Academic Research In Every Class
Databases are subscriptions purchased by PXU to help students and teachers find authoritative information for academic research. There is automatic access from any computer on PUHSD campus.
This list of databases also includes academic videos, thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, career exploration and test preparation.For remote access, you must have the userID and password—look in your planner or ask in the library for the login information. Passwords are also on the district webpage under Info for STUDENTS. Alternately you can choose Library Databases there for Follett, the library catalog, to search many of these all at once with your school login. See Also: More tools for research below.
ABC-Clio geography, history and more
Ancestry Library: genealogical and historical research, census data, historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories, indexes and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500's to the 2000's
Culturegrams has information for cultures of every world country, Canadian province and USA states with health, diet, customs, food, recreation and more [ends Sept 23]
EBSCO Suite* Biography. Literature/Poetry/ShortStory, Science, History, Points of View, Novelist AND in Host: Health, Professional Development, Greenfile (environment), ebooks, newspapers, Teacher Reference Center, Academic Search Premier, LearningExpress/PrepStep Teachers: using Canvas you can create class assignments in PrepStep
Encyclopedia Britannica Three reading levels for research information and more reading enhancements
packs.eb.com = free teaching and learning materials for science and social studies
Gale (USE THE POWERSEARCH for general research)Student Resource CenterGale Virtual Library for eBooks Health History Art Literature and more (Maryvale collection)Science InteractiveGlobal Issues: problems in world countriesPeterson's Test Prep: testing and educational resources centerImageQuest from Britannica Thousands of images with citationsINFOBASE Videos on every topicLearning Express and PrepStep: database for all types of practice tests from EBSCO. Register with school information for your own account.Life Magazine Archives history through photographs from early 1900'sNewsbank: World News, Black Life in America, Hispanic Life in America (coming soon)Newsela articles on topics your teacher might be assigning
SalemPress eBooks literary analysis of titles, authors and genres
Teaching Books is a source for information about books you might want to read or for teachers to find information for teaching. Descriptions, author interviews and more. NEW
Teen Health and Wellness issues including relationships, nutrition, green living, physical and mental health, links to hotlines. Now including articles from Scientific American attached to pertinent topics.
XELLO Careers and college majors and scholarships
Additional Tools For Research
Google Digital Library: books and magazines (some are free)
Creating a Research Paper: CITATIONS
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: Purdue OWL
- Microsoft Office WORD under the References tab can help you create citations
- Citation Machine
- Easy Bibliography
- Citations: The trademark of a good researcher
- Citation template practice
Ideas for presentation apps