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The City of Corona declared a local emergency on Monday, March 16 to increase efforts to protect the community from the coronavirus (COVID-19). In conjunction with the declaration of local emergency, the City of Corona will be closing non-essential facilities. The Corona Public Library will be closed beginning Tuesday, March 17 until further notice. Free online resources such as research material, eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, and homework help are available with a Full Access Library Card, Smart Pass, or Library eCard. If you do not have a library card please register for an eCard at



The following online resources are available to you both from home and from the Library. You will be asked to enter your Library Card number or Smart Pass information when using these resources, so please have it nearby before you start.

Each category displays Premium Websites and Top Websites. Premium websites are purchased by the Corona Public Library for your use. Also known as databases, they include journal articles, magazines, newspapers, pictures, biographies, test prep and other research aids that are unavailable for free on the Internet. A Corona Public Library card or Smart Pass is required for database access. Top Websites are generally, online resources not affiliated with the Corona Public Library. A library card is not required to access these websites.

Hold your cursor over any of the question marks to get an explanation of how each resource is useful for your research. Any librarian at a reference desk in our library can help you search these resources.

If you have any questions, please give us a call!


Secret Code: LEARN

Business & Legal

Business & Legal

 Genealogy & History

Genealogy &



 Health & Medicine

Health & Medicine

 How To

How To

 Jobs, Careers, & Tests

Jobs, Careers
& Tests



 Magazines, Journals, & Newspapers

Magazines, Journals
& Newspapers

 Student Resources

Student Resources



A brand new database tool for PreK–2 learners with curriculum correlated material, read along audio, educational videos, interactive games, and printable activities. Abdo Zoom has been made available through July 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.


America's News from Newsbank includes full text articles from local newspapers.

More than 665 million articles spanning more than three decades can be searched, browsed, printed, emailed and even cited from over 10,000 news sources around the world! Extensive, exclusive titles from California, The United States and all over the globe! Includes access to the Press Enterprise.


  Archives Unbound presents digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students. The resource covers a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward-from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history.


This free resource, created by College Board, offers information on finding a college, financing one’s education, and exploring careers. This is a valuable tool for students and their families beginning their college search.

Brainfuse has online tutoring available 7 days a week from 1 pm to 10 pm.

Live Homework Help 7 days a week between 1 and 10 PM. Includes live tutors for all subjects. Tambien en Español.
Britannica School gives you three sites in one: Children, Young Adults, and the Reference Center for older students and adults. Choose the age-appropriate level that works best for you and conduct research, complete homework assignments, and work on special projects.
 BritannicaEscolar_bluebackground   Britannica Escolar, un excelente recurso digital en español que ayuda a enriquecer el aprendizaje de los estudiantes de primaria y secundaria.
 ebscologo   EBSCO is granting school and public libraries free access to

their School and Public Libraries Resource Center for tools and information to help serve students and patrons. Free and expanded content includes the following:



Distance Learning Resources



College Admissions Test Prep Resources from EBSCO LearningExpress® Free through June 30, 2020



GED® Test Prep from EBSCO LearningExpress® Free through June 30, 2020


Practice tests for the California DMV exams.

Free California DMV Practice Tests
11 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests,
1 Commercial Driver’s License practice test,
2 online driver’s manuals,
FAQs with answers to 100+ DMV-related question
 gale-logo-color-300   Gale CENGAGE Learning is offering access to a variety of resources through June 30, 2020 during the COVID-19 local emergency. If prompted for a password, use the password open.
  • Miss Humblebee's Academy is an interactive kindergarten-readiness program that introduces children ages three to six to key concepts in math, science, social studies, language and literacy, art, and music. It’s as challenging as it is fun!
  • Kids InfoBits introduces elementary school students to database searching with easy-to-use resources featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.
  • Gale In Context: Middle School combines reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and more for students in middle grades.
  • Gale In Context: High School provides grades 9–12 with content aligned to national and state curriculum standards to help with papers, projects, and presentations, while empowering student development of critical thinking and information literacy skills.
  • Gale In Context: College offers interdisciplinary content for undergraduate students that reinforces skill development in problem-solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.
  • Gale In Context: Canada is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a broad range of Canadian topics, people, places, and events.


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Lifeliqe is the largest library with scientifically verified 3D, AR and VR content for online learning. Lifeliqe is providing free access to all librarians, patrons, students, and schools for remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To access Lifeliqe:
1. Click on the Lifeliqe logo on the left
2. Sign in to your account or create a new one
3. Open My Account (right upper corner)
4. Enter your access code: Califa20 Logo  


Complementary access to The New York Times online is available. Registration is required. 


Find your next great read.

NoveList answers the question: What should I read next? NoveList is a comprehensive readers' advisory solution for fiction lovers.

Find your next great read with Novelist for Kindergarten through 8th Grade.

NoveList K-8 is your solution for integrating fiction across the curriculum. With a fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 will be the resource you and your young readers turn to when looking for the next book to read.

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The Press-Enterprise Collection: Search more than 25 years of Riverside history with the Press-Enterprise. Coverage from 1992 through today. Explore current and archived issues of the Press-Enterprise with full-color newspaper pages and individual articles.


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  Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more. Learn online, and get our app for your mobile device!

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  Pronunciator es una manera divertida y fácil de aprender cualquiera de los 80 idiomas  disponibles. ¡Aprende en tu navegador y obtén nuestra app para tu dispositivo móvil!
 ReferenceUSA_CMYK_sm   ReferenceUSA is the premier source of business and residential information for reference and research.It offers the most up-to-date data available in the market. Find jobs by job skills, location, and industry; find business opportunities; locate companies nationwide; research business executives; view historical market trends; track down addresses and phone numbers; and discover news articles for research.


An engaging collection of resources that brings books to life. Access to 166,178 digital resources that empower all readers to:
connect deeply with a book they are reading, gain new insights and understanding from award-winning authors, reinforce cultural authenticity and perspectives with diverse books, and cultivate a life-long love of reading.


Locate funding resources for college.

Find scholarships for students, as well as college and career information.
 VetNow Logo   Need help navigating the VA system outside of the live hours? Find out more about VA benefits and community resources, get help to transition your resume from military to civilian careers.
 worldbook_logo   Explore World Book's Early Learning, eBooks, Activity Corner, Discover, Dramatic Learning, Kids eLearn, Science Power & more! World Book is providing free access to all librarians, patrons, students, and schools for remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. If prompted to login, username: wbsupport and password: distancelearn

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