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Research Tools (Grades 6-12)

Use these library databases for middle school and high school to quickly find relevant, trustworthy academic information you can use in research papers or other course projects. Search K-12 news articles, academic journals, videos, music, images. 

Log into Gale, ProQuest, and Britannica School through Clever. To log into Sacramento Public Library Online Resources, see login information below. 

For questions, please contact District Librarian Sasha Kinney at


Gale is the recommended, full-suite database for all of your research needs. For grades 6-12. To use this resource at home, log into Gale through Clever, or use your school Google single sign-on (SSO) email. If neither work, email the district librarian for access code information.

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Britannica School

A collection of digital resources in English and Spanish (Britannica Escolar), Britannica School* offers K-12 grade encyclopedic information on social studies and science topics. To use this resource at home, log in through Clever or contact the district librarian for login information.     


Gain access to ProQuest* K-12 online content, notably the PBS Video Collection, CultureGrams, and ProQuest Student Edition for access to newspapers such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. For local newspapers, use your Sacramento Public Library Student Success Card. To use this resource at home, log in through Clever or contact the district librarian for login information. 

Sacramento Public Library

Visit the Sacramento Public Library's Online Resources for more digital tools. Use your Student Success Card to log in. Gain access to newspapers, language learning apps, educational videos, job resources and more. This card is available to all FCUSD students. For more information on the Student Success Card, click here

Students use their student ID, with the prefix FC as their barcode and year of birth as their PIN.   


Library Card Number or Username: FC1234567

PIN: 2012

Read more about the Student Success Card here.

*These resources are offered through  the California K-12 Online Content Project.  


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