Subject List

Subject List

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Academic

  • Gale Academic OneFile  Full-text, peer-reviewed articles covering physical sciences, engineering, technology, medicine, social sciences, business, the arts, theology, literature and more.
  • Archives Unbound   Presents a broad range of topically-focused historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars, students and archivists at the college and university level.
  • Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints  Information on today’s significant social issues, from climate change  to immigration. It includes 14,000+ pro/con viewpoint essays and 5,000+ topic overviews.
  • Oxford Reference   25 subject areas (business, humanities, language, science, etc.) plus Oxford University Press’s encyclopedias, illustrations, maps, timelines, quotations, and English / bilingual dictionaries. Scholars can stay up-to-date with the latest publications in their area of study. **Patrons should read the Oxford Reference Privacy Policy before searching.**
  • Gale In Context: High School  Cross-curricular reference content aligned with Common Core standards. Usefully presented multimedia material. Great support for papers, projects, and presentations.
  • ProQuest Homework Central  Research resources for students of varying ages. Includes:
     CultureGrams - Info about world countries, the United States and Canadian provinces.
    ○ eLibrary - Multimedia content for beginning and intermediate researchers.
    ○ ProQuest - Full text, abstract, and index searching across platforms including Research Library and Historical Newspapers.
    ○ ProQuest Research Companion - Learning modules to aid in finding, evaluating and using information.
    ○ SIRS Discoverer - Curated collection of subjects and topics aimed at enabling younger students complete research assignments.
    ○ SIRS Issues Researcher - ProCon database for students and educators.
  • Testing & Education Reference Center  Educational tools with online practice tests for the GRE, GMAT, SAT, ACT Assessment, ASVAB, TOEFL and more. Detailed info about colleges and scholarships.
  • tutor.com    Free online tutoring with your library card and computer or mobile device with Internet access. K-12 homework help in math, science, English, social studies and AP test support; career tutors for adult work skills, résumé-building, job interview help, GED testing; business and language tutors, Princeton Review expert SAT/ACT test prep. This resource is generously funded by Friends of the Livermore Library.
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Archives

  • Archives Unbound   Presents a broad range of topically-focused historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars, students and archivists at the college and university level.

Articles

  • Gale General OneFile  News, magazines, and journal articles on many topics: art, business, current events, economics, education, the environment, health care, hobbies, law, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, etc. Includes full-text articles, many with images.
  • Gale OneFile: News  A full-text newspaper resource with access to 2,300+ major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as world newspapers. Search articles by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. Includes images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.
  • New York Times  Read breaking news with award-winning journalism. Enjoy access to select New York Times content from any Livermore Public Library location, home or elsewhere.
  • Oxford Reference   25 subject areas (business, humanities, language, science, etc.) plus Oxford University Press’s encyclopedias, illustrations, maps, timelines, quotations, and English / bilingual dictionaries. Scholars can stay up-to-date with the latest publications in their area of study. **Patrons should read the Oxford Reference Privacy Policy before searching.**
  • RBdigital Magazines Full-color, interactive digital magazines. Popular newsstand titles are always available to keep as long as you like.

Automobiles

  • Chilton Library  Step-by-step auto repair instructions, photos, illustrations, wiring diagrams, diagnostic trouble codes, recall information, and maintenance and specification tables. Covers domestic and import vehicles up to current model year. (Guided Tutorial)
  • Driving Permit Practice Tests Take FREE permit practice tests for cars or motorcycles and get answers about obtaining a California Driver's License.
  • Edmunds  New and used car resources and advice.
  • Fuel Economy  The official U.S. government source for fuel economy information.
  • Kelley Blue Book®   Helps you research, price and shop for a car.
  • National Automobile Dealers Association  Find pricing, information and tools for new and used cars, classic cars, motorcycles/powersports, boats, recreation vehicles (RVs) and manufactured homes.
  • Safer Car  Public auto information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Includes crash ratings, recalls, and tire safety.

Biography

  • Gale In Context: Biography  Come face-to-face with 700,000+ biographies of notable people, past and present, via video, audio clips and images. Learn about their challenges, motivations, successes, and failures with reliable, up-to-date content.

Books / Literature

Business / Investment

  • AtoZdatabases  A to Z Databases helps you search jobs, businesses, mailing lists, or people, including background checks. How To Videos
  • City of Livermore Office of Innovation and Economic Development  Resources for starting your business, growing your business and more.
  • Gale Business Entrepreneurship  Discover the ins and outs of starting and operating a business, from management, to marketing, to finances. Contains sample business plans created by real-life entrepreneurs, award-winning eBooks, plus content from 300+ business journals and magazines.
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center  The Library subscription only allows one user at a time. Please make sure you click on the End Session button and close your browser window when you are finished to allow the next user access.
  • Oxford Reference   25 subject areas (business, humanities, language, science, etc.) plus Oxford University Press’s encyclopedias, illustrations, maps, timelines, quotations, and English / bilingual dictionaries. Scholars can stay up-to-date with the latest publications in their area of study. **Patrons should read the Oxford Reference Privacy Policy before searching.**
  • Small Business Resources   Find info how to start a business from financing, to licensing and permits, to employment and labor laws, to taxes, to local resources.
  • Start Your Own Business (Online Courses)   Free unlimited Gale Courses enrollment with your library card. 
  • tutor.com    Free online tutoring with your library card and computer or mobile device with Internet access. Business and language tutors, career tutors for adult work skills, résumé-building, job interview help. Build skills in accounting, finance and economics. This resource is generously funded by Friends of the Livermore Library.
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Career / Employment

  • AtoZdatabases  A to Z Databases helps you search jobs, businesses, mailing lists, or people, including background checks.
    How To Videos
  • Job Hunting (Online Courses)  Free unlimited Gale Courses enrollment with your library card.
  • JobNow/VetNow by Brainfuse  Live job coaching, real-time interview practice, full-service resume lab, 24/7 access to local job resources and more.
  • Employment Resources  Helpful links on career exploration, job sources, and interview help.
  • Resume Writing Workshop  Free unlimited Gale Courses enrollment with your library card.
  • Testing & Education Reference Center  Career tools with online practice tests for licensing exams. Sample prep test areas: accountant/auditor, air traffic control, American foreign service officer, clerical, cosmetology, firefighter, law enforcement, medical/nursing, military, postal, real estate, social work, and teaching. Includes other career resources and résumé-building tools.
  • tutor.com    Free online tutoring with your library card and computer or mobile device with Internet access. Career tutors for adult work skills, résumé-building, job interview help, GED testing; business and language tutors. This resource is generously funded by Friends of the Livermore Library.
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Citizenship Resources

  • Brainfuse Adult Learning Center   Citizenship test prepping.
  • Citizenship Resources on our website and at the Civic Center and Rincon libraries are stocked with helpful information about how to obtain United States citizenship or apply for naturalization. A selection of books, test preparation materials, flashcards, and info are available to help individuals on the pathway to citizenship or to learn more about the naturalization process. These items may be checked out with a Livermore Public Library card.
  • ProCitizen   Preparation tools to become a U.S. Citizen.
  • USA Learns   A course to help with the information and language needed to become a U.S. citizen. Learn about the steps to in obtaining citizenship, get practice with reading, writing, and interviewing.

Computers

Consumer

Ebooks / Eaudiobooks

Education / Lifelong Learning

  • Books 24x7  Digital books and videos on computer, technical and engineering topics. Certification and Compliance; Desktop & Office Applications; Graphic Design & Multimedia; IBM and Oracle Technologies; Internet & Web Development; Networks & Protocols; Programming Languages.
  • Gale Courses  Choose from a wide range of free and unlimited interactive courses.
  • Oxford Reference   25 subject areas (business, humanities, language, science, etc.) plus Oxford University Press’s encyclopedias, illustrations, maps, timelines, quotations, and English / bilingual dictionaries. Scholars can stay up-to-date with the latest publications in their area of study. **Patrons should read the Oxford Reference Privacy Policy before searching.**
  • Testing & Education Reference Center  Educational and career tools with online practice tests for the U.S. Citizenship, GRE, GMAT, SAT, ACT Assessment, ASVAB, TOEFL and more. Find detailed info about licensing exams, colleges and scholarships, complete with test prep ebooks.
  • tutor.com    Free online tutoring with your library card and computer or mobile device with Internet access. K-12 homework help in math, science, English, social studies and AP test support; career tutors for adult work skills, résumé-building, job interview help, GED testing; business and language tutors, Princeton Review expert SAT/ACT test prep. This resource is generously funded by Friends of the Livermore Library.
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Encyclopedias

  • Encyclopedia Britannica School:   Find informational articles on a wide range of subjects. Includes an automated translation tool for over 50 languages, as well as quick dictionary definitions and audio pronunciation – helpful for English language learners.
  • Gale Ebooks  Searchable online reference books in arts, history, and science subject areas with high quality information for researchers.
  • Oxford Reference   25 subject areas (business, humanities, language, science, etc.) plus Oxford University Press’s encyclopedias, illustrations, maps, timelines, quotations, and English / bilingual dictionaries. Scholars can stay up-to-date with the latest publications in their area of study. **Patrons should read the Oxford Reference Privacy Policy before searching.**
  • Enki eBook Encyclopedias  EPUB & PDF formats available, but not Kindle (yet).

Genealogy

General

  • Archives Unbound   Presents a broad range of topically-focused historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars, students and archivists at the college and university level.
  • Gale General OneFile   News, magazines, and journal articles on many topics: art, business, current events, economics, education, the environment, health care, hobbies, law, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, etc. Includes full-text articles, many with images.
  • Gale OneFile: News  A full-text newspaper resource with access to 2,300+ major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as world newspapers. Search articles by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. Includes images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts. 
  • Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints Information on today’s significant social issues, from climate change to immigration. It includes 14,000+ pro/con viewpoint essays and 5,000+ topic overviews.
  • Oxford Reference   25 subject areas (business, humanities, language, science, etc.) plus Oxford University Press’s encyclopedias, illustrations, maps, timelines, quotations, and English / bilingual dictionaries. Scholars can stay up-to-date with the latest publications in their area of study. **Patrons should read the Oxford Reference Privacy Policy before searching.**
  • Gale In Context: High School  Cross-curricular reference content aligned with Common Core state standards. Usefully presents multimedia material. Provides great support for papers, projects, and presentations.

Health / Medicine

  • Gale Academic OneFile  Full-text, peer-reviewed JSTOR and Elsevier articles for research covering medicine, with links to medical videos.
  • Covered California  Find health coverage that's right for you. Get brand-name health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. You may qualify for a federal premium discount on private insurance, or get health insurance through the state’s Medi-Cal program.
  • Health and Wellness Online Courses
  • Merck Manuals  Access to reliable, unbiased medical information.
  • Other Health Websites  A list of top general health websites compiled by the Medical Library Association.
  • Oxford Reference   25 subject areas (business, humanities, language, science, etc.) plus Oxford University Press’s encyclopedias, illustrations, maps, timelines, quotations, and English / bilingual dictionaries. Scholars can stay up-to-date with the latest publications in their area of study. **Patrons should read the Oxford Reference Privacy Policy before searching.**

History

Language Learning

Magazines / Newspapers

  • Gale General OneFile
  • Gale OneFile: News  A full-text newspaper resource with access to 2,300+ major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as world newspapers. Search articles by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. Includes images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts. 
  • RBdigital Magazines  Full-color, interactive digital magazines. Popular newsstand titles are always available to keep as long as you like.
  • California Digital Newspaper Collection Includes newspapers published 1846 to present. Maintained by the Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside.
  • New York Times  Read breaking news with award-winning journalism. Enjoy access to select New York Times content from any Livermore Public Library location, home or elsewhere.
    Onsite NYT Access (at library)
    Offsite NYT Access (outside of library) 
    When using onsite or offsite for the first time, you will need to create a free NYTimes.com account with a valid email address to be granted access. For offsite access, you redeem a code which allows 24-hour access.

Movies

  • Kanopy  Free video streaming platform featuring movies, films and documentaries.

Museum Passes

  • Discover & Go  Free and discounted passes to local museums, cultural venues, parks and centers focused on art, film, history, nature, science or wildlife. Attractions around California are either temporarily closed or curtailing some exhibits due to COVID-19. Please contact the attraction or check their website for status before reserving passes.     FAQs

Pro / Con

  • Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints  Information on today’s significant social issues, from climate change  to immigration. It includes 14,000+ pro/con viewpoint essays and 5,000+ topic overviews.

Science

  • Gale Academic OneFile  Full-text, peer-reviewed articles covering physical sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, technology, and medicine.
  • Gale Interactive: Science  With 200+ interactive sessions and self-quiz options in biology, chemistry, and earth/space science, this Gale visual tool offers students the ability to explore and manipulate 3D science models to perform virtual labwork on.
  • Journals of the American Physical Society *Available In Library Only*
  • Oxford Reference   25 subject areas (business, humanities, language, science, etc.) plus Oxford University Press’s encyclopedias, illustrations, maps, timelines, quotations, and English / bilingual dictionaries. Scholars can stay up-to-date with the latest publications in their area of study. **Patrons should read the Oxford Reference Privacy Policy before searching.**
  • Science and Technology  Find out what's new in the world of science and nature with this monthly newsletter.
  • tutor.com    Free online tutoring with your library card and computer or mobile device with Internet access. K-12 homework help in science, AP test support, Princeton Review expert test prep. Get help with anatomy/physiology, biology, chemistry, earth science, elementary science, and physics. This resource is generously funded by Friends of the Livermore Library.
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Small Business Resources

 

  • Gale Business Entrepreneurship  Discover the ins and outs of starting and operating a business, from management, to marketing to finances. Contains sample business plans created by real-life entrepreneurs, award-winning eBooks, plus content from 300+ business journals and magazines.
  • Small Business Resources   Find info how to start a business from financing, to licensing and permits, to employment and labor laws, to taxes, to local resources.
  • Start Your Own Business (Online Courses)   Free unlimited Gale Courses enrollment with your library card. 

Social Science

  • Academic OneFile  Full-text, peer-reviewed articles covering social sciences, including political science, economics, criminal justice, and psychology.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context  Information on today’s significant social issues, from climate change  to immigration. It includes 14,000+ pro/con viewpoint essays and 5,000+ topic overviews.
  • Oxford Reference   25 subject areas (business, humanities, language, science, etc.) plus Oxford University Press’s encyclopedias, illustrations, maps, timelines, quotations, and English / bilingual dictionaries. Scholars can stay up-to-date with the latest publications in their area of study. **Patrons should read the Oxford Reference Privacy Policy before searching.**
  • tutor.com    Free online tutoring with your library card and computer or mobile device with Internet access. K-12 homework help in math, science, English, social studies and AP test support; career tutors for adult work skills, résumé-building, job interview help, GED testing; business and language tutors, Princeton Review expert SAT/ACT test prep. This resource is generously funded by Friends of the Livermore Library.
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Spanish / Español

  • AtoZdatabases en Español   Correo electrónico de marketing, búsqueda de empleo, listas de correo y listas de ventas, búsqueda de gente, perfiles de empresas se encuentran en A to Z Databases.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica Escolar:   Provides informational articles in Spanish on a wide range of subjects for K-6 and middle school. Escolar articles are original works, not translations.
  • Oxford Reference   Oxford University Press’s English / bilingual dictionaries. **Patrons should read the Oxford Reference Privacy Policy before searching.**
  • Pumarosa Aprendiendo Inglés
  • tutor.com    Free online tutoring with your library card and computer or mobile device with Internet access. K-12 homework help in math, science, English, social studies and AP test support; career tutors for adult work skills, résumé-building, job interview help, GED testing; business and language tutors, Princeton Review expert SAT/ACT test prep. This resource is generously funded by Friends of the Livermore Library.
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Test Preparation

  •  Gale Courses    Free unlimited online classes in a wide range of topics.
  • Testing & Education Reference Center  Educational and career tools with online practice tests for the U.S. Citizenship, GRE, GMAT, SAT, ACT Assessment, ASVAB, TOEFL and more. Find detailed info about licensing exams, colleges and scholarships, complete with test prep ebooks.
  • tutor.com    Free online tutoring with your library card and computer or mobile device with Internet access. K-12 homework help in math, science, English, social studies and AP test support; career tutors for adult work skills, résumé-building, job interview help, GED testing; business and language tutors, Princeton Review expert SAT/ACT test prep. This resource is generously funded by Friends of the Livermore Library.
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  • Driving Permit Practice Tests Take FREE permit practice tests for cars or motorcycles and get answers about obtaining a California Driver's License.

Tutoring

  • Digital Library Computer Tutor    Learn about free Digital Library resources from the comfort of your own home by registering for a one-on-one Digital Library Computer Tutor session. All sessions are held via Zoom. To request a face-to-face Digital Library session, visit http://bit.ly/DigitalLibraryTutor or call (925) 373-5505.
  • tutor.com    Free online tutoring with your library card and computer or mobile device with Internet access. K-12 homework help in math, science, English, social studies and AP test support; career tutors for adult work skills, résumé-building, job interview help, GED testing; business and language tutors, Princeton Review expert SAT/ACT test prep. This resource is generously funded by Friends of the Livermore Library.
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Veterans Resources