Student Resource Hub

The following resources have been curated for SF State students. The resources cover a wide variety of disciplines and subjects.  

SF State Resources


Accessible Media Quick Converter

The Accessible Media Quick converter can be used to quickly convert your electronic files into popular accessible formats for example:

  • Audio
  • Doc
  • PDF
  • e-books

For more information on what the tool does, please view this YouTube video of Sensus Access.

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J. Paul Leonard Library

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SF State Software



Digital information virtual (DIVA) is an open digital collections archive built and managed by Academic Technology at San Francisco State University. It combines unique media, scholarly materials, and hidden treasures from the campus’s historic local impact. DIVA makes it easy for faculty or groups to establish digital collections accessible to colleagues, students, or the world.

Other Resources

Other Resources That Are Available

The Met’s Collection

Discover over 400,000 high-resolution art images categorized by artist, material, geography and period (No Rights reserved).

National Gallery of Art Images

Search over 45,000 high-resolution art images available to scholar, educators and the general public to support academic research and teaching by nurturing artistic appreciation.

The Rijkmuseum (Netherlands)

View over 300,000 high-resolution art images searchable by artist, material, geography, period, color and technique (No Rights Reserved).

The MOMA Exhibitions History

Discover the digital archive of the Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition history, including primary documents, an index of participating artists and catalogues. Please note: the MOMA’s Art Collection is separate and is neither free nor open.


However you learn, MERLOTx can help with FREE Learning Resources and Services! MERLOTx is a student portal, created to help students easily find almost 70,000 quality online learning resources across a wide range of disciplines to support their learning goals.

Digital Public Library of America

Search through photographs, oral histories, museum objects, artwork and government documents in a library that strives to maximize access to shared history, culture and knowledge. 

San Francisco Public Library

SF State students may receive a free library card. A San Francisco Public Library card opens the door to a world of information and entertainment. In addition to borrowing books, LPs, and museum passes, your card allows you to download digital media, use electronic databases, take online classes, use library computers, and more. 

Creative Commons

Search available literary works, videos, photos, audio, scientific research and more using.


A non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Bentham Open

Browse journal articles in diverse scientific subject areas.

Directory of Open Access Journals

Discover open access journals in over 80 languages, representing 124 different countries.


Search through peer-reviewed health education resources.

PubMed Central (PMC)

View a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature, available from the National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).


Discover over 400,000 free stock photos available for commercial use.

Visual Hunt

Search for accessible high quality stock photos.

Flickr Creative Commons

Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license.


Millions of free photos and graphic resources. All that you need for your Creative Projects.


Over 2 million free high-resolution images brought to you by the world’s most generous community of photographers.


Free stock photos you can use everywhere.


Find your perfect free image or video to download and use for anything.

Literacy and Pedagogy in an Age of Misinformation and Disinformation

This collection grew out of a Literacy in Composition Studies 2017 special issue on "Literacy, Democracy, and Fake News." For this expanded collection, we are thrilled to have partnered with scholars, activists, journalists, technologists, K12 educators, and librarians to deepen those explorations with a focus on network literacy and pedagogical/civic interventions.  

BC Campus Open Ed

View a collection of open textbooks applicable to courses with high-enrollment, including trade and tourism.

Browse through eTextbooks in multiple disciplines that are free with ads; initial download requires an email address.

Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources

Browse an index of online textbooks categorized by department.

Cool 4 Ed

Search open textbooks and course materials across disciplines, sponsored by a collaboration between the CSU, UC and CCC.

Khan Academy

View free practice exercises and instructional videos on different topics, including science, math, history, art history, economics and more. 


The LibreTexts mission is to unite students, faculty and scholars in a cooperative effort to develop an easy-to-use online platform for the construction, customization, and dissemination of open educational resources (OER) to reduce the burdens of unreasonable textbook costs to our students and society.

MIT Open Course Ware

Browse math, engineering and science textbooks, categorized by department (free and purchase required resources).

Open Stax College

Browse limited and high-quality selection of open textbooks, modules and pages for large, intro courses.

Open Stax CNX Library

Browse through a digital ecosystem that offers resources in the format of books, course notes, or small collections covering a variety of disciplines. 

Open Textbook Library 

View peer reviewed and open licensed textbooks in multiple disciplines. 

Saylor Academy

Search through approximately 100 downloadable open textbooks, using either ctrl+F for PC or cmd+F for Mac.

Skills Commons

SkillsCommons is a free and open online library containing free and open learning materials and program support materials for job-driven workforce development.

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To view PDF files, you may download Adobe Reader.
To view Word, Excel & PowerPoint files, you may download LibreOffice