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A valid NBPL library card is all you need to access most of our online resources from home or any other location.

Art & Literature

  • AskART
    AskART is an online database containing over 270,000 artists and art auction records.
    This database can only be used at the library
  • Axis 360 eBooks & Audiobooks
    Wide selection of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks for all ages. Literature Resource Center
    A literature reference database designed for both the undergraduate and graduate student as well as the sophisticated casual user.
  • Novelist Plus
    A fiction and non-fiction database that provides author, title, and subject access, series information and more. Unabridged and abridged audiobooks can also be searched. 
  • Novelist Plus K-8
    Specializes in book information geared towards children and young adults.
  • OverDrive eBooks & Audiobooks
    Wide selection of downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video for all ages.


Business and Investments

  • ABI/Inform
    Business oriented resources for large, small and privately owned companies.
  • AtoZ Databases
    Offers 30 million business & executives profiles, 220 million residents, 2.3 million job/internship opportunities, Interview Tips, Résumé Templates, and more.
  • Business Plans Handbook
    Digital version of the Business Plans Handbook series
  • Cypress Resume
    In just a few short steps, you'll have a well-written, professional-looking resume
  • Gale Directory Library
    Search directories of associations and broadcast media companies
  • Hoover’s Company Records
    Find up to date proprietary editorial content covering more than 40,000 public and non-public companies and 225,000 key executives.
  • Morningstar
    A resource for insightful information on stocks, mutual funds, variable annuities, closed-end funds and more.
  • Rand California
    This database can only be used at the library.
  • Realquest
    This database can only be used at the library and requires staff assistance to log on.
  • Reference USA
    Provides directory information for U.S. businesses and residents.
  • S & P NetAdvantage
    Provides independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data.
  • ValueLine
    Online version of The Value Line Investment Survey


Genealogy

  • Ancestry Library Edition
  • This database can only be used at the library.
  • Genealogy research database which includes billions of names. Provided by the generous support of the Friends of the Library. 
  • AtoZ Databases
  • The database offers demographic studies, genealogy, background searching, finding friends, and relatives and more.
  • HeritageQuest Online
  • Genealogy research with coverage dating back to the late 1700s. Provided by the generous support of the Friends of the Library.

 


Health and Science

 


Lifelong Learning Tools

  • Career Tools
    Pursue a new career and gain advice on resumes, cover letters, interviews, and networking.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Search full-text ebooks on a wide variety of topics, including arts, business, history, science, social science and more.
  • Lynda.com 
    Funded by a generous donation from the NBPL Foundation. Over 3,000 online video tutorials to help you learn business, design, multimedia and other software skills at home.  If you need help resetting your Lynda.com password, contact Lynda Customer Service at (888) 335-9632
  • Rosetta Stone
    Learn languages from home using the Rosetta Stone online database
  • Testing & Education Reference Center
    Provides users with in-depth information on colleges and universities, graduate and professional programs, distance learning and more.
  • Universal Class
    Offers in-depth teaching and training on a wide variety of topics, from writing a business plan to planning a wedding.


Magazines and Newspapers

    • Consumer Reports
      Online version of the Consumer Reports magazine. 
    • Current Newspapers (Proquest) 
      Electronic versions of the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Times and more.
    • Historical Newspapers
    • Flipster
      Access popular digital magazines on your mobile device with Flipster. Download and read magazines anytime and anywhere for free with the Library's subscription to this digital newstand.
    • Local Newspaper Historical Records
      A digitized collection of local publications from the 1940's to the early 2000's, including Newport Beach Times, Newport Beach Ensign and The Daily PilotCurrently, this database can only be used at the library.
    • National Geographic Magazine
      Featuring the complete archive of the magazine from 1888 to present day, a People, Animals and the World module as well as access to NG Kids.
    • Proquest Magazines and Journal articles
      Full text articles from numerous magazines and journals.
    • Social Science Journals
      Periodicals on science and social science subjects
    • RBDigital Magazines
      Free digital magazine subscriptions available on desktop computers, laptops and mobile devices.


    Student Resources

    • Ancient History & Culture
      Offers online resources and videos of the histories for eight major civilizations.
    • AtoZ Databases
      Offers 2.3 million job/internship opportunities, Interview Tips, and Résumé Templates.
    • Biography in Context
      Includes full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals.
    • Britannica School Edition 
      Britannica offers up to date information on a wide variety of subjects for Elementary, Middle, and High School ages.
    • CultureGrams
      Provides concise cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations.
    • Gale Virtual Reference Library
      Search full-text ebooks on a wide variety of topics, including arts, business, history, science, social science and more.
    • Kids InfoBits
      A database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5.
    • Literature Resource Center
      A literature reference database designed for both the undergraduate and graduate student as well as the sophisticated casual user.
    • National Geographic Kids
      Research people, cultures and animals using resources from National Geographic.
    • Opposing Viewpoints
      Collects " for" and "against" articles based on social issues.
    • ScienceFlix
      ScienceFlix provides students in grades 4 through 9 with thousands of science-related articles, videos and interactive projects and experiments that will help to expand their knowlege and prepare them for thoughtful interaction in science discussions and activities at school.
    • Testing & Education Reference Center
      Provides users with in-depth information on colleges and universities, graduate and professional programs, distance learning and more.
    • Tuition Funding Sources
      Offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 Billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information. When you register, choose "school from California" in the list of schools.
    • Tumblebooks
      An online collection of animated, talking picture books.
    • World Book Encyclopedia
      Access to the online version of the World Book Encyclopedia.
    • World Book Kids
      Offers simpler navigation, thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps, and dozens of activities tied to national curriculum standards.