Research Databases - FREE

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 (see also: the tile inside Clever)

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 Elementary or Escholar (en Espanol) (Primaria, Secundaria).

Elementary  Escolar

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

Teaching Books

TeachingBooks (PreK-12)

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



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

ProQuest (use these buttons for on-campus; use separate links for off-campus)

ProQuest (Grades 3-12)

CultureGrams SIRS Discover

* The icon buttons above work for accessing these resources on your school campus. For off-campus access, students should use the "Off-Campus Access" links below.

  • SIRS Discoverer - A general reference database providing safe, reliable, curriculum-aligned content and features for use by students and educators. (Grades 3-9)
    SIRS Discoverer Off-Campus Access(Scroll down to SIRS Discoverer button, login with Clever)

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