San Francisco Public Library

Cool Tools for Educators

Librarians know that it can be hard to navigate the range of online media resources and feel confident about their quality. To help educators prepare for this school year, we’re providing a list of useful online resources. Teachers can experiment and add these resources to their toolkits for middle and high school classrooms. Visit the Articles and Databases page of to find resources containing information collected from books, magazines, research journals and other authoritative sources, each with bibliographical citations.

For social studies and history:

For science, geography and health

For the college bound:

Other recommended online resources for educators

Media sources by and for young people: