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Alexander St Press - Music Online
Explore audio and video spanning all regions of every continent over various time periods.
https://www.ezproxy.sfpl.org/login?url=http://music.alexanderstreet.com/
AllMusic
Read reviews, biographies and get new music recommendations.
http://www.allmusic.com/
Art Index Retrospective
Discover renowned artists—from classical to contemporary—with full-text articles, images and more.
https://www.ezproxy.sfpl.org/login?url=http://vnweb.hwwilsonweb.com/hww/jumpstart.jhtml?prod=ARTR,ARTFT
Asian Art Museum's Education Resources
Experience the best of Asian art & filter by geographic region or academic topic.
http://education.asianart.org/
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Explore biographical information on members of the United States Congress from 1774 to the present.
http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp
Biography.com
Search over 7,000 biographies on notable people in history, politics, the arts and popular culture.
http://Biography.com
California Academy of Sciences
Stay curious with live-streamed lectures, learning tools, virtual exhibits, webcams and more.
http://www.calacademy.org/?classes=ab-exp-alt-btn&utm_expid=12551229-31.Z5QmE7CSRWmG4C8fP4hc2Q.1
Calisphere
Search over 1 million images, texts and recordings from California's UC collections, public libraries and other partners.
http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/
Citation Machine
Input your info, and get a citation in the format you select.
http://www.citationmachine.net/
CliffsNotes
Search full-text literature guides from ancient classics to modern novels.
http://www.cliffsnotes.com/
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Engage with diverse audiences with new perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art & ideas.
http://www.thecjm.org/
Cool Math
Learn math through easy-to-grasp lessons and games.
http://www.coolmath.com/
Creative Commons Music Communities
Download a copyright free song for your music or film project.
https://creativecommons.org/music-communities
CultureGrams
Concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries across the globe. It includes various editions specifically for students.
https://www.ezproxy.sfpl.org/login?url=http://online.culturegrams.com/main/portal.php?a_username=T35117&a_password=8I4H6S1IU1
Duolingo
Gain language skills with a fun and immersive gaming experience in 23 languages.
https://www.duolingo.com/
Encyclopædia Britannica Online
Contains the entire Encyclopædia Britannica, Comptons, Britannica Elementary, and Britannica Concise, as well as a dictionary, world atlas, & video content.
https://www.ezproxy.sfpl.org/login?url=http://library.eb.com/levels
Exploratorium
Join in on interactive classes and activities with the San Francisco-based science museum.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/
Fine Arts Museums of SF - Legion of Honor and deYoung Museum
Visit iconic SF museums, de Young and Legion of Honor.
http://www.famsf.org/
Freedom Archives
Explore readings and videos on local, national and international social justice issues from the late 1960s to mid 1990s.
http://search.freedomarchives.org/
Gale in Context: Biography
Learn about a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers.
https://www.ezproxy.sfpl.org/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/sfpl_main?db=BIC1
Gale in Context: Biography
Learn about contemporary or historical figures worldwide, complete with full text, relevant articles and high-resolution images.
https://www.ezproxy.sfpl.org/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/sfpl_main?db=BIC1
Gale in Context: High School
Review current events and develop critical thinking and problem solving skills for papers, projects and presentations.
http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/suic/?p=SUIC&u=sfpl_main
Gale in Context: High School (Science)
Access essays, analyses, video clips and more covering basic science concepts.
http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/suic/?p=SUIC&u=sfpl_main
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
See both sides on controversial social issues and get ready to debate.
http://ezproxy.sfpl.org/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/sfpl_main?db=OVRC
Gale Literature Criticism
Develop critical thinking skills that help review literary topics and popular works like Literature of the Harlem Renaissance.
https://www.ezproxy.sfpl.org/login?url=http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/LitCrit?locID=sfpl_main
Gale Literature Resource Center
Review biographies, articles, overviews, glossary and more on authors and their work.
https://www.ezproxy.sfpl.org/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/sfpl_main?db=LitRC
Get the Math
Discover the math behind music, fashion, video games, restaurants and more.
http://www.thirteen.org/get-the-math/
Gilder Lerhman Institute of American History- History by Era
Experience ten eras of US history divided by time period, resource type, topic or keyword.
https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era
Grolier Online | (Scholastic)
The New Book of Knowledge, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals, New Book of Popular Science & more.
https://www.ezproxy.sfpl.org/login?url=http://go.grolier.com
Hoopla eMusic
Stream the latest music on almost any device.
https://www.hoopladigital.com/browse/music/popular?page=1
JSTOR
Discover journals, academic eBooks and primary sources with historical data from 1838.
https://www.ezproxy.sfpl.org/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/
Khan Academy
Engage in interactive challenges and explore an extensive video library on math.
https://www.khanacademy.org/
Lawrence Hall of Science
Have fun with hands-on activities and games from UC Berkeley’s science center.
http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/
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.
https://connect.mangolanguages.com/san-francisco/login?u=916397
MTV
Get the latest news, exclusive videos and playlists.
http://www.mtv.com/music/
Music Index
Uncover a complete guide to music writings, with digitized content since 1970.
https://www.ezproxy.sfpl.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,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.
http://www.nasa.gov/
NoveList Plus
Find your next title to read with recommendations and read-alikes.
https://www.ezproxy.sfpl.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=novplus
Open Library
Check out classic books published from 1900 to the present immediately from the Internet Archive.
https://openlibrary.org/subjects/lending_library
Oxford English Dictionary
Authoritative guide to English language meaning, history, usage, and pronunciation.
https://www.ezproxy.sfpl.org/login?url=http://www.oed.com
Oxford Music Online
Search articles on composers, performers, conductors and all other things music.
https://www-oxfordmusiconline-com.ezproxy.sfpl.org/
Plagiarism Checker
Paste your text and identify the original sources of content.
http://smallseotools.com/plagiarism-checker
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Rock with Us
Dive into lessons, activities and 35 years of induction ceremony videos and biographies.
https://www.rockhall.com/explore-online
Rosetta Stone
Learn a new language with an immersive learning platform for 30 languages.
https://www.ezproxy.sfpl.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&site=rosetstone&return=y
Salem Press
Delve into "Great Lives from History" and "Milestone Documents in American History."
https://www.ezproxy.sfpl.org/login?url=http://history.salempress.com
San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection (SFPL)
Search over 43,000 digital images of SF and CA views from 1850 to the present.
https://sfpl.org/locations/main-library/historical-photographs
San Francisco Symphony – Music Connects
Explore documentaries, concert films, broadcasts, recordings, podcasts and more.
https://www.sfsymphony.org/Calendar/MusicConnects
Science Online
Access science experiments, diagrams, timelines and more by grade and specialty.
https://www.ezproxy.sfpl.org/login?url=http://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=16462&pid=WE40
SF Museum of Modern Art
Check out SFMOMA galleries with videos and articles from around the museum available 24/7.
https://www.sfmoma.org/museumfromhome/
SFJAZZ
Get hip to the art of jazz through playlists, videos, educational programs and more.
http://www.sfjazz.org/
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Tour the nation's first collection of American art.
http://americanart.si.edu/visit/about/
Social Studies Fact Cards - California Edition
Various California-specific social studies topics.
http://factcards.califa.org/
SparkNotes
Use more than 500 study guides to learn from literary themes to character development and range from William Shakespeare to Angie Thomas.
http://www.sparknotes.com/
The Elements of Style
William Strunk's classic guide to good writing.
http://www.bartleby.com/141/
Works Cited 4 U
Formats bibliographies for researchers, writers and students.
http://www.workscited4u.com/