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California K-12 Digital Resources

California provides complimentary access to the below online educational content from Britannica, ProQuest, TeachingBooks, and Gale for all public K-12 schools and students across the state. These resources, often known as "library databases," offer an extensive range of digital content, including magazines, books, scientific research, newspaper articles, photos, videos, and more. All of this content is aligned with California's educational standards. This initiative is also available at no cost to public schools, districts, local libraries, or individual students.

Learn more about California's K-12 Online Content Project here

Book Connections

A collection of 174,000+ digital materials about books for children and teens. This service includes a reader's advisory tool, resources for homework help and homeschool support, summer reading and diverse book selections, and more.

Britannica Escolar

A Spanish language encyclopedia with 2,000 articles, images, multimedia and maps.  Divided into two sections - elementary and middle school.  (Grades 3-8)

Britannica Fundamentals

An innovative early learning resource with interactive learning modules.  Includes reading, literacy games, geography and drawing.  (PreK-2)

Britannica School Edition

A resource of thousands of up-to-date articles, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools. Three separate databases for Elementary, Middle school or High School provide age-appropriate materials. (Grades 3-12)


Concise cultural information on countries around the world. (Grades 3-12)

Gale In Context: Environmental Studies

Environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content. (Grades 7+)

Gale Interactive: Science

Biology, chemistry, earth science, and human anatomy concepts. (Grades 7+)

Learning Express

Online practice exams for high school equivalency, college and graduate school; skill building resources for high schoolers; professional certification prep and more. (Grades 6+)

This resource was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.  

National Geographic for Kids

Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.  Includes National Geographic Kids magazine, videos, downloadable images and more. (K-12)

Proquest E-Library

General reference for finding periodical and digital media content with guidance for novice researchers. (Grades 6+)

SIRS Discoverer

Selected articles and graphics and books for social issues for early learners. (Grades 3-9)

SIRS Issues Researcher

Selected articles and graphics on the enduring and talked-about issues of the day. (Grades 6+)

Teaching Books

Wonderful resource for exploring books for children and young adults!

Student/Parent Login Information for Teaching Books:

Username: placer
Password: teachingbooksK12library

Teacher Login for Teaching Books: Educator Login with Your Work E-Mail