This database is only available for use in the library
This database is only available for use in the library.
The collection is not available remotely, so you will need to come into the library to view these documents, but they can be accessed from any computer in the library. Click Here for Access.
The collection contains scans from:
- The Boutique, the Village, and the Boutique and Villager
- The Broadway Editor and Editor of Burlingame
- The Advance, The Advance Star, and the Burlingame Advance Star
- The Independent
- Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for the City of Burlingame
- More than 1.6 million records
- Links to nearly 750,000 full-text documents
- Coverage dating back to 1966
- An education-specific thesaurus containing over 11,700 terms
ERIC contains records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents. It includes records for a variety of source types, including journal articles, books, conference papers, curriculum guides, dissertations and policy papers. Further, researchers can limit search results by education level such as Early Childhood Education as well as on the intended audience such as Counselors or Teachers.
The Educator’s Edition of Explora highlights content relevant to teachers, including lessons plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources.
This database is only available for use in the library.
The California State Library is providing public libraries with free online access to the New York Times (NYT). You can access the NYT on Internet computers in libraries or get 72-hour offsite access through our website by code activation.
Access on library computers:
- Go to the New York Times
- “Sign Up” to create an account with your personal email address, or log in if you have already created an account.
- Click through 11+ articles during your session to ensure you do not hit the NYT pay wall.
- Open a web browser.
- Click on the remote access link.
- *Click “Redeem” to get 72 hours of continuous access.
- **Register with your personal email address, or click on “log in here” if you have already created an account.
Once you have created your account (or have logged in), you will receive an email confirmation of your 72-hour, unlimited access to New York Times Digital.
* After the first 72 hours have passed, you will need to redeem another code for another 72 hours of remote access (i.e. Repeat Step 2). This is the licensing model that New York Times has negotiated with public libraries.
** Please be advised that registering an email address with New York Times Digital will opt you into receiving email marketing communications from the New York Times. To opt out of receiving mailings, follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of these messages.
Using New York Times Digital App
The New York Times Digital app is free and available for the following operating systems:
- Fire tablets
Please visit your device's app store to get the app. You will need to follow the "Offsite/remote access" instructions above to access New York Times Digital on the app.
If you're using a mobile device, open your device’s browser to the New York Times page with the remote access link to get the access code, not the New York Times app itself. Then, once you launch the NYT app and sign in with the email address you used to register, the code will have already been applied.
How easy or difficult is it for you to get news you find trustworthy?
This resource was created by the Pacific Library Partnership's News Literacy Taskforce as a tool for librarians. It has been modified here for our library patrons who would like to take a more informed approach to navigating the news.
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timely and objective information on U.S. and international population trends and their implications.
eBooks, courses, and videos focusing on computer software, business skills and personal development. You can create a customized learning plan and advance your career with Skillsoft's IT certification preparation.
Get started with the mobile app:
- Download the appropriate app for your mobile device.
- Open app and tap Sign In.
- For Skillport Name enter peninsulals and select skillport.com from the drop-down.
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.
Find lesson plans, discussion questions, novel units, reader's theater scripts, and other instructional support for the books you're reading in any K–12 classroom.
- Ready-to-use and vetted for quality to save you time
- Stimulate discussions about the books you're teaching
- Use for book clubs and to prompt conversation about books at home
- Choose from thousands of guides for both fiction and nonfiction
- Great for new educators and teachers-in-training
Compile, organize, analyze, and share instructional materials associated with the books in your curriculum.
- Create your own booklists
- Manage text sets
- Analyze text complexity differentiation
- Seamlessly edit, sequence, and annotate lists Immediately have instructional materials
- Distribute lists with QR codes, emails, or permanent links
Include diverse cultural experiences in your instruction as reflected in quality fiction and nonfiction books.
- Identify exceptional multicultural books for all content areas
- Bring culture and race to the forefront of literary conversations with authentic, primary source instructional materials
Have the author reveal, anytime, the author's purpose, writing, and research processes with these TeachingBooks.net exclusively created primary source materials.
Have ready-to-use vocabulary lists — often organized by chapter — for the books that you're teaching. Vocabulary lists include:
- Example sentences pulled from each book
- Audio pronunciations
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.