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    Central's Online Databases
    Databases are online information resources purchased by PUHSD to help students find quality, reliable information to support their classroom learning. When working on PUHSD computers, there is automatic access to these online resources. Usernames and passwords are required when trying to access the resources remotely. Visit your campus library for all the login information required for remote access. 
       DATABASE / LINK                            DESCRIPTION 

    ABC-CLIO covers Social Studies, Geography, Government, History, Issues and Culture. Used for Social Studies textbook.

    Britannica School

    Britannica School has three reading levels for research information plus links to reviewed websites. Has an atlas and timeline, plus you can make your own timeline.

    Britannica Escolar

    Britannica Escolar offers the same resources in Spanish.
    Britannica ImageQuest has millions of rights-cleared images with citations from one trusted site. You have permission to use any images (with citations) found in ImageQuest in your academic work. 

     EBSCO online databases

    EBSCO  Full-text coverage of hundreds of popular magazines, academic journals, reference books, primary sources, newspapers, and television and radio news transcripts. Research information for literature, health, history, pro/con topics, recommended books and much more. Tip: When searching in EBSCOhost choose Academic Search Premier as one of your selected databases.

    Learning Express

    Learning Express offers test preparation, academic skill building, and career guidance. Learning Express Library gives students access to test preparation for ACT, ASVAB, SAT, PSAT, AP, GED, and much more.

    Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

    Ferguson's Career Guidance Center helps you find careers, scholarships, and colleges.  Also provides video interview tips, and an interest inventory to guide you to the career of your choice.

     Gale online resources
    GALE includes Gale in Context: Biography, Gale in Context: Environmental Studies, Gale in Context: High School, Gale in Context: Science and Literature Resource Center.  Powersearch is available.

     Environmental Studies

    GALE in Context: Environmental Studies is an electronic resource that focuses on the study of sustainability, and the environment.  Topics include global warming, food safety, access to health care and the impact of economic development on international relations.

     Gale Sci Int

     Gale LRC

    GALE Literature Resource Center offers biography, criticism, and overviews on writers and specific works in all disciplines.
    High School             
     Gale Issues in Context High School offers cross-curricular content aligned to national and state curricular standards and reinforces the development of skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaberation, creativity and innovation.
    Global Issues in Context

    Gale in Context Global Issues offers international academic perspectives on global issues.


    Infobase provides High School Plus Video Collection and Career & Technical Education Video Collection with award-winning digital reference content to schools and libraries. Search by topics, grade level and standards for streaming video.

     Academic Video Online

    ProQuest Academic Video Online (AVON) has curated, discipline-focused, primary-source collections, websites, and streaming media for learning and research. Streaming video ranges from exclusive, must-have titles to what’s become the largest library-oriented video database in the world.


    ProQuest databases include SIRS Knowledge Source with trending Social Issues presented in Pro/Con viewpoints with critical thinking questions and timelines.

     Teen Health & Wellness

    Teen Health & Wellness is filled with information about teen issues including relationships, nutrition, green living, physical and mental health, links to hotlines.

     Visual Thesaurus

    Visual Thesaurus provides synonyms, antonyms, and parts of speech in a fun, interactive web to help students increase vocabulary and improve writing.

     WBKids  WBStudent  WBAdvanced

    World Book Online Encyclopedia covers everything with access to three reading levels- Kids, Student, Advanced. Hundreds of thousands of easy-to-understand articles, captivating images, original videos, integrated primary sources, and eBooks. Plus seamless article translations in more than 100 other languages.


    World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos is a Spanish database with hundreds of thousands of easy-to-understand articles, captivating images, original videos, integrated primary sources, and eBooks. 

     WB Timelines

    World Book Timelines has over 650 customizable timelines with personalization options. Create and save your own. Includes everything from the Arts and Sciences to World History.

    E-Books and Audio Books

    Destiny Discover offers students and teachers access to over 589 e-books and audio books.  Students and staff must log on using the district user name and password. To upload e-books or audio books to your smart phone or device, please visit the Destiny Download App page at https://www.follettlearning.com/books-materials/learn/digital-content/follett-ebooks/ebook-management/destiny-discover/download 

    Students, if you would like to search all the databases at one time rather than each database individually, first log on to Follett Destiny Discover (listed above).  Next, come back to this database page.  Now you can search all the databases at one time.