Arts & Literature
Visual Arts, Literature & Reading, Music, Entertainment
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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.
Entertainment
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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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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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Downloadable and Streaming Books, Movies, Music, & Magazines A wide range of entertaining media you can access 24/7 with your library card.
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EP Guides Episode lists for TV shows.
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hoopla hoopla is a digital media service where you can check out movies, television, audiobooks, and music. Items are available for streaming or temporary download on your computer, smart phone or tablet. Thousands of titles are available. Sign up with your email address, then use your library card number and pin to check them out.
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IMDB- The Internet Movie Database Comprehensive information on movies and TV shows.
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InstantFlix InstantFlix: Powered by IndieFlix, founded by filmmakers, is part champion, part curator. Inspired by independent filmmakers and the work they produce, InstantFlix created a platform for you to discover the best and quirkiest around. Note: the films on InstantFlix are unrated; therefore users must be 18 or older. You'll need to create an account using your email address and library card number.
Literature & Reading
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BookBrowse Your guide to exceptional books. Reviews, articles, interviews, book club resources, and much more.
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Children's Literature Comprehensive Database Children's books, authors, and illustrators.
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eSequels Guide to series fiction.
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Gale Artemis: Literary Sources Primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies.
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Masterplots Masterplots analyzes the most important works in all genres--long fiction, short fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction--throughout history and around the world, helping to define and critique the literary canon.
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Novelist Assists readers in finding new authors and titles. Find the order of titles written in a series.
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Novelist K-8 Children's book resource, providing read alikes for both fiction and nonfiction. Find the order of titles in a series, find book recommendations by grade level, and that meet curricular standards.
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Poetry Foundation Poems, information on poets, audio and video recordings.
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Project Gutenberg Free ebooks to download or read online.
Music
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Alexander Street Music Online A multidisciplinary collection of audiovisual content offering almost 70,000 albums. New titles are added every month.
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hoopla hoopla is a digital media service where you can check out movies, television, audiobooks, and music. Items are available for streaming or temporary download on your computer, smart phone or tablet. Thousands of titles are available. Sign up with your email address, then use your library card number and pin to check them out.
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IMSLP Petrucci Music Library Public domain music scores, recordings, and information about musical works from the International Music Score Library Project.
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Medici.tv Classical music videos, including many live performances.
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SFPL Online Song Indexes and Scanned Sheet Music Collections Sheet music resources from the San Francisco Public Library.
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Sheet Music Database More than 25,000 items. Popular and traditional music; classical piano; classical vocal; songbooks. Created and maintained by the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.
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SoundSwell Santa Cruz Public Libraries local Music Collection allows library cardholders to download and keep music from the collection of performers with current contracts. All music can be streamed free.
Visual Arts
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Artstor An unparalleled range of images from some of the world's leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists in one easily-navigated repository.
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Getty Research Institute Images, research guides and bibliographies, lexicon of art terminology.
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New York Public Library Digital Collections Images from NYPL's collections including streaming video.
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Santa Cruz County Birds & Wildlife This inspiring collection of Santa Cruz County Bird and Wildlife Photography is available to the Santa Cruz Public Libraries thanks to a generous donation by Tony Britton Photography. Students may use the photos for educational purposes for free, as long as the photos are attributed to the copyright holder. Use of these photos for commercial or other purposes are decided by the copyright holder. All inquiries for use of photographs should be directed to virtualservices@santacruzpl.org.