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Alexander Street Music
Explore audio and video spanning all regions of every continent over various time periods.
Read reviews, biographies and get new music recommendations.
Art Full Text
Discover renowned artists—from classical to contemporary—with full-text articles, images and more.,guest&custid=sfpl
Asian Art Museum's Education Resources
Experience the best of Asian art & filter by geographic region or academic topic.
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Explore biographical information on members of the United States Congress from 1774 to the present.
Search over 7,000 biographies on notable people in history, politics, the arts and popular culture.
California Academy of Sciences
Stay curious with live-streamed lectures, learning tools, virtual exhibits, webcams and more.
Search over 1 million images, texts and recordings from California's UC collections, public libraries and other partners.
Citation Machine
Input your info, and get a citation in the format you select.
Search full-text literature guides from ancient classics to modern novels.
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Engage with diverse audiences with new perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art & ideas.
Cool Math
Learn math through easy-to-grasp lessons and games.
Creative Commons Music Communities
Download a copyright free song for your music or film project.
Concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries across the globe. It includes various editions specifically for students.
Gain language skills with a fun and immersive gaming experience in 23 languages.
Encyclopædia Britannica Online
Contains the entire Encyclopædia Britannica, Comptons, Britannica Elementary, and Britannica Concise, as well as a dictionary, world atlas, & video content.
Join in on interactive classes and activities with the San Francisco-based science museum.
Fine Arts Museums of SF - Legion of Honor and deYoung Museum
Visit iconic SF museums, de Young and Legion of Honor.
Freedom Archives
Explore readings and videos on local, national and international social justice issues from the late 1960s to mid 1990s.
Gale in Context: Biography
Learn about a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers.
Gale in Context: Biography
Learn about contemporary or historical figures worldwide, complete with full text, relevant articles and high-resolution images.
Gale in Context: High School
Review current events and develop critical thinking and problem solving skills for papers, projects and presentations.
Gale in Context: High School
Access essays, analyses, video clips and more covering basic science concepts.
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
See both sides on controversial social issues and get ready to debate.
Gale Interactive: Science
Access science experiments, diagrams, timelines and more by grade and specialty.
Gale Literature Criticism
Develop critical thinking skills that help review literary topics and popular works like Literature of the Harlem Renaissance.
Gale Literature Resource Center
Review biographies, articles, overviews, glossary and more on authors and their work.
Get the Math
Discover the math behind music, fashion, video games, restaurants and more.
Gilder Lerhman Institute of American History- History by Era
Experience ten eras of US history divided by time period, resource type, topic or keyword.
Grolier Online | (Scholastic)
The New Book of Knowledge, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals, New Book of Popular Science & more.
Hoopla eMusic
Stream the latest music on almost any device.
Discover journals, academic eBooks and primary sources with historical data from 1838.
Khan Academy
Engage in interactive challenges and explore an extensive video library on math.
Lawrence Hall of Science
Have fun with hands-on activities and games from UC Berkeley’s science center.
<p>Ebooks and eAudiobooks. Go online or get the Libby mobile app to access thousands of titles.</p>
Mango Languages
Pick a new language to learn or brush up on your skills with over 70 languages and 18 ESL courses to choose from.
Get the latest news, exclusive videos and playlists.
Music Index
Uncover a complete guide to music writings, with digitized content since 1970.,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=mah
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Explore everything space, from life on Mars to the Hubble telescope, with virtual tours, podcasts and more.
NoveList Plus
Find your next title to read with recommendations and read-alikes.,uid&profile=novplus
Open Library
Check out classic books published from 1900 to the present immediately from the Internet Archive.
Oxford English Dictionary
Authoritative guide to English language meaning, history, usage, and pronunciation.
Plagiarism Checker
Paste your text and identify the original sources of content.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Rock with Us
Dive into lessons, activities and 35 years of induction ceremony videos and biographies.
Rosetta Stone
Learn a new language with an immersive learning platform for 30 languages.,uid&site=rosetstone&return=y
San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection (SFPL)
Search over 43,000 digital images of SF and CA views from 1850 to the present.
San Francisco Symphony – Music Connects
Explore documentaries, concert films, broadcasts, recordings, podcasts and more.
SF Museum of Modern Art
Check out SFMOMA galleries with videos and articles from around the museum available 24/7.
Get hip to the art of jazz through playlists, videos, educational programs and more.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Tour the nation's first collection of American art.
Social Studies Fact Cards - California Edition
Various California-specific social studies topics.
Use more than 500 study guides to learn from literary themes to character development and range from William Shakespeare to Angie Thomas.
The Elements of Style
William Strunk's classic guide to good writing.
Works Cited 4 U
Formats bibliographies for researchers, writers and students.