Literature Resources lets you search across several literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, criticism, reviews, biographies and overviews.
Mango Languages is an online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. Menlo Park library card required for home use of Mango.
NoveList Plus has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction. Their expertise in books and reading means that you'll always get the best help for finding just the right books.
NoveList K-8 Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests.
Teachingbooks.net has collected interviews, readings, videos, lessons and more about books and authors. They help readers connect deeply with a book, gain insights from authors, and thoroughly experience the joy of reading.
Award-Winning Books: Resources
Book Guides & Lesson Plans
Booklists: Build Your Own
Literature-Based Vocabulary Lists
Meet-The-Author Videos & Book Readings
Testing & Education Reference Center
Testing & Education RC lets you take college entrance or licensing exams, look for a college or graduate school, or find scholarships that meet your financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.
AtoZdatabases includes 30 million business profiles and 220 million residents. It's great for contact information, marketing research, and even job searches! Call the Adult Reference Desk for remote access.
ALLDATA claims to be the world's most comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information. ALLDATA is only available from inside the Menlo Park Library.
Consumer Reports is the full-text, online version of the popular consumer magazine. CR is only available from inside the Menlo Park Library.
Read current, full-color, full-screen magazines on your tablet or computer. Get details on our eMagazines page.
Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.
Britannica School and Escolar
Britannica School and Escolar is made for today’s digital classroom, with extensive, up-to-date information sources in English and Spanish. The content is reliable, age-appropriate, updated continuously and closely correlated to all curriculum standards.
General OneFile (a.k.a. InfoTrac) is a general interest database that lets you find articles from magazines, reference books and newspapers, many with full-text and images.
Kid's InfoBits is a periodical database designed for elementary school students, with easy access to full-text magazines, newspapers, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more.
The New York Times
The New York Times is available for 24 hours of free, unlimited access. Follow the link, log in with your library card number and PIN, and click Create Account.
PowerSearch lets you search all 9 cross-searchable databases from Gale, containing over 124 million documents including magazine, newspaper, and reference book articles.
Student Resources in Context
Student Resources in Context merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files, and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Health & Wellness Resource Center Health and Wellness Resource Center (including Alternative Medicine collection) can be used to find magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, and information on fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, occupational health and safety, alcohol and drug abuse, prescription drugs, and more. Included are links to diet, cancer, and health assessment sites as well as government databases. The material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.
Science In Context Science In Context contains thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures, and illustrations just a few clicks away. The latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals, as well as links to quality web sites. The database covers curriculum-related science topics and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.
Biographies gives you nearly 160,000 concise and in-depth biographies drawn from subject encyclopedias published under the highly respected Macmillan, Scribner, and Gale imprints.
Opposing Viewpoints provides viewpoint articles, information on social issues, full-text magazine and newspaper articles, primary documents, and statistics.
U.S. History in Context provides integrated access to over 4,000 historical (primary) documents, articles from more than 30 reference titles, and over 110 full-text journals covering themes, events, individuals, and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present.
World History in Context provides expansive geographic and chronological research materials for the study of world history, supported by over 1,800 primary sources, over 27 reference titles, and more than 110 journals.