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Beverly Hills Public Library Research and Learn Databases and Articles

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Databases & Articles
America's News (NewsBank)

Find information on topics related to the arts, business, health, education, the environment, government, politics and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, newswires, blogs, broadcast transcripts, periodicals and web-only content featuring the Beverly Hills Weekly, Canyon News, Daily News of Los Angeles, San Francisco Chronicle and USA Today.
AR BookFinder

Search for book titles based on author, topics, or titles. Select the right books at the appropriate level to provide your child with an interesting and enjoyable read. Find out the Lexile level, ATOS level, and reading level for each title.
Art Full Text

A comprehensive resource covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as photography, folk art, film, architecture and much more.
Art Index Retrospective

Covering content for more than 55 years of art journalism, this retrospective resource includes articles, interviews, reviews and much more from over 600 publications.
ARTbibliographies Modern

The only specialist bibliography available for the study of modern and contemporary art. Covers all art forms, from painting, sculpture and photography to video, body art and graffiti. Full abstracts and indexing from the late 1960s onwards.
Artemis Literary Sources

Artemis Literary Sources helps you research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across your library's Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.
Associations Unlimited

Search, find and monitor trends of organizations in all fields from around the world.

Discover books from local authors, timeless classics and Library Journal's Top Indie Picks.
Biography and Genealogy Master Index

An index of biographical reference resources.
Biography In Context

A database of current and historic biographies of people from all fields and endeavors.

An interactive literacy resource that builds a love of reading and learning online. BookFlix pairs classic fictional video storybooks from Weston Woods with nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to reinforce reading skills and develop essential real-world knowledge and understanding.
Business Gateway

To start a business, you need three important things: a great idea, the research and strategy to get it done, and a strong support system. With BHPL's Business Gateway, your library can provide all the support, information and planning tools local businesses and would-be business owners need.
Business Insights: Global

Research and analyze companies, industries, and economies around the world. Features the tools you need to interpret a global business landscape.
California Digital Newspaper Collection

The California Digital Newspaper Collection has more than 500,000 pages and is one of the largest freely available newspaper archives in the country, a great resource for searching early California newspapers.
Career Cruising

Career Cruising is an online career guidance and planning system. Find the right career, explore education and training options, and build your own portfolio.
City of Beverly Hills Municipal Code

Search Beverly Hills City ordinances.

Reports on more than 200 countries, each U.S. state and Canada.
Demographics Now

Access a demographic report on any geography - or compare multiple geographies - for information including income, housing, race, age, education, retail spending, consumer expenditures, businesses and more.
Driving Tests

Realistic practice tests based on the California DMV driver handbook.
Enki Library

is a California eBook platform created by librarians, where you will find popular indie fiction and nonfiction genres including romance, mysteries, graphic novels, crafts, encyclopedias, cookbooks, short stories, essays, study guides as well as classic literature with new, original book jacket art. Indulge your curiosity!
Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text

A comprehensive bibliographic and full-text database covering the entire spectrum of television and film. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews.

Complete magazines available digitally.
Gale Archives Unbound

Archives Unbound addresses students and scholars' pressing need to see primary, unpublished archival documents. There is no better way to study the past than through consultation of primary source documents. 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 Courses, formerly Learn4LIfe

Gale Courses offers access to a variety of online learning courses that are available anytime, anywhere. Free to valid library card holders.
Gale Sexuality & Gender

Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940
Gale Virtual Reference Library

A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Subjects include: Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, History, Publishing, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Religion, Science, Social Science, and Travel.
General Reference Center Gold (InfoTrac)

A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources - newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.
Great Courses Library Collection

Award-winning lectures. Unlimited access to engaging professors covering a wide variety of topics
Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module

A comprehensive resource that provides integrated access to medical, statistical, health, and related information.

Watch high quality independent shorts, features, documentaries, and web-series from film festivals around the world.
Learning Express Library

A collection of practice tests, exercises, and information to enhance your career or advance in school. Includes practice tests for GED, U.S. Citizenship, school prep tests, TOEFL, SAT, GRE, vocational tests, and more.
Legal Forms

Search and access California legal forms, definitions, and information.
Literature Criticism Online

Features commentary on favorite books and plays by the scholars of the day. Draw comparisons and see how classic works have fared over the centuries via this resource's easy-searching capabilities.
Literature Resource Center

Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.
Method Test Prep: Online ACT and SAT Test Prep

Comprehensive self-paced program proven to raise scores
Miss Humblebee's Academy

Miss Humblebee's Academy is an Award Winning Curriculum that lays the foundation for a lifetime of learning success. It is aligned with preschool and elementary standards supporting kindergarten preparation and classroom instruction.

Mutual fund investment research center.
National Geographic Index

An index of National Geographic magazine.

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Reading recommendations and lists. Search by subject, age group, bestsellers, or award winners.
Opposing Viewpoints In Context

Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.
Overdrive - 90210 ToGo (digital branch)

Download digital books on your computer, e-reader, portable or mobile device. E-books collection is supported by donations from Bette Harris and the Friends of the Beverly Hills Public Library.
Oxford Art Online

This is a comprehensive reference work covering the visual arts from prehistory to the present with the ability to access and search the content of Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. It provides access to Timelines of World Art and Thematic Guides.
Oxford English Dictionary

Guide to meaning, history and pronunciation of English words.
P4A Antiques

Useful for searching for the value of antiques and collectibles. The information and images in "Prices for Antiques" helps in estimating the value of similar items. About 87% of the information in the database is totally unique to this site.

This is an easy-to-use online writing software that allows authors to create professional quality eBooks in ready to publish formats. Use your BiblioBoard account to sign in.
Price It! Antiques & Collectibles

A comprehensive antiques and collectibles pricing tool.

Full text to Historical New York Times (1851- 2007), Current New York Times (1980- Current), Historical Los Angeles Times (1881- 1987), Wall Street Journal (1984- Current), & Local & Regional Coverage.

Watch over 1500 full-length concerts and music documentaries. Enjoy live music experience with your library card!
RB Digital - Audiobooks

RB Digital provides access to downloadable digital audiobooks from Recorded Books, such as the popular series Great Courses. Supported by the Friends of the Beverly Hills Public Library.
RB Digital - Magazines (formerly Zinio)

Formerly Zinio. Collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits. Supported by the Friends of the Beverly Hills Public Library.
Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890- 1982

Offers full coverage of the original paper volumes. Includes all the information from 44 Readers' Guide annuals and access to over three million articles from approximately 375 leading magazines; many are peer reviewed.
Reference USA

Data for U.S. and Canadian Residences and Businesses as well as U.S. Healthcare and High-Tech companies. ReferenceUSA, now requires Captcha verification for all remote users.
Research in Context (Gale)

Database for students with content covering national curriculum standards.

Submit your ebook! Share your work with patrons of participating libraries across your state through Library Journal's SELF-e program! It also may be available alongside other great indie reads in participating libraries across the U.S. and Canada, if selected by Library Journal.
Small Business Resource Center

Offers users complete small business management resources via a combination of unparalleled periodicals and reference content, from conducting industry research to financial planning, to marketing a product and franchising a business.
Transparent Language Online

The most comprehensive, effective, and engaging way to learn over 120 languages, including ESL.

Tutor.com provides one-on-one tutoring as well as a SkillsCenter Resource Library for learners, which includes study, test prep, and career resources.
U.S. History In Context

Covers U.S. history from pre-colonial times to the present.

A global catalog of library collections.
World History In Context

Comprehensive collection of world history sources, full text articles, primary sources, and images, maps and charts.
Worldbook Online

World Book Online is a general encyclopedia based on the print version of World Book Encyclopedia. This resource is being provided by a donation from the Friends of the Beverly Hills Public Library in memory of Judy Smith.