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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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Literature, Books and Reading

General Literature Research
Available anywhere with a library card
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 Sources
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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.
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Full-text articles from magazines, journal and scholarly publication.  search tips
Illustrated biographical profiles of children's authors and illustrators. See Artemis: Literary Sources
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Literary Criticism
Artemis: Literary Resources

Available everywhere with a library card

Search Dictionary of Literature Biography, Literature Resource Center, Literary Criticism Online, Something About the Author Online, Twayne's Authors Series and Scribner Writers Series all at once to access primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies.  tutorial
Available everywhere with a library card
Fable Learning is a collection of fiction and non-fiction ebooks for children of all ages. To access via a web browser, enter the 14-digital library card number. The Fable Reader app is available from Google Play Store  and Amazon App Store.  For iOS devices, search for Fable Reader in the iTunes App Store.  Use Username: onekoaks and Password: onekoaks to log in with your mobile device.  

OneClickdigital Available everywhere with a library card
A new beta platform for downloadable audiobooks by Recorded Books, Inc., previously NetLibrary. Compatible with iPod and most media players. For details please visit eBooks & More page on the Library's web site.  new user video

Download free bestseller eBooks and eAudiobooks onto your computer, e-reader device or portable MP3 player, including iPods and iPads. For details please visit eBooks & More page on the Library's web site.
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Recommended Web Resources
30,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPhone, Kindle, Sony Reader  
Available everywhere with a library card
An online collection of animated, talking picture books  
Reading Resources
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  
Recommended Web Resources
Access booklists and reviews  

Available everywhere with a library card
Find read-alikes, similar authors for young readers  search tips

New Book Alerts Available everywhere with a library card
A free online email notification service that showcases the newest titles purchase by the library.  

NoveList Available everywhere with a library card
Online tool for finding fiction by plot, read-alikes, similar authors, includes feature articles and reviews, and book discussion guides. search tips

Available everywhere with a library card
Join one or more book clubs and receive 5-minute selection from a chapter of a book each day, Monday  through Friday.  
Recommended Web Resources
An index of free online texts in all languages,  both general and specialized  
Look here for ideas of discussible books and discussion topics for your reading group  


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Available everywhere with a library card Available from home. A Thousand Oaks Library card is required.     

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