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Animals

Biographies

Business Information

  • Business & Company Resource Center is now Business Insights: Essentials
    Companies, brands, rankings, and detailed company and industry news and information.
  • Business Plans Handbook
    The set of E books presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center
    Investment resource for researching companies, funds, financial portolios and more. LOGIN TIP: Library subscription allows for only one user at a time. Please try again later if your access is denied. 
  • Ready Made Job Search Letters
    E book provides tips on style, presentation, common mistakes to avoid and effective writing, including a wide selection of letters and emails that can be adapted for individual use.    
  • ReferenceUSA
    The premier source of business and residential information for reference and research, including access to more than 20 million businesses and 222 million consumers.
  • ReferenceUSA Databases
    To access ReferenceUSA please refer to the link on the carousel on the library's home page at http://www.cmvl.org or contact the library reference desk at 949/830-7100, ext. 5015 or libreference@cityofmissionviejo.org.  
  • Ultimate Job Search
    E book contains skills and techniques for job hunting, including advice on networking, CVs, cover letters, interviews, aptitude and personality tests, offers, rejections and follow up letters.

Career and Job

  • Career Transitions
    An online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process, including: 1) exploring new careers, 2) assessing interests, 3) identifying prospects, 4) the job hunt. This database is supported in whole by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

Countries, States and Cultures

Genealogy

  • Ancestry Library Edition
    (In-library use only) Provides information on more than two billion names including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records.

General Reference (Magazines, Newspapers, and Encyclopedias)

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    A database of ebook encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on a variety of topics, including history, science, cultures of the world, and more.
  • General Reference Center Gold
    Articles on a variety of current topics from newspapers, reference books, and magazines.
  • Kids Related Content Grolier Online Passport
    An online encyclopedia and reference featuring: The New Book of Knowledge, The New Book of Popular Science, and America the Beautiful.
  • The Rough Guide to Windows 7
    E-book provides all the facts and essential information needed for buying, using and getting the most from Windows 7.  

Health and Medical

History

Languages

  • Mango
    Mango is an online language-learning system that teaches conversation skills for over 20 different languages; and also included are English tutorials for those who are not native speakers.

Legal Resources

  • Legal Information Reference Center
    Exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, including more than 225 publications and thousands of legal forms.

Literature

  • Literature Resource Center
    Up-to-date biographies, overviews, literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers from around the world.
  • NoveList
    Find information on hundreds of thousands of popular fiction titles. Discover author read-alikes, information on series, book lists, recommendations, book discussion guides, and more.
  • U-X-L Encyclopedia of World Mythology
    E-book coverage of mythologies from around the world and throughout history.

Science

  • Kids Related Content Alternative Energy
    This three volume e-book set introduces students to issues surrounding both current energy sources and alternative energy options.
  • Chemical Elements
    Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements, plus coverage of recently discovered elements 113 through 116 and 118.
  • Kids Related Content Dinosaurs: A Visual Encyclopedia
    E-book presents an illustrated look at dinosaurs, as well as prehistoric life forms that preceded them, life forms that arose after their demise, and the fossils that allow us to know about them.   
  • Encyclopedia of Global Warming & Climate Change
    E-book exploring major topics related to global warming and climate change-ranging geographically from the North Pole to the South Pole, and thematically from social effects to scientific causes.
  • Inventors and Inventions
    E-book that covers inventors of the past and present. Explores the early life of each inventor, their education and professional life, and their contributions to society.  
  • Science and Its Time
    In this e-book, the histories of science, technology, and mathematics merge with the study of humanities and social science in this interdisciplinary reference work.
  • U-X-L Encyclopedia of Biomes
    E-book offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems.
  • U-X-L Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters
    E-book resource introduces students to the topic of weather and natural disasters.

Social Issues

Test Prep

  • Master the ASVAB
    E-book offers test-taking tips, diagnostic tests, review, and three practice exams with answers and detailed explanations for all portions of the ASVAB.  
  • Master the CLEP
    E-book offers test-taking tips, diagnostic tests, review, and practice exams with answers and detailed explanations for all portions of the CLEP.  
  • Master the GED
    E-book provides practice exams with answers and explanations, and includes review of writing, reading, math, social studies, and science subject areas.   
  • Master the GMAT
    E-book provides an intensive review of every type of question on the GMAT, five practice tests and guidelines for writing essays and personal statements.  
  • Master the NCLEX-PN
    E-book offers test-taking tips, diagnostic tests, review, and two practice exams with answers and detailed explanations for all portions of the NCLEX-PN.
  • Master the SAT
    E book offers test taking strategies, provides diagnostic tools, reviews key concepts, and includes five full length practice exams with answers and explanations.