PXU Libraries & Databases

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

    Need access from home? Click here for the Research Database Passwords and sign in with your PXU computer login (UserName: ID#/ PassWord: 1Pu PW)

    For questions or issues accessing, contact your campus Teacher Librarian. See Campus Librarian list here.


       DATABASE / LINK                            DESCRIPTION 

    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. 

     EBSCO online databases

    EBSCO  Full-text coverage of hundreds of popular magazines, academic journals, reference books, primary sources, newspapers, and television and radio news transcripts. Research information for literature, health, history, pro/con topics, recommended books and much more. Tip: Try Academic Search Premier as one of your selected databases.

    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 comes to life as you zoom, rotate, and explore interactive 3D models. 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 Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) 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.


    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.


    ProQuest databases include SIRS Knowledge Source with trending Social Issues presented in Pro/Con viewpoints with critical thinking questions and timelines.

    learning express

    PrepStep and Learning Express A database for test practices including ASVAB, ACT, SAT, and professional licenses

     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.

     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.