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Online resources and databases selected by MCFL librarians organized by subject.
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Digital Collection of full-text articles
EBSCO MasterFILE Premier contains full text for thousands of general reference magazines and publications, including New Oxford English Dictionary and many images. PDF backfiles for many key publications go as far back as 1975.

Funded by MCFL.
Research databases

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Search here for more electronic resources, including reference eBooks

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PowerSearch allows you to search many different electronic resources all at once.
Find census, birth, marriage, death records and more, from USA and other countries.
Available only at the library.
Funded by MCFL.
Auto Repair Reference Center
This database contains do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles 1946 - present. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content has been created by ASE certified technicians.
Funded by MCFL.
 Auto Repair
Biography Reference Center
Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines, this database offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies.
Funded by MCFL.
Consumer Reports
Full text articles with pictures. To search click on "Search within this publication" link or browse all issues from 1991 until present.
Consumer Reports
This is a free online learning platform that will teach you the basic Internet skills you need to find a job.
Learning Express Library
Collection of tests and eBooks that will help you prepare for a job or school exam 24/7. CBEST, SAT, GED, GRE, GMAT, Civil Service, and ASVAB are included.
Funded by MCFL.
Reference USA
The premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. Used by entrepreneurs, businesses, students, job-seekers or anyone wanting access to information on over 24 million businesses and 262 million consumers in an easy to search format.
Funded by MCFL.
World Book Encyclopedia Online
Access tens of thousands of authoritative articles with photographs, illustrations, maps, primary sources and more.
Funded by The Foundation for Monterey County Free Libraries.
World Book Encyclopedia


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