Articles and Databases
  • ABCmouse
    Accessible only in the Main Library and Branches on an Internet computer
    Educational games, books, puzzles, and more for ages 2-8+. See also Bring Learning Home.
  • ABCmouse: Bring Learning Home
    Home edition of ABCmouse — educational games, books, puzzles, and more for ages 2-8+
  • Academic OneFile | (Gale)
    Collection of journals covering physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, and more. It includes full-text of the New York Times back to 1985. FULL TEXT 1980 - present
  • Academic Search Complete | (EBSCO)
    Multi-disciplinary database, with 7,100 full-text periodicals, including 6,100 peer-reviewed journals. It offers indexing and abstracts for 11,200 journals and 11,700 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. FULL TEXT 1865 - present
  • Adult Learning Center | (LearningExpress Library)
    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
  • Advanced ESL & Conversational Courses | (Gale Courses)
    Online courses in advanced ESL and conversational French, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. Select “Language and Arts” from the Gale Courses menu to see all language courses.
  • African American Music Reference | (Alexander Street)
    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 on an Internet computer
    Printable full-text automotive diagnostic and repair information manuals. See all Auto Repair Source and Chilton Automotive Library. 1982 - present
  • America’s News | (NewsBank)
    U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources (printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos). Includes 150 different California titles, including Sacramento Bee, San Jose Mercury News, and Oakland Tribune. FULL TEXT Current
  • American Book Prices Current | (ABPC)
    Accessible only in the Main Library on an Internet computer
    Auction records for books, manuscripts, autographs, maps, and broadsides sold in the US, UK, and other parts of Europe, from September 1975-present. See also Rare Book Hub Sept 1975-present
  • American Song | (Alexander Street)
    Audio recordings to support the teaching of American musical traditions including country, folk, jazz, bluegrass, Western, old time, American Indian, blues, gospel, R&B and shape note singing. Find songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys.
  • Ancestry Library Edition | (ProQuest)
    Accessible only in the Main Library and Branches on an Internet computer
    Genealogical and historical research resources. Includes census, military, court, land, probate, vital and church records; directories; passenger lists, and more. See also HeritageQuest Online and Fold3 Military Records FULL TEXT Pre-1790 present
  • Art Full Text | (Wilson)
    Articles, interviews, film reviews, book reviews, bibliographies, exhibition listings, conference reports, anthologies, and editorials covering a wide range of art subjects FULL TEXT 1929 - present
  • Artists File | SFPL
    Newspaper clippings, announcements of gallery shows, obituaries, magazine articles, or exhibit catalogs featuring artists and architects who have lived or worked in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Auto Repair Source | (EBSCO)
    Current, accurate, and authoritative auto service and repair information — including step-by-step repair procedures, wiring diagrams, labor estimates, and much more. (Formerly AutoMate)
  • Bay Area Consumers’ Checkbook | (Center for the Study of Services)
    Nonprofit consumer organization providing information to help consumers make smarter choices. Checkbook surveys consumers and evaluates the quality and prices of local services and products. NOTE: If you are having trouble connecting to this resource, use this alternate URL.
  • 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 TEXT 1927 - present
  • BookFlix | (Scholastic)
    Online early literacy resource that combines storybooks with video. For pre-kindergartners to third graders.
  • Books in Print | (R.R. Bowker)
    International publication information on books, ebooks, audiobooks, and video titles. Includes Spanish Books in Print, Fiction Connection, and Non-Fiction Connection Current
  • Books24x7 | (Skillsoft)
    See Skillport 8i
  • Brainfuse
    Homework help program providing 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. 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)
    Detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports. Thousands of company histories and industry essays. Case studies, scholarly journals, and business news for deep research coverage of global economies.
  • Business Source Complete | (EBSCO)
    Definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. Indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals dating back to 1886 are included. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals. FULL TEXT 1886 - current
  • California Historical Newspapers | (Newsbank)
    A collection of California historical newspapers — including the American Sentinel, California Star, Daily Globe, Evening Post, Oakland Daily News, San Francisco Bulletin, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Evening Journal, Weekly Alto California, and others. FULL TEXT 1847 - 2017
  • California Legal Forms | (Gale)
    Thousands of printable legal forms specific to California.
  • Candid: Funding Information Network
    Accessible only in the Main Library on an Internet computer.
    Access Foundation Directory Online and Grants to Individuals Online, as well as fundraising and philanthropy publications and training resources through the national/international Funding Information Network. Formerly Foundation Directory Online.
  • Chilton Automotive Library | (Gale)
    Authoritative automotive repair information, including year, make, and model of popular vehicles from the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.
  • Clase Periódica | (FirstSearch)
    Índice de revistas latinoamericanas sobre ciencia y humanidades. 1975 - present
  • Classical Music in Video | (Alexander Street)
    Classical music performances and masterclasses—approximately 1,500 performances in all. Stream online from your computer or mobile device.
  • Classical Music Library | (Alexander Street)
    Stream 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)
    Essays, images, and liner notes from Dictionary of Music, Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, and Student Encyclopedia of Music by Baker and other sources
  • Classical Scores Library: Volumes I & II | (Alexander Street)
    Essential classical music scores, manuscripts, and previously unpublished material, allowing for the study and analysis of more than 45,000 musical scores. It encompasses all major classical musical genres and time periods from medieval to contemporary.
  • CollegeSource Online
    College catalogs for 2-Year, 4-Year, and Graduate Schools FULL TEXT 1993 - present
  • Consumer Health Complete | (EBSCO)
    Health and wellness coverage from mainstream medicine to the perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine. Topics include aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children’s health, men & women’s health, etc. FULL TEXT Current
  • Contemporary Women’s Issues | (Gale)
    Women’s studies literature from journals, newsletters, and reports. FULL TEXT 1992 - present
  • Contemporary World Music | (Alexander Street)
    Listen to individual recordings in genres like world dance, reggae, world beat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing, jazz, and more.
  • CultureGrams | (ProQuest)
    Concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries across the globe. It includes four editions: the World Edition (for junior high school students and up) and the Kids, States, and Canadian Provinces editions (for upper elementary school students).
  • Dance in Video | (Alexander Street)
    Dance productions and documentaries by influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance.
  • Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI) | (ProQuest)
    Database of all aspects of design and crafts, from textiles and ceramics to vehicle design, advertising and sustainability. FULL TEXT 1973 - present
  • Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
    Digitized photographs and collections on the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) platform, including images from the San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection.
  • Dissertations Abstracts | (FirstSearch)
    Index to dissertations and theses from institutions in North America and Europe. 1861 - present
  • Dorothy Starr Sheet Music Collection | SFPL
    Index to over 10,000 popular songs from the Dorothy Starr Sheet Music Collection at the San Francisco Public Library.
  • eBook Collection (formerly NetLibrary) | (EBSCO)
    Thousands of ebooks covering business, technology, and other non-fiction subjects. FULL TEXT 1955 - present
  • eBooks & eAudiobooks from Axis 360 | (Baker & Taylor)
    Bestselling titles and collections for children and teens. Use the Axis 360 all-in-one app for Android, iOS, and Kindle Fire devices; or read or listen to content in a web browser.
  • eBooks & eAudiobooks from OverDrive
    Adult bestsellers, nonfiction titles, and collections for children and teens. Titles are also available in Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and French. Read or listen to content in your web browser or use the Libby app to get started quickly.
  • ECO (Electronic Collections Online) | (FirstSearch)
    Index to more than 3,000 scholarly journals in all subject areas. 1995 present
  • Encyclopædia Britannica Online
    Access to the entire Encyclopædia Britannica, Comptons, Britannica Elementary, and Britannica Concise; and a dictionary, world atlas, and video content. FULL TEXT Current
  • Enki eBooks | (Califa)
    Created by Califa and Bay Area libraries, this eBooks collection contains titles for children and adults, and self-published works from Smashwords. 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.
  • ESL & Languages | (Kanopy)
    More than 230 videos on ESL instruction, learning Spanish, The Great Courses language series, and documentaries on language studies
  • 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 TEXT 1960 present
  • Fakebooks | SFPL
    Database of fakebooks in the reference collection of San Francisco Public Library. Fakebooks are printed music collections that contain simplified versions of songs and instrumental music.
  • Fashion Archives | (ProQuest)
    Complete historical archives of Vogue (1892-), Harper’s Bazaar (1867-), Women’s Wear Daily (1910-), women’s interest magazines, and (1883-2005), and Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI) (1973-).
  • 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 TEXT 1914 - present
  • FIMO (Fire Insurance Maps Online)
    Digital collection of color fire insurance maps, real estate atlases, and similar land use maps for California
  • Flipster Digital Magazines | (EBSCO)
    Stream popular digital magazine titles online from a computer or download them to a smartphone or tablet using the mobile app for offline reading.
  • Fold3 Library Edition | (ProQuest)
    Millions of US military records, photos, and personal documents from National Archives & Records Administration (NARA) and more. Access full title list.
  • Funding Information Network | (Candid)
    Accessible only in the Main Library on an Internet computer.
    Access Foundation Directory Online and Grants to Individuals Online, as well as fundraising and philanthropy publications and training resources through the national/international Funding Information Network. Formerly Foundation Directory Online.
  • Gale Courses | Gale
    Instructor-led courses for professional development and personal enrichment. Online courses start every month and run for six weeks. Please read the Requirements section of the course description for any special software needs. Registration required.
  • Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online | (Alexander Street)
    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 TEXT 1970 - present
  • Genealogy Resources | SFPL
    General Collections and Humanities Center on the 3rd floor of the Main Library maintains a thorough circulating and library-use-only print collection of materials that can aid the amateur genealogist.
  • 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 TEXT 1980 - present
  • Global Newsstream | (ProQuest)
    Recent global news content and archives dating back to the 1980s, featuring newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. News streams included: Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.
  • GPO Monthly Catalog | (FirstSearch)
    Index to U.S. government publications. 1976 - present
  • GreenFILE | (EBSCO)
    Covering the connections between the environment and the disciplines of agriculture, education, law, health, and technology, with indexing and abstracts for more than 850,000 records and full text for 13,000 records.
  • 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, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals and The New Book of Popular Science. FULL TEXT
  • GuideStar
    Current nonprofit data on more than 2.5 million organizations, including authoritative data from several IRS sources ( The library does not currently have a subscription to this database, but the free version offers useful basic information about the organization and its mission.
  • Harper’s Bazaar Archive | (ProQuest)
    A comprehensive, searchable historical archive of Harper’s Bazaar. Note: Issues between 1870 and 1962 and earliest years issues (1867-) will be available in 2017. FULL TEXT 1867 - present
  • Health & Wellness Resource Center | (Gale)
    In-depth, authoritative health information from a variety of sources. FULL TEXT 1980 - 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, Freedmans bank records, local and family histories, and more. FULL TEXT Pre-1790 - present
  • History Resource Center: US | (Gale)
    U.S. history resources for undergraduate and high school research. FULL TEXT 1983 - present
  • History Resource Center: World | (Gale)
    World History resources for undergraduate and high school research. FULL TEXT 1980 present
  • hoopla | (Midwest Tape)
    Stream popular eBooks, movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks on a computer, or download them your mobile device using the Hoopla app. Check our FAQ for software requirements and other details.
  • Informe Académico | (Gale)
    Texto completo de revistas latinoamericanas. Búsqueda en español o inglés. FULL TEXT 1999 - present
  • InfoTrac Newsstand | (Gale)
    Full text articles from over 1000 US and international newspapers. FULL TEXT 1980 - present
  • Jazz Music Library | (Alexander Street)
    Largest and most comprehensive collection of streaming jazz available online with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres, including 5,000+ albums and 60,000+ tracks.
  • Job Search & Workplace Skills | (LearningExpress Library)
    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.
    Full text academic journals going back to 1838. FULL TEXT 1838 - 3 years ago
  • Kanopy Kids
    Films and TV series that help children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem through entertaining and educational videos. Check our FAQ for software requirements and other details.
  • Kanopy Movies
    Stream features, documentaries, and independent films with the Kanopy app on smartphones, tablets, and computers. Check our FAQ for software requirements and other details.
  • Kids InfoBits | (Gale)
    Full text articles and reference content for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. FULL TEXT 1986 - present
  • Kompass
    Business to business directory of 19 million companies worldwide. If you are accessing this resource outside the library, click here. Current
  • Kono Digital
    More than 200 full-color digital magazines in Chinese (traditional characters) and Japanese, accessible from a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
  • LearningExpress Library 3.0
    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. Included the updated 2014 GED test preparation content.
  • LGBT Life | (EBSCO)
    Full text and abstracts of articles from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender periodicals and monographs. FULL TEXT 1939 - present
  • LGBTQ – Archives of Sexuality and Gender | (Gale Cengage)
    LGBTQ history and activism, cultural/policy studies, psychology, health, political science, and other related areas of research. Includes the “Phyllis Lyon, Del Martin, and the Daughters of Bilitis” (1955-1984) and “Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin: Beyond the Daughters of Bilitis” (1966-1984) document collections. FULL TEXT 1940 - present
  • 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 TEXT 1965 present
  • LibraryAware | (EBSCO)
    Sign up to receive reading suggestions on a variety of topics in regularly e-mailed newsletters.
  • 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
  • Los Angeles Times | (ProQuest)
    Full text coverage of national, international, and local news. FULL TEXT 1985 - current
  • Los Angeles Times Historical | (ProQuest)
    Complete full-text run of the Los Angeles Times, from 1881 to 1993. (For current LA Times articles go to this page.) FULL TEXT 1881 - 1993
  • Los Angeles Times Recent | (ProQuest)
    Digital scans of the recent Los Angeles Times (3-month embargo) FULL TEXT 2008-present
    The transition from to LinkedIn Learning has been delayed.
    Video instruction from industry experts on business, software, technology, photography, social media, and creative skills.
  • Mango Languages
    Interactive language-learning platform, offering more than 70 different languages and 18 different ESL courses.
  • MasterFILE Complete | (EBSCO)
    Comprehensive database for finding articles on all topics; with full text for more than 2000 periodicals. FULL TEXT 1975 present
  • Mergent Intellect
    Access to private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, the ability to access industry profiles, and much more.
  • Mergent Online
    U.S. and international company financials, ratios, news, and annual reports. FULL TEXT 1990 - present
  • Morningstar
    Accommodates 6 simultaneous users
    Financial data on stocks, funds, and industries, with analyst reports, portfolio screenings, and other tools for making investment decisions. FULL TEXT Current
  • Music & Performing Arts | (Alexander Street)
    Search all the Alexander Street music and performing arts streaming databases in one place: American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library and Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries.
  • Music Index | (EBSCO)
    Music periodicals and literature featuring digitized content from 1970 to present. It contains cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians, and the music industry for more than 475 periodicals; and book reviews, obituaries, news, and selective coverage for more than 230 periodicals.
  • New York Times Digital
    Access to the New York Times website. If you are accessing New York Times outside the library, redeem an access code and then log in (or create an account). First time user? Start here.
  • New York Times Historical | (ProQuest)
    Complete full-text run of the New York Times, from Sep 18, 1851 to four years ago. FULL TEXT 1851 - 4 years ago
  • New York Times Recent | (ProQuest)
    Digital scans of the recent New York Times. (3-month embargo) FULL TEXT 2008-present
  • New York Times, Late Edition (East Coast) | (ProQuest)
    Full text coverage of national, international, and local news. FULL TEXT 1980 - present
  • News | (Gale)
    Access to 2,300+ major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers with thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts. Powered by Gale OneFile.
  • Newspaper ARCHIVE Library Edition | (ProQuest)
    An online database that provides searchable access to more than 300 hundred years of local historical newspapers dating back to the 17th century. The full collection of NewspaperARCHIVE Library Edition contains more than 130 million digitized pages of content from over 6,000 newspapers throughout North America, the UK, and other select countries worldwide.
  • Newspaper Clipping Files | SFPL
    Clippings of the daily and Sunday editions of the San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle. Other publications include the Bay Guardian, S.F. Arts Monthly, Nob Hill Gazette, SF Weekly and the Independent, and several neighborhood newsletters. In addition to newspaper clippings, these files contain catalogues, programs, schedules and brochures.
  • 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 TEXT 1985 - current
  • Northern California Composers | SFPL
    Listing of composers active in Northern California since the 1840s. All names included may be found in dictionaries and directories - both published and unpublished - from 1934 to the present
  • 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
  • Nursing and Allied Health Collection | (Gale)
    Access to academic journals and other reference content covering all aspects of the nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration.
  • Opera in Video | (Alexander Street)
    Selections of the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses, covering the operatic canon.
  • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center | (Gale)
    Find “pro” and “con” arguments on controversial social issues. FULL TEXT 1983 - present
  • Orchestral Music Sets | SFPL
    Library users can use the sets within the Library. Sets are loaned to organizations that have established agreements with the Art, Music and Recreation Center of the San Francisco Public Library.
  • Oxford Art Online
    Not accessible on library catalog stations.
    Most authoritative, inclusive, and easily searchable online art resources available today: Grove Art Online, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms; and 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 TEXT 1000 - 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 TEXT Published 2001
  • PapersFirst | (FirstSearch)
    Index to papers presented at conferences worldwide. 1993 - present
  • Periodical Finder (EBSCO)
    Find out where to access full-text periodicals online through our database subscriptions or in print at the library. FULL TEXT
  • Physicians’ Desk Reference for Prescription Drugs
    Search over 2,300 drug names to view trusted, reliable drug guides written for the patient. (
  • PowerSearch | (Gale)
    Cross-search content from multiple Gale resources, including all of InfoTrac periodical products, such as General OneFile, Academic OneFile, and others
  • Prepare for an Occupation Exam | (LearningExpress Library)
    A collection of online test preparation materials for occupations requiring licensing, certification, aptitude tests and other career preparation. Current
  • PressReader | (ProQuest)
    A collection of 4000 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 TEXT Current
  • Price It! Antiques & Collectibles | (Gale)
    Pricing tool for antiques and collectibles in more than 100 categories. Pricing information comes from 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 TEXT Current
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection | (EBSCO)
    Topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods from nearly 400 journals. FULL TEXT 1965 - 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 TEXT 1980 - current
  • Qikan, Chinese Magazines | (Dragonsource)
    200 current, popular Chinese language magazines published in China. Available in either traditional or simplified characters. FULL TEXT 1999 - present
  • Rare Book Hub
    Database of rare, antiquarian, and collectible books and related ephemeral material – manuscripts, letters, maps, posters, broadsides, photographs, and prints (works on paper).
  • RBdigital Magazines
    Stream popular magazines on demand or download them to a mobile device for offline reading. Titles are also available in Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Vietnamese, and French. (Formerly Zinio Digital Magazines) FULL TEXT
  • 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. For “the white pages,” search the U.S. Consumers/Lifestyles database within ReferenceUSA. Download limit: 250. Reference USA app for Android and iOS is available. 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 app for Android and iOS is available.
  • Regional Business News | (EBSCO)
    Full text coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering U.S. metropolitan and rural areas. FULL TEXT 1988 - present
  • Rock’s Backpages
    Music journalism from the 1960s to the present, including audio interviews from Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, and Kurt Cobain, and more. FULL TEXT
  • Rosetta Stone
    Immersive language-learning platform, offering 30 languages to further ESL learning and language-learning for business and vacation travel.
  • Russian / NIS Publications | (East View)
    A variety of newspapers and periodicals from Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, Caucasus, and the Baltic states. Also includes several English-language newspapers. FULL TEXT 1980 present
  • Safari Tech Books Online
    Accommodates 40 simultaneous users. Usage of this resource will be high at the start of the academic year.
    Instant online access to current eBooks covering technology, business, creative, and digital media. FULL TEXT Current
  • Salem History | (Salem Press)
    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 on an Internet computer
    Small consumer electronics, diagrams, instructions and data for the repair technician. Schematics for radios, TVs, stereos, and VCRs. 1946 - present
  • San Francisco Business Times
    Latest business news, updated throughout the day. Includes digital archive of weekly editions, Book of Lists, and access to Los Angeles Business Journal. Accommodates 100 simultaneous users. FULL TEXT
  • San Francisco Chronicle Current and Historical | (Newsbank)
    Full page and article images with searchable full text of the Historical San Francisco Chronicle from 1865-2017+. Note: Some article images may still be unavailable. FULL TEXT 1865-present
  • San Francisco Chronicle Historical | (Newsbank)
    Full page and article images with searchable full text of the Historical San Francisco Chronicle from 1865-2014+. Note: Some article images may still be unavailable. FULL TEXT 1865-2014+
  • San Francisco Chronicle Historical | (ProQuest)
    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 TEXT 1865-1922
  • San Francisco Examiner Historical | (ProQuest)
    Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. (Issues between 1865 and 1901 are still being digitized.) FULL TEXT 1902-2007
  • San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection
    More than 43,000 photographs of San Francisco and California scenes. 1850 - present
  • Sanborn Maps California | (ProQuest)
    Digital access to more than 660,000 large-scale maps. See also Fire Insurance Maps Online (FIMO). 1867-1970
  • Science Online | (Facts on File)
    A broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments. Current
  • Searching for Songs | SFPL
    Locating songs can be very simple or can require detailed research. Because no single approach is complete, a number of different strategies are offered for finding and verifying the titles of popular songs.
  • SFPL Recursos Útiles
    Información en español en Internet, y recursos de informacion en linea para hispohablantes.
  • Skillport 8i | (Skillsoft)
    More than 13,500 full-text technology and business eBooks from 210 publishers, plus 25,000 IT & Desktop Video tutorials from industry experts. (Formerly Books24x7)
  • Small Business Collection | (Gale)
    Insights, tips, strategies, and success stories from academic, general, professional, and trade publications, including 280 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals. FULL TEXT 1980 - 2010
  • Small Business Resource Center | (Gale)
    Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Sample business plans, how-to guides, articles, and websites are included. FULL TEXT Current
  • Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries® | (Alexander Street)
    Produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, this virtual encyclopedia of the world’s musical and aural traditions includes online resources that support the preservation of diverse musical forms.
  • Social Studies Fact Cards: California Edition | (Toucan Valley Publications)
    Information on California Missions, California Native Americans, Governors, Ranchos, and other California-specific topics. (Online version of Fact Cards Series)
  • Something About the Author | (Gale)
    Biographies of 12,000 famous and new children’s authors and illustrators, with interviews, photographs, and samples of their work. FULL TEXT 1976 - present
  • Statista
    Quantitative data and statistics from 21 market sectors, with data on over 80,000 topics from over 18,000 sources.
  • 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 TEXT 1980 - present
  • Treehouse
    Online learning platform that teaches coding and web development skills, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP. If you are a first-time user, read how to register for a free Treehouse account.
  • UDN (United Daily News)
    UDN offers eBooks and news published in traditional Chinese characters. Subject areas include health, business, Chinese history, travel, and language learning. Fiction works include romance, suspense, Kung Fu, and collections for children and young adults, as well as translated titles from Asia and Europe.
  • Ulrichs Web Periodicals Directory
    A bibliographic database providing detailed, comprehensive, and authoritative information on serials published throughout the world.
  • US Newsstream | (ProQuest)
    U.S. news dating back to the 1980s, including newspapers like Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Wall Street Journal. Also includes newswires and blogs, as well as local and regional newspapers. (Formerly Newsstand) FULL TEXT 1979-present
  • Value Line
    SERVICE ALERT: Value Line is experiencing a problem with their service. They are working to restore access as soon as possible. For updates, read our service blog. You may access Morningstar as an alternative resource.
    Find the latest financial information and ratings for various investments, including investment research on stocks, mutual funds, options and convertibles.
  • Vocational and Career Collection | (EBSCO)
    Vocational and technical libraries for high schools, community colleges, trade institutions, and the general public, with full text for 340 trade and industry-related periodicals and indexing and abstracts for 600 journals FULL TEXT 1985 - present
  • Vocations and Careers Collection | (Gale)
    More than 300, largely full-text general career guides and highly specialized industry journals 1980 - present
  • Vogue Archive | (ProQuest)
    Complete searchable historical archives of American Vogue (1892-Present). FULL TEXT 1892 - present
  • Wall Street Journal - Eastern Edition | (ProQuest)
    Access full text articles and abstracts from the Wall Street Journal, Eastern Edition FULL TEXT 1984 - present
  • Wall Street Journal (Online) | (ProQuest)
    Access full text articles and abstracts from the Wall Street Journal. FULL TEXT 1984 - present
  • Web News | (EBSCO)
    Real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe. This collection includes over 14,000 feeds covering a range of business and general news topics.
  • Weiss Ratings
    Financial strength ratings of banks, credit unions, and insurance companies; sovereign debt ratings; and investment ratings on the shares of publicly traded companies, mutual funds, closed-end funds, and ETFs. FULL TEXT
  • West Regional Historical Newspapers | (ProQuest)
    Historical runs of The Desert Sun, Reno Gazette-Journal, The Salinas Californian, San Francisco Examiner, The Spectrum, Statesman Journal, Tulare Advance-Register, and Visalia Times-Delta. FULL TEXT
  • West Regional Recent Newspapers | (ProQuest)
    Digital scans of the recent Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Reno Gazette-Journal, San Francisco Examiner, The Spectrum, Spokesman-Review, and Statesman Journal. (3-month embargo) FULL TEXT 2008-present
  • Women’s Magazine Archive I & II | (ProQuest)
    Two full collections of leading women’s interest consumer magazines, with high-resolution color and feature detailed article-level indexing. FULL TEXT
  • Women’s Wear Daily | (ProQuest)
    Complete historical archive of US fashion trade publication, Women’s Wear Daily. FULL TEXT 1910 - present
  • WorldCat FirstSearch | (OCLC)
    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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