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Digital Resources from CA State Library Databases

Online content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, ProQuest research databases, and are available at school, at home, in libraries, on laptops, on phones to all. 

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

For websites that require usernames and passwords, please email: 

Encyclopedia Britannica (Preschool-12th grade)


Middle School

High School


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ProQuest (Grades 3-12)

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

FEATURED Pros and cons on 360+ (and growing) complex social issues with relevant, credible information that tells the whole story (Grades 6+) Check Out SIRS Issues Researcher

FEATURED Database Edition General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers. (Grades 6+) Check Out the Database Edition

FEATURED A self-guided product that supports information literacy, writing, and research skills instruction.(Grades 8+) Check Out Research Companion

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

FEATURED Guided Research edition delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content . (Grades 6+) Check Out the Guided Research Edition

FEATURED Designed to bring instant results to users across thousands of journals, magazines, newspapers, videos, reports, and more. (Grades 9+) Check out ProQuest Central

FEATURED eBook subscription database of  titles that support ELA, Science, Math, Social Studies, Health, PE, Information Literacy and Technology. (Grades 9+) Check Out ProQuest Schools & Educators