What is a database?
A research database is an organized collection of information. Databases contain newspaper, magazine, journal and book articles, as well as videos, pictures, graphs, and podcasts. These databases are available to help students find accurate information for projects, writing assignments, or for their own intellectual growth. These free databases are reviewed by editors, making database information more reliable than what can be found by a general Internet search (such as on Google). Your school librarian can help you use the databases on this page.New databases provided by the California State Library
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Database DetailsBritannica School: Online Encyclopedia Britannica entries leveled for elementary, middle, and high school students. Also includes Britannica Escolar for Spanish-speaking students, with articles written in authentic Spanish rather than computer-translated text.TeachingBooks.net: A suite of instructional resources that enrich the fiction and nonfiction books read by students. Includes book guides and lesson plans, diverse book selections, vocabulary lists, videos and book readings, and other resources.ProQuest CultureGrams: Concise cultural information on states in the US and countries around the world. Includes statistical data, cultural information, videos, audio, pictures, and more.ProQuest SIRS Discoverer: Selected content for beginning researchers; includes organized information for popular topics.