• 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. (See Librarian or Library Handouts Page)
         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

      EBSCOFull-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.

      Learning Express

      EBSCO Learning Express Library Career Preparation, College Admissions Test Preparation, and more.

      High School (Gale In Context) Web Icon
      GALE includes Global Issues in Context, GREENRInteractive ScienceGVRL, Literature Resource Center, Power Search, and Student Resources in Context.
      Global Issues (Gale In Context) Web Icon
      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. Integrates news, global viewpoints, reference materials, country information, primary sources, videos, statistics, and more in a single search. 

      Environmental Studies (Gale In Context) Web Icon

      Gale In Context: Environmental Studies focuses on the physical and social aspects of environmental issues. Topic, organization, state and province portals form research centers around issues covering earth systems, global change, land and water use, populations, legislation, and more. Portal overviews provide essential information, supplemented by academic journals, news, case studies, conferences, statistics, and rich multimedia.

      Interactive Science Web Icon

      Gale Virtual Reference Library Web Icon
      GALE Virtual Reference Library gives you unlimited access to top reference eBooks.

      Literature Resource Center Web Icon

      GALE Literature Resource Center offers biography, criticism, and overviews on writers and specific works in all disciplines.
      Power Search (Gale) Web Icon GALE Power Search is a great collection of articles from thousands of Gale resources – magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, books, videos, images and podcast content.

      Infobase provides High School Plus Video Collectionand Career & Technical Education Video Collectionwith award-winning digital reference content to schools and libraries. Search by standards for streaming video.

      Ferguson's Career Guidance Center: Explore Industries & Careers, Plan Your Education, Launch Your Career


      Newsela current events with interactive tools for classroom use in all subject areas.

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       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 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:

    This site has information to guide you in writing a research paper:   http://owl.english.purdue.edu/

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

    Citation Machine: http://citationmachine.net/index2.php