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Finding Reliable Library Resources with EBSCO Discovery Service

Simply type your keyword or topic into the Library’s search box and the most relevant results will appear for your research.

Explore a variety of content from journals to eBooks. With easy filtering options, you can narrow your results to the type of content, publication, date (and more) to find exactly the information resources you need. Once you find the right result for your research, you can locate where the resource is held in the library.

Within the details of the result, you can find the citation and links to full text when available, as well as print, email, save, cite and export a single result.

EBSCO Discovery Service has many features to help you with your research, including the integration of the following online resources:

Research Starter

Research Starters are short, citable summaries and authoritative overviews of more than 64,000 of the most popular topics available through EBSCO Discovery Service.

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Full Text Finder

Full Text Finder helps you easily locate journals, magazines, newspapers, and eBooks at the library.

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San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection

The San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection contains approximately 45,000 digitized images owned by San Francisco Public Library. They are available to view and download from the Library’s website. 

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Flipster Digital Magazines

If the Library subscribes to a magazine in which an article appears, a direct link to access the full-color digital scanned pages will display.

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If you need assistance with your research or would like to learn more about EBSCO Discovery, please contact a librarian at the nearest San Francisco Public Library location.