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Enjoy thousands of free digital content including eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, music, and movies anytime anywhere with a mobile device, tablet or computer. Use your library card to get started.

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Freegal Music

Offers access to about 15 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 40,000 music videos. Streaming is unlimited and you can download up to 3 songs each week.

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Libby by Overdrive

Find your next great read or listen in our largest eBook, audiobook, and magazine collection. Browse by genre or search for an author or title. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, you can filter search results to show titles to recommend for addition to our collection.

Mobile app:
Libby – The app is the easiest way to get started. Libby offers a simplified browsing, checkout and reading experience.
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ArtistWorks 
ArtistWorks provides musical instrument players world-class instruction from Grammy Award-winning music professionals and offers users a guided path of video lessons containing everything they need to reach their musical goals. All levels of player can access hundreds of hours of high quality video instruction, studio quality play-along tracks, and downloadable written materials, tablature and sheet music. (Solano County Library has musical instruments you can borrow!)
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Hoopla

Choose from thousands of movies, television shows and music albums. With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Titles are automatically returned and removed from your device at the end of the lending period. Hoopla Digital is available as a mobile app or can be streamcast with Chromecast, Alexa, Roku, Android TV, Fire TV or Apple TV.  FAQs

BookFlix

Read, Watch, and Listen to Books and Book Videos! For grades preK-3.
(remote access)
(in-library access)

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Kanopy

Film streaming service features classic and world cinema, indie films and top documentaries. Kanopy is available as a mobile app or can be streamcast with Chromecast, Alexa, Roku, Android TV, Fire TV or Apple TV.  FAQs

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Tumblebooks

eBooks for kids! Tumblebooks has story books, audio books, puzzles and games. Great for parents and kids.

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Books 24x7 ITPro

On-demand access to recent unabridged content of thousands of IT and technology books. FAQs

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Enki

Download eBooks from smaller, independent publishers from this statewide shared ebook resource! FAQs

Help

If you need help finding information, please call us at 1-866-57-ASKUS (1-866-572-7587) or email us.

Databases vs. Web

A primary difference between databases and websites is that librarians review and select the databases which have book, magazine, journal, and even Web information that is considered reliable, authoritative, historically relevant, and valuable.  Most information on the web does not go through a review process.  Most of the information available through a database also is available in a paper format but by providing the information in an electronic format, the library can save money by buying one electronic subscription which can be shared by many people.

For your research, you will probably save yourself time and find more quality information if you begin with library resources and then move to the Web if you need more information or other points of view. Remember, when using remote access to get to the library’s databases, you are accessing the library’s collection via the Web, but are still using library resources which tend to be more reliable.

How to Cite

Why cite sources?

Whenever you quote or take ideas from another person’s work, you have to document the source you used, whether it’s a book, magazine, video, or website.

How to cite:

Try these links for good examples of citation style guides and plagiarism prevention:

lib.berkeley.edu/instruct/guides/citations.html
Citing Your Sources guide from The University of California Berkeley Library

owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/
Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

xavier.edu/library/help/style_guides.cfm
Help: Citation Style Guides  provided by Xavier University, McDonald Library

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