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Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints is a great place to get background information on social issues.  This library database includes:

  • Overviews
  • Academic, magazine, & news articles
  • Opposing Viewpoints:  pro & con opinion articles
  • Reference & biographies

Watch the short (1:45) video below for an overview of how to access and use Opposing Viewpoints.

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Need a Textbook?  

  • Free online & print textbooks 
  • 4-hour checkout

Accessing Online & Print Textbooks 


Accessing Online Textbooks

Watch the brief (2:57) video below to learn how to access textbooks online.

Accessing Print Textbooks

1. From OneSearch, select TEXTBOOKS IN PRINT and search for your class.

OneSearch box with TEXTBOOKS IN PRINT highlighted and BIO 5 in the search box

2. Select your textbook and write down the call number to request at the checkout desk.  In this case the call number would be BIO 5 McFarland Human Physio.

Textbook search results:  Human physiology: from cells to systems.  Available at Cabrillo Library Reserves 4 hour (BIO 5 McFarland Human Physio. 2013; 8th)


woman sitting between library shelves reading a book

Find Books at Cabrillo

Watch the short (3:35) video below for an overview of how to access & use eBooks.

Book Checkout Aptos (worksheet)

Book Checkout Watsonville (worksheet)


List of search results for book in libraries in 95003 area, including Santa Cruz Public Library, UCSC Library, and Monterey County Free LibrariesFind Books in Local Libraries

person listening to an audiobook in bed smilingSanta Cruz Public Library and Watsonville Public Library have audio books available to checkout and download.

Librarians are available to help you access audiobooks in person and online.  They can help you download audio books onto your phone or computer.

Santa Cruz Public Library

Library hours & librarian help online

Watsonville Public Library

Library hours & librarian help online


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Find Films at Cabrillo

Access from anywhere with your Canvas ID and password!