Alphabetical List of Online Resources

  • Ancestry.com 
    Heritage Services has a computer available with access to the ancestry.com database. Available at the Heritage Center only.

  • America's News
    Includes the O.C. Register database for articles from 1987 to present, along with a variety of National news publications. 

  • AuthorCheck
    Want to know when your favorite author has a new book coming out? Sign up for Author Check and you'll be notified by email whenever the library adds a new title by the authors you select. Be the first to reserve the hot new book!

  • Basic ESL
    Basic ESL improves an individual’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a simple to follow program. Students learn English quickly and effectively on relevant topics. In each lesson students learn key vocabulary and how to use that vocabulary in conversation. No computer experience is necessary.

  • Biography in Context 
    The Biography in Context database contains biographical information on authors, musicians, politicians, world leaders, historical figures, and more. All articles retrieved are full-text and can be printed or emailed. 
    >  Use this link if you are inside the Library or city Network

  • DMV Practice Tests
    Browse through numerous practice tests to get you ready for the CA DMV driving test

  • Gale Courses
    Library cardholders can select from hundreds of free instructor-led courses covering technology, personal finance, career development, health,

  • Historic Anaheim Photos 
    A digital archive of nearly 2,000 historic photographs dating back to 1860. These unique local history resources have been organized for easy browsing by Anaheim residents, scholars, and history buffs throughout California and the world.

  • Issues and Controversies (Facts on File)
    More than 650 in-depth articles on controversial topics in the news. Full text of Issues and Controversies On File from 1995 to the
    present, analyze and explain hundreds of controversial topics, in a language and format that students can understand. The annual National High School Debate Topic is given feature coverage. 
    >  Use this link if you are inside the library or city network

  • Kids Infobits 
    Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a kid-friendly visual interface, a subject-based search, and full-text, curriculum-related reference content.. 
    >  Use this link if you are inside the Library or City Network

  • New Book Alerts
    This is where you will find out about the latest books, movies, and music added to our collection each week. Sign up to have these free alerts emailed to you weekly.

  • O.C. Register
    Includes the O.C. Register database for articles from 1987 to present, for local and regional news stories.

  • Overdrive Audio & eBooks
    Browse our Overdrive eBooks collection and download books free to your computer, or any handheld device.

  • ProCitizen
    Studying for the American citizenship test is easy with ProCitizen. This course will help you prepare for the Civics, Reading, and Writing portions of the Naturalization Test. Through a series of informative videos, practice exercises and quizzes, you will learn everything you need to know to successfully pass the test.

  • Pronunciator
    Learn any of 80 different languages, as well as study English (ESL). This full-spectrum language learning program features speech recognition, scored quizzes, a virtual coach, downloadable MP3s, and virtual conversations, as well as a free app for your tablets, smartphones and listening devices. Choose from a variety of learning levels, even for children as young as 3.

  • Reference USA
    Reference USA is a searchable database that provides contact information and data on more than 14 million U.S. businesses and 120 million U.S. households. The directory contains verified, accurate data about industries and companies to help you research a potential investment, employer, or service provider; find executives and company descriptions. Updated monthly.
    >  View ReferenceUSA tutorials
    >  Sign up for webinars on specific uses

  • Select Reads

    Online Readers Advisory includes a variety of monthly genre-specific reading recommendations. Read them online or sign up to receive them in your email.

  • Testing and Education Reference Center (TERC)
    TERC is designed to help students and career seekers prepare for their future. Includes over 300 practice tests and courses, from SATs to Law Enforcement Exams. Also offers dozens of eBooks containing valuable study material and practice tests, information on over 4,000 accredited schools, a scholarship search tool, resume builder and career modules covering subjects from career change to salary negotiations.
    >  Use this link if you are inside the library or city network.

  • Today's Science 
    Science news written for students. Includes full text of Today's Science On File from 1992 to the present. Today’s Science bridges the gap between textbooks and what’s happening in science today. Drawing on major scientific journals, magazines and newspapers in the United States and abroad, Today’s Science covers all the topics that today’s students study: health, the environment, technology, life science, physical science, earth and space science, and science and society.

  • Tumblebooks
    Online storybooks and reading games for kids. Includes a Language Learning section with stories in French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Russian.