Online Databases & Resources


 Categories: Select one to see databases in the category or scroll down the A-Z list.

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California Social Studies Fact Cards  California State information for students on Native Americans, Governors, Explorers, Missions, Ranchos, and History by Decade information.

Chiltonlibrary
  Chiltonlibrary is an online version of the popular Chilton automotive repair books.  Includes repair information, maintenance and specification tables, troubleshooting, diagnostics, vacuum and wiring diagrams.  Updated monthly.

Gale Virtual Reference Library  GVRL is made up eBooks delivering familiar reference content in a database format. Browse by title or use advanced search options.

Health & Wellness Resource Center has been discontinued by the library.  Try MedlinePlus.gov for trusted health information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

HeritageQuest Online Combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the UMI® Genealogy & Local History collection and other content back to the late 1700s. Includes all of the images and indexing, from the 1790 - 1930 U.S. federal censuses. It offers more than 20,000 book titles, including family and local histories and primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records, etc. Use this link In-Library.

InfoTrac Custom A collection of magazines, journals, and newspapers specifically selected for our community.  All the periodicals within this product are full-text.  In addition, you can print, email, share, download, listent or translate into several languages.

Informe  A collection of hispanic magazines with full text. Covers business, health, technology, culture, current topics and other subjects.

Kids InfoBits Database designed especially for students in kindergarten through grade five. Includes premier reference content and the best magazines for elementary students.

LearningExpressLibrary  Practice tests for students including college entrance, the new 2014 GED, occupational tests along with tools to help job seekers including job listings, a career assessment test, occupation overviews and résumé creator.  This database now requires a 6 digit password so returning users will need to follow instructions to create a new password for their account.

Legal Information Reference Center
Contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. The full-text legal reference books include Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.  Offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues.

Library to Go Contains ebooks and audio books available for download to most computers, listening devices and e-readers. Not sure where to get started? Visit the Quick Start Guide  or OverDrive Help.

Local History Collection at the Roseville Downtown Library is a permanent, non-circulating collection of documents, photographs, media, maps, and artifacts relevant to the history of Roseville.

MedlinePlus.gov Trusted health information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

Morningstar Morningstar® Investment Research Center offers libraries access to comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments, spanning mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds. The Investment Research Center serves all levels of investors with a range of dynamic tools and thoughtful perspectives to help them make more informed investment decisions. Use this link in-library.


NoveList Plus  Helps you find that next great read. With information on over 260,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles included, plus feature content including lists of award-winning books, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, Recommended Reads and more, NoveList Plus is a complete readers' resource.  (Old NoveList link)

NoveList K-8 Plus is a great online resource for helping teachers, school media specialists and kids find that next great fiction read plus access to information on over 30,500 nonfiction titles designed to support the curriculum and kids’ pleasure reading. Created especially for kids (and the adults who work with them).

OneClickdigital is a downloadable audiobook website from Recorded Books, with free downloads for Roseville Public Library customers.

Pronunciator NEW! Pronunciator helps you learn a new language.  It contains over 80 languages to learn, in reading, writing, listening and speaking, using a structured, building-block approach.  Use it to start a languge, improve your pronunciation or reinforce your language skills.

Tuition Funding Sources (TFS)  It contains the largest database of scholarships in existence.  It also contains information on careers, colleges and universities. 

WorldCat WorldCat lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.  More information about WorldCat.
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Genealogy

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MedlinePlus.gov Trusted health information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.


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Magazines & Newspapers

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What's a database (and why should I use one)?

A database is a collection of resources, such as magazine, journal and newspaper articles, census records, pamphlets, and more that you can search from a computer. Some databases even have entire books! Most databases provide a combination of summaries and the entire article (full-text).

Why would I want to use these?

Have you ever needed information and someone else had already borrowed the book? Have you found yourself spending time searching on the Internet and trying to decide which information was accurate and current?
The articles in the information databases are:

  • accurate
  • objective
  • current
  • reliable
  • easy and quick to find
  • covering a variety of subjects such as medical information, genealogy, consumer help: it’s all there!

Database Technical Help

Check Internet Security Software Settings

Firewalls and security software sometimes block our online catalog and databases. If you use Norton Internet Security, Norton Personal Firewall, or Norton Antivirus, you should check Brower Privacy and Cookie Blocking.

Check Your Browser Settings

Popup blockers can interfere with databases, causing it to seem like nothing is happening when you click on a link. Look for a bar or some other signal on your brower that indicates popups have been blocked. Usually, you can elect to allow popups from specific sites.  Try enabling JavaScript.

Try Another Browser

If you having problems, try downloading a different browser.  Popular alternative browsers include Google Chrome or FireFox, try downloading one of them instead. These are free to dowload. Note: By clicking link to Chrome or FireFox, you will be leaving The City of Roseville web site.

LearningExpress Library Help

Forgot your password or need help?  Call LearningExpress directly at 1-800-295-9556, ext. 2; or e-mail them at libraries@learningexpressllc.com.


What Is PowerSearch?

PowerSearch is a tool that searches certain library databases similar to how Google works. It was created by Gale Cengage, provider of OneFile and others.) PowerSearch only searches OneFile and the PowerPacks, both Gale products . PowerSearch does not search the Health & Wellness Resource Center or any other databases we subscribe to.

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Using Our Databases
What's a "database"?

Get your card ready. You will need a valid library card to connect to these databases from outside the library. Some of the databases on this list are not available outside the library.

Don't have a card? Sign up for a library card at any of our three locations.

Pick the right database! For descriptions of these databases, see the A-Z List With Description


Having Trouble?

Database Technical Help can help if you're having trouble logging into our databases.

Contact Us if you need help searching or if you've tried the Database Technical Help suggestions and need more help.