• PXU Library Databases

    Databases are online subscriptions purchased by PXU to help students find quality, reliable information to support academic learning. 

    For current username & password login information, questions or issues accessing, contact your campus Teacher Librarian. See Campus Librarian list here. Complete Alphabetical List below. Click here for Databases by Subject List. 

    How-To Search Smart - Effective Search Strategies Handout

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    ABC-CLIO covers Social Studies, Geography, Government, History, Issues and Culture. Used for Social Studies textbook.

    Britannica School

    Britannica School has three reading levels for research information plus links to reviewed websites. Has an atlas and timeline, plus you can make your own timeline.
    Free ePacks for teaching and learning science and social studies, limited time packs.eb.com  

    Britannica Escolar

    Britannica Escolar offers the same resources in Spanish.
    Britannica ImageQuest has millions of rights-cleared images with citations from one trusted site. You have permission to use any images (with citations) found in ImageQuest in your academic work.
    Comics Plus
    Comics Plus - unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from more than one hundred publishers. Every title is available 24 hours day, 7 days a week, on your computers, tablet, or phone- no holds or wait lists!
    (Use your PXU Office365 to login. Download the "Library Pass" App for access on your phone.Type in Phoenix Union High School District before logging in with 365.) Click the link for a video tutorial on Navigating Comics Plus on your computer 2:29 minutes or use this slideshow for step-by-step instructions for Comics Plus.  
    Discovery Education
    Discovery Education has high-quality award-winning curated digital content with instructional tools. Curriculum areas include Coding, Math, Science, STEM, and Social Studies. (Link takes you to Clever. Login with Office365.)

    EBSCO online databases  





    learning express

    EBSCO  Full-text coverage of hundreds of popular magazines, academic journals, reference books, primary sources, newspapers, and television and radio news transcripts from these resources: 

    Academic Search, Advanced Placement, Biography Reference Center, EBSCOhost eBooks, ESBCOhostWeb, Explora Primary Schools, *New & Improved Explora Secondary Schools for the 22-23 SY, Explora Educator's Edition, History Reference Center, LearningExpressLibrary, Literary Reference Center Plus, NoveList Plus, Poetry & Short Story Reference Center, Points of View, Science Reference Center Now featuring Perspectives of Systemic Racism.  

    How To Find Magazines and Journals- EBSCOhost Step by Step Instructions

    From the EBSCO landing page, select the LearningExpress icon. EBSCO LearningExpress has two separate modules: LearningExpress Library (under the Public Library heading) and PrepSTEP (under the High School heading). Both resources provide academic skill-building, test preparation, and career exploration. LearningExpress Library gives students access to test preparation for ACT, ASVAB, PSAT, SAT, AP, GED, and much more. Also, skill-building resources and prep for the U.S. citizenship exam and Green Card in Spanish.  PrepSTEP is a high school focused resource with skill-building practice and review for computer skills, English language arts, math, science, and social studies. Also included in PrepSTEP are career exploration and college prep resources. 


    EVERFI is a digital learning program including financial literacy and critical topics that teach students how to make wise financial decisions to promote financial wellness and connections to the real world. (Link takes PXU students to Clever. Login with Office365)

    Gale Online REsources
    GALE includes eBooks, Environmental Studies, Global Issues, High School, Interactive Science, Literature Resource Center, Power Search, and TERC (Testing & Educational Reference Center). Use the links below to access these valuable resources.

    Gale eBooks

    GALE eBooks gives you unlimited access to top reference eBooks.

    Gale Environmental Studies

    GALE Environmental Studies offers global reference on the environment, energy, and natural resources.

    Gale Global Issues

    GALE Global Issues supports global awareness and provides a global perspective while tying together a wealth of authoritative content like news articles, reference materials, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics, and much more.

    Gale High School

    GALE High School offers cross-curricular content aligned to national and state standards. Learners can access news content with images, broadcast videos, archival film clips, and audio from popular sources like the BBC News, New York Times and NPR.

    Gale Literature Resource Center

    GALE Literature Resource Center offers biography, criticism, and overviews on writers and specific works in all disciplines.

    Gale Power Search

     GALE Power Search is a search of all of our Gale resources at once to deliver magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, books, videos, images and podcast content on the topic.

    Gale Interactive Science

     GALE Interactive Science Science comes to life as you zoom, rotate, and explore interactive 3D models in this Virtual Lab Simulation. View related reference articles and search Gale content to find more information. Dive deep into complex topics in biology, chemistry, human anatomy, and earth/space science. 

    Gale Test Prep

     GALE Presents: Peterson's Test Preparation which gives access to all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life. Testing information for ACT, ASVAB, PSAT, SAT, AP (Advanced Placement), practical exams, and career tests. (Users will create a personal login (use computer ID UN and PW) to track progress, and access the test prep eBooks.)


    Infobase provides High School Plus Video Collection and Career & Technical Education Video Collection with award-winning digital reference content to schools and libraries. Search by topics, grade level and standards for streaming video. Ferguson's Career Guidance Center to find careers, scholarships, video interviews, interest inventory and colleges


    Newsela current events with interactive tools for classroom use in all subject areas at all reading levels. Newsela requires you to login to Clever with your Office365 student email and 1Pu PassWord. 


    ProQuest Academic Video Online (AVON) has curated, discipline-focused, primary-source collections, websites, and streaming media for learning and research. Streaming video ranges from exclusive, must-have titles to what’s become the largest library-oriented video database in the world.

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    ProQuest/Clarivate databases include:  


    SIRS Issues Researcher provides insight into the most studied social issues by delivering pro and con and viewpoints from relevant and credible multidisciplinary sources. Includes critical thinking questions and timelines. Issues are sorted into categories such as Business & Econ; Civil Rights & Liberties; Communication & Tech; Crime & Punishment; Drugs, Health and Wellness; Environment & Science; Ethics; School, Family & Youth; and World Culture & Politics. 

    CultureGrams which is a comprehensive resource for information from every country, including foods, recreation, holidays, and lifestyles.

    Ancestry coming soon from the Arizona State Library & Archives. 

     Teen Health & Wellness

    Teen Health & Wellness is filled with information about teen issues including relationships, nutrition, green living, physical and mental health, links to hotlines. Now featuring content from Scientific American for the 22-23 SY. For more information click here. Click to download the Calm Room Info Flyer.

     Visual Thesaurus

    Visual Thesaurus provides synonyms, antonyms, and parts of speech in a fun, interactive web to help students increase vocabulary and improve writing.

     wb 3 levels

    World Book Online Encyclopedia covers everything with access to three reading levels- Kids, Student, Advanced. Hundreds of thousands of easy-to-understand articles, captivating images, original videos, integrated primary sources, and eBooks. Plus seamless article translations in more than 100 other languages.


    World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos is a Spanish database with hundreds of thousands of easy-to-understand articles, captivating images, original videos, integrated primary sources, and eBooks. 

     WB Timelines

    World Book Timelines has over 650 customizable timelines with personalization options. Create and save your own. Includes everything from the Arts and Sciences to World History.

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