• 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. It has an atlas and timeline, plus you can make your own timeline.
    Free ePacks for teaching and learning science and social studies available for a limited time at 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 new school year, 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)


    Ferguson's Career Guidance Center helps students find careers, colleges and scholarships. Provides video interviews with professionals, an interest inventory, Holland type analyses, resume writing skills, and many more features. (An Infobase database.)

    Gale Resources
    GALE includes eBooks, Global Issues, High School, Interactive Science, Power Search, and Peterson's Test Prep. Use the links below to access these valuable resources.

    Gale eBooks

    GALE eBooks gives you unlimited access to top reference eBooks.

    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 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 the High School Plus 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 helps students find careers, colleges and scholarships. Provides video interviews with professionals, an interest inventory, Holland type analyses, resume writing skills, and many more features.  (An infobase database.)


    Newsbank provides world news that explores diverse perspectives, topics and trends that align with curricular areas such as English, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Technology, Arts, History and more to foster critical thinking skills. Features reliable, credible information from a wide variety of international, national, and local sources.

    Newsbank BLIA
    Newsbank HLIA  

    Find news from cultural perspectives with Newsbank's Black Life in America, which gives a look into the experiences and impact of African Americans as recorded in newspapers. The experiences and impact of Hispanic Americans from 1704 to present is covered in Hispanic Life in America.  


    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 computer password. 

    proquest clarivate






    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  from the Arizona State Library & Archives. Coming soon!

     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 new school year. For more information click here. Click to download the Calm Room Info Flyer.