OC Public Libraries is pleased to offer a wide range of electronic and digitized resources to our patrons.

Books & Literature

 

BOOKFLIX
Video storybooks paired with related nonfiction ebooks from preschool through 3rd grade.

BOOKS IN PRINT
Publisher information for books, compact disc, audio-book, DVD items currently in publication.

LITERATURE RESOURCE CENTER
Biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews.

NOVELIST PLUS
Expert reading recommendations including reviews, articles, lists and more.

NOVELIST K-8 PLUS
Expert reading recommendations for younger readers that match readers to their levels and interests.

OC PUBLIC LIBRARIES CATALOG
Our online catalog of all our holdings. Patrons can place holds, manage their library account (renew, modify holds, pay) and create a My List.

TEACHINGBOOKS
TeachingBooks.net is for anyone who reads, teaches, or enjoys books for children and teens.

WORLDCAT
The world's largest library catalog.

Business

  REFERENCEUSA
New, current, closed and historical  business database, jobs/internships postings, healthcare physicians and dentist and U.S. consumer/lifestyle listings.

eBooks & eAudiobooks

 

BOOKFLIX
Video storybooks paired with related nonfiction ebooks from preschool through 3rd grade.

CALIFORNIA MISSION EBOOKS
An online collection of California Mission eBooks.

ENKI
Fiction and nonfiction eBooks, plus popular Study Aids.

GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY
Encyclopedia of Small Business, Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, American Decades, History Behind the Headlines, West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, and Reference Guide to World Literature.

HOOPLA
Digital movies, music, eBooks, eAudiobooks, TV programs, & comics.

OVERDRIVE
Fiction and nonfiction eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Encyclopedias

 

BRITANNICA SCHOOL

Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject—for all grades and all reading abilities—offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases—Elementary, Middle, or High.

Health

 

HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Health/medical journals, pamphlets, health-related videos and articles.

History

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Information on the experiences of African Americans from the 16th century to the present.

CALIFORNIA MISSION EBOOKS
An online collection of California Mission eBooks

DAILY LIFE THROUGH HISTORY
A comprehensive resource that supports history, social studies, English, and language students.

HISTORICAL SHEET MUSIC
A selection of sheet music published before 1923.

LATINO AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Information concerning the experiences of Latino Americans.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIRTUAL LIBRARY
National Geographic Magazine from 1888 to present.

OC STORIES
Images and stories from Orange County's rich and diverse past.

Jobs and Careers

 

JOB SEEKER RESOURCES
Locations of One-Stop Centers, Veterans Reemployment Office, Joint Forces Training Base and Workforce Centers in Orange County.
 
LEARNING EXPRESS JOB & CAREER CENTER
Powerful tools and guidance to achieve your career goals. Video courses to learn popular software and computer basics.

Language

 

MANGO
Interactive Language Learning resource plus ESL.

Local History

 

ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION
Ancestry Library Edition is a genealogy research tool offering the most comprehensive, international genealogical information available online.
NOTE: This resource is only available in the library.

CALIFORNIA MISSION EBOOKS
An online collection of California Mission eBooks.

DIGITAL NEWSPAPERS
OC Public Libraries Digital Newspapers is a collection of digitized microfilm newspapers with some issues from the 1920s through the 1980s.

OC REGISTER
Newsbank contains the OC Register from 1987-current and the Irvine World News, Orange County Register weekly from 2003-current.

OC PUBLIC LIBRARIES GENEALOGY PAGE
OC Genealogy Events, Online Resources, Bibliography, Local Organizations, Tips and Obituaries.

OC STORIES
Images and stories from Orange County's rich and diverse past.

Magazines, Newspapers, & Current Events

 

DIGITAL NEWSPAPERS
OC Public Libraries Digital Newspapers is a collection of digitized microfilm newspapers with some issues from the 1920s through the 1980s.

EXPLORA
Full text for more than 2,200 periodicals including Consumer Reports and Consumer Reports Buying Guide.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIRTUAL LIBRARY
National Geographic Magazine from 1888 to present.

NEWSBANK
Select local, regional, national U.S. newspapers and popular magazines.

OC REGISTER


OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS
Information on today's hottest social issues.

RB DIGITAL
Digital Magazines - RB Digital

Movies & Music

 

HOOPLA
Digital movies, music, eBooks, eAudiobooks, TV programs, & comics.

Online Training

 

ALLDATA
Online auto repair manuals from 1982-present.  Online resource only available at Garden Grove Main Library.

CHILTON
Automotive repair information for the most popular vehicles from 1940 to the present.

CA DMV TESTS
Sample practice test and online CA Driver’s Handbook from the DMV.

KHAN ACADEMY
Personalized SAT practice tests.
(Please Note: this resource is not compatible with Internet Explorer)

LYNDA.COM
Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

UNIVERSAL CLASS
Over 500 online continuing education courses.

Veterans

 

VETERANS RESOURCES
Veteran’s Benefits, Continuing Education, Job Searching, Healthcare, Housing Resources and Suggested Reading Material.