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Digital Library Resources

California K–12 Digital Resources

Online content from Encyclopedia Britannica, ProQuest research databases, and are available at school, at home, in libraries, on laptops, on phones to all. (AUSD Students: see your teacher(s) for usernames and passwords for at-home access.)

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

Encyclopedia 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.

Brittanica School - Elementary
Brittanica School - Middle
Brittanica School - High School
Brittanica School - Escolar (Spanish)

TeachingBooks (PreK–12)

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

Award-Winning Books
Booklists: Build Your Own
Book Guides and Lesson Plans
Diverse Books
Literature-Based Vocabulary Lists
Meet-the-Author Movies and More

ProQuest (Grades 3–12)

ProQuest is an informational resource company used by researchers and librarians around the world. Through its partnerships, ProQuest has built a growing content collection that now encompasses 90,000 authoritative sources, 6 billion digital pages, and spans six centuries. California K-12 students and educators have access to various ProQuest collections through this project.

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) 
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) 
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)