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E-Library: Databases, Research Tools, and More

Looking for our downloadable collection, including our eBooks and eAudiobooks? You'll find information about that here.

Our e-library is a collection of databases, research tools, and online information sources to help the citizens of Cobb County with their research needs.

Use the links to the left to find the kind of information you're looking for or to browse the full list of all of our resources.

When accessing databases from home you will be prompted to enter your library card number and PIN. Click here for more information on how to obtain a library card.

Need help using a database? Call your local library or email us.

Featured Databases

Mango Languages

Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more. Access over 60 different interactive language courses today.

 

Zinio


logo-zinioZinio allows patrons to have unlimited simultaneous access to complete digital magazines, which can easily be viewed on any Internet-enabled device inside or outside of the library. Zinio’s unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video. Consumer Reports, Bloomberg Businessweek, Newsweek, Popular Science, National Geographic, Good Housekeeping, and Ladies Home Journal are just a few of the popular titles that are available.

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videoVideo: How to Use Zinio

ed2go/Learn4Life


learn4life logoThe ed2go program, now known as Learn4Life, offers you access to hundreds of instructor-led online courses covering everything from health and wellness to creative writing, computer programming, GED test preparation and much more. ed2go courses are developed by expert instructors, many currently working at universities around the country, and have continuous enrollment dates. Each individual course is offered online for six weeks and features 12 lessons with online discussions, homework, quizzes and a final exam.

ed2go

Catalog listings include courses on:

  • Creating web pages
  • Grant writing
  • Project management
  • Accounting
  • Photography
  • Homeschooling
  • Parenting
  • Health and wellness
  • Art
  • Writing
  • ...and more

OneClick Digital

OneClickdigital, an online service that allows patrons to download a wide range of audiobooks, including best-sellers, Recorded Books exclusives, classics, selections for children and young adults, and much more, is now available!

oneclick digital

Library cardholders have free access to eAudio at home, in the library, or on the go. OneClickdigital is compatible with all popular listening devices, and mobile apps are available for the iPhone®, Android™, and Kindle Fire. OneClickdigital features an easy-to-use interface with streamlined navigation, fast downloads, and automatic software updates. Live toll-free technical support is available at 1-877-77AUDIO.

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GALILEO

Georgia Library Learning Online – Georgia’s Virtual Library, funded by the Governor and the General Assembly for the citizens of Georgia since 1995.
eBooks

download ebooks and audiobookseBook downloads are available on our Downloads page. There are also some titles available through the following sites:

  • eBooks on EBSCOhost: Nonfiction and fiction eBooks are available. You'll need your library card number and PIN to access this database.
  • Project Gutenberg: A place where you can download over 33,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device.
  • Google Books: This site has both free eBooks and eBooks for sale.
  • ManyBooks.net: Has free eBooks for download.
  • Internet Archive: A 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.