Yolo County Library

Research

A-Z List of Resources

Find online resources by age on our Learning page.


Archives Unbound

Access primary source material for 296 archival collections covering topics important to U.S. and California history.*

View a 2-minute tutorial on how to use Archives Unbound

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CultureGrams

Unique, concise, and reliable cultural information, multimedia, and vital statistics on the countries of the world, U.S. states, and Canadian provinces.*

View a 16-minute CultureGrams demo video


Career Preparation

Prepare for Nursing, Real Estate, Teaching, Military, Emergency Medical, Firefighting, Electrician, Plumbing, Culinary Arts, and other careers.*

View a 22-minute video on how to navigate this site. This guide will show you how to take advantage of everything the site has to offer, including authentic practice tests, powerful skill-building exercises, interactive tutorials, helpful e-books, and articles.


College Admissions Test Prep

Learn to write a College Admissions Essay. Prepare for the: ACT, SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, AP, TOEFL, and IELTS tests.*


Coursera

A learning platform that offers access to world-class, job-relevant content and credentials from 200+ business, government, and university partners, including Yale, Johns Hopkins, and Google. This program for California residents has a limited number of paid all-access seats available. Available through September 2024.*

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Driving Tests

Free practice tests for the CA DMV including cars, motorcycles, and CDL (commercial drivers). Spanish and Russian translations included.

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Ebook Central

All-in-one ebook platform for research, teaching, and learning.*

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Encyclopedia Britannica

Learn more about any subject, whether you are a child, teen, or adult.

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Environmental Studies

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

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Escolar

Un excelente recurso digital en español que ayuda a enriquecer el aprendizaje de los estudiantes de primaria y secundaria. Incluye más de 15.000 artículos de la encyclopedia, 9.000 elementos multimedia (imágenes, videos, audio y mapas detallados) y 65 juegos educativos.*

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Explora

Find information on thousands of topics, including resources for teachers and students, popular magazines, professional journals, reference books, images, AP news video clips, and primary sources. Contains full-text access to Consumer Reports from 1991 - present.

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HelpNow

Offers live tutor access for homework help, skills building, and test preparation.*

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Homework Central - Research Companion

Authoritative information on various topics to assist student research.*

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Interactive Science

Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science.*

View a 5-minute introductory video

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Learning Express Library

Free online popular software tutorials. Brush up on your reading, writing, and proofreading skills. Find business writing, citizenship, public speaking courses, practice tests, study guides, and more. Recursos en español.*

View a 20-minute how-to video


LinkedIn Learning

Over 16,000 expert-level video tutorials on everything, including C++ Coding training, Excel Essentials, Graphic Design, and Photography. If you want to learn or master a skill, LinkedIn Learning compiles high-quality how-to series put together by some of the most successful industry experts.*

View a 45-minute how-to video

View an e-Brochure on how to use LinkedIn Learning


Mango Languages

Learn a new language. Choose from 71 languages, including Spanish, French, Arabic, Japanese, and English.

View a 6-minute introductory video

View an e-Brochure on how to get started

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The New York Times Online

Click the "REDEEM" button, then create an account or log in with your email address and password.

While logged in, you also have access to The New York Times InEducation, which provides curated reading lists across 12 disciplines of study.
If you have questions about accessing the NYT, please contact NYT@library.ca.gov.*

 

View a 2-minute on-site access video

View a 3-minute off-site access video

View the catalog of Learning Network videos


Northstar Digital Literacy

Northstar Digital Literacy defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. Online, self-guided modules assess the ability of individuals to perform tasks based on these skills. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in three main areas: Essential Computer Skills (Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows OS, Mac OS), Essential Software Skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs), and Using Technology in Daily Life (Social Media, Information Literacy, Career Search Skills, Supporting K-12 Distance Learning, Your Digital Footprint).*

View an 80-minute how-to video

View the catalog of Northstar video tutorials


NoveList

Read-alike recommendations, series information, book reviews, reading lists, and more.

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View NoveList search strategies


Performing Arts Multi-Media Collection

An arts education resource that includes L.A. Theatre Works, The Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre, Smithsonian Folkways label, and much more.*


Performing Arts Video Collection

An arts education resource that includes documentaries, the BBC Landmark Video Collection, Broadway on Demand, Dance Online, and much more. Create video clips and other learning tools.*


TeachingBooks

A collection of movies, read-alongs, meet-the-author recordings, plus assignments and activities for over 12,000 books.*

View a 20-minute welcome video to TeachingBooks (previously Book Connections)


TeachingBooks.net - Diverse books

A collection of engaging resources about authors, books, and reading. Identify exceptional books that reflect diverse cultural experiences, interests, and ability levels.*

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TeachingBooks.net - Book Guides and Lesson Plans

For teachers, ready-to-use activities, reading lists, book and author resources for grades preK- 12, a growing list of authors hosting free events, and more.*


TumbleBook Library

Animated books, audiobooks, puzzles, and games in English and Spanish for children 0 - 12 years old.

View a 10-minute how-to video


USA Learns

Practice English speaking, reading, writing, listening, grammar, vocabulary, and more.

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Value Line Investment Research

Access in-depth financial information, research, commentary, and analysis for stocks.

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VetNow

Features live online assistance, resume lab help, and a wide range of academic tools to help veterans and job seekers reach their goals. Enter your library card barcode number and connect with tutors, job coaches, and veteran navigators.*

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Virtual Career Workshops

Explore career pathways, create resumes, and develop interviewing skills. Learn about communication, budgeting, and time management. Find out more at www.Yoloworks.org, by phone: 530-490-3780 or by email: yoloworksworkshop@yolocounty.org


Yolo County Historical Collection

The Yolo County Historical Collection is comprised of 11,000 objects which date from approximately the 1830s to the 1930s.