Library Databases

Library Databases

General Information


Press Reader

PressReader has over 7,000 publications, from 120 countries, in 60 languages. This resource provides access to both newspapers and magazines.

Instructions to sign in to PressReader:

  1. Click on sign-in at the upper right-hand corner
  2. Click on Library or Group
  3. Enter Santa Fe Springs City Library
  4. Click on Santa Fe Springs City Library
  5. Enter your Library card number and PIN
  6. Check the box next to “Agree to allowing PressReader to verify and exchange my registration with my public library”
  7. Click on Log in

World Politics Review publishes in-depth news and expert analysis on global affairs to help our readers identify and make sense of the events and trends shaping our world. Guided by a commitment to integrity, quality and intellectual honesty, we serve as a forum for creative ideas about how to tackle the world’s most important challenges.

Access this free database here through 6/30/2024.


Business and Finance



AtoZdatabases is the premier reference and marketing database marketed to Libraries, Academic, and Government institutions throughout the U.S. This simple, user-friendly, web-based solution provides details on every business and every household within the U.S.


Education and Careers


DMV Practice Tests

Take free permit practice tests for learner drivers. This is a free driver education site that helps anyone practice online and best of all, no registration required. Practice tests are also available in Spanish.


Career Pathways
This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

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Coursera’s mission is to help individuals build the skills they need for in-demand jobs. This website provides access to more than 5,000 courses and certifications led by top businesses, universities, and organizations. Specifically, Coursera contains “Gateway Certification,” a program for people without a college degree and with no experience in the field, to earn a variety of professional certifications. Subtitles are available in more than 50 languages.

A valid library card is required in order to register for access to Coursera. 


GetSetUp is the largest and fastest growing online community of older adults (55+) who want to learn, connect and do wonderful things. The platform offers live classes taught by peers who are experts in their field, social hours hosted by community members, and special events with speakers who directly address areas of interest to older adults. Classes are taught in English, Spanish, Hindi, and Mandarin.

LinkedIn Learning
LinkedIn Learning | Center for the Advancement of Learning (C.A.L.)

Choose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts. LinkedIn Learning (formerly focuses on the skills needed to land the most sought-after jobs. This platform provides professional certificates that can be added to a LinkedIn profile.

Northstar Digital – Rapides Parish Library

Northstar provides programs for basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. Self-guided modules assess the ability of individuals to perform tasks based on these skills. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in three main areas:

Essential Computer Skills, Essential Software Skills, and Using Technology in Daily Life. Northstar was developed in response to the needs of job seekers who may lack the digital literacy skills needed to seek, obtain, and retain employment, as well as to perform other tasks in daily life.

VetNow - Connecticut Library Consortium

This site features Veteran Navigation that helps veterans their benefits and find community resources.



LearningExpress Library + Job & Career Accelerator
LearningExpress provides a number of online resources to support personal and professional goals. This resource also includes Job & Career Accelerator, a powerful tool to help achieve your career goals.

LearningExpress Recursos Para Hispanohablantes
EBSCO LearningExpress Library® proporciona un acceso fácil a tutoriales interactivos , libros electrónicos y preparación de exámenes. Este recurso ayuda en el desarrollo de las habilidades académicas tales como lectura, escritura, matemáticas, estudios sociales y ciencias. Contiene información relacionada con la carrera y también ayuda en la preparación para los exámenes de admisión en las universidades, licencias y certifications profesionales, y mucho más. La plataforma en línea de LearningExpress Library está en inglés. 


Foreign Languages

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Mango Languages

Mango Languages is a language learning program that teaches practical conversation and cultural awareness for the world's most popular languages.

Homework Help

Brainfuse Homeworkhelp

Brainfuse HelpNow

Get free help online from real tutors.


Just For Kids

California K-12 Digital Resources
Funded by the State of California.


Britannica School

The go-to site for learning more about any subject—for all grades and all reading abilities—offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Websites, and three separate databases—Elementary, Middle, or High.

Britannica Escolar

The leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish.


Concise cultural information on countries around the world. Grades 3-12.


General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers. Two unique interfaces available. Grades 6+.

ProQuest Research Companion

Information literacy tools and tutorials to help develop critical thinking. Grades 8+.

School & Educators Complete

eBook subscription database (over 12,000 titles) to support multiple subject areas (English Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Information Literacy and Technology). Grades 9+.

SIRS Discoverer

Selected content for novice researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators. Grades 3-9.

SIRS Issues Researcher

Curriculum-aligned database of content organized by complex issues, ideally for middle and high school students and educators. Grades 6+.

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One stop provides resources for books you are reading and teaching, including author and illustrator interviews, lesson plans, and other enrichment content.

Need help from TeachingBooks? See our support page.


Streaming Media



Kanopy is a streaming service that offers 30,000+ movies and documentaries. Download Kanopy to your mobile device, computer, and tablet. Limit of 10 videos per month.