Use your library card to access authoritative research databases for school assignments or personal enrichment.
These databases all require a physical library card. If you have an online library card you will need to upgrade your card to a physical card. You can upgrade your library card by visiting or calling your local library branch. If you need a library card please visit the Library Card page for more information.
ProQuest Research databases are provided through the California State Library Kindergarten through 12th Grade Online Content Project.
Grades 3 to 12: Concise and reliable cultural information on countries around the world.
Grades 9 Plus: Ebook Central provides authoritative, full-text e-books in a wide range of subject areas along with powerful tools to find, use, and manage the information.
Grades 6 Plus: General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for new researchers.
Grades 8 Plus: Learn how to research and evaluate information. Information literacy tools and tutorials to help develop critical thinking.
Search most databases listed below from one interface. Includes: Ebook Central, eLibrary, Los Angeles Times, SIRS Discoverer, SIRS Issues Researcher, Coronavirus Research Database, and curated publicly available online content.
Grades 3 to 9: Newspapers, magazines, and images for new researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators.