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
  • Academic Search Complete | (Ebsco)
    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.FULL TEXT1865 - present
  • African American Music Reference | (Alexander Street Press)
    Includes essays, images and liner notes covering jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrels, R&B, gospel and more.
  • 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). FULL TEXTCurrent
  • American Book Prices Current | (ABPC)
    Accessible only in the Main Library
    American Book Prices Current is a database of auction records for books, manuscripts, autographs, maps, and broadsides sold in the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe, from September 1975-present. Each record gives title, format, date of publication, edition, limitation (number of copies printed), and price of sale. The database is updated every month. Please read ABPC’s homepage for more information.Sept 1975-present
  • 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.FULL TEXTPre-1790 present
  • Art Full Text | (Wilson)
    Articles covering a wide range of art subjects.FULL TEXT1929 - present
  • Biographical Information Guide
    How to find biographical information at SFPL.
  • Biography in Context | (Gale)
    Full text biographies and articles on contemporary and historical figures worldwide.FULL TEXT1927 - 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 | (Scholastic)
    An online early literacy resource that combines storybooks with video. For pre-kindergartners to third graders.
  • Booklist Online | (ALA)
    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 | (R.R. Bowker)
    International publication information on books, ebooks, audiobooks, and video titles. Includes Spanish Books in Print. Now includes Fiction Connection and Non-Fiction ConnectionCurrent
  • 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 Insights: Global | (Gale)
    Research case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals and topical reference materials organized by country, company and industry.Current
  • 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.FULL TEXT1886 - current
  • California Legal Forms | (Gale)
    Thousands of printable legal forms specific to California.
  • CAMIO - Catalog of Art Museum Images Online | (OCLC)
    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.3000 BCE - present
  • Career Center | ( Discontinued
    Chat with a live tutor online. Note: has been discontinued. Online homework help is now being offered by Brainfuse HelpNow and career help is being offered by Brainfuse’s JobNow.Current
  • Chinese Magazines | (Qikan)
    200 current, popular Chinese language magazines published in China. Available in either traditional or simplified characters.FULL TEXT1999 - present
  • Clase Periódica | (FirstSearch)
    Índice de revistas latinoamericanas sobre ciencia y humanidades. 1975 - present
  • Classical Music in Video | (Alexander Street Press)
    A collection of classical music performances and masterclasses. Stream to your computer or mobile device.
  • 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.
  • Classical Music Reference Library | (Alexander Street Press)
    Includes essays, images, and liner notes from Baker's Dictionary of Music, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, and Baker's Student Encyclopedia of Music and other sources.
  • Classical Scores Library: Volumes I and II | (Alexander Street Press)
    Classical Scores Library contains hundreds of thousands of pages of important classical music scores.
  • CollegeSource Online
    Full text college catalogs for 2-Year, 4-Year, and Graduate Schools.FULL TEXT1993 - present
  • 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.FULL TEXTCurrent
  • Contemporary Womens Issues - CWI
    Womens studies literature from journals, newsletters, and reports.FULL TEXT1992 - 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. Download limit: 25.Current
  • Dance in Video | (Alexander Street Press)
    A collection of videos covering ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance. Stream videos to your computer or mobile device.
  • 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.
  • eBook Collection (formerly NetLibrary) | (Ebsco)
    Thousands of electronic books covering business, technology and other non-fiction subjects.FULL TEXT1955 - present
  • eBooks and eaudiobooks from Axis 360 | (Baker & Taylor)
    Featuring children's picture-story, cookbooks, travel and craft ebooks. The BLIO reader for ebooks handles graphics very well so titles with photos and illustrations display crisp and clear. Use the Acoustik app to listen to eaudiobooks. Download onto smartphones, tablets and personal computers (ebooks only), including Windows, Mac OS/iOS and Android. Not compatible with Kindle eReaders other than the Kindle Fire.rn
  • eBooks, eAudiobooks, Music & Video | (OverDrive)
    Thousands of titles to choose from in multiple formats (MP3, WMA, PDF, ePub, Kindle) available for downloading onto your personal computer, smartphone or tablet. 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.
  • 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.FULL TEXTCurrent
  • Enki eBooks | (Califa)
    Enki is an ebook platform created by Califa and Bay Area libraries by working directly with a variety of publishers. The collection contains fiction and non-fiction titles for children and adults, and includes self-published titles from Smashwords. Checkout and read online or download to devices compatible with the EPUB format. Not compatible with Kindle eReaders.
  • 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.FULL TEXT1960 present
  • Fiction Connection & Non-Fiction Connection | (R.R. Bowker)
    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.
    Note: Fiction Connection and Non-Fiction Connection can now be found in Books In Print. Please update any bookmarks and be aware that the Fiction Connection and Non-Fiction Connection name will be taken down very soon.
  • 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.FULL TEXT1914 - 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 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.
  • Gale Directory Library | (Gale)
    Associations Unlimited is now a part of the Gale Directory Library. In addition to the Encyclopedia of Associations publications, this database includes the National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations. Use it to search, sort and export information from current directory editions. Multiple directories can be cross-searched. Or users can mine individual directories for the specific data they contain, such as financial information for companies, circulation figures for publications, and much more.Current
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library | (Gale)
    Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.FULL TEXTCurrent
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library Business Collection | (Gale)
    A collection of eBooks on the subject of business.FULL TEXT
  • Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online | (Alexander Street Press)
    Includes essays and images covering music from around the world.
  • GenderWatch | (Proquest)
    Full text periodicals and other publications on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas.FULL TEXT1970 - present
  • General OneFile | (Gale)
    Comprehensive database for finding articles. Nearly 3,000 full text periodical titles and millions of full text articles, many with images.FULL TEXT1980 - present
  • GPO Monthly Catalog | (FirstSearch)
    Index to U.S. government publications.1976 - present
  • Green Planet Stream | (Green Planet Films)
    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.FULL TEXT
  • Health & Wellness Resource Center | (Gale)
    In-depth, authoritative health information from a variety of sources. FULL TEXT1980 - present
  • 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.
  • 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.FULL TEXTPre-1790 - present
  • History Resource Center: US | (Gale)
    U.S. history resources for undergraduate and high school research.FULL TEXT1983 - present
  • History Resource Center: World | (Gale)
    World History resources for undergraduate and high school research.FULL TEXT1980 present
  • hoopla | (Midwest Tape)
    Hoopla is a new online platform for libraries whereby patrons can check out their favorite movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks. You’ll find newly released popular music titles, the latest audiobook titles from the New York Times best seller list as well as movie and TV favorites. Check our FAQ for software requirements and other details.
  • Informe! | (Gale)
    Texto completo de revistas latinoamericanas. Búsqueda en español o inglés. FULL TEXT1999 - present
  • InfoTrac Newsstand | (Gale)
    Full text articles from over 1000 US and international newspapers.FULL TEXT1980 - present
  • Jazz Music Library | (Alexander Street Press)
    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
  • JobNow | (Brainfuse)
    JobNow, powered by Brainfuse, provides live interactive online help combined with online resources to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job.
  • Jobs & Careers Resources | (SFPL)
    Find here an array of resources related to jobs and careers, such as eBooks, electronic databases, library created video tutorials, online guides, classes and special events scheduled in the library.
  • 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.FULL TEXT1838 - 3 years ago
  • Kids InfoBits | (Gale)
    Full text articles and reference content for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5.FULL TEXT1986 - present
  • Kompass
    Business to business directory of 1.6 million companies worldwide.Current
  • La Nueva Enciclopedia CUMBRE
    Enciclopedia general para hispanohablantes y estudiantes de español. FULL TEXT
  • 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
  • LGBT Life | (Ebsco)
    Full text and abstracts of articles from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender periodicals and monographs.FULL TEXT
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts With Full Text (LISTA)
    Index to more than 600 periodicals on library and information science topics. This database also contains full text for more than 240 journals.FULL TEXT1965 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.FULL TEXT
  • Literature Resource Center | (Gale)
    Biographies, articles, criticism, overviews, glossary, and more on writers and literature.FULL TEXT
  • Live Homework Help | ( Discontinued
    Chat with a live tutor online. Note: has been discontinued. Online homework help is now being offered by Brainfuse's HelpNow and career help is being offered by Brainfuse’s JobNow.
  • Los Angeles Times | (Proquest)
    Full text coverage of national, international, and local news.FULL TEXT1985 - current
  • Magill’s Medical Guide | (Salem Press)
    Based on Magill's Medical Guide, 4th Revised Edition, an up-to-date, easy-to-use medical information suitable for student research as well as general readers, including patients and caregivers. The online database covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology in an A-Z format, recent developments in medicine.
  • Mango Languages
    Mango offers 34 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.
  • MasterFILE Complete | (Ebsco)
    Comprehensive database for finding articles on all topics; with full text for more than 2000 periodicals.FULL TEXT1975 present
  • Mergent Online
    U.S. and international company financials, ratios, news, and annual reports.FULL TEXT1990 - 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.FULL TEXTCurrent
  • Music Index | (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.
  • 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).)FULL TEXT1851 - 3 years ago
  • Newspaper Source Plus | (Ebsco)
    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.FULL TEXT1985 - current
  • Newsstand | (ProQuest)
    Full text of more than 300 U.S. and international news sources.FULL TEXT1979-present
  • NextReads | (Ebsco)
    Sign up to receive reading suggestions on a variety of topics in regularly e-mailed newsletters.
  • NoveList | (Ebsco)
    Guide to suggested reading for all ages with reviews and other features.FULL TEXT
  • NoveList K-8
    Novelist for children and teens. Includes resources for teachers and librarians.FULL TEXT
  • Opera in Video | (Alexander Street Press)
    A collection of videos covering the operatic canon. Stream to your computer or mobile device.
  • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center | (Gale)
    Find "pro" and "con" arguments on controversial social issues.FULL TEXT1983 - present
  • Oxford Art Online
    Oxford Art Online offers access to the most authoritative, inclusive, and easily searchable online art resources available today: Grove Art Online, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, as well as many specially commissioned articles and bibliographies available exclusively online.
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
    Over 55,000 biographies describing the lives of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond.FULL TEXT
  • Oxford English Dictionary
    Authoritative guide to English language meaning, history, usage, and pronunciation.FULL TEXT1000 - 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.FULL TEXTPublished 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.FULL TEXT
  • PressDisplay | (Proquest)
    A collection of 2000 newspapers from 100 countries in 60 languages, many providing same day publication with a 60 day back file. Searchable by country, title, and date. FULL TEXTCurrent
  • 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
  • Proquest Congressional
    Indexing, abstracting and selected full text of U.S. Congressional information.FULL TEXTCurrent
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection | (Ebsco)
    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 database offers full text coverage for nearly 400 journals.FULL TEXT1965 - 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.FULL TEXT1980 - current
  • RAND California
    Detailed social & educational statistics for California.FULL TEXT1983 - 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 | (Infogroup)
    U.S. business and residential telephone directories, with detailed business information. Download limit: 250.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 | (Infogroup)
    U.S. residential telephone directories.Current
  • Regional Business News | (Ebsco)
    Full text coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering U.S. metropolitan and rural areas.FULL TEXT1988 - present
  • 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.
  • Rock's Backpages
    An unprecedented collection of over 22,000 articles covering music journalism from the 60's to current times. Popular magazines like Cream, Rolling Stone and MOJO can be found here full-text. There is also an interesting collection of over 350 audio interviews with musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, Leonard Cohen and Kurt Cobain.FULL TEXT
  • Russian / NIS Publications | (East View)
    Newspapers and periodicals from Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, Caucasus, and the Baltic states. This unique collection provides readers access to a balanced range of prevalent opinions including government-owned news agencies and publications offering opposing views. It also contains Russia’s most respected literary, artistic, and society journals, offering a unique perspective into Russian culture today. Includes several English-language newspapers.FULL TEXT1980 present
  • Safari Tech Books Online
    Over 5100 current electronic books covering a wide range of computer and information technology topics.FULL TEXTCurrent
  • Salem History | (Salem Press)
    Contains the online versions of "Great Lives from History: Notorious Lives" and "Milestone Documents in American History." Search by keyword, or browse by subject.
  • 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.FULL TEXT1985 - 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 | (NewsBank)FULL TEXT1865-1922
  • San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection
    More than 40,000 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 | (Facts on File)
    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. FULL TEXT1980 - 2010
  • Small Business Resource Center | (Gale)
    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. FULL TEXTCurrent
  • 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. 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
  • Ulrichs Web Periodicals Directory
    A bibliographic database providing detailed, comprehensive, and authoritative information on serials published throughout the world.
  • Value Line
    Find the latest information and evaluations on stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities.
  • 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.FULL TEXT1985 - present
  • Vocations and Careers 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
  • 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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