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.

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


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.







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.




Learn a job-relevant skill that you can use today in under 2 hours through an interactive experience guided by a subject matter expert.



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



Explora for Research

Explore articles for all ages.

Includes teacher resources.



Gale In Context: Environmental Studies

Gale In Context: Environmental Studies focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues and includes sources such as topic summaries, scholarly articles, statistics, conference proceedings, news and magazine articles, podcasts, videos, industry reports, and consumer data.


Gale Interactive: Science

Gale Interactive: Science, allows users to delve deeper into science, by exploring 3D models where they can zoom in, rotate or pull them apart.



An online community of people, who want to learn new skills, connect with others and unlock new life experiences designed specifically for older adults.



GrantFinder. Search for grants.

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



Learning Express for Libraries

A learning tool designed to help students and professionals at all levels of learning achieve their educational and career-related goals.



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.


LinkedIn Learning

An online educational platform that helps you discover and develop business, technology-related, and creative skills through expert-led course videos.



Mendocino County Museum

The Mendocino County Museum collects, conserves and celebrates the stories, artifacts, and archives of the people and places in Mendocino County.

And you  get FREE admission with your library card!


Newspapers and Magazines

With your library card, you have access to the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Fort Bragg Advocate News, Press Democrat and other US newspapers.



You can also access a variety of magazine titles such as Newsweek, The New Yorker, Popular Science, The Atlantic and more.




A collection of over 3000 digital magazines from across the U.S. and around the world available on our OverDrive site and Libby app




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




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


Northstar Digital Literacy

A tool that provides assessments, instructor-led curricula and self-directed online learning for basic digital literacy skills.


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Looking for a good book?



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Book recommendations from the Readers’ Advisory.



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.


An online learning platform with thousands of creative courses and classes taught by experts to help you learn new skills. This membership will be available on a first come first serve basis for 3 months at a time.


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.