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211 Veterans Resources

Veteran’s Benefits, Continuing Education, Job Searching, Healthcare, Housing Resources and Suggested Reading Material.

ABCMouse

 

More than 10,000 fun-filled learning activities—including more than 1,200 of them in Spanish—that encompass reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music for ages 2-8+.

NOTE: This resource is only available inside an OC Public Libraries branch.

Access Video On Demand

Provides unlimited access to thousands of full-length videos and clips, on or off site. With easily accessible, meaningful video content for all patrons, this streaming video solution features exclusive, high-interest videos from top producers.

AllData

Online auto repair manuals from 1982-present.

NOTE: This database is only available at Garden Grove Main Library.

America's News 

Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events with information from credible, vetted U.S. news sources, including the OC Register (image edition). 

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is a genealogy research tool with the most comprehensive, international genealogical information available online.

NOTE: Only accessible with a full-privileges Library Card and inside an OC Public Libraries branch.

ArtistWorks 

ArtistWorks provides world-class instruction for the most popular string and band instruments through self-paced video lessons from professional musicians.

BookFlix

Children's picture books paired with a related nonfiction ebook.  Kids can explore subjects further with puzzles, games, and age appropriate links.  For preschool to 3rd grade, great for reluctant readers and English language learners.

Books in Print

Publisher information and status for books, audiobooks, ebooks, and eaudiobooks.

BrainFuse HelpNow

Access live homework help daily from 1pm -10pm.  Find resources for test prep, resume writing, skills building, flashcards,  and more,  24/7.

BrainFuse JobNow & VetNow

Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow features live online assistance, resume lab help, and wide range of academic tools to help job seekers and veterans reach their goals.

Britannica Escolar

Britannica School es el sitio de referencia para aprender más sobre cualquier tema, para todos los grados y todas las habilidades de lectura, que ofrece miles de recursos actualizados.

Britannica School

Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject—for all grades and all reading abilities—offering thousands of up-to-date resources.

Building & Construction Trade

Contractor’s, electrical, carpentry, construction, plumbing, alternative energy, HVACR, welding introductions and reference guides.

CA DMV Tests

Practice tests and CA Driver’s Handbook from the DMV.

California Mission eBooks

An online collection of California Mission eBooks   

Chilton

Automotive repair information for the most popular vehicles from 1940 to the present.

Coursera

World-class, transformative online learning with over 5,000 courses taught by 200 Industry and University Partners including Duke University, UC Irvine, Google, and Salesforce. Provided by the California State Library.

CultureGrams

CultureGrams is a leading reference for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries across the globe.

NOTE: Only accessible with a full-privileges Library Card.

Data Axle

New, current, closed and historical business database, jobs/internships postings, healthcare physicians and dentist and U.S. consumer/lifestyle listings. 

Explora

Full text of more than 2,200 periodicals including Consumer Reports and Consumer Reports Buying Guide.

Fold3

Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

NOTE: Only accessible with a full-privileges Library Card.

Freegal

A music service with access to about 15 million songs.  Stream music, or download to your computer or mobile device.

Gale eBooks 

A Collection of eBooks including Encyclopedia of Small Business, Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, American Decades, History Behind the Headlines, West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, and Reference Guide to World Literature.

Gale in Context: Environmental Studies

Broadens student understanding of environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content.

Gale Interactive: Science

Allows students to manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand biology, chemistry, earth, and space science concepts.

Gale Presents: National Geographic Kids

Allows students to adventure in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

GetSetUp 

Over 500 live classes taught by peers who are experts in their field covering physical health, mental health, and more in English, Spanish, Hindi, and Mandarin.  This resource is supported in whole or in part by the California State Library, administered by the  California State Library.

Health and Wellness

In-depth, authoritative health information from a variety of sources including health/medical journals, pamphlets, health-related videos and articles.  

HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

NOTE: Only accessible with a full-privileges Library Card.

Historical Sheet Music Collection

OC Public Libraries has digitized and made available for free a selection of sheet music published before 1923.

Hoopla 

Digital movies, music, eBooks, eAudiobooks, TV programs, & comics. Download to your computer or mobile device.

Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano

“We’re Still Here” video series featuring interviews of the Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Community.

Job Seeker Resources

Locations of One-Stop Centers, Veterans Reemployment Office, Joint Forces Training Base and Workforce Centers in Orange County.

Khan Academy

Personalized SAT practice tests. NOTE: This resource is not compatible with Internet Explorer.

LawDepot 

Create, download and print customized legal documents with LawDepot to handle a wide range of personal and business needs.

Learning Express Library Complete

Powerful tools and guidance to achieve your career goals. Video courses to learn popular software and computer basics. This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Libby by OverDrive 

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle eReader (U.S. only)! It’s free and easy to get started.

Download the app here: Apple / Google Play

Libby by OverDrive: Kids Collection

Discover Children's eBooks and eAudiobooks with our Libby App by Overdrive.

Download the app here: Apple / Google Play

Libby by OverDrive: Teen Collection

Discover Teen eBooks and eAudiobooks with our Libby App by Overdrive.

Download the app here: Apple / Google Play

LinkedIn Learning

Over 17,000 videos in Business, Technology, and Creative Arts in 7 languages for your computer or mobile device or App. Use “ocpublic” for LibraryID. This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the  California State Library.

Download the app here: Apple / Google Play

Literature Resource Center

Literary criticism, overviews, reviews, author biographies, and a selection of full text works.

Little Saigon Stories

Little Saigon Stories seeks to preserve the experiences of Orange County’s Vietnamese-American community.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Time access to select articles: Full Text coverage December 1996 – present.

NOTE: Only accessible with a full-privileges Library Card.

Mango 

An interactive Language Learning resource for use on a computer or mobile device.  Includes over 70 languages, including ESL instruction.  Download to your computer or mobile device.

National Geographic Virtual Library 

Access to National Geographic Magazine from 1888 to present and over 300 eBook titles published by National Geographic.

Northstar Digital Literacy

Online, self-guided modules to assess & assist with basic tasks on computers & online including Essential Computer & Software Skills, &Technology use. This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the  California State Library.

NoveList K-8 Plus

Expert reading recommendations for younger readers that match readers to their levels and interests.

NoveList Plus

Find Read-alikes and expert reading recommendations for fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, and audiobooks.  Includes reviews, articles, book lists and more.  

NY Times

Enjoy unlimited access to NYTimes.com on any device. Choose from English, Español or 中文.

OC Public Libraries Digital Newspapers

A collection of digitized microfilm newspapers with some issues from the 1920s through the 1980s. NOTE: This resource is only available in the library.

OC Public Libraries Genealogy Page

OC Genealogy Events, Online Resources, Bibliography, Local Organizations, Tips and Obituaries.

OC Register

Newsbank contains the OC Register from 1987-current and the Irvine World News from 2003-current. 

NOTE: Only accessible with a full-privileges Library Card.

OC Stories

Images and stories from Orange County's rich and diverse past.

OC Surf Stories

Preserving Orange County’s surfing heritage by collecting and sharing personal experiences from our local surfing community.

OCPL Job Seeker Toolkit

Tips and resources to help you in all steps of the job seeking process.

Opposing Viewpoints

Information on today's hottest social issues, includes pro/con arguments.

Orange County Public Law Library Databases

Access free legal information, full-text publications, and legal forms courtesy of the Orange County Law Library.

ProQuest

Search 6 databases containing scholarly journals, books, videos & audio, dissertations & theses, newspapers and more.

NOTE: Only accessible with a full-privileges Library Card.

ProQuest eLibrary

A massive, multidisciplinary database, designed for students and educators at high schools, community colleges, and four-year universities.

NOTE: Only accessible with a full-privileges Library Card.

ProQuest Research Companion

Lessons, videos, and checklists focused on learning the key  principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.

NOTE: Only accessible with a full-privileges Library Card.

SIRS Discoverer

A resource to help younger students complete their assignments by providing easy access to premium newspapers, magazines, images, and other kinds of content.

NOTE: Only accessible with a full-privileges Library Card.

SIRS Issues Researcher

A database providing pro/con information to meet the research needs of students and educators by providing premium content on current social issues.

NOTE: Only accessible with a full-privileges Library Card.

Small Business Resources

A collection of Small Business Resources compiled by OC Public Libraries

Tax Information and Forms

Links to IRS and FTB websites for finding tax forms.

TeachingBooks

Resources about fiction and nonfiction books.  Browse author interviews, lesson plans, discussion guides, videos,  audio readings, and more.     

The Just for Kids Streaming Video Collection

includes clips from thousands of fun and informative video and audio titles on topics including music and arts, animals, sports and hobbies, math and science, history, reading, and much more, plus hundreds of educational interactives—kid-safe, ad-free, and perfect for children’s programs.

Universal Class

Over 500 online continuing education courses on a variety of subjects including business skills, computer skills, crafts & hobbies, general education, homeschooling, personal development, teacher resources and more.

ValueLine

Value Line offers a large selection of investment research services and tools.  Get access to information and ratings on over 3,300 stocks and learn how to utilize the information using instructional guides provided by the resource and more!

WorldCat

The world's largest library catalog that allow you to search OC Public Libraries as well as many other libraries around the world.  

World Book: Early Learning

A guided reading program that uses games, eBooks, and digital media to develop language and literacy skills. Stories in a range of Lexile Levels and have a read-aloud option.