Databases

Magazines and Newspaper Articles

Explora

Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

Los Angeles Times via ProQuest

 

Los Angeles Times via ProQuest

Provides full text articles from the Los Angeles Times newspaper.

NewsBank

 

NewsBank (Newspapers)

Provides full text articles from the Whittier Daily News, The Orange County Register, and other local newspapers.

CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher provides award winning in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. Our reports are written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. Graphics, photos and short "sidebar" features round out the reports. Shorter "Hot Topics" articles provide a solid introduction to subjects most in demand by students.

Library Catalog

 

Library Catalog

Search indices of Whittier Daily News and Los Angeles Times microfilm collections. Must visit the library to view full text.

Job Search

Careers Internet Database

Careers Internet Database

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Responding to the critical need for direction in obtaining successful and satisfying employment in today's complex job market, Institute For Career Research regularly issues new comprehensive reports of promising career fields for the 21st Century based on the most up-to-date information from our nationwide research network.

Job Scout

 JOB_SCOUT

JobScout is a web and mobile platform that uses game design to teach and reinforce digital literacy skills by:

  • Engaging users in self-paced online activities

  • Assisting users in mastering these skills to apply online for a job; and

  • Enabling users to network on and offline.

Learn a New Language

Mango Languages

Mango Languages

Mango is an online language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for over 60 different languages. Try it today!

Practice Exams

Driving-Tests.org

Free California Driver Permit practice tests for both automobiles and motorcycles, along with the Driver Handbook for each.

Find a Good Book

NoveList Plus

Find your next book with new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics.

General Research

Auto Repair Reference Center

Contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content in ARRC has been created by ASE certified technicians.

CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher provides award winning in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. Our reports are written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. Graphics, photos and short "sidebar" features round out the reports. Shorter "Hot Topics" articles provide a solid introduction to subjects most in demand by students.

Hobbies & Crafts

This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.  Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Birder's World, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World, and many more.

Legal Information Reference Center

Contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. The full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.

Morningstar

Morningstar 

Investment resource specialized in fund investing. Offers news, commentary, fund information, tutorial, tools and forums.

Reference USA

Reference USA

ReferenceUSA is an online database of 40 million+ US Businesses, 270 million+ US Residents, New Businesses, New Movers and much more.  ReferenceUSA is an excellent resource for finding sales opportunities, developing business strategies, conducting research, finding friends and family, and looking for job opportunities.  Library patrons can download records in increments of 250 from inside the library or remotely.  Online training opportunities can be found at http://resource.referenceusa.com/learning-center/. 

World Book Advanced

World Book Reference Center

Find photos, search the encyclopedia, look up words in the dictionary, and search magazines articles.

For Students

Academic Search Premier

Contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

Biography Reference Center

Provides biographical research information on notable people from all countries and time periods.

Careers Internet Database

Careers Internet Database

USER NAME: 131w 
PASSWORD: future

Responding to the critical need for direction in obtaining successful and satisfying employment in today's complex job market, Institute For Career Research regularly issues new comprehensive reports of promising career fields for the 21st Century based on the most up-to-date information from our nationwide research network.

History Reference Center

Contains historical documents, biographies of historical figures, photos, maps, historical videos and more.

Literary Reference Center

Full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews on over 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

Literature Criticism Online

Literature Criticism Online

Gale's literary criticism is now available online.

Points of View Reference Center

Points of View

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

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Salem History 

Online access to Survey of American Industry and Careers; Decades (The Fifties in America, The Sixties in America, and The Seventies in America); Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society; Great Events from History: Middle Ages.

Salem Literature

Salem Literature 

Access to Magill's Literary Annual which are evaluations of serious literature published each year.

Explora-Secondary

Students in grades 6-12 can search magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, film & video by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia, explore the top searches of the day, and even limit their search according to appropriate lexile reading levels.

World Book Discover

For older students still developing their reading skills. Includes a Life Skills Tool Kit to help with money, health and housing issues students and their families may encounter. Includes voice and video presentations.

World Book Info Finder

A database for elementary and middle school coming to the library for help with their homework and research projects.It includes all the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools.

Just for Kids

Explora-Primary

Students in grades K-5 can find periodical, journal and magazine articles at their level.

Read the Book

Students can search by school to find their Accelerated Reader or Reading Counts lists and then check the library's catalog for availability.

World Book's Early World of Learning

For Pre-K through 2nd grade, this database has three modules: Trek's Travels which offers narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos about numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more; Welcome to Reading which provides leveled reading practice to develop and strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, and comprehension skills; and Know It which offers an interactive encyclopedia.

World Book Kids

World Book Kids

Find photos, search the encyclopedia, look up words in the dictionary, and search magazines articles.

En Español

Referencia Latina

Ofrece contenido desde una variedad de fuentes incluyendo entradas de enciclopedias, imágenes, reportes de salud, un diccionario de Español – Ingles, libros de referencia y revistas de interés general cubriendo un extenso serie de sujetos.

Spanish Language Encylopedia

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgo

Encuentre fotos, busque en la enciclopedia, mire palabras en el diccionario, y investigue artículos en revistas.