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Database Resources

TUSD students have access to a variety databases provided by the district and State of California. Databases can be accessed without passwords on any district network/campus.

Click here for usernames and passwords for access from home. Use your mytusd Google account to access this document.

Elementary

 

Elementary

Britannica School - Online encyclopedia for general reference. Thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites. (All Grades)

Escolar

Britannica Escolar - Spanish language resources for native speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish. (All Grades)

CultureGrams

CultureGrams - Concise cultural information on 200+ countries, each U.S. state, and the Canadian Provinces. Available in World, States, Provinces, and Kids editions. Reports include information on daily life and culture, history, famous people, recipes and as well as audio, video, images, maps, and infographics. (Grades 3-12)

SIRS Discover

SIRS Discoverer - Introductory general reference database with selected content for novice researchers. Database Includes high interest, relevant non-fiction newspaper and magazine articles as well as graphs and tables. (Grades 3-9) 

Secondary

ABC CLIO Logo

ABC-CLIO School Databases - History and social studies research databases and curriculum available for our middle and high school students and staff. (Grades 6-12)

  • American Government
  • American History
  • World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras
  • World History: The Modern Era
  • Pop Culture Universe
  • Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society (HS only)
  • World Religions (Beckman only)

MiddleHigh

Britannica School - Online encyclopedia for general reference. Thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites. (All Grades)

Escolar

Britannica Escolar - Spanish language resources for native speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish. (All Grades)

CultureGrams

CultureGrams - Concise cultural information on 200+ countries, each U.S. state, and the Canadian Provinces. Available in World, States, Provinces, and Kids editions. Reports include information on daily life and culture, history, famous people, recipes and as well as audio, video, images, maps, and infographics. (Grades 3-12)

SIRS Discover

SIRS Discoverer - Introductory general reference database with selected content for novice researchers. Database Includes high interest, relevant non-fiction newspaper and magazine articles as well as graphs and tables. (Grades 3-9) 

elibrary Guided Research Edition

eLibrary - User friendly general reference tool with periodical and digital media content curated by editors on more than 11,000 popular search queries. (Grades 6+)

SIRS Issues Researcher

SIRS Issues Researcher (Knowledge Source) - Curriculum aligned database of content organized by social issues. (Grades 6-12)

ProQuest Central Student

ProQuest Central Student - Multidisciplinary resource with search results to thousands of journals, magazines, newspapers, videos, reports and other scholarly content, most with full-text availability. (Grades 9+, IB, AP, College Prep)

Schools and Educators Complete

ProQuest eBook Central (Schools & Educators Complete) -  eBook Subscription database of over 13,000 titles that supports English Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, Heath, Physical Education, Information Literacy and Technology. (Grades 9+, possibly some content for Middle School, also includes professional development content for faculty)

ProQuest Research Companion

ProQuest Research Companion  - Self guided product that supports information literacy, writing, and research skills instruction. (Grades 8+)