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These online resources are offered to the public courtesy of the Shasta Public Libraries. If you are accessing the databases from home, please have your library card handy-you will be asked for your 14 digit Library Card Number.

Magazines & Newspapers

Our Main Research Database

EBSCOhost Magazines and Online Research Sources - Access thousands of current magazines, newspapers, trade journals, primary source documents and encyclopedic entries.  Perfect for writing research papers and reports and browsing for general knowledge.

For in depth research

Including magazines like:

RBdigital Magazines

Visit RBdigital Magazines to access the latest magazines.

Offering full-color, digital magazines for immediate checkout and reading online for desktop and mobile devices. Popular new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods and no limits.

NewsBank America's News

Free access. No subscription needed.

Newspapers - Visit NewsBank to read full-text articles in current editions of local, regional and national U.S. newspapers, and select magazines.

Including newspapers like:

Encyclopedia Databases

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia - Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Homework & Education

Homework Help

HelpNow! - Online tutoring and homework help for kids and teens from Kindergarten to 12th grade, as well as a new Adult Learning Center.

Magazines, Encyclopedias and More

Magazines and reference sources for school.

Research for High Schoolers

  • Magazines for High Schoolers
    Biographies, references, encyclopedias, and the most popular magazines for high-school ages.
  • Practice DMV Tests - Access to Free Practice Tests, California DMV Handbooks, and Frequently Asked Questions

Research for Middle Schoolers

Research for Elementary Schoolers

Research for Teachers

Magazines for Teachers - Topics covered include best practices, curriculum development, literacy standards, pedagogical research, instructional media, language arts, science & mathematics, school administration, and more.

Adult Literacy & ESL

HelpNow's Adult Learning Center - (from HelpNow site click on Adult Learners) LIVE one-on-one academic coaching, practice test center, writing lab, career resources and other online resources.

Basic ESL for Libraries - Learn English online.

Auto Repair

AutoMateAutoMate - Service and repair information for domestic and imported vehicles. Includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, and more.

Auto Repair Reference Center - How to docs for auto repair, tips for care and repair, and troubleshooting.


Ancestry Library Edition - Find census, birth, marriage, death records and more.
(Accessible within library only)


GreenFile - Magazines and articles on environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments.

Government Documents

Government Documents - Access the Federal Depository Library Program Basic Collection.

Librarian Resources

California Libraries Catalog - Find the materials you need in northern California libraries.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts - Indexes more than 735 journals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Coverage includes librarianship classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.