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 America's News 

Newspaper articles from local, regional, and national papers, including the Los Angeles Daily News (10/1/85-present) and the Burbank Leader (8/15/11-present).

Genealogy resource with over 1.5 billion names. Includes records from U.S. census, military, court, land, probate, church records, and passenger lists (available for In Library Use only)


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Look here for community events and services, ready reference, homework help, and other useful contacts and materials.



Biography Reference Center logoBiography Reference Center 

 A comprehensive collection of full-text biographies.

Consumer Health Complete logoConsumer Health Complete

Comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content, designed to support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. 

EBSCOhost logoEBSCOhost (MasterFILE Complete) 

Collection of popular full-text magazines, journals, and other highly-regarded sources covering virtually every subject area of general interest.  To use, sign in and select "Search Everything on EBSCOhost."



Gale Directory Library  

Find business information on brands and their companies. Search for contact information on multinational, national and regional groups. Discover listings for radio, television, cable and print media. Multiple directories can be searched at once.


  Grolier Online

Search for information on a variety of subjects. Databases about animals, science, cultures, and the United States are included.


   Help Now

Live, online homework help from a certified tutor for students from kindergarten to adult learners; skills building and foreign language help is also available. 


History Reference Center logoHistory Reference Center

Designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research, this database features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers as well as full text for nearly 150 leading history periodicals.


 Get live, online interview coaching, resume lab, and career resources.




 Online learning program teaching the basic Internet skills needed to find a job.



 Library Elf Free email tool for library users to keep track of their library borrowings.


Literary Reference Center logoLiterary Reference Center

Provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.


Little pim on yellow barLittle Pim

A fun, interactive language learning course for children ages 0-6.  Learn Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.  From Mango Languages.

  Los Angeles Times/ProQuest

This database provides coverage of the Los Angeles Times from 1985 to the present. From 1985 to 1997 not all articles are full-text.


 Mango Languages

Free online language-learning of Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, Russian, Tagalog, Greek, Latin and more. Also English language courses for speakers of Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, and Russian. (For help with Mango - visit our Mango Languages page).




  Medical Reference Library

Search Gale Virtual Reference Library for medical information concerning children's health issues, disease and disorders; general medical disorders and concepts; and current complementary and alternative medical practices including medicinal herbs and plants.


NoveList Plus logoNovelist

NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.



Points of View logoPoints of View 

Presents different topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). For each topic, this database also offers a Guide to Critical Analysis, which helps the reader evaluate the controversial topics. 



  Research Paper Help

Visit the CSUN Oviatt Library's "How to Do Library & Internet Research" page. Learn how to determine your information needs, explore search strategies, and evaluate print and Internet resources.


Science Reference Center logoScience Reference Center

Full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.


 Social Studies Fact Cards are research resources designed for quick reference for students in grades 4 through 8.



Student Research Center logoStudent Research Center

Search popular magazines, reference books, photos, and more.


Testing & Education Reference CenterTesting & Education Reference Center (TERC)

Exam help for students of all levels.  Practice for GED, AP, ISEE, COOP, SSAT, CLEP, FCAT, SAT, ACT, PSAT, TAKS, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, MAT, TOEFL, TOEIC, U.S. citizenship, and many others. Also online practice tests for information technology, law, nursing, Air Force officer qualifying, military flight aptitude, civil service, and licensure exams. Plus resume builder and virtual career library. 



Enjoy Storytime all week long with animated picturebooks, language learning, audio books, and puzzles & games for your child.



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