Research Guides

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College Experience [AVID 3]

Finding & Using information [Ethnic Studies]

Research Strategies

Digital Resource Guide

Learn about the digital resources available to you to make informed search decisions to find the most relevant results with the least effort.

Encyclopaedia Britannica

High Escolar A comprehensive interactive resource for research and learning. Encyclopedia Brittanica is excellent to gather background information and establish basic facts to check other sources for accuracy

teaching booksTeachingBooks is a place to learn more about your favorite books. It offers recorded author talks so you can learn more about the story and the person who wrote it.


ProQuest Research Companion ProQuest Research Companion offers a self-guided course in information literacy, writing, and research skills. Prepare for success in complex research. (Grades 8+)

ProQuest Central Student Central Student brings together ProQuest's most used journals, magazines, newspapers, videos, reports, and more. Excellent resources for education, humanities, psychology, science, social sciences, and news. (Grades 9+, IB, AP, College Prep)

elibrary Database Edition eLibrary - Database Edition General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers. (Grades 6+)

elibrary Guided Research Edition eLibrary Guided Research on thousands of Research Topics. Good for new researchers and as a starting point for more advanced research.(Grades 6+)

Schools and Educators Complete Schools & Educators Complete - provides thousands of eBooks in all subjects (Grades 9+, educator professional development)

SIRS Issues Researcher SIRS Issues Researcher- Pros and cons on hundreds of social issues. (Grades 6+)

CultureGrams CultureGrams - Concise social, cultural, and political information on countries, U.S. states, and provinces around the world. (Grades 3-12)

SIRS Discover SIRS Discoverer - A general reference database providing safe, reliable, curriculum-aligned content and features for use by students and educators. (Grades 3-9)

Sacramento Public Library Databases

Sacramento Public Library links all the county databases through the portal. Students sign in with SJ + ID number (SJ123456) and year of birth for password (2004)