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Academic Journals

Search thousands of scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles.

African American Experience: American Mosaic

Articles, media, and primary sources on the African-American Experience.

Biography Reference Center

Find biographies of individuals from around the world


Watch, read and learn with our video storybooks and educational games.


Research the history, geography, and culture of countries and states.

History Reference Center

Historical documents, biographies, encyclopedias, photos and maps.

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Get live online homework help from an expert tutor, including feedback on writing and practice tests.

Kids Search

Find kid-friendly articles for your homework.

Library of Congress Primary Sources

Primary sources from American history, including photos, letters, maps and more.

Literary Criticism

Find plot summaries, analysis, and criticism on major literary works.

Literary Reference Center

Literary criticism, plot summaries, author biographies and interviews, plus a poetry and short story library.

Missions of California eBooks

Login with username Missions and password Missions to read about each of the California Missions.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Research the pros and cons of hot social issues from a variety of viewpoints.

Points of View Reference Center

Learn both sides of an issue with point and counterpoint articles on controversial topics.

Rosetta Stone

Interactive language learning for 30 world languages, plus ESL (aprenda inglés). A mobile app and instructions for the app are also available.

Science Reference Center

Science periodicals, encyclopedias, images, videos and science experiments.

Student Research Center

Find articles to help with your homework at the high school and middle school level.

Sutter's Fort Pioneers

Find books and articles about the pioneers of Sutter's Fort.

Testing & Education Reference Center

Practice tests, courses, and eBooks for SAT, ACT, and other major tests, plus a scholarship and college search tool.

Virtual Reference Library

Reference eBooks with information about animals, health, science, Native American tribes, American decades and literary criticism.

Featured Database

Sacramento Bee e-Edition

Read today's Bee, plus search an archive of the electronic edition for one month back.

Job & Career Accelerator

Find help in your job hunt with job listings, a career assessment test, occupation overviews and ...

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