Research Resources

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

Search for educational resources, study guides, homework help, teaching materials,

and scholarly research for all ages.

Gale Books and Authors

Content for library science students, information science students, technology professionals, and others. Information Science is updated daily with articles covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology, including usability, cataloging, circulation, business information, and more.

Gale In Context: Biography

Gale In Context: Biography offers authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images. Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers, it’s continuously updated to ensure researchers have access to the very latest information.

Gale In Context: Elementary

Gale In Context: Elementary delivers trusted, age-appropriate digital content. Through newspaper and magazine articles, videos, images, and graphics, elementary students can learn about everything from animals and outer space to famous artists and favorite athletes. The database is visual and intuitive, and rewards students’ efforts by developing comprehension and research skills to prepare them for middle school—and a lifetime of learning.

Gale In Context: High School

Gale In Context: High School is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a wide array of subjects. The solution merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Gale In Context: Middle School

Gale In Context: Middle School combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more.

Gale In Context: Science

Users can manipulate and explore 3D interactive models, allowing students to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science. Reference and periodical content provide additional context for further understanding.

Gale Literature Resource Center

When it comes to literature topics and literary research, finding the most diverse, evidence-based perspectives on any given author is important. Gale Literature Resource Center provides exactly that. In addition to critical analysis, primary sources, and detailed work overviews, this database brings together in-depth biographical, bibliographical, and contextual information. There are more than 165,000 complete entries from popular literature series, including two award-winning series, Gale Literature: Contemporary Authors and Gale Literature: Dictionary of Literary Biography.

Gale Literature: LitFinder

Gale Literature: LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 130,000 full-text poems and 650,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays.

Gale OneFile: High School Edition

When you have a paper, project, or presentation to complete, the hardest part is figuring out where to start. Gale In Context: High School simplifies your search for information by bringing together hundreds of thousands of images, videos, and audio selections into one easy-to-use database. While online browsers can serve up unreliable or incomplete results, this database lets you explore vetted primary sources, biographies, critical essays, and other materials in many formats — giving you deeper context to high-interest topics.

HelpNow

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.

Learning Express Library

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

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

Testing & Education Reference Center

Prepare for upcoming standardized tests with Testing & Education Reference Center from Gale. This valuable resource includes full-length practice tests for GED, SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, TOEFL, U.S. citizenship, and more. It offers information on undergraduate and graduate programs and tuition and scholarship assistance, as well as resume, interviewing and networking advice.

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

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