News & Information

Find answers to all of your questions here with these curated information sources.

Access to magazines, journals, newspapers and media.

Academic OneFile

Features peer-reviewed full-text scholarly content across the academic disciplines. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive, a terrific first-stop for research.

Includes full-text New York Times back to 1995.

ReferenceUSA

InfoGroup’s ReferenceUSA provides basic information on more than 24 million businesses and more than 262 million consumers in the US and Canada.

ReferenceUSA provides quality information to help you:

  • Search for jobs, location, and industry
  • Find new business opportunities
  • Research executives & companies worldwide
  • Track down addresses and phone numbers
  • Locate out-of-town companies
  • Profile a neighborhood, city or state

This video will show you more!

Health & Wellness Resource Center

Research a wide range of health issues here. You can look up medications, explore various diseases and conditions, and find information from the Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine.

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Research magazine for full-text articles.

 

Find information here about:

Arts & Literature

Biography

Business and Careers

Current Events

Geography and Culture

Health

History and Social Science

Science and Math

Biograph in Context

Interested in a famous person?Research more than 525,000 people from the past and present here.

Find Images, audio files, excerpts from primary sources such as newpapers and speeches, links to websites, and other resources here.

Britannica Library

Use this online version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica to conduct research and work on special projects. You can even store your research in your own personal My Britannica account. 

Start with the encyclopedia and then move on to current magazines, recommended Web sites, an atlas, biographies, news, and more.

Watch this video to learn more about Britannica.

Chilton Auto and Truck Repair

Access repair, service and recall information for your car or truck.  Find detailed manuals and diagrams for vehicles and labor estimating tools as well as ASE test prep for certification exams and get that car purring again.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Searchable reference books provide online access high quality information for students and other researchers. Topics covered include Business, Education, Film, Health, History, Law, Philosophy, Religion, Science and Social Sciences.

newsbank

With unmatched U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources, this resource is the largest of its kind. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.

Find full-text access to Oakland Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Berkeley Voice, San Jose Mercury News, and West County Times, and hundreds of newspapers throughout the U.S.

East Bay Times

Need to research recent news in Oakland? Access complete issues of the East Bay News (formerly the Oakland Tribune) from 2011 to current in digital microfilm format.

Oxford English Dictionary

The online version of the Oxford English Dictionary contains the complete text of the 20-volume 2nd edition and all work to date on the 3rd edition including regular updates and revisions.

Research over 1000 years of English through entries for 600,000 words that include etymology, definition, date of origination, pronunciation, quotations and cross-references.

Learn a new "word of the day" and more!
 

 

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If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.
 
Learn how to do basic searches, use email, buy a plane ticket online, explore Facebook and more!
 
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Access thousands of ebooks & audiobooks. Download, listen or read on your computer, e-reader, smart phone or tablet. Explore the collection and find your next favorite book to go.

Check out this page for support.

OverDrive is not available at library catalog only machines.

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Access free legal information including:

Accident Claims

Bankruptcy

Buying a House

Divorce

Getting a Green Card

Human Resources

Living Trusts

Patents

Personal Injury

Rental Agreements

Selling a House

Wills

Includes access to many full-text Nolo books!

Also, download and print free Federal and State legal forms.

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Hit the road with your new driver's license!  After you pass your test, of course...

Discover:

·  11 car practice tests

·  6 motorcycle practice tests

·  3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests

·  3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)

·  An FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions

Zinio for Libraries

Read full digital copies of your favorite magazines. Issues include the exact same material you get in print‚ and some have enhanced content. Read online or download to your computer or mobile device.  

Download the zinio mobile app to your computer or mobile device. Learn all about it!

Berkeley Public Library card holders will create a login and password using your email.  This same login and password provides access to IndieFlix, our streaming film service.

Zinio is not available at catalog only computers.

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