Articles and Databases

  • 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.FULL TEXT1980 - present
  • Biography in Context | (Gale)
    Full text biographies and articles on contemporary and historical figures worldwide.FULL TEXT1927 - present
  • BookFlix | (Scholastic)
    An online early literacy resource that combines storybooks with video. For pre-kindergartners to third graders.
  • 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.
  • CollegeSource Online
    Full text college catalogs for 2-Year, 4-Year, and Graduate Schools.FULL TEXT1993 - present
  • Gale Courses (Formerly Learn4Life) | Gale
    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.
  • 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.FULL TEXT
  • HelpNow | (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.
  • Kids InfoBits | (Gale)
    Full text articles and reference content for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5.FULL TEXT1986 - present
  • Learn4Life | (Formerly 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.
    NOTE: Learn4Life is now called Gale Courses. Please update any bookmarks and be aware the Learn4Life name will be taken down very soon.

  • Learning Express Library
    Online practice tests, based on the official exams for SAT, GED, GRE, GMAT, Civil Service jobs, ASVAB and many more. Download ebooks related to Jobs and Careers Skills, or watch video tutorials on basic computer/Internet skills and popular software.FULL TEXTCurrent
  • Live Homework Help | (Tutor.com) Discontinued
    Chat with a live tutor online. Note: Tutor.com has been discontinued. Online homework help is now being offered by Brainfuse's HelpNow and career help is being offered by Brainfuse’s JobNow.
  • NoveList K-8
    Novelist for children and teens. Includes resources for teachers and librarians.FULL TEXT
  • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center | (Gale)
    Find "pro" and "con" arguments on controversial social issues.FULL TEXT1983 - present
  • Social Studies Fact Cards: California Edition | (Toucan Valley Publications)
    The online version of the popular Fact Cards Series. Find information on California Missions, California Native Americans, Governors, Ranchos and other California-specific topics.
  • 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.FULL TEXT1976 - present
  • Student Resources in Context | (Gale)
    Curriculum-targeted resources include primary documents, biographies, topical essays, background information, critical analyses, magazines, newspapers, photographs and illustrations, and audio and video clips.FULL TEXT1980 - present
  • Teen Health & Wellness | (Rosen Publishing)
    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.FULL TEXTCurrent
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