Premium Databases for Online Research

To provide our cardholders with free access to a wide variety of authoritative information and educational resources, the library subscribes to the resources found on this page.

Business & Finance

AtoZdatabases

Phone numbers, business profiles, job searching, mailing lists, people directories, and more.

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View the tutorial on how to use AtoZdatabases.

AtoZ Databases

Mergent Intellect

Company, residential, industry, and demographic research data. Includes company annual reports and job searching.

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Mergent Intellect

Morning Star

Value Line

Whether you're a beginning investor or a veteran looking for high-impact ideas, Value Line can position you for financial success quickly and easily.

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View a tutorial on how to use Value Line.

Valuline

College & Careers

College BlueBook

Detailed information for thousands of 2 and 4-year colleges. Includes degrees offered and scholarship information.

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Learning Express

Skill-building in English, math, and science, practice tests for college admission including ACT, PSAT, and SAT, career exploration, basic computer skills, and much more.

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College BlueBook
LearningExpress Job and Career Accelerator

Courses on the Web

Get Setup

The largest digital community for older adults to learn, share and socialize. Older adults have incredible knowledge to share and new mountains (literally and figuratively) to climb, but until now they haven't had their own place to pursue their passions and continue creating, growing, and giving back.

View the Get Setup website.

Get Set Up

Gale Courses

A wide range of free, interactive, instructor-led courses is given entirely online. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Covers business, computer skills, desktop publishing, healthcare, law, math and science, personal finance, writing, and more.

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View a tutorial on Gale Courses.

Gale Courses

Mango Languages

Over 60 language resources to help you learn a new language.

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View a tutorial on Mango Languages.

Mango Languages

Skillshare

Unlimited access to thousands of inspiring classes taught by industry leaders and working professionals. Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more.

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Skillshare

Current Events & News

Access World News

Explore and stay informed on local, national, and international topics, people, and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues, and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources from around the world to around the corner, including the UT. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

View the Access World News website.

View a tutorial on NewsBank

Access World News

Hispanic Life in America

The experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.

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Hispanic Life in America

California Digital Newspaper Collection

Digitized Coronado and other California newspapers from 1846 to the present.

View the CDNC website.

California Digital Newspaper Collection

CQ Researcher

In-Library uses only. In-depth, unbiased reports on health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.

View the CQ Researcher website.

CQ Researcher

Ebsco Explora

Full-text articles from magazines, reference books, and other primary sources. Also includes an Image Collection of photos, maps, and flags.

View the Ebsco Explore website.

View a tutorial on Explora.

Ebsco Explora

Flipster E-magazines

Flipster has top magazines such as Time, People, Sports Illustrated, Money, Prevention, The New Yorker, and many more! The Flipster mobile app is available at both Google Play and the Apple store.

View the Flipster E-magazines website.

View a tutorial on Flipster.

Flipster E-magazines

New York Times

NYTimes.com provides full access to the New York Times, including breaking news, multimedia, reviews and opinion, blogs, videos, and more. Articles from 1851 to the present.

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New York Times

San Diego Union-Tribune

Explore San Diego history through local news, events, and people with the San Diego Union-Tribune Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles, and content only published online. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

View the San Diego Union-Tribune website.

San Diego UT

San Diego Union-Tribune Historical Edition

San Diego Union and Evening Tribune from 1896 to 1915.

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San Diego Union-Tribune Historical Edition

Employment 

AtoZdatabases

Free job search tool with over 7 million listings, and career resources to help job seekers prepare, apply, and interview for jobs.

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View a tutorial on how to use AtoZdatabases.

AtoZ Databases

JobNow / VetNow

Free, practical assistance from expert coaches for students, job seekers, and veterans. Get live, one-on-one help to create a polished resume, write a cover letter, practice interview skills, and more! Includes a host of career-building tools and resources.

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JobNow  VetNow

Coursera

Launch your new career with a Professional Certificate on Coursera. As part of the American Rescue Plan Act to aid in recovery from the pandemic, Coursera has been made available to all public libraries in California via the California State Library. This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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Coursera

LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator

LearningExpress Job and Career Accelerator provide an easy-to-use search tool with everything patrons and students need to find, apply for, and get hired into ideal positions. It delivers award-winning information on careers, skills, and interest assessments to match individuals with ideal career paths.

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LearningExpress Job and Career Accelerator

Genealogy & Obituaries

Ancestry

In Library use only. Search genealogy, family trees and history, and U.S. Census and military records.

View the Ancestry website.

View a tutorial on Ancestry.

Ancestry

America's Obituaries & Death Notices

A large and comprehensive collection of obituaries since 1860.

View America's Obituaries and Death Notices website.

View a tutorial on NewsBank.

Americas Obituaries and Death Notices

MyHeritage Library Edition

Over 5 billion historical records including U.S. and UK census; family tree profiles from MyHeritage and Geni; historical and tombstone photos; military and immigration records; passenger lists; citizenship and naturalization records; directories and biographies; and land, court, wills, and probate records.

View the MyHeritage Library Edition website.

MyHeritage Library Edition

Health & Consumer Information

Consumer Reports

Includes Consumer Reports magazine and web articles and product reviews.

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Consumer Reports

Consumer Health Complete

Covers all key areas of health and wellness from mainstream practice to complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine.

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Consumer Health Complete

PubMed

National Library of Medicine database of research articles on all medical topics.

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Pub Med

Salem Health Nutrition

Nutrition information for foods.

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Salem Health Nutrition

History & Biographies

Biography Reference Center

More than 450,000 full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies.

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Biography Reference Center

California Digital Newspaper Collection

Digitized Coronado and other California newspapers from 1846 to the present.

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California Digital Newspaper Collection

Digital Public Library of America

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is an online library with millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, images, and more from libraries, archives, and museums in the U.S. From Sumerian stone tablets to the U.S. Constitution and more.

View the Digital Public Library of America website.

Digital Public Library of America

San Diego Union & Evening Tribune

Digital access to SD-UT from 1896 to 1915.

View the San Diego Union and Evening Tribune websites.

San Diego UT

Homework & Reference

Gale Virtual Reference

Online encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for research on any subject.

Includes: 

  • Business Plans Handbook;
  • American Decades;
  • Encyclopedia of Medicine
  • Many more

View the Gale Virtual Reference website.

Gale Virtual Reference

Explora High & Middle School (Ebsco)

Full text of hundreds of popular high school magazines covering all subjects.

View the Explore High and Middle School website.

View a tutorial on Explora.

Explora High and Middle School (Ebsco)

Explora Primary School (Ebsco)

Full text and indexing of popular elementary school magazines. All articles have a reading level indicator (Lexile).

View the Explore Primary School website.

View a tutorial on Explora

Explora Primary School (Ebsco)

Literature

Gale Literary Resources

Literature information from primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies. Includes Literature Criticism Online, Something About the Author, and Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature.

View the Gale Literary Resources website.

Gale Literary Resources

Literary Reference Center Plus (Ebsco)

Information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time periods.

View the Literary Reference Center Plus website.

Literary Reference Center Plus (Ebsco)

Something About the Author

Info about the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and teens.

View the Something About the Author website.

Something About the Author

Military Past & Present

Access Military, Government & Defense

Articles from military, government, and defense newspapers and magazines.

View the Access Military, Government, and Defense website.

View a tutorial on NewsBank.

News Bank

Encyclopedia of War Journalism

Covers 1807-2015 showing how conflicts were covered by the press. Explore the influences of information on the battlefield and the home front.

View the Encyclopedia of War Journalism website.

War Journalism

Special Operations Books

Special Operations Books in the Coronado Public Library collection.

View the Special Operations Books (PDF).

Special Operations Books

Publising on the Web

BiblioBoard

Access to full-text BiblioBoard Public, plus content provided by others. Includes new fiction, comic books, award-winning videos, children's books, and much more.

View the BiblioBoard website.

View a tutorial on BiblioBoard.

BiblioBoard

Pressbooks

Online publishing tool that lets self-published authors and small publishers create professionally-formatted book files for print and e-book editions.

View the Pressbooks website.


Press Books

Indie Author Project Select

The Indie Author Project (IAP) allows people to upload their self-published books.

View the Indie Author Project Select website.

Indie Author Project Select

Reading & Reviews

Novelist Plus

Reading recommendations that include expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists, and more.

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View a tutorial on Novelist.

Novelist

Novelist Kindergarten through 8 Plus

Books for younger readers. Help kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests.

View the Novelist Kindergarten through 8 Plus website.

View a tutorial on Novelist for Kids.

Novelist Kids

Select Reads Select Reads

Search for books by title, subject or author and read detailed summaries and reviews. Also, see award-winning lists and staff picks.

View the Select Reads website.

View a tutorial on Select Reads.

Select Reads

Streaming Video

Kanopy

Web access to more than 30,000 of the world's best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

View the Kanopy website.

View a tutorial on Kanopy.

Kanopy

Biblio+

Biblio+ is a new streaming service that partners with libraries to provide communities with unlimited access to an exciting, ad-free catalog of groundbreaking films and captivating television on any device.

View the Biblio+ website.

Biblio Plus

Veterans

JobNow / VetNow

Connect to a live VA specialist for information and assistance in navigating veterans' benefits, services, and resources. Also offers job coaching, career prep, eLearning resources, skill-building tools, and one-on-one tutoring to help veterans transition into the civilian workforce.

View the JobNow/VetNow website.

JobNow  VetNow