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Articles, Magazines & Newspapers


Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete supports high-level research in the key areas of academic study by providing journals, periodicals, reports, books, and more.


Master File Premier

Master File Premier provides full-text magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps, and flags.


Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Source Plus provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national, international, and regional newspapers. In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks.


New York Times

Enjoy free access to The New York Times by registering within the Library or from outside the Library. Access provided by the California State Library.



RBDigital Magazines, the world's largest newsstand, offers full-color digital magazines. Read on your computer or download the app for Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire.


Automotive Repair


Auto Repair Source

Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service, and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.




Biography Reference Bank

Biography Reference Bank offers the in-depth profiles from Current Biography and World Authors, the periodical coverage of Biography Index, and the specialist content of Junior Authors & Illustrators.


Biography Reference Center

Biography Reference Center provides thousands of reliable full-text biographies, including the complete full text of Biography Today and Biography, plus narrative biographies not available in other databases.


Business & Consumer Information


A to Z Databases

AtoZ Databases is the Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 240 million residents. 



Data Axle

Use Data Axle (formerly ReferenceUSA) to find addresses and phone numbers, jobs and business opportunities, and conduct market research.


Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete is an essential tool for business students that covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, banking, finance and more.


Professional Development Collection

Professional Development Collection is a highly specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians and education researchers.



Skillsoft is a database with hundreds of thousands of books, videos, and presentations on business, computer science, and technology.


California K-12 Digital Resources

Online content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, ProQuest research databases, and Book Connections are available — at school, at home, in libraries, on laptops, on phones — to all.

These three databases are provided for all California students from the California State Library.

Encyclopaedia Britannica (PreK-12)

A comprehensive interactive resource for research and learning for grades K-12. Includes correlations to California Content Standards and other valuable teacher resources. Post links directly to each school level, elementary, middle or high.

Elementary  Middle  High Escolar

Need help from Britannica? See our support page. (800) 621-3900 x 7160 |

Book Connections

Personalize and enjoy digital connections to books for kids and teens.



Need help from Book Connections? See our support page. 510-239-7391 |

ProQuest (Grades 3-12)

CultureGrams SIRS Discover SIRS Issues Researcher elibrary Guided Research Edition
elibrary Database Edition ProQuest Research Companion

Ebooks and Downloadable Audiobooks



Enki Library is the first statewide eBook platform created by libraries for libraries with over 70,000 ebook titles.



OverDrive is our largest collection of ebooks and downloadable audiobooks. Download the app for your device and get started today.



Safari Books Online is the premier on-demand digital library providing over 46,000 technology, digital media, and business books and videos online to academic and library users.



Read our collection of California Missions eBooks by logging in with "missions" for both the username and the password.





ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources.




Referencia Latina

Referencia Latina​ is a full-text Spanish-language database covers a broad array of subjects inside and outside academia. It offers content from a variety of sources, including reference books, general interest magazines and health reports.




America History and Life

America: History & Life is the definitive index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Indexing hundreds of journals, it is an invaluable bibliographic database for history students. 


Archives Unbound

Archives Unbound contains topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level.



The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.



The Online Archive of California is a research gateway to unique and historical materials at archives, libraries, and museums throughout California.



Calisphere provides free access to unique and historically important artifacts for research, teaching, and curious exploration.


California Revealed

California Revealed collects historical, archival materials in partnership with over 250 libraries, archives, and museums across the state.


Gateway to the Peninsula

Gateway to the Peninsula is a history of Daly City by Samuel Chandler, former City Librarian.


Historical Abstracts

Historical Abstracts is the definitive index of literature covering world history (excluding the United States and Canada) from the 15th century to the present.


History Reference Center

Covering both U.S. and world history topics, History Reference Center is a full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents.


Job-Seeker and Veteran Resources



JobNow and VetNow provide live online help from 1 pm-10 pm for job-seekers and veterans. Job-seekers can get help creating a resume, practicing for an interview, and more while veterans can get help connecting to assistance programs and other resources.



ABC Mouse

ABCMouse is an educational site for ages 2–8+ with more than 8,500 activities that teach reading, math, science, health, social studies, art, and music.



Britannica School is The Encyclopædia Britannica for students. It is also available in Spanish.


Middle Search Plus

Middle Search Plus is a full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such as history, current events, science and sports, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps and flags.


Overdrive for Kids

Overdrive for Kids is a special collection of fiction and nonfiction ebooks for kids.


Primary Search

Primary Search is a full-text database providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Students can learn about a variety of topics, including endangered species, famous musicians, fitness and space exploration.


Teaching Books

TeachingBooks: Book Guides and Lesson Plans
TeachingBooks: Booklists: Build Your Own
TeachingBooks: Diverse Books
TeachingBooks: Literature-Based Vocabulary Lists
TeachingBooks: Meet-the-Author Movies & More
TeachingBooks: Resources for Award-Winning Books




Legal Information

Legal Information Reference Center​ is an online database designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. It includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, as well as thousands of legal forms.




Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center Plus provides the most relevant information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.


Museum Passes


Discover and Go

Use Discover & Go to download free passes to museums throughout the Bay Area.


Resource Guides


Citizenship Resources
One Degree: Find social services in your neighborhood.
Resources for Learning at Home
Resources for Job-Seekers
SMC Connect: Find community services in San Mateo County.​



Science Reference Center

Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books, and a vast collection of images


Streaming Video



Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform that offers viewers a large collection of award-winning films and documentaries.




MAS Complete

MAS Complete​ is a full-text database providing hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such as art, history, sports, and music, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps, and flags.


Points of View Reference Center

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, Points of View Reference Center provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills.



Teachers, librarians, and student researchers can use TOPICSearch to explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics frequently discussed in the classroom.