Teachers who live in Pasadena or teach in Pasadena or in the Pasadena Unified School District may obtain an Educator Card to borrow materials for use in their classrooms.
ABC Clio Suite: A research resource for students in junior high, high school and first year college. The seven databases (World Geography, World History Modern, American History, American Government, State Geography, World History Ancient/Medieval, United States at War) in the resource all include facts, images, primary source documents, timelines and paths for further research.
Bookflix: Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration. BookFLIX - Home Access
InfoTrac Junior Edition: Now with over 330 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
NoveList K-8 Plus: Book recommendations and read-a-likes
Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the new solution features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Social Studies Fact Cards - California Edition: A research resource for students in grades 4 - 8. Social Studies Cards provides facts and figures about topics for California, the United States and the world that are included in the social studies curriculum in California. The California Units are: Indians, Ranchos, Explorers, Governors, Missions, Counties, and Governors.
World Book Encyclopedia: The online, enhanced version of the class World Book Encyclopedia. Search for articles, get career help, and find primary resources in this comprehensive, all-in-one database.
Children's Book Suggestions: Created by our youth services staff, this lists book suggestions by genre, age, and topic. Need help finding great books for kids? Don't know what to read next? Look here for help!
Cool Sites for Kids: Created by our youth services staff. Useful and fun websites for homework help, resources, crafts, art, educational games, and web tools for kids
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