e-Resources

A Simi Valley Public Library card is required to access any of our e-Resources.

America's News

Searchable database featuring over 1,600 sources including newspapers, magazines, and newswires.

Ancestry LE (only available in the library)

Genealogy resource with over 1.5 billion names. Includes records from the U.S. Census, military, court, land, probate, church records, and passenger lists.

AR BookFinder

Search by AR points, reading levels, and more.

Biography In Context

Covers the world's most influential people, merging reference content with periodicals and multimedia, allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, gender, keyword and full text.

BusinessDecision

A consumer market database for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and non-profit organizations that helps businesses to succeed by increasing their market share and growing their clientele.

Career Transitions

Create a new user account. Then follow the self-paced online resources that walk job-seekers through the entire process from discovering interests, exploring careers, preparing a resume, improving chances, and finding a job.

Chilton Library

Auto repair manuals online with photographs, diagnostics, step-by-step repair procedures, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins for cars and trucks.

Consumer Health Complete

The single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content, Consumer Health Complete is designed to support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Curiosity Machine

Curiosity Machine is a community of scientists, engineers and children creating together. Through this online learning platform children are inspired and equipped to create their own inventions with the support of trained and qualified mentors. In each challenge, children progress through the Engineering Design Process with support from a trained mentor who guides and encourages them to persist through failure and bring their ideas to reality. Sponsored by Boeing and the National Science Foundation.

DMV Practice Tests

Practice your DMV driving test online.

eBooks

EBSCO Discovery Service

Features full text searching of many of the other databases and the entire library collection. Think of this as a search engine of our e-Resources.

Flipster

Complete magazines available digitally.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.

History Reference Center

Features full text for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias, and non-fiction books. Search through over 57,000 historical documents and more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures.

Legal Information Reference Center

Browse thousands of legal forms by state and type. Features over 200 NOLO legal self-help eBooks and 310 full-text legal publications. Many useful legal forms are also available.

Literary Reference Center

Provides extensive information about authors, famous works, and other topics. You may search by author, country or literary movement.

Novelist Plus

A database where you can find books by the same author, or similar books by other authors. Browse by subject, genre, theme, and more.

Points of View Reference Center

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.

Primary Search (Elementary School database)

Containing full-text for more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines

Public Library eBook Subscription

Provides access to over 31,000 eBooks covering fiction and non-fiction.

Referencia Latina

Esta extensa base de datos ofrece contenido de una variedad de fuentes, incluyendo una colección de imágenes, el texto completo de libros de referencia, y revistas de interés general en diferentes temas. Además, este recurso proporciona información sobre varias becas en español dentro y fuera de la academia.

Rosetta Stone

Interactive language learning for 30 world languages

Salud en Español

Esta fuente proporciona informes que cubren todos los aspectos de la salud y el bienestar, incluyendo una reseña de enfermedades, condiciones, procedimientos, y tratamientos diversos.

Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

Small Business Reference Center

Provides access to 800 full-text periodicals and reference books with up to date information on starting a company, operations management, and rescuing a business. Searches can be narrowed down by geographical area, business size, and type of business.

Spanish Consumer Health

Esta base de datos proporciona la información basada en la evidencia de la salud en español. El contenido es preparado por escritores especializados en la salud bajo la supervisión de profesionales de la salud licenciado y actualizado de forma regular.

Student Research Center

Designed for students in grades 6 through 12, SRC provides access to a variety of sources. Students can easily limit searches by content type (e.g., Magazines, Newspapers, Biographies, Country Reports, Film & Video). They can also search their databases 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 reading levels.

Testing & Education Reference Center

Over 300 practice tests and courses, information on over 4,000 accredited schools, eBooks containing study materials and practice tests, scholarship search, resume builder, and career modules with subjects from career change to salary negotiations.

Tuition Funding Sources

Find scholarships and other forms of financial aid to help pay for a college education. TFS program also provides students with college admissions information, a career personality test, and detailed career information. Updated daily with over 5,000 new scholarship awards added every month.

Ventura County Star

Searchable database covering 1997-Current.