Subject Guides

Sources for Subject Guides include articles, books, blogs, databases, podcasts, primary source documents, tutorials, videos, and any other tools we can get our hands on to make accessible for you.

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Business Resources

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Business resources on topics such as networking and start-ups, and advice from successful entrepreneurs.
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College

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Choosing, applying, preparing, and paying for college.
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Consumer Information

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Buying a big ticket item? Want to know if that contractor is licensed? Here are the sources you need to make solid purchasing decisions.
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Digital Books Show & Tell

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The latest information on devices, formats, sources of books, Library services, and news on digital reading.
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Earthquakes & Disaster Preparedness

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Links to resources on earthquake, drought, and fire dangers to help you stay prepared.
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Find a Good Book

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Not sure what to read next? Ready for something new? Browse these resources and you're sure to find something good!
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California Reads: Farewell to Manzanar

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Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston's Farewell to Manzanar and it's implications for Japanese internment and democracy in the 21st century.
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California Reads: War Comes Home

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Resources to encourage community discussion about what it means to come home from war, and what it is like to be a veteran.
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Genealogy

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Search tips, find records, connect with researchers, and put together your family's history.
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Health

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Up to date resources to help keep you healthy.
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Homelessness - Resources

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Provides links to agencies and service providers as well as news, reports and studies.
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Jobs & Careers

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Resources for job seekers and career changers.
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Language-Learning Resources

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Find tools to increase your fluency, help you start fresh, and build your skills.
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Legal Resources

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Free legal forms, books that help explain laws, and links to the City Code can all be found here.
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Lifelong Learning

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The Library is your learning hub. We offer materials and programs for personal enrichment, and professional development, and we can refer you to local and online sites for just about any topic you wish to explore. Here are links to a selection of lifelong learning sources.
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News Sources for Everyone

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A guide to finding news on the web. Includes web-only news outlets as well as print/web news sources.
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Seed Library

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Monterey Public Library has a Seed Library, providing locally adapted seeds for our community to check-out and grow.
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Senior Services

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Find services specifically geared towards older adults at the local and national level.
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Surviving Difficult Times

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Resources for those most affected by economic crisis.
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Travel

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Travel resources for destinations near and far.
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Ukuleles at the Library

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The library offers ukuleles for checkout. Learn more about these fun and family friendly instruments.
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Volunteer Resources

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Resources for volunteer managers and volunteers.
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Guides for Teachers & Classes

If you're a student and your teacher has requested a research guide be made for your class project, click here to be taken to the Class Research Guide page.

If you're an educator, Monterey Public Library offers a variety of services to assist you with your work. Have an assignment coming up and want your students to successfully use the Library? Send us an assignment alert and we'll put together material you can pick up or direct your students to use. Would you like to bring your students to the Library on a field trip? Or bring a librarian to your classroom? Fill out a class visit request and we will set up a visit. Visit the Class Research Guide page to see what we do for other teachers and what other resources we have to offer you.