California K-12 Digital Resources

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CA state libraryOnline content from Encyclopedia Britannica, Gale, ProQuest, and are available — at school, at home, in libraries, on laptops, on phones — to all.

These three databases are provided for all California students from the California State Library.

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Gale eResources (Grades K-12)

Gale in Content Environmental StudiesGale In Context: Environmental Studies provides detailed information on current environmental issues and processes from both a scientific and a social standpoint suitable for high school, undergrad, and graduate students. Reference works, case studies, multimedia materials, newspapers, and magazines provide a wide range of content to support all learners.


issci Gale Interactive: Science provides engaging, interactive models that bring science to life. While supporting high school curricula and university coursework, Gale Interactive: Science helps students better visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science. Students and instructors can manipulate and explore 3D models that are paired with reference and periodical content for further understanding.

ngmkNational Geographic Kids provides access to videos, pictures, and books from National Geographic, as well as every page of National Geographic Kids magazine. for children aged 6–14.

Encyclopedia Britannica School (PreK-12)

A comprehensive interactive resource for research and learning for grades K-12. Includes correlations to California Content Standards and other valuable teacher resources.

Please use your library card and PIN to access the ProQuest databases.
If you don't have a Thousand Oaks Library Card, get a virtual library eCard.

Elementary      Middle      High     Escolar

  • You can access this area using the GOOGLE sign in option or

  • Create an Individual “My Britannica” Account (Save & Share Content):
    1. While already in the product (You see the 3 trees), click ‘Sign In to My Britannica’ at the top right of the screen.
    2. Click ‘Create an account’ and enter the requested information.
    3. Create a unique username/password (different from your school log-in.)
    4. Choose if you’re an Educator or Student, click “Create Account’ and your personal account with be created.

Need help from Britannica? See the support page.

One-stop resources for books you are reading and teaching, including author and illustrator interviews, lesson plans, and other enrichment content.



TeachingBooks access

  1. Professionals/Educators: Go to and enter your work email.
  2. Students: Go to and use the following credentials for anonymous access.
  • Username: thousandoaks
  • Password: teachingbooksk12library

Need help from See the support page.

Book Connections (PreK-12)

Personalize and enjoy digital connections to books for kids and teens.

children sresources    teen resources    home access    home access in Spanish

Teachers & Parents access

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your email, click 'Sign In,' and follow the prompts***
    ***Note: this access also works for TeachingBooks. You don't need separate logins.

Access for Readers under 18

  1. Go to
  2.  Click 'Sign In' and enter your library card and state

Need help from Book Connections? See the support page.

ProQuest (Grades 3-12)

ProQuest provides scholarly journals, books, videos & audio, dissertations & theses, newspapers and more.

Please use your library card and PIN to access the ProQuest databases.
If you don't have a Thousand Oaks Library Card, get a virtual library eCard.

CultureGrams     SIRS Discover     SIRS Issues Researcher     elibrary Database Edition ProQuest Central Student     ProQuest Research Companion     icon-ebook-central-lg     p_video_collection

  • CultureGrams - Concise social, cultural, and political information on countries, U.S. states, and provinces around the world. (Grades 3-12)
  • SIRS Discoverer - A general reference database providing safe, reliable, curriculum-aligned content and features for use by students and educators. (Grades 3-9)
  • SIRS Issues Researcher - Pros and cons on 360+ (and growing) complex social issues with relevant, credible information that tells the whole story on the major questions of the day. (Grades 6+)
  • eLibrary - Database Edition General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers. (Grades 6+)
  • ProQuest Central Student - designed to bring instant results to users across thousands of journals, magazines, newspapers, videos, reports, and more. This resource brings together some of ProQuest's most used databases in education, humanities, psychology, science, social sciences, and news. (Grades 9+, IB, AP, College Prep)
  • ProQuest Research Companion - a self-guided product that supports information literacy, writing, and research skills instruction.(Grades 8+)
  • ProQuest eBook Central - eBook subscription database of over 13,000 titles that supports English Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Information Literacy and Technology. (Grades 9+, possibly some content for Middle School, also includes professional development content for faculty)
  • PBS Video Collection - This collection of more than 1,700 streaming videos provides an exceptional range of content with the most valuable video documentaries and series from PBS. From science to history, art to Shakespeare, diversity to business & economics, and more.

Need help from ProQuest? See the ProQuest support page.