Except where noted, library databases and resources are available at all of the Santa Barbara Public Library System libraries and accessible from home. A library card number may be required for access.
Mango Languages – Free, online language-learning in languages that include Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Arabic, Korean, Russian, Tagalog, Greek, Latin and more. Mango has English language courses for speakers of 19 different languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, and Russian. Learn on the go with the Mango Mobile app for iPhone and Android.
The New York Times – Free digital access is now available. Click for the daily redemption code and enjoy 24 hours of unlimited access on all your devices. Registration is required. (For in-library use, click here).
Do It Yourself Home Improvement Reference Center - “how-to” information covering a range of home improvement and repair projects and features full-text content from leading magazines and videos of popular home repair projects. EBSCO is providing this resource free of charge in support of recovery and rebuilding efforts in our community.
ReferenceUSA - Information on millions of U.S. businesses and residents.
TuitionFundingSources.com (TFS) - A private website that contains the world's largest scholarship database. The TFS website also provides students with career and college admissions information. In order to register as a new member, click on the "login" button, then select your state and the school you currently attend and create a personal password.
Encyclopedia Britannica Online - Find entries on a wide range of subjects, as well an updated world atlas, thousands of images and videos, an online dictionary and thesaurus, and articles from over 400 respected magazines and journals (For in-library use, click here).
Foundation Directory Online Professional - The Santa Barbara Public Library is a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center, providing access to a collection of materials and services related to grant seeking and fundraising. Includes information on 120,000+ foundations and corporate donors, and 3 million recent grants. Access available only at Central Library.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online - An online database of foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual
Foundation Maps - The Foundation Center’s premier data visualization tool and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world. Access available only at Central Library.
Wireless access to the Foundation Directory Online Professional, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, and Foundation Maps is available at Central Library.
NoveList Reader's Guide to Fiction - For help looking for your next good read, questions for your book club discussion, award winners, author read-
Toucan Valley Social Studies Fact Cards - Information designed for quick reference for students in grades 4 to 8. Covers the California, United States, and world topics included in the social studies curriculum in California.