Research Resources

The Tulare County Library offers free access to hundreds online databases, tools, and services to empower our patrons!

​​AtoZ Databases

Home and business directory, business profiles, check backgrounds and create mailing lists.

Auto Repair Source

Repair and maintenance on domestic and imported vehicles

Biography Reference Center

Biographies on notable people.

Consumer Health Complete

Health and wellness - medical encyclopedias, reports and books.

Mainstream, holistic and integrated medicine.

EBSCOhost Databases

Search databases individually or simultaneously - journals, magazines and news.

Education Research Complete

Education publications, lesson plans, conference papers, curriculum guides and policies.

Explora Elementary School

Explora for Elementary School, including popular elementary school magazines, reference sources, biographies, and primary sources.

Explora Middle School

Explora for Middle School students, includes popular middle school magazines, reference sources, biographies, and primary sources.

Explora High School

Explora for High School students, includes popular high school magazines, reference sources, biographies, and primary sources.

Explora MasterFILE Complete

Search for articles with visual appeal, a go-to source for student research.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

eLibrary of multiple subject encyclopedias and reference books.


Homework tutor (English, Español, and Francais)

1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Feedback on assignments with a writing lab, test prep, tutorials and space for online study groups.

History Reference Center

U.S. and world history - articles, primary sources, biographies and more.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

How-to instructions and patterns for creative ideas, crafts, hobbies and interests.

Home Improvement Reference Center

Home improvement for outdoor and indoor - electrical, plumbing, maintenance, remodeling and decorating.


Live resume and interview coach (English)

1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Resume templates, job searching, eParachute assessment, test prep and software tutorials.

Latino American Experience (The American Mosaic)

Latino-American history and culture - articles, biographies, images and primary sources.

Learning Express Library

Tutorials, books and test prep for careers, certifications, K-12, high school equivalency, software tutorials and resources en Español.

Legal Information Reference Center

Legal books and forms from Nolo. General legal information.

MagillOnliterature Plus

Analysis on literature, authors, characters, genres and plots.

New York Times Online

Daily passes to the New York Times online - Access in library, Access at home.

Newspaper Source Plus

Articles from selected regional, national, and international newspapers.

NoveList K-8 Plus

Recommended reads, read-alikes, book reviews, and educator resources.

NoveList Plus

Recommended reads, read-alikes, book reviews, and discussion starters.


Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

Analysis, poetry, short stories, plays, speeches, authors and writers.

Points of View Reference Center

Multiple viewpoints and perspectives on current events and issues.


Prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Test.

ProCitizen [en Español]

Preparacion para el examen de ciudadania.


Learn 80+ languages with instructions in your native language. Interactive learning. Join ProLive online weekly conversation sessions.

Pronunciator  [en Español]

Aprenda más de 80 idiomas con instrucciones en su idioma nativo. Aprendizaje interactivo. Únase a las sesiones de conversación semanal en línea de ProLive.

Read It!

Reading comprehension for English Language Learners and students. Simplified articles - life skills, literature, science, history and civics.

Referencia Latina

Articulos multidisciplinarios de enciclopedias, referencias, y revistas.

Science Reference Center

Science, wildlife, math and technology. Articles, images and science experiments.

Small Business Reference Center

Business articles, plans, financing, management and entrepreneurship.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Small engine repair manuals for motorcycles, boats, lawn mowers, tractors, generators and more.

Teaching Books

One-stop resources for books you are reading and teaching, including author and illustrator interviews, lesson plans, and other enrichment content.

Book Guides & Lesson Plans                    Award-Winning Books                           Meet-the-Author Movies & More

Literature-Based Vocab Lists                    Diverse Books                                       BYOB: Build Your Own Booklists

Tulare County Library now provides free online access to The New York Times to Tulare County Library patrons

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