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Research Tools

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Credibility matters . . . 

Research in the digital age allows for unprecedented access to content from around the globe. Within a few key strokes, students can locate myriad sources of information on limitless topics.

As has always been the case, attention must be given to the authenticity of information located online, and students must be very savvy in their ability to detect false or misleading information.

The resources and tools curated here are guaranteed to be authentic, accurate, and fully verfied.


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usernames and passwords

Many of these databases require a username and password if being utilized off campus.


Click HERE for a complete list of usernames and passwords 


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California K-12 Digital Resources

Online content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, ProQuest research databases, and TeachingBooks are available — at school, at home, in libraries, on laptops, on phones — to all.

These three databases are provided for all California students from the California State Library.

Encyclopaedia Britannica (PreK-12)

A comprehensive interactive resource for research and learning for grades K-12. Includes correlations to California Content Standards and other valuable teacher resources. Post links directly to each school level, elementary, middle or high.

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Need help from Britannica? See our support page. (800) 621-3900 x 7160 |

TeachingBooks (PreK-12)

One-stop resources for books you are reading and teaching, including author and illustrator interviews, lesson plans, and other enrichment content.

Need help from TeachingBooks? See our support page. 510-239-7391 |

ProQuest (Grades 3-12)

CultureGrams SIRS Discover SIRS Issues Researcher elibrary Guided Research Edition
elibrary Database Edition ProQuest Central Student ProQuest Research Companion Schools and Educators Complete

* The icons above and main links below work for accessing these resources on your school campus. Students and staff with the district/school's off-campus access name and access codes should use the "Off-Campus Access" links below when using from public libraries or other non-school locations.

Need help from ProQuest? See our support page. 800-521-0600 |