eBooks & eAudiobooks
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Registered borrowers of A.K. Smiley Public Library can use their library card and PIN to download eBooks or eAudiobooks available from OverDrive to their home computer, tablet, or phone. Digital books are available 24/7 and normally have a 7 or 14 day loan period.
Accelerated Reader BookFinder makes searching for Accelerated Reader books fun and easy. BookFinder’s tools provide informative assessment and progress-monitoring to enhance the curriculum, support differentiated instruction, and personalize practice in reading, writing, and math.
Ancestry Library Edition provides unprecedented access to family history via documents that record the lineage of over 5 billion individuals through more than 4,000 databases. User-friendly search tools allow you to easily start discovering the story of your ancestry.
AtoZdatabases is the premier reference and marketing database. AtoZdatabases includes 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more.
Scholastic BookFLIX is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to cultivate a love of reading and learning for grades PreK – 3.
The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today. From the early days of slavery to modern times, people of African descent have had a profound impact on American history. This primary source collection offers an expansive window into centuries of African American history, culture and daily life—as well as the ways the dominant culture has portrayed and perceived people of African descent.
Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow is an all-in-one suite of services designed for career or veteran needs: whether it’s tackling a resume, writing a cover letter, navigating the VA system, or adjusting to a civilian career. Services include expert coaching and self-study tools and live, on-demand assistance from experts. Communicate in real time using the online whiteboard. You can also use secure file sharing in the writing lab to submit career documents to coaches any time of the day. The Brainfuse full-service test center offers practice tests for all levels in math, reading, and writing and college preparatory tests – including the SAT.
Cambio 16 is a Spanish language weekly current affairs magazine published in Madrid, Spain, by “Group 16”. Cambio 16 has a center-progressive and mainstream political stance.
EBSCO Literary Reference Center is a comprehensive, full-text database that provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames.
Flipster is a digital magazine service featuring a variety of titles for adults and children. We currently have over 35 titles available! With Flipster, you can use your library card to access current and back issues of popular titles, such as: The Atlantic, Bon Appetit, The Advocate, Consumer Reports, HGTV Magazine, National Geographic, Family Handyman, People, Rolling Stone, Sunset, Time, US Weekly, Sports Illustrated, Boys’ Life, Girls’ Life, and many more.
Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars, researchers, and students at the college and university level. A multi-disciplinary resource, collections cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward-from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Particular strengths include U.S. foreign policy; U.S. civil rights; global affairs and colonial studies; and modern history. Collections are chosen based on requests from scholars, archivists, and students.
Gale In Context: Biography is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world’s most influential people. Biography merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.
Gale General OneFile provides access to an unprecedented number of general reference magazines and key serials in a single resource. This database is useful to users conducting general reference queries, business searches, and current event research. The addition of a browse-by-subject feature allows users to easily view content of interest on the most popular and most-searched topics within several distinct categories, including news, current events, health, and computers and technology.
Student Resources In Context offers cross-curricular content aligned to national and state curriculum standards and reinforces the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Learners can access news content including full-text newspapers and periodicals like The Economist, The New York Times, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Science, Smithsonian, and more. Empower learning with hundreds of thousands of images, videos, and audio selections that include archival film clips, broadcast video, BBC News, New York Times video, and NPR.
Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
JobScout is an online learning platform that will teach you the basic Internet skills you need to find a job.
JSTOR is a not–for–profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive of over one thousand academic journals and other scholarly content.
Welcome to Kanopy, a video streaming service offering more than 30,000 popular movies, documentaries, and educational videos from thousands of producers such as Criterion Collection, PBS, Great Courses, and more. Kanopy’s subdivision, Kanopy Kids, includes children’s programming. Just log in on the eLibrary tab with your library card to get started!
MedlinePlus is a free website that provides consumer health information for patients, family, and health care providers.
Morningstar Investment Research Center offers analysis on 1700 stocks, 2000 mutual funds and 300 exchange-traded funds (ETFs). While it is primarily designed as a tool for investors, it is also an excellent place to get quick information on a company.
News for You is America’s weekly online news source for adult learners! News for You offers easy-to-read news stories that can help you learn to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. Listen to each story in full or sentence-by-sentence.
NewsBank is an online newspaper database with content from local, regional, and national sources. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos.
Your A.K. Smiley library card allows you 24 hour complimentary, unlimited access to the digital edition of The New York Times. To get started, follow these simple steps:
- Within the library, register or log in at nytimes.com/register. You can now enjoy unlimited access to NYTimes.com on any device during your library visit.
- For remote users, click HERE and fill out the required fields on the following page. Use code 15e1b6b5205c1abe if the code is not already filled in.
- Enjoy! You now have unlimited access to the digital edition of The New York Times.
NoveList K-8 Plus is a database of both fiction and nonfiction titles that can help kids of all ages find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. The easy to use Find box enables students to quickly find books, authors, series, lists and more!
Pronunciator is an online language learning platform with 75 languages. The world’s largest language-learning service.
Redlands Daily Facts accesses articles from the local Redlands newspaper by searching a digitized version of the newspaper.
Date Range: (9/16/2002 – Current)
Rosen Teen Health & Wellness With comprehensive curricular support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health and much more, Rosen Teen Health & Wellness is an instant, online support network secondary students can always turn to. Developed as a resource for teens to find comfort and knowledge regarding their unique personal concerns, Rosen Teen Health & Wellness draws on Rosen’s award-winning series, including Coping, Need to Know and others. Thoroughly updated and revised for online use, all content is reviewed by leading professionals in medicine, mental health, nutrition, guidance, and career counseling. Features that teens demand, and librarians and educators expect including clean, easy-to-use, teen-friendly interface, authentic first-person teen narratives, interactive polls and quizzes, customizable local hotlines, plus national twenty-four-hour hotlines for teens in crisis, and expanded Librarian/Educator Resources.
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