California K-12 Digital Resources

Online content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, ProQuest research databases, and Book Connections 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 Elementary School Britannica Middle School Britannica High School Britannica Escolar

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

Book Connections

Personalize and enjoy digital connections to books for kids and teens.

Book and Author Resources    Engage with Diverse Books

Children's Books & Author Resources    Teen Books & Author Resources    Children, Teen and Family Home Kit    Recursos de Lectura para óvenes y Familias

Need help from Book Connections? See our support page. 510-239-7391 | accounts@bookconnections.org

ProQuest (Grades 3-12)

  • CultureGrams - 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 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 Edition General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers. (Grades 6+)
  • 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)

Need help from ProQuest? See our support page. 800-521-0600 | customerservice@proquest.com