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California K-12

California K-12 Resources

To access the databases, click on the icons below. You will need to be IP authenticated or know your district's Access Name and Access Code. More information about each of these resources can be found on their LibGuides, which are linked below.





  • Audience: Grades K-12
  • Description: Unique cultural information provided by natives and long-term residents on daily life and social customs
  • Common assignments it supports: Country or state report, cultural research, cultural sensitivity 

CultureGrams LibGuide




  • Audience: Grades 3-9
  • Description: Selected age-appropriate content on topics of interest to upper elementary and middle school students
  • Common assignments it supports: Animal report, persuasive essay in middle school, biography report

SIRS Discoverer LibGuide




  • Audience: Grades 6-12
  • Description: Selected articles and graphics on the enduring and talked-about issues of the day
  • Common assignments it supports: Persuasive essay, debate topics

SIRS Issues Researcher LibGuide




  • Audience: Grades 6-12
  • Description: Massive collection of digitized newspapers, magazines, and images with editorialized topic pages to aid with navigation
  • Common assignments it supports: Help narrowing down or finding a topic, general reference research, project requiring multimedia

eLibrary LibGuide




  • Audience: Grades 9-12
  • Description: Scholarly and general interest periodical content available in a sophisticated search platform
  • Common assignments it supports: Higher education coursework, college-bound student assignments

ProQuest Central Student LibGuide




  • Audience: Educators
  • Description: Thousands of eBook titles from leading academic and K-12 publishers offering professional development and training resources and titles to support core curriculum topics across disciplines 
  • Common assignments it supports: American history and social science, science experiment, women in history, professional development for teachers
  • Note: Each district has their own distinct URL for log in. Please check with your school library/media contact for access.

School and Educators Complete LibGuide




  • Audience: Grades 8-12
  • Description: A tutorial product providing video instruction on the important concepts in information literacy including how to write a research paper
  • Common assignments it supports: Writing research papers, how to find, evaluate, and use information sources

ProQuest Research Companion LibGuide

  • Audience: Grades 6-12
  • Description: A streaming video collection providing an exceptional range of content with the most valuable video documentaries and series from PBS
  • Common assignments it supports: In-class use to introduce a topic, engage with students who are visual learners

Rosa parks Button

  • Audience: Grades 9-12
  • Description: A collection that features select primary-source documents related to critical people and events in African American history.
  • Common assignments it supports: American History/Civil Rights History research papers/presentations