Quick Access to California K-12 Online Content during the COVID-19 Crisis

ProQuest research databases, the TeachingBooks literacy service and online content from Encyclopaedia Britannica are available to every Californian from this website until August to support educator training and planning.

Information and materials from ProQuest, TeachingBooks and Britannica are normally available to public school students through their local districts. If you are a district or charter administrator looking to set up access for your students, see the main K-12 Online Content page, for instructions, or email Marybeth.barber@library.ca.gov. Contact information for ProQuest, TeachingBooks and Britannica is listed below.

If you are a California student or educator who needs access to content right away, just click on the buttons below to access these resources.

Note: Open access to these resources is available only through this specific webpage but you’re welcome to share the web address with anyone in California, or copy www.library.ca.gov/k12-covid-19/

Recorded trainings during COVID-19 school closures

Thank you to the San Bernardino County Office of Education for hosting the training and recording the webinar for future reference.

Want a quick look at these resources? The State Library has a 20-minute overview.

ProQuest (Grades 3-12)

ProQuest Platform Quick Access

ProQuest Platform Quick Access

Students may access resources centrally through the ProQuest Academic Platform. This is the main search tool for advanced researchers to directly access articles.

ProQuest offers a variety of research solutions. Quick Access is available for the following ProQuest resources:

  • SIRS Discover Quick Access

    SIRS Discover Quick Access

    Material and information to help students in Grade 3 to Grade 8 with classwork, homework and research papers.

  • SIRS Issues Researcher Quick Access

    SIRS Issues Researcher Quick Access

    Content presenting both sides of today’s most debated issues, geared to middle and high school students.

  • elibrary Quick Access

    elibrary Guided Research Quick Access

    Help for students in choosing research topics and finding reliable sources of information.

  • ProQuest Central Student Quick Access

    ProQuest Central Student Quick Access

    Articles from scholarly journals on a wide-range of subjects, from STEAM to humanities and social science. Geared toward upper-grade high schoolers.

  • ProQuest Research Companion Quick Access

    ProQuest Research Companion Quick Access

    Online tutorials to help guide students through the research process.

  • Schools and Educators Complete Quick Access

    Schools and Educators Complete Quick Access

    Thousands of titles of nonfiction books on academic subjects, ideal for educators.

For more information, visit our California K-12 LibGuide, or contact Support at 800-521-0600 ext. 72971.

TeachingBooks & Book Connections (PreK-12)

Children’s and young adult books brought to life with movies with authors, audiobook performances, activities and lessons.

  • TeachingBooks Book and Author Resources

    Resources about children’s and young adult books focusing on the authors.

  • TeachingBooks Engage With Diverse Books

    A cross-cultural range of fiction and nonfiction books.

  • Book Connections Children's Books and Author Resources

    Content to enrich children’s books, including Meet-the-Author videos, read-along audio, complete book readings and book trailers.

  • Book Connections Teen Books and Author Resources

    Resources about books for teens including author interviews, discussion questions, and a Reader’s Advisory Tool to find related books.

  • Book Connections Children, Teen, and Family Home Kit

    A one-stop shop for reading and literacy instruction at home for students, families, teachers, librarians and educators.

Need help from TeachingBooks.net? See our support page. (800) 596-0710 | accounts@TeachingBooks.net

Encyclopaedia Britannica (PreK-12)

Britannica School offers up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and other research tools that allow you to easily adjust reading levels, auto-translate in 80 languages, and use the read-aloud tool. Britannica Escolar is PreK-8th grade content that is similar to Britannica School but in native Spanish.

  • Britannica School Elementary
  • Britannica School Middle
  • Britannica School High
  • Britannica School Escolar

Need help from Britannica? See our support page. (800) 621-3900 x 7160 | edsupport@eb.com

Additional Resources

For additional educational website suggestions, please visit the resources that support distance learning page from the California Department of Education’s COVID-19 Guidance for Schools. Also consider joining the State Library’s email list for K-12 education supports. Questions may be directed to Marybeth.barber@library.ca.gov.