Artículos & Bases de Datos

  • Academic OneFile | (Gale)
    A collection of journals covering the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and more. Among its full-text coverage, it includes full-text of the New York Times back to 1985. Updated daily.Texto completo1980 - present
  • Academic Search Complete | (Ebsco) full text 1865 - present
    A multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 7,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 6,100 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 11,200 journals and a total of more than 11,700 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
  • ALLDATA Online
    Accessible only in the Main Library
    Printable full-text automotive diagnostic and repair information manuals.1982 - present
  • America's News | (NewsBank)
    U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources that include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Particularly robust in California resources (over 300 different titles, including the Sacramento Bee, the San Jose Mercury News, and the Oakland Tribune). Texto completoCurrent
  • American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries | (Uniworld)
    Contains listings for American companies that have a substantial investment in overseas operations-wholly or partially owned subsidiary, affiliate or branch. Current
  • American Song | (Alexander Street Press)
    American Song is a history database consisting of over 16,000 tracks users select and listen to over the Internet. You’ll find songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys.
  • Ancestry Library Edition
    Accessible only in the Main Library and Branches Resources for genealogical and historical research. Includes census, military, court, land, probate, vital and church records; directories; passenger lists, and more.Texto completoPre-1790 present
  • Art Full Text | (Wilson)
    Articles covering a wide range of art subjects.Texto completo1929 - present
  • Art Museum Image Gallery | (Wilson)
    Over 150,000 high quality fine and decorative art images from museums worldwide.3000 BC - present
  • Associations Unlimited | (Gale)
    Directory of associations and nonprofit membership organizations in all fields.Current
  • Biographical Information Guide
    How to find biographical information at SFPL.
  • Biography and Genealogy Master Index | (Gale)
    Biographical and genealogical index to contemporary and historical figures worldwide.Current
  • Biography Resource Center+Marquis Whos Who | (Gale)
    Full text biographies and articles on contemporary and historical figures worldwide.Texto completo1927 - present
  • BookBrowse
    Discover new books based on your interests and previous favorite reads. Find reviews, author bios and interviews, subscribe to newsletters related to books and authors and get tips on starting your own book club. There are also direct links into the library’s catalog for holding information.
  • BookFlix
    An online early literacy resource that combines storybooks with video. For pre-kindergartners to third graders.
  • Booklist Online
    Published by the American Library Association, Booklist is a collection of over 120,000 book reviews and thousands of articles going back to 1992.
  • Books in Print
    Publication information on 5 million book, audio book, and video titles. Includes reviews for many titles.Current
  • Brainfuse
    The Brainfuse online homework help program provides on demand, one-to-one homework help in English, Spanish and Cantonese for K-12, college students and adult learners in math, science, digital literacy, English, social studies and other subjects. In addition, the service offers writing assistance, a practice test center (including California State tests, GRE, GED, SAT, ACT and more), test preparation through a flashcard tool, digital literacy assistance and a 24/7 question center. The Adult Learning Center offers live academic tutoring, live skills tutoring, writing assistance and job-related interview coaching and resume lab.
  • Business Source Complete | (EBSCO)
    Business Source Complete is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.Texto completo1886 - current
  • California Legal Forms | (Gale)
    Thousands of printable legal forms specific to California.
  • CAMIO - Catalog of Art Museum Images Online
    Includes almost 100,000 high-resolution images from museums around the world, including the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and SFMOMA. Images are rights cleared for educational use.
  • Career Center | (
    Chat live with a certified tutor who will assist you in reviewing your resume, job searching tips and interview preparation. There are also thousands of worksheets, tutorials and study guides on cover letters, resume writing, resume templates and samples. Current
  • Career Transitions | (Gale)
    Step-by-step approach to help people: 1) explore new career possibilities; 2) assess their interests and experience; 3) identify ways to improve their prospects, including networking and education; 4) prepare for a job search (including a resume-building tool); and 5) search and apply for jobs.Current
  • Chinese Magazines | (Qikan)
    200 current, popular Chinese language magazines published in China. Available in either traditional or simplified characters.Texto completo1999 present
  • Clase Periódica | (FirstSearch)
    Índice de revistas latinoamericanas en las ciencias y humanidades.1975 - present
  • Classical Music Library | (Alexander Street Press)
    Listen, over the Internet, to tens of thousands of classical recordings, many of which have links to supplementary reference information. The collection ranges from Medieval to contemporary, from choral works to symphonies, operas, and the avant-garde.
  • CollegeSource Online
    Full text college catalogs for 2-Year, 4-Year, and Graduate Schools.Texto completo1993 - present
  • Consulta | (Gale)
    Títulos de consulta en español, publicaciones periódicas y más sobre una variedad de temas. Texto completo
  • Consumer Health Complete | (Ebsco)
    Consumer-oriented heath information focusing on patient’s information needs on health-related topics. CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc.Texto completoCurrent
  • Contemporary Womens Issues - CWI
    Womens studies literature from journals, newsletters, and reports.Texto completo1992 - present
  • Contemporary World Music | (Alexander Street Press)
    Listen to world music recordings over the Internet. Contemporary World Music consists of over 12,000 individual recordings in genres like world dance, neo-traditional, world fusion, and many others.
  • D&B Million Dollar Database
    Detailed industry information on approximately 1,600,000 U.S. and Canadian leading public and private businesses.Current
  • Dissertations Abstracts | (FirstSearch)
    Index to dissertations and theses from institutions in North America and Europe.1861 - present
  • Dorothy Starr Sheet Music Collection
    Index to over 10,000 popular songs from the San Francisco Public Library's Dorothy Starr Sheet Music Collection.
  • EBSCOHost Magazines MasterFILE Premier
    Comprehensive database for finding articles on all topics; with the full text of more than 1,700 periodicals.Texto completo1975 present
  • EBSCOHost Newspaper Source Plus
    Newspaper Source Plus includes 1,520 full-text newspapers, providing more than 28 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 601,300 television and radio news transcripts, videos & podcasts.Texto completo1985 - current
  • EBSCOHost Regional Business News
    Full text coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering U.S. metropolitan and rural areas.Texto completo1988 - present
  • ECO (Electronic Collections Online) | (FirstSearch)
    Index to more than 3,000 scholarly journals in all subject areas.1995 present
  • Encyclopædia Britannica Online
    Contains several Britannica encyclopedias including the entire Encyclopædia Britannica, Compton's, Britannica Elementary, and Britannica Concise.Texto completoCurrent
  • ERIC | (FirstSearch)
    Index to journal articles and reports in education.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch | (ProQuest)
    Full text articles in both English and Spanish of more than 250 newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press.Texto completo1960 present
  • Fiction Connection & Non-Fiction Connection
    This readers' advisory inspired database is a helpful tool in discovering new books based on your favorite reads. Use your favorite titles, authors or other concepts as keywords to search similar fiction and non-fiction books.
  • Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text | (Ebsco)
    Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. Includes more than 380 publications as well as full text for more than 120 journals, and 100 books.Texto completo1914 - present
  • Foreign Firms Operating in the United States | (Uniworld)
    Foreign companies listed have a substantial investment in American operations-wholly or partially owned subsidiary, affiliate or branch.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library | (Gale)
    Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.Texto completoCurrent
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library Business Collection
    A collection of eBooks on the subject of business.Texto completo
  • GenderWatch
    Full text periodicals and other publications on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas.Texto completo1970 - present
  • GPO Monthly Catalog | (FirstSearch)
    Index to U.S. government publications.1976 - present
  • Green Planet Stream
    Green Planet Stream is the companion site to Green Planet Films, a nonprofit distributor of nature and environmental films from around the globe, promoting environmental education through film.
  • GreenR | (Gale)
    Contains over 600 journals, interactive maps, podcasts, videos and more with a focus on sustainability and environmental issues.1981 – present
  • Grolier Online | (Scholastic)
    Grolier Online is a collection of the full versions of many popular encyclopedia. This collection includes: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals and The New Book of Popular Science.Texto completo
  • Health & Wellness Resource Center | (Gale)
    In-depth, authoritative health information from a variety of sources. Texto completo1980 - present
  • HeritageQuest Online
    Resources for genealogical and historical research. Includes the U.S. Federal Census, the PERSI index, Freedmans bank records, local and family histories, and more.Texto completoPre-1790 - present
  • History Resource Center: US | (Gale)
    U.S. history resources for undergraduate and high school research.Texto completo1983 - present
  • History Resource Center: World | (Gale)
    World History resources for undergraduate and high school research.Texto completo1980 present
  • Informe! | (Gale)
    Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completes. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.Texto completo1999 - present
  • InfoTrac Full Text Newspapers | (Gale)
    Full text articles from over 300 US and international newspapers.Texto completo1996 - present
  • InfoTrac OneFile | (Gale)
    Comprehensive database for finding articles. Nearly 3,000 full text periodical titles and millions of full text articles, many with images.Texto completo1980 - present
  • Jazz Music Library
    Jazz Music Library is the largest and most comprehensive collection of streaming jazz available online — with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres. This release includes 4,974 albums and 60,093 tracks, growing regularly.
  • Job Search & Workplace Skills | (LearningExpressLibrary)
    Find online tutorials on business writing, job search and networking skills, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing and tips on how to succeed at work.Current
  • Jobs & Careers | (LearningExpressLibrary)
    A collection of online test preparation materials for occupations requiring licensing, certification, aptitude tests and other career preparation.Current
    Full text academic journals going back to 1838.Texto completo1838 - three years ago
  • Kids InfoBits
    Full text articles and reference content for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5.Texto completo1986 - present
  • Kompass
    Business to business directory of 1.6 million companies worldwide.Current
  • La Nueva Enciclopedia CUMBRE
    Una enciclopedia completa para hispanoparlantes y estudiantes de español. Texto completo
  • Learn4Life | (Gale)
    Previously known as Ed2Go, register for online instructor-led courses for professional development and personal enrichment. Courses start every month and run for six weeks. Please read the "Requirements" section of the course description for any special software needs. Free to San Francisco Public Library card holders. Registration required.
  • Learning Express Library
    Online practice tests, based on the official exams for SAT, GED, GRE, GMAT, Civil Service jobs, ASVAB and many more.Texto completoCurrent
  • LexisNexis Congressional
    Indexing, abstracting and selected full text of U.S. Congressional information.Texto completo1789 present
  • LexisNexis Statistical
    Statistics issued by the U.S. government, plus selected statistical publications of private and state government sources.Texto completo1973 - present
  • LGBT Life
    Full text and abstracts of articles from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender periodicals and monographs.Texto completo
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
    Index to more than 600 periodicals on library and information science topics. Some full text is available.1965 present
  • Literature Criticism Online | (Gale)
    An extensive compilation of literary commentary that represents a wide range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras & genres. The database consists of the complete back files & current volumes of 8 titles: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400-1800, Shakespearean Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Drama Criticism.Texto completo
  • Literature Resource Center | (Gale)
    Biographies, articles, criticism, overviews, glossary, and more on writers and literature.Texto completo
  • Mango Languages
    Mango offers 22 different languages and 15 different ESL courses to choose from. Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language. By listening to and repeating after material constructed from native conversations, you can learn individual words and phrases used in practical situations and conversations. Current
  • Mergent Online
    U.S. and international company financials, ratios, news, and annual reports.Texto completo1990 - present
  • Morningstar
    Access Morningstar financial data on stocks, funds and industries. You will also find analyst reports, portfolio screenings and other tools for making investment decisions.Texto completoCurrent
  • Music Index Online | (Ebsco)
    The Music Index is a comprehensive guide to music periodicals and literature featuring digitized content from 1970 to present. This database contains cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians, and the music industry for more than 475 periodicals, as well as book reviews, obituaries, news, and selective coverage for more than 230 periodicals.
  • Music Online | (Alexander Street Press)
    Search all the Alexander Street Press music streaming databases in one place. The SFPL subscriptions include: American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library and Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries.
  • NetLibrary Downloadable Audiobooks
    Download and listen to popular fiction and non-fiction audiobooks and language-learning courses.
  • NetLibrary eBooks
    Thousands of electronic books covering business, technology and other non-fiction subjects.Texto completo1955 - present
  • New York Times Historical | (ProQuest)
    Complete full-text run of the New York Times, from Sep 18, 1851 to three years ago. (For current NY Times articles use Newspapers | (ProQuest).)Texto completo1851 - three years ago
  • Newspapers | (ProQuest)
    Full text of more than 300 U.S. and international news sources.Texto completo1979-present
  • NextReads
    Sign up to receive reading suggestions on a variety of topics in regularly e-mailed newsletters.
  • NoveList
    Guide to suggested reading for all ages with reviews and other features.Texto completo
  • NoveList K-8
    Novelist for children and teens. Includes resources for teachers and librarians.Texto completo
  • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center | (Gale)
    Find "pro" and "con" arguments on controversial social issues.Texto completo1983 - present
  • OverDrive eAudiobooks, eBooks, Music & Video
    Thousands of titles to choose from in multiple formats (MP3, WMA, PDF, ePub, etc.) available for downloading onto your personal computer. Transfer audiobooks onto a wide range of portable audio players including the iPod and many other Apple devices. Please read the Quick Start Guide to learn about system and software requirements, searching, checking out and downloading titles. There is also a helpful FAQ page that answers many basic questions on this service.
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
    Over 55,000 biographies describing the lives of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond.Texto completo
  • Oxford English Dictionary
    Authoritative guide to English language meaning, history, usage, and pronunciation.Texto completo1000 - present
  • Oxford Music Online
    Includes The Oxford Companion to Music (2002), which offers more than 8,000 articles on composers, performers, conductors, individual works, instruments and notation, forms and genres, and the Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and Grove Dictionary of Opera online.Texto completoPublished 2001
  • PapersFirst | (FirstSearch)
    Index to papers presented at conferences worldwide.1993 - present
  • Periodical Finder (SerialsSolutions)
    Find out where to access full-text periodicals online through our database subscriptions or in print at the library.Texto completo
  • PowerSpeak | (Gale)
    PowerSpeak offers 5 languages and one ESL course. PowerSpeak simulates gradual immersion through a series of stories, activities and interactive tools. Current
  • PressDisplay | (Proquest)
    A collection of 650 newspapers from 76 countries in 38 languages, many providing same day publication with a 60 day back file. Searchable by country, title, and date. Texto completoCurrent
  • Price It! Antiques & Collectibles | (Gale)
    An online pricing tool for antiques and collectibles in more than 100 categories. Pricing information comes from various sources like online auctions (eBay), online antique dealers (GoAntiques & TIAS) and land-based auction houses.
  • ProceedingsFirst | (FirstSearch)
    Index to worldwide conference proceedings.1993 - present
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
    Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals.Texto completo1965 - current
  • Psychology Collection | (Gale)
    This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops and diminishes over time. Researchers will have access to nearly 500 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals - many cited in the PsycINFO index.Texto completo1980 - current
  • RAND California
    Detailed social & educational statistics for California.Texto completo1983 - present
  • Readers Guide Retrospective| (Wilson)
    Index to the most popular, general-interest periodicals published in the United States from 1890 to 1982.1890 - 1982
  • Reference USA Directory
    U.S. business and residential telephone directories, with detailed business information.Current
  • Reference USA Job Help | (Infogroup)
    Search for job openings (powered by using a quick search or custom search form, and research companies all in one database. ReferenceUSA is a business directory as well as a job listings search engine. ‘Job Help’ links to resources on the Internet for resume writing, interviewing, aptitude testing, salary estimates, and others.
  • Reference USA Residential Directory
    U.S. residential telephone directories.Current
  • Rich\'s Business Directory
    Specialized directory of San Francisco Bay Area companies searchable by company name, description, location or industry. Includes unique search options by high tech and biotech industry subcategories.
  • Russian Newspapers | (East View)
    Newspapers in Russian from official sources, independent media and partisan publications. Includes several English-language newspapers.Texto completo1980 present
  • Safari Tech Books Online
    Over 1200 current electronic books covering a wide range of computer and information technology topics.Texto completoCurrent
  • Salud en Español | (Ebsco)
    Salud en español provee un informe sobre salud basado en evidencias de fácil lectura sobre una gran variedad de enfermedades, afecciones y tratamientos. Texto completoCurrent
  • SAMS Photofact Repair Manuals
    Accessible only in the Main Library
    Small consumer electronics, diagrams, instructions and data for the repair technician. Schematics for radios, TVs, stereos, and VCRs.1946 - present
  • San Francisco Chronicle | (Newsbank)
    Full text run of the San Francisco Chronicle from 1/1/1985 to present. Note: There is no data for the date range 10/16/1991-12/31/1991.Texto completo1985 - present
  • San Francisco Chronicle Historical | (ProQuest)
    Offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. (For current SF Chronicle articles use: Newspapers | (ProQuest)) Note: At this time the database houses the Chronicle from 1880 – 1922. New content is being added weekly with the goal to have preceding dates (1865-1879) searchable by the end of the year.Texto completo1865-1922
  • San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection
    More than 30,000 photographs of San Francisco and California scenes.1850 - present
  • Sanborn Maps California
    Digital access to more than 660,000 large-scale maps.1867-1970
  • Science Online
    Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.Current
  • Skill-Building for Adults | (LearningExpressLibrary)
    Tests and courses for math, reasoning, reading, writing, and grammar. Also try the searchable eBooks (link on right side of home page) for over 150 career topics and study aids.Current
  • Small Business Collection | (Gale)
    A collection of academic, general, professional and trade publications, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Users will find over 280 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals. Texto completo1980 - 2010
  • Small Business Resource Center
    Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites. Texto completoCurrent
  • Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries® | (Alexander Street Press)
    This streaming music database includes the published recordings owned by the non-profit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label, the archival audio collections of the legendary Folkways Records and many other labels who record diverse musical forms.
  • Social Studies Fact Cards: California Edition | (Toucan Valley Publications)
    The online version of the popular Fact Cards series, this database is an interactive study tool for the social sciences. Content covers California, United States and World topics included in the California state curriculum.
  • Something About the Author | (Gale)
    Offers biographies of over 12, 000 children’s authors and illustrators. Famous authors and those just starting their careers are included with excerpts of interviews, photographs and samples of their work. A great resource for author biographies and author instructional units.Texto completo1976 - present
  • Student Resource Center | (Gale)
    Curriculum-targeted resources include primary documents, biographies, topical essays, background information, critical analyses, magazines, newspapers, photographs and illustrations, and audio and video clips.Texto completo1980 - present
  • Teen Health & Wellness
    Information from experts on diseases, illnesses, disabilities, drugs, and alcohol plus additional information on mental health, friendship, dating, family life, grief, sexuality, and life skills for teens.Texto completoCurrent
  • Ulrich's Web Periodicals Directory
    A bibliographic database providing detailed, comprehensive, and authoritative information on serials published throughout the world.
  • Vocational and Career Collection | (Ebsco)
    Vocational & Career Collection is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for over 600 journals.Texto completo1985 - present
  • Vocations, Careers and Technical Education Collection | (Gale)
    Offering content from over 300 largely full-text journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.1980 - present
  • World Almanac | (FirstSearch)
    Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia and four almanacs.Texto completo1998 - present
  • WorldCat | (FirstSearch)
    A catalog of books, periodicals, online resources and other materials in libraries worldwide. Interface available in both English and Spanish.1000 BC - present
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