General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers. Two unique interfaces available. (Grades 6+)
Middle School Explora
Access Primary Search, Middle Search Plus, TOPICsearch, Topic Overviews, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, and American Heritage Children’s Dictionary.
Multimedia database of children's books and young adult literature and their authors. Get info on books and authors, and finally learn how to pronounce Rick Riordan's name (hint: long I sound, like in rye bread).
SIRS Issue Researcher
Curriculum-aligned database of content organized by complex issues, ideally for middle and high school students and educators. (Grades 6+)
Selected content for novice researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators. (Grades 3-9)
Gale In Context: Environmental Studies
Concise cultural information on countries around the world. (Grades 3-12)
Easy to use and easy to find trusted information.
One-on-one tutoring, homework help, and skills building, thanks to the State of California and the California State Library.