Online Resources

Online content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, ProQuest research databases, and are available — at school, at home, in libraries, on laptops, on phones — to all. Temporarily, there is no password needed. Contact your CT for any information required to access.

California K-12 Digital Resources

These three databases are provided for all California students from the California State Library.


Encyclopaedia Britannica (PreK-12)

A comprehensive interactive resource for research and learning for grades K-12. Includes correlations to California Content Standards and other valuable teacher resources. Post links directly to each school level, elementary, middle or high.

Elementary  Middle  High Escolar

Need help from Britannica? See our support page. (800) 621-3900 x 7160 | (PreK-12)

One-stop resources for books you are reading and teaching, including author and illustrator interviews, lesson plans, and other enrichment content.



Need help from See our support page. (800) 596-0710 |


ProQuest (Grades 3-12)

CultureGrams SIRS Discover SIRS Issues Researcher elibrary Guided Research Edition

elibrary Database Edition ProQuest Central Student

ProQuest Research Companion Schools and Educators Complete

  • CultureGrams – Concise social, cultural, and political information on countries, U.S. states, and provinces around the world. (Grades 3-12)
  • SIRS Discoverer – A general reference database providing safe, reliable, curriculum-aligned content and features for use by students and educators. (Grades 3-9)
  • SIRS Issues Researcher – Pros and cons on 360+ (and growing) complex social issues with relevant, credible information that tells the whole story on the major questions of the day. (Grades 6+)
  • eLibraryGuided Research edition delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content including more than 11,000 Research Topics (Grades 6+)
  • eLibraryDatabase Edition General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers. (Grades 6+)
  • ProQuest Central Student – designed to bring instant results to users across thousands of journals, magazines, newspapers, videos, reports, and more. This resource brings together some of ProQuest’s most used databases in education, humanities, psychology, science, social sciences, and news. (Grades 9+, IB, AP, College Prep)
  • ProQuest Research Companion – a self-guided product that supports information literacy, writing, and research skills instruction.(Grades 8+)
  • Schools & Educators Complete – eBook subscription database of over 13,000 titles that supports English Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Information Literacy and Technology. (Grades 9+, possibly some content for Middle School, also includes professional development content for faculty)

Need help from ProQuest? See our support page. (800) 521-0600 ext. 72971 |

Some of these educational websites may charge a fee for usage.

Free Lesson Plans

Learning Services
PBS Learning Media
Smithsonian Learning Lab Discover, Create and Share.
Gooru Learning  Selects the web’s best resources, and compiles them into collections.
Power My Learning  Provides math, language arts, science, social studies, art, music activities.
Core Knowledge
Super Teacher Worksheets

Web Safety & Search Engines for Kids
Be Internet Awesome
Online Internet Safety Curriculum from Google.

Spanish / Español

Research and Activities
Khan Academy
Online educational content
What’s That Bug?
  You guessed it.
National Gallery of Art: Kids Art Zone
  Interactive art that you can make online.
Library of Congress
  Free access to U.S. historical records
The Internet Archive
  Digital library of free books, movies, music, audio clips and more!
Cool Tools for Schools
  Best of web 2.0 multi-media tools/programs
  Teaches about Native American cultures
California Coastal Records Project
  Aerial photographs of the California coast
Carl’s Electronics
  Electronic kits, robotic kits, test equipment & more! 
How Stuff Works
  Discovery channel show’s interesting answers to common questions
  Online geography quizzes, random trivia
Kids Health
  Cool free online health resource
Children’s Literature Network
  Connect to literature for children and teens.
Brain Pop
  Animated educational website
Fun Brain
  Math, reading and lots of games
Kid Zone
  Targeted to the Kindergarten thru Grade Six age group
Newspaper Clipping Generator
  Create an online newspaper clipping.
Sesame Street
  (PBS) Videos, games and muppets
Slime Kids
  School Library Media Kids!

Musical Projects

  • Lyrical Learning
    Promoting scientific literacy through song.
  • Putumayo Kids
    The website has free printable teaching guides, song lyrics and maps.
  • Callirobics
    Handwriting exercises set to music to improve eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills.

Free Typing Tools

Computer Science & Coding