Library Research Database
Gale Research Database
Peninsula Library System
The San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) has partnered with all the public libraries in the area or the Peninsula Library System (PLS) so that every student has a public library card to access its resources. With a public library card, students can use licensed databases or collections of information which contain scholarly journal articles, magazine and newspaper articles, reference book articles, and books. When you need to find credible information quickly and information for college level research, that is focused and relevant go to the Peninsula Library System databases.
Unlike a search engine like Google, a database contains licensed or proprietary information which require you to log on with a user account. Your public library card allows you that access, and if you forget your public library card number, please ask the school library staff to look it up for you.