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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

  • Alexander Street
    A resource with thousands of videos, audio recordings, and writings, including full performances of plays and albums from around the world (video direct link)
  • 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 (ComicsPlus recommendations)
  • Gale 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 (Novelist Plus guide)
  • Novelist K-8 Plus*
    Specializes in book information geared towards children and young adults (Novelist K-8 information)
  • 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
    Provides full access to Encyclopedia of Associations, Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media, and Ward's Business Directory
  • 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**
    Provides directory information for U.S. businesses and residents
  • ValueLine**
    Online version of The Value Line Investment Survey


  • 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

Legal Reference

Lifelong Learning Tools

  • 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 (ArtistWorks highlight)
  • Exploring Race in Society
    Aimed at high school and undergraduate researchers, this database provides access to thousands of full-text articles and other scholarly resources related to race, diversity, and inclusiveness in a solutions-oriented context
  • Gale eBooks
    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, 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 prompted. 
  • Rosetta Stone
    Learn languages from home using the Rosetta Stone online database (Rosetta Stone information and how to install the Rosetta Stone app)

Magazines and Newspapers

    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. (ABC Mouse guide)
    • Brainfuse HelpNow
      Learning center with live help for homework, practice tests, digital flash cards, and more (learn more)
    • Britannica School Edition
      Britannica offers up to date information on a wide variety of subjects for Elementary, Middle, and High School ages (guide to searching Britannica)
    • 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: Biography
      Includes full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals
    • Gale in Context: Elementary
      A database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through fifth grade
    • Gale In Context: Environmental Studies
      Focuses on global environmental issues with up to date journals, topic overviews, multimedia content, and more
    • Gale Interactive: Science
      An interactive resource encouraging the use of dynamic 3D models to visualize and understand major scientific concepts
    • Gale eBooks
      Search full-text eBooks on a wide variety of topics, including arts, business, history, science, social science and more
    • 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
    • Tumblebooks*
      An online collection of animated, talking picture books (guide to Tumblebooks)
    • 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)