Research & Homework

Databases and Online Tools for Research and Student Success

 Gale Databases
  General Onefile. General-interest database with more than 8,000 magazine & journal titles with full text PDF and citations.
  Academic Onefile. Provides millions of articles from over 17,000 authoritative sources - including thousands of podcasts & transcripts from NPR, CNN, as well as videos from BBC Worldwide Learning.
  High School. Offers cross-curricular content that supports national and state curriculum standards and reinforces the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.
  Middle SchoolCreated specifically for middle school students, Gale In Context: Middle School combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more.
  Primary SourcesDozens of historical archives which include monographs, manuscripts, newspapers, maps, and photographs and covers more than 500 hundred of years of history. 
  Chilton Library. Automobile repair resources for your car's make and model. Schematics, diagrams, tools for you to fix and better understand your vehicle.
   BiographyContextual information on the world’s most influential people. 600,000 biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study
  Opposing ViewpointsPremier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. This cross-curricular resource supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes.  
   U.S. HistoryContextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history. 
  World HistoryProvides scholarly resources to advance the academic study of world history, including databases, primary source archives, and eBooks. 
    Legal FormsThe Gale California Legal Forms database is a great resource for finding the form or letter you need based on California Law. Gale California Legal Forms provides access to thousands of legal forms to print or fill out online. 


Other Research Databases

  O'Reilly Learning provides Pleasanton Library card holders with expert-created and curated information covering all the areas that will shape our future—including artificial intelligence, operations, data, UX design, finance, leadership, and more.
  Encyclopedia Britannica Online.  With three separate databases for Elementary, Middle, and High School grades, students of all reading abilities can access thousands of up-to-date information resources across multiple formats.
Proquest Homework CentralProviding authoritative information on a variety of topics to assist student research. Homework Central offers a "Listen" button to hear audio readings of articles.
  Brainfuse HelpNow. Offers live homework help with an online tutor, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week in Math, Reading, & Writing. Also offering skills tests, writing lab, virtual meeting spaces and more.  Bilingual tutors in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalong, and Vietnamese.
  Learning Express Library. Practice tests for Career Advancement, College Admissions Prep, Grades 4-8 Educator Resources, & more. Tests include: NCLEX, PRAXIS, CBEST, ASVAB, SAT, PSAT, ACT, AP, and more!
  A to Z DatabasesThe premier job search, reference, and mailing list resource, which includes over 30 million business and 220 million residents. Search addresses & phone numbers. Job search powered by Indeed.
Value LineInvestment research & education. Daily stock prices, market updates and commentaries, investment education, ValueLine University, instructional videos, and more.
   Weiss Financial Ratings. Includes important financial literacy tools from Weiss Ratings and Grey House Publishing. Check the values and ratings of stocks, mutual funds, and exchange funds. Check ratings of banks, credit unions, and insurance companies. Compare Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans. Download financial literacy and planning ebooks.