Articles and Databases

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  • 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 TEXT 1980 - 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 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
  • African American Music Reference | (Alexander Street Press)
    Not accessible on library catalog stations. 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 150 different titles, including the Sacramento Bee, the San Jose Mercury News, and the Oakland Tribune). FULL TEXT Current
  • 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 Song | (Alexander Street Press)
    Not accessible on library catalog stations. American Song is a history database consisting of over 16,000 tracks users select and listen to over the Internet. 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 TEXT Pre-1790 present
  • Art Full Text | (Wilson)
    Articles covering a wide range of art subjects. FULL TEXT 1929 - 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 TEXT 1927 - present
  • BookFlix | (Scholastic)
    An 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. Now includes Fiction Connection and Non-Fiction Connection Current
  • Books24x7 | (Skillsoft)
    More than 13,500 full-text technology and business eBooks from 210 publishers, plus 25,000 IT & Desktop Video tutorials from industry experts. Note: Library card number and PIN are required to use this resource.
  • 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)
    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 Legal Forms | (Gale)
    Thousands of printable legal forms specific to California.
  • CAMIO - Catalog of Art Museum Images Online | (OCLC)
    A collection of 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
  • Clase Periódica | (FirstSearch)
    Índice de revistas latinoamericanas sobre ciencia y humanidades. 1975 - present
  • Classical Music in Video | (Alexander Street Press)
    Not accessible on library catalog stations. A collection of classical music performances and masterclasses. Stream to your computer or mobile device.
  • Classical Music Library | (Alexander Street Press)
    Not accessible on library catalog stations. 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)
    Not accessible on library catalog stations. Includes 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 and II | (Alexander Street Press)
    Not accessible on library catalog stations. Classical Scores Library contains the most important classical music scores, manuscripts, and previously unpublished material, allowing for the study and analysis of more than 45,000 musical scores. The library encompasses all major classical musical genres and time periods from medieval to contemporary.
  • CollegeSource Online
    Full text 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 Womens Issues - CWI
    Womens studies literature from journals, newsletters, and reports. FULL TEXT 1992 - present
  • Contemporary World Music | (Alexander Street Press)
    Not accessible on library catalog stations. 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.
  • CultureGrams
    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 Press)
    Not accessible on library catalog stations. A collection of videos covering ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance. Stream videos to your computer or mobile device.
  • 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
    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 ebooks covering business, technology, and other non-fiction subjects. FULL TEXT 1955 - present
  • eBooks and eAudiobooks from Axis 360 | (Baker & Taylor)
    Features a wide selection of adult bestsellers, nonfiction titles, and collections for children and teens. Locate and access eBooks and eAudiobooks directly from the Axis 360 all-in-one mobile app for Android, iOS, and Kindle Fire devices. A Windows Desktop Reader app is also available.
  • eBooks, eAudiobooks, & Video | (OverDrive)
    Offers thousands of 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 download eBooks and eAudiobooks onto your Kindle, iPhone/iPad, and Android mobile devices.
  • 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, Comptons, Britannica Elementary, and Britannica Concise. The online resource also includes a dictionary, world atlas, and video content. FULL TEXT Current
  • 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 TEXT 1960 present
  • Fashion Archives | (ProQuest)
    The 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
  • Financial Literacy | (Rosen Publishing)
    Financial Literacy has been discontinued and replaced with Pennies to Plans.
  • 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.
  • Foundation Center | (Funding Information Network)
    Accessible only in the Main Library. Access Foundation Center databases, directories, fundraising and philanthropy publications, and training resources through the national/international Funding Information Network.
  • Gale Courses | 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 Virtual Reference Library | (Gale)
    Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. We are in the process of removing content from the Gale Virtual Reference Library, as updates are no longer provided by the vendor. The platform will be discontinued July 1, 2017. FULL TEXT Current
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library Business Collection | (Gale)
    A collection of eBooks on the subject of business. We are in the process of removing content from the Gale Virtual Reference Library, as updates are no longer provided by the vendor. The platform will be discontinued July 1, 2017. FULL TEXT
  • Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online | (Alexander Street Press)
    Not accessible on library catalog stations. 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 TEXT 1970 - 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 TEXT 1980 - present
  • 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.
  • GreenR | (Gale)
    Sustainability and environmental issues from over 600 journals, interactive maps, podcasts, videos, and more. Note: Access to this database will be discontinued on July 1, 2017. Please use GreenFILE as an alternate online resource. 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
  • 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, the PERSI index, 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! | (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 Press)
    Not accessible on library catalog stations. 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 | (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.
  • JSTOR
    Full text academic journals going back to 1838. FULL TEXT 1838 - 3 years ago
  • Kids InfoBits | (Gale)
    Full text articles and reference content for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. FULL TEXT 1986 - present
  • Kompass
    Accessible only at the Main Library & Branches
    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
  • 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
  • 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 click here.) FULL TEXT 1881 - 1993
  • Lynda.com
    Video instruction from industry experts on business, software, technology, photography, social media, and creative skills. Note: Library card number and PIN are required to use this resource. The Lynda.com mobile app cannot be used with the library subscription.
  • 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
    Global resource of data on financial, corporate, and business data, as well as business news, demographic information, and employment. Also include data from the D&B Million Dollar Database.
  • Mergent Online
    U.S. and international company financials, ratios, news, and annual reports. FULL TEXT 1990 - present
  • Morningstar
    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 Press)
    Not accessible on library catalog stations. Search all the Alexander Street Press music and performing arts 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.
  • 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.
  • New York Times Digital
    Access to the New York Times website. If you are accessing New York Times outside the library, click HERE. (Remote access users are allowed 72 hours of continuous access at a time. Redeem another code for an additional 72 hours of access.) You must create an account for access. Click “Log In” and “Sign Up” to create an account with your personal email address, or log in if you already have created an account.
  • 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, Late Edition (East Coast) | (Proquest)
    Full text coverage of national, international, and local news. FULL TEXT 1980 - present
  • 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 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
  • Newsstand | (ProQuest)
    Full text of more than 300 U.S. and international news sources. FULL TEXT 1979-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
  • Opera in Video | (Alexander Street Press)
    Not accessible on library catalog stations. 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 TEXT 1983 - present
  • Oxford Art Online
    Not accessible on library catalog stations. 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 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
  • Pennies to Plans
    Five easy step-by-step modules to help you learn the financial essentials: budgeting, saving, credit, insurance, and retirement. Pennies to Plans is made possible by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation through: Smartinvesting@your library®, a partnership with the American Library Association. (PenniesToPlans.org)
  • Periodical Finder (SerialsSolutions)
    Find out where to access full-text periodicals online through our database subscriptions or in print at the library. FULL TEXT
  • 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)
    Due to changes in licensing, the San Francisco Chronicle is no longer available through PressReader. 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)
    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 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
  • RAND California
    Detailed social & educational statistics for California. FULL TEXT 1983 - 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).
  • 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. Current
  • Reference USA Job Help | (Infogroup)
    Search for job openings (powered by Indeed.com) 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.
  • 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 a collection of audio interviews from Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, and Kurt Cobain, among others. FULL TEXT
  • Rosetta Stone
    Immersive language-learning platform, offering 30 languages to further ESL learning and language-learning for business and vacation travel. Rosetta Stone Help: English | Chinese | Spanish (PDF)
  • 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
    Instant online access to current eBooks covering technology, business, creative, and digital media. Accommodates 40 simultaneous users. 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
    Small consumer electronics, diagrams, instructions and data for the repair technician. Schematics for radios, TVs, stereos, and VCRs. 1946 - present
  • San Francisco Chronicle Current and Historical | (Newsbank)
    Full page and article images with searchable full text of the Historical San Francisco Chronicle from 1865-1984, and text-only current San Francisco Chronicle from 1985 to present. FULL TEXT 1869-present
  • San Francisco Chronicle Historical | (Newsbank)
    Full page and article images with searchable full text of the Historical San Francisco Chronicle from 1865-1984 FULL TEXT 1869-1984
  • 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 Historical Photograph Collection
    More than 43,000 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)
    A broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.\r\n Current
  • 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 Press)
    Not accessible on library catalog stations. 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)
    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
    Accessible only in the Main Library
    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
  • Teen Health & Wellness | (Rosen Publishing)
    Expert health and wellness information for teens. Topics include drugs and alcohol, suicide and bullying, LGBTQ issues, and much more. FULL TEXT Current
  • Treehouse
    Online learning platform that teaches coding and web development skills, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP.
    Note: Treehouse account registration is required. If you already have an active SFPL account with Treehouse, log in here.
  • UDN
    UDN (United Daily News) 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.
  • Uniworld Online
    Searchable database of multinational companies with headquarters in over 200 countries and 20,000 industries. (Formerly American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries and Foreign Firms Operating in the United States). FULL TEXT
  • Value Line
    Find the latest information and evaluations on stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities.
  • 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)
    The complete searchable historical archives of American Vogue (1892-Present). FULL TEXT 1892 - present
  • Wall Street Journal | (ProQuest)
    Access full text articles and abstracts from the Wall Street Journal. FULL TEXT 2010 - present
  • 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
  • Women’s Magazine Archive | (ProQuest)
    Archival research resource comprising the full backfiles 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)
    A catalog of books, periodicals, online resources and other materials in libraries worldwide. Interface available in both English and Spanish. 1000 BC - present
  • Zinio Digital 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.
  • Znanium eLibrary System (in Russian) | (Academus Publishing)
    Russian eBooks (academic titles, textbooks, literary classics) and journal articles published by INFRA-M Academic Publishing Center 5/2/2017: This resource is temporarily offline. We are currently working to restore access.
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