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Exploring Beverly Hills Public Library databases_inhouse
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America's News (NewsBank)

Find local, regional and national perspectives on virtually any topic. Search from over 1800 sources to find information on issues and events related to business, economics, genealogy, health, controversial issues, the environment, crime, education, the arts, literature and more. Includes the archives of newspapers, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only content from 1977 - current day.
Art Full Text

A comprehensive resource covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as photography, folk art, film, architecture and much more.
Art Index Retrospective

Covering content for more than 55 years of art journalism, this retrospective resource includes articles, interviews, reviews and much more from over 600 publications.
Art Price (ask a librarian!)

Art Price Index: Ask a librarian for more information about this database.
ARTbibliographies Modern

The only specialist bibliography available for the study of modern and contemporary art. Covers all art forms, from painting, sculpture and photography to video, body art and graffiti. Full abstracts and indexing from the late 1960s onwards.
ArtFact (in library use only)

This auction sales database is especially useful for searching auction prices for the fine and decorative arts, including furniture and collectibles. Thumbnail images accompany search results from over 2000 auction houses.
Associations Unlimited

Search, find and monitor trends of organizations in all fields from around the world.
Biography and Genealogy Master Index

An index of biographical reference resources.
Biography In Context

A database of current and historic biographies of people from all fields and endeavors.
Bookflix

An interactive literacy resource that builds a love of reading and learning online. BookFlix pairs classic fictional video storybooks from Weston Woods with nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to reinforce reading skills and develop essential real-world knowledge and understanding.
Business Gateway

To start a business, you need three important things: a great idea, the research and strategy to get it done, and a strong support system. With BHPL's Business Gateway, your library can provide all the support, information and planning tools local businesses and would-be business owners need.
Business Insights: Global

Research and analyze companies, industries, and economies around the world. Features the tools you need to interpret a global business landscape.
California Digital Newspaper Collection

The California Digital Newspaper Collection has more than 500,000 pages and is one of the largest freely available newspaper archives in the country, a great resource for searching early California newspapers.
Career Cruising

Career Cruising is an online career guidance and planning system. Find the right career, explore education and training options, and build your own portfolio.
City of Beverly Hills Municipal Code

Search Beverly Hills City ordinances.
CultureGrams

Reports on more than 200 countries, each U.S. state and Canada.
Demographics Now

Access a demographic report on any geography - or compare multiple geographies - for information including income, housing, race, age, education, retail spending, consumer expenditures, businesses and more.
Discovering Collection

Database for students with content covering national curriculum standards.
Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text

A comprehensive bibliographic and full-text database covering the entire spectrum of television and film. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews.
Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers a variety of online classes availabe anyplace, anywhere. Free to valid library card holders.
Gale Virtual Reference Library

A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Subjects include: Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, History, Publishing, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Religion, Science, Social Science, and Travel.
General Reference Center Gold (InfoTrac)

A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources - newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.
Gordon's Blouin Art Sales Index (in library use only)

Gordon's database covers auction sales of prints, etchings, engravings, posters, illustrated books, Picasso ceramics, and photographs.
Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module

A comprehensive resource that provides integrated access to medical, statistical, health, and related information.
Learn4Life, now Gale Courses

Gale Courses (formerly Learn4Life) offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online.
Learning Express Library

A collection of practice tests, exercises, and information to enhance your career or advance in school. Includes practice tests for GED, U.S. Citizenship, school prep tests, TOEFL, SAT, GRE, vocational tests, and more.
Legal Forms

Search and access California legal forms, definitions, and information.
Literature Criticism Online

Features commentary on favorite books and plays by the scholars of the day. Draw comparisons and see how classic works have fared over the centuries via this resource's easy-searching capabilities.
Literature Resource Center

Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.
Morningstar

Mutual fund investment research center.
National Geographic Index

An index of National Geographic magazine.
NextReads

New and recommended reading; updated monthly
Novelist

Reading recommendations and lists. Search by subject, age group, bestsellers, or award winners.
Opposing Viewpoints In Context

Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.
Oxford Art Online

This is a comprehensive reference work covering the visual arts from prehistory to the present with the ability to access and search the content of Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. It provides access to Timelines of World Art and Thematic Guides.
Oxford English Dictionary

Guide to meaning, history and pronunciation of English words.
P4A Antiques

Useful for searching for the value of antiques and collectibles. The information and images in "Prices for Antiques" helps in estimating the value of similar items. About 87% of the information in the database is totally unique to this site.
Price It! Antiques & Collectibles

A comprehensive antiques and collectibles pricing tool.
ProQuest

Full text to Historical New York Times (1851- 2007), Current New York Times (1980- Current), Historical Los Angeles Times (1881- 1987), Current Los Angeles Times (1985- Current), Wall Street Journal (1984- Current), & Local & Regional Coverage.
Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890- 1982

Offers full coverage of the original paper volumes. Includes all the information from 44 Readers' Guide annuals and access to over three million articles from approximately 375 leading magazines; many are peer reviewed.
RealQuest seat one (in library use only)

Property and ownership data
RealQuest seat two (in library use only)

Property and ownership data
Reference USA

Data for U.S. and Canadian Residences and Businesses as well as U.S. Healthcare and High-Tech companies. ReferenceUSA, now requires Captcha verification for all remote users.
Small Business Resource Center

Offers users complete small business management resources via a combination of unparalleled periodicals and reference content, from conducting industry research to financial planning, to marketing a product and franchising a business.
Tutor.com

Free online help from real tutors. Tutor.com is open 1pm-10pm
U.S. History In Context

Covers U.S. history from pre-colonial times to the present.
World History In Context

Comprehensive collection of world history sources, full text articles, primary sources, and images, maps and charts.
Worldbook Online

World Book Online is a general encyclopedia based on the print version of World Book Encyclopedia. This resource is being provided by a donation from the Friends of the Beverly Hills Public Library in memory of Judy Smith.
WorldCat

A global catalog of library collections.
Zinio for Libraries (digital magazines)

Download complete e-magazines