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California K-12 Digital Resources

Online content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, ProQuest research databases, and TeachingBooks 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.

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.

Britannica School elementary Britannica School middle Britannica School high Britannica School levels

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

TeachingBooks (PreK-12) -- 2 minute quick start videos

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

Book Guides & Lesson Plan

Need help from TeachingBooks? See our support page. 510-239-7391 |

ProQuest (Grades 3-12)

* The icons above and main links below work for accessing these resources on your school campus. Students and staff with the district/school's off-campus access name and access codes should use the "Off-Campus Access" links below when using from public libraries or other non-school locations.

Need help from ProQuest? See our support page . 800-521-0600 |

National Geographic Kids Virtual Library -- Allows students to adventure in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

Gale In Context: Environmental Studies -- Broadens student understanding of environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content.

Gale Interactive: Science -- Allows students to manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand biology, chemistry, earth, and space science concepts.

Further details can be found in the State Library's press release. Want to see them now? Californians can investigate the Gale resources by choosing their district, library, charter or other institution to get access immediately on Gale's California K-12 Support Page.

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