Get Ready for School at the Library
It’s August and in San Francisco that means it’s time to go back to school. San Francisco Unified School District starts on Monday, Aug. 19. San Francisco Public Library is in 28 neighborhoods around the City with librarians waiting to help you succeed in school.
Here’s a handy check list of just a few of the ways the library can help you learn and make your future brighter.
- Get a Library Card -- Your FREE ticket to hundreds of thousands of books, DVDs, CDs and online articles and tutors. If you lost your card, replace it for only 50 cents.
- Check out great books for your nightly required free reading – and at the library it is really free.
- Need help with your homework? Logon to tutor.com – chat online with professional tutors, free. Having trouble with Calculus or that literature essay needs some editing, tutors are available from 3-10 nightly.
- Need to research the human genome or Asian musicology? Check out our databases at Teen Resource Center and Kids Homework Help web pages.
- Want extra help with learning that second language? Check out Mango Languages and Power Speak.
- Visit your neighborhood library – ask a librarian about all the free services and resources to help you with school.
Google Scholar at the Library
Students and researchers, SFPL is now sharing information about its online resources with Google Scholar.
Library users can use Google Scholar to search and download full-text articles and citations from San Francisco Public Library’s collection of more than 30,000 online journals.
Here’s how it works:
- Direct your browser to Google Scholar and log in to your Google account.
- On the Google Scholar search page click the link to “Settings” in the upper right-hand corner.
- Over on the left select the link to “Library Links”
- Type “San Francisco Public Library” in the search box and hit enter.
- Check the box next to “San Francisco Public Library – SFPL Full-text” and click “Save.”
Now when you search Google Scholar, your results will show which articles are available through your public library.
To access articles online from the San Francisco Public Library you will need your library card number and PIN.