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Explore and stay informed on local, national, and international topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues, and more.
Achieve your personal education and career goals.  Featuring these sections: Build Your Math Skills; Become a Better Reader; Improve Your Writing, Speaking, and Grammar; and Become a U.S.
Achieve your learning and career goals with LIVE one-on-one academic coaching, practice test center, and online resources.  
Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people, and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues, and more.
In-library access only. Includes over 5 billion names and 500,000 family trees.  Provides extensive coverage of the U.S. and information from the U.K.
Archives of Sexuality & Gender, the largest collection available in support of the study of gender and sexuality, enables scholars to make new connections in LGBTQ history and activism
Archives Unbound addresses students and scholars' pressing need to see primary, unpublished archival documents.
AtoZdatabases is a directory and marketing database that includes 30 million businesses and 240+ million residents.  It is ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, job searches, and f
Search for people by name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, and gender. 
Features select primary-source documents related to critical people and events in African American history.
Classic video storybooks for beginning readers with read-aloud, educational games, and activities.
Browse the Ventura County Star (1997-present), Ojai Valley News (2000-present), and 450+ publications from all over California
Cannabis NewsBank is a specialized resource to explore and research the developments and history of the fast-growing cannabis industry.  This unique collection delivers unmatched local, national, a
Make your work goals a reality—start a new career or advance in your current field.
An electronic version of the popular Chilton’s manuals; includes over 30 years of repair, maintenance, and service information for the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs, a
Downloadable audiobooks (eaudiobooks) and ebooks. Check out up to 10 books at a time and keep as many as 20 on hold.  
Prepare for important exams like the ACT®, SAT®, AP® Tests, and more.
Achieve your undergrad goals and prepare for future success.  Featuring comprehensive sections such as Math Skills Review, Reading Skills Review, Grammar and Writing Skills Review, Science Skills R
Ventura County Human Resources - current employment opportunities.
Coursera’s mission is to help individuals build the skills they need for in-demand jobs.
A reference resource for reliable cultural information on the countries of the world.  Goes beyond basic facts and figures with local perspectives on more than 200 countries, detailing daily life
The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.
eBooks on business, technology, and other subjects. Searchable, viewable, and downloadable.
Encyclopedia Britannica Escolar offers a primary school encyclopedia with 2,000 articles, images, and videos in Spanish and learning materials in Spanish designed specifically for students.
Britannica Online School Edition offers teachers and students instant access to four complete encyclopedias and other resources.
Family History Books is a collection of more than 150,000 digitized genealogy and family history publications.
Application for federal student aid (FAFSA).
Detailed information concerning nonprofit American membership organizations of national scope.
A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
Cross searches multiple Gale resources at once: General OneFile, Biography In Context, all the resources in Gale Virtual Reference Library, Global Issues in Context, Opposing Viewpoints In Context,
A general interest database integrating a variety of sources - newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications.
GetSetUp has a catalog of over 500 classes exclusively for older adults; 40 live classes every day and 25 on weekends. 
Essential and balanced information regarding crucial international issues.
Provides access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials.
Homework Help - Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.
Guided support and preparation to help you earn a high school equivalency credential.
Movies, television shows, and music albums available for mobile and online access. Currently, customers are allowed two "borrows" per month.
The popular website for automobile values, expert reviews, and advice.
An interactive instructional and test preparation database offering practice tests such as GED, SAT, ASVAB, U.S.
Contains a wide selection of professionally drafted, state-specific forms, including completed sample forms for the most common legal matters, including bankruptcy, di
Lessonface is a platform that connects students with great teachers for live online lessons and classes.  Sign up for live music lessons in a variety of instruments through your library.
LinkedIn Learning focuses on the skills needed to land the most sought-after jobs.  Offered thanks to the California State Library.
Primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies (formerly Literature Resource Center).
Contains health information from the National Library of Medicine, including extensive information from the National Institutes of Health. The site also provides health information in Spanish.
Each of the 21 missions is covered in a separate ebook that can be viewed online. To access - enter username and password: missions/missions
The Museum of Ventura County's Research Library has been discovering, preserving, interpreting, educating, and celebrating since 1913. 
Access to the NY Times is provided through the California State Library.  To activate your subscription, you will need to log in or register first.
Niche Academy is a digital literacy and skill building resource offering instructional videos and certificates on many common digital library tools.
Created for kids and teens in kindergarten through 8th grade (and the adults who work with them), NoveList K-8 Plus provides access to information on thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles.
An online service helping readers find fiction and nonfiction titles by using books read and topics that interest them as criteria for locating new books.
From the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, a guide to career information about hundreds of occupations.
The World's classic literature at your fingertips. Over one million free ebook titles available.
Includes hundreds of topic pages on the most pressing issues of our time.
The Piru News (SN 94051107); 18 February 1927 - 26 December 1946; 946 issues, Piru, California
Provides access to current newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format.  Includes over 2,000 U.S. and international titles. Formerly called PressDisplay.
Offers over 50,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.
This resource is no longer available.  Please explore some freely available alternatives
eLibrary is a user-friendly general reference tool that provides content, context, and pathways to beginning users as they research a topic.
Selected content for new researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators covering a wide range of topics in a simple to navigate interface. Provided by the
Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadanía en español.  Presentando estas secciones: Mejore sus habilidades escritas, orales y gramaticales; Sea mejor lector; Desarrolle sus habilidades mate
This resource will be replaced by AtoZ Databases Starting 8-2021.
Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies.
School and Educators Complete resource from ProQuest provides a specialized electronic books resource of over 13,000 titles that may be utilized by educators in multiple subject areas.
Skill-building resources for classroom and homework success.
SIRS Discoverer is a general reference database providing age-appropriate, authoritative, curriculum-aligned content and features for use by students and educators in Elementary and Middle/Intermed
Skillshare is an online learning community where millions come together—from California and across the world—to take the next step in their personal and professional journey.
Browse or search author interviews, lesson plans, discussion guides, readings, and videos.  Thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books.  Every resource is selected to encourage the i
A free website where adults may learn English and prepare for U.S. citizenship online. 
Since 1891, the Ventura County Law Library has served the legal needs of the bench, the bar, and the public.
The Ventura County Star collection from NewsBank:
The Ventura Observer (SN 94052516); 7 August 1891 - 29 June 1892; 48 issues, Ventura, California
The Ventura Signal (SN 85025216); 22 April 1871 - 4 April 1885; 726 issues, Ventura, California
The National Mail Voter Registration Form can be used to register U.S.
Significant primary materials in multilingual format from countries and cultures around the world.
Search for materials not owned by the Ventura County Library and request items online to be borrowed from other libraries.  The catalog i