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Click & Learn - Online Databases

The San Bruno Library offers a number of online databases for learning and research.

Some of the online databases on this page require a library card number for access. Don't have a library card? Apply for one online!

Not sure which online database to use?  Try the following databases which cover a wide variety of topics:

General Databases

PowerSearch
Search a number of databases all at once!

Academic OneFile
Coverage of the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.

General OneFile
News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics.

Student Resources in Context
Information on all core subjects from science to literature to history.

Britannica
Quick facts and in-depth information on a wide variety of subjects.

Databases by Subject

Automotive | BiographiesBusiness/Economicsen español | General | Health/Medicine | History | Just for Kids | Legal | Literature | Product Reviews | Science | Social Issues | Taxes

Automotive

Chilton Library
Exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks.

Biographies

Biography in Context
Biographical entries from the history and geography fields

Literature Resource Center
Biographies on authors and their works.

Science in Context
Biographies on individuals related to the science field.

TeachingBooks
Author interviews, book trailers and school resources at your fingertips! Resources for teaching and learning available to California schools and libraries.

Business/Economics

A to Z Databases
Includes over 30 million U.S. business and executive listings and more.  Find business profiles, create mailing lists, or search for jobs.

en español

¡Informe!
Cubre las noticias y eventos más corrientes, temas de cultura popular y muchas otras materias incluidas en las revistas hispánicas más populares.

Britannica Escolar
Información rápida e información detallada sobre una amplia variedad de temas.

Health/Medicine

PubMed
More than 25 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

MedlinePlus
Authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies.

Merck Manuals
Medical reference aimed at the average person interested in health and disease.

History

U.S. History in Context
Information on U.S. history from precolonial times to the present.

World History in Context
Collection of award-winning reference, full-text articles on world history.

Legal

California Building Standards Code
Serves as the basis for the design and construction of buildings in California.

California Code - Legislative Counsel
Collection of state laws passed by the California Legislature.

California Legal Research - Findlaw
Searchable site provides access to California Code, state constitution, and statutes.

City of San Bruno Municipal Code

San Mateo County Ordinance Code

Literature

CliffsNotes
Ace your tests and get homework help with summaries, character analyses, glossaries, quotes, essays, filmography and more.

Literature Resource Center
Biographies on authors and their works.

SparkNotes
Study guides and discussion forums offered on various academic subjects. Literature section includes brief analyses of characters, themes and plots.

TeachingBooks
Author interviews, book trailers and school resources at your fingertips! Resources for teaching and learning available to California schools and libraries.

Product Reviews

Bay Area Consumers' Checkbook
Consumer information to help people get high quality services and products at the best possible prices in the Bay Area.

Note: Due to licensing agreements, Bay Area Consumers' Checkbook is for in Library use only.  Please come into the San Bruno Library for access.

Science

Science in Context
Information from earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography.

Social Issues

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Social issues, with viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, and links to websites and articles.

Taxes

Federal IRS Tax Forms

California State Tax Forms


Información rápida e información detallada sobre una amplia variedad de temas.