Yolo County Library

Research

A-Z list of resources.  Find online resources by age.

Archives Unbound
Access primary source material for 296 archival collections covering topics of importance to U.S. and California history.

Book Connections: Children’s Books & Author Resources
A collection of movies, read-alongs, meet-the-author recordings, plus assignments and activities for over 12,000 books.

Book Connections: Teen Books & Author Resources
Find the right book for you, hear authors pronounce their names, watch movies of authors in their studies and more.

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

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.  Available through October 2022.

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

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

Encyclopedia Britannica
Learn more about any subject, whether you are a child, teen, or adult.  This short introductory video will show you how to access this database.

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. Mira este vídeo para arpender más.

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.  This short video will review some of its features.

Homework Central- Research Companion
Authoritative information on a variety of topics to assist student research.

JobNow/VetNow features live online assistance, resume lab help, and wide range of academic tools to help job-seekers and veterans reach their goals. Create an account and connect with tutors, job coaches, and veteran navigators. Quick Start instructions (PDF) About PDF

Learning Express Library
Free online popular software tutorials. Brush up on your reading, writing, and proofreading skills. Find business writing, citizenship, public speaking courses, and more. Recursos en español.

Mango Languages  
Learn a new language.  Choose from 71 different languages, including Spanish, French, Arabic, Japanese and English. How to get started with Mango English [pdf] en Español [pdf].

The New York Times Online
Click on the “REDEEM” button. Then create an account or log in with your email address and password.

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
  • Using Technology in Daily Life – Social Media, Information Literacy, Career Search Skills, Supporting K-12 Distance Learning, Your Digital Footprint.

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

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.

TeachingBooks.net – Book and Author Resources
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.

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

Value Line Investment Research
Access in-depth financial information, research, commentary, and analysis for stocks.

Virtual Career Workshops Explore career pathways, create resumes, 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.