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Now available for home checkout! With more than 6000 learning activities and 850 lessons, ABCmouse.com is the most comprehensive early learning curriculum available online!
Subject: Academics & Homework Help
Type: Kids
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A genealogy research tool with over 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, including US Census, birth and death records, military records, land and probate records and much more.
This database is only available for use in the library
Subject: Genealogy
Type: Adult
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Search jobs, businesses, and people; create mailing lists, resumes, and more.
Subject: Business & Finance, Jobs & Careers
Type: Adult
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Information about new and used vehicles.
Subject: Automotive
Type: Adult
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Consult a collection of classic reference works including dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, quotations, English usage, mythology, the Bible and more.
Subject: Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Type: Adult
From plumbers to carpet installers, this online periodical provides ratings of businesses collected from users just like you.
This database is only available for use in the library.

Subject: Consumer, Magazines & Newspapers
Type: Adult
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History, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions and organizations.
Subject: History & Biography
Type: Kids, Teen
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Information on over 220,000 people from throughout history and around the world.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help, History & Biography
Type: Teen
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Reviews and recommendations.

Subject: Literature & Reading
Type: Teen, Adult
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Conducting research in economics, governmental studies, foreign policy, and the social sciences. Brookings is one of the oldest think tanks in the US and is an independent, nonpartisan organization devoted to research, analysis, and public education.
Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult
Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult
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A source for company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals.
Subject: Business & Finance, Jobs & Careers
Type: Adult
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CA law consists of 29 codes covering various subject areas.

Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult
Information to help in working with an attorney and in representing yourself in some legal matters.

Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult
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Searchable records from the California Department of Health Services Office.

Subject: Genealogy
Type: Adult
A freely accessible repository of digitized California newspapers from 1846 to the present.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help, Magazines & Newspapers
Type: Teen, Adult
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Source for career exploration, training & jobs.
Subject: Jobs & Careers
Type: Adult
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Study guide
Subject: Academics & Homework Help
Type: Teen
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Links to information on issues many are dealing with in these tough economic times - what do to if you get laid off, how to provide food and healthcare for your family, bankruptcy, and more.


Subject: Community Information
Type: Kids, Teen, Adult
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Databases providing access to the full texts of bills and laws from the United States Congress, the daily Congressional Record, relevant proceedings and proposed legislation, committee reports, and roll call votes, variously available from the present back to the 93rd Congress (1973). Includes links to major U.S. legislative Web sites.
Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult
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Offers online courses from the top universities, for free.  Learn from world-class professors, watch high quality lectures, achieve mastery via interactive exercises, and collaborate with a global community of students.
Subject: Language & Online Learning
Type: Adult
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As part of the Affordable Heath Care Act (Obamacare), Covered California is California's new health insurance exchange, where individuals, families and small businesses can find affordable health insurance.

Subject: Health & Medicine
Type: Adult
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Find information on a list of popular topics
Subject: Academics & Homework Help
Type: Kids, Teen
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Subject: Automotive, Language & Online Learning
Type: Teen, Adult
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Subject: Jobs & Careers
Type: Adult
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Instant access to the magazines you know and love in an easy-to-read digital format.

Subject: Literature & Reading, Magazines & Newspapers
Type: Teen, Adult
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Subject: Magazines & Newspapers
Type: Teen, Adult
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Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses for over 120,000 authors.
Subject: Literature & Reading
Type: Teen, Adult
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Subject: Magazines & Newspapers
Type: Teen, Adult
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Find information on a list of popular topics.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help
Type: Kids, Teen
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Search jobs from over 20,000 job sites, newspapers and company career pages.
Subject: Jobs & Careers
Type: Adult
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Offers users a quick and easy resume building experience.
Subject: Jobs & Careers
Type: Teen, Adult
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A national, independent nonprofit organization committed to helping parents choose schools in their community.        

Subject: Community Information
Type: Kids
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Allows you to search your family’s history using a variety of databases including records from the US Census. New, easier to use design using the Ancestry search formula!
This database is only available for use in the library.
Subject: Genealogy
Type: Adult
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allows you to search your family’s history using a variety of databases including records from the US Census. New, easier to use design using the Ancestry search formula!

Subject: Genealogy
Type: Adult
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Contact information for local, state, and federal elected officials.

Subject: Community Information
Type: Adult
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Discover a comprehensive collection of current and archival news content.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help
Type: Teen, Adult
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Find pricing and reviews for new and used cars.
Subject: Automotive
Type: Adult
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Curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content for elementary school students drawn from reference books and popular kids magazines and newspapers, like Ranger Rick, Highlights, and Sports Illustrated for
Kids.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help
Type: Kids
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Statistics on the education, economic, social and physical well-being of children in the U.S.

Subject: Statistics & Demographics
Type: Teen
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A one-stop, comprehensive resource to guide individuals through each of the steps they need to take to begin, further, or change their career path.
Subject: Jobs & Careers
Type: Teen, Adult
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Plain-English definitions for hundreds of legal terms.
Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult
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Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.
Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult
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Great book suggestion eNewsletter - click to view and subscribe.
Subject: Literature & Reading
Type: Teen, Adult
Description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.
Subject: History & Biography
Type: Teen
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Free public domain audiobooks.
Subject: Audio & Ebooks
Type: Adult
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Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.
Subject: Literature & Reading
Type: Teen, Adult
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You can get free homework help from a live, online tutor.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help
Type: Kids, Teen
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Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language. By listening to and repeating after material designed from native conversations, you'll not only learn the individual words and phrases, you'll know how they're used in practical situations and conversations. You'll learn more than grammar, vocabulary and conjugation, you'll learn how to communicate. 34 languages available.

Subject: Language & Online Learning
Type: Teen, Adult
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15,000+ free public domain eBooks in a variety of formats (including PDF) designed for a wide variety of e-text readers.
Subject: Audio & Ebooks, Literature & Reading
Type: Kids
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Authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Also has extensive information about drugs, and illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and the lastest health news.


Subject: Health & Medicine
Type: Adult
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Dictionary with audio pronunciations.
Subject: Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Type: Kids, Teen, Adult
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Twenty California missions eBooks that can be read online, available free:
username: missions
password: missions
Subject: Academics & Homework Help
Type: Kids
Our license only permits one user at a time, so if you are unable to access the site, try again a few minutes later.
Subject: Business & Finance
Type: Adult
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Our license only permits one user at a time, so if you are unable to access the site, try again a few minutes later.
Subject: Business & Finance
Type: Adult
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Pricing information for new and used vehicles.
Subject: Automotive
Type: Adult
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Subject: Genealogy
Type: Adult
Subject: Audio & Ebooks
Type: Adult
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Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult
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NOVA is a nonprofit, federally funded employment and training agency that provides customer-focused workforce development services.
Subject: Jobs & Careers
Type: Teen, Adult
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Contains information on over 135,000 fiction books including reviews.
Subject: Literature & Reading
Type: Teen, Adult
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Gives both sides of today's hottest social issues. Another great source for papers and homework help.

Subject: Academics & Homework Help
Type: Kids, Teen
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Download a wide range of popular fiction and non-fiction eBooks and audio eBooks.

Kindle - Overdrive

Subject: Audio & Ebooks
Type: Adult
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timely and objective information on U.S. and international population trends and their implications.

Subject: Statistics & Demographics
Type: Adult
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PubMed is a very powerful database developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the National Library of Medicine containing or linking to over 20 million citations, many of them free.

Subject: Health & Medicine
Type: Teen, Adult
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Subject: Health & Medicine
Type: Adult
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This resume workshop provides detailed explanations, as well step-by-step processes, for creating an effective resume. The Cover Letter Workshop can be found HERE.


Subject: Jobs & Careers
Type: Adult
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Current and popular IT and technology titles. View online only.
Subject: Jobs & Careers, Literature & Reading, Science & Technology
Type: Teen, Adult
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Rules and regulations for a wide variety of situations as handled in San Mateo County.
Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult
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A 180+ volume scrapbook of people and places, covering every county of California.

Subject: Genealogy
Type: Adult
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Earth, life, and physical science.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help, Science & Technology
Type: Kids, Teen
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Database of nonprofit and public services available to people who live or work in San Mateo County.

Subject: Community Information
Type: Adult
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Search for hourly and part-time jobs.
Subject: Jobs & Careers
Type: Adult
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The most full-featured SSDI search engine on the internet.

Subject: Genealogy
Type: Adult
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Fact Cards are a series of research resources designed for quick reference for students in grades 4 through 8. The topics covered by Fact Cards are those California, United States, and World topics included in the social studies curriculum in California.

Subject: Academics & Homework Help
Type: Kids
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Topical and audience-focused links to web pages from the state government. Includes links to state agencies and online services.

Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult
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Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses for over 120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help
Type: Kids, Teen
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(SITN) is a current compilation of policy-related items significant to the Legislature and Governor's Office. It is created weekly by the State Library's California Research Bureau and Information Services Section to supplement the public policy debate in California's Capitol.
Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult
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Profiles and current articles concerning each country.
Subject: History & Biography
Type: Teen
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Career and Resume Services.

Subject: Jobs & Careers
Type: Kids, Teen
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Population, housing, economic, and geographic data for the United States.
Subject: Statistics & Demographics
Type: Adult
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Articles, primary sources, and scholarly analysis about United States history.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help, History & Biography
Type: Kids, Teen
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Learn a new skill with over 500 online non-college credit Continuing Education courses (from Accounting to Human Resources Management) you  can access 24/7 on the internet. Attend classes, do assignments on your
own schedule and "meet" with a real instructor with whom you may communicate with using e-mail. Available remotely to Burlingame cardholders only. Available to any other San Mateo County resident within the library.

Subject: Jobs & Careers, Language & Online Learning
Type: Adult
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Topical and audience-focused links to millions of web pages from the federal government. Includes A-Z Index of Government Departments and Agencies.
           
 
Subject: Legal & Government
Type: Adult
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Subject: Genealogy
Type: Adult
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Subject: Business & Finance
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Subject: Business & Finance
Type: Adult
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Key facts, maps, statistics, demographics, and a nutshell history of many countries.

Subject: History & Biography
Type: Kids, Teen
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Articles, primary sources, and scholarly analysis about world history.
Subject: Academics & Homework Help, History & Biography
Type: Kids, Teen