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Library Catalog
The online catalog of the San Joaquin Valley Library System
The Tulare County Library is a member of the San Joaquin Valley Library System (SJVLS). Search ValleyCat for items in the Tulare County Library's collection, and the collections of other SJVLS member libraries. Request books from other libraries, check your library account, and more.
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This library catalog contains the holdings of nearly all the libraries in the United States, and many outside the US. You can use it to find books, CDs, movies, magazines, newspapers, maps, and any other type of material a library might have. Its great for locating rare items. Many of the books you find can be borrowed by the Tulare County Library for your use through interlibrary loan.

eBooks & Audiobooks
Download digital books on your computer, Smartphone, iPod, or eBook reader anytime, anywhere.
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Download digital books on your computer, Smartphone, iPod, or eBook reader anytime, anywhere.
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3M Cloud Library
Download digital books on your computer, Smartphone, iPod, or eBook reader anytime, anywhere.
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Gale Virtual Reference Library
Instantly access thousands of reference e-books on virtually any subject.

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A collection of databases containing full text magazines, newspapers and reference tools on a variety of topics.

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Biography Reference Center
A comprehensive collection of more than 460,000 full-text biographies, as well as thousands of narrative biographies.

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Consumer Health Complete
A collection of full-text articles from more than 200 health reference books and encyclopedias, as well as images, videos, and diagrams covering areas of health and wellness from mainstream, holistic, and integrated medicine.

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English Language Learner
A resource for middle and high school students and anyone that is new to the English language. Provides assistance with conducting research, building background knowledge, and developing study skills.

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Multilingual Health Databases
A collection of reports, in multiple languages, for the most common health topics.
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Comprehensive history reference collection of more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias, and non-fiction books.

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Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
A collection of full-text resources from magazines, books, videos, and hobby reports, about many popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities.
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A collection of detailed “how-to” information covering all manner of home improvement/repair projects. Includes home improvement magazines images and videos of popular home repair projects.
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Legal Information Reference Center
Contains more than 310 full-text consumer legal reference publications and thousands of legal forms. Many of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.

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NoveList K-8 Plus
A resource for kids (and the adults who work with them), containing information on book titles designed to support kids’ pleasure reading as well as school curriculum.

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NoveList Plus
A resource containing information on over 260,000 fiction and non-fiction titles, plus lists of award-winning books, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, Recommended Reads and more.

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Points of View
A full-text database providing students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue
Referencia Latina
A comprehensive Spanish-language database, offering content from a variety of sources including 49,000 encyclopedia entries; 50,000 images; 2,500 health reports; a Spanish-English dictionary and full text for over 100 reference books and dozens of general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas.
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Contains full-text access to hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, life science, mathematics, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology, and wildlife.

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Small Business Reference Center
Provides up to date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business. The database contains nearly 400 full-text periodicals and 450 full-text reference books.
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Provides information for routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service, etc.) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly) and allows users to search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type, and model numbers. PDF full text is available for all documents.

Live Homework Help
This program provides homework assistance by connecting students to online tutors. Help is available for K – 12th grade and college introduction level students 7 days a week from 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Learning Express
Provides test-preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources. It provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorials designed to help learners succeed on academic or licensing tests. Immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results is provided.
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Learn up to 80 languages!
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Career Cruising
Provides assessments tools, career profiles, financial aid information and resume guides for students exploring college options, or a potential career path or experienced workers considering a career change or continuing education.
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JobScout is an online learning platform that will teach you the basic Internet skills you need to find a job.

California Fact Cards
Fact Cards are a series of research resources designed for quick reference for students in grades 4 through 8. The topics covered by Fact Cards are those California, United States, and World topics included in the social studies curriculum in California.

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Provides automotive repair information, including exclusive photographs, diagnostics, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site.
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Auto Repair Reference Center

Automobile repair information for more than 33,800 domestic and imported vehicles from 1945 to present.
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AtoZdatabases is the Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

Note: Access to Tulare County Library ebooks, audiobooks, and electronic resources is limited to residents of the Tulare County Library service area.


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