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LIBRARY RE-OPENINGS: Due to ongoing staffing shortages, the Library will continue to offer limited library services after June 15. We thank you for your patience and support as we work to restore library services systemwide.
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Multi-disciplinary database, with 7,100 full-text periodicals, including 6,100 peer-reviewed journals. It offers indexing and abstracts for 11,200 journals and 11,700 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
Search more than 63 million obituaries and death notices from over 4,100 U.S. sources. This collection contains valuable genealogical information such as occupation, avocation, education, military service, religious affiliation, family members, colleagues and more.
Audio recordings to support the teaching of American musical traditions including country, folk, jazz, bluegrass, Western, old time, American Indian, blues, gospel, R&B and shape note singing. Find songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys.
U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources (printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos). Includes 150 different California titles, including Sacramento Bee, San Jose Mercury News, and Oakland Tribune.
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