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Electronic Resources

Access these electronic resources using your 14 digit Redondo Beach Library card number (omit letters).

Driving Tests and Manuals
For cars, motorcycles and commercial drivers are now available here. This new site also includes the answers to over 100 commonly asked DMV related questions.

The Gale Courses   Continue your career education at the Library! Gale courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these six week courses at no cost. New sessions begin every month. Classes are available in Computer Applications, Accounting and Finance, Technology and Health Care, and many more. Examples include Excel 2013, Blogging and Podcasting, Creating Apps, and Writing a Fantasy Novel.

MasterFile Premier
Articles from major U.S. magazines retrievable by author, title, subject, and keywords.
Medline Plus
A free website featuring consumer-focused medical information provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. 
Morningstar Investment Survey
In Library Use Only
Newsbank Newspapers
Daily Breeze (1984-Current)

Newsbank News Magazines
Includes Newsweek (Full text from 1991 to the present) and Newsweek Global

Newspapers (Local Weeklies: Non-Subscription Web Resources)
The Easy Reader
[Hermosa Beach] 
The Beach Reporter [Manhattan Beach] 
The Redondo Reflex (searchable 1906-1910). Available in the Library on microfilm (1906-1970).
The Redondo Reflex (1911-1970), The Redondo Compass (1892) and selected City Directories.
The Hollywood Riviera Tribune 1948-1967 (76 issues)

NoveList Access from Home here OR at the Library here
Search over 100,000 fiction titles by author, title, subject, similar reads, genre, or lists.
The database contains descriptive and evaluative reviews.
NoveList for K-8 Access from home here OR at the Library here
Search by author, title, series name, or find a book by topic or through plot description.
Pronunciator Learn 80 languages in any of 50 languages with Pronunciator, the Library’s new language learning database.  Featuring songs, poems, movies, and more, Pronunciator provides lessons for early learners (3-6) and young learners (7-12) in addition to adults.
ProQuest Newspapers
New! The Historical LA Times  Full text, 1881-1992
Christian Science Monitor (1988-Current)
Los Angeles Times (1985-Current)
New York Times (1980-Current)
New York Times Book Review (1997-Current)
New York Times Magazine (1997-Current)
Wall Street Journal (1984-Current)
Washington Post (1987- Current)
Reference USA
U. S. Business Module: Directory of 24 million U.S. companies
U.S. Residential Module: 120 million households and 65 million homeowners
Health Care Module: 675,000 doctors and 180,000 dentists
Canadian Business Module: 1.5 million Canadian businesses
Canadian Residential Module: 12 million Canadian households
Rosetta Stone Plus Learn over 30 different foreign languages with the leading online program

SIRS Knowledge Source for Students
Researcher for social issues, health, science, and business
Government Reporter for Historic and Government documents, directories and almanacs
Renaissance for current perspectives on the arts and humanities
Access SIRS from home here, and from the Library here.

SIRS Discoverer for Younger Students
Discoverer For students in grades 1-9
Access SIRS from home here, and from the Library here.
Testing and Education Resource Center: Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate schools, as well as identify scholarships. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.
Get free tutoring for Math, science, English and social studies, from 1 pm till 10 pm seven days a week. Available in English and in Spanish.