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California K-12 Online Digital Resources: ProQuest, Britannica, & TeachingBooks
ProQuest: Search 5 databases from one portal.   See below for more detailed descriptions of the ProQuest databases.  If this link is requesting you to log in, please use (Text right after colon is in white; click and drag to select, then copy it.)
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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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High Escolar

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



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  • Concise social, cultural, and political information on countries, U.S. states, and provinces around the world. (Grades 3-12)

  • SIRS Discoverer - A general reference database providing safe, reliable, curriculum-aligned content and features for use by students and educators. (Grades 3-9)

  • SIRS Issues Researcher - Pros and cons on 360+ (and growing) complex social issues with relevant, credible information that tells the whole story on the major questions of the day. (Grades 6+)

  • eLibrary - Guided Research edition delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content including more than 11,000 Research Topics (Grades 6+)

  • eLibrary - Database Edition General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers. (Grades 6+)

  • ProQuest Central Student - designed to bring instant results to users across thousands of journals, magazines, newspapers, videos, reports, and more. This resource brings together some of ProQuest's most used databases in education, humanities, psychology, science, social sciences, and news. (Grades 9+, IB, AP, College Prep)

  • ProQuest Research Companion - a self-guided product that supports information literacy, writing, and research skills instruction.(Grades 8+)

  • Schools & Educators Complete - eBook subscription database of over 13,000 titles that supports English Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Information Literacy and Technology. (Grades 9+, possibly some content for Middle School, also includes professional development content for faculty)

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California K-12 Online Digital Resources explained: California offers — at no cost to local schools, districts or students — access to online educational content from Britannica, ProQuest and for use by every public K-12 school and student in the state.


These content resources, sometimes referred to as "library databases," provide teachers, school librarians and students with a massive amount of digital information: magazines, books, scientific research, newspaper articles, photos, videos and more — all aligned with the standards that California has created for its schools. These databases are provided for all California students from the California State Library.



AncestryK12 offers free access to all the original and primary documents of Ancestry's U.S. Collection for use in any K12 classroom.   Available ONLY while at school on campus.           Click the logo to go to Ancestry.

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Orange County Public Library
Scroll to "Magazines, Newspapers,& Current Events" to access Gale's Opposing Viewpoints, OC Register, and other databases.  You MUST have an OCPL library or ecard to access these materials.  
OCPL Library card applications: Regular Library Card    eCard only