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Databases

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
    This database can only be used at the library
    AskART is an online database containing over 350,000 international artists, biographies, and art auction records
  • ComicsPlus
  • ComicsPlus offers over 20,000 graphic novels, comics, and manga for all ages. Titles are always available and you may check out as many as you like (learn more)
  • 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, subject, and series information, and more. Unabridged and abridged audiobooks can also be searched (learn more)
  • Novelist K-8 Plus*
  • Specializes in book information geared towards children and young adults
  • OverDrive eBooks & Audiobooks
    Wide selection of downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, magazines 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, resume templates, and more
  • Business Plans Handbook
    Digital version of the Business Plans Handbook series
  • 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
    Provides state and local level statistical information
  • Realquest
    This database can only be used at the library and requires staff assistance
    Online property information and values
  • Reference Solutions** (formerly known as Reference USA)
    Provides directory information for U.S. businesses and residents
  • 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


Job Seekers

  • Brainfuse VetNow
    Learning center with live help for resume and interview preparation, resources for job seekers, and more. Veteran resources are front and center, but anyone can take advantage of this set of tools (learn more)


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Lifelong Learning Tools

  • ArtistWorks
    ArtistWorks provides world-class instruction for the most popular string and band instruments through self-paced video lessons from professional musicians. Available through the Libby app. Look for "Extras" to get started (learn more)
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Search full-text ebooks on a wide variety of topics, including arts, business, history, science, social science and more
  • New! LinkedIn Learning
    Formerly known as Lynda.com, LinkedIn Learning offers free online courses on a number of topics. Download the app on Google Play or in the App Store and use "newportbeachpubliclibrary" as the Library ID when promoted. 
  • Rosetta Stone
    Learn languages from home using the Rosetta Stone online database (learn more or install the Rosetta Stone app)
  • Udemy 
    Over 4,000 self-paced online courses in a wide variety of topics. Create a free account using your Gmail or Microsoft email account to access Udemy. To use the app, make sure to download the Udemy Business version from the Google Play or Apple App Store. Use "gale" as the institution name when logging in the first time.


Magazines and Newspapers

    • Consumer Reports**
      Online version of the Consumer Reports magazine
    • 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 Pilot
    • 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 (learn more)
    • NewsBank** (Orange County Register, Daily Pilot, and other California newspapers)
      Search more than 500 local area newspapers, including the Orange County Register and the Daily Pilot
    • OverDrive Magazines*
    • Over 3,700 free digital magazine subscriptions available on desktop computers, laptops and mobile devices
    • ProQuest Newspaper, Magazine, and Journal articles**
      Full text articles from over 20,000 magazines, newspapers, and journals, including current issues of the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times


    Student Resources

    • ABC Mouse*
      The award-winning ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. (learn more)
    • AtoZ Databases**
      Offers 2.3 million job/internship opportunities, interview tips, and resume templates
    • Biography in Context
      Includes full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals
    • Brainfuse VetNow
      Take advantage of live tutors, form online study groups, practice standardized tests, create your own digital flashcards, and more. Brainfuse offers a variety of test prep solutions from high school entrance to NCLEX andbeyond (learn more)
    • 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 Archives Unbound
      Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level.
    • Gale in Context: Elementary
      A database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5.
    • Gale Virtual Reference Library
      Search full-text ebooks on a wide variety of topics, including arts, business, history, science, social science and more.
    • Literature Resource Center
      A literature reference database designed for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, and any interested user
    • National Geographic Kids
      Research people, cultures and animals using resources from National Geographic
    • Opposing Viewpoints
      Collects researched "for" and "against" articles based on social issues
    • 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, including:
      • World Book Kids: Offers simpler navigation, thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps, and dozens of activities tied to national curriculum standards
      • World Book Student: Designed for elementary and middle-school students, this popular resource includes built in features and tools to help make learning accessible
      • World Book Advanced: For the advanced student and adults, Advanced offers deeper comprehension and up to the minute access to worldwide news
      • World Book Timelines: Search more than 650 pre-generated timelines and 14,000 event in a highly interactive and customizable database.  Investigate the chronological significance of world events and the lives of notable historical figures
      • World Book eBooks: Over 2,500 titles, including World Book exclusive content and classic literature (novels, plays, poems, and nonfiction)
      • World Book Activity Corner: Contains thousands of cross-curricular, low-cost, fun yet educational projects for the classroom, after school programs, and library programming
      • World Book Discover: Assist differentiated learners and older adults with a research database that offers a practical Life Skills section. A collection of unique videos, featuring expert answers to often asked questions, and a visual dictionary make content more accessible for readers of all levels
      • World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos: This dedicated Spanish-language database contains videos, compare-and-contrast features, selected articles, and a visual dictionary to allow ESL students and Spanish-learners the chance to learn. Integrated with World Book Kids for parallel English-language content
    * Accessible with Temporary Card number
    ** Temporary Card users please put NBPL in front of your number to access this resource (for example: NBPL12345)