AUTOMOTIVE

Auto Repair Source

Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, all content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

CITIZENSHIP

ProCitizen

ProCitizen is an online citizenship prep course that covers the civics, reading, and writing portions of the US citizenship exam. You’ll find over 100 informative videos, practice exercises, and quizzes.

ProCitizen es un curso de preparación para la ciudadanía en línea que le ayudará a prepararse en las áreas de educación cívica, lectura y escritura que son parte del examen de naturalización de los Estados Unidos. Encontrará más de 100 videos informativos, ejercicios prácticos y concursos.

 

      CONSUMER RESEARCH

        Consumer Reports

Make informed purchasing decisions and find expert reviews from the most trusted name in the marketplace. Consumer Reports is an independent, non-profit member organization that incentivizes corporations to act responsibly, and helps policymakers prioritize the rights and interests of consumers in order to shape a truly consumer-driven marketplace. Library access provides unlimited digital access to ratings and reviews, car recall tracker, and Best Time to Buy.

 

CRAFTS

Creativebug

Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes using your SLO County Library Card for access. Watch anytime, anywhere. No pressure, just possibilities!

 

DIRECTORIES

AtoZdatabases

AtoZdatabases is the premier Reference, Research, Marketing, Mailing Lists/Sales Leads, and Job-Search Database. The database includes 30 million business & executive profiles, over 220 million residents with interests, hobbies and lifestyles information, over 7 million real-time job listings, 2 Million new businesses, over 12 million healthcare professionals, over 12 million new movers, 2 million new homeowners, and much more. The databases are ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, background searches, finding friends, relatives and a whole lot of other possibilities.

 

FINANCIAL

Morningstar

Morningstar Investment Research Center provides comprehensive financial information on stocks, funds and ETFs, educational and informative videos, analyst insights and portfolio tools.

 

Value Line: Library Pro Elite

Streamline your investment strategies. Access Value Line Investment Survey, Small & Mid-Cap Survey, and more.

 

GENEALOGY

My Heritage Library Edition

One of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind with access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries.

 

HEALTH

Medline Plus

 Up-to-date information about diseases, medical conditions, treatments, drugs,and health and wellness issues in understandable language.

 

KIDS

ABC Mouse (access in Library only)

ABCmouse.com: With 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-6+). Visit your local library for access to ABC Mouse.

 

TeachingBooks.net

Description: a collection of 166,000+ digital materials about children's and young adult books. Find author interviews, video book trailers, read-alongs, discussion questions, vocabulary lists, and more.Username: sanluisobispo Password: teachingbooksK12library

 

LIFELONG LEARNING

        

        Brainfuse JobNow and VetNow  

JobNow can help library patrons learn new skills, prepare for certification testing, create more impactful resumés, prepare for and practice interviewing, and search for jobs. For veterans, VetNow helps with navigating the VA system and understanding earned benefits, as well as offering workforce tools and job seeking support.

        Brainfuse HelpNow and Adult Learning Center

Discover how the Brainfuse Adult Learning Center can help you, whether you are going back to school, switching jobs, or just want to brush up on an academic skill, the Adult Learning Center is here to help: High School Equivalency preparation, resume and cover letter assistance, and more.

Driving Tests

Practice for your California DMV driving test with online practice tests.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)

Individual learners can achieve personal and professional goals with this online learning platform. Your library card provides access to the LinkedIn Learning video library of courses taught by recognized industry experts. Login with your library card number and library account password. This is the same password you use to place holds in the library catalog. If you download the LinkedIn Learning app from your device's app store, the Library ID to enter is: slolibraries

 

MOBILE LEARNING

Voxy EnGen

This is a self-paced, free course for Adult Learners whose first language is not English. Email Aracelli Astorga at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Sharon Coronado at 805-781-4187 to get started.
Este es un curso gratuito, a su propio ritmo, para adultos que su primer idioma no es el inglés. Envíe un correo electrónico a Aracelli Astorga (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) o llame a Sharon Coronado (805-781-4187) para comenzar.

 

 

PRINT MEDIA

Access World News

Find current and archived articles on issues, events, people, government and more with the world's largest collection of full-text news sources. Includes local news, editorials, announcements and other sections from more than 4,700 sources.

 

Master File Premier

Provides full-text magazines, like Consumer Reports, reference books, and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.

 

New York Times

Researchers can now access NYT from 1851 to today when you register for a 24-hour pass through Black Gold's Learning Resources. You can request unlimited passes, but you'll need to create an account after your pass expires. Funded by California State Library. Please note: you can skip the password field, only your library barcode is required for access.

 

ProCon

Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues. Accurate and unbiased information on over 50 important public issues.

 

San Luis Obispo Tribune

The SLO Tribune Collection includes an Image format of The Tribune from December 2017-current, a text format from 2000-current, blog articles; and web articles. For today’s Tribune, click on the link under Image format.

 

READERS RESOURCES

BookBrowse

BookBrowse is an online magazine for booklovers - including reviews, previews, "beyond the book" articles, author interviews, reading guides, and much more.

 

Novelist

This database of over 155,000 fiction titles for readers of all ages lets you use your favorite author to link to other books you might enjoy. Use Recommended Reads to browse through hundreds of titles carefully selected by librarians and organized by reading level as well as genre or topic. Type in a topic you are interested in and "play" with the results.

STUDENT RESOURCES

Brainfuse

HelpNow is a complete tutoring system consisting of live tutoring, collaboration, and study tools. Connect from the library or on your mobile device with your library card to expert tutors for academic assistance. Spanish speaking tutors are also available. Online tutors are available 7 days a week from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm Pacific Time, except on major holidays.

 

Britannica School Edition (From Home)

        Britannica School Edition (From Library)

Britannica School is an educational site for students to use for homework help, projects, or learning at home.

 

California Missions

California Missions Resource Center provides history, facts, descriptions, images, maps and architectural drawings of the 21 missions. Quality information for students and teachers.

 

Tuition Funding Sources

Tuition Funding Sources is a private website designed to help students find scholarships, college and career information. TFS offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 Billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information.

 

 

TRAVEL / LANGUAGES

Pronunciator

Pronunciator Language Lab - learn any of 80 languages at your own pace. ESL curriculum with courses from 50 non-English languages. Free apps, downloadable audio lessons, speech recognition to test your pronunciation, scored quizzes, features for toddlers to adults.