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American Rhetoric Text, audio, and video versions of public speeches; movie speeches; information on rhetoric and communications.
Ancestry Library Edition Premier genealogical research tool. Available ONLY from a library computer (any branch). See this tutorial to get started.
Britannica Escolar Britannica Escolar es una enciclopedia en dos partes con portales para estudiantes de primaria y secundaria.
Britannica School Elementary Thousands of articles on a wide range of subjects. The entries are specially designed at different reading levels, allowing students to move easily to material of higher or lower comprehension levels as needed for K-6, middle school and high school.
Britannica School High Thousands of articles on a wide range of subjects. The entries are specially designed at different reading levels, allowing students to move easily to material of higher or lower comprehension levels as needed for K-6, middle school and high school.
Britannica School Middle Thousands of articles on a wide range of subjects. The entries are specially designed at different reading levels, allowing students to move easily to material of higher or lower comprehension levels as needed for K-6, middle school and high school.
California Indians - Social Studies Fact Cards California Indians Fact Cards gives quick facts about the traditional way of life around 1770 for more than 50 early California groups. It is a snapshot of what we believe life was like at that time, and not a history of any of the tribes either before or after 1770.
CultureGrams A leading reference for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries across the globe. It includes four editions: the World Edition (for junior high school students and up) and the Kids, U.S. States, and Canadian Provinces editions (for upper elementary school students)
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.
Downloadable and Streaming Books, Movies, Music, & Magazines A wide range of entertaining media you can access 24/7 with your library card.
Elected Representatives for Santa Cruz County From the County Elections Office
eLibrary (ProQuest) General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers. (Grades 6+)
Genealogy Research Guide A guide to getting started with genealogy research with resources available from the Santa Cruz Public Library and Genealogical Society collections.
HippoCampus HippoCampus.org 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 History Articles
Politifact Is what we're hearing from from the media and politicians fact, fiction, or something in between?
SIRS Discoverer Selected content for novice researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators. (Grades 3-9)