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Resources at Hayward Public Library

Lynda.com's training library includes over 5,700 self-paced online courses taught by recognized industry experts. Lessons are for all skill levels, and include topics such as business skills and software, web design and development, music, photo, and video editing, 3D design and animation, marketing, and more


World Book Online: The encyclopedia you know and trust. Also featuring:

World Book Online for Kids: The premier reference website developed especially for younger students, featuring thousands of easy-to-read article as well as games and activities.
World Book Student is packed with features and tools developed for homework and research projects, making it perfect for students in elementary or middle school.
World Book Timelines: Explore 425 unique timelines spanning the arts, science and technology, world history, and more, or build your own timelines for school projects or research.
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallagos: Este sitio interactivo ofrece contenido excepcional de World Book’s Kids en español a través de una interfaz hermosa diseñada para grados K–4 además de estudiantes mayores y adultos aprendiendo español como otro idioma.

LearningExpress Library features online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED test prep, and more.

Career Preparation Center: Expand your workplaceskills or prepare for a professional exam.
High School Equivalency Center: Earning a high school equivalency credential can open the door to better income, a more fulfilling job, and a college education. If you are preparing for the GED, HiSET, or TASC exams, the High School Equivalency Center's practice tests, interactive tutorials, and e-books will help you reach your goal.
The Adult Core Skills center helps adults achieve their personal, education and career goals by offering resources to help them improve their basic skills in reading, writing, and math, and prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam.
The School Center helps students in elementary, middle, and high school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects.
The College Center provides valuable resources that help college students strengthen their academic skills, prepare for placement tests, and get ready for graduate school entrance exams.
Recursos Para Hispanohablantes: Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadanía en español. Este centro ofrece a los adultos que están muy ocupados los recursos para mejorar sus habilidades básicas, ganar sus credenciales de GED o ser ciudadano estadounidense.

Gale Primary Sources: The Gale Primary Sources program combines dozens of historical archives covering hundreds of years of history. In this exhaustive resource you will find monographs, manuscripts, newspapers, maps, and photographs. Gale continues to make additional primary source collections available through the Gale Primary Sources cross-search experience.


Archives Unbound: Presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level. Collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward-from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Collections are chosen for Archives Unbound based on requests from scholars, archivists, and students.


Gale Virtual Reference Library - Encyclopedias and other specialized reference sources, plus books on business, crafts, health, and more!


MasterFile Premier - Full text magazines & newspaper articles, reference books & more


Ebsco Explora - Articles and books for public libraries


Tutor.com - Free live homework help, practice tests, resume building, and career assistance.

East Bay Times - Hayward's local newspaper.


Additional Resources

California Digital Newspaper Collection - The California Digital Newspaper Collection contains over 1,500,000 pages of significant historical California newspapers published from 1846-present, including the first California newspaper, the Californian, and the first daily California newspaper, the Daily Alta California. It also contains issues of several current California newspapers that are part of a project to preserve and provide access to contemporary papers.


Library of Congress American Memory Project- American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.


Medline Plus - Health topics, medical dictionary, diagrams & videos, current health news, & more - provided by the National Library of Medicine & other organizations