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
for those assignments that require scholarly and peer-reviewed journal articles.
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 & News
is a broad collection of news, magazine and journal articles to support research on almost any topic.
provides access to thousands of international, national and local news sources to support your research needs.
Research in Context
Elementary Research (Primary Search)
offers content from reliable and age-appropriate books, magazines and news stories on elementary school topics, including animals, arts, geography, health, literature and social studies.
Middle School Research (Middle Search Plus)
supports middle school research with full-text articles from popular middle school magazines, reference e-books, and primary source documents and videos. Subjects include history, current events, science and sports.
High School Research (MAS Complete)
offers reliable content to support high school-level research assignments, papers and projects. Authoritative content includes primary sources, biographies, news stories and journal articles and multimedia content, like archival film clips, maps, graphs, and videos from the Associated Press.
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.
Find a biography in this collection covering the world’s most influential people, both historic and contemporary.
Points of View Reference Center
Get multiple perspectives on controversial issues to sharpen analytical and critical thinking skills and develop persuasive arguments and essays.
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 Science Reference Center
. 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.
Find historical documents, primary sources, research articles and maps for U.S. and world history with History Reference Center.
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.