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The Thousand Oaks Library subscribes to a variety of highly specialized electronic databases.
All of these resources may be used in the library, and many can be accessed from home via the Internet.
Last Updated: Mar 9, 2017 URL: http://research.tolibrary.org/databases Print Guide

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Biography & History

Biography
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More than 440,000 biographies of authors, scientists, musicians, world leaders... search tips
For students K-8, includes thousands of images, videos, and statistics to research virtually any topic. Other resources include research guides, learning activities for English & language arts, the sciences, the Social Sciences, timelines on various topics, and an online dictionary and thesaurus.

Available everywhere with a library card
The classic encyclopedia, recreated online with content including animation, sound files, video clips, daily updates, and content from current periodicals.  
Research sources for young adults include three databases, thousands of curated articles and magazines, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended websites, along with a pop-up Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus.

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Comprehensive literary biographies written by recognized literary scholars and critics with profiles of more than 143, 000 past and present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers and playwrights. see Artemis: Literary Resources
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Biography by professions, look under topics and select biography search tips
Biography by professions, look under topics and select biography search tips
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Offers authoritative full-text reference titles from Gale and other premier publishing partners. Special features include: on-demand machine-aided content translations into 14 languages and text-to-speech technology in 19 languages. search tips

Illustrated biographical profiles of children's authors and illustrators. see Artemis: Literary Resources search tips

Full-text biographical articles on famous people...check out World Book Kids more info
History
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Archives Unbound presents digital content from: "County and Regional Histories & Atlases: California, 1867-1910"; and "Through the Camera Lens: The Moving Picture World and the Silent Cinema Era, 1907-1927."
American history from 1493 to the present including original speeches, poems, interviews and writings of more than 1,500 influential authors in multiple formats. Topics include American democracy, education, business and labor, and the arts.
For students K-8, includes thousands of images, videos, and statistics to research virtually any topic. Other resources include research guides, learning activities for English & language arts, the sciences, the Social Sciences, timelines on various topics, and an online dictionary and thesaurus.

Available everywhere with a library card
The classic encyclopedia, recreated online with content including animation, sound files, video clips, daily updates, and content from current periodicals.  
Research sources for young adults include three databases, thousands of curated articles and magazines, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended websites, along with a pop-up Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus.

Available everywhere with a library card
Offers authoritative full-text titles—from Gale and a host of premier publishing partners—within 15 subject areas for school age children all the way up to college level. Special features include: On-demand machine-aided content translations into 14 languages and text-to-speech technology in 19 languages. search tips

Stories about historic documents that have been conserved, with links to actual documents and online exhibits.

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Includes Decades series, Great Lives from History series, and Great Events from History.

U.S. History In Context Available everywhere with a library card
Access to primary and secondary sources from trusted reference titles and periodicals, and reliable multimedia news sources. search tips
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Offer primary and secondary sources covers over 5,000 years from antiquity to the present.

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All articles from the current 22-volume edition of the World Book Encyclopedia tutorial
Local History
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Local history collection in the Thousand Oaks Library

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Obituaries, index to local newspaper articles about the Conejo Valley more info

 

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