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Library Resources

Search for Images, Videos or Music

Click the tab to search for images, videos, and music that you can use, share, modify, adapt, or build upon to create your own educational content.

Click the tab to search the Smithsonian's vast digital collection of images and public domain works that you can download, transform and share for any purpose, for free!


Sora offers the ability for students to explore age-appropriate digital books from the Alhambra Civic Center Library and the Southern California Digital Library

Here's how to access titles from the library through Sora:

  1. Install the Sora app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store, or go to
  2. In Sora, enter your setup code: ramonacss
  3. Under your Profile, select Add a public library and enter Alhambra Civic Center Library.
  4. When you are ready to borrow a title, choose your school from the drop down, and sign in with: Google

MackinVIA Classics provides hundreds of classic eBooks.

Students can access MackinVIA by going to and entering the login credentials.

One User ID and password is all you need to get started. Email Ms. Castellon for the User ID and password (

You can use MackinVIA on any device that has Internet access. For online and offline access, there is a free MackinVIA app available for download.

The Backpack feature allows students to create their own personal account in MackinVIA so that they can access and download eBooks; annotate/ take and store notes; and, select their favorite titles. A Backpack account is also required to log into the MackinVIA app.

JLG Digital gives readers unlimited, simultaneous multi-user access to a revolving selection of award-winning JLG eBooks and audiobooks. The collection includes:

  • A Revolving selection of Gold Standard ebooks and audiobooks. New titles enter the JLG Digital stream monthly, much like other streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Apple Music, giving readers access to a rotating online bookshelf of new and noteworthy reads.
  • Digital reading tools for success. Readers can make notes, highlight content, set bookmarks, search indexes, build presentations, and access citation guides right from the digital page.
  • Exclusive access to Lerner classics. JLG Digital is the only platform to purchase digital classics, bringing these long-standing favorites into a contemporary format.
  • Widest variety of formats and genres. Your readers will find exactly what they love in our revolving digital collection, from fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, audiobooks, eBooks, and read-a-long titles.
  • Readers can download the free JLG Digital App from the Apple Store for their iPad or iPhone:

Students can access JLG Digital by going to and entering the login credentials. Please email Ms. Castellon at for the Username and Password.

Database Links

The National Theatre Collection provides access to complete, filmed theatrical performances from the Royal National Theatre of London. You will be able to view over 30 performances, from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to the adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch! Please email Ms. Castellon or your English or Drama teacher for the username and password.

ProQuest eLibrary Database

Please see Ms. Castellon in the Library to obtain passwords that will allow you to access the database.

Full-text access to current and credible information on social issues (including pros & cons), science, history, government, the arts, and humanities.

SIRS: (Social Issues Resources Series), Knowledge Source Database

For off-campus, remote access to these databases, please see Ms. Castellon for the username and password.

Gale CENGAGE Learning Databases
Our Gale Cengage Learning/ Infotrac databases include:

For off-campus, remote access to these databases, please see Ms. Castellon for the username and password.

LearningExpress Library Database (for AP, SAT, ACT, PSAT preparation and more!)

Where do you want your education to take you?

What do you need to do to get there?

Whether you’re preparing for the AP or SAT exams or sharpening your writing skills for admissions essays; you'll find learning courses, eBooks, and instantly scored practice tests in the LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY DATABASE to help you along the way!

Great News!
Students, parents, siblings, and alums can access this database at any time, from any location with an Internet connection!

LearningExpress Library™ Login Page:

(The database can also be easily accessed by clicking on the LearningExpress Library icon, which is featured on the desktops of each of the computers in the Library and in the Computer Lab.)

New Users:
Click the Register button under the New Users section at the bottom of the page, and follow the directions to set up your individual user account (which allows you to save work-in-progress and access completed work and score history).

Returning Users:
Enter your username and password on the Returning User Login section at the bottom of the screen.

Check out these useful resources:PSAT/NMSQT, AP, SAT and ACT Preparation

  • Computer Skills Tutorials
  • Test-Taking Skills Improvement
  • College Essay and Admissions Preparation
  • Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics, and Calculus Practice
  • CBEST Preparation, Civil Service, Federal Clerical Worker, and Postal Worker Exam Preparation
  • Real Estate Appraisal, Broker, and Salesperson Exams
  • GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT Practice Exams
  • U.S. Citizenship Preparation and Recursos Para Hispanohablantes and much, much more!!

Please see or call Ms. Castellon, Director of Library Services, for more information and/or assistance at 626-282-4151, ext. 115

More Reference: Online Databases, Indices and Catalogs

is a digital library service that provides free access to the Vatican Library’s digitized collections: manuscripts, incunabula, archival materials and inventories as well as graphic materials, coins and medals, printed materials (special projects).

Research in Ministry® (RIM®) indices and abstracts projects and theses from over 100 Doctor of Ministry (DMin), Doctor of Missiology (DMiss) and Doctor of Educational Ministry (DEdMin) programs accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). RIM is a searchable database with entries for authors, titles, thesis/project advisors, schools, and ATLA subject headings. Abstracts can be searched by keyword. The database also supports Boolean and proximity searches as well as nested searches and wildcards. Links have also been added to records for schools that also participate in the Theological Research Exchange Network.

online supersedes Research in Ministry previously issued in print format covering the years 1981/83-1998.

How to access:

Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative (CDRI) theological database from ATLA (American Theological Library Association)

The Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative of the American Theological Library Association and Association of Theological Schools is a repository of digital resources contributed by member libraries.

The CDRI database provides access to digital images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, postcards, manuscripts, lithographs, sermons, shape-note tune books, and various forms of Christian art, architecture, and iconography. The collections included in the database are described below.

Use the Search Form to locate images or browse the collections. Use Keyword searching across all images in the database, or to browse individual or selected collections using the Limit by Collection option.

The following topical groupings of collections may be of interest:

  • Architecture, art, iconography
  • Ancient Near East
  • Manuscripts, Texts, Sermons
  • Missions, World Religion

Gale Cengage Learning's Literary Index
Gale Cengage Learning's free, literary database is a useful online index that allows one to research information by conducting an author, title, or custom search:

Author Search
Find which Gale literature series include entries on an author.

Title Search
Search for the title of a literary work to see who wrote it and/or where it's discussed in Gale's literature criticism series.

Custom Search

Look for authors in the Index by name, birth date, death date, or nationality.

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.

PubMed (U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health) PubMed comprises more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

The Library of Congress
Access online collections and digitized primary documents: view maps & photographs; read letters, diaries & newspapers; hear personal accounts of events; listen to sound recordings & watch historic films.

Digital Public Library of America