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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
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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 to log on
    Online property information and values.
  • Reference USA
  • Temporary Barcode users please put NBPL in front of your barcode to access this resource: Provides directory information for U.S. businesses and residents.
  • S & P NetAdvantage
    Provides independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data.
  • ValueLine
    Temporary Barcode users please put NBPL in front of your barcode to access this resource:  Online version of The Value Line Investment Survey.


Genealogy

  • Ancestry Library Edition
  • 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.


Legal Reference 


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.
  • Rosetta Stone
    Newly upgraded to include multiple levels! 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.
  • Udemy - New!
    Over 4,000 free self-paced online courses in a wide variety of topics. Create a free account using your Gmail or Microsoft email account. 


Magazines and Newspapers

    • Consumer Reports
      Online version of the Consumer Reports magazine. 
    • Historical Newspapers - Temporary Barcode users please put NBPL in front of your barcode to access these resources:
    • 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.
    • Orange County Register
      Temporary Barcode users please put NBPL in front of your barcode to access this resource: Search more than 30 years of Orange County history with The Orange County Register Collection through NewsBank. Coverage from 1987 through current.
    • ProQuest Magazines and Journal articles
      Temporary Barcode users please put NBPL in front of your barcode to access this resource: 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.
    • RBDigital Magazines
    • Over 3,700 free digital magazine subscriptions available on desktop computers, laptops and mobile devices.


    Student Resources

    • Ancient and Medieval History
      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 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 (formerly Kids InfoBits)
      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 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.
    • Teen Book Cloud
    • Grades 7-12 ebook database.
    • 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.
    • TumbleMath
      K-6 math ebook database.
    • 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.