
Career Resources
This page on the County Library's website provides more career information including library and online resource, and links to materials in our catalog.
Citizenship Information Page
This page on the County Library's website provides links to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website as well as other useful websites and databases that contain valuable citizenship information.
LGBT Collection and Booklists
This page on the County Library's website provides information about the LGBT Collection at the West Hollywood Library, booklists, and more.
Online Learning
This page on the County Library's website provides more information about online learning opportunities offered through the Library's website including links to specific classes in Learn4Life and Universal Class.
Tax Information Page
This page on the County Library's website has more information on the California Franchise Tax Board, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance),, and library events and materials that can help you file your taxes.
Writers' Corner
This page on the County Library's website provides information and resources to writers looking to develop their writing skills and self-publish their works using BiblioBoard and SELF-e.
Health information from the National Library of Medicine.
America’s Newspapers
National and local papers including over 60 Los Angeles County papers such as the Long Beach Press-Telegram and Orange County Register.
American Decades
Choose a decade from 1900 to 1990 using the drop down menu.
American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism
Through extensive FBI documentation, this collection provides unparalleled insight into the motives, actions, and leadership of the American Indian Movement and the development of Native American radicalism.
Archives of Sexuality and Gender
Archival documents since 1940 that present important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond.
Ayuda de Tareas en Vivo
Reciba gratis y en vivo ayuda de un tutor que le ayudará con sus tareas en matemáticas, ciencias, ingles, y estudios sociales. Encuentre también recursos para su carrera y de preparación para exámenes en ciudadana, el GED, y más.
Biblioteca TumbleBook
Audiograbaciones y libros animados para niños.
Business Insights: Essentials
Information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.
California Courts Self-Help Center
The Self-Help Center will help you find assistance and information, work better with an attorney, and represent yourself in some legal matters.
California Driving Tests
Access to car, motorcycle, and commercial driver's license practice tests and online manuals in English and Spanish.
Career Transitions
An online career guidance center that walks you through the job-search process from beginning to end.
Chemical Elements
Navigate the table of contents using the drop down menu located in the top right.
Chilton Library
Detailed step-by-step service instructions, photographs, illustrations, wiring diagrams, diagnostic trouble codes, recall information, and maintenance and specification tables. Covers domestic and import vehicles up to current model year.
Chronicling America
Provides free access to millions of historic American newspaper pages. Quickly get started by using the topics page.
Find business information on brands and their companies. Search for contact information on multinational, national and regional groups. Discover listings for radio, television, cable and print media. Users can search multiple directories at one time.
Final Accountability Rosters of Japanese-American Relocation Centers, 1944-1946
The rosters, which are part of the Records of the War Relocation Authority, consist of alphabetical lists of evacuees resident at the relocation centers during the period of their existence.
Freegal Music
Unlimited streaming. Download five DRM free songs each week! You keep them forever, and can play them on any MP3 player. Download on the go with the Apple and Android apps.
Gale Courses
Wide range of interactive courses, led by expert instructors, can be taken entirely over the Internet. As a library card holder in good standing, you can take six courses per calendar year at no cost.
Complete U.S. Federal Census, Freedman's Bank Records for African American genealogy research and Periodical Source Index (PERSI). Your library card number (no spaces) is your "barcode ID".
hoopla digital
Free streaming digital videos, music & audiobooks on your smartphone, tablet or computer.
Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life
This digital collection of Japanese relocation camp newspapers record the concerns and the day-to-day life of the interned Japanese-Americans.
Kanopy Streaming
Kanopy offers independent, international, classic and documentary films to stream with your library card.
Khan Academy
Khan Academy provides free world-class education for anyone anywhere. Learners can study at their own pace wherever they are. Subjects include, math, science, computer programming, humanities and more.
Kids' Virtual Reference Library
eBooks covering popular subjects including history, geography, religion, and science. Designed for children in upper elementary school.
Learning Express Test Prep
Practice tests, tutorials and eBooks for school and career, including college entrance, civil service and citizenship. Includes new GED 2014 information.
Legal Information Reference Center
Search full-text legal self-help reference works and get free legal forms. Topics covered include business law, financial planning, family law, property and real estate law, and rights and disputes.
Literature Resource Center
Find literary criticism, biographies, overviews of literary topics and works from all genres, disciplines, time periods and regions of the world.
Live Homework Help
Get free homework help from a live, online tutor in math, science, English, and social studies.
Los Angeles Sentinel, 1934-2005
Includes digital reproductions of pages, article images, and full text searching.
Los Angeles Star, 1851-1879
Includes digital reproductions of pages, article images, and full text searching.
Los Angeles Times
Full text from 1985 to present. provides a vast library of streaming online instructional videos covering the latest software, creative, and business skills. Taught by accomplished teachers and recognized industry experts, is a high-quality resource for anyone looking to learn new skills in a wide range of subjects including photography, animation, music, web development, software, and project management. You can take an unlimited number of courses with 24/7 access on your computer or smartphone. Create an account with your library card number & PIN and learn at your own pace.
Magazine and Newspaper Search - MasterFile
General interest magazines and newspapers, many full text.
Mango Languages
Free, online language-learning includes 22 languages, including Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Tagalog and Greek. Also has English language courses for speakers of 15 different languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, and Russian. Learn on the go with the Mango Mobile app for iPhone and Android. More info here.
MedlinePlus en Español
Información de salud para usted. Esto es un servicio de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina de EE.UU.
Mergent Archives
Mergent Archives is an online database providing you with access to a vast, indexed collection of corporate and industry related documents.
Newspaper Source
National, international, and regional papers plus television transcripts.
Sign up to receive book recommendations by email. Choose from over 20 newsletters, including fiction, nonfiction, audiobooks and books for teens and kids.
A guide to fiction and nonfiction reading for all ages, including fiction and nonfiction reading interests.
NoveList K-8
A guide to reading for children grades Kindergarten-8. A resource for children, parents, and teachers.
ONE Archives at the USC Libraries
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries is the largest repository of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) materials in the world.
Downloadable audiobooks available for your PC or Mac computer. Getting started.
Opposing Viewpoints
Essays, articles and primary sources on contemporary social issues.
Downloadable audio and eBooks. Quick Start Guide and FAQ.
Personal Justice Denied: Public Hearings of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment, 1981
A collection of the testimony and documents from more than 750 witnesses including Japanese Americans, former government officials who ran the internment program, public figures, and more.
Powerspeak Languages
Learn Spanish, French, Mandarin, German, or English for Spanish-speakers and Chinese-speakers through a series of stories, activities and innovative learning tools.
Formerly Zinio. Read full digital copies of your favorite magazines on a computer, tablet, smartphone, or mobile device. More information here.
Select "U.S. Businesses" for detailed business information. Select "U.S. Consumers" to conduct market research or locate friends and relatives.
Social Studies Fact Cards - California Edition
California history covering topics including Missions, Indian Tribes, and Governors. For students grades 4-6.
TumbleBook Library
Animated and talking children's books.'s Job Help and Career Resources
Live tutors are available for career help, including resume review, job searching and interview preparation. Choose Job Help from the topic drop down menu to get started. You can also view career resources such as job openings, resume and cover letter templates, and interview guidelines by clicking View Career Resources at the bottom left of the page.
Universal Class
Over 500 online continuing education courses taught by real instructors covering a diverse range of subjects including computers, business, home & garden, health and medicine, and more.
US Newsstream
Formerly National Newspapers Premier, US Newsstream provides access to the 10 most respected major national and regional newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, and USA Today.
Virtual Reference Library
eBooks on art, business, education, the environment, health, history, law, literature, social sciences, science, and technology.
War Department and Indian Affairs, 1800-1824
Consists of the letters received by and sent to the War Department, including correspondence from Indian superintendents and agents, factors of trading posts, Territorial and State governors, military commanders, and more.