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Research Databases


Check your local library website for additional online research databases. Links to each library's research database pages are shown below. Be advised that your library card will only access the databases at your local library.

  • Blanchard Santa Paula
  • Lompoc
  • Paso Robles
  • Santa Barbara
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Santa Maria


    Toucan Valley Social Studies Fact Cards
    The Social Studies Fact Cards are a series of research resources designed for quick reference for students in grades 4 through 8. The topics covered by Fact Cards are those California, United States, and World topics included in the social studies curriculum in California. For the past ten years, Fact Cards have been used extensively as ready reference sources in California elementary and middle schools, as well as in public libraries.

    Tuition Funding Resources
    Tuition Funding Sources is a website designed to help students find scholarships, college and career information. TFS offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 Billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information. Assistance information includes: Scholarships, College Search, Career Guidance, Financial Aid Info, Online Degrees, and Student Loans. TFS has been helping students find scholarships and other sources of financial aid for more than 20 years.


    NoveList is a fiction database that allows you to search for additional titles based on level, subject, title or author and provides reviews, annotations, and much more. There are now over 150,000 fiction titles, and over 4000 custom created articles and lists. NoveList features reading lists, annotated book lists, book discussion guides, BookTalks and more. You can use NoveList to search for fiction books that are like your favorites or are in a similar style to your favorite fiction author.