• Databases
    Databases are subscriptions purchased by PUHSD to help students find authoritative information.  There is automatic access from any computer in PUHSD. For remote access, you must have the user id and passwords-- ask in the library for the passwords.
    Arizona Career Information System
    School, college and career planning.
                Elthon B. Stephens Co. The full package contains newspapers and magazines plus research information for literature, health, history, pro/con topics and more.
    Testing & Education Reference Center
    Testing & Education Reference Center is a resource all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life. Testing information for ACT, PSAT, SAT, Business Resume, AP (Advanced Placement) Practical Exams, Career tests.
    Power Search is a great collection of articles from thousands of Gale resources – magazines, journals, newspapers and books along with videos, images and podcast content.
     ABC-CLIO ABC-CLIO covers Social Studies, Geography, Government, History, Issues and Culture
    Global Issues  Global Issues In Context supports global awareness and provides a global perspective while tying together a wealth of authoritative content, empowering learners to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world.
    Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Gale Virtual Reference Library offers thousands of titles from over 100 publishers on an award-winning eBook platform.

    Literature Resource Center


    The world’s most current, comprehensive and reliable online literature database, Literature Resource Center is uniquely relevant for students conducting research.
    Encyclopedia Britannica

    Three reading levels for research information plus links to reviewed websites.  Has an atlas and timeline, plus make your own timeline.
    Encyclopedia Britannica in Spanish

    Three reading levels for research information plus links to reviewed websites.  Has an atlas and timeline, plus make your own timeline.

    Use the Student Resource Center for all topics.

    Use the Student Resource Center for all topics. The Opposing Viewpoints module has a wealth of information for pro/con topics.

    Visual Thesaurus

    This tool provided synonyms, antonyms, and parts of speech in a fun, interactive web to help students increase vocabulary and improve writing.

    Student Resources In Context

    Student Resources in Context
     is a unique portal that provides stellar support for papers, projects, and presentations. Offers cross-curricular content aligned to Common Core State Standards that reinforce development of skills like critical thinking and problem solving; communication; collaboration; creativity; and innovation.     

    GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment; Energy; and Natural Resources)


    Greener offers global reference on the environment, energy, and natural resources.

    Proquest Science

    Math, Science and Health database of research documents, simulations, biographies.

    Teen Health and Wellness

    Filled with information about teen issues including relationships, nutrition, green living, physical and mental health, links to hotlines.

    World Book The encyclopedia designed to cover major areas of knowledge uniformly, but it shows particular strength in scientific, technical, and medical subjects.
     Infobase  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.
    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.