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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.
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Biography in Context (Gale) Available anywhere with a library card
More than 440,000 biographies of authors, scientists, musicians, world leaders...

Available everywhere with a library card
Discover our favorite books and apps matched to your child's age and interests.  

Available everywhere with a library card
Classic video storybooks for beginning readers...with read-aloud, educational games and activities.  

Available everywhere with a library card 
Select from 21 monthly newsletters to receive via email or RSS feeds.  
Available everywhere with a library card
Great resource for life-long learners with live one-on-one help on taking the GED, Microsoft Office Suite and preparing for the US Citizenship Test. Submit your resume online to have your resume critiqued and edited within 24 hours.  

BrainFuse HelpNow! Available everywhere with a library card
Online tutor service available daily from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Grade 3 and up).  

Available everywhere with a library card
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.

Business Insights: Essentials Available everywhere with a library card
15 min. delayed stock reporting, financial analyst reports, market research reports, including public, private and international companies as well as extensive industry information with S.W.O.T. Analysis.


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