These resources have been selected by our librarians as the sites they find most useful for researching the subjects below.
Arts & Music
Over 2000 pieces of sheet music – free to download, modify, print, copy, distribute, perform, and record – all in the Public Domain or under Creative Commons licenses
Web Gallery of Art
The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European fine arts from the 8th to 19th centuries.
Books & Audio
Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
LibriVox hosts free audiobooks for download created by worldwide volunteers who read and record public domain texts.
Online Programming Books
A collection of free eBooks and online books related to programming, computer science, software engineering, web design, mobile app development, networking, and more.
Project Gutenberg offers over 56,000 free eBooks: Choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.
Provider of over 6,800 free educational videos in 13 subject areas.
MOOC List is a directory of Free Online Courses and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered by different providers.
Online Schools & Colleges in California
Detailed information on online two-year and four-year colleges in California.
CalJOBS is a comprehensive employment services website, providing online employment services for job seekers and employers.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a publication of the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics that includes information about the nature of work, working conditions, training and education, earnings and job outlook for hundreds
California Courts Self-Help Center
Find information about the court system in California, lawyers, legal aid and other legal help from your court.
Citizen Resource Center
A one-stop resource for locating citizenship preparation materials and activities.
C-SPAN Video Library
This online archive contains more than 230,000 hours of searchable public affairs video.
Health & Medicine
Covered California is where Californians can get brand-name health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Find information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written in everyday language.
Merck Veterinary Manual
Find information on a variety of animal health topics, written for the veterinary professional.
Science.gov offers free access to research and development (R&D) results and scientific and technical information from over 60 databases, over 2,200 websites, and over 200 million pages of authoritative federal science information.
Ventura County Crime Map
Interactive map detailing arrests, incidents, and calls for servcie based on information provided by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.
Ventura County GIS & Mapping
An interactive mapping program and downloadable datasets for use in geographic information system (GIS) software.
Academic Journals is a publisher of peer-reviewed open access journals. Academic Journals currently publishes over 100 open access journals covering art and humanities, engineering, medical science, social sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences
BMC has an evolving portfolio of some 300 peer-reviewed journals, sharing discoveries from research communities in science, technology, engineering and medicine.
California Digital Newspaper Collection
A freely accessible repository of digitized California newspapers from 1846 to the present.
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
Over 70,000 maps from the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection of world maps collection are available online.