The Skyline College Learning Center supports your education by providing resources such as tutoring, workshops, and other academic resources you need to succeed outside the classroom.
The Learning Center offers one-on-one support for writing assignments covering all majors and programs both in-person and online. More information about free tutoring resources for Skyline College students can be found on The Learning Center's Tutoring page.
To ake an appointment with a Learning Center Tutor,
*You must be logged in to SMCCCD OneLogin to make an appointment. If you are not already logged in, you will be directed to the OneLogin.
*Online tutoring is also accessible in all of your Canvas course shells via Learning Center & STEM Center in the left navigation
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday: 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
TLC Online Tutoring
Learning Center staff are available in virtual tutoring rooms across disciplines for synchronous, video, or chat drop-in tutoring.
Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Writing Workshops & Resources
The Learning Center offers weekly writing workshops as well as additional writing resources including writing and grammar guides, research and documentation help. Find more information on The Learning Center's Workshops and Events and Resources pages.
For more information please reach out to Chelssee De Barra, Learning Center Manager at email@example.com
OneSearch is designed to provide a comprehensive search of each SMCCCD college's print and online collections. Search results will appear in categories based on source and content type. You can see what articles, books, and databases we have available and get immediate access to full-text journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.
Thousands of digital books, including academic titles and popular fiction, for reading online. Most of these titles are currently NOT available in OneSearch; please search through the database here to locate titles.
Available on Ebook Central, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Ebook Collection is developed to represent all voices while supporting teaching, research, and learning in the classroom and beyond.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is an online library of reference titles for multi-disciplinary research, including texts related to American and world history, biography, health, arts, business, travel, religion, and multicultural studies.
This collection includes thousands of hours of video, exclusive books, learning experiences, case studies, and certification prep for a wide variety of tech-, business-related topics including programming, web and mobile design, hardware, security, and more. This database also includes books on a wide variety of topics beyond technology.
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) offers an enormous collection of full-text journals, magazines, and news sources in many subject areas. Scholarly content covers a broad range of important areas of academic study, including anthropology, engineering, law, sciences, and much more.
Academic OneFile (Gale) provides access to millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources in key subject areas such as biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental science, history, marketing, political science, and psychology.
Biography In Context is a comprehensive database of biographical information on people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.
Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
Multidisciplinary database providing full text for nearly 1,700 general reference publications, 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 460,000 photos, maps & flags. 1975-
Containing full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines, more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 460,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines. Magazines include America's Civil War, American Heritage, American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Careers & Colleges, Civil War Times, Congressional Digest, Discover, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific American, Smithsonian, World War II, etc.
Streaming video database featuring the PBS Video Collection across various disciplines.
Streaming video database including over 28,000 documentary video titles covering topics in Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Science & Mathematics and Health & Medicine to name a few
Skyline College has purchased a small selection of films. For access, log in as you would to Canvas. Note: You may need to enable pop-ups for Kanopy to access it from off-campus.
You can also access Kanopy through your public library by following the instructions below. For more information visit Creating a Kanopy account page.
Skyline College Library offers online The New York Times accounts for all students, staff, and faculty. This includes unlimited access via mobile apps on tablets and smartphones.
NYTimes.com accounts are good for one year for eligible Skyline College community members only (current students, staff, and faculty), after which accounts need to be renewed.
Faculty are eligible for a New York Times in Education account. New York Times in Education provides curated content for a range of disciplines on how to incorporate news content from the New York Times into your curricula.
For instructions on how to register or re-register for your complimentary New York Times account, please visit our New York Times Guide.
Newspaper Source Plus provides more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.
Access World News provides full-text information and perspectives from U.S. and international news sources, each with its own distinctive focus offering diverse viewpoints on local, regional, and world issues.
Access major U.S. and international newspapers online to search articles by title, headline, date, or other fields.
San Francisco Chronicle Collection with Historical Archives
The Skyline College Library features a book collection of 50,000 volumes and subscriptions to hundreds of ebook collections, journals, magazines, and newspapers.
OneSearch is your one-stop shop to search the Skyline College Library's electronic and print collections.
If you are a current Skyline College (or SMCCD) student, faculty, or staff, you automatically have a free college library account that can be used to borrow materials and access collections at the college libraries. You do NOT need a physical card beyond your College ID and/or your G number.
With so many resources to choose from, library research can seem like a daunting task. Don't worry! Librarians can help you find the information you need for your papers and projects and show you how to use library resources and tools. Librarians can help:
Stop by: at the Research & Information Desk
Call: (650) 738-4312
Connect with us via chat, text, or email: Ask a Librarian
Library provides access to hundreds of electronic books, journals, magazines, newspaper articles, streaming videos and other resources. To access these resources off-campus you'll need to use your email or Canvas login.
Circulating collection - books found on rows of shelves on the right-hand side as you enter the library
Reserves - books located in the front desk or check-out desk area set aside for your class
Reference - books such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, manuals, etc. in the reference section behind the reference desk
Journals, Magazines & Newspapers - a list of print and electronic journals, magazines, and newspapers can be found here.
Locating Items in the Library
Books in the Skyline College Library are organized according to the Library of Congress (LC) classification system, using a combination of numbers and letters in a set order. The letters at the beginning of each call number indicate the subject area. For example:
A General Works
B Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
C Auxiliary Sciences of History
D History: General & Old World
E History: America
F United States Local History
G Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
H Social Sciences
J Political Science
M Music & Books on Music
N Fine Arts
P Language & Literature
U Military Science
V Naval Science
Z Library Science
Be sure to explore our Course & Subject Guides, developed to assist you in identifying subject-related databases, books, and websites.
Students and employees are eligible for access to technology equipment and services in order to complete coursework or work, respectively. See Technology Equipment & Services Overview for more information.
For more information please reach out to Gabriela Nocito, Director of Learning Commons (Library & Learning Center) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact information of library faculty and classified professionals can be found on the Meet the Staff page.
A digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.
Wide range of full-text Spanish and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America.
Up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
Access to literary works and authors throughout history. Includes more than 130,000 full-text poems and 650,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.
Contains music reference resources from Grove Music Online, plus The Oxford Companion to Music (revised 2011), The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 4th edition (2006)
A unique source for international business intelligence offering the most comprehensive and convenient way to find case studies, in-depth statistical data coupled with deep research, and the ability to compare global economies, countries and industries.
Provides full text for over 1,000 business publications, dating back to 1985. More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included.
Data Axle - US Business contains information about 62 million businesses.
Full-text coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
Provides access to education journal articles and resources. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index, dating back to 1966.
Full text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research. Articles are assigned a reading level (Lexile) indicator. 1990-
Comprehensive coverage of issues that influence women’s lives across the globe. Users will find timely and historically relevant content on topics including civil rights, health, education, professional development, and entrepreneurship.
The CQ researcher provides lists of topics that link directly to articles that may be just right for your research project. Begin browsing the category Social Movements.
This collection explores cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.
Ethnic NewsWatch is a current resource of full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives.
Provides balanced coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society. This database includes topics related to gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.
The Global Issues database offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. It includes hundreds of continuously updated issues and country portals that bring together a variety of sources for analysis of these issues. This database includes a range of multimedia sources including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs.
Patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers and has been a Top Ten Award Winner in the Department of Health and Human Services National Consumer Education Materials Contest. This content is updated monthly.
Including coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, this database curates openly available content related to coronaviruses. It includes thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers as well as current research from pre-print repositories such as arXiv and will continue to grow and evolve as more is learned about the pandemic.
Open access research (articles and book chapters) related to the current COVID-19 outbreak.
A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis.
Providing nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
Access to full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. This consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to coverage of alternative medical practices.
Providing authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more.
Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. America: History & Life with Full Text also provides full-text coverage of more than 200 journals and nearly 100 books.
Provides geographical, political, economic, corporate, and environmental information for every country in the world.
In-depth, authoritative reports on a full range of political and social-policy issues extending back to 1923.
The Global Issues database offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. It includes hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of sources for analysis of these issues. This database includes a range of multimedia sources including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs.
Features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites.
Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government; offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content.
Contains "information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History."
Contains "information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History."
Provides access to reference, periodicals, multimedia, reports, studies, journals, newspapers, and statistical data. An archive of digitized primary documents focuses on the history of Latin America and the Caribbean back to the early 1800s through the contemporary period sourced from collections in the U.S. and abroad.
Provides a free database of articles from its 10 journals (listed below), including full text from January 1998 to the present and abstracts only from January 1992 to December 1997.
The most complete and authoritative description of bacterial and archaeal diversity. This manual provides descriptions of the taxonomy, systematics, ecology, physiology and other biological properties of all described prokaryotic taxa.
Over 200 open access (free) journals covering all areas of Biology and Medicine. Registration required.
Focuses on the physical and social aspects of environmental issues. Topic, organization, state and province portals form research centers around issues covering earth systems, global change, land and water use, populations, legislation, and more. Portal overviews provide essential information, supplemented by academic journals, news, case studies, conferences, statistics, and rich multimedia.
Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.