Library Databases

The Altadena Library subscribes to a variety of databases so you can find reliable, current magazine & encyclopedia articles, photos, maps, & more! The following databases may be accessed from the library, or from home using your Altadena Library card number.

World Book Online

Contains every article from the 22-volume print set plus thousands more. Multimedia features include audio, video, pictures, and maps. Login with your Altadena Library card number.

Grolier Online

From Scholastic, this database features America the Beautiful: state-by-state history and current events; Lands and Peoples: an encyclopedia of countries, cultures and current events; and the New Book of Popular Science: science and technology, plus science in the news. Access these sources from the library's website.

Social Studies Fact Cards

A series of quick reference resources for students in grades 4 through 8. Topics covered include California Indians, Missions, Explorers and Governors. National and international topics are also covered. Login with your Altadena Library card number.

Kids Info Bits

Developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5, the curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Login with your Altadena Library card number.

Infotrac Junior Edition

Now with over 330 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Login with your Altadena Library card number.

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