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)

TeachingBooks (PreK–12)

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)