Simi Valley Public Library offers a variety of online resources and databases to help with research and learning experience. Our online resources are accessible at our library or anytime online via our website with a Simi Valley Public Library card. When accessing the databases it is necessary to have a library card and PIN ready as it will be necessary to provide this information to gain access to the databases. 

AR BookFinder
Search by AR points, reading levels, and more.
Book Connections

   

         

Need help from Book Connections? See the Book Connections support page.
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Brainfuse HelpNow
Brainfuse offers a comprehensive suite of online academic services designed to support many learning needs and styles. Live online tutor service available daily from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow
Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow is an all-in-one suite of services designed for a wide range of career or veteran needs: whether it’s tackling a resume, writing a cover letter, navigating the VA system, or adjusting to a civilian career. JobNow & VetNow services include expert coaching and self-study tools to empower users. Users may access live, on-demand assistance from expert Job Coaches or Veteran Navigators.
Britannica Escolar
Bienvenido a Britannica Escolar, un recurso informativo para la educación primaria y secundaria que es seguro, actualizado y apropiado para cada nivel educativo. Descubra los artículos enciclopédicos, los recursos multimedia y otros materiales de aprendizaje que apoyan la investigación de los estudiantes y refuerzan la programación curricular.
Britannica School Edition
Welcome to Britannica School, a safe, up-to-date, and age-appropriate information resource for Primary, Middle and Secondary School. Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources that support student research, classroom exploration, and curriculum standards.
California Digital Newspaper Collection
Provided by the Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research (CBSR) through the University of Riverside, this digital newspaper collection contains over 1.5 million pages of historical California newspapers from 1846 to present.
CloudLibrary
Download free eBooks and eAudiobooks.
CultureGrams
Concise cultural information on countries around the world. (Grades 3-12)
Login Information:
  • Username: similibrary
  • Password: $VPL93063
Curiosity Machine
Curiosity Machine is a community of scientists, engineers and children creating together. Through this online learning platform children are inspired and equipped to create their own inventions with the support of trained and qualified mentors. In each challenge, children progress through the Engineering Design Process with support from a trained mentor who guides and encourages them to persist through failure and bring their ideas to reality. Sponsored by Boeing and the National Science Foundation.
DMV Practice Tests
Practice your DMV driving test online.
EBSCO Discovery Service
Features full text searching of many of the other databases and the entire library collection. Think of this as a search engine of our e-Resources.
enki California Digital Library
A large collection of e-books from both larger publishers and indie authors, available to anyone in California with no library card required.
Hoopla
Hoopla brings digital content to life through streaming and downloading in many different formats, including: movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and TV shows – over 500,000 titles.
Lynda.com
An online educational site that includes thousands of video-based courses in popular fields like web design, web development, IT, education/instruction, media production, and business. Courses can be accessed at the library or from home. A valuable resource for anybody looking to land a job, move up in their career, excel in the position they have, or just explore an area of interest.
MedlinePlus
Find information on health conditions, wellness issues, and more in easy-to-read language on MedlinePlus, the up-to-date, trusted health information site from the National Library of Medicine.
New York Times
Enjoy complimentary access to the New York Times.
While in the library, simply go to nytimes.com. For remote access:
  1. Click this remote access link.
  2. Click "Redeem" to get 24 hours of unlimited access.
  3. Create an account with your personal e-mail address, or click "Log in" if you've already created an account.
The 24-hour pass is renewable after expiration. Repeat Step 2 for another 24 hours of remote access.
Proquest eLibrary
General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers. Two unique interfaces available. (Grades 6+)
Login Information:
Click "More Access Options" button.
  • Username: similibrary
  • Password: $VPL93063
ProQuest Research Companion
Information literacy tools and tutorials to help develop critical thinking. (Grades 8+)
Login Information:
  • Username: similibrary
  • Password: $VPL93063
Public Library eBook Subscription
Provides access to over 31,000 eBooks covering fiction and non-fiction.
Rosetta Stone
Interactive language learning for 30 world languages.
SIRS Discoverer
Selected content for novice researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators. (Grades 3-9)
Login Information:
  • Username: similibrary
  • Password: $VPL93063
SIRS Issues Researcher
Curriculum-aligned database of content organized by complex issues, ideally for middle and high school students and educators. (Grades 6+)
Login Information:
  • Username: similibrary
  • Password: $VPL93063
Teaching Books
TeachingBooks is a database of resources for children's and young adult books and their authors and illustrators. Use TeachingBooks to search titles, authors and illustrators, and find resources to engage readers. The resource collection includes short movies, audio book readings, book discussion guides, and more.
Tuition Funding Sources
Find scholarships and other forms of financial aid to help pay for a college education. TFS program also provides students with college admissions information, a career personality test, and detailed career information. Updated daily with over 5,000 new scholarship awards added every month.

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