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Academic Onefile Peer-reviewed, full-text articles for academic research from the world's leading journals covering the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and many other subjects.
Current Affairs & Politics
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Access Video on Demand Instant access to world-class documentaries, award-winning educational films, independent films, and helpful instructional videos. All you need is Internet access and a valid library card number! iPad, Android, PC and Mac friendly.
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CIA World Factbook Almanac-style information.
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FactCheck.org Monitoring the accuracy of what's said by US politicians in the media.
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Global Issues in Context Information on international issues.
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GreenFile Information on environmental concerns.
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OpenSecrets.org Following the money in politics.
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Opposing Viewpoints in Context Perspectives on current social issues.
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Politifact Is what we're hearing from from the media and politicians fact, fiction, or something in between?
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USA.gov U.S. Government's web portal
Geography & Travel
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Access Northern California Accessible tourism and outdoor recreation.
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David Rumsey Map Collection Historical maps, including Santa Cruz and Central California.
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Discover & Go Instant online access to free and low-cost tickets to museums, science centers, zoos, theaters and other fun local cultural venues with your library card.
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Historic Topographic Maps of California - Monterey Bay Region From the Earth Sciences and Map Library, UCB. Shows digital quadrangles for selected years. Searchable by name of quadrangle and by place.
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NationMaster Data for 305 countries.
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Perry-CastaƱeda Library Map Collection Current and historical maps.
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Recreation.gov Trip planning and reservations for U.S. outdoor activities.
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U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets Formerly called Background Notes. Outlines U.S. relations with other countries.
History
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American Rhetoric Text, audio, and video versions of public speeches; movie speeches; information on rhetoric and communications.
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Biography in Context Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers.
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New York Times Newspaper Full page and article images with full-text from the first issue to the present.
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U.S. History in Context A reliable U.S. history resource.
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World History in Context A reliable world history resource.
Weather
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NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Comprehensive information on oceans, atmosphere, climate, and weather.