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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.
California Budget and Policy Center Independent analysis with reports, fact sheets, infographics, and more.
California Courts Self Help How to resolve disputes in or out of court.
California Driving Permit Test In partnership with, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries is proud to offer FREE California Driver Permit practice tests. The tests cover both automobile and motorcycle, and the site contains the Driver Handbook for each.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Statistics on public health worldwide, information on epidemics and health threats, immunization guidelines; travel alerts; workplace safety.
CIA World Factbook Almanac-style information.
City of Santa Cruz Municipal Code Arranged by titles and keyword searchable.
Community Assessment Project (CAP) In-depth annual survey focusing on quality of life in Santa Cruz County.
Community Information Database SCPL's comprehensive database of human service resources, nonprofit, and community organizations serving Santa Cruz County.
County of Santa Cruz County Code Arranged by titles and keyword searchable.
County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency Environmental health, public health, medical care, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and mental health programs for county residents.
DataShare Santa Cruz County DataShare Santa Cruz County is an interactive data platform with local, state, and national data that allows you to explore and understand information about our community.
Elected Representatives for Santa Cruz County From the County Elections Office Monitoring the accuracy of what's said by US politicians in the media.
HippoCampus is a free, core academic web site that delivers rich multimedia content--videos, animations, and simulations--on general education subjects to middle-school and high-school teachers and college professors, and their students, free of charge. Part of the NROC Project.
Local Ballot Measures Full text and results compiled by SCPL.
Local History Articles
Medical Board of California Information about California-licensed physicians. Links to the State Department of Consumer Affairs, which licenses midwives, acupuncturists, opticians, and other allied health professions.
MedlinePlus From the National Library of Medicine. Information about diseases, conditions, and wellness. In English and Spanish Following the money in politics.
RAND The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis.
Santa Cruz County Statistics Links to a full range of demographic, economic, health, and other statistics for Santa Cruz County. Created and maintained by SCPL Librarians.
Santa Cruz Economic Development Connects you to the resources you need to get your business started or to grow.
SIRS Discoverer Selected content for novice researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators. (Grades 3-9)
SIRS Issues Researcher Curriculum-aligned database of content organized by complex issues, ideally for middle and high school students and educators. (Grades 6+)
Starting a Business in Santa Cruz County Complete guide to starting a business in Santa Cruz, with links and contact information.
U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets Formerly called Background Notes. Outlines U.S. relations with other countries. U.S. Government's web portal
USCIS en espaƱol U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States.