Spanish Language Resources

Brittanica Escolar

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

Learning Express Library

To register with Learning Express, please use your Alameda Free Library card number.

LearningExpress Library is an online learning platform featuring practice tests, tutorials, and e-books related to job search and workplace skills improvement. Easy-to-use resume and cover letter creation. Practice exams for career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate school admissions. GED exam preparation (both in English & Spanish) and basic skills improvement in reading, writing and math for all ages. Get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.

Read It!

Read It! is designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. It offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research and improve study skills.

Este recurso de información multipropósito está diseñado para estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria y para cualquier persona que sea nueva en el idioma inglés. Esta base de datos ayudará a los estudiantes de ELL a tener éxito académico y en la vida cotidiana, brindándoles asistencia a medida que realizan investigaciones, desarrollan sus conocimientos previos y desarrollan habilidades de estudio. El contenido abarca una amplia gama de áreas temáticas, como Ciencias, Matemáticas, Historia, Educación cívica, Habilidades para la vida y Literatura, y está escrito en un nivel adecuado para la edad, utilizando vocabulario y estructura simplificada que es útil para hablantes no nativos.

Referencia Latina

This comprehensive Spanish-language database offers content from a variety of sources including thousands of encyclopedia entires, an inclusive collection of images, an atlas, health reports, a Spanish-English dictionary and full text for reference books and general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas. Daily updates ensure availability of the most current articles from a dozen prominent newspapers from 10 Latin American countries such as:

  • El Comerico (Peru')
  • El Mercurio (Chile)
  • El Tiempo (Columbia) 
  • El Universal (Mexico)
  • El Pais (Uruguay)
  • El Nacional (Venezuela)
  • La Nacion (Argentina)
  • La Nacion (Costa Rica)