Resources and Databases for Research
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
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.
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: April 1, 2020