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Research & Online Resources   Tags: databases, homework help, online resources, research, research by topics  

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: Print Guide

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Public Policy, Government & Election Resources

CitizenshipWorks Recommended Web Resources
A free online tool to help immigrants who are unsure of their eligibility or where to begin the naturalization process. It offers interactive tutorials to learn about the naturalization process and help immigrants prepare for the civics and English tests.

LearningExpress Library Available everywhere with a library card
In addition to standardized tests for schools or workskills improvement, LearningExpress also offers U.S. Citizenship preparation in English and in Spanish. Forgot

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Recommended Web Resources
A government agency to provide accurate and useful information to immigrants, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of the immigration system.

Welcome to Recommended Web Resources
This comprehensive guide, Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants, contains practical information to help you settle into everyday life in the United States. It also contains basic civics information that introduces you to the U.S. system of government.
Public Policy
America's News (NewsBank) Available everywhere with a library card
Search local, state and national full-text articles on issues, events, business, government, health and more with over 1,400 news sources, newspapers, videos, newswires, and web-only content including the Daily News (10/1/85-Current), Ventura County Star (1997-Current), and USA Today (7/1/87-Current).  

Country Studies Recommended Web Resources
Published by Library of Congress, Country Studies offers previously published Country Studies/Area Handbooks and more up-to-date Country Profiles on select countries. This series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.  

Opposing Viewpoints Available everywhere with a library card
Topic overviews designed to meet the research needs of students, supported with full-text articles from newspapers and magazines, statistical charts, government data, images, and links to reviewed websites  search tips
Federal, State & Local Government Information
California Legislative Information Recommended Web Resources
Access to California law and legislative information

City of Thousand Oaks Recommended Web Resources
Information on city departments, leaders and municipal code

State of California Recommended Web Resources
Official web portal for the State of California; checkout Find a Service for information on the various departments and branches of the State of California. Recommended Web Resources
Official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public.  

US Government Manual Recommended Web Resources
Official handbook of the Federal Government with information on the three branches of the government Recommended Web Resources
Official web portal for the U.S. Government; access to statistical information and census data  
Voting & Elections
California Official Voter Information Guide Recommended Web Resources
California Online Voter Guide Recommended Web Resources
Easy Voter Guide — California Edition Recommended Web Resources
League of Women Voters of California Recommended Web Resources
New Voters of California - Elections & Voter Information Recommended Web Resources
Project Vote Smart Recommended Web Resources
Voting & Elections Information at Recommended Web Resources


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