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We have streamlined our online resources with a focus on education and lifelong learning. As a result we have added two new exciting resources, Lynda.com and Gale Courses.
|Business, Tech, & Legal |
|Books24x7 IT Pro Collection |
On-demand access to fully searchable, web-based books on information technology and business. Registration required.
Create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, develop lists and research companies and consumers in the premier source of business and residential information, including listings of over 52 million businesses and over 290 million consumers.
|WestlawNext Patron Access |
The Long Beach Public Library no longer subscribes to WestlawNext but here are some free online legal resources.
|Health & Wellness |
|Books24x7 Well-being Collection |
On-demand access to fully searchable, web-based books on well-being. Registration required.
|History & Biography |
|Ancestry Library Edition |
Genealogy resource with census, vital, church, court, and immigration records. In Library use only. (Tutorial available)
Check out our Obituary Resources and Long Beach History.
|Biography in Context |
Biographies of people from around the world and across disciplines.
Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940
This resource presents important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond. The archive includes gay and lesbian newspapers from more than 35 countries, reports, policy statements, and other documents related to gay rights and health, including the worldwide impact of AIDS, materials tracing LGBTQ activism in Britain from 1950 through 1980, and more.
|Looking for local history? Check out our Long Beach History resources. |
|Lifelong Learning |
|Brainfuse Job Now |
Free resume review, career assistance and more.
|Gale Courses |
Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses on a large variety of subjects that you can take entirely online. (Tutorial available)
Learn technology, creative and business skills online. (Tutorial available)
|VetNow by Brainfuse |
Free online academic and job assistance for veterans transitioning to civilian life.
|Magazines & Newspapers |
|Access World News |
Find information on global issues and events, business, education, the environment, political and social issues and more including newspapers, videos and web-only content featuring the Long Beach Press-Telegram, USA Today, international sources and more.
|General OneFile |
News and magazines on business, current events, education, literature, science, tech, and more.
Popular Spanish language and bilingual magazines.
Long Beach Press-Telegram, 1990 - present. Includes features, obituaries, editorials, announcements and more.
|Newspaper Archive |
Research history and genealogy with full-page vintage Long Beach (1938 - 1977), national, and international newspapers. Some archives go back hundreds of years. In Library use only.
|Newspapers by ProQuest |
Los Angeles Times Historical (1881 - 1987) and Los Angeles Times Full-Text (1985 - present).
|RBdigital Magazines |
Full color, interactive digital magazines. Get the free RBdigital app on our downloads page. (Tutorial available)
Zinio Digital Magazines is now RBdigital!
|Student Resources |
|Brainfuse Help Now |
Live online homework help, writing lab and more for students of all ages. Tutors are available in English and Spanish every day from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. PST. Get help today!
|Britannica School |
Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject, offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases—Elementary, Middle, or High. Provided by the California State Library.
Escolar is the leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish. Provided by the California State Library.
LearningExpress Test Preparation
Practice tests and courses for ASVAB, GED, SAT, GRE, reading, math, civil service, and more. (Tutorial available)
|Opposing Viewpoints in Context |
One-stop source for information on social issues. Topic overviews, viewpoints, magazines, academic journals, primary source documents, statistics, and podcasts.
Discover book guides, lesson plans, literature-based vocabulary lists, author videos and book readings, and more with TeachingBooks.net. Provided by the California State Library.
Testing and Education Reference Center
Practice taking standardized tests such at the PSAT, SAT, GRE, ACT, TOEFL and U.S. citizenship tests...and more. (Tutorial available)
World Book Online
Search encyclopedia articles and media in World Book Kids, Student, Advanced, or Spanish.
|eBooks, Audiobooks & Music |
|3M Cloud Library |
Download eBooks free with your library card. Compatible with PC, Mac, eReaders, smartphones, and tablets. Get the free 3M Cloud Library app on our Downloads page.
|Axis 360 |
Free downloadable children's and middle school eBooks. Now available in an all-in-one mobile app. To download the latest version, visit the App Zone.
|Freegal Music |
Download up to 5 songs per week. These MP3 format songs are free, legal, and yours to keep. App now available for iOS and Android.
Video streaming platform featuring movies, films and documentaries from producers including The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, PBS and others. Stream up to 6 films per month. (Tutorial available)
Download audiobooks and eBooks free with your library card. Compatible with PC, Mac, eReaders, smartphones, and tablets. Get the free OverDrive app on our Downloads page. (Tutorial available)
Story books, read-alongs, nonfiction, videos, puzzles, games, and language learning. Grades PreK-6. (Tutorial available)
|TumbleBookCloud Junior |
Elementary and middle school chapter books, read-alongs, graphic novels, audiobooks, and National Geographic videos. Grades K-8.
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