Online Resources
for State Government

The following online resources augment the collections of the California State Library. These resources are available to California state government officials and employees and to all visitors in our reading rooms. Please check our Internet Links for additional online resources.

Questions? Please take a look at our Access to Online Resources page.

ALERT! Due to budget shortfalls, the State Library is evaluating our subscriptions to electronic databases. Recently, we have had to cancel some of our online and print subscriptions. If you have been impacted by the cancellations, please let us know by sending an email to Your comments will help us determine what resources are of most benefit to our users as well as provide justification for restoring funding for these resources.

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Newspaper Articles

Journal and Magazine Articles





Genealogy and History


Laws and Regulations

Library Catalogs

Research Reports


Technology Resources

For Assistance

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Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)

American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955

American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries (Uniworld)

American State Papers, 1789 to 1838 (Readex)

America's Newspapers (NewsBank)


Business Source Complete (EBSCO)

California Ballot Measures Database
(University of California, Hastings College of the Law)

California Bills, Assembly Journals, Histories and Indexes, and Statutes (1849–present)

California city / county ordinances

California Code of Regulations

California courts and court forms

California Digital Newspaper Collection

California Legislative Information (Codes, Bills)

California Libraries Catalog (libraries throughout California)

California Library Laws

California Research Bureau (CRB) Reports

California State Government YouTube

California State Library Catalogs
(books, journals, reports, videos, images, etc. in the library's collections)

California Statistical Abstract (California Department of Finance) (Federal legislative information, committee information, Congressional Record)

Congressional Research Digital Collection (ProQuest)

ERIC: Education Resources Information Center
(U.S. Department of Education)

Ethnic NewsWatch (ProQuest)

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750

Federal Digital System (FDsys)

Federal Funds Information for States (FFIS)

Find a lawyer

Foreign Firms Operating in the United States (Uniworld)



HeritageQuest Online (ProQuest)

Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL)

Leadership Library Online

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Los Angeles Times Historic 1881–1989 (ProQuest)

MEDLINE with Full Text (EBSCO)

Melvyl Catalog (University of California)

Mergent Online Manuals

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

National Technical Reports Library (NTRL)

NCJRS Abstracts Database




ProQuest Digital Microfilm

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO)

PubMed (medical articles)

RAND Research Reports (RAND)

Regional Business News (EBSCO)

Safari Tech Books Online (ProQuest)

San Francisco Chronicle Historic 1865 to 1922

Science of the Total Environment


SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCO)

State Stats

Statistical Abstracts (United States Bureau of the Census)

Statistical Abstract of the United States (ProQuest)

Statistical Insight (ProQuest)

Teacher Reference Center

U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817 to 1980 (Readex)

USA Trade Online

UNdata (United Nations)

Wall Street Journal (ProQuest) (materials in libraries worldwide)