Business & Investing

Morningstar

Independent research, ratings, and tools to help people invest in their own financial futures. 4 concurrent users max

Value Line

The Research Center includes online access to Value Line's leading research publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options, and convertible securities as well as our proprietary special situation stocks.

Children

PBS Video Collection

  • Audience: Grades 6-12
  • Description: A streaming video collection providing an exceptional range of content with the most valuable video documentaries and series from PBS
  • Common assignments it supports: In-class use to introduce a topic, engage with students who are visual learners

eBooks & eMagazines

eBook Central

The most complete selection of ebooks for research, teaching, and learning with content from leading publishers.

eBooks: High School Collection (EBSCO)

This collection offers full-text titles with unlimited access designed specifically to support a quality learning experience for High School students across all academic subjects from History, to Language and Literature, to Science & Technology.

eBooks: History Collection (EBSCO)

This collection features history titles across a variety of subjects, including Medieval History, History of Music, History of Science, History of the World, History of the Caribbean & West Indies, History of the Holocaust, Law in History, History of Philosophy, History of Africa, Art History, History of Technology & Engineering, History of Business & Economics, History of the Middle East, History of Latin America, History of Canada, History of Asia, History of Religion, History of Europe, History of the Military and History of the United States.

eBooks: K-8 Collection (EBSCO)

This collection offers full-text titles with unlimited access designed specifically to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all academic subjects from History, to Language and Literature, to Science & Technology.

OverDrive eBooks

Borrow bestselling ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines using the Libby app on your iPad, iPhone, Android device, or Kindle Reader.

OverDrive Magazines

Over 3,000 in-demand magazines supplied by ZINIO are now available through the OverDrive platform in the Libby app. All magazines are available for unlimited simultaneous use.

PressReader

PressReader provides full-image access to hundreds of newspapers and magazines from around the world. More than 90 countries and more than 40 languages are represented.

 

 

Genealogy & History

Ancestry Library (in library use only)

The world’s largest online family history resource contains hundreds of years of history in billions of historical documents and millions of historical photos from all over the world.

FamilySearch Genealogy Microfilm

Search the catalog of genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) made available by FamilySearch online and in libraries and centers worldwide.

Fold3

Provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and documents of the men and women who served. It contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3.

Heritage Quest Online

A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. The database provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.

Palos Verdes Local History

The collection includes, but is not limited to, materials related to the cities of Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, and Rolling Hills.  It consists of materials in a variety of print and non-print formats.  Most frequently used are the books, clippings files, early serials, maps, oral histories, historic photographs, and yearbooks. 

Health & Wellness

Teen Health & Wellness

Teen Health & Wellness provides middle and high school students with nonjudgmental, straightforward, curricular and self-help support, aligned to state, national, and provincial standards. Topics include diseases, drugs and alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide and bullying, green living, LGBTQ issues, and more.

Homework

Book Connections

For kids & teens. Book Guides, reading lists, lesson plans, vocabulary lists, award-winning lists, book trailers, and meet-the-author movies.

Brainfuse.com - Live Homework Help

Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP, and state standardized tests. Choose your topic to receive real-time help. Find out more.

Britannica School

 Research support for students in elementary through high school.

California Missions eBooks

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CultureGrams

CultureGrams goes beyond basic facts and figures with local perspectives on more than 200 countries, detailing daily life and culture, including history, customs and lifestyles. 

eBooks: High School Collection (EBSCO)

This collection offers full-text titles with unlimited access designed specifically to support a quality learning experience for High School students across all academic subjects from History, to Language and Literature, to Science & Technology.

eBooks: History Collection (EBSCO)

This collection features history titles across a variety of subjects, including Medieval History, History of Music, History of Science, History of the World, History of the Caribbean & West Indies, History of the Holocaust, Law in History, History of Philosophy, History of Africa, Art History, History of Technology & Engineering, History of Business & Economics, History of the Middle East, History of Latin America, History of Canada, History of Asia, History of Religion, History of Europe, History of the Military and History of the United States.

eBooks: K-8 Collection (EBSCO)

This collection offers full-text titles with unlimited access designed specifically to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all academic subjects from History, to Language and Literature, to Science & Technology.

National Geographic Kids

Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Best for children aged 6–14.

PBS Video Collection

  • Audience: Grades 6-12
  • Description: A streaming video collection providing an exceptional range of content with the most valuable video documentaries and series from PBS
  • Common assignments it supports: In-class use to introduce a topic, engage with students who are visual learners

Proquest California State Library's K-12 Homework Resources

Encyclopaedia Britannica, Book Connections, CultureGrams, SIRS Discoverer, SIRS Issues Researcher, eLibrary, ProQuest Research Companion, and Schools & Educators Complete

Languages

Rosetta Stone

The award-winning interactive approach has been used by millions of learners around the world to learn a new language. Core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation. 
Setup Guide

Movies & Music

Hoopla - Movies, TV, Music, Books

Borrow free digital movies, tv, music, ebooks, comics, and audiobooks with your library card. 6 checkouts a month.
  

Kanopy - Movie Streaming

Stream over 30,000 Documentaries, Classic, and Indie Films. On Desktop, Mobile, Apple TV, Roku from publishers like the Criterion Collection and the Great Courses. 6 checkouts a month.

  

PBS Video Collection

  • Audience: Grades 6-12
  • Description: A streaming video collection providing an exceptional range of content with the most valuable video documentaries and series from PBS
  • Common assignments it supports: In-class use to introduce a topic, engage with students who are visual learners

Newspapers & Magazines

JSTOR Scholarly Journals

JSTOR is a digital library of academic content in many formats and disciplines. The collections include top peer-reviewed scholarly journals as well as respected literary journals, academic monographs, research reports from trusted institutes, and primary sources.

MasterFILE Premier Magazines

Access thousands of images and full-text articles from over 1,700 periodicals, nearly 500 reference books, and more than 164,400 primary source documents. MasterFILE Premier also includes an image collection of over 502,000 photos, maps, and flags.

National Geographic

Magazine archive 1888 - 1994.

National Geographic Kids

Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Best for children aged 6–14.

Newsbank

National and World News

New York Times

Palos Verdes Library District patrons can now enjoy digital content from the New York Times on their home computer, laptop, phone, or tablet.

PressReader

PressReader provides full-image access to hundreds of newspapers and magazines from around the world. More than 90 countries and more than 40 languages are represented.

 

 

US Major Dailies

US Major Dailies provides access to the five most respected U.S. national and regional newspapers: The New York TimesWashington PostLos Angeles TimesChicago Tribune, and The Wall Street Journal

Reading & Literature

Book Connections

For kids & teens. Book Guides, reading lists, lesson plans, vocabulary lists, award-winning lists, book trailers, and meet-the-author movies.

Literary Reference Center

Current, comprehensive, and reliable online literature resource, offering the broadest and most representative range of authors and their works, including a deep collection of full-text critical and literary analysis for literary studies

NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus is a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. It includes picture books, children's "chapter" books, children's and younger teen titles in both fiction and non-fiction

Novelist Plus

(EBSCO): This is a popular readers’ advisory service that helps readers find fiction and nonfiction books. It includes reviews, book covers, booklists, links to author web pages & much more!

Reference & Research

Archives Unbound - Historical Documents

Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars, researchers, and students at the college and university level.

Brainfuse JobNow/VetNow

Receive live job coaching, real-time interview practice, full-service resume lab, 24/7 access to local job resources and more!

Explora for Teachers

Designed for educators, administrators, and those seeking professional development resources, this bibliographic and full-text database covers scholarly research relating to all areas of education such as curriculum and instruction, administration, policy, funding, and related social issues. Also includes ERIC The Education Resource Information Center database.

Gale In Context: Environmental Studies

Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content.

Gale Interactive: Science

Science comes to life as you zoom, rotate, and explore interactive 3D models. View related reference articles and search Gale content to find more information.

JSTOR Scholarly Journals

JSTOR is a digital library of academic content in many formats and disciplines. The collections include top peer-reviewed scholarly journals as well as respected literary journals, academic monographs, research reports from trusted institutes, and primary sources.

Legal Information Reference Center

Includes all of the Nolo Press legal books, plus popular legal forms. Subjects include: Business & Corporations, Family Affairs & Divorce, Immigration & Travel, Money & Financial Planning, Patents, Copyright & Trademarks, Property & Real Estate, Rights & Disputes, and Wills & Estate Planning.

PBS Video Collection

  • Audience: Grades 6-12
  • Description: A streaming video collection providing an exceptional range of content with the most valuable video documentaries and series from PBS
  • Common assignments it supports: In-class use to introduce a topic, engage with students who are visual learners

Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA)

Reference Solutions is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on U.S. businesses (64 million) and U.S. residents (299 million).

Reference Solutions makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.

IOS Android

WorldCat

Interlibrary Loan Search

Science & Technology

eBooks: High School Collection (EBSCO)

This collection offers full-text titles with unlimited access designed specifically to support a quality learning experience for High School students across all academic subjects from History, to Language and Literature, to Science & Technology.

eBooks: K-8 Collection (EBSCO)

This collection offers full-text titles with unlimited access designed specifically to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all academic subjects from History, to Language and Literature, to Science & Technology.

Gale In Context: Environmental Studies

Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content.

Gale Interactive: Science

Science comes to life as you zoom, rotate, and explore interactive 3D models. View related reference articles and search Gale content to find more information.

National Geographic Kids

Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Best for children aged 6–14.

Tutorials & Learning Platforms

Brainfuse.com - Live Homework Help

Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP, and state standardized tests. Choose your topic to receive real-time help. Find out more.

Coursera

Provides learners with access to more than 5,000 courses and certifications led by top businesses, universities, and organizations.

GetSetUp

GetSetUp has a catalog of over 500 classes exclusively for older adults.  During the week, GetSetUp offers more than 40 live classes every day as well as 25 on weekends.

Learning Express Library

An online learning platform that offers practice tests and interactive tutorials to help patrons improve basic skills in reading, writing, and math, as well as prepare for tests. It has practice for elementary, middle and high school students as well as popular software tutorials and computer and internet basics courses.

LinkedIn Learning

Choose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts.

Northstar Digital Literacy

Northstar focuses on people with no, low, or limited technology skills.

Skillshare

Provides 35,000 video courses on topics including entrepreneurship, graphic design, productivity, freelancing, marketing, illustration, and time management.

Veterans

Brainfuse JobNow/VetNow

Receive live job coaching, real-time interview practice, full-service resume lab, 24/7 access to local job resources and more!

Fold3

Provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and documents of the men and women who served. It contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3.