• Our School's Databases:

    From Gale/Cengage; search each separately or all together using Power Search
    New databases provided by the California State Library

    If prompted for login information, go here. (Requires log-in as an SLUSD student/staff to view.)


    Database Details

    Student Resources in Context: Targets overall research needs of high school students, offers updated full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.
    Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Focuses on today's most relevant social issues, offering viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals and news articles; primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and vetted websites.
    Gale Virtual Reference Library: A database encompassing many specialized encyclopedias and reference sources for specific subject research.
    Gale Power Search: Seaches these three databases all at once: Student Resources in Context, Opposing Viewpoints in Context, and Gale Virtual Reference Library.
    Britannica School: Online Encyclopedia Britannica entries leveled for elementary, middle, and high school students. Also includes Britannica Escolar, with articles written in authentic Spanish rather than computer-translated text.
    TeachingBooks.net: A teacher-oriented 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: Info on states in the US and countries around the world. Includes statistical data, videos, audio, pictures, and more.
    ProQuest eLibrary: Tailored toward novice researchers, eLibrary offers periodical and digital media content that includes opposing viewpoints on controversial topics and related research topics.
    ProQuest Research Companion: An intuitive and self-guided database that helps develop critical thinking, information literacy, writing, and research-skills understanding. Students can create their own account for even more support.
    ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher: Curriculum-aligned database organized by topical issues; includes a research guide for organizing information, opposing viewpoints, resources for teachers, and trending issues.
    ProQuest SIRS Discoverer: Selected content for beginning researchers relating to popular school topics.
    ProQuest Central Student: Database of articles from more than 10,000 full-text scholarly journals. Similar to Gale's Student Resources in Context.

    SLHS Online Research Policy

    All students conducting research using electronic sources must use one or more of the following:
    • our school's databases (see above)
    • the web links provided on our school's web page
    • websites provided by teachers
    • sites found by students, but approved by teachers before they are included in a paper.
    Students must use legitimate and high-quality media resources (such as our online SLHS databases or other reputable databases) when conducting research for a course assignment. Results produced by Google or Yahoo, or resources like wiki sites, for example, are not reliable, research-worthy resources.