Subscription Databases

JCHS Library Subscription Databases

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

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ARTstor Digital Library
ARTstor Digital Library provides access to more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences. Register at school with your JCHS email address and a unique password which you can then use for remote access.
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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.

Questia School provides premium online information that gives users access to more than 28,000 books from 300+ publishers and millions of articles from journals, 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.

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San Francisco Public Library Databases

You will need your SFPL card to access SFPL’s enormous selection of databases. You can access a copy of the card application online but will then need to go into any SFPL branch with an ID showing that you live anywhere in California (a JCHS student ID or CA driver's license works).

A few of the many databases you will find here are:

Encyclopedia Britannica
Contains several Britannica encyclopedias including the entire Encyclopedia Britannica,Compton's, Britannica Elementary,and Britannica Concise.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

History Resource Center
U.S. and world history resources for undergraduate and high school research.

InfoTrac Full Text Newspapers
Full text articles from over 300 US and international newspapers.

Digital archive of over 1000 academic journals across the humanities, social sciences and sciences.

Literature Resource Center
Biographies, articles, criticism, overviews, glossary, and more on writers and literature.

New York Times Historical
Complete full-text run of the New York Times, from Sep 18, 1851 to three years ago.
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