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Gale Research Databases
elementary gale


This database features age-appropriate, reliable sources on a broad range of topics.

Password for remote access: slzusd

middle gale



Created specifically for middle-school students, this database contains age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history. Password for remote access: slzusd

highschool gale


This database features reference entries, magazine and newspaper articles, images and videos that you can use for researching your topic.  Password for remote access: slzusd 


Gale In Context: Environmental Studies

Password: POPPY


gale science

Gale Interactive: Science

Password: POPPY


ng kids

National Geographic Kids, Password : POPPY

brain pop
BrainPop is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12, together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, arts and music.
Pro-Quest Databases

Link to all ProQuest databases.


For remote access:                       

Username:   VPSGU86C4F

Password: T3tD+Ygh

Country and State Reports
Geography and Culture
Includes databases in science, technology, education, social sciences, humanities, and news.
Pros and Cons of current issues
Articles that tell all sides of an issue.
General reference resource for young researchers that makes learning fun and intuitive. Helps students in grades 1-9 develop their research, writing, language and computer skills.
Offers more than 2,000 full-text sources, with improved functionality, and a fun and easy-to-use search interface. Includes magazines, newspapers, books, television/radio transcripts, maps, pictures, and audio/video clips.
E- Books & Resources
audible (Audiobooks in 6 different languages)
alameda County  (Enter your Alameda County library card number)
sora (E-books)

What should I Read Next?

Did you really love the last book you read? Type in the title and this site will recommend books just like it!



This site gives you book suggestions, based on your favorite author or genre.


Guys Read

Book suggestions for boys.


Teen Ink Book Reviews

Book reviews written by teens, for teens!



Research Help

bio image

Looking for information on a particular person or place? Try these!




Encyclopedia Britannica Middle School link. Use your Google login.

For remote access: Username: sanlorenzo   Password: slzusd


This is a great site to find reliable news articles and so much more!


This is a one-stop shop for search engines, articles and random facts!

google advanced If you absolutely have to use Google, this will help you narrow down your search
copyright This page from the U.S. Copyright Office answers questions about copyright and fair use.

Looking for a picture or graphic for a report? This site allows you to search for copyright-free images. 


For help with your vocabulary homework!

one look

Dictionary Search!

congress library

If you're researching a particular event or period in history, these are great resources to use!


national arhcives

If you're researching a particular event or period in history, these are great resources to use!



If you're researching a particular event or period in history, these are great resources to use!