Articles, Databases & Learning

Patron Favorites

LinkedIn Learning logo
Consumer Reports Logo
Mango Languages logo
Ancestry logo
San Francisco Chronicle logo
Marin Independent Journal logo

Browse by Category

Browse Alphabetically

Extensive database covering immigration, birth, death, and census records. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930. Access while in the library only.

Archives Unbound

Topically-focused digital collections of historical documents and newspapers on a broad range of subjects that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level. Access Archives Unbound.


An excellent resource for finding your next favorite book. Offers reviews of current and upcoming books, author interviews, suggested reading lists, and book club resources. Access BookBrowse now.

California Court Self-Help Legal Forms & Information

Maintained by the Judicial Branch of California, the self-help website provides detailed information including forms, requirements, overview of laws, and other resources on a variety of topics. Easy to use and understand. Access the California Court Self-Help resources.

Columbia Granger's World of Poetry

Full text of more than 250,000 poems. Complete works of Shelley, Byron, Poe, and Baudelaire, among others. Access the World of Poetry.

Consumer Reports

Long-running review publication published by nonprofit organization Consumers Union, featuring product testing and consumer advocacy. Access the Consumer Reports website with your library card number.


Thanks to the California State Library, patrons have access to Coursera, which offers online courses to improve job skills, learn in new fields, or earn university-issued certificates. Sign up for a seat.

Prepare for your Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) driving test with these free practice California-specific driving tests (complete with answers). Resources in English and Spanish. Access the Driving-Tests website now.

EBSCO LearningExpress

LearningExpress supports those looking to improve core academic skills, pass the GED®, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen and much more. Access thanks to the California State Library.

Encyclopedia Britannica

Access from inside the library or from outside the library.

Encyclopedia of Global Warming

Access from inside the library or from outside the library.


GetSetUp is on a mission to help the third of the world’s population who are over 55 to learn new skills, connect with others and unlock new life experiences. Classes and groups led by people like you! Access thanks to the California State Library.


8,000 family histories, tax lists, city directories, probate records, and more at HeritageQuest

Immigration Resource Directory

Find resources and information on immigration issues. Access the Immigration Resource Directory.


Indexes academic journals and scholarly publications. Access from inside the library or from outside the library.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy provides free, high-quality online lessons and courses in a variety of subjects including science, math, history, English, computer programming, test prep and more. An excellent resource for teens and adults. Access Khan Academy.

Website providing reliable information on legal issues ranging from housing, abuse, public benefits to seniors and small claims, and an up-to-date directory of organizations that offer free or low-cost legal advice and representation. Access the LawHelpCA website.

LinkedIn Learning

Hundreds of hours of professionally-taught video courses on tech, business, and creative topics.
LinkedIn Learning if you live inside Mill Valley city limits
LinkedIn Learning through the County library system if you live in unincorporated Mill Valley

Mango Languages

With your library card, learn over 20 languages through interactive, animated lessons with Mango Languages.


Read the Marin Independent Journal and San Francisco Chronicle just as they look in print with NewsBank, which also features papers and news outlets from around the country, either laid out as they are in print or in text-only archives. Browse NewsBank now.


Northstar Digital Literacy defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. Take online assessments and then work on those skills with Northstar's resources. Get started.


eBooks that you can read directly on your screen as well as lessons, lectures, and additional material. Covers a wide range of computing topics: O'Reilly eBooks

Oxford English Dictionary

Access the OED inside the library or from outside the library.

Primary Sources

Access to the Archives Unbound database through a different interface at Primary Sources

ProQuest Newsstand

Featuring newspapers from around the globe, ProQuest offers a massive trove of articles from major and local newspapers.


Thousands of online classes taught by industry leaders and working professionals. Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more. Access provided thanks to the California State Library. Get started at Skillshare.

Teaching Books

Teaching Books is a multimedia database for students, teachers, and families to explore children's books and young adult literature and their authors. Access TeachingBooks while in the library.


VetNow, from Brainfuse, offers help with understanding your benefits as a veteran of the armed forces. Access VetNow with your library card number. Access provided thanks to the California State Library.