Library Databases Updated: Apr 24, 2024

Library Database Subjects

Academic Journals

eaim_thumbExpanded Academic ASAP
From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images!

Automobile Repair

Automobile RepairChilton Library
Chilton Library represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. Chilton Library gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.


BiographyBiography In Context
This database integrates award-winning biographies from respected sources with related full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals, as well as tens of thousands of images and links to hand-picked web sites.

Business & Finance

AtoZdatabases is the premier reference and marketing database marketed to Library, Academic, and Government institutions throughout the U.S. This simple, user-friendly, web-based solution provides details on every business and every household within the U.S.

icon_ppbe_2Business Economics and Theory Collection
With a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit database, this collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find more than 150 full-text journals to support their research.

ppsb_thumbSmall Business Collection
Perfect for business schools and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories.

Contemporary Issues

icon_ovrc_2Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center provides a complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

Digital Reference

icon_vrl_1Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library provides electronic references covering a wide variety of topics and subjects -- ranging from current events to classics and from Arts and Humanities to small business. Moreover, you can enjoy unlimited access to the collection anytime of day, from anywhere with an Internet connection.

Education & Careers

icon_ca_2Culinary Arts Collection
The Culinary Arts collection includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

car_2DMV Practice Tests
Take free permit practice tests for learner drivers. This is a free driver education site that helps anyone practice online and best of all, no registration required. Practice tests are also available in Spanish.

icon_ppnu_2Nursing and Allied Health Collection
All aspects of the Nursing profession -- from direct patient care to health care administration -- are covered in this collection. Including nearly 400 titles, this collection's current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.

ppvc_thumbVocations, Careers & Technical Education Collection
Providing content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

JobNowVetNowStacked100x100_1JobNow & VetNow
Provides online assistance for resume reviews, job searches, and interview preparedness. This site also features Veteran Navigation that helps veterans their benefits and find community resources.

Learning_Express_1LearningExpress Library + Job & Career Accelerator
LearningExpress provides a number of online resources to support personal and professional goals. This resource also includes Job & Career Accelerator, a powerful tool to help achieve your career goals.

CAreer Pathways

Coursera’s mission is to help individuals build the skills they need for in-demand jobs. This website provides access to more than 5,000 courses and certifications led by top businesses, universities, and organizations. Specifically, Coursera contains “Gateway Certification,” a program for people without a college degree and with no experience in the field, to earn a variety of professional certifications. Subtitles are available in more than 50 languages.

GetSetUp is the largest and fastest growing online community of older adults (55+) who want to learn, connect and do wonderful things. The platform offers live classes taught by peers who are experts in their field, social hours hosted by community members, and special events with speakers who directly address areas of interest to older adults. Classes are taught in English, Spanish, Hindi, and Mandarin.

LinkedIn Learning
Choose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts. LinkedIn Learning (formerly focuses on the skills needed to land the most sought-after jobs. This platform provides professional certificates that can be added to a LinkedIn profile.

Northstar provides programs for basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. Self-guided modules assess the ability of individuals to perform tasks based on these skills. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in three main areas:
Essential Computer Skills, Essential Software Skills, and Using Technology in Daily Life. Northstar was developed in response to the needs of job seekers who may lack the digital literacy skills needed to seek, obtain, and retain employment, as well as to perform other tasks in daily life.

Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creative and curious people, on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and more. On Skillshare, people come together to find inspiration and take the next step in their creative journey.

Fine Arts

icon_ppfa_2Fine Arts & Music Collection
This collection of 200 full-text periodicals covers different types of art and expression. It provides broad coverage of the arts: from music and music theory to drama and the performing arts. It also provides content in the visual arts and art history.

Foreign Languages

icon_ml_1Mango Languages
Mango Languages is a language learning program that teaches practical conversation and cultural awareness for the world's most popular languages.

General Information

itof_thumbInfotrac OneFile
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

PressReader has over 7,000 publications, from 120 countries, in 60 languages. This resource provides access to both newspapers and magazines.
Health & Wellness

icon_hwrc_4Health and Wellness Resource Center
Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, numerous reference volumes, over 700 health videos from partner Healthology, Inc., hundreds of pamphlets and health-related articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles.

ppsm_thumbPhysical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection
A custom collection including over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine, providing researchers with access to many topics in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more.


Archives_UnboundArchives Unbound
This resource addresses students and scholar's pressing need to see primary, unpublished archival documents. This resource presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research of scholars and students at the college and university level. 

ppmi_thumbMilitary & Intelligence Database
A collection of over 400 journals, covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects include socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more.

ppus_thumbU.S. History Collection
This collection of over 40 journals provides balanced coverage of both the current thought and events in US History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field; useful both to the novice historian and to the advanced academic researcher.

icon_gale_1War & Terrorism Collection
A definitive collection for students of history, social science and current events, providing insight into conflicts and their multiple causes.

ppwh_thumbWorld History Collection
This collection of over 40 journals provides balanced coverage of both the current thought and events in World History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field; useful both to the novice historian and to the advanced academic researcher.

Home & Garden

icon_ppgl_2Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection
Farmers, landscape architects, and biotechnologists alike will have their information appetites sated with this collection of nearly 50 journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture.

icon_pphi_2Home Improvement Collection
Even the smallest home improvement project can be daunting: with this collection of nearly 100 home improvement focused titles, hobbyists and professional carpenters alike will immediately put their projects on a more solid foundation.

Homework Help

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Get free help online from real tutors.

Just For Kids

TumbleBook Library is a wonderful way to get children excited about reading, from animated picture books to chapter books, TumbleBooks has a great collection of various Ebooks for all ages.

Legal Information

icon_cj_2Criminal Justice Collection
Whether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, this collection rises to the challenge. Users will have access to 150 journals.

icon_lt_2Legal Trac
Students, law school faculty and legal researchers will all find the legal publications they need in LegalTrac. Drawing on a wide variety of the most highly regarded legal publications, LegalTrac provides indexing for more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals.


icon_lrc_4Literature Resource Center
Full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews on over 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

New York Times

We are excited to announce that complimentary online access to The New York Times  is now available to patrons and employees of Santa Fe Springs City Library. Each employee / patron can now use and all NYT mobile apps, as well as their international editions, without incurring any paywalls.

Users will find a variety of topics covered with unsurpassed quality and depth through breaking news articles, blogs, videos and interactive features. Users can discover and share content on social networks, save articles, subscribe to email newsletters of areas of interest and receive news alerts, either on predefined topics or through a keyword search the user designates. 

Complimentary access includes the mobile app NYT Now, a selection of top stories handpicked by The Times editors, as well as subscriptions to What We’re Reading, a weekly guide to recommended reading on the web, and all other newsletters: available at

Science & Technology

1icon_cc_2Computer Collection
Use this database to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.

2icon_ppes_2Environmental Issues and Policy Collection
Providing robust coverage of the field of environmental issues and policy, this collection, which includes nearly 200 journals, provides instant access to the multiple viewpoints of this volatile field of study, including perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.

3icon_dsrcGeneral Science Collection
A custom collection of over 200 journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments -- including such topics as particle physics, advanced mathematics, and nanotechnology.

Social Science

1icon_cmmc_2Communications & Mass Media Collection
From marketing professionals to students studying for advanced degrees in linguistic theory, this collection provides current and accurate information from more than 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field.

2ppds_thumbDiversity Studies
A must-have for social science, history and liberal arts coursework, this collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community.

3icon_gale_2GLBT Issues
This collection of nearly 40 journals aims to provide balanced coverage of this significant aspect of our culture, covering such topics as gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and many more.

4ahsi_thumbArchives of Sexuality & Gender
The Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940 present important aspects of LGTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond. 

5ppop_thumbPop Culture Collection
This collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course. This collection is made up of 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.

6icon_pc_2Psychology Collection
This set explores what makes people "tick" from childhood to death. This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops -- and diminishes -- over time.

7pprp_thumbReligion & Philosophy Collection
This custom collection provides coverage of different religions, philosophies and how they impact our daily lives.

Streaming Media

Stream videos with unlimited access to thousands of titles. Watch award-winning independent movies, shorts, documentaries, and web series from around the world.