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Online Resources & Databases

Library Databases A ~ Z

The Mendocino County Library subscribes to several online databases which contain the full text of magazine and newspaper articles, test preps and other unique educational reference aids.

Please note:  A Mendocino County Library card is required to access these areas.

A to Z World TravelA to Z World Travel

Missing travel? Be an armchair traveler with the Library and World Trade Press. Learn about world cultures and recipes, history, languages, and more!

ABC Mouse at Home

Fun learning activities in all subjects for ages 2-8+



Archives unboundArchives Unbound

Archival collection of research papers of importance to college students, professors, authors, and historians.



Free voice and instrument instruction through video lessons taught by Grammy Award-winning music professionals!



Beanstack Reading app

Track your reading with the Beanstack Reading app.




Brainfuse’s JobNow & VetNow features live online assistance, resume lab help, and a wide range of academic tools to help job seekers and veterans reach their goals.




Career Online High School


Consumer Reports

Access articles from Consumer Reports!

Reminder: you will need your library card number to access the database. When you get in, select Search within this publication. When it comes up with a search box that says JN “Consumer Reports” type the word and then what you’re looking for.




discover-and-go-logo_rgb_7-2013-transparentDiscover & Go.

Free & discounted tickets to Northern California museums for library card holders!




A powerful online reference system for all ages.




Explora for Research

Explore articles for all ages.

Includes teacher resources.



GrantFinder. Search for grants.

GrantFinder is an incredibly user-friendly database of grants and foundation funding for municipalities and non-profit entities.



legal-infoLegal Information Reference Center.

Legal Books featuring articles and forms from Nolo Press.




Learn new languages. Teaches 260 essential terms in 30 language for Students, Tourists, and Business Travelers.


  The New York Times is available to our patrons thanks to a grant from the California State Library!




Online access to The Fort Bragg Advocate, The Ukiah Daily Journal, the Willits News, and worldwide news.


Subscribe to our email newsletters suggesting new books on your favorite topics!  From the experts at NoveList Plus.


novelist-k-8NoveList K-8 Plus.

Looking for a good book?



novelist-plusNoveList Plus.
Book recommendations from the Readers’ Advisory.




Points of View.

Debate, anyone?




ProQuest for K-12 Students, Teachers and Parents

ProQuest is a statewide collection of online content to aid all California students with their educational needs. ProQuest’s library databases provide teachers and students with an immense amount of online books, scientific research, newspaper articles, photos, and videos — all aligned with the curriculum that California has created for its schools.


small-businessSmall Business Reference Center.

Tools for the entrepreneur.



Sora for Schools

Reading app available to schools





A great resource for parents, teachers, book groups and more!


Other Helpful Links

The following links are helpful community links and do not require a library card to access:

govpaynetGovPayNet   Pay your Library fines online (fees may apply)

Mendocino County Law Library law-library–Need to do some legal research or look for legal forms online?  Mendocino County Law Library is open to the public and offers a wide variety of Legal Reference Materials, Standard California Court Forms, etc.  Please note: staff is only available to assist patrons but are not allowed to offer legal advice.

irsTax Forms   beginning Feb 1 through April 15 of each year the library stocks a number of tax forms e.g. 1040s, 1040Es, etc.  Other forms not on hand at the Library can be accessed online at the IRS’ website.  Don’t have a printer?  As a public service, all branches of the County Library are offering to print individual forms free of charge.  Due to the high cost of printing, we are unable to print entire booklets but they can usually be found at the Library Reference Desk as well as online at



State of California Franchise Tax Board

For all your State of California tax questions.


Health and Wellness


medlineplus-300x89MedlinePlus  a great online health resource tool

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) for Californiaaffordable-care-act-logo  the place for Californians to go to compare and set-up their healthcare coverage.

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