Library

Online Databases

Downloadable Ebooks/ AudioBooks/ Magazines

OverDrive

To access OverDrive eBooks and digital audiobooks from the Southern California Digital Library, you will need:
  • A valid library card - A temporary e-card will allow access to our digital resources or a physical card can be obtained at the circulation desk.
  • 4 digit pin number - The default PIN is the cardholder's last 4 digits of the phone number.
  • Access to the Internet.
  • Download the Libby/Overdrive app to get started

Please click here to visit our Southern California Digital Library website.

Movie/Shows

Kanopy

To access Kanopy, please click here and sign up for an account with your Library card.

*Library card required.

With the motto of "thoughtful entertainment," Kanopy provides patrons with access to films of unique social and cultural value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, and programming that features diversity, with a wide array of foreign language films and films on race, and current affairs.

Offering what the New York Times calls a garden of cinematic delights, Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world's best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, MusicBox Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

Language Learning

Pronunciator

To access Pronunciator, please click here. En Espanol: click here.

*Library card required.

Pronunciator is database for learning new languages. 80 language courses total are available, each taught in 50 different languages. Plus, we have ESL for speakers of 51 non-English languages!

Each language course has on average 9,600 instructional phrases, and ~4 years of activities. Many languages also have live teachers!

Newspapers

The New York Times

*Library Card Required.

Access the New York Times online for free with the Upland Public Library! Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews & opinion on Washington, as well as articles on business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education and real estate.

STEP 1: To enjoy complementary access to The NY Times, click here.

STEP 2: Click REDEEM (The code should already be applied)

STEP 3: Create an account, or log into an existing account

Citizenship

ProCitizen

To access ProCitizen, please click here.

*Library card required.

Are you preparing for the U.S. Citizenship test? What about someone you know? Check out ProCitizen! ProCitizen is the perfect online resource to study for the test and prepare to become a U.S. citizen

Research/Education


Live Tutoring and Homework help

Brainfuse Help Now

*Library Card is required

Brainfuse offers live, on-demand online tutoring for students in grades four through college. Members can get instant academic assistance from expert tutors throughout the week.

Courses and tutoring available for children, teens, and adults.

Click here to get started.

Brainfuse Job Now

*Library Card is required


Brainfuse Job Now offers professional assistance to help patrons on their job search. This includes individual coaching for interviews  and help with creating a resume. Receive job interview assistance through live online practice and use the Resume Lab to receive personalized resume assistance from experts. 

Brainfuse has a range of resume templates and tools to use to help patrons create or improve their resumes. Use the Career Resources to begin your job search.

Click here to get started.

Brainfuse Vet Now

*Library Card is required


Brainfuse Vet Now offers live assistance with VA experts regarding VA eligibility or community resources for veterans. Members can use tools for local and national information regarding healthcare, job placement and education. 

Click here to get started.

Archives Unbound

To access Archives Unbound, please click here.

The Upland Library is proud to offer Archives Unbound! The unique historical collections include primary source materials covering a vast array of subject areas. Explore topics such as Regional and Local History, American History, Women's Studies, or Cinema Studies. With more than 280 archives and over 14 million pages, these free resources are excellent for research.

These historical documents can be printed, emailed, and citations can be created for student research papers.

Britannica School and Escolar

To access Britannica School, please click here. To access Escolar (En Espanol): click here.

*Library card required.

The Upland Public Library is proud to partner with the California State Library to provide K-12 users Britannica School and Escolar. These resources are great tools for research and homework help!

Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject—for all grades and all reading abilities—offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended websites, and separate databases for Elementary, Middle, and High school.

Escolar is the leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish.

ProQuest Databases

CultureGrams 

To access CultureGrams, please click here.

*Library card required.

CultureGrams is a reference tool that delves into different information for more than 200 countries. CultureGrams has up-to-date reports regarding the daily life  and culture of the today's society. This reference tool provides different  information relating to the cultures history and customs. 

elibrary

To access elibrary, please click here. .

*Library card required.

A vast collection of multidisciplinary database that hosts periodical and digital media content. This content has been designed for students and educators at high schools, community colleges, and four-year universities. Editorially created pages provide valuable context for both common and unusual research topics. This general reference tool is user-friendly that provides support for a vast range of users. This database has one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content. 

ProQuest Academic 

To access ProQuest Academic, please Click here.

*Library card required.

This database houses 6 databases that contains scholarly journals, books, videos & audio, dissertations & thesis and newspapers. The scholarly journals have a collection from 1986 to current that may include full-text. Articles can be printed on-site or emailed to home, office or school. 

ProQuest Research Companion

To access ProQuest Research Companion , please  click here

Research Companion is a database that provides a step by step guide about the research process and enables users to develop information literacy skills. Provides a framework and foundation for critical thinking skills.

login information is below:

Username:  uplandpl

Password:  Libr@ry1

SIRS Discoverer

To access SIRS Dicoverer, please click here.

*Library card required.

This General database is editorially curated to help younger students complete their assignments. This collection provides  age-appropriate, authoritative, curriculum-aligned content and features for use by students and educators. Grades 4-8 will find help and support for most of the typical assignments that are being assigned. 

SIRS Issues Researcher

To access SIRS Issues Researcher, please click here.

*Library card required.

A General reference database that provides editorially curated topics. The pros and cons are weighed for each topic and provides research regarding background and current analysis of over 360 debated social issues.

enki Ebooks

Explore the world of lesser known titles and indie books for free with enki by Biblioboard.

This database is free to all California Residents. An Upland Library Card is not required to access.

Click here to get started

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