Articles and Databases

  • 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
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