Databases

Use these databases for academic research or personal learning. These are all reliable sources.

The following username and password works for all databases. 

username: sfdayschool 

password: sfdsremote

BrainPOP Videos and information on a variety of subjects.

Britannica Image Quest Access millions of images!

Britannica School Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources that support student research and learning. 

Culturegrams Access reliable and up-to-date country reports on 200 cultures of the world.

EBSCO More research resources online.

EBSCOhost Research Databases Offers a broad range of full text and bibliographic databases designed for research.

Etymology Dictionary Explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago.

Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition Contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for nearly 1,400 nonfiction titles on animals, weather, holidays, adventure, sports, and more.

Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition Informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 3,200 nonfiction titles on careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics, and more.

History Resource Center Provides integrated access to over 4,000 historical (primary) documents, articles from more than 30 reference titles, and over 110 full-text journal covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial apushistoryes to the present. 

Literary Reference Center  Comprehensive full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

NoveList K-8 Plus About books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests.

Oxford English Dictionary Widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.

Points of View A full-text database featuring multiple-perspective (pro/con) essays on hundreds of current issues.

Science Reference Center A full-text database that covers earth science, life science, technology, health and other popular topics.