Online Resources

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The following online resources augment the collections of the California State Library. These resources are available to California state government officials and employees and to all visitors in our reading rooms. Please check our Internet Links for additional online resources.

The electronic databases offered to California State government employees through the California State Library are listed on our Online Resources webpage.

The State Library uses internet protocol (IP) addresses to connect state employees to the online resources via their work computers. On our Online Resources web page, click a database name and when connected to that resource you can begin searching. If you are prompted for a username and password, your state agency may not have provided your computer's IP address to the State Library. Please ask the IT staff at your agency to contact our Information Services staff in order to check the IP address for database access.

Please contact our Information Services staff at cslinfo@library.ca.gov or (916) 323-9843 if you have any questions about the California State Library's online resources.

Using their California State Library borrower card number, state employees can access the Library's online resources from their home computers. You can apply for a library card online.

On our Online Resources web page, click a database name. You will be prompted for your California State Library card number and password. Enter the card number and password and click submit. You should then be connected to the database and can begin searching.

Please contact our Information Services staff at cslinfo@library.ca.gov or (916) 323-9843 if you have any questions about the California State Library's online resources.

  • America's News (NewsBank) (Details)

    Provides access to full-text articles from over 900 newspapers throughout the United States, including over 100 California titles.

  • California Digital Newspaper Collection
  • Ethnic NewsWatch (Details)

    Full text access to 240 state, national and international newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Written from the perspectives of African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian, Arab, Jewish and European-American cultures, articles provide news analysis and commentary as well as points-of-view not covered in the mainstream media.

  • Los Angeles Times Historic 1881 to 1993 (Details)

    A full-image archive of the nation's largest metropolitan daily. Every page of every issue from 1881 to 1993 cover to cover, including news stories, letters to the editor, editorials, obituaries, opinion polls, photos and maps in downloadable PDF format is available.

  • Newspapers.com (Details)

    Through a special partnership with the California Digital Newspaper Collection, Newspapers.com provides exclusive access to over 30 newspapers in the University of California, Riverside collection, including the Oakland Tribune, and papers from San Bernardino, Santa Cruz, and other cities. (Limited to onsite use at the California State Library in Sacramento and the Sutro Library in San Francisco.)

  • NewspaperARCHIVE (Details)

    Access historic content for over 200 California newspaper titles from 1846-2003. Every part of every page is searchable, including local articles, advertisements, editorials, classified ads, and obituaries.

  • San Francisco Chronicle Historic 1865 to 1922 (Details)

    A full-image archive of the newspaper. Every page of every issue from 1865 to 1922 cover to cover, including news stories, letters to the editor, editorials, obituaries, opinion polls, photos and maps in downloadable PDF format is available.

  • Wall Street Journal (Details)

    The preeminent publication for business news and information on financial markets worldwide. Users can quickly access not only top news stories about companies, people and products, but also detailed information from all the paper's sections including editorials, letters to the editor, stock and bond prices and currency exchange rates from 1984 to present.

  • Academic Search Ultimate (multi-subject scholarly journals) (Details) – New!

    A collection of peer-reviewed, full-text journals, including many journals indexed in leading citation indexes. A combination of academic journals, magazines, periodicals, reports, books and videos covering disciplines ranging from astronomy, anthropology, biomedicine, engineering, health, law and literacy to mathematics, pharmacology, women’s studies, zoology and more.

  • American Journal of Veterinary Research (Details) – New!

    This journal includes news of interest to veterinary researchers and peer-reviewed reports of applied research in veterinary medicine and associated biological sciences. (Anyone can access using computers or wireless at the California State Library in Sacramento and the Sutro Library in San Francisco. State employees with library cards can log in from anywhere.)

  • Applied Science & Technology Source Ultimate (EBSCO) (Details) – New!

    Provides coverage of a wide range of STEM topics including artificial intelligence, applied mathematics, plastics, hydroponics, computer science, chemical engineering, energy resources and robotics, as well as the business and social implications of new technologies.

  • Business Source Complete (business journals and news) (Details)

    Contains full-text journals in all business disciplines. Non-journal content includes company profiles, financial data, industry reports, market research reports, and Morningstar reports.

  • Digital Commons Network (Details)

    Free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, it includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

  • EBSCOhost Databases (Details)

    Search a single database or multiple EBSCO databases at once. Subjects covered by the databases include science, technology, medicine, education, library science, environment, business, sociology, psychology, and more.

  • Embase (Details) – New!

    A biomedical database covering the most important international biomedical literature from 1947 to the present. Search and access over 8,500 journals from over 95 countries, including MEDLINE titles.

  • Environment Complete (EBSCO) (Details) – New!

    Contains more than 2.4 million records from more than 2,200 domestic and international titles going back to 1888 (including over 1,350 active core titles) as well as more than 190 monographs. Contains full text for more than 920 journals.

  • GreenFile (human impact to the environment) (Details)

    A collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles covering all aspects of human impact to the environment including global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more. Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

  • Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (Details) – New!

    This peer-reviewed, general scientific journal provides reports of clinical research, feature articles and regular columns of interest to veterinarians in private and public practice. (Anyone can access using computers or wireless at the California State Library in Sacramento and the Sutro Library in San Francisco. State employees with library cards can log in from anywhere.)

  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (Details)

    This bibliographic database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, and more. Indexes journals, books, research reports, and proceedings.

  • MEDLINE Complete (medical journals via EBSCO) (Details) – New!

    Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. It indexes over 5,400 current biomedical journals, providing full text for over 1,800 journals.

  • NCJRS Abstracts Database
    (criminal justice and substance abuse) (Details)

    The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS Abstracts Database contains summaries of more than 160,000 criminal justice publications.

  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO) (Details)

    Includes journal citations and full-text articles on the topics of emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.

  • PubMed (medical articles) (Details)

    A service of the National Library of Medicine, providing access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. Includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.

  • Regional Business News (EBSCO) (U.S. metro and rural business news)(Details)

    Incorporates full-text coverage of business journals, newspapers, and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

  • SciTech Premium Collection (ProQuest) (Details) – New!

    Provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more. Includes the Natural Science Collection databases for Agricultural & Environmental Science; Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science; and Biological Science and the Technology Collection databases for Advanced Technologies & Aerospace and Materials Science & Engineering.

  • SocINDEX with Full Text (sociological journals) (Details)

    Provides coverage of journals, books, and conference papers in all aspects of sociological study including anthropology, criminology, demography, ethnic studies, politics, social work and substance abuse.

  • Scopus (Details) – New!

    The largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, featuring tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Delivers an overview of the world's research output in science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

  • STM Source (EBSCO) (Details) – New!

    A comprehensive full-text database geared specifically toward addressing the needs of research and development. Contains over 6,000 full-text journals, including more than 5,500 peer-reviewed journals in science, technology, engineering and medicine. Offers content from more than 9,400 publications including journals, monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.

  • Safari Tech Books Online (Details)

    Access to the electronic versions of thousands of books from industry-leading technical publishers. Covers a wide range of topics, including e-commerce, IT management, markup languages, networking, operating systems, programming, security, and web design, to help with virtually any programming or technical issue. Also covers business topics such as project management, sales and marketing, and professional development.

  • American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries (Details)

    Contains American companies that have a substantial investment in overseas operations. In the American Firms directory, the parent company information, US branch locations and foreign subsidiaries are retrieved. Search results can be downloaded into Excel for further sorting. (Anyone can access using computers or wireless at the California State Library in Sacramento and the Sutro Library in San Francisco. State employees with library cards can log in from anywhere.)

  • Business Source Complete
    (business journals and news) (Details)

    Contains full-text journals in all business disciplines. Non-journal content includes company profiles, financial data, industry reports, market research reports, and Morningstar reports.

  • Foreign Firms Operating in the United States (Details)

    Foreign companies listed have a substantial investment in American operations. Parent company information and US subsidiary are retrieved. Search results can be downloaded into Excel for further sorting. (Anyone can access using computers or wireless at the California State Library in Sacramento and the Sutro Library in San Francisco. State employees with library cards can log in from anywhere.)

  • Regional Business News (EBSCO)
    (U.S. metro and rural business news) (Details)

    Incorporates full-text coverage of business journals, newspapers, and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

  • Wall Street Journal (Details)

    The preeminent publication for business news and information on financial markets worldwide. Users can quickly access not only top news stories about companies, people and products, but also detailed information from all the paper's sections including editorials, letters to the editor, stock and bond prices and currency exchange rates from 1984 to present.

  • Britannica Escolar (Details)– New!

    Provides similar content as Britannica School in Spanish for elementary and middle school for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.

  • Britannica School (Details)– New!

    An up-to-date and age-appropriate information resource for elementary, middle, and high school students. Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources that support student research and reinforce curriculum standards.

  • EBSCO Open Dissertations (Details)

    An open-access database built to assist researchers in locating both historic and contemporary dissertations and theses. It incorporates EBSCO’s previously released American Doctoral Dissertations and features additional dissertation metadata contributed by select colleges and universities from around the world.

  • Education Source (Details)

    Spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and also includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing. Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,850 academic periodicals and includes full text for more than 1,800 journals, 550 books and monographs, education-related conference papers, and citations for articles including book reviews.

  • ERIC (educational resources) (Details)

    Free access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials and, if available, includes links to full text. The California State Library owns most titles listed in the Education Resources Information Center database that have an ED number.

  • Teacher Reference Center (Details)

    Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

  • TeachingBooks.net (Details) – New!

    A suite of instructional resources that enrich the fiction and nonfiction books read by children and young adults. Includes book guides & lesson plans, diverse books, literature-based vocabulary lists, meet-the-author videos and book readings, and resources for award-winning books.

  • Ancestry.com (U.S. and U.K. historical resources) (Details)

    Contains approximately 4,000 databases for genealogical and historical research. Key collections include U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930, New York and San Francisco passenger lists, World War I draft registration cards, World War II service records, the Social Security Death Index, UK census records from 1861-1901, historical maps, Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage volumes, the Dawes Commission Index and the Federal Writers' Project Slave Narratives. (Limited to onsite use at the California State Library in Sacramento and the Sutro Library in San Francisco.

  • California Information File II (Details)

    A continuation of the California Information File I, this database contains more than 85,000 references to California people, places, events, and subjects as they appear in the California State Library's periodicals, manuscript, postcard and ephemera collections.

  • City and County Directories (Details)

    The California State Library's California History Room has city and county directories in several formats: paper, microfilm, and microfiche. This database lets you determine if we have the specific city directory you need, and it gives you the format and location.

  • European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 (Details)

    A comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750, this database containing over 32,000 citations covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples.

  • Gladding McBean Company Archives Index (Details)

    The Gladding McBean Company manufactured decorative architectural elements from terra cotta at its factory in Lincoln, California. This database is an index of the Gladding McBean Company manuscript and photo collections in the California State Library containing references to over 6,500 job files from their company.

  • HeritageQuest Online (family and local history resources) (Details)

    A collection of over 20,000 family and local history book titles and more than 250 primary source historical documents such as tax lists, city directories, church records and probate records dating back to the 1700s. Includes searchable images of U.S. federal census records from 1790 to 1930.

  • Telephone Directories (Details)

    The California State Library's California History Room has telephone directories covering the years 1878-2006 in a variety of formats (paper, microfilm and microfiche). This database lets you determine if we have the specific telephone directory you need.

  • American State Papers, 1789 to 1838 (Details)

    Contains the legislative and executive documents of Congress during the period 1789 to 1838.

  • California State Government YouTube (Details)

    Official YouTube channel of the California State government, linking to videos and playlists of California departments and agencies.

  • CRS Reports (Details) – New!

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS), a federal legislative branch agency located within the Library of Congress, exclusively serves congressional committees and members of Congress. CRS reports provide Congress with both anticipatory and on-demand research and analysis to support their legislative, oversight, and representational duties. For older CRS reports, the California State Library has holdings from 1916-2008 in a number of formats.

  • FDsys (Federal Digital System) (Details)

    Developed by the U.S. Government Printing Office, provides permanent public access to electronic U.S. government information published by the U.S. Congress, Federal Executive agencies, and the Federal Court System. FDsys will be retired in December 2018, and will be replaced by Govinfo.gov.

  • Federal Funds Information for States (FFIS) (Details)

    A subscription service of the National Governor's Association and the National Conference of State Legislators. Tracks the fiscal impact of federal budget and policy decisions on state budgets and programs. A database of more than 200 federal grant-in-aid programs provides detailed information on federal funds available to California.

  • Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) (Details)

    The nation's premier collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Preparedness Directorate, FEMA and the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Center for Homeland Defense and Security. The California State Library is able to offer access to the full collection of HSDL materials as a part of our role as a member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP).

  • Govinfo (Details)

    Is a service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO), which is a Federal agency in the legislative branch. Govinfo provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. In December 2018 govinfo will replace its predecessor site FDsys.

  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817 to 1980 (Details)

    Contains reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives during the period 1817 to 1980.

  • California State Library Catalogs
    (books, journals, reports, videos, images, etc. in the library's collections)
  • California Libraries Catalog (libraries throughout California)
  • Melvyl Catalog (Univ. of Calif. libraries and the State Library) (Details)

    Contains records of UC's books, periodicals, serials, as well as records of other materials such as maps, videos and sound recordings. Also includes holdings of the California State Library, the California Academy of Sciences, the California Historical Society, the Center for Research Libraries, and the Graduate Theological Union.

  • WorldCat.org (materials in libraries worldwide)
  • California Research Bureau Reports (Details)

    The California Research Bureau (CRB) provides nonpartisan research services to the Governor and his staff, to both houses of the legislature, and to other state elected officials. These services include preparation of reports on current policy issues, which might cover topics such as the history of the issue, experiences and proposals in other states, case studies and examples, data analysis, and development of legislative proposals.

  • National Technical Reports Library (NTRL) (Details)

    A collection of historical and current U.S. Government-sponsored research reports, indexing and abstracting over 2.2 million titles, with over 700,000 of those technical reports as digitized full-text. Subjects include aeronautics, economics, natural resources, transportation, and many others.

  • PolicyArchive (Details)

    An open-access, digital archive of non-partisan public policy research. It houses summaries and full text reports from think tanks, universities, government agencies, and foundations. A project of the non-profit Center for Governmental Studies (CGS) in partnership with the Indianapolis University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library and support from major U.S. charitable foundations.

  • RAND Research Reports (Details)

    The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis of critical social and economic issues such as education, poverty, crime, and the environment, as well as a range of national security issues. RAND utilizes a variety of documents to communicate and disseminate the results of its research in order to better meet the needs of policymakers and decisionmakers, researchers, and the general public.

  • American Journal of Veterinary Research (Details) – New!

    This journal includes news of interest to veterinary researchers and peer-reviewed reports of applied research in veterinary medicine and associated biological sciences. (Anyone can access using computers or wireless at the California State Library in Sacramento and the Sutro Library in San Francisco. State employees with library cards can log in from anywhere.)

  • Applied Science & Technology Source Ultimate (EBSCO) (Details) – New!

    Provides coverage of a wide range of STEM topics including artificial intelligence, applied mathematics, plastics, hydroponics, computer science, chemical engineering, energy resources and robotics, as well as the business and social implications of new technologies.

  • ChemCollection (Details) – New!

    Over 75 global governmental datasets on chemical hazards and regulatory information. (Please register for access using your state agency email address.)

  • Cochrane Library (Details) – New!

    A collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Includes Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), and Cochrane Clinical Answers. Please contact Lillian.Chow@library.ca.gov if you need to gain access to this resource.

  • Embase (Details) – New!

    A biomedical database covering the most important international biomedical literature from 1947 to the present. Search and access over 8,500 journals from over 95 countries, including MEDLINE titles.

  • Environment Complete (EBSCO) (Details) – New!

    Contains more than 2.4 million records from more than 2,200 domestic and international titles going back to 1888 (including over 1,350 active core titles) as well as more than 190 monographs. Contains full text for more than 920 journals.

  • GreenFile
    (human impact to the environment) (Details)

    A collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles covering all aspects of human impact to the environment including global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more. Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

  • Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (Details) – New!

    This peer-reviewed, general scientific journal provides reports of clinical research, feature articles and regular columns of interest to veterinarians in private and public practice. (Anyone can access using computers or wireless at the California State Library in Sacramento and the Sutro Library in San Francisco. State employees with library cards can log in from anywhere.)

  • MEDLINE Complete (medical journals via EBSCO) (Details) – New!

    Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. It indexes over 5,400 current biomedical journals, providing full text for over 1,800 journals.

  • NCI Global (Details) – New!

    Contains regulatory information for chemicals on national inventories, regulatory lists, and pre-manufacturing notifications for a single resource to quickly and easily answer compliance questions.

  • PubMed (medical articles) (Details)

    A service of the National Library of Medicine, providing access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. Includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.

  • ReproCollection (Details) – New!

    Evaluations of reproductive effects of drugs and chemicals from a hazard potential identification, exposure reduction, medical and legal perspective. Complete reproductive risk collection from databases worldwide. (Please register for access using your state agency email address.)

  • RTECS (Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances) (Details) – New!

    Find critical toxicological information with citations on over 174,000 chemical substances from more than 2,500 sources, including international journals, textbooks, technical reports, scientific proceedings, compendia, and more.)

  • SciFinder-n (Details) – New!

    A research discovery application that provides integrated access to the world's most comprehensive and authoritative source of references, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences. (Please register for access using your state agency email address.)

  • SciTech Premium Collection (ProQuest) (Details) – New!

    Provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more. Includes the Natural Science Collection databases for Agricultural & Environmental Science; Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science; and Biological Science and the Technology Collection databases for Advanced Technologies & Aerospace and Materials Science & Engineering.

  • STM Source (EBSCO) (Details) – New!

    A comprehensive full-text database geared specifically toward addressing the needs of research and development. Contains over 6,000 full-text journals, including more than 5,500 peer-reviewed journals in science, technology, engineering and medicine. Offers content from more than 9,400 publications including journals, monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.

  • RAND State Statistics (Details)

    The California State Library no longer subscribes to this resource. Please email Kimberly.Brown@library.ca.gov to send us any comments.

  • Statistical Abstract of the United States (Details)

    An authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

  • UNdata (United Nations) (Details)

    Produced by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). Includes global statistical data on a variety of topics including agriculture, education, employment, energy, environment, health, human development, industry, information and communication technology, population, refugees, trade and tourism.

  • USA Trade Online (Details)

    Current and cumulative U.S. export and import data on more than 18,000 export commodities and 24,000 import commodities worldwide.

  • Applied Science & Technology Source Ultimate (EBSCO) (Details) – New!

    Provides coverage of a wide range of STEM topics including artificial intelligence, applied mathematics, plastics, hydroponics, computer science, chemical engineering, energy resources and robotics, as well as the business and social implications of new technologies.

  • Safari Tech Books Online (Details)

    Access to the electronic versions of thousands of books from industry-leading technical publishers. Covers a wide range of topics, including e-commerce, IT management, markup languages, networking, operating systems, programming, security, and web design, to help with virtually any programming or technical issue. Also covers business topics such as project management, sales and marketing, and professional development.

  • STM Source (EBSCO) (Details) – New!

    A comprehensive full-text database geared specifically toward addressing the needs of research and development. Contains over 6,000 full-text journals, including more than 5,500 peer-reviewed journals in science, technology, engineering and medicine. Offers content from more than 9,400 publications including journals, monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.

  • Britannica Escolar – New!

    Provides similar content as Britannica School in Spanish for elementary and middle school for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish. Link to the database

  • Britannica School – New!

    An up-to-date and age-appropriate information resource for elementary, middle, and high school students. Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources that support student research and reinforce curriculum standards. Link to the database

  • Business Source Complete (EBSCO)

    Contains full-text journals in all business disciplines. Non-journal content includes company profiles, financial data, industry reports, market research reports, and Morningstar reports. Link to the database

  • Digital Commons Network

    Free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, it includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work. Link to the database

  • EBSCOhost Databases

    Search a single database or multiple EBSCO databases at once. Subjects covered by the databases include science, technology, medicine, education, library science, environment, business, sociology, psychology, and more. Link to the database

  • EBSCO Open Dissertations

    An open-access database built to assist researchers in locating both historic and contemporary dissertations and theses. It incorporates EBSCO’s previously released American Doctoral Dissertations and features additional dissertation metadata contributed by select colleges and universities from around the world. Link to the database

  • Education Source

    Spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and also includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing. Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,850 academic periodicals and includes full text for more than 1,800 journals, 550 books and monographs, education-related conference papers, and citations for articles including book reviews. Link to the database

  • ERIC: Education Resources Information Center (U.S. Department of Education)

    Free access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials and, if available, includes links to full text. The California State Library owns most titles listed in the Education Resources Information Center database that have an ED number. Link to the database

  • Embase – New!

    A biomedical database covering the most important international biomedical literature from 1947 to the present. Search and access over 8,500 journals from over 95 countries, including MEDLINE titles. Link to the database

  • Environment Complete (EBSCO) – New!

    Contains more than 2.4 million records from more than 2,200 domestic and international titles going back to 1888 (including over 1,350 active core titles) as well as more than 190 monographs. Contains full text for more than 920 journals. Link to the database

  • Ethnic NewsWatch (ProQuest)

    Full text access to 240 state, national and international newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Written from the perspectives of African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian, Arab, Jewish and European-American cultures, articles provide news analysis and commentary as well as points-of-view not covered in the mainstream media. Link to the database

  • European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750

    A comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750, this database containing over 32,000 citations covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples. Link to the database

  • Govinfo

    Is a service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO), which is a Federal agency in the legislative branch. Govinfo provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. In December 2018 govinfo will replace its predecessor site FDsys. Link to the database

  • Gladding McBean Company Archives Index

    The Gladding McBean Company manufactured decorative architectural elements from terra cotta at its factory in Lincoln, California. This database is an index of the Gladding McBean Company manuscript and photo collections in the California State Library containing references to over 6,500 job files from their company. Link to the database

  • GreenFILE (EBSCO)

    A collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles covering all aspects of human impact to the environment including global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more. Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records. Link to the database

  • HeinOnline

    A searchable digital library of full-text collections of legal journals, texts, cases, statutes, regulations, presidential materials, treaties, as well as international and foreign legal journals, cases and materials. Content is in the original page-image (PDF) format, ensuring the authenticity of the original hardcopy document. (Anyone can access using computers or wireless at the California State Library in Sacramento and the Sutro Library in San Francisco. State employees with library cards can log in from anywhere.) Link to the database

  • HeritageQuest Online (ProQuest)

    A collection of over 20,000 family and local history book titles and more than 250 primary source historical documents such as tax lists, city directories, church records and probate records dating back to the 1700s. Includes searchable images of U.S. federal census records from 1790 to 1930. Link to the database

  • Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL)

    The nation's premier collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Preparedness Directorate, FEMA and the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Center for Homeland Defense and Security. The California State Library is able to offer access to the full collection of HSDL materials as a part of our role as a member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). Link to the database

  • MEDLINE Complete – New!

    Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. It indexes over 5,400 current biomedical journals, providing full text for over 1,800 journals. Link to the database

  • Melvyl Catalog (University of California)

    Contains records of UC's books, periodicals, serials, as well as records of other materials such as maps, videos and sound recordings. Also includes holdings of the California State Library, the California Academy of Sciences, the California Historical Society, the Center for Research Libraries, and the Graduate Theological Union. Link to the database

  • National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

    Assembles information from home pages and websites of the fifty state legislatures, District of Columbia, and Territories. View website content such as bills, press releases, and statutes from all states, one state, or a selected list of states. Link to the database

  • National Technical Reports Library (NTRL)

    A collection of historical and current U.S. Government-sponsored research reports, indexing and abstracting over 2.2 million titles, with over 700,000 of those technical reports as digitized full-text. Subjects include aeronautics, economics, natural resources, transportation, and many others. Link to the database

  • NCJRS Abstracts Database

    The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS Abstracts Database contains summaries of more than 160,000 criminal justice publications. Link to the database

  • NCI Global – New!

    Contains regulatory information for chemicals on national inventories, regulatory lists, and pre-manufacturing notifications for a single resource to quickly and easily answer compliance questions. Link to the database

  • Newspapers.com

    Through a special partnership with the California Digital Newspaper Collection, Newspapers.com provides exclusive access to over 30 newspapers in the University of California, Riverside collection, including the Oakland Tribune, and papers from San Bernardino, Santa Cruz, and other cities. (Limited to onsite use at the California State Library in Sacramento and the Sutro Library in San Francisco.) Link to the database

  • NewspaperARCHIVE

    Access historic content for over 200 California newspaper titles from 1846-2003. Every part of every page is searchable, including local articles, advertisements, editorials, classified ads, and obituaries. Link to the database

  • OnLAW (CEB)

    Online access to over 140 titles of Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) California practice guides. Search CEB's publications to find expert step-by-step guidance, legal analysis, and forms for business law, criminal law, employment law, estate planning, family law, litigation, real property law, and other California legal topics. (Anyone can access using computers or wireless at the California State Library in Sacramento and the Sutro Library in San Francisco. State employees with library cards can log in from anywhere.) Link to the database

  • PolicyArchive

    An open-access, digital archive of non-partisan public policy research. It houses summaries and full text reports from think tanks, universities, government agencies, and foundations. A project of the non-profit Center for Governmental Studies (CGS) in partnership with the Indianapolis University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library and support from major U.S. charitable foundations. Link to the database

  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO)

    Includes journal citations and full-text articles on the topics of emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Link to the database

  • PubMed (medical articles)

    A service of the National Library of Medicine, providing access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. Includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources. Link to the database

  • RAND Research Reports (RAND)

    The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis of critical social and economic issues such as education, poverty, crime, and the environment, as well as a range of national security issues. RAND utilizes a variety of documents to communicate and disseminate the results of its research in order to better meet the needs of policymakers and decisionmakers, researchers, and the general public. Link to the database

  • RAND State Statistics

    The California State Library no longer subscribes to this resource. Please email Kimberly.Brown@library.ca.gov to send us any comments.

  • Regional Business News (EBSCO)

    Incorporates full-text coverage of business journals, newspapers, and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis. Link to the database

  • ReproCollection – New!

    Evaluations of reproductive effects of drugs and chemicals from a hazard potential identification, exposure reduction, medical and legal perspective. Complete reproductive risk collection from databases worldwide. (Please register for access using your state agency email address.) Link to the database

  • RTECS (Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances) – New!

    Find critical toxicological information with citations on over 174,000 chemical substances from more than 2,500 sources, including international journals, textbooks, technical reports, scientific proceedings, compendia, and more. Link to the database

  • Safari Tech Books Online (ProQuest)

    Access to the electronic versions of thousands of books from industry-leading technical publishers. Covers a wide range of topics, including e-commerce, IT management, markup languages, networking, operating systems, programming, security, and web design, to help with virtually any programming or technical issue. Also covers business topics such as project management, sales and marketing, and professional development. Link to the database

  • San Francisco Chronicle Historic 1865 to 1922

    A full-image archive of the newspaper. Every page of every issue from 1865 to 1922 cover to cover, including news stories, letters to the editor, editorials, obituaries, opinion polls, photos and maps in downloadable PDF format is available. Link to the database

  • SciFinder-n – New!

    A research discovery application that provides integrated access to the world's most comprehensive and authoritative source of references, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences. (Please register for access using your state agency email address.) Link to the database

  • SciTech Premium Collection (ProQuest) – New!

    Provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more. Includes the Natural Science Collection databases for Agricultural & Environmental Science; Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science; and Biological Science and the Technology Collection databases for Advanced Technologies & Aerospace and Materials Science & Engineering. Link to the database

  • Scopus – New!

    The largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, featuring tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Delivers an overview of the world's research output in science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Link to the database

  • SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCO)

    Provides coverage of journals, books, and conference papers in all aspects of sociological study including anthropology, criminology, demography, ethnic studies, politics, social work and substance abuse. Link to the database

  • Statistical Abstract of the United States>

    An authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. Link to the database

  • STM Source (EBSCO) – New!

    A comprehensive full-text database geared specifically toward addressing the needs of research and development. Contains over 6,000 full-text journals, including more than 5,500 peer-reviewed journals in science, technology, engineering and medicine. Offers content from more than 9,400 publications including journals, monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Link to the database

  • Teacher Reference Center

    Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators. Link to the database

  • TeachingBooks.net – New!

    A suite of instructional resources that enrich the fiction and nonfiction books read by children and young adults. Includes book guides & lesson plans, diverse books, literature-based vocabulary lists, meet-the-author videos and book readings, and resources for award-winning books. Link to the database

  • Telephone Directories

    The California State Library's California History Room has telephone directories covering the years 1878-2006 in a variety of formats (paper, microfilm and microfiche). This database lets you determine if we have the specific telephone directory you need. Link to the database

  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817 to 1980 (Readex)

    Contains reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives during the period 1817 to 1980. Link to the database

  • USA Trade Online

    Current and cumulative U.S. export and import data on more than 18,000 export commodities and 24,000 import commodities worldwide. Link to the database

  • UNdata (United Nations)

    Produced by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). Includes global statistical data on a variety of topics including agriculture, education, employment, energy, environment, health, human development, industry, information and communication technology, population, refugees, trade and tourism. Link to the database

  • Wall Street Journal (ProQuest)

    The preeminent publication for business news and information on financial markets worldwide. Users can quickly access not only top news stories about companies, people and products, but also detailed information from all the paper's sections including editorials, letters to the editor, stock and bond prices and currency exchange rates from 1984 to present. Link to the database

  • WorldCat.org (materials in libraries worldwide)