Online Resources

Please note for some of these databases you will need an El Dorado County Library card. If you do not have a library card or have lost your card see our FAQ page for more information on how to get a new card.


Adult Learners & Job Seekers​

Career Online High School logo Career Online High School - Offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online. El Dorado County offers free enrollment to a limited number of qualified adult students, click the above link for more information.
JobNow - Provides live interactive online help and online resources for job seekers in all stages of job hunting. Experienced career coaches can guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job from resume assistance to interview preparation and practice, and more. Login with your library card and scroll down to: Tools for Job Seekers
VetNow - Offers tailored support for Veterans and their families from housing and health care to education, mental health, and more. Live navigators also help veterans transition to civilian employment, and brush up on academic skills. Login with your library card and scroll down to: Tools for Veterans
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eBooks, Audiobooks, & Magazines

Libby - Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines using your library card. Download the Libby App from the App Store or Google Play to get started.
OverDrive - Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines using your library card.
OverDrive for Kids - Search eBooks and audiobooks just for kids!
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Homework Help​

Archives Unbound - Presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars, researchers, and students at the college and university level.
Biography - An engaging experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people.
Britannica School – Offers thousands of up-to-date, curated, and age-appropriate information resources; including images, videos, audio clips, maps, research tools, and more. Available at three levels—Elementary, Middle, or High.
Britannica Escolar – The Spanish digital learning portal for Elementary and Middle school students. New features make it more valuable than ever for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.
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Tools for Students

Accelerated Reader Book Finder - Find the Book Level (BL) or Accelerated Reader (AR) points for a book. You can also use the Advanced Search feature to look for books within a particular interest level or book level.
  
Lexile Framework for Reading - An educational tool that links text complexity and readers' ability on a common metric known as the Lexile scale.
 
TeachingBooks - An online resource for children's and young adult books and their authors and illustrators. Use TeachingBooks to search titles, authors and illustrators, and find resources to engage readers.

Also from TeachingBooks:
Award Winning Books
Build Your Own Book Lists
Book Guides & Lesson Plans
Diverse Books
Meet-the-Author Movies Collection
Reader's Advisory
(Find the right book for you)

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Tools for Readers

Fantastic Fiction - Search and browse bibliographies of over 50,000 bestselling fiction authors, with the latest books and series information.

Goodreads - Find and read more books you'll love, and keep track of the books you want to read, and those you've already read.

Literature Map - What else do other readers of your favorite author read? Find out at the Literature Map. Place an author's name in the box and the closer two writers are, the more likely someone will like both of them.

What's Next Books in Series - Looking to find the next book in a series? Trying to find a new book series by a particular author? Does your child want to read a book series in order? Then check out Kent District Library's What's Next database.

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Newspapers & Magazines

Around Here Magazine
Folsom Telegraph

Los Angeles Times
Mountain Democrat - Current

Mountain Democrat - Archives 1854 – 2017 (searchable in the library)
Sacramento Bee
San Francisco Chronicle
Sierra Foothill Magazine
South Tahoe Now

Tahoe Daily Tribune
Tahoe Mountain News
Village Life
- El Dorado Hills

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Please note these links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement by El Dorado County Library.