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California State Library

The California State Library provides access through its public service sections to 3D Collections, Braille and Talking Books, California History, California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, Digital Collections, Federal and State Government Publications, Genealogy Resources, General Collections, Law Collection, Library’s Catalog, Online Exhibits, Photographs, Art Works, Prints, Drawings, and Sutro Library.


EBSCOhost MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premier provides full text for nearly 1,700 magazines, 500 reference books, and primary source documents. This database also provides an image collection containing photos, maps and flags.



eLibrary provides general reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers. This includes over 1,700 full-text titles, more than 11,000 research topics and over 7 million photos, graphics, maps and websites.


EBSCO Explora

Explora is an easy-to-use research tool for children and provides reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books on subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health and sports. Explora’s simple search feature quickly delivers relevant results, including primary source documents, news articles and Associated Press videos. The database also offers text-to-speech for HTML articles and citation help.


Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library includes references such as encyclopedias and yearbooks on subjects including arts, biography, business, education, environment, history, law, literature, medicine, nation and world, religion, and science.


New York Public Library

New York Public Library Digital Collections is a living database with new materials added every day, featuring prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video, and more.


Scholastic Go!

Scholastic Go! includes eight encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World and The New Book of Popular Science. The resource offers content for students in grade 3 and higher. It also provides access to current editions of newspapers from many communities through the World Newspapers link.


SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Discoverer is a general reference database providing age-appropriate, authoritative, curriculum-aligned content and features for use by students and educators in Elementary and Middle/Intermediate Schools.

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