History / Social Studies: Kids

SFPL Resources

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GolierOnline Passport logoScholastic Go! Grades 3 and up
Search eight encyclopedia databases for information about many subjects, including history and social studies.
Kids InfoBits logoIn Context: Elementary (formerly Kids Infobits) Grades K to 5
Explore information about history, geography, states, countries, presidents and more.
Social Studies Fact Cards logo Social Studies Fact Cards Grades 4 to 8
California Missions, California Native Americans, Governors, Ranchos and other California-specific topics.
Gale Student Resource logoGale in Context: Middle School Grades 6 and up
Social issues, U.S. and world history, including primary sources, audio and video clips.


California Missions Resource Center Grades 4 and up

Research California missions, California Native Americans, governors, ranchos and other California-specific topics.

Calisphere Grades 4 and up

Photographs, works of art, and other primary sources from California history.

Online Archive of California Grades 6 and up

Free access to 220,000 digital images and documents about California history

San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection

Explore a rich historical photo archive of San Francisco.

California’s Untold Stories: Gold Rush! Grades 4 and up

Photographs and audio clips of miners, mining tools, and other artifacts from the Oakland Museum of California