Homework Resources

When Wikipedia won’t do.

  • Don’t settle for just any content you find on the internet to complete your homework
  • The library’s online research databases come from reliable and authoritative sources
  • You can trust the content has been vetted and that it will keep your teacher happy

All Subjects
Academic journals for those assignments that require scholarly and peer-reviewed journal articles.

Britannica is an encyclopedia and more. Your go-to site for learning about any subject—for all grades and all reading abilities—offering thousands of up-to-date articles, images, videos, audio clips and primary sources.

Magazines & Newspapers is a broad collection of news, magazine and journal articles to support research on almost any topic.

Gale OneFile: News provides access to thousands of international, national and local newspapers to support your research needs.

Research in Context
Gale in Context: Elementary offers content from reliable and age-appropriate books, magazines and and news stories on elementary school topics, including animals, arts, geography, health, literature and social studies.

Gale in Context: Middle School supports students in grades 6 to 12 with reliable content from newspapers, magazines, videos and primary sources for history, literature, government, language arts, social studies and science.

Student Resources
Gale in Context: High School offers reliable content to support high school-level research assignments, papers and projects. Authoritative content includes primary sources, biographies, newspaper and journal articles and multimedia content, like archival film clips, maps, graphs, videos and broadcast video from BBC News, NYTimes.com Video Collection and more.

Build knowledge of science and social studies paired videos, interactive ebooks and engaging project ideas and activities. Recommended for 8-11 years of age.

Virtual Reference Library is a collection of encyclopedias and reference books that are easily accessible online, covering a range of the most-studied topics: animals, literature, Native American tribes, history, American decades, government and law.
Easily find a biography without even leaving home.
Opposing Viewpoints
Explore opposing sides on important and controversial topics, from capital punishment to immigration to gun control. Perfect for pro and con essays and debates, find point and counterpoint articles in Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints and Gale in Context: Global Issues.
Test Preparation
Prepare for major exams like AP Calculus or the SAT with practice tests, ebooks and courses in Testing & Education Reference Center. For students in high school, college or graduate school and job seekers.
Learn about countries from all over the world, plus the U.S. states in CultureGrams. For students grades 2-12.

Explore animals, cultures, history and places around the world with National Geographic Kids. For students grades 1-8.
Find the latest on scientific topics, from genetic engineering to astronomy in Gale in Context :Science. Use Interactive: Science to explore interactive 3D models and take a deeper dive into chemistry and biology.

Provides you with a better understanding of science concepts and ideas with hands-on projects, videos, interactive features and more. Recommended for 9+ years of age.

Historical documents, primary sources, research articles and maps are all at your fingertips with Gale in Context: U.S. History and Gale in Context: World History.

Missions of California ebooks are always available even when the print book isn’t on the shelf at your library.
*Psst! The secret login and password are Missions and Missions.