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JCHS Library Subscription Databases

For remote access to most JCHS databases, you'll be prompted for your username and password.  Please email with any questions.

ARTstor Digital Library
ARTstor Digital Library provides access to more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences. Your JCHS email address and a unique password allows remote access.

EBSCO Religion and Philosophy Collection

Find 240 full-text journals on such topics as world religions, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy, and history of philosophy.


From business and political science to literature and psychology, this database provides access to a wide range of subjects, and includes more than 3,850 titles -- over 2,600 in full text -- from 1971 forward, featuring a mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.

Gale in Context  
This extremely user-friendly database provides information on a wide variety of topics, people, places and events, and includes access to full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary sources documents, images, videos, audio files, and links to selected websites.
Gale eBooks is a collection of academic reference books that you can view and search online. 
Gale PowerSearch is a time saving tool that cross-searches Gale ebooks and Gale in Context.

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San Francisco Public Library Databases

Access these databases via your SFPL Scholar card number and PIN. 
A few of the many databases you will find here are:
Contains several Britannica encyclopedias including the entire Encyclopedia Britannica,Compton's, Britannica Elementary,and Britannica Concise.
In-depth, authoritative health information from a variety of sources.
World History resources for undergraduate and high school research.
Digital archive of over 1000 academic journals across the humanities, social sciences and sciences.
Complete full-text run of the New York Times, from Sep 18, 1851 to three years ago.
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