• 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 the Chavez Library for all the login information required for remote access. 
    ABC-CLIO 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.
    ImageQuest 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 EBSCO provides 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, and much more. Tip: When searching in EBSCOhost choose Academic Search Premier as one of your selected databases.
    GALE Online Resources GALE Online Resources include Global Issues in ContextGREENRInteractive ScienceGVRL, Literature Resource Center, Power Search, Student Resources in Context, and TERC.
     GALE GIC GALE Global Issues in Context supports global awareness and provides a global perspective while tying together a wealth of authoritative content like news articles, reference materials, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics, and much more.
     GALE GREENR GALE GREENR offers global reference on the environment, energy, and natural resources.
     GALE Interactive Science GALE Interactive Science comes to life as you zoom, rotate, and explore interactive 3D models. View related reference articles and search Gale content to find more information. Dive deep into complex topics in biology, chemistry, human anatomy, and earth/space science.
     GALE GVRL GALE Virtual Reference Library gives you unlimited access to top reference eBooks.
     GALE LRC GALE Literature Resource Center offers biography, criticism, and overviews on writers and specific works in all disciplines.
     GALE PowerSearch GALE Power Search is a great collection of articles from thousands of Gale resources – magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, books, videos, images and podcast content.
     GALE Student Resources in Context GALE Student Resources in Context offers cross-curricular content aligned to national and state standards. Learners can access news content with images, broadcast videos, archival film clips, and audio from popular sources like the BBC News, New York Times and NPR.

    GALE Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) gives access to all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life. Testing information for ACT, ASVAB, PSAT, SAT, AP (Advanced Placement), practical exams, and career tests.


    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 standards for streaming video.


     NEWSELA  provides current events with interactive tools for classroom use in all subject areas. Incl;udes resources in Spanish.


    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.

     SIRS ProQuest databases include SIRS Knowledge Source with trending Social Issues presented in Pro/Con viewpoints with critical thinking questions and timelines.
     THW Teen Health & Wellness is filled with information about teen issues, including relationships, nutrition, green living, physical and mental health, and 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.
     World Book Online 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.
     WB Spanish 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 World History to the Arts and sciences.
    Creating a Research Paper
    Remember: the databases write the citations for you, but sometimes you might need other sites.

    Online Writing Lab

    This site has information to guide you in writing a research paper. 
    Citation Machine

    Microsoft Office WORD under the References tab can help you create citations.

    Generate citations in MLA, APA & Chicago formats for your bibliography.
    Thesis Generator Useful web base tool to generate thesis.