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News and Information

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MasterFILE Premier MasterFILE Premier - Contains Consumer Reports and other useful resources.

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Newspaper Source Plus Newspaper Source Plus - 1,570 full-text newspapers
Points of View Points of View - Contains essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.

Popular Magazines

ZinioZinio gives Sunnyvale Library customers the ability to checkout and download digital versions of print magazines for free. Examples include Cosmopolitan, The Economist, Elle, Macworld, O Magazine, Popular Science, and more!

How to access: You will need to create two accounts - one is a Zinio for Libraries account which lets you check out digital magazines from the Library collection. The other is a Zinio.com account which allows you to read digital magazines in your web browser or app. To get started, visit Zinio for Libraries, click on "Create New Account" in the upper right corner and enter your 14-digit Sunnyvale Library card number. Follow the prompts to enter your first name, last name, email address, and password, then click "Create Account." If you already created an account, click "Login" in the upper right corner instead. Then, select a magazine to checkout and click "Checkout." You will be prompted to start reading and asked to create your Zinio.com account. Visit the Zinio help website for assistance.

Foundation Center Online Resources

Foundation Directory Online Professional Foundation Directory Online Professional (Library use only) - The premier resource for locating in-depth information about grantsmakers and their grants.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Library use only) - A comprehensive database that provides funding support for individuals.
Philanthropy In/Sight
Philanthropy In/Sight (Library use only) - An interactive mapping tool combining the Foundation Center's data on grantsmakers and their grants with Google maps.

Genealogy

Ancestry.com Ancestry Library (Library use only) - Research family history and genealogy.

Health

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Consumer Health Complete Consumer Health Complete
Salud en Espanol Salud en Espanol (CHC Spanish Version)

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Alt Health Watch Alt HealthWatch - Complementary and alternative medicine
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Health Source: Consumer Edition - Consumer health information
Health Source: Nursing/Academic
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition - Nearly 550 scholarly full text journals

Business and Technology

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EBSCO Business Searching Interface

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AtoZdatabases AtoZdatabases - Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles and 200 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!
Business Source Complete Business Source Complete - Full-text, indexing and abstracts back as far as 1886
EBSCO Computer Source - Information and current trends in high technology
eBooks & Audiobooks EBSCOhost eBook Collection - Includes many business- and computer-related titles (also available: EBSCOhost Audiobooks)
JobScout JobScout - Get help finding a job with self-paced lessons and activities designed to improve your job-hunting and digital literacy skills
EBSCO NEW!* Legal Information Reference Center - Get help with legal issues, find and print popular forms, and read Nolo Press titles
Morningstar NEW!* Morningstar - Morningstar Investment Research Center features unbiased Morningstar guidance, such as the popular Star Rating, to help investors make informed decisions.
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Regional Business News Regional Business News - More than 80 regional business publications
Safari Tech Books Online Safari Tech Books Online - Computer-related titles
EBSCO NEW!* Small Business Reference Center - Includes business start-up kit, Nolo Press titles, and more
Value Line  Comprehensive investment research information.
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EBSCO Vocational and Career Collection - More than 350 trade and industry-related periodicals

Academics and Literature

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Academic Search Complete Academic Search Complete
Student Research Center Student Research Center - High School and Middle School
Literary Reference Center Literary Reference Center
Points of View Points of View

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Biography Reference Center Biography Collection Complete - More than 177,000 full-text biographies
eBooks & Audiobooks EBSCOhost eBook Collection - Thousands of titles to read online (also available: EBSCOhost Audiobooks)
ERIC ERIC - Education Resource Information Center
Film and Television Literature Index Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text - Film and television research
CLRN: Digital Textbook Initiative Free Digital Textbook Initiative - Free, open-source digital textbooks for high school students
Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia - Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries
History Reference Center History Reference Center - Historical books, periodicals, biographies, photos, maps, and video
Library, Information Science, and Technology Abstracts Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text - Full text for more than 240 journals
Professional Development Collection Professional Development Collection - Nearly 520 high quality education journals
EBSCO Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection - Full text coverage for nearly 600 journals
Science Reference Center Science Reference Center - Nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals
World Book World Book Online Reference Center - Award-winning encyclopedias
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Tuition Funding Sources Tuition Funding Sources - Database for over $41 billion in scholarships, college and career information

Kids

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Kids Search Kids Search - Middle & Elementary School
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EBSCO EBSCO Animals - Nature and habitat of familiar animals
Mas Ultra MAS Ultra - Student Edition - More than 500 popular, high school magazines
Middle Search Plus Middle Search Plus - More than 140 popular, middle school magazines
Primary Search Primary Search - More than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research

Language Learning

Mango Languages *NEW!* Mango Languages - Learn a new language the fun and easy way! Practice conversation skills in the comfort of your own home with Mango's online language learning tool.

Taxes and Laws

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Taxes

We are aware that beginning in 2011, neither federal (Internal Revenue Service) nor California (Franchise Tax Board) tax forms will be mailed automatically to individual homes.  Here are links to help you obtain the forms you need:

Options for obtaining federal forms
Options for obtaining California forms

Order federal forms and publications by phone at 1-800-829-3676
Order California forms and publications by phone at 1-800-338-0505

Download and print federal forms, including the basic 1040
Download and print California forms, including the basic 540

Address to use to file forms: federal and California

Tax forms from other states

Please note that the Library does not carry any paper forms to take away.  We will provide reproducible copies of the most common forms and tax tables, or assist you with printing other forms on our public access computers.  Printing and photocopying in the Library costs $0.15 per page.

We also cannot provide tax advice or fill out your forms.  If you require this type of assistance, contact the following agencies. 
Federal assistance, local offices
State assistance, local offices
Additionally, we will have a free tax filing assistance program in late March/early April for eligible low-income and military filers.  More information and registration instructions will be available shortly.

Franchise Tax Board (FTB) - California taxes
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - Federal taxes

Laws and Codes

Sunnyvale Municipal Code
California State Laws
California Code of Regulations
Federal Laws
Federal Code of Regulations

EBSCO NEW!* Legal Information Reference Center - Get help with legal issues, find and print popular forms, and read Nolo Press titles
           

Internet Resources

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