(accessible from home with your library card number)
Encyclopedia Britannica Online: Find encyclopedic 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.)
Britannica Escolar - Descubra los artículos enciclopédicos, los recursos multimedia y otros materiales de aprendizaje que apoyan la investigación de los estudiantes y refuerzan la programación curricular. El acceso es provisto por la Biblioteca del Estado de California.
Britannica School Edition - Encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, education games and other learning resources that support student research. Access is provided by the California State Library.
Teaching Books.net: A comprehensive resource of youth book lists and guides to award-winning and diverse literature, literature lesson plans, literature-based vocabulary lists, meet-the-author videos and book readings, readers' theatre scripts, and video book trailers. Access is provided by the California State Library K-12 student readiness initiative.
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.
Test Books: Exam Preparation/Study Guides – Locations vary. Check the library catalog for an exact location.
ERIC: Education Resources Information Center. Access to bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related material.
Khan Academy: Free online videos covering math, science, history, art, economics, and more.
National Center for Education Statistics: The primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
PBS LearningMedia: Learning tools from PBS for social studies, math, science, and English language arts in a variety of learning formats.
Purdue OWL: The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University houses a vast collection of writing resources ranging from source citation styles to writing guidelines for business, research, and job searches.
Study Guides and Strategies: An international, learner-centric, educational public service.
World Factbook: Current information on more than 200 countries.
UN Data: A variety of statistical resources from the UN System.
Funbrain: An interactive resource for students in grades PreK - 8.
Little Alchemy: An game that the illustrates how science works.
SolveMe Puzzles: Math puzzle to be done online or printed out.
TypingClub: Learn to type with fun exercises.
Allan Hancock College (Available to the Public - fee-based) - 800 S. College Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93454.
Santa Barbara City College (SBCC students only) - 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109.
Thousand Oaks Public Library (Available to the public - fee-based) - 1401 East Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362.
Ventura College Testing Center (VC students only) - 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003.