Resources and Databases for Research
Ventura County Star Online
Newly available! The full-photo versions of the Ventura County Star, with issues going back to 2017. See them as they would if spread on a tabletop, and in full color!
Click the image above, enter your library card number, and scroll down. On the right, click “Ventura County Star (CA) Collection”.
Then, click Ventura County Star (CA) with format listed as image.
To find an article from now back to April 1st, 2017, enter a search term, and you’ll get a list. Or scroll down, and browse the latest issues, or pick an issue date with the calendar.
Newly Available eBook and eAudio App
Try our latest available app! Make getting electronic books and media easier by getting them in one place, rather than having to go to several apps. Get access to Cloud Library and a selection of Enki’s digital collections of eBooks, eAudio and more with your library card via this app content consolidator. Please note that more Enki titles are available at their website at https://oxnard.enkilibrary.org/. There are also other services still separate available below in the Free Electronic Books and Media section of this page.
To learn more about SimplyE, click herehere.
Newly Available Research Tools
ProQuest Research Companion
Learn how to make the most out of research at this website.
EBook Central provides a number of academic books at the junior high school through college levels for research and supplementing your learning. Requires Adobe Digital Editions or a compatible reader to download a book to a computer. Adobe Digital Editions is available in a free version, as well as many other reader apps.
The Library 100
100 great novels, perhaps THE greatest, as recommended by OCLC, a non-profit that connects libraries across the nation.
Dewey Decimal Call Numbers for Popular Subjects
City of Oxnard Resources
Get up-to-date City of Oxnard code info here.
California State Library
Learn about the California State Library and their services.
Library of Congress
Information on the library of the federal government of the United States, and the largest in the world, can be found here.
Electronic Magazines and Journal Articles
Kono is a resource that gives access to Chinese and Japanese language magazines from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan. It is available via a desktop PC version for reading on your computer, or you can download the app for your Apple or Android devices.
After installing either version of the app, choose Oxnard library from the drop-down menu.
Test and Career Preparation
Learn about the benefits of becoming a nurse, from Registered Nursing.org, a nursing organization based in Carlsbad whose aim is to educate others on the steps to joining this much-in-demand career as well as its benefits.
Discover Data Science
Data and making sense of it all is very important for keeping track of an organization, machine or organism, plus in helping leaders decide which action to take. Learn about how to become a data analyst and its related professions at Discover Data Science. Run by a team of professionals, it provides career and educational guidance on this field.
Teach Early Childhood
At this website, find lots of information on a career path for becoming a teacher of young children, put together by an organization to help you find what to expect, how to prepare, how to get your teaching credentials and career opportunities.
Book Information for Students
Free Electronic Books and Media
Some are for borrowing while some are in the public domain.
Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
Folger Digital Texts
Free Shakespeare Texts Via Folger Digital Texts
Over 1,000,000 titles available to read online or check out.
One of the internet’s oldest online free eBook site.
Classic Books Online Via the Library of Congress
A nice selection of classics in the public domain, digitized for your reading pleasure.
HathiTrust Digital Library
Put together by a number of academic partners, including the University of California system, gain access to the digital collections of several universities. If you are not affiliated with any of the partner organizations, not to worry, as you can still view and use many of the digital resources, depending on the item and in accordance with HathiTrust’s use policy.
Open Access Biblioboard
Some free eBooks and eArticles, more of an academic nature.
Federal Tax Forms and Publications (Source: Internal Revenue Service)
State of California Tax Forms, Schedules and Publications (Source: State of California Franchise Tax Board)
Alcohol Addiction Center.org’s resource page is full of information on alcoholism, alcohol’s effects on the body and contacts to help people suffering from alcohol abuse get back on their feet again.
File an Unemployment Claim with the California State Government at the California State website by clicking here.
Interested in being an Addiction Counselor? Check out this information resource that shows counselor career options and salary ranges by state here.
Government Educational Resources
Checks and Balances
For students studying the government, here is an informational article on the application of checks and balances in the United States, written by a college professor.
California Legislative Publications 1849-2009
Find the complete text of Senate and Assembly Bills from 1911 to 1988, Statutes and Journals from 1849 to 2009 and many other titles.
Find a list of great websites to learn about personal finance here.
This list was compiled by our friends at the American Library Association.
page last updated: March 4, 2021