Online Resource Databases

The Library’s online resource databases contain magazine, journal, and newspaper articles as well as primary documents, reference materials, and multimedia on both current and historical events, health, sciences, and humanities.

To search these databases, you will need a password. Note:  the password is listed next to the name of each database below.

To Research a topic - select a Category:

Biographies (Searching for People)

Biography In Context (password: san_log) 
Search for people---both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor---based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword. Includes full-text articles in periodicals, biographical directories with images and links to web sites.

General Interest

Discovering Collection (password: san_log)
Reference and primary sources, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (password: san_log)
Includes encyclopedias and specialized reference sources.

General Reference Center Gold (password: san_log) Newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications.

Student Edition - K12 (password: san_log) 
Includes magazines, newspapers and reference books.

Student Resources in Context– (password: san_log) 
Includes reference material and more than 1,100 full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips, and podcasts.


Health & Wellness Resource Center (password: san_log)
Contains medical, statistical, health, and wellness information.


ARTstor ( is a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences. ARTstor includes photographs, maps, paintings, charts, graphs, prints, and drawings from museums, individual photographers, scholars, special collections at libraries, and photo archives. 

To login, use:

E-mail: Password: steiner


Literature Resource Center (password: san_log) Biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers.

Scribner Writers Series (password: san_log) 
Scribner Writers Series includes 15-20 page signed essays on more than 2,000 authors and literary genres drawn from the acclaimed Scribner print series.

The Twayne Authors Series - (password: san_log)
Twayne World, English, and US Authors Comprises 600 full-text titles from the Twayne Literary Masters series.

Magazines and Newspapers

Expanded Academic ASAP (password: san_log) 
Includes scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers with images.

Infotrac Onefile (password: san_log) 
Includes news and periodical articles.


A to Z Maps Online 

Go to
Username:  sfwaldorf
Password:  sfwaldorf then click "go"


The Science website, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), provides scientific research, news, and opinion. 

username: sfwaldorf
password: steiner

The Science website offers access to:

* Science magazine, 1997 - present
* ScienceCareers, sciencejobs, funding and career-building
* ScienceExpress, selected original, peer-reviewed hot research weeks ahead of its print publication date
* ScienceNOW, an online daily news service 

Science News 
The online edition of Science News magazine, 2000-present

To login, use:

password: sfwaldorf

Scientific American Digital The online edition of Scientific American Magazine, 1993-present
username: sfwaldorf
password: sfwaldorf

Social Issues

Opposing Viewpoints In Contxt (password: san_log) Contains today's social issues, featuring viewpoint articles, and topic overviews.

Social Issues Resource Series (SIRS)

username: sfwaldorf
password: sfwaldorf

Features thousands of articles and analysis of today’s most controversial social, scientific, economic, political and global issues. Pro/con viewpoints of issues are represented in news articles, primary source documents, websites, and multimedia.

Social Sciences

U.S. History In Context (password: san_log)
Themes, events, individuals and periods from pre-Colonial times to the present, includes primary documents.

World History In Context (password: san_log) 
Reference materials, articles from scholarly publications, and primary sources.

Spanish Language Materials

Informe (password: san_log) 
Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

World Cultures

A To Z World Cultures
The following User Name and Password are required to access this database off-campus.

User Name: sfwaldorf
Password:   sfwaldorf