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California K-12 Digital Resources

Online content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Gale, ProQuest, and TeachingBooks are available — at school, at home, in libraries, on laptops, on phones — to all.  These digital resources 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. At home access information--> Text right after colon is in white; click and drag to select, then copy it.   Username:ggusd Password:ggusdNOTE:  If you use the same device when you enter the access information above, your computer will store the cookies that will recognize you the next time you access the site.

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

TeachingBooks (PreK-12)

One stop provides 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 | [email protected]

Gale (Grades K-12)

Gale STEAM resources provide essential, curriculum-aligned digital content for California K-12 learners. Include links to resources for elementary, middle and high school content.

Need help from Gale See our support page. 800-877.4253 option 3 | [email protected]

ProQuest (Grades 3-12)

Search ProQuest 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 the usernames and passwords on this GoogleDoc; access allowed only through GGUSD .net accounts.
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CultureGrams SIRS Discover SIRS Issues Researcher elibrary Guided Research Edition
elibrary Database Edition ProQuest Central Student ProQuest Research Companion Schools and Educators Complete

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Need help from ProQuest? See our support page. 800-521-0600 | [email protected]

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.


By laptop, tablet or phone — at school, at the library or at home — students are able to research, analyze and use information and media in a way that is self-directed and student-focused, developing both digital literacy and critical thinking skills. Teachers are better able to build content geared to the interests and needs of their students. Family members can participate in and support the learning process, too.

ProQuest's free Black Freedom database features primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history to help provide resources for learning more about the foundation of ongoing racial injustice in the U.S. – and the fights against it.
This website contains over 3,000 documents focused on six different phases of Black Freedom:
·         Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)
·         The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
·         Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932)
·         The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945)
·         The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975)
·         The Contemporary Era (1976-2000)
ProQuest Black Struggle Freedom

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